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  1. If you're coming to the Mountain Madness Dual Sport in September, the registration link is live! https://form.jotform.com/amatech/coconino-tr-mountain-madness-nation
  2. One of the best organized and most fun dual sport rides on the AMA calendar. 7000 feet elevation, cool temps, just awesome trails. https://coconinotrailriders.org/events/2022-dual-sport/
  3. amgems

    Trusted Local Suspension shop?

    George is great. There is also another guy in North County. Rudy at Pro-Prept. Very good! It's been a few years, so call ahead. He had a pretty bad crash a few years ago, so, not sure if he is still in business. (760) 489-5774 Brad Spaugh is another great guy in North County. Again it's been a few years, so check with him first. http://shockbleeder.com/home
  4. amgems

    Let Us Do a Radio Comm Thread

    I think a lot of the technical parts of this discussion will scare people away from going with bike to bike radios. If you and your buddy want to communicate while riding, just go get a couple of the Rugged Radio or PCI setups, use the channels they pre-programmed, and go ride. It's fun.
  5. amgems

    Let Us Do a Radio Comm Thread

    GMRS is UHF maybe the range isn't as good as VHF?
  6. amgems

    Let Us Do a Radio Comm Thread

    My list was from 2018. Guys are still using them. No arrests so far. 🤞
  7. amgems

    Let Us Do a Radio Comm Thread

    I hope this helps and doesn't confuse the subject. Some of the guys I've ridden with here in AZ are just using the Rugged Radios that com pre-programmed with channels and frequencies that they (Rugged) say are legal. So, I've programmed my radio to have those available. For the most part the pre-programmed Rugged Channels work just fine. And, to use them there is no programming needed. And supposedly no license either. It's all there ready to use. EZ Peezy. If you are in a very busy area like Ocotillo Wells or Glamis there may be a lot of other folks using the pre-programmed channels, and it may get a little busy on a big weekend. Here are the Rugged Radio pre-programmed channels/frequencies: PCI has their own set of channels too. Of course, they don't match the Rugged chans. Let me know if you are interested in seeing those. Most of the guys here use Checkers1 - 151.925Mhz
  8. amgems

    Let Us Do a Radio Comm Thread

    This should work. Not real pretty, but at least it's sumthin. Please let me know if it works. Bike to Bike Radio Equipment Starter Kit You need: 1.Radio, 2.Push to Talk, 3.Helmet Kit, 4.Harness, and 5.Jumper Or just this: 1.Radio and 6.Complete Kit 1. Radio (buy one): Open Box Radio $19 (Baofeng UV-5R): https://www.baofengradio.com/collections/analog/products/open-box-uv-5r Or this one $19 (Baofeng GT-5R): https://www.baofengradio.com/collections/analog/products/open-box-gt-5r-4w-1w-dual-band-rad io New Sealed Box $29: https://www.baofengradio.com/collections/analog/products/gt-5r https://www.baofengradio.com/collections/analog/products/uv-5r These radios are pretty much the same. The UV-5R is an older model and is capable of transmitting on frequencies that are not legal (police, aircraft, etc.) The GT-5R has been fixed so it cannot transmit on those frequencies. I can program UV-5R radios, I have not tried programming GT-5R. These are available all over the internet. I buy from Baofeng Radio. They are probably not counterfeit. Others may be. They are easy to program using CHIRP. http://www.miklor.com/COM/UV_CHIRP.php#Getting Started I can help with that. 2. Push To Talk Button (buy one): Nice unit ($$$): https://www.pciraceradios.com/collections/motorcycle-quad/products/motorcycle-ptt-bolt-on-race https://www.sampsonracing.com/Motorcycle-Bar-Mount-Push-To-Talk-Water-Proof-p/ptt-mc-pm. htm https://www.ruggedradios.com/collections/moto-replacement-parts/products/motorcycle-race-pu sh-to-talk-with-nexus-jack Cheaper ($$): https://www.sampsonracing.com/Off-Road-Motorcycle-Velcro-Mount-PTT-p/p0526.htm https://www.ruggedradios.com/collections/moto-replacement-parts/products/motorcycle-velcro- mount-push-to-talk-with-female-offroad-nexus-port I think it is better to buy the higher end PTT. This is an important part of the system and a good one makes all the difference. But if you are on a budget, the cheaper ones will work. 3. Helmet Kit (buy one): https://www.pciraceradios.com/collections/motorcycle-quad/products/motorcycle-helmet-wiring-k it https://www.ruggedradios.com/collections/moto-replacement-parts/products/alpha-audio-offroad -helmet-kit-with-speakers-mic-earbud-jack https://www.sampsonracing.com/Off-Road-Moto-Helmet-Kit-w-Speakers-p/src-hk-off-spk.htm These are similar. Some have an extra jack that you can tie into your phone or whatever to listen to music. 4. Harness (buy one): https://www.pciraceradios.com/collections/motorcycle-quad/products/motorcycle-harness https://www.ruggedradios.com/collections/moto-replacement-parts/products/motorcycle-offroad- communication-cable-harness https://www.sampsonracing.com/Rugged-Off-Road-Communication-Body-Harness-p/p0456.htm These are similar, but…I have found that when mixing and matching different brands of equipment PCI and Rugged Radio (for example), the plugs don’t fit as well as if they are all matching parts from one source 5. Jumper (buy one): https://www.pciraceradios.com/collections/radio-interface-cables/products/radio-adapter-short-c ord?variant=7920323909 https://www.ruggedradios.com/collections/moto-replacement-parts/products/connect-to-handhel d-radio 6. OR…..You can just buy the kit! These kits are EZ, They come with all the stuff listed above, but they come with the lower end PTT, You can upgrade to the perch mount PTT for $12: https://www.pciraceradios.com/collections/motorcycle-quad/products/motorcycle-kit-kenwood2 I recommend PCI Race Radio for any and all of the above. Extra: Some guys really like these helmet mounting brackets. I have some good hot melt glue that works great. Some can’t get some glue to stick to the helmet so they use the mount: https://www.ruggedradios.com/products/quick-install-helmet-kit-microphone-mount?variant=316 92553453664
  9. amgems

