Norra 2013

Discussion in 'Racing' started by Strong Bad, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. azcagiva

    azcagiva new orange flavor

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    I have been a little busy. Just got back from baja, got to ride in a hailstorm south of puertocitos.

    Two of my employees are sick and I am now stuck in the office. I will be announcing the news asap.

    -John
  2. pfdskipper

    pfdskipper Westside Trash

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  3. amazing ricardo

    amazing ricardo Piste Off

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  4. oregoncoast

    oregoncoast Racing Like a Noob

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  5. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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  6. azcagiva

    azcagiva new orange flavor

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    No time for big announcement but...

    It is official. LAMEco has now joined forces with Race for the wounded. It looks like Race for the wounded has raised almost $40k due to some very generous donors.

    We will be coming up with a cool new t shirt and steekers too. We are gonna try to hit the $50k goal

    Look for the new/old and improved bikes, yes there will be 2 this year.


    More later.....

    -John
  7. LC Garage

    LC Garage On Any Sunday

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  8. c.vestal

    c.vestal Rally On

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  9. roadracer

    roadracer Been here awhile

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    Anyone run a lowrance gps over the garmin on a bike?

    I haven't replaced my broken garmin yet and I figure I might as well consider them all.

    If y'all are happy with garmin, any preferences between the montana and the tried and true 62?
  10. GalacticGS

    GalacticGS 1200 GS Rider

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    I'll be running with a Garmin 62ST. The Montana's are fine when they work, but I have several friends that have had repeated problems - apparently with vibrations from the bike causing them to cut out. One guy I know went through 3 or 4 of them, before finally giving up on the Montana.
  11. roadracer

    roadracer Been here awhile

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    Galactic, did any of them that had cut-out issues run them with a hard power line? I had tons of issues last year with my 60csx running with batteries.
  12. GalacticGS

    GalacticGS 1200 GS Rider

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    Yes, the Montana's were direct wired for power; just didn't seem to stand up well to vibration. Not sure if later models have fixed these problems or not. My only problem with the 62 is that the screen appears somewhat darker than the 60.
  13. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    A piece of cardboard between the batteries and the back case cover fixes the vibration problem on the 60, did that 3 years ago.
  14. oregoncoast

    oregoncoast Racing Like a Noob

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    We had no issues using the Montana last year and the 276 the year before. Wait, actually, I had a ram ball fail the first year, but I had a spare in my pack. Never saw one break like that.

    Last year we used the hard wire cradle for the Montana then mounted it to a ram mount. We used an Oregon as a back-up.

    Not surprised by the vibration issues...maybe makes a difference with the frequency of the vibes or something? I think Luke had some issues with vibes with either the Montana or 276 but that was with no ram mount :dunno


    Maybe having the the ram arm and rubber balls helps to reduce the vibes enough to prevent it from effecting the Montana? Are the people with the vibe problems mounted the unit directly to the bike or handlebars?

    I bought another Montana to use in the car this year, just because I want to use it on the bike next year; instead of buying a fixed mounted Lowrance for the car. Smaller screen, but I have a navigator this time
  15. Baja Dad

    Baja Dad Long timer

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    we used one for pre running the Baja 1000 last Nov.
  16. roadracer

    roadracer Been here awhile

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    No amount of cardboard or tape fixed the power issues I had on the 60. Planning on hardwiring whatever I get this year.

    I think I'll probably just get a 62. It's not the primary navigation tool so I don't think I care how big the screen is.
  17. KZJohn

    KZJohn Been here awhile

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    It's Mexico, how hard can the navigation be? :huh :lol3 Sorry, I couldn't resist. So is anybody going to try and use only the road book/route sheet, no GPS?
  18. roadracer

    roadracer Been here awhile

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    We did the last two days road book only. It's entirely doable, just makes it so you have to backtrack more when you get off course and stuff starts not making sense.

    I think I was actually faster overall road book only because I stopped staring at the gps and started using the milage.

    I plan on having a GPS to minimize the impact of navigation mistakes.

    I think the husky went the other direction and they didn't use a roadbook at all, just navigated via gps. That seems harder than the opposite.
  19. KZJohn

    KZJohn Been here awhile

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    The B1k this year was my first experience navigating by GPS at speed. In the past on the bike I used the turn by turn print out and course markings only during prerunning and my memory while racing. Co-driving and using the GPS was like driving by remote control, telling the driver where to go and when to be there.
  20. Baja Dad

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    Road book only !! This year & No mag7
    We had a GPS last year and it was a Pain in the ass
    The few times I turned it on during day 3 when Mag7 was not at proposed gas stop which we paid for!