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Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 11:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,416
Posted By mcnut
The DR650 over the DRZ400. The 650 is much better...

The DR650 over the DRZ400. The 650 is much better on the road and not that much worse off-road mostly due to wider gear spread with more torque. The 400 is unquestionably better (but not great) for...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-20-2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By mcnut
As I recall the MC mounts for the Zumo 550 was...

As I recall the MC mounts for the Zumo 550 was famous for failing over time and exposure to the elements. Might be a bad mount.
Have you tried to power the unit up via the USB or car adapter?
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-20-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 4,820
Views: 326,312
Posted By mcnut
I don't post when I know others are doing their...

I don't post when I know others are doing their own stealth thing and almost never even when I see obvious outlaw rides being posted in an open forum but.....

When the 1st ever post by an out of...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-19-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 4,820
Views: 326,312
Posted By mcnut
So Chris, are you advocating the riding of closed...

So Chris, are you advocating the riding of closed trails in a public forum???

Bruce
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-19-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 4,820
Views: 326,312
Posted By mcnut
Your timing is a little off, many of the trails...

Your timing is a little off, many of the trails and roads in the Kern River Ranger Dist. are under a seasonal closure until April 15 per the MVUM. This includes Kennedy Meadows and Greenhorn areas....
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-15-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By mcnut
Yes. Often referred to as a "Track Log" or...

Yes.

Often referred to as a "Track Log" or "Trip Log".

Bruce
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-14-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 476
Posted By mcnut
For what it's worth my antique version of...

For what it's worth my antique version of Garmin's 100K TOPO (not routeable) show the roads correctly.
I always travel with more then one map type loaded and switch between them often.

Bruce
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 24,908
Posted By mcnut
The Garmin Virb has a large slider switch which...

The Garmin Virb has a large slider switch which has good tactile feel, no problem working with normal rising gloves.
With the unit off, sliding the switch powers up the unit and starts recording....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-20-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 993
Posted By mcnut
I believe the gate is well north of the...

I believe the gate is well north of the Ranceria/Poso Flat intersection so still have approximately 25 miles of Rancheria open. The will allow access to some singletrack. the lookout and dualsport...
Forum: Ride reports 12-18-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,257
Posted By mcnut
What a ride and a nice job documenting it! Thanks...

What a ride and a nice job documenting it! Thanks for taking the time to put this RR together.

Bruce
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-18-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,368
Posted By mcnut
Might need to go into the 78 Track Manager and...

Might need to go into the 78 Track Manager and select "Show on Map" for each track. Might as well set to the color you like at the same time.

Bruce
Forum: Ride reports 12-11-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 36,774
Posted By mcnut
Excellent RR, I really enjoyed reading it. ...

Excellent RR, I really enjoyed reading it.

Bruce
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-09-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 788
Posted By mcnut
Generation 1 Spot. I have left the following...

Generation 1 Spot.
I have left the following info with my primary contacts (brother, lifelong friend and neighbor);

OK = Something is out of the ordinary, stay tuned.
Help = I'm in a...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-13-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,291
Posted By mcnut
Used to be able to go to Garmin support and enter...

Used to be able to go to Garmin support and enter the model to see the updates but now I think it might be easer to download Garmin's Web Updater, if your unit is not communicating with the computer...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-13-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,291
Posted By mcnut
Check the firmware. Menu 2X > Setup >...

Check the firmware.

Menu 2X > Setup > System > Menu > Software Version

Mine is Software Version 4.00, GPS SW Version 3.00s

There was a firmware update which allows the 60 to...
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 474
Posted By mcnut
KTM has been selling them elsewhere for several...

KTM has been selling them elsewhere for several years but not here. Word is they do plan to import the 250 Freeride 2 stroke for 2015.

Bruce
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-06-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,868
Posted By mcnut
Basecamp 4.4.2

Windows Basecamp 4.4.2 has been out several days now, not sure if it fully addresses the issues of 4.4.1 but one can hope.

Bruce
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-30-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 669
Posted By mcnut
In response to the first post; GPSBable is the...

In response to the first post;
GPSBable is the most comprehensive GPS format converter I know of and it is free/shareware. If GPSBable doesn't do it likely nothing will.

Delormes Topo North...
Forum: Equipment 09-19-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 3,000
Views: 266,978
Posted By mcnut
Virb Edit 2.7.0.0 is now working with the map...

Virb Edit 2.7.0.0 is now working with the map window, must have been a problem at the other end as it sorted itself w/o an update.

Bruce
Forum: Equipment 09-13-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 3,000
Views: 266,978
Posted By mcnut
Something is screwing up your track log or the...