    Let Us Do a Radio Comm Thread

    Not Sure if previous attachment worked Bike to Bike Radio Equipment Starter Kit.pdf
  10. amgems

    Let Us Do a Radio Comm Thread

    Been awhile since I've visited. I put this together for the guys here in AZ, very few use radios. Hope it helps. Please let me know if corrections are needed. Merry Christmas! Bike to Bike Radio Equipment Starter Kit - Google Docs.pdf
  11. I was at the planning meeting for this ride last night. I didn't realize the amount of work that goes into an event like this. It is incredible. Coconino Trail Riders have a super good relationship with the forest service, but it is still a lot of work. It's part of the AMA sanctioned Beta Dual sport series. If you enter you are automatically entered in a sweepstakes to win a new Beta. There will be a pretty cool big bike route with road book routing for the big adventure bike riders all the way to very tight technical single track, and everything in-between. I'll be riding sweep for either the B or C loop on Sunday. The weather up in Flagstaff is really nice this time of year. Highs about 75-80, Lows about 60. We've had a bunch of rain, so the dirt is perfect. Hope some of you guys can make it out.
  12. amgems

    Looking 4 KTM RFS Rebuild Guru's

    I replied to this a few days ago. Looks like it vanished? Anyways, Long story, short...Racers Machine in Escondido can do most any machine shop work you may need done.
  13. The Coconino Trail Riders in Flagstaff AZ are doing the dual sport ride again after a couple of years off. Really nice riding up there. I'll be there helping out. I hope to see some of my SDAR buds come out and ride in the trees. https://fb.me/e/1OwfMKUei https://coconinotrailriders.org/ Tickets form.jotform.com/221635735208152
  14. amgems

    Plans for New Club Event & Other SDAR Stuff

    I've been in AZ about 2 1/2 years now. I've joined a few clubs here. Arizona Trail Riders, Prescott Trail Riders, and Coconino Trail Riders. There are a few things in common with these clubs that I didn't see in SDAR. They are all successful clubs with a president, secretary, treasurer, etc. Sometimes one person takes on more than one of those roles. Another thing they have is annual membership dues. Usually about $25 per year. Maybe a mandatory dues requirement to have access to the site would help? Monthly meetings with a donation jar? Just brainstorming. If you would want to talk to any of the officials in either ATR or CTR for some help, let me know. I'll do what I can to get you in touch. I'm pretty sure they would be happy to help with ideas. I'm not to active with PTR so not sure about contacts there. I just sent in $25 and I hope you can keep it going. Good luck Mimi.
  15. amgems

    Supporting Member SDAR Donations

    I donated too. But I won't post up here that i did, because I'm really humble. Thanks to those that keep it going!

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