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Forum: Ride reports 09-21-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,338
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Carb o-ring

The street legal versions of the DR350's have the CV carb.

The o-ring on the needle seat is a common problem.

The stock one is rubber and dries out and cracks, especially with the new ethanol...
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,385
Posted By NorthernTraveler
I know that area!

Mark -

After I split off of Mobius 10 from you guys, I rode that whole area westward from Three Rivers to well west of Basin.

Even made it through where you hit the impassable mud... it was dry...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-11-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 588
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Previously covered here - ...

Previously covered here -

However, very nice step by step directions with photo's!
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-29-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 40,042
Posted By NorthernTraveler
A few more that I've done

Countdown has credited me with a route from the PCQ to the CDR, but there are a few more I've done.

The route from the northern end of the PCQ (Manzama WA) to the northern end of the CDR (at least...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-28-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 746
Views: 100,459
Posted By NorthernTraveler
60 vs 78 screen

I have TWO Garmin 76cx's and one Garmin 78.

The 78's screen is MUCH easier to read in daylight... different screen altogether.

I like the fact that the 78 does 200 tracks of 10k and 200 routes,...
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,414
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Old TAT?

Some of those problem areas look like the pre-2010 TAT.

When I went through in 2009 I mapped out all the problem areas in Oregon (there were a bunch!) and got together with Sam in early 2010 to...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-18-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,952
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Power limitations

Keep in mind how much power your bike puts out.

You can easily over load the stator and burn it out.

Just sayin'.... and don't ask me how I know!
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-18-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,066
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Option to XR200 engine

As an option to an XR200R engine, you might look for an ATC200 motor.

The bolt up in place of the XR motor with two minor differences -
1. bend the rear brake lever out
2. cut one footpeg...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-27-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 5,877
Views: 341,870
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Thanks all for the reply's

I've had several offers from inmates of a place to leave my van, thanks to all that have replied.

When I get this segment of my route done, I'll post it up on here for whoever would like to ride...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-26-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 5,877
Views: 341,870
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Place to leave a vehicle

I'm coming out to Iowa early next week to work on a new dual sport route I'm building.

Would like to trailer my bike out and leave my van and trailer someplace in SE or SC Iowa for 10 days to 2...
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 431
Views: 61,910
Posted By NorthernTraveler

In Kaycee there is the Chris LaDoux Memorial Park....

Chris's ranch is there and he lived there for many years.

1976 World Champion Bronc rider and country music star.

Nice little park with...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-07-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 739
Posted By NorthernTraveler
TET-S track counts

I built TET-S.

There are two versions of release 5 available.

The Filtered version has 33 tracks (main route and alts) of less than 500 points each.

The Raw version has 30 tracks with up to...
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,077
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Great job by Cannonshot

No, I think Cannonshot and others have done a great job - I know first hand the work that goes into laying out a long distance route.

As much as I - and they - want to spend the time to find all...
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,077
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Next time

I live in Cadillac, right near where you over-nighted in Mesick.

Next time you come through the area, get hold of me and I'll show you the local 'good stuff'.

I've looked at the GLDS stuff and...
Forum: Ride reports 06-24-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 84,091
Posted By NorthernTraveler
TAT solo

I've done the TAT twice.... solo both times. Yeah, the 2nd time I played tag with some other riders for a few days a couple of times.

So, mostly solo the second time, and entirely solo the first...
Forum: Ride reports 06-18-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 20,960
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Sam's TAT tracks

I believe Sam's TAT tracks are actual recordings of somebody riding the TAT.

I know I gave Sam my TAT tracks after I rode it the second time in 2009.

I had ridden it previously, and knew where...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-18-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 746
Views: 100,459
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Mapsource with 78

I've used Mapsource quite successfully with my 78.

The trick is build a map set with one map product - say Topo 2008 - and save the mapset on an SD card.

Rename the completed map set something...
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 20,960
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Free maps for the Garmin

Go to and get the free Ibycus USA maps. If it's not on there, search around for it.

It's pretty good for almost all the roads, but get the tracks from Sam and it doesn't really...
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 44,708
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Dirt to Tellico from Dragon

The TET-S route goes from the south side of the lake at the foot of the Dragon over to Tellico on almost all dirt.

Ask for it on here in Layin' Down Tracks - East coast stuff. It's a sticky at...
Forum: Americas 05-29-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,908
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Toughest Hill

I think the toughest hill on the entire TAT is about 20 miles west of Denio Junction NV around mile 584 in Nevada.

