Preps for the 2013 Roaming Rally

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by go2cnavy, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. go2cnavy

    go2cnavy Dont Worry Be Brappy

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    I have a shitty e-trex hcx... It should work ok but the screen is really small.
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  2. juames

    juames Have Fun, Don't Die!

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    Been tried and never really works, only way is to make a map overlay. But if you do any amount of dual sport adventure riding where trails are involved most of them will not be on maps so a GPS that does tracks is worth getting. Not only allows you to load tracks on to it, but save tracks of where you've been.
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  3. georgedaman

    georgedaman Been here awhile

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    What did you use to convert it? Just curious.
    I'm using a program that allows me up to 200 waypoints and thats more then enough for me.
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  4. juames

    juames Have Fun, Don't Die!

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    Others have tried it, I stick to the basics and use tracks.
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  5. JohnfromJersey

    JohnfromJersey Like a New Man

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    I have used this a few times. But be aware, no conversion is perfect. There will be deviations from the track files.

    http://www.sackman.info/

    Good luck.
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  6. georgedaman

    georgedaman Been here awhile

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    Thats when the team members with the Montana's come handy..
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  7. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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    Yabutt, you're super human!:pynd

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    Good plan. Compression bags are the bee's knees. Separating wet (tent) from dry (bed) is key, imo.

    Over time I've discovered using multiple smaller compression bags are easier to pack than one larger one. Painful to purchase but easier to live with. Love the Sea to Summit products. Tent fits in an XS if I pack the poles separately. Bedding also fits in its own XS. Keeps the wet from dry by default.

    You will risk your 9X0 being shunned by the other 9X0s if you don't ride up.:deal

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    Limited vacation/leave sucks.:deal
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  8. Vic Cosmic

    Vic Cosmic Adventurer

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    Hip waders. LOL:p3rry possibly scuba gear for lost gear.
    Don't forget to put floats in all your bags. Don't want you stuff sinking. LOL
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  9. witty953

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    For you veterans, I'm struggling to make a tire choice for this ride. This will be my first time to the Roaming Rally. Heidenau's or Dunlop 908/MT 21 combo or something else? I currently run the Heidenau's and love them as an all around tire, but I was out in the mud and snow today and they were not the best.
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  10. CanadianX

    CanadianX Oh!? That is deep.

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    Pick up my Probend KTM hand guards today and a rad guard for the 690's semi vulnerable rad. Everything installed without any issue. Stock handguards provide more coverage but lack the hard aluminum backbone. Also picked up a new pair of boots, my first MX style boots, a pair of Tech 3 Off Roads. First impressions...I need to move the rear brake lever down and out of the way and I may take the pivot pegs off and put the oem back on.
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  11. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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    Certainly no expert here but I think you've answered your own question.:D If you need a push I'd go with the 908/MT 21 or 606 assuming it'll be a wet June. If it isn't wet you'll still be ok with that choice.

    Then again, the Heidenaus remind me of the Gripster and I'm not a fan of those in the mud. YMMV.
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  12. Boatman

    Boatman Membership has it's privileges ;-)

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    My choice for the past two years has been Kenda Big Block for the rear and Millville for the front. I seriously doubt (and hope) this year can be any sloppier that the first year. This combo worked very well for me. At one point I was in a swamp with water and black muck over a foot and half deep and had really no problem. Last year there wasn't as much wet but quite a bit of loose gravel and rocks. Again I had no issues.

    I have a Heidenau K60 on the rear of my Adventure right now and it's been a terrific tire but,,,, I find once they wear down to the center bar and those big lugs get to be all one big flat center, the tire is pretty much useless on anything but dry surfaces. I use a utility knife to keep cutting the connector as the tire wears.

    Like EvilClown says above,,,,, YMMV
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  13. CanadianX

    CanadianX Oh!? That is deep.

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    I like the mt 21 that came stock on my bike but will be giving the Motoz a try this year.
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  14. juames

    juames Have Fun, Don't Die!

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    I'm giving these bad boys a try this year.

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  15. go2cnavy

    go2cnavy Dont Worry Be Brappy

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    What's up with the yellow stripes?
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  16. juames

    juames Have Fun, Don't Die!

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    Midas code.

    Red Stripe: Standard compound with 3 textile ply layers. Suitable for motocross applications.

    Yellow Stripe: Enduro compound that is softer than the Red Stripe; 4 textile ply layers; suitable for a wider range of terrain. DOT approved.

    Green Stripe: Special compound with Kevlar nano-fibers; suitable for extreme enduro; lighter carcass than the Yellow Stripe; excellent grip on hard terrain. DOT approved.
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  17. Boatman

    Boatman Membership has it's privileges ;-)

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    The tread on those is similar to what I run.

    Big Block rear
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    Millville front
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  18. juames

    juames Have Fun, Don't Die!

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    Kinda similar, heard good things about Mitas....we will see.
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  19. CanadianX

    CanadianX Oh!? That is deep.

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    Montana mounted and adv-spec side covers on. Soon time to spoon on the new tires and break them in.
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  20. go2cnavy

    go2cnavy Dont Worry Be Brappy

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    I mounted some Kends BBs a few weeks ago. Great traction off road (although I have not tried the mud yet). They have great road manners too.
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