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Forum: Americas Today, 08:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 577
Posted By wbbnm
I got to thinking about our eastern TAT trip in...

I got to thinking about our eastern TAT trip in 2007. We did it backwards and then rode back home to NM on paved backroads that paralleled the TAT. We saw some great stuff on the paved roads like...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... Today, 08:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 286
Posted By wbbnm
I tried to ride on Memorial Day once and got...

I tried to ride on Memorial Day once and got turned back at about 9k feet. I bet you're talking late June.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 04:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 571
Posted By wbbnm
Nice job. It is always good to hear about how...

Nice job. It is always good to hear about how some in depth trouble- shooting found and fixed a logical reason for a tough problem.

I assume you didn't originally have the EM torsion spring...
Forum: Americas Yesterday, 04:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 577
Posted By wbbnm
+1. I would decide what places you want to see...

+1. I would decide what places you want to see and then see if the TAT goes there. I thing the big raison d'etre for the TAT is to cross the country on dirt roads.

The TAT does cover a lot...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-28-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,360
Posted By wbbnm
Thanks. For some reason I had it my mind that...

Thanks. For some reason I had it my mind that Rocky didn't carry OEM parts. But I checked and they do. They also note whether they have a given part in stock and they claim a pretty good discount...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-27-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,360
Posted By wbbnm
Are any of these sites particularly fast (Like...

Are any of these sites particularly fast (Like Rocky) for KTM OEM parts?

Munn seems to take about a week. And I kind of remember that Bike Bandit and Cheap Cycle parts took at least that long....
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-26-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 696
Posted By wbbnm
We ride on dirt roads on the Navajo Rez ...

We ride on dirt roads on the Navajo Rez regularly with no problem.

Fortunately a lot of the land on the fringes of the Rez is checkerboard ownership which makes it hard for any one entity to...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-26-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 580
Posted By wbbnm
Do you find these good to use? I strongly...

Do you find these good to use?

I strongly considered one for my 690 last year. I liked the idea that I could maybe fold it up when I didn't need to carry extra gas.

But all the pictures...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-25-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 746
Posted By wbbnm
+1 Got gas there last October. But very...

+1 Got gas there last October. But very expensive I think maybe almost $6 /gallon
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-24-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 548
Posted By wbbnm
Hah. That was one of only two enduros where I got...

Hah. That was one of only two enduros where I got a trophy. No cherry picker here.
I think I only had 2 or 3 legal finishes in maybe 8 years at Cloudcroft.

Only other trophy was Boot Hill...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-24-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,149
Posted By wbbnm
Because CN takes so few tiles you can load it...

Because CN takes so few tiles you can load it with about anything and not exceed the tile limit. Just make sure you get a big enough SD card.

I used to sometimes forget to disable Topos when I...
Forum: Americas 02-24-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,494
Posted By wbbnm
Some of my sand riding tips. I used to...

Some of my sand riding tips.

I used to love riding in sandy arroyos and would go out of my way to do it. But this was on real dirt bikes.

Unfortunately the KLR is a really bad sand...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-23-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,153
Posted By wbbnm
Great report and ride. We're headed over that...

Great report and ride. We're headed over that way next week. Can't wait.

Hope weather cooperates.
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,942
Posted By wbbnm
50 pounds lighter. 60 pounds lighter. 70 pounds...

50 pounds lighter. 60 pounds lighter. 70 pounds lighter. ..
20-30 more HP. Modern suspension. Lose the fairing. Fuel injection. 6 speed tranny. Hydraulic clutch... etc.

Less than $8k

Oh and...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-23-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 548
Posted By wbbnm
+1 on the Coconinno Trail Riders. Back in the...

+1 on the Coconinno Trail Riders. Back in the 80s I used to ride the San Francisco Peaks endure they put on in the mountains northeast of town.

Hopefully they are not long gone by now.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-23-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,149
Posted By wbbnm
Turns out I misspoke. I plugged in my...

Turns out I misspoke.

I plugged in my Montana and ran MapInstall. It told me exactly what I had installed. I only have Topo 100k from OK out to about the middle of NV and not sure how far...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 369
Posted By wbbnm
I have heard of others using a strong magnet...

I have heard of others using a strong magnet successfully. Hopefully your housing/sensor is not so trashed that you couldn't tape a magnet to it.

I carry a magnet just in case.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-23-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 414
Posted By wbbnm
I bought CN on DVD. I have never updated because...

I bought CN on DVD. I have never updated because I am too cheap.

It rarely causes a problem.

But one problem I do run into that is annoying are map defects - an erroneous gap in a...
Forum: Americas 02-23-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 11,327
Posted By wbbnm
I have posted thousands of miles of tracks of...

I have posted thousands of miles of tracks of what I consider really cool rides. Maybe a third of this was not previously posted on common web sites.

I would never consider charging for these...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-23-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,360
Posted By wbbnm
Rocky for general stuff. I have started buying...

Rocky for general stuff. I have started buying tires from them even though they are a little more expensive. Love having them at my door in 2 days.

