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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 07:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 629
Posted By wbbnm
I tried a few rides with my 2015 with the smog...

I tried a few rides with my 2015 with the smog stuff still on. It ran fine but it popped on decal a little so I removed it. I was also worried about the vulnerability of that valve thingy sticking...
Forum: Americas 07-03-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 258
Posted By wbbnm
I agree about not using heavy duty tubes. But I...

I agree about not using heavy duty tubes. But I had a problem once with a really cheap Kenda tube, their bottom of the line model.

After about 4000 miles it just started coming apart on a hot...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 07-03-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By wbbnm
It is a little extreme, but I used to have luck...

It is a little extreme, but I used to have luck getting Basecamp and Mapsource to recognize maps by editing the Registry in Windows 7.

Doesn't seem to work in Windows 8 though. The Registry...
Forum: Americas 07-03-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 509
Posted By wbbnm
The stock tool kit for a KLR does not come with a...

The stock tool kit for a KLR does not come with a wrench for removing the front axle nut. (Or at least my 2007 didn't)

I got a 1/2" drive socket of whatever the correct size was and a 1/2" socket...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 07-03-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 46,515
Posted By wbbnm
+1 I had forgotten how bad this thread was when I...

+1 I had forgotten how bad this thread was when I opened it again.

IMHO good preparation, a suitable bike, good riding skills, and restrained riding are the key to doing the TAT. I think it is...
Forum: Americas 07-03-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 258
Posted By wbbnm
I have tried to use this a number of times over...

I have tried to use this a number of times over the years. I think I have only seen it work once and then only for about 20 miles.

The best thing to do when you get a flat is to suck it up and...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 371
Posted By wbbnm
Maybe off topic. Are there any internet...

Maybe off topic. Are there any internet tutorials about servicing the fuel injector. I have a service manual but I don't see anything about this except warnings to not get it dirty.


I don't...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-01-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 699
Posted By wbbnm
Great report and pictures. The good, the bad,...

Great report and pictures. The good, the bad, and the ugly in one day. Congratulations and condolences.

Here is one of our 1 day epics.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=727309
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 06-30-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By wbbnm
What mapset(s) are you using, City Navigator,...

What mapset(s) are you using, City Navigator, Topo 100 or 24k, OSM??
Forum: Americas 06-30-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 565
Posted By wbbnm
Not sure what route you took. If you took the...

Not sure what route you took. If you took the ferry at Bullfrog there is gas there.

If you went east on 95 there is also gas at Hite Marina again now I believe, but you have to deviate off the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-30-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,001
Posted By wbbnm
Thanks. My MVUM doesn't have that number/name...

Thanks. My MVUM doesn't have that number/name legend. Is that your own custom version?

Gee suggested Canyon Creek trail to get to Tomichi Pass. It looks like Horseshoe is a more direct route. ...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-29-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,001
Posted By wbbnm
Can't find anything called Canyon Creek. In...

Can't find anything called Canyon Creek. In looking at the MVUM I see trail 482 would get us to Tomichi. Looks like it starts at the Snowblind campground?

The only candidate near Sargents for the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-28-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,001
Posted By wbbnm
Thanks for the advice. Adding single track might...

Thanks for the advice. Adding single track might help me sell it.

How hard are these trails?

Right now I think we are planning on the Rainbow Trail east and west, Lime Creek area , and a...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-28-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,001
Posted By wbbnm
Thanks. This is the kind of info I needed. I will...

Thanks. This is the kind of info I needed. I will work it out on a map and may have more questions.

Edit: Well I found all the intermediate features you mentioned and constructed a route and...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 600
Posted By wbbnm
Hey Chris, you sound pretty knowledgeable. Are...

Hey Chris, you sound pretty knowledgeable. Are you some kind of instrumentation engineer?

That was my main field for 35 years as an engineer. I am chairman of an IEEE committee on writing...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-27-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,001
Posted By wbbnm
Hancock, TinCup, Tomichi Pass loop

Can this be done in some kind of pseudo-loop without much backtracking?

I have been looking at digital GPS maps and the MVUMs and am a little confused about what is a road and what is a trail and...
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 06-27-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 23,939
Posted By wbbnm
Yean and the guys who try to rationalize not...

Yean and the guys who try to rationalize not paying for the TAT tracks or the arguments over what is the best bike to get plus a few others I don't have the nerve to mention.

I guess this is...
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 06-26-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 23,939
Posted By wbbnm
Boy it is nice to see a thread about actually...

Boy it is nice to see a thread about actually riding motorcycles instead of the crap in a lot of the other forums.
Forum: GPS Tracks - Rockies 06-26-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By wbbnm
You're welcome. BTW there has been a lot of...

You're welcome.

BTW there has been a lot of discussion about one of the areas we went thru called the Nutter Twists in the Arizona Strip north of the Grand Canyon here:
...
Forum: Americas 06-26-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 449
Posted By wbbnm
That looks like a nice ride. I have only done...

