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    Adventure bike tent

    Um, did you notice the date of the article?
  2. I've got the Globetrottin rack for my 500exc. It's the gold standard for long distance small bike adventuring. http://www.globetrottin.com/Luggage-Rack-System-for-2017-thru-2019-KTM-250-500--Standard-Rack-version_p_103.html
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    Phone based gps help!

    The quad lock looks nice but they don't make one specifically for the Kyocera Duraforce as far as I can tell. But if are using your primary phone, and your phone is of more recent vintage, it might be a good option. Mikey, did you see how you have to push down the lever before turning and unlocking the phone from the mount. It's like a level II holster. But I agree with Bags about being able to tether the phone would be a nice option. It would be super easy for them to add a little tether tab on the case itself.
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    Street Tires for a 450 ???

    Shinko 244. I used this to ride across Utah 2 years ago. 600 miles of dirt and 400 miles of slab. I was really surprised at how well they performed on and off road. And priced right. https://www.motosport.com/product/?acctid=21700000001662562&adgroupid=64221936704&campaignid=1469175523&cc=us&channel=online&creative=283772275637&device=c&ds_s_inventory_feed_id=97700000007265446{ifpla:&ds_s_kwgid=58700005280401191&dskeywordid=92700046695701289&dsproductgroupid=475649667036&gclid=CjwKCAjw95D0BRBFEiwAcO1KDJQGW3zRCxpq6DjE-M24gavI9dYaZAP0at-PKCB-r5U5m6oCVi98DRoCsdwQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds&key=Shinko-Dual-Sport-244-Tire-Combo&lid=92700046695701289&locationid={loc_phyiscal_ms}&matchtype=&merchid=348908&mrkgadid=3303113957&mrkgbflag=0&mrkgcat=dirtbiketires&mrkgcl=500&mrkgen=gpla&network=g&prodctry=US&prodlang=en&product_id=SHT001N-X001-Y001&pssource=true&segment=badger&storeid={product_store_id}&targetid=aud-297362346885:pla-475649667036&variant=SHT001N-X001-Y001
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    Phone based gps help!

    Mikey, I was just checking out the Back Country site. Are you able to build routes on the web site and auto sync to phone? The basic web site doesn't offer much. Maybe it's available for paid subscribers?
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    Phone based gps help!

    Yes sir.
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    Phone based gps help!

    It's super easy. You can do it right on your phone or on a lap top. Zoom in to where you want to start, click "create route" and build from there. Gaia (and others I'm sure) have the "snap to" feature, which automatically follows the trail and builds the tract. So start at one point, click at the next intersection, and the route will bend to the trail automatically. No more click, click, click every inch or so to build a route. If you build the route on your lap top (and vice versus) it automatically syncs to your phone, so no more plugging a GPS into your computer, loading the tracks from your computer into Basecamp, and then from Basecamp into your GPS.
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    COVID - Picture Contest

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    Phone based gps help!

    I contacted Statmount and asked about a 1" Ram ball mount option. They said thanks for the idea and they are going start looking at it. They offered my a 15% discount code for the suggestion. I'm considering it...I really like the way the phone slides in an out easily. Chris...I really don't see a draw back to this set up right now. One of the best things is the simplicity. No more Basecamp...
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    Phone based gps help!

    Bending that top mount point was key. I would have done exactly the same thing. The mount the Jim posted above looks really nice. I sent them a message to see if they have a 1" ball mount option
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    Phone based gps help!

    I like the looks of that mount, Mike. Let me know asap what you think when you get it. Also, I'll note that I always try to have two forms of retention, usually a tether of sorts, with everything I pack on my bike; GPS, phone, tool bags, etc. Tethering a phone is problematic so what I do is take industrial strength velcro with a tape backing and apply one side to the back of the phone and one side to the mount. Just throwing this out as a suggestion.
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    Phone based gps help!

    I'll still give you $100 for your Montana ....
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    Phone based gps help!

    I'm researching now. Will post up if I find something worth mentioning.
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    Phone based gps help!

    What app are you using Bri? I've actually created tracks, both street and dirt, on the phone