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Forum: Canada 06-25-2015, 11:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 546
Posted By Hill Climber
There are lots of snowbirds that make the trip...

There are lots of snowbirds that make the trip from Ontario to Arizona every late September, early to late October.... maybe ask around and see if someone could haul your bike down in their car...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Mexico, Central & South America 06-24-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 26,347
Posted By Hill Climber
I too have Mexico GPS Atlas and Cartografia E32...

I too have Mexico GPS Atlas and Cartografia E32 in my gps for navigating, and, I also have plain old City Navigator Mexico too. CN is less confusing without topo lines... comes in handy when you need...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-08-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,120
Posted By Hill Climber
My first gps was an explorist model, and the...

My first gps was an explorist model, and the learning curve was fairly steep. Map images are a .imi format, and tracks have to be created in their program, Mapsend. I even bought into a Fugawi...
Forum: Canada 06-07-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 35,958
Posted By Hill Climber
Our Calgary buddy went back today via the power...

Our Calgary buddy went back today via the power line road. No snow, and water crossings were only up to the rotors. Easy relaxed trip back.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-07-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 810
Posted By Hill Climber
Take the tire, tube and rim back to the shop that...

Take the tire, tube and rim back to the shop that did the tire change for you. They forgot to put the rim strip back in. They owe you a new tube and a rim strip.

If they did the other tire too,...
Forum: Canada 06-07-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 35,958
Posted By Hill Climber
We made it through via the summit road. At the...

We made it through via the summit road. At the summit, we took the quad trail bypass (200 feet) as the road had about 2 feet of snow. A bit of snow to blast through to the first switchback, then it...
Forum: Canada 06-05-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 35,958
Posted By Hill Climber
Thanks, for sure the creeks will be high, but not...

Thanks, for sure the creeks will be high, but not having ridden this way before, I think it's worth a look at. Lots of rain lately, and now it's heating up.... perfect for lots of high water :eek1
...
Forum: Canada 06-05-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 35,958
Posted By Hill Climber
We're catching the 8:10 ferry tomorrow, hoping to...

We're catching the 8:10 ferry tomorrow, hoping to make it through. (on dirt bikes....)

Has anyone been through the power line decommissioned road? I know the bridges have been taken out, but by...
Forum: Canada 06-03-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 12,479
Posted By Hill Climber
If we go, two of us will be approaching from the...

If we go, two of us will be approaching from the west side. It'd be good to see someone else as crazy as us!!



The FRS radios are a good idea. I'll ask our Calgary buddy if he has one to bring...
Forum: Canada 06-03-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 12,479
Posted By Hill Climber
I gave them a call and nobody has been up there...

I gave them a call and nobody has been up there for a couple of weeks, so no updates. A couple of boulders on the road, but no problem for bikes. If there's only a foot or so of snow, we can pick our...
Forum: Canada 06-03-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 12,479
Posted By Hill Climber
devildogg, did you try Grey Creek pass last...

devildogg, did you try Grey Creek pass last weekend?

Have a friend from Calgary who wants to give it a go this Saturday, and we'll meet him half way if it's possible to make it
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-31-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 598
Posted By Hill Climber
OK, I'll jump in. I think what you're trying to...

OK, I'll jump in.
I think what you're trying to do is view the maps in your 60CSx on your computer.
If that's the case, I believe that you can only do that with Basecamp.
Download and install...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 05-26-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 853
Posted By Hill Climber
I'm not a user of openstreetmaps, but from what I...

I'm not a user of openstreetmaps, but from what I gather, you're able to download areas of interest as a gmapsupp.img file. Create a folder and name it "garmin" without the asterisks. Place the .img...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-24-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 676
Posted By Hill Climber
Oil debates can go on forever, so I'll throw my 2...

Oil debates can go on forever, so I'll throw my 2 cents in.

A friend of mine swears that by adding a couple of ounces of STP Oil Treatment will raise the viscosity of what's in the reservoir. He...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 05-23-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 581
Posted By Hill Climber
wgs 84

wgs 84
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-22-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,863
Posted By Hill Climber
Did you get the problem diagnosed?

Did you get the problem diagnosed?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-22-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,773
Posted By Hill Climber
I remember reading somewhere that not all brake...

I remember reading somewhere that not all brake fluids are compatible with some bikes, as some have silicone in the fluid.
Check your manual as to the type of fluid you require.

I changed out...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 05-22-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 702
Posted By Hill Climber
I've never been a fan of Basecamp, although many...

I've never been a fan of Basecamp, although many users think it's the best thing since apple pie. I've found it slow and cumbersome as it requires the device or its SD card plugged into the computer....
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 05-20-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 702
Posted By Hill Climber
(DVD only) Includes MapSource® computer software...

(DVD only) Includes MapSource® computer software that lets you plan trips on your computer and transfer waypoints, routes and tracks between your computer and your device.
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 05-20-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 702
Posted By Hill Climber
On their site, you should've ordered the DVD, and...

