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  1. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    Maybe they'll confuse my Jeep with the Ferrari on the way out.

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  2. engineman

    engineman Been here awhile

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    Not sure what the map was. Doug hooked the computer to it and fiddled with it. I removed my entire airbox to fit the Rade aux tank under the seat. It replaces the airbox with a big K&N filter and another fuel tank. It did wake up the midrange. Seems to run great.
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    Thanks for the reply. The Raid tank is pretty high on my list for if I go back to the 690. The 701 really has my eye though and the rade tank for that can be filled without removing the seat. I'm assuming you have to remove it on the 690.
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    Yep. Trying to just use it as a big reserve


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  5. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    Weather update.

    Moab:
    About a week out it looks like highs in upper 90s with lows overnight are in the mid- to upper-60°s. No rain.

    Ouray: About a week out it looks like highs in the mid-70s with lows overnight ranging from 47° to 50°. There's a potential for showers (morning and afternoon) about a week out, which is common for this time of year in those mountains.
  6. RoundOz

    RoundOz Plenty of seasoning

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    So, the countdown has begun. A few last minute preps and plans. Engineman, Orange,
    Fill me in on the navigation side of things. I have only experimented with off-road routing with my 595 and I assume I will mostly be following a well worn trail or a guided fellow adventurer on this trip. I have these daily routes (tracks?) in Basecamp now and have yet to send them to the Garmin.
    Zooming in I see there is some variation between the points and City Navigator roads. I can't imagine that the variation is enough to upset navigation but I was curious if you created these in Basecamp or similar Engineman, or found them online?
    I know neither of you use Garmins but I will have to figure out how to handle these files in my device. It seems that the Garmin can randomly recalculate to an endpoint under some circumstances if you get off the track and this could definitely cause issues if we get separated or I decide to take a different road with my non-gray battleship.
  7. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    Yes, we'll always try to stay paired up in some way. Hopefully we can all ride together, but it there is interest in some going fast and others drag-assing and taking pictures (um, me), then we can pair up as appropriate.

    Don't know nuthin' 'bout Garmin. I do know that there are routes and there are tracks. Off-road requires tracks. If you load a GPS "track" in as a GPS "route" in a standard GPS, the GPS will do everything in the world to try and put you on some semblance of an actual road. Beyond that bit of wisdom, I'm pretty useless when it comes to actual GPS gizmos.

    FYI, with heat in the mid-90s in Moab, I do anticipate that Apple iThingamajigs will overheat and shut down. Analog "paper maps" for White Rim may be necessary.

    For the uninitiated, a "paper map" is this antiquated method of figuring out where on the planet you are. They come folded up in a manner such that it is virtually impossible to refold back into their original shape. Resort to maps by the male of the species is considered a last resort, as the normal and customary use of the paper map involves unfolding and laying out the device on the hood of a car so that family members of the species can convey to the male of the species that he is in fact, wrong. Thereafter, unsuccessful efforts are made to refold the unfoldable map, followed by ritualistic swearing.
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  8. RoundOz

    RoundOz Plenty of seasoning

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    Love it! Been there done that!
    Coincidentally I just ordered the Butler UT and CO BDR maps about 30 min ago. To ensure I can get them in time I emailed them about paying for faster shipping. They got back to me in about 5 min! Pretty cool on a Sunday, except that neither of us was riding at the time...
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    RoundOz Plenty of seasoning

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    BTW, it seems there is a rerouting selection on Zumos that allows, prompts or disables auto rerouting. It seems to me you would definitely allow it for city driving, when you might miss a turn, but definitely disable or prompt for off-road use.
    I too will be looking for photo ops, tho maybe not with the F5 tank stopper this time, Will you be doing video? Got to have something to watch during the inevitable divorce court proceedings :lol3
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    The files that I posted earlier with the da by day sections are tracks, not routes. I know Garmin handles those differently. I tried to upload them to my ancient Garmin 60Csx but did not have much luck because they only allow 500 points or something. I think you should be able to upload them to a Zumo using basecamp. I love the flexibility and ease of use of the phone based apps but I know the phone itself will be less reliable than a dedicated Garmin unit which is why I'll probably bring my old one just in case even though I cant get the damn tracks to load to it. One of the things I didn't like last time I did a trip like this was not knowing where I was.
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    It seems like if you were just doing BDR routes that Rever might be the way to go, although like many of these apps it comes across as a social networking site, which seems to be important for sales to those born after the invention of sliced bread

    ...he says, on a social networking site...
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    I created these tracks in google earth. Either from importing .gpx files I downloaded from the internet or creating map points and routes with google maps. From there you can dowload them as a .kml and then used www.gpsvisualizer.com to convert them to .gpx
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    Yep, bringing my GoPro. I also found a neat backup system on the road. I bought a PNY 480Gb SSD drive and a RavPower File Hub Plus: https://www.amazon.com/RAVPower-Wir...278864&sr=8-1&keywords=ravpower+file+hub+plus The RavPower lets you transfer from SD card or micro-SD card with adapter over to the PNY SSD using a phone app to control the transfers. Pretty slick! That will allow me to take days of video and stills without the need to backup to a computer while traveling.
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    Just about got'er all setup. Riding a little heavy since I'm gonna carry pretty much all my dad's stuff to make it easier on him.
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    Seems like a great system. I think ssd is the way to go. I shot a wedding years ago and was using a Wolverine portable photo hard drive. I think the power failed during a transfer. It's one of the few times I have lost an image.
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    Had a productive weekend. New tire and Rekluse installed. Just need to work on my luggage packing.

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    RoundOz Plenty of seasoning

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    Shouldn't you be giving a spoiler alert?
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    What rear tires are you guys running?
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    RoundOz Plenty of seasoning

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    I will probably be riding over from a Nebraska on mostly oil roads. Mine is a modified Heidenau K60. I'm sure it will be not all I would like it to be in sand and mud, but it might last the distance. It has already done Black Hills and back.