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Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by russbryant, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. guns&coffee

    guns&coffee Long timer

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    No preamp. Doesn't change when I unhook the ground. Could the power block cause a ground or feedback issue?
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    Low Down ADV Misfit

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    I shot ya a PM....
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    DangerMoney Loud Helmets Save Lives

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    I've got a spare P-mount cartridge if you want to swap yours out to verify it's not the cartridge.
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    DangerMoney Loud Helmets Save Lives

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    Is it hooked up to the power block the same way it was in MT? You might make sure the power block isn't introducing a ground loop.

    You might try taking the power block out of the chain.
  5. guns&coffee

    guns&coffee Long timer

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    new cartridge. but I don't think I had it hooked to this particular power block. I'll try moving it from the top of the ET center and away from other electronics.
    Thank you fellas for the help.
  6. Armyguy

    Armyguy Been here awhile

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    Put in about 100 miles of dirt today. Ended up trying to go north out of Patagonia on the AZ Trail and eventually turned around about 5 miles in.

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    Nice shots, but motorized vehicles are prohibited on the AZ Trail...just fyi...

    The Arizona Trail
    The Arizona National Scenic Trail is a complete non-motorized path, stretching 800 diverse miles across Arizona from Mexico to Utah. It links deserts, mountains, canyons, forests, communities and people.

    http://www.aztrail.org
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    Armyguy Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the info. There were a lot of 4x4s and dune buggies running up Temporal Gulch road north of the trail head so it didn't occur to me we were might have been wrong. Not saying we weren't all wrong though.
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    It could have been a practice ride for a SAR operation. :lol3
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  10. Friedom

    Friedom Onward and upward!

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    I realise that article says it's complete and non motorized, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's completely non motorized. There are several sections that overlap with and use existing 2 track to connect up sections to each other.
    Not saying that's where he was at, but the other tracks support this. Especially in an area that's wide enough for 4 wheelers. The AZT is single track in most non vehicular areas that I've seen (I MTB sections that are permitted occasionally).

    Guess i should watch that video then.
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    Armyguy Been here awhile

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    Here is where by buddy met his limit and we decided to turn around so I wouldn't have to call for SAR. He is too inexperienced and his KLR wasn't up to the task.

    N31 39.507, W110 48.690

    https://goo.gl/maps/S36GQ4X78iJ2
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    I got in some riding this morning at the air park until I got tired :rofl

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    The bead on my MotoZ let go and wrapped around the axle. Of all days for me not to bring my extra rear wheel set. :baldy
    Cool place to ride
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    Armyguy Been here awhile

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    That sounds like it could have ended quite badly for you.
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    guns&coffee Long timer

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    Possibly. Glad I wasn't riding Redington
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    Friedom Onward and upward!

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    Holy cow! Not ok! What does MotoZ say about this?
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    It's ok. I've had that tire on and off the rim many times living the mousse. I think it's the one I ran hare scrambles with. It could be the one that I did Baja with. I have 2 of them that I've run for a couple of years
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    Friedom Onward and upward!

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    That much traction left after those uses. Impressive! Do you like the tire overall?
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    It has been a good tire. I nicked the bead a few times learning how to use mt TMT3 tire changer. Probably contributed to its demise
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    There are lots of places all along the AZ Trail that cross roads both paved and unpaved, and may actually join up with some motorized vehicle roads for a time. There are also many staging areas for vehicles to unload bikes, horses, people.

    But the AZ Trail itself is non-motorized. We just hiked 6 miles of it this morning...a test my ankle passed with flying colors... :clap The hot tub sure felt good...

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    The Mefo mousse that I been running looks great. This is the same the same one that I ran 1600mi of Baja with. It has a couple hundred miles of Montana trails and then a couple hundred miles of trails here. Quite a bit of asphalt in those miles getting to and from trails. I've kept it lubed with Michelin mousse lube. The tire that bit it today was my MotoZ HT tire that did Baja. Probably would have lasted longer had I not nicked the bead. The edges were starting to get pretty round anyway. Probably going to mount my old Tractionator XC tire. I know it won't last long in the rocks here. I have a new Dunlop Geomax that I'll only use for races on the other rim. I'll let you folks know how they do.
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    Curious...have any of you run a studded tire during "winter" here? I still have studded front and rear tires from MT, that I hardly used.