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Old 05-30-2012, 09:15 PM   #17851
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Great afternoon to blow off work and go run up Snake Creek for a 157/031 fix

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Old 05-30-2012, 09:33 PM   #17852
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I've had my Garmin Rino 530 Hcx pair for like 5 years, and a strength and weakness is that it has a battery pack that's built into the unit, so free floating AA's won't vibe out. one pack last 3 full days, so I just take one to swap out. Mine looks like its been through a war, electrical tape on the antennae, perma-dust encrusted everywhere. I plugged it into my laptop and it glitched out and died, and garmin is replacing it for $130 since it's out of warranty. I thought that was quite reasonable considering what it'd been through. They retail at $500 per, but i got em online for $350 each, and I'd say they paid themselves off the very first time my grrrrrl took a wrong turn in the winter during twilight far from nowhere.


What?! No advice on welding a windshield?!
Is it for the 'strom?

I once 'welded' a table saw error (from cutting slots in my homemade windscreen) with a soldering iron having a spatula tip. Then buffed it out. Far from perfect, but fully functional.

Also sawed off about half the stock screen after mashing it into a bigass rock, and then bolted a homemade screen on top of it.

Hey you asked.
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Old 05-31-2012, 07:49 AM   #17853
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Where is this cave trail? I've been up there a number of times but not really off the beaten path since I have a GSA. Is the trail big bore friendly? Can you give me directions?



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Here is the link. A is the bottom start of the trail, B is the top end. You can take the road shown on the map to get to either end. I did take my Tiger on this trail from the top down which is easier way but I wouldn't recomend to do it solo on GSA



https://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&sou...,0.042272&z=15
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Old 05-31-2012, 08:09 AM   #17854
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My little darlings are 27 and 23 and still sucking the nipple dry.
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Old 05-31-2012, 06:30 PM   #17855
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My little darlings are 27 and 23 and still sucking the nipple dry.
Wow, you really are mom enough.
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Old 06-01-2012, 11:27 AM   #17856
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1) looks like I'll be in Moab tomorrow and was thinking of riding all day, or possibly ride and camp done by mid day Sunday. Anyone interested in riding??

2) Just saw this pretty good review on the 690e. Would you guys on the 690e agree?
http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/802/Mo...iew-Video.aspx

3) Frog -- sick...

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Old 06-01-2012, 05:37 PM   #17857
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I couldn't wait any longer. These mini razors are so dang cute I had to get one
for the grand kid. Okay so I will have to put blocks on the pedals for a little while.
Maybe "borrow" a booster seat from Mc Donalds.

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Old 06-01-2012, 08:52 PM   #17858
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Short ride off of skyline in bountiful today. Couldn't get the trail to connect like I was told it did, had to turn back. Ran into a tree and turned the fork tubes in the clamps. Bummed some tools from a guy camping out of his truck to repair it after a few miles.
Got grilled at a checkpoint set up by the DNR and the police near one of the gates about my Michigan plates, registration, license, etc. I guess I should take care of that when I return. Might as well get a Utah phone number too. Makes it official, right?
I would love to connect with someone to ride with up here, if anyone knows the trails. This one was fun, until the creek. That's where I lost the trail.
http://goo.gl/maps/9sjm
It was supposed to start at A, and end at B. I think I might have made it halfway. It kept going down canyon, with no hint of going back up like I thought it would. In any case, it was beautiful out this afternoon. Headed back to Michigan in the morning, back in about a week.
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Old 06-01-2012, 11:07 PM   #17859
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You must of missed the left turn by the cave then and went down where you lost the trail.
I guess I lucked out that I was there in the evening and saw all the flashing lights at the check point so I turned around and bypassed them through some trails. I didn't want to take a chance after I got pulled over on I-15 and got a ticket for not working trailer light. After I wiggled the connector it started to work, but I guess that's too late because it didn't work when I got pulled over and I suppose to make sure they work before I start to drive. Friday night is probably not the night to go out
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Old 06-02-2012, 11:40 AM   #17860
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Chief Joseph Hwy was awesome this morning!



Beartooth was 37 degrees... the it started raining, stopped just shy of 11,000' to put on the rain gear... Then the snow started.



Planning to hit Devils tower by this evening.. Maybe my testicles will have thawed but then.
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Old 06-02-2012, 02:41 PM   #17861
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Planning to hit Devils tower by this evening.. Maybe my testicles will have thawed but then.
Do you need Walrus to come warm things up a little?
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Old 06-02-2012, 04:53 PM   #17862
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Pushing it hard... Blasting through the twisties at 4 or 5 mph over the limit...



Totally rocking this bitch!




Can you spell final drive failure? Just bearings and a seal.



Don't tell Walrus I blew a seal - makes him jealous...
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Old 06-02-2012, 08:33 PM   #17863
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wahooo!

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Pushing it hard... Blasting through the twisties at 4 or 5 mph over the limit...
wait... I thought the equation is double the limit and then subtract 4 or 5?


GardenGrrrrrrrl and i went 2 up on the strom today and had lots of fun... slc/henefer/coalville/chaulk creek/evanston/woodruff/monte cristo/swim at pine zoo res/mountain green/morgan/big mtn/ slc... the wee gets 54 mpg fully loaded 2 up!
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Old 06-02-2012, 09:06 PM   #17864
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GardenGrrrrrrrl and i went 2 up on the strom today and had lots of fun... slc/henefer/coalville/chaulk creek/evanston/woodruff/monte cristo/swim at pine zoo res/mountain green/morgan/big mtn/ slc... the wee gets 54 mpg fully loaded 2 up!
Big pretty loop , seems a good choice with current temps-
Pineview was indeed a zoo, coulda walked across with all the boat traffic.

Anyone riding in the big MDA parade to Wendover tomorrow ?
I'm gonna go down and pay for "the cause" (perhaps unintentionally ruffle some feathers)- then go the other way .
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Old 06-02-2012, 10:00 PM   #17865
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A few of us utards will be leaving 5 mile for a short day ride tomorrow morning. We'll be leaving the parking lot around 8:30 and then back about 10-10:15 to meet another rider. Should be some good desert fun.
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