Munn for KTM OEM parts.

Revzilla for...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-21-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,149
Posted By wbbnm
I can't remember exactly what I did. I only have...

I can't remember exactly what I did. I only have Topo24 SW so just CO NM, UT, and AZ.

I might just have Topo100k West loaded.


I just checked and that seems to be the case. When I...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-21-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 849
Posted By wbbnm
In think there is a real problem in that there is...

In think there is a real problem in that there is a lot of support for more wilderness.

Politicians of both parties like to brag that they increased the amount of wilderness as if that is a...
Forum: Americas 02-20-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 605
Posted By wbbnm
This was back in 2008. I didn't realize what a...

This was back in 2008. I didn't realize what a great resource you were back then.
Forum: Americas 02-17-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,458
Posted By wbbnm
Your talking more like 10-12k for a new exc. ...

Your talking more like 10-12k for a new exc. Valve adjustments are not a problem, they just don't wear much. But if you buy a pre 2012 used one you are probably talking oil burning problems.

...
Forum: Americas 02-16-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,458
Posted By wbbnm
A couple that can be difficult on larger (650) DS...

A couple that can be difficult on larger (650) DS bikes that come to mind are stuff in Death Valley like Golar Wash/Mengel Pass and Echo Canyon.

But definitely not 5MOH hard.

Flint Trail...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-15-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 584
Posted By wbbnm
Nice report. That looks like a good place for a...

Nice report. That looks like a good place for a winter ride. I think I figured out most of the roads you took. Will have to try it sometime.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-14-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,149
Posted By wbbnm
I found I had to purchase a whole new CNNA for...

I found I had to purchase a whole new CNNA for the Montana. But I always buy the DVD which will only support one device.

SD card and direct download products may be different.
Forum: Americas 02-14-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 605
Posted By wbbnm
I guess I need to be more laid back. We did the...

I guess I need to be more laid back. We did the eastern and western TAT in two separate rides. Both were about 3 weeks long. We slabbed it back home each time.

Anyway this was such a long...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-12-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,149
Posted By wbbnm
I think the 100k maps are more useful than 24k. ...

I think the 100k maps are more useful than 24k. I have both on my 600.

I don't think I have turned the 24k ones on more that a couple of times.

I occasionally use them for trip planning,...
Forum: Americas 02-12-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 442
Posted By wbbnm
I think chances are very slim of a closure...

I think chances are very slim of a closure between Socorro and Payson.

It would take a pretty serious snow storm which of course is possible.

I don't have a map in front of me, but it...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-10-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 405
Posted By wbbnm
I sold my 60cx here for $125. I think I started...

I sold my 60cx here for $125. I think I started at $150 and had 3 or 4 people interested. I had it loaded with City Navigator and Topo 100 and I included the CN DVD in the sale.

I used the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,393
Posted By wbbnm
You can probably buy a higher temperature switch...

You can probably buy a higher temperature switch for the fan if you think it comes on too much. Mine comes on more than I think is necessary too.

And if you concerned that the fan runs too...
Forum: Americas 02-08-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,085
Posted By wbbnm
I use Garmin GPS software Basecamp and Mapsource...

I use Garmin GPS software Basecamp and Mapsource for creating rides like yours in NM, AZ, UT, CO, and NV.

I also use Benchmark Recreation maps. There is one book per state and they show virtually...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-08-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,416
Posted By wbbnm
Another thing you can do is create Direct Routes....

Another thing you can do is create Direct Routes. These can have 250 points per route (vs the 50 points in an autorouting route.). You have to navigate one to see it on the screen. I think you can...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-07-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By wbbnm
I had one on my 68 BSA 441 Victor. Can't believe...

I had one on my 68 BSA 441 Victor. Can't believe this is what the tech day is for.
Forum: Americas 02-06-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 894
Posted By wbbnm
I would guess that 5 Miles of Hell might qualify....

I would guess that 5 Miles of Hell might qualify. But I have never done it.

I am a B rider and usually go with 4 or 5 other guys. I ride a 400-450 class 4 stroke (Honda 400, KTM 450). There...
Forum: Americas 02-06-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 894
Posted By wbbnm
Based on a few painful experiences, if you try to...

Based on a few painful experiences, if you try to do things like Pritchett and Poison Spider on a big bike you are very likely to hurt yourself and break stuff on the bike. Some places will be...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-05-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By wbbnm
We stay in motels. All of the bikes...

We stay in motels.

All of the bikes have at least a 150 mile range in the tank and we usually carry an extra gallon which pushes it to about a safe 200 miles.

We have no chase trucks...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-04-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By wbbnm
We have been doing a mostly dirt loop from...

We have been doing a mostly dirt loop from central NM to southern Nevada and back most springs for the past ~5 years. Here are tracks from last year and links to ride reports.

...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-03-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 839
Posted By wbbnm
Okay thanks for verifying that. I figured that...

Okay thanks for verifying that. I figured that was what you must have done.

I have the SMTS track.

We were going to do that ride as part of this trip.
...
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