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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-23-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 770
Views: 34,811
Posted By jonz
A new 908 rear tire and new oil for the bike. ...

A new 908 rear tire and new oil for the bike.

Gps and tablet loaded with all tracks and routes.

Riding partner northbound from California.

Riding/camping clothing washed (I debated this but...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-22-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 770
Views: 34,811
Posted By jonz
I recall someone was talking about whether or not...

I recall someone was talking about whether or not to bring a tent. I did a ride this evening up to the Cabin Creek trail (between West Yellowstone and Big Sky) and rode up to around 9000'. The...
Forum: Americas 07-22-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 23,902
Views: 1,830,514
Posted By jonz
Informative email for my Mexico vehicle insurance provider

Howdy gang,
I got this email in the last couple of days and thought the content my be interesting here. I use ADAVIS Global for a driver's license only liability policy. I get a year of insurance...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-22-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,069
Posted By jonz
I had the TT brake pedal and it did work in...

I had the TT brake pedal and it did work in situations where I was squeezing through tight rocks. However, it didn't survive a lowside. :cry I've taken out 2 brake levers with lowsides now. :cry...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-20-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 770
Views: 34,811
Posted By jonz
My riding friend has one of the new water cooled...

My riding friend has one of the new water cooled GS1200's that he'll be riding on this ride. It's new to him and I know nothing about them.

Anyone have any recommendations on what he needs to...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-20-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 938
Views: 250,353
Posted By jonz
15% off Garmin accessories

I don't know if this is a one day deal or if it lasts longer.

http://www.garmin.com/en-US/shop/accessories

Enter INVEST15 at checkout for 15% off
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-19-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 770
Views: 34,811
Posted By jonz
My friend and I are riding over Saturday morning...

My friend and I are riding over Saturday morning from Sagle, ID
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-16-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 770
Views: 34,811
Posted By jonz
Hmmm. Sheep Creek. I'm pretty sure that's where I...

Hmmm. Sheep Creek. I'm pretty sure that's where I crashed on the inaugural Montana 1000. Maybe time to revisit the scene.

Thanks for the recommendation.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-15-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 770
Views: 34,811
Posted By jonz
Just an fyi. I'm going to leave the route on day...

Just an fyi. I'm going to leave the route on day 5 after Bannack and head to Lima. From there I'll ride through Red Rocks Wildlife Refuge, past Henry's Lake and back to my house in West...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-15-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,287
Posted By jonz
Success finally

Howdy gang,
Life intervened and I was just able to get back to this yesterday. I had to resort to using the neighborhood computer genius and even then, he couldn't get Windows 8.1 to recognize the...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-15-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,214
Posted By jonz
Nice. :clap I have a smaller dent in the same...

Nice. :clap I have a smaller dent in the same place and may have to give that a try. Is there a header gasket that might need to be replaced?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-14-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 770
Views: 34,811
Posted By jonz
Just got off the phone with Elkhorn Hot Springs...

Just got off the phone with Elkhorn Hot Springs and reserved 2 rooms. Heather wasn't available but the lady I spoke to said we're at 7 rooms reserved and there are 2 more rooms left in the lodge - a...
Forum: Americas 07-13-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By jonz
Hmmmm. Joshua Tree in August??? How do you feel...

Hmmmm. Joshua Tree in August??? How do you feel about switching to a graveyard schedule for riding?


When I ride south from Montana through JT to the low desert, I stay at the Virgin River...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-13-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 448
Posted By jonz
Hmmmmm. Subscribed. The only thing giving me...

Hmmmmm. Subscribed. The only thing giving me pause is the potential price of the hotel. I'm hoping there will be options for with/without hotel.
Forum: Americas 07-11-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 462
Posted By jonz
2014 Best of Montana

A sort of organized ADV ride leaves near Glacier on 7/24. The planning thread is here:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=944818

The google blog for the ride has the gps tracks we'll...
Forum: Racing 07-01-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 694
Posted By jonz
I've heard of it and vaguely recall it was 5W. I...

I've heard of it and vaguely recall it was 5W. I use synthetic ATF fluid in my 950, 640, and did use it in my 520. Haven't used it yet in my 400XC but will give it a try.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-26-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 859
Posted By jonz
I was down there in February and stopped at...

I was down there in February and stopped at Chapala to air my truck tires back up. Talked with the guy at the llantera there. There was a drilling rig working next to the dirt road - he said it was...
Forum: Americas 06-24-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 617
Posted By jonz
I used the utility in S&T to convert it to a .gpx...

I used the utility in S&T to convert it to a .gpx file but it seems kind of small so I don't know if it is any good or not. I uploaded it here:
...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Rockies 06-24-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 261
Posted By jonz
Paved route, Shady Cove, OR to West Yellowstone, MT

Here's a paved route from Shady Cove, OR to West Yellowstone, MT. It doesn't stray too far from the shortest route but is a lot more fun and scenic than that.
Forum: Americas 06-23-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 231
Posted By jonz
We stayed here in Lima and it was away from the...

We stayed here in Lima and it was away from the busy noisy stuff. Pretty nice place - nicer than most of the places I stayed in South America.
...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-23-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,590
Posted By jonz
Microsoft Streets and Trips is decent planning...

