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  2. Oracle

    Phone based gps help!

    Jim, one more comment. I took the soft pad off the face of the mount and replaced it with velcro. Then put the opposite velcro on the back of my phone. This provide a backup to securing the phone to the mount.
  3. Oracle

    Phone based gps help!

    I'm running a double USB port charger with on/off switch and volt meter. https://www.kusi.com/dr-scott-atlas-disputes-covid-19-fear-mongering-tactics-from-our-health-officials/ I've been through several different USB charging ports. Two things I've learned. 1. You want at least 2 amps per port. The one I'm running now is 2.4 amps per port (4.8 amps total). 2. You want an on/off switch on the USB charging port. For some reason, the ones without the on/off switch have been linked to draining my battery over a few days of the bike sitting. Since I've upgraded to the on/off switch, I've not had that problem. Having the volt meter is nice peace of mind too. I know Luna endorses the magnetic charging cable. But I did not have success with it. I had problems with the magnet breaking contact with the mini usb charge port insert. I went back to a regular plug in USB to mini USB cord (make sure you use a quick charge one). The set up I have now has been successful at keeping my phone at 100% for the entire ride. That's with Gaia running on full brightness and Relive running in the background mapping my ride. Running a GPS program on your phone merely using battery power will not suffice.
  4. Oracle

    GPS Phone APP's Android or iPhone for 2020

    I have not tried smaller section yet but definitely well for the next off grid ride. For the Arizona Peace Trail, I downloaded 4 separate satellite sections. Basically I broke the ride area up into quarters and downloaded the sat image for each quarter to my sd card. Then as I was riding I would have a good idea off the top of the head which quarter of the map I was currently in. Then I would just pull up the image for that section. The concept is great. However, the max res for each section was less than desirable for the area size I downloaded. I believe if I would have broken the ride area into 1/8th, the data would have been much more useable. The Garmin 66i just dropped $100 in price to $499. I'm thinking about adding one to my bars to replace my Garmin 78 (backup for my phone) and my Spot 3. It is a very nice unit. Has a useable size GPS screen, off grid two way text communication, 911 of course, on demand satellite download capabilities (no service needed).
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  6. https://pt.gofundme.com/f/john-ravera-recovery-and-care-support-fund John Ravera recovery and care support fund $12,905 raised of $25,000 goal
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  8. thanks thumper it was a great expierence. enjoyed meeting you.
  9. My phsyciatrist says I shudnt over obsess about germs or viruses ... A rope walks Into a bar to get a drink. The bartender says 'we don't serve your kind here. The rope walks out, messes up his hair walks back in , this time the bartender says 'did t I tell you we don't serve ropes here?' The rope leans over the bar and says ,... I'm a frayed kNot!
  10. Rung it out , ripped it dry , cut it loose, got OC , flat tracked the slick speedway, tore it , scratched it, opened her up, enjoyed fresh air & nature , slab a dabba , sand burnouts , spectacular views, drunk water, found reserve, made it home safe. Hope erybody did too .. Braap Braaa-aap
  11. ADV Bum

    Happy 4th of July 2020

    I hope everyone is having a good 4th of July.
  12. amgems

    GPS Phone APP's Android or iPhone for 2020

    Thanks for the feedback LB! From what I can tell, mostly from gigantic ADV Rider threads, is that, Gaia was originally made for IOS. They just created the Android version a few years ago. It did not work great at first. But from your experience and some other input from ADV Rider guys, it looks like they have fixed the problems. But it still is a heavy user of phone resources I guess. Not sure what that means. Maybe a battery hog. I don't think you can download without service. I will do what you did, download what I think I need at home. And then use the sat maps offline. I looked into the Garmin BirdsEye. It is a subscription for $30/yr (or $20/yr thru Amazon). Same deal, you download satellite images at home and use off line on the trail. People don't like it so much because the resolution is quite poor. I saw a video where a guy compared a BirdsEye sat map to Google map and Google was better. The 66i sounds interesting. Would be cool to be able to download as needed on the trail. Have you tried downloading smaller sections yet in Gaia? Resolution OK? With Locus Pro is you are limited to 10,000 tiles per day. Not sure how much area that covers. But you are getting real Google sat images with good resolution. Luna gets a big chunk of baja using it.
  13. simicrintz

    Phone based gps help!

    It's not a hurry. I'll be leaving for Utah this coming Friday and will be gone for the entire following week and could grab it from you after that if you find it Don't think I have your number; mine's 760.535.8411 Thank you!
  14. amgems

    Phone based gps help!

    That's nice. Very much like the Mob Armor, but a much better price. I went with the Mob Armor. Found a used one on Amazon. Must have been a returned item. Got it for $37. Just like new. Here is my setup so far. Got the USB port and the magnetic plug that Luna uses. I've got the Mob Armor on a Ram mount. Probably still needs some tweaking. I've only tested it on the local neighborhood motocross track down the street. So far it's OK The Dura Force Pro I got has a wonky charge port. I've got a new (used) one on the way. We'll see how that whole USB/power thing works out. I may just run on the phone battery. LB, are you plugged in or running on the phone battery?
  15. Bub_Hannah

    New Triumph Tiger in Rancho San Diego

    Curious why going with someone is recommended. Safety issue? Thanks!
  16. DSM8

    Phone based gps help!

    Give me a call can work something out I just have to find the silly things
  17. simicrintz

    Phone based gps help!

    I'd pick up one of them from you if you want to get rid of it. Would need it for bigger phone. I'm just across town from you.
  18. Jim ,Have you fixed your headlight yet?
  19. Damn, can't make it for this ride either, but i also need to get out soon! Hopefully more rides at this level soon
  20. Oracle

    Athena GET ecu less than $200?

    Post a link for the unit you found please.
  21. meeting at julian gas station at 8:30 if anyone else is interested
  22. I'm up I'm putting on my gears. I could leave here at 7:15:7:30 . Julian gas station meet up.
  23. DSM8

    Phone based gps help!

    I have two of those one for the little phone and one for the big phone I’m actually not using either of them ended up going with the perfect squeeze using the power puck
  24. Oracle

    Phone based gps help!

    Just a quick update. I couldn't take the Ram X mount anymore. I hate how it swivels when the phone is in it and I hate how at least one of the arms is always touching one of the side buttons on the phone. So I've been running this $22 mount now for a few weeks. Several hard pounding rides on it and it's been flawless. Already has the 1" ball attached to it, heavy duty, and very securely holds the phone. I recommend it. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N0UK9LQ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  25. Oracle

    GPS Phone APP's Android or iPhone for 2020

    I have been running Gaia all year. Lots of hard miles since I started using it on Android and not one problem When I did the Arizona Peace Trial, I downloaded the satellite images of the ride area before I left. I learned during that experience that I will need to download much smaller sections at a time in order to get the resolution I want. I'm not sure you can actually download satellite imagines or maps out in the field with no service?? Garmin offers this service on their newer 66i unit I know that.
  26. Stopped by today to see Joe Desrosiers at "Joe Hauler", he's going to help me fix a few issues with our rig. Met Rix also, from SoCal Trike and Sidecar, who's right around the corner from Joe Hauler. Support your local businesses, these guys are great. If you need a hitch mounted motorcycle carrier for your vehicle, support Joe Hauler, locally made in San Marcos, CA. He also does custom fabrication. SoCal Trike builds trikes and sidecars also.
  27. I could meet at engineers Rd ....for to travel Campo via sand wash and mountain 2 track while have make avacado and bacon pizza with BBQ chicken and white sauce... pizza at secret deli near border. Xr 650l.
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