The Kentucky Adventure Tour (KAT)

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States' started by Jeff@TheQuadShop, Sep 12, 2013.

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How much would you estimate that you spent each day (average) while riding the KAT?

  1. 0-25

    3 vote(s)
    4.3%
  2. 26-50

    15 vote(s)
    21.4%
  3. 50-75

    19 vote(s)
    27.1%
  4. 75-100

    15 vote(s)
    21.4%
  5. 100-125

    8 vote(s)
    11.4%
  6. 125-150

    8 vote(s)
    11.4%
  7. 150+

    3 vote(s)
    4.3%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Jeff@TheQuadShop

    Jeff@TheQuadShop TAT survivor

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    I'm not sure where the -3/-4 is coming from, I've never used those in file names. Unless it's Basecamp renaming the files as you get the latest versions. I use Mapsourse and it does not do that.
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  2. tpoppa

    tpoppa Adventurer

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    Do you think a stockish CB500X (6.5 half inches of ground clearance) with good tires is capable enough for the main loop?
  3. Jeff@TheQuadShop

    Jeff@TheQuadShop TAT survivor

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    As long as you are comfortable riding that bike off road then I'd say yes.
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  4. B-Mac

    B-Mac Aged Beef

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    Ground clearance is not in the top 5 on my list of 500lb. ADV Bikes. 1. Suspension 2. ABS Cut-Off switch 3. Crash Protection 4. Tires 5. Ergonomics 6. Weight 7. Low speed manners & fueling. 8. Clearance

    The rest is on your preparation and knowledge, skills and abilities.:D
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  5. thump!

    thump! Adventurer

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    I've loaded the entire KAT (as Jeff's "sections") into my 64S with no issues. You do know you have to go to track manager and toggle the tracks to "visable", right?
  6. EBR458

    EBR458 Evil Black Rifle

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    Same here with the 64S, no issues.

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  7. Diddly

    Diddly You don't know me

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    Yep. Still, the tracks wouldn't show up until they were under 10000 points/segment.
  8. zamboni9

    zamboni9 Long timer

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    Folks, stop with the Garmin GPS silliness. MOTION X for IPhone. Osmand for Android. No drama. No cords to download tracks. Off on the KAT Monday!!!
  9. brewski83

    brewski83 Mud Hunter

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    But you'll need a power cord on the bike to keep that battery sucking phone powered on a 12 hour day. My 62S will go for that long on fully juiced rechargeable batteries. And I won't feel too bad if I crash and break the 62S. My phone is a different story.

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  10. pilot09

    pilot09 Adventurer

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    my 650t Montana will run all day on a lithium battery and will accept AA batteries too. Its waterproof and always has signal. I can also take a picture with it and the picture shows up on my map like a waypoint. The phone is just for emergencies for me
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  11. thump!

    thump! Adventurer

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    I prefer a dedicated GPS too. Mine is a sturdy 64S. I also run a SPOT locator. And like you I consider the phone primarily a communications device although I do have OSMAND and maps for the entire USA, Costa Rica, Ecuador and northern Mexico on mine as a backup to the Garmin.
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  12. RozzyCat

    RozzyCat Bleeds orange

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  13. Dcrockett05

    Dcrockett05 n00b

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    Thanks to Diddly, i was having the exact same problem with my 64st, loading the KAT tracks. It would only show the western loop half on the gps. Thanks for the help guys.
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  14. EBR458

    EBR458 Evil Black Rifle

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    We ran the KAT back at the end of May and I posted up video's of the hard sections on our Africa Twins. Here are a few video's of the green tracks. The long 26 minute video has a little bit of what i think is called Turkey Foot trail at the end, which I believe is a hard section.

    We left Slade going counter clockwise.





  15. Diddly

    Diddly You don't know me

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    LOOKING FOR HELP

    A few buddies and I started KAT today, but we had a bike break down with a bad slave cylinder. I'd throw this out and see what you inmates might have.

    This particular slave cylinders was apparently used on various models KTM from 125s and up. The part number is 50332061044 The bike we have is a 2006 KTM 640 ADV, if that matters.

    Come on universe! What have you?


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  16. EBR458

    EBR458 Evil Black Rifle

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    This area is east of the town of Jackson where the wild horse's are. It was a long day for us and we were heading to the Jackson Inn, it was around 10:00pm.

    Im not a fan of music on these video's, id rather hear the bike's but I put music over our conversation on this one.

    My driving light needed adjusted up just a little at the time. Ive tweaked on them since then.

  17. hickle44

    hickle44 Adventurer

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    myself and three friends plan on riding the KAT on 2 Honda cm400's,cb400,and a cl350 with dirt tires.a few small upgrades.i did ride a very small section in the Daniel boone forest last week and it was a blast.will be looking forward to how u do(unless we make it there first)
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  18. jmckeown88

    jmckeown88 Been here awhile

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    Not a ton of help, but there's a rocky mountain ATV in Winchester!
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  19. zamboni9

    zamboni9 Long timer

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    Beautiful day on the KAT. DRZ SM, XR400 and XT650
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    Slade clockwise. Don't plan on staying in Matewan. Zero things open. The McCoy Inn wasn't open, neither was the BBQ next door. Plan to stay and eat elsewhere.
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  20. Diddly

    Diddly You don't know me

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    We didn't figure that out until after we went to the KTM dealer in Lexington. Rocky Mountain turned out to be the most help. More on that later...
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