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Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me Today, 08:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 443
Posted By wbbnm
I have been using a Montana for a few years. The...

I have been using a Montana for a few years. The biggest annoyance I have is that the hot zone around the zoom in and out and return icons is too small. I end up creating a waypoint over half the...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-24-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 631
Posted By wbbnm
So why exactly did you sell the Montana. I...

So why exactly did you sell the Montana. I couldn't see specific Montana problems in ohgood's post.

I could see choosing not to buy one, but not selling once bought unless you got nearly all...
Forum: Americas 12-23-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,623
Posted By wbbnm
I wonder what the legality and moral protocol are...

I wonder what the legality and moral protocol are of openly sharing tracks of stuff that used to be part of the TAT but are no longer on it.

Maybe one could just say here is a really neat dirt...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-23-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,087
Posted By wbbnm
We considered doing it during the last Rubber...

We considered doing it during the last Rubber Chicken. But any fun worthwhile loop would have been up around 200 miles, which is too much for me on my 450.

As to the closure, I assume you are...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-23-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,087
Posted By wbbnm
That is really a nice ride. I want to do it...

That is really a nice ride. I want to do it again sometime. But it just doesn't work very well as a day ride without a really long loop back to some starting point.

There was a nasty deep...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-22-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,087
Posted By wbbnm
I think I included a track for that in the file I...

I think I included a track for that in the file I posted. But this is the first I have heard of Luna Park. But have probably been thru it a few times.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-21-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,139
Posted By wbbnm
I use maps that I buy from Garmin. The most...

I use maps that I buy from Garmin. The most useful is City Navigator. Despite the name it shows lots of minor primitive roads. In some places it shows roads that have long disappeared. And it...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-21-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,254
Posted By wbbnm
I see roads on my Topo and Benchmark maps that...

I see roads on my Topo and Benchmark maps that get to this spot that do not go thru the rez.

I don't know if they are open or not though, but it sure looks like they are from the Benchmark AZ...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-20-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,087
Posted By wbbnm
OK here it is

OK here it is
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-20-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,254
Posted By wbbnm
FWIW. I searched for Havasupai Point and found it...

FWIW. I searched for Havasupai Point and found it here:

N36 11.235 W112 20.962

Looks like about 24 miles via dirt roads west of the South Rim village stuff.
Forum: Americas 12-20-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 228
Posted By wbbnm
Thanks. Looks like a nice tool. I took a...

Thanks. Looks like a nice tool.

I took a quick look at some of the maps and they look pretty neat.

I looked at the California Public Land Boundary Map. I didn't understand exactly what...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-19-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 971
Posted By wbbnm
Do Casto Canyon east of Panguitch - a fun ATV...

Do Casto Canyon east of Panguitch - a fun ATV trail in the bottom a canyon. Unfortunately it is also scenic.

Try to work in the Blue Notch to Red Canyon connector east of Hite. Then give...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-19-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,087
Posted By wbbnm
We ran into unpleasant snow in the higher parts...

We ran into unpleasant snow in the higher parts of Chloride Creek a few years ago in late November. Given the weather lately, I think it will be snowed in and most likely closed until late March. ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-18-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,254
Posted By wbbnm
Was this anywhere near Moran or Grandview Points?...

Was this anywhere near Moran or Grandview Points? We are planning to go into the south side of the Park on a dirt road around there in May.

IMHO the views from the remote dirt-access places...
Forum: Americas 12-17-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 814
Posted By wbbnm
If you want something mainly off-road, a little...

If you want something mainly off-road, a little challenging at times, and mind-blowing scenery some of this loop generally north of the Grand Canyon might be of interest.

...
Forum: Americas 12-17-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,356
Posted By wbbnm
I think the guys on the giant bikes tend to get...

I think the guys on the giant bikes tend to get really strong from picking those bikes up after falls in sand, mud, and rocks.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-15-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 631
Posted By wbbnm
I have been using a Garmin Montana GPS for about...

I have been using a Garmin Montana GPS for about 3 years. It is definitely waterproof and rugged. I have probably put 10,000 dirt road miles on it.

It is a little expensive. But I think I...
Forum: Americas 12-15-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,020
Posted By wbbnm
another engineer here. I have done the TAT and...

another engineer here.
I have done the TAT and several similar rides of my own design on an 07 KLR.

At 14k miles I would get new clutch cable, throttle cable, sprockets, chain, and brake...
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 806
Posted By wbbnm
My 08 KTM 450 excr does very well in sand. But I...

My 08 KTM 450 excr does very well in sand. But I have been going out of my way to ride in sand for over 40 years and know some tricks.

The only time the bike doesn't work well is in narrow,...
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 695
Posted By wbbnm
good info. Leave the thread up. There are a lot...

good info. Leave the thread up. There are a lot of us klutzes around.
Forum: Americas 12-10-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,356
Posted By wbbnm
oil burning was a new feature added for the 08+...

oil burning was a new feature added for the 08+ models. It goes well with the dual sump and 600 cc engine oil capacity
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-10-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 648
Posted By wbbnm
I use the Add Image a lot to add map images to...