Microsoft Streets and Trips is decent planning software. You can plan routes and then save them as a .gpx file for export to Basecamp which you can then use to load the .gpx file into your gps. ...
Forum: Americas 06-23-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 617
Posted By jonz
Hey, if you have Microsoft Streets and Trips, I...

Hey, if you have Microsoft Streets and Trips, I have a killer route from Shady Cove, OR to West Yellowstone, MT. All paved. I'll be riding that on my ST1300 in a couple weeks. If so, I can email...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-22-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By jonz
Been awhile since I did mine (2003). I had an...

Been awhile since I did mine (2003). I had an SXC muffler but it was otherwise stock. I ran a 165 main for sea level riding in Baja so 147.5 sounds a little lean but I'm far from an expert. Lots...
Forum: Americas 06-21-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 23,902
Views: 1,830,514
Posted By jonz
Potential new source of Mexcio adventures

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-27929846

I remember they used to make an outrigger for mountain bikes so you could ride on the rails. Shouldn't be much different for a moto.
Forum: Americas 06-20-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 617
Posted By jonz
I love eating in New Mexico. Can't beat all...

I love eating in New Mexico. Can't beat all those green/red chili dishes. Sante Fe to Taos is kind of yuppie-fied and that's kind of what I associate with "foodie." I've mostly ridden/driven...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-19-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 1,380
Views: 98,854
Posted By jonz
I don't know the area but I pulled out the...

I don't know the area but I pulled out the gigantic Gallatin National Forest map and the Gallatin NF Motor Vehicle use map from a couple years ago. These cover the east side of the mountains but the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-19-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,287
Posted By jonz
Hmmmm. I'll look into that. I can always save a...

Hmmmm. I'll look into that. I can always save a copy of that to the sdcard.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-18-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,287
Posted By jonz
That's how it used to show up. I mounted it to...

That's how it used to show up. I mounted it to the C: drive so that Windows would use see it as extra storage space since too much of my C: drive is taken up with Windows and programs to fit the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-18-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,287
Posted By jonz
Same for me. A cautionary tale for anyone...

Same for me. A cautionary tale for anyone shopping for a Windows tablet. Pony up the extra money for 64Gb and save yourself the headaches I've given myself.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-18-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,287
Posted By jonz
I did. When viewing the folder c:/sdcard,...

I did.

When viewing the folder c:/sdcard, it has a blue arrow overlay icon in the lower left corner and is the only folder that has that blue arrow. the arrow points up to the right btw. I've...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-18-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,287
Posted By jonz
I have a Garmin 478. Latest attempts: I used...

I have a Garmin 478.

Latest attempts: I used File Explorer to move some files onto the microSD card and got up to 8 Gb free space. Then I used File Explorer again to move the microSD card to the...
Forum: Americas 06-17-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 23,902
Views: 1,830,514
Posted By jonz
I used a Union Bank debit card on my South...

I used a Union Bank debit card on my South America trip. Some of the ATM machines offered English and others didn't. The first one I tried didn't offer English and I made a mistake. Mine is a...
Forum: Americas 06-16-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 23,902
Views: 1,830,514
Posted By jonz
The road is paved now to just south of Gonzaga...

The road is paved now to just south of Gonzaga Bay. Alfonsina's is a decent hotel right on the bay with a good restaurant and views. Gringo prices though. After that, it's a rocky dirt road. If...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-16-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 1,380
Views: 98,854
Posted By jonz
Lionshead Peak ATV trail

So it opened. Weather was threatening but I managed to sneak out before it rained. Here's a Delorme map
http://jonz.smugmug.com/Other/Montana-2014/i-5W9Gw9M/0/L/Lionshead%20ATV%20ride-L.jpg
...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-15-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 1,380
Views: 98,854
Posted By jonz
Trails open tomorrow

Howdy gang,
I was out mountain biking today on the Continental Divide Trail near the Idaho/Montana border and ran into a Gallatin National Forest trail crew cutting downed timber. They were headed...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-15-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,287
Posted By jonz
I've been through this process 3 times. The...

I've been through this process 3 times. The first time, I did the "quick format" and as noted lower down in the responses, it doesn't properly format the SDcard. The second and third times, I...
Forum: Latin America 06-14-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 397
Posted By jonz
Medellin to Guatape was a fun ride. ...

Medellin to Guatape was a fun ride.

http://jonz.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/South-America-Sampler/i-d356PPV/0/L/P1000967-L.jpg

The hike to the top of the rock was interesting
...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-12-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 591
Views: 72,720
Posted By jonz
It took several tries before my 478 got...

It took several tries before my 478 got recognized. I have 8.1 and 64 bit as well. I have no idea what was different from the time it worked to the other times.

What the Garmin software tech (a...
Forum: Face plant 06-11-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 85,219
Posted By jonz
:clap :clap :clap :clap :clap

:clap :clap :clap :clap :clap
Forum: Orange Crush 06-09-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,359
Posted By jonz
Could someone that has spun the rim in the tire...

Could someone that has spun the rim in the tire on a 950/990 and ripped the valve stem post the pressure they were using?
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