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Forum: Americas Yesterday, 01:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 570
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 Yesterday, 08:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 999
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: 7
Views: 334
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: 857
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: 9
Views: 639
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: 3
Views: 438
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: 24
Views: 999
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: 496
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: 902
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: 24
Views: 999
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: 902
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: 629
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: 629
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: 461
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: 553
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: 418
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: 527
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: 461
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: 1,460
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: 418
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: 1,460
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: 902
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: 2,743
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: 6
Views: 587
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: 2,743
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: 2,743
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...
Forum: Americas 12-02-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 999
Posted By wbbnm
Good for you. How often did you change oil? ...

Good for you. How often did you change oil?

Were there any other maintenance issues?

I assume you have your tires well-balanced.

I have an 08 450. It burns oil. That would make...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,491
Posted By wbbnm
I had a friend with a slightly related problem...

I had a friend with a slightly related problem with a 2008. His bike would only run for a few seconds before dying. He needed/got a new fuel pump and this fixed the problem.
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,101
Posted By wbbnm
I put a FMF Q4 on my 2013 and remapped about 5k...

I put a FMF Q4 on my 2013 and remapped about 5k miles ago and have had no problems.

I did this because everybody said I should. But I rode the bike a few times before I did it. And IMHO the...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-30-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,743
Posted By wbbnm
You are welcome. I am always glad to hear someone...

You are welcome. I am always glad to hear someone is using them. IMHO tracks like that are a national treasure. I originally got a lot of these from Crawdaddy's Grand Canyon loop tracks several...
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 902
Posted By wbbnm
My 2013 does this a few times a day since I...

My 2013 does this a few times a day since I bought it last winter.

I have talked to people and read a few threads here and elsewhere. It seems like a pretty common affliction and something...
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By wbbnm
I used to use Fox Nomad pants. I went thru two...

I used to use Fox Nomad pants. I went thru two pairs. I found them generally acceptable except for one thing. The big problem I had with them was keeping them up. I found that if I adjusted them...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-29-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 549
Posted By wbbnm
+1 Just create a waypoint wherever you want to...

+1 Just create a waypoint wherever you want to show something like that.

If you put the waypoint in a List in My Collection you will have to send it to the Montana.

If you have the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-28-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 537
Posted By wbbnm
+1. Where are you talking about? I thought most...

+1. Where are you talking about? I thought most of that area was Indian land. And they won't even let motorcycles go down the road to the canyon.

Maybe you mean below the dam?
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-27-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,293
Posted By wbbnm
Here is a link for how to find and install...

Here is a link for how to find and install Mapsource.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=757088 (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=757088)

I checked his link to...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-27-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,293
Posted By wbbnm
I just tried opening tracks on my Montana from...

I just tried opening tracks on my Montana from Basecamp. I can't see any sign that these tracks are being put in My Collection.

It is obviously a matter of personal preference, but I find having...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-26-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,293
Posted By wbbnm
I don't think this is true. I am going to test...

I don't think this is true. I am going to test it when I get a chance.

I open tracks all the time with my Montana connected and they don't get imported. How does Basecamp know where to put...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-25-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 537
Posted By wbbnm
You might also consider the Desert National...

You might also consider the Desert National Wildlife Refuge off of 95 north of town. I don't know what the camping situation is there though.

You can do Mormon Wells road over to 93. It is a...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-25-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,293
Posted By wbbnm
Well my Basecamp doesn't actually add the stuff...

Well my Basecamp doesn't actually add the stuff in Monana to my collection permanently. But it does automatically read it and append it to the list of stuff available as shown in the picture under...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-25-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,293
Posted By wbbnm
You can easily delete a List from Basecamp's...

You can easily delete a List from Basecamp's collection by right clicking and selecting Delete. You don't have to let them just pile up.

I fully agree about saving trips to disc in a place and...
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