Something is screwing up your track log or the sync. At about 3:00 you slow for a tight corner and while the speed increases as you rev out in the 1st gear doing the same in the next 2 gears doesn't...
Forum: Equipment 09-11-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3,000
Views: 266,978
Posted By mcnut
As we all know the wind noise recorded by the...

As we all know the wind noise recorded by the Virb is brutal which I discovered on first use. Any wind over about 10 MPH was overpowering, a real flub-up by Garmin. Guess that's the price of not...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-04-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,523
Posted By mcnut
This is likely a LBMaps issue. LBMaps were...

This is likely a LBMaps issue. LBMaps were developed before there was BaseCamp and way before there were Garmin Montanas. I own an old version and don't believe there has been much in the way of...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-04-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,117
Posted By mcnut
The 78 is a fine unit just remember they do not...

The 78 is a fine unit just remember they do not come with detailed maps installed so budget accordingly. City Navigator is the go to map package for most.

There are free Open Source Maps but I...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,872
Posted By mcnut
It's not stock then which opens another can of...

It's not stock then which opens another can of worms.

Bruce
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-02-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,315
Posted By mcnut
Have a 60 not a 76 but very close to the same. ...

Have a 60 not a 76 but very close to the same.
I think the Interstate exits (and related POIs) and perhaps the highway one's were part of the Base map (mine's "Americas Rec Basemap v4). Perhaps...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-02-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 933
Posted By mcnut
It's getting fairly old (long discontinued) now...

It's getting fairly old (long discontinued) now but I like the way Garmin Roads & Recreation displays. No dark background colors and it shows streams (even mostly dry ones) and peaks which goes a...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-26-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 784
Views: 116,754
Posted By mcnut
I agree but he already has Topo pre-installed....

I agree but he already has Topo pre-installed. Lots of folks seem to think they need Topo when CN is better suited for them.

Bruce
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-26-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 784
Views: 116,754
Posted By mcnut
Yes, CN will offer significant advantages over...

Yes, CN will offer significant advantages over Topo when riding on paved roads or searching for POI's. I frequently switch on the fly between the two.
Don't think you need to run 2 units unless you...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 549
Posted By mcnut
Are you sure the Wisco 4816M06550 for the CRF230F...

Are you sure the Wisco 4816M06550 for the CRF230F will not work in the L?

Bruce
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-24-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 11,847
Views: 1,478,986
Posted By mcnut
Sure would a lot to let folks know what brand and...

Sure would a lot to let folks know what brand and model GPS you are using.

Bruce
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-22-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,577
Posted By mcnut
Usually the "S" indicates "sensors" for...

Usually the "S" indicates "sensors" for barometric pressure (altitude/weather changes) and an electronic compass.
Most all GPS units will give a GPS derived altitude which is fair but not as close...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-13-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 876
Posted By mcnut
If you plan to use internal batteries fine but...

If you plan to use internal batteries fine but external power with the mini USB will likely fail and may even destroy the GPS in the process.

The GPSMap 78 may be a better solution.

Bruce
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-06-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,036
Posted By mcnut
Not sure if only one was joking or both! ...

Not sure if only one was joking or both!

Bruce
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-05-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,036
Posted By mcnut
I want to see the video from those rides! ...

I want to see the video from those rides!

Bruce
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-05-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,060
Posted By mcnut
That's fine, just don't cut the end/plug off it...

That's fine, just don't cut the end/plug off it either as it serves the same function as the box.

Bruce
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-04-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,787
Posted By mcnut
That looks to be a Nuvi using the mini USB for...

That looks to be a Nuvi using the mini USB for power, it so know that the plug/gps connection can fail taking out the GPS with it.

Bruce
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-03-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,060
Posted By mcnut
No you can't, reduces the 12-14v of the bike to...

No you can't, reduces the 12-14v of the bike to mini USB (5v?).
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3,000
Views: 266,978
Posted By mcnut
Virb CHN software version 3.70

This was posted as an update by Garmin:

Virb CHN software version 3.70

Anyone know what it's for or does?

Bruce
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-18-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 909
Posted By mcnut
I think if you go to the OSM site and follow the...

I think if you go to the OSM site and follow the directions the map should show in BC, does for me.
Use care as you can only select about 1/2 the US at a time otherwise the downloaded file is to...
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 573
Posted By mcnut
I think Kouba offers -1" and -1 5/8", they also...

I think Kouba offers -1" and -1 5/8", they also have a HD Dakar link which is -3/8".

It should be noted that if ride height is set per Kouba you will not see that much lowering. I have a -1"...
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