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Old 03-24-2013, 12:07 PM   #256
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Hey Little Wan, how long is Cat Canyon? Is that section in NV?
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Old 03-24-2013, 07:55 PM   #257
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Hey Little Wan, how long is Cat Canyon? Is that section in NV?
I'm no Little Wan but Cat Canyon is in Utah. It's between Green River and Salida.
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:50 PM   #258
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Charging things

We plan on camping mostly so we need to be able to charge on the trail.

I bought a Powerlet plug.

http://www.ktmtwins.com/powerlet-mul...ug-kit-48-lead

That takes care of my Iphone and Ipad since the plugs are the same and I can get another adapter for my GoPro. A mini USB.

But, my DSLR batteries are another story. The charger plugs right into a wall socket. Not sure how I am going to charge it.
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Old 03-27-2013, 12:26 AM   #259
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But, my DSLR batteries are another story. The charger plugs right into a wall socket. Not sure how I am going to charge it.
I usually solve this problem by carrying 3-4 batteries. It's a shame that each camera has it's own unique type. Alternatively you can try to search the web for "camera type 12v adapter".
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:59 AM   #260
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We plan on camping mostly so we need to be able to charge on the trail.

I bought a Powerlet plug.

http://www.ktmtwins.com/powerlet-mul...ug-kit-48-lead

That takes care of my Iphone and Ipad since the plugs are the same and I can get another adapter for my GoPro. A mini USB.

But, my DSLR batteries are another story. The charger plugs right into a wall socket. Not sure how I am going to charge it.
I would get a powerlet to "cigarette lighter" style adapter, then get a small inverter http://www.amazon.com/BESTEK-inverte...power+inverter plug your DSLR batter charger into that.
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:31 AM   #261
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I would get a powerlet to "cigarette lighter" style adapter, then get a small inverter http://www.amazon.com/BESTEK-inverte...power+inverter plug your DSLR batter charger into that.
I do the same thing with an inverter.

If you have a tank bag Powerlet makes a kit that alloys you to power the bag. It uses SAE connectors so the bag can be powered from a 12 volt port anywhere on the bike, you only need a cable.
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Old 03-28-2013, 05:27 AM   #262
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How many accessories are you guys running? Heated gear? Handwarmers? Chargers?

Which stator do you run? Baja designs? Ricky stator? Ebay?

I'm just curious to see how many watts most guys are operating with.

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Old 03-28-2013, 08:09 AM   #263
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Baja designs stator, 1x125w leg powering 8" race light, and 1x125w leg feeding the DC side of the system.

Eastern Beaver 3 circuit
1 circuit for GPS
1 circuit for cig lighter
1 circuit unused

I will use the cig lighter with a splitter for all charging. Cell phone, ham radio, drift camera, blah blah.

I don't plan on needed heated anything since its going to be over 100 during my TAT trip.
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:08 AM   #264
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I don't plan on needed heated anything since its going to be over 100 during my TAT trip.
uh you haven't ridden the mountain passes of Colorado and Oregon then have you...
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:09 AM   #265
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uh you haven't ridden the mountain passes of Colorado and Oregon then have you...
Cant claim much about OR, but i've done quite a few of the CO passes during Aug - Sept.

While its cool at higher elevations, its far from needing grip warmers or electric riding gear. I routinely will do sub freezing riding without either of those. A good pair of gloves and a proper jacket go a long way.

Just more junk to break and extra weight to worry about
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:12 AM   #266
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Looking like I'm going to have to go in late June now. My only hold up is the heat. I overheat pretty easily, my body just doesn't function well in it. Where are the hottest places, and is it any cooler in august/september?
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:21 PM   #267
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If you really overheat easily, you are going to die in June in Nevada - to say nothing about the heat+humidity in the south and midwest. Nevada will be over 100F in lower elevations.

September will be much more pleasant.
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:43 PM   #268
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Looking like I'm going to have to go in late June now. My only hold up is the heat. I overheat pretty easily, my body just doesn't function well in it. Where are the hottest places, and is it any cooler in august/september?
better buy a cool vest.
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:49 PM   #269
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I'm trying to arrive in CO the end of Aug.; and plan to be out of UT probably Sept 8th-ish. If I continue on the TAT with no other detours and plan on camping,would I be right in preparing for possible temps of 20 degrees at night? I thought NV & OR mid to late Sept would have me riding in 40-70 degree weather-is that a good estimate?
For me I like to use my heated jacket and gloves when temps are in the mid 5o's and below,that's what works for me. I'm also guessing there will be more than just a handful of days in the 40's,and if so then carrying my heated gear is well worth the inconvenience. If I'm off on the temps please let us know
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I'm trying to arrive in CO the end of Aug.; and plan to be out of UT probably Sept 8th-ish. If I continue on the TAT with no other detours and plan on camping,would I be right in preparing for possible temps of 20 degrees at night? I thought NV & OR mid to late Sept would have me riding in 40-70 degree weather-is that a good estimate?
For me I like to use my heated jacket and gloves when temps are in the mid 5o's and below,that's what works for me. I'm also guessing there will be more than just a handful of days in the 40's,and if so then carrying my heated gear is well worth the inconvenience. If I'm off on the temps please let us know
By mid September the weather in Nevada can get pretty unpredictable. I'd guess the night time lows would be more like low 40's and daytime temps would run 60-90 degrees. With that said expect snow or temps over 100
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