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Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-24-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 11,426
Views: 1,343,645
Posted By deserteagle56
Cabelas GPS sale

Got the Cabelas Christmas Sale catalog in the mail today. Montana 600 Camo version GPS on sale for $350. Catalog # LHE-27-0151. The GPSMAP 62ST (Catalog # LHE-27-0037) on sale for $230. Prices...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-04-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 20,693
Posted By deserteagle56
Amen to that! I'm closing in on 70 years old now...

Amen to that! I'm closing in on 70 years old now and all the people I used to ride with for the last 50 or so years have given it up. The ones I know with dirt bikes now are youngsters - motocrossers...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-19-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 736
Posted By deserteagle56
My understanding has always been that you cannot...

My understanding has always been that you cannot load tracks onto a Nuvi. Only routes. If you want to create and use tracks on a Garmin GPS you need to have a handheld. Garmin deliberately...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-09-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 1,307
Views: 293,541
Posted By deserteagle56
It must be an early spring in the Strip. I've...

It must be an early spring in the Strip. I've been down to the Whitmore river overlook several times, always in May. A couple times the section of road from the Mt Trumbull schoolhouse down to near...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-05-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,366
Posted By deserteagle56
1. Download Basecamp from the Garmin site. ...

1. Download Basecamp from the Garmin site.

2. Download a topo map of the state you want to ride from gpsfiledepot.com.

3. Open that topo map in Basecamp, see if it has the roads/trails...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-28-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 11,426
Views: 1,343,645
Posted By deserteagle56
Much more than reasonably satisfied here. ...

Much more than reasonably satisfied here.

Once I learned how to really use the Montana and all it's features I put away 3 other GPS units in a drawer and haven't felt the need to use them...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-27-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,497
Posted By deserteagle56
X2! My Montana has not been out of the Rugged...

X2! My Montana has not been out of the Rugged Mount in well over a year and has covered literally over a thousand miles on the handlebars of my Yamaha. We're not talking pavement riding either. ...
Forum: Equipment 12-25-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,206
Posted By deserteagle56
Here's a shot of my "timepiece". It also gives me...

Here's a shot of my "timepiece". It also gives me a lot of other data depending on how I set it up!...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-04-2013, 10:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,273
Posted By deserteagle56
Why? The Montana never needs to leave the Rugged...

Why? The Montana never needs to leave the Rugged Mount. I can't remember the last time I took mine out of the mount. The Montana, the Rugged Mount, and the RAM arm become one unit and all you do...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-04-2013, 09:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,504
Posted By deserteagle56
For the dirt roads you'll need the 24k maps. ...

For the dirt roads you'll need the 24k maps. There are lots of them out there but the best I've found are the ones you'll find at gpsfiledepot.com. Those are generally more up to date than Garmin's...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-02-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,273
Posted By deserteagle56
1) get the Rugged Mount for the Montana. 2)...

1) get the Rugged Mount for the Montana.

2) get a RAM mount to attach to the Rugged Mount.

3) install one of these (a RAM Mount accessory) on each set of handlebars you intend to use the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-27-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 3,810
Views: 852,766
Posted By deserteagle56
Nevada Highway 140......check that fuel gauge! ...

Nevada Highway 140......check that fuel gauge!
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww136/deserteagle56/Hwy140Mileagesign055_zps760918c1.jpg...
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 03-04-2013, 10:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,620
Posted By deserteagle56
I have been spending my spring vacations riding...

I have been spending my spring vacations riding the Arizona strip area since the late 1970s. Something to keep in mind when you ride south from St George towards the Grand Canyon...in general, the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2013, 09:43 PM
Replies: 11,327
Views: 1,704,370
Posted By deserteagle56
I've talked to a couple people who had them on...

I've talked to a couple people who had them on their helmets and were pleased with them; one of the guys said you had to become accustomed to using them as a car coming up behind you appeared very...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2013, 10:21 PM
Replies: 11,327
Views: 1,704,370
Posted By deserteagle56
Bought them from Dennis Kirk (www.denniskirk.com)...

Bought them from Dennis Kirk (www.denniskirk.com) in 2010 so I don't know if they are still available. Part number was 39-2275 for the left one, and 39-2276 for the right one. But I believe other...
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2013, 10:08 PM
Replies: 11,327
Views: 1,704,370
Posted By deserteagle56
Agree completely on loosening the mirror/lever...

Agree completely on loosening the mirror/lever brackets to prevent damage. Been doing that for 40 years and it's really effective.

As far as the mirrors, someone makes handguards with mirrors...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-08-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 588
Posted By deserteagle56
X2 on the Montana. But many other Garmin models...

X2 on the Montana. But many other Garmin models will work fine - you just won't have that big beautiful screen.

Then, load Garmin Basecamp (a free download) onto your computer and a topo map of...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 11,327
Views: 1,704,370
Posted By deserteagle56
Intake and exhaust completely stock. The older I...

Intake and exhaust completely stock. The older I get the more I can't stand noise. Quiet as the XT225 is, in the last couple years I pretty much always use foam earplugs when riding (and that's even...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 11,327
Views: 1,704,370
Posted By deserteagle56
After reading several posts regarding carb mods...

After reading several posts regarding carb mods over on XT225.com, I went with a 42.5 pilot and 130 main. One washer shim under the needle jet, and 2.5 turns out on the pilot screw worked best on my...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 11,327
Views: 1,704,370
Posted By deserteagle56
Lisa, I had a 1992 XT225 for many years and many,...

Lisa, I had a 1992 XT225 for many years and many, many miles. A great, super-dependable bike but I started worrying about the miles I had on it. It was either do a complete rebuild or find one with...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-09-2012, 08:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,230
Posted By deserteagle56
Many thanks! Just the information I needed!