I use the Add Image a lot to add map images to GE. I always have to georeference them. Hopefully you won't have to do this. I save the result as a kmz file and use Basecamp to organize them and...
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 962
Posted By wbbnm
I have carried a voltmeter on long trips for...

I have carried a voltmeter on long trips for several years. It was one of the most used tools I have. But the 690 electrical system is so complicated and the wiring so hidden, that I suspect the...
Forum: Americas 12-09-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,356
Posted By wbbnm
Did you have to top off the oil often? My engine...

Did you have to top off the oil often? My engine oil would be all gone in a thousand miles without daily topping off.

Do you have the single sump mod?
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 962
Posted By wbbnm
Thanks for the feedback. Looks like maybe the...

Thanks for the feedback. Looks like maybe the voltage regulator might be the solution.

I can imagine intermittent problems with this device.
Forum: GPS Tracks - Rockies 12-08-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 910
Posted By wbbnm
Both my Topo 24k and Topo 100k Garmin maps show...

Both my Topo 24k and Topo 100k Garmin maps show a road/trail going thru. I think back when we went up there we were using Geological Survey paper maps that showed a road.

The trail looks...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Rockies 12-07-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 910
Posted By wbbnm
Nice tracks and pics. I managed to open your...

Nice tracks and pics. I managed to open your file by clicking on it. But I had to change the name and file type back to what you had.

Think there's any chance of getting from Goose Lake to...
Forum: Americas 12-07-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 496
Posted By wbbnm
Here is the place in Moab I mentioned - MadBro...

Here is the place in Moab I mentioned - MadBro Motorsports

http://moabperformance.com/home/contact-us/location/ (http://moabperformance.com/home/contact-us/location/)
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-06-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 674
Posted By wbbnm
IMHO you need a routable mapset like City...

IMHO you need a routable mapset like City Navigator, Topo 24k or OSM to make your GPS unit really useful. I use both CN and Topo 24k.

BTW there a lot of differences in which roads are shown...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-06-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 458
Posted By wbbnm
Here is my take on it. I enjoy the detective...

Here is my take on it. I enjoy the detective work. Your road names and numbers match what is in the Benchmark maps better than Garmin City Navigator. It probably doesn't go on exactly the roads you...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 560
Posted By wbbnm
I have some 7 year old Kawasaki soft bags...

I have some 7 year old Kawasaki soft bags sitting around and have no plans to use them. I used them for 30k miles on my KLR. They are a little beat up looking but functionally good.

You can...
Forum: Americas 12-05-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 496
Posted By wbbnm
I think the Dunlop 606 is DOT. It is a pretty...

I think the Dunlop 606 is DOT. It is a pretty good choice. I ran one on my KLR for 30 miles of TAT like riding in the west.

We ran into a great bike repair shop in Moab last month. I am sure...
Forum: Americas 12-05-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,553
Posted By wbbnm
I know nothing about it. But if I were in your...

I know nothing about it. But if I were in your situation I would check around the Regional forums for the south and ask for ride suggestions there.

Would be a much more reasonable trip.

...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-05-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 458
Posted By wbbnm
Fantastic directions. About the best I have ever...

Fantastic directions. About the best I have ever seen here. And it sounds like a neat ride. I am going to try to create GPS tracks from them.
Forum: Americas 12-04-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,553
Posted By wbbnm
Yeah. Put you bike(s) on a trailer or the back...

Yeah. Put you bike(s) on a trailer or the back of a pickup and head west. Big Bend Texas is a great place to start. You can work your way across, Texas, southern New Mexico, Arizona, California...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 962
Posted By wbbnm
Thanks for the feedback and congratulations for...

Thanks for the feedback and congratulations for trying to fix this problem. I and probably many others are anxious to know what the real root problem is.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-03-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,946
Posted By wbbnm
Thanks for that info. I know where my...

Thanks for that info.

I know where my lesser known gas stations are. I was hoping the Furkot system could accumulate other people's knowledge and make it available to all for trip planning.
...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-03-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,139
Posted By wbbnm
I use a Garmin Montana for this type of riding. ...

I use a Garmin Montana for this type of riding. Before that I used a Garmin 60CX. Both worked fine.

Unfortunately the Montana is kind of expensive and you have to get your hands on some...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-02-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,946
Posted By wbbnm
I was wondering if they might be amenable to...

I was wondering if they might be amenable to adding gas stations that users know exist but are missing from their list.

Or are they just getting the info from some standard database.

Oh...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-02-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,946
Posted By wbbnm
I spent some time yesterday playing with Furkot. ...

I spent some time yesterday playing with Furkot. After I figured how I loaded in a 1500 mile trip I am planning for next spring.

It was nice seeing the gas stations and motels at wide zoom...
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