That looks like a nice ride. I have only done the part thru the west side of Boulder Top. It was a great scenic ride thru the forest on a fast easy road.

I have my own favorite off-highway ride...
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 06-25-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 23,939
Posted By wbbnm
"Ok, I thought that was the area you were talking...

"Ok, I thought that was the area you were talking about.....there's nothing of consequence there in either direction now (IMHO). There used to be a slight step up there but it's pretty blown out...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-25-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 14,591
Posted By wbbnm
I read in the paper a day or 2 ago where some...

I read in the paper a day or 2 ago where some woman was killed by lightning riding on the back of a motorcycle somewhere in southern New Mexico within the past week or week or two.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-25-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 170
Posted By wbbnm
We have started a couple of our TAT rides out of...

We have started a couple of our TAT rides out of Clayton NM. It is several miles south of the TAT but could work as a comfortable place to meet.

There is a convenient road heading northwest out...
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 06-24-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 23,939
Posted By wbbnm
I attached a waypoint where the ledge was.

I attached a waypoint where the ledge was.
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 06-24-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 23,939
Posted By wbbnm
thanks. The nefarious ledge is at 36...

thanks.

The nefarious ledge is at

36 32.712 N 113 46.089 W

or

36 32 43.17 113 46 05.15
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 06-24-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 23,939
Posted By wbbnm
Down is east to west - the way we went. From what...

Down is east to west - the way we went. From what I remember from two years ago I don't think it would have been too hard to go up it either.

What I would worry about is that the way around could...
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 06-24-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 23,939
Posted By wbbnm
We mostly ride 650 class machines with a couple...

We mostly ride 650 class machines with a couple of 500s and sometimes KTM 990s. A couple of the guys on the 990s can do anything the 500 can do. So it is much more a matter of rider skill than the...
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 06-24-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 23,939
Posted By wbbnm
Glad you found the waypoints. I will take a look...

Glad you found the waypoints. I will take a look at your new tracks.
BTW the waypoint I called Kanab Wash Overlook is actually called Kanab Creek Canyon in the 2014 GPX file.

In the meantime I...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Rockies 06-24-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By wbbnm
Grand Canyon North Loop 1 2013

Attached are tracks from a ride we did in the area mostly north of the Grand Canyon in 2013.

The ride report is here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=892221

We liked this...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-24-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 602
Posted By wbbnm
In my experience this is not true. I bought a...

In my experience this is not true. I bought a Montana 600 without maps installed. I also bought City Navigator on a DVD. I have CN installed on a couple of computers and can view maps without the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-24-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 365
Posted By wbbnm
We tried to ride the Colorado portion of the TAT...

We tried to ride the Colorado portion of the TAT a few years ago starting on about Oct 9. Unfortunately a big snowstorm came thru about Oct 6. So we had to skip the high passes.

That was just...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 745
Posted By wbbnm
I rode my old KLR from Death Valley at -200 ft up...

I rode my old KLR from Death Valley at -200 ft up to Colorado peaks over 11k with no noticeable problems.

I now have FI bikes and haven't seen any problems yet either. But I don't think I have...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-23-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 602
Posted By wbbnm
Hard to read your post. I did the switch from a...

Hard to read your post. I did the switch from a 60cx to a Montana about 3 years ago and am happy.

My 60 was getting a bit unreliable. IMHO the biggest advantages to the Montana are unlimited...
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 06-23-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 23,939
Posted By wbbnm
We've done the Fredonia to Toroweap to Mesquite...

We've done the Fredonia to Toroweap to Mesquite ride twice without a gas stop. But you can't screw around exploring and you need to have a lot of confidence in the route.

I think it is 185 miles...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-23-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By wbbnm
Never heard of dry ice blasting. What is it for?

Never heard of dry ice blasting. What is it for?
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 06-22-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 23,939
Posted By wbbnm
No problem it is all part of the adventure. ...

No problem it is all part of the adventure. Those tracks of yours are a national treasure as far as I am concerned. We have followed them all around the east and north rims of the canyon and loved...
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 06-22-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 23,939
Posted By wbbnm
Be careful of these tracks along the east rim of...

Be careful of these tracks along the east rim of the canyon. There is a place where there is no road and then they take you right thru some guys back yard.

The guy called the cops on us a few...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-21-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By wbbnm
I have been using a Garmin Montana for this type...

I have been using a Garmin Montana for this type of riding for about 3-4 years and am happy with it.

I ride with about 20 other guys off and on in the course of a year. They have all bought...
Forum: Americas 06-19-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By wbbnm
Another NM guy recommending Utah and in...

Another NM guy recommending Utah and in particular southern Utah like the Canyonlands Maze district, Smokey Mountain road, Henry mountains.

You could also consider the Alpine loop in the Ouray,...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-15-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 682
Posted By wbbnm
I would recommend Garmin City Navigator. Despite...

I would recommend Garmin City Navigator. Despite the name this mapset shows well over 90% of the minor roads you see in Topos. And it is autoroutable.

I actually use both CN and Topos to plan...
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