Many thanks! Just the information I needed!
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-09-2012, 07:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,230
Posted By deserteagle56
Question Montana AMPS Rugged Mount Fix?

The "Security Screw" on the new AMPS Rugged Mount I just received for my Montana is unable to engage the lock. From a quick search on the internet, apparently there was a whole batch of the mounts...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-11-2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 20,505
Posted By deserteagle56
I've not used the 100k maps so I cannot comment...

I've not used the 100k maps so I cannot comment on them. But I spent the money on both the Garmin West and Southwest map sets before finding out they were a major waste of money. I have found that...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-04-2011, 12:41 PM
Replies: 3,613
Views: 1,554,466
Posted By deserteagle56
Day to day, my friend, day to day. Time is the...

Day to day, my friend, day to day. Time is the only thing that will heal this wound. For sure, for me it was the toughest thing I ever had to go through in my life.
Main thing is - whatever you do,...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-04-2011, 12:21 PM
Replies: 2,210
Views: 514,009
Posted By deserteagle56
God's country! ...

God's country!
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww136/deserteagle56/IMG_6879.jpg

http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww136/deserteagle56/IMG_6881.jpg
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Forum: Day Trippin' 11-04-2011, 11:59 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 37,315
Posted By deserteagle56
Gnarly, love your reports! I grew up on a farm...

Gnarly, love your reports! I grew up on a farm near Montrose back in the '50s and '60s and your photos bring back a lot of good memories. I grow nostalgic now and again for that farm country back...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-21-2011, 10:07 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 111,103
Posted By deserteagle56
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww136/deserteag...

http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww136/deserteagle56/Arizona%20Strip%20May%202010/IMG_5908.jpg

Arizona Strip, not far from the Grand Canyon. One of the biggest Bull snakes I have ever seen.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-01-2011, 10:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,455
Posted By deserteagle56
Yes, the Garmin 24K maps are routable. I use...

Yes, the Garmin 24K maps are routable. I use both the Garmin and the free maps from gpsfiledepot as the information that each provides differs slightly. As the above post indicates, the Garmin maps...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-22-2010, 12:02 PM
Replies: 2,210
Views: 514,009
Posted By deserteagle56
Beef Basin Road, Utah

http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww136/deserteagle56/Elk%20Ridge%20Beef%20Basin/IMG_0028.jpg

http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww136/deserteagle56/Elk%20Ridge%20Beef%20Basin/IMG_0036.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-22-2010, 11:50 AM
Replies: 2,014
Views: 367,142
Posted By deserteagle56
For those who believe Nevada is but a desert wasteland....

http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww136/deserteagle56/Nevada%20Fall%20Colors/IMG_3813.jpg

http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww136/deserteagle56/Nevada%20Fall%20Colors/IMG_1802.jpg
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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-22-2010, 10:42 AM
Replies: 7,320
Views: 2,477,109
Posted By deserteagle56
You'd best be ready to ride this grade!

http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww136/deserteagle56/IMG_3962.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-22-2010, 10:34 AM
Replies: 4,095
Views: 992,964
Posted By deserteagle56
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww136/deserteag...

http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww136/deserteagle56/4th%20of%20July%202010%20White%20Pine%20Mountains/IMG_1700.jpg
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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-22-2010, 10:16 AM
Replies: 2,763
Views: 373,416
Posted By deserteagle56
Camp, Cherry Valley, Nevada

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Forum: Day Trippin' 11-27-2010, 11:01 PM
Replies: 933
Views: 174,670
Posted By deserteagle56
Actually, the tires are more like 13 feet tall,...

Actually, the tires are more like 13 feet tall, at least on the biggest Cat Haul Trucks. A Cat 797 is 50 feet long and 32 feet wide. Nominal payload is 400 tons; the GVWR of the truck is 1,375,000...
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2010, 09:46 AM
Replies: 11,327
Views: 1,704,370
Posted By deserteagle56
Yamaha dealer - p/n 3RW-W0795-00-00. $158.00 is...

Yamaha dealer - p/n 3RW-W0795-00-00. $158.00 is what they charged me. Make sure you take that part number with you to the dealership as so often they don't have a clue. Took about a week to get it...
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2010, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11,327
Views: 1,704,370
Posted By deserteagle56
I use both Garmin and Delorme units and I prefer...

I use both Garmin and Delorme units and I prefer the Delorme because of the maps. I have been using using goverment topo maps since ~ 1969 and the Delorme maps are the closest thing to them. As...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2010, 11:05 PM
Replies: 11,327
Views: 1,704,370
Posted By deserteagle56
After shopping around a bit I settled for a set...

After shopping around a bit I settled for a set of Maier handguards for my XT225. All too often I ride on two-tracks with heavy brush and sometimes cactus protruding into the road and the Maier...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2010, 11:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,372
Posted By deserteagle56
I bought one of those brand-spanking new and rode...

I bought one of those brand-spanking new and rode it for years. Never had a bit of trouble with it in all that time. Someone talked me into an XL600 with very low miles in the early '90s and I sold...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2010, 10:55 PM
Replies: 28,084
Views: 3,425,101
Posted By deserteagle56
My bikes have been insured with Dairyland for as...

My bikes have been insured with Dairyland for as long as I can remember. Haven't been able to find anyone cheaper. But then, I've never had a claim.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-10-2010, 08:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,818
Posted By deserteagle56
It is not necessary to remove batteries from the...

It is not necessary to remove batteries from the PN-40 when running on 12V power. I've been using mine in the Jeep and on the dirt bike on 12V power constantly and it does not affect the batteries ...
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