On their site, you should've ordered the DVD, and not the download.
City Navigator® Europe NT

Part Number: 010-10887-50
Save
$99.99 USD
Version
<SELECT id=productSku class=input-large...
Forum: Americas 05-19-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 689
Posted By Hill Climber
That's just freakin awesome !! The second pic...

That's just freakin awesome !!
The second pic is "bad to the bone" !!!!!
Forum: Canada 05-16-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,060
Posted By Hill Climber
AYAI = Assume You Are Invisible. This...

AYAI = Assume You Are Invisible.

This mentality has kept me safe for 50 years of riding.

For some inherent reason, automobile drivers do not see bikes, even with headlights on, loud pipes,...
Forum: Americas 05-14-2015, 12:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,174
Posted By Hill Climber
+1 on becoming proficient with repairing/changing...

+1 on becoming proficient with repairing/changing tires and tubes. If you're riding off road, it's not a matter if you get a flat, it's how many you'll get. Pinch flats and cactus spikes are common....
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-13-2015, 11:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,948
Posted By Hill Climber
Depends a lot on what type of riding you want to...

Depends a lot on what type of riding you want to do... as much dirt as possible, mostly pavement, gentle mix of both?
If it's mostly pavement you want to do, then get a BCAA (AAA) Baja California...
Forum: Americas 05-10-2015, 11:29 PM
Replies: 29,248
Views: 2,627,786
Posted By Hill Climber
I think I've figured out why these monster topes...

I think I've figured out why these monster topes are in the afternoon shade... think about the guys laying these in. Would you rather work in the hot afternoon sun, or choose a location where it's...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-09-2015, 11:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,621
Posted By Hill Climber
Justin, there seems to be another flare up around...

Justin, there seems to be another flare up around the San Quintin area.. Rumors about a few people dead? and police cars burned...
http://forums.bajanomad.com/viewthread.php?tid=78789...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-09-2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 724
Posted By Hill Climber
Caught a flash of a countershaft sprocket hay...

Caught a flash of a countershaft sprocket hay wired back on at 2:13... and a bruised arm just after..

Gotta be a story here!!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-07-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,863
Posted By Hill Climber
You tried to start the bike this morning and it...

You tried to start the bike this morning and it didn't start, but yet the battery tested good?
If this is the case, then it's not the regulator or alternator causing the problem.
Could be a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-07-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,863
Posted By Hill Climber
Was the battery that failed last summer the...

Was the battery that failed last summer the original factory battery? If it was, it was at least 4 years old. About the life expectancy of a quality battery.
The Wal-Mart battery, I suspect, may be...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-07-2015, 12:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,863
Posted By Hill Climber
In your first post, you said the bike wouldn't...

In your first post, you said the bike wouldn't start after stalling it (starter just clicked -- sign of a dead battery) You got it going by rolling it down a hill, but the electronics were sporadic,...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-05-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,065
Posted By Hill Climber
I just bought a pair of one gallon packs in the...

I just bought a pair of one gallon packs in the US a couple of months ago. $99.95
http://justgastanks.com/product_info.php?products_id=1062...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-04-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,863
Posted By Hill Climber
I've had less than one year old batteries fail at...

I've had less than one year old batteries fail at the poorest of times (no joy with a flameout on a single track hill climb and the go button doesn't work) I now only use Yuasa, as they consistently...
Forum: Americas 04-23-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,174
Posted By Hill Climber
And don't hug the centerline. You'll see why in...

And don't hug the centerline. You'll see why in the first 50 miles or so.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-13-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 26,137
Posted By Hill Climber
Waiting patiently for "the rest of the story"...

Waiting patiently for "the rest of the story" ...... :kurt:snore
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 04-10-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 660
Posted By Hill Climber
PM sent

PM sent
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-03-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 520
Views: 48,142
Posted By Hill Climber
Mexican gas is about to take a turn for the...

Mexican gas is about to take a turn for the worst. They've plans to introduce ethanol to their fuel.
Ethanol + excess water = phase separation
Translation: Gas and pure water going into your...
Forum: Americas 04-03-2015, 12:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,026
Posted By Hill Climber
Add pocket knives to the list of prohibited items...

Add pocket knives to the list of prohibited items allowed in Mexico.
Really? I've heard this before, but figured it pertained more to hunting knives and such. A fellow traveller going through Tecate...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-20-2015, 11:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 751
Posted By Hill Climber
Thanks hambone. Section 6-9 is the same in my...

Thanks hambone.
Section 6-9 is the same in my 2003-2013 Repair Manual.
I'll be adding a reference note in my printed manual
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-20-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 751
Posted By Hill Climber
That is incredible you figured this out... Can...

That is incredible you figured this out...
Can you point us to what page of the service manual has this info? Or the parts book page? I'd like dog tag the page for future reference.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-19-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 34,736
Posted By Hill Climber
Here's a link to the highway being blocked south...

Here's a link to the highway being blocked south of Ensenada.

http://forums.bajanomad.com/viewthread.php?tid=78097 (http://forums.bajanomad.com/viewthread.php?tid=78097)

Looking forward...
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