Steep uphill, loose baby head rocks... long. 800-900' up in half to 3/4 mile.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-29-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,284
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Old Topo

Old Topo - v3 and 2008, are not locked to any one GPS.

I believe the new Topo's - 24k's - are locked.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-28-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,284
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Copy old Topo to HD

Also, you can copy the old Topo CD's to your hard drive - if you install them to Mapsource from the hard drive you don't need to insert the CD.

Garmin used to put the maps in c:\Garmin\product...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 05-27-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 1,223
Sticky: TetS
Views: 107,724
Posted By NorthernTraveler

On version 5 the main route is all big bike friendly.

On previous versions there were sections that were not big bike friendly but had big bike bypasses. The old, tough main sections are now...
Forum: Americas 05-27-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,005
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Another option

Trinidad Colorado is one day prior to Salida.

Either would be good places to catch up with the other riders.

If you start at Trinidad, you are at the START of the mountains.

Trinidad is...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-26-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 2,985
Views: 610,700
Posted By NorthernTraveler

OK, I hope this works.

Here's a pic of my rat Versys.

The front wheel is 19", homemade skidplate, luggage rack, Dirt Bagz...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-26-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,284
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Firmware update

On that 60cx you might need to update to newer firmware.

With the newer firmware you for sure can use a 4gb card, and I think an 8gb card.

Read through what things were changed with each update...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-26-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 26,519
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Firmware update

On that 2595 you might want to do a firmware update.

I had another model Nuvi that was doing the same thing, after I did a firmware update it sorted it out.

I built up 4 power converters to...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-22-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 2,985
Views: 610,700
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Alternate front wheel

I'm running an '83 KZ550 front wheel on my rat Versys.

19", and I think 1.75" width....

Made a custom 17mm axle to fit the wheel, bushing for brake side to fit fork, found offset caliper mount...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-22-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 528
Posted By NorthernTraveler
276c memory

The 2gb card mentioned does work in the 276c.

Topo is pretty busy to see on the screen when riding, better off to not use it.

The 276c has a map segment limit of 900.

When you select maps in...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 05-22-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 599
Views: 56,972
Posted By NorthernTraveler
County road maps

I've built a few long distance dual sport routes.

I've found you're safest if you use only roads on county road maps - i.e. legal roads. Anything else and you could be in big trouble - might be...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 05-22-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 27,315
Posted By NorthernTraveler

The TET-S tracks have a route that goes to Tellico Plains from the east.

TET and TET-S go down the western edge of VA into TN and NC before going west to Tellico Plains.

You might want to look...
Forum: Americas 05-20-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By NorthernTraveler
GPSKevin's TAT is out of date

GPSKevein's TAT version is from at the latest is from 2007.

There have been many changes since then and his route is way out of date.

Tennesee and Mississippi have been totally reworked.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-20-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Also check...

Also check to see if your routing preferences are set to 'Direct routes' or 'Auto-routing' routes.

Many Garmin units have a limit of 50 points in an 'Auto-routing' route.

If it is set to...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-12-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 533
Posted By NorthernTraveler

If it's the cX version, it's good.

Here's what the letters mean -

C - color
X - eXpandable
S - Sensors (compass while stationary, barometer)

You really want the x version - not only is it...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-09-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Combined Topo v3.02

Somebody figured out several years ago how to combine the map segments of Topo V3.02.... got it down to 220 (or so) segments for the entire US.

I ran across it, downloaded the instructions,...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Rockies 05-09-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 886
Posted By NorthernTraveler
GPS Babel

GPS Babel will do the trick for you.....
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-09-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,523
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Better yet

Garmin 78 - same features as the 62 but has a better power connector, better RAM cradle - $177.97 including shipping
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-07-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 16,082
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Pulling in the front wheel

On my rat Versys I shortened the fork travel by 2"

It's pretty easy to do by making a 2" long 25mm diameter nylon spacer with 12mm lengthwise hole through it.

Remove the dampening cartridge,...
Forum: Americas 05-07-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 756
Posted By NorthernTraveler
More things to ride

I've got a dual sport route I've laid out through the area so I've spent a bit of time scouting the area.

Here's some other pieces to look at -

From Missoula you can go SE from the south side...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 05-02-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 644
Posted By NorthernTraveler
TET sights

The waterfall is in the Delaware Water Gap, on the south side of the road towards the southwest end. There should be a waypoint for it. Buttermilk falls.

Iron Furnace hostel is on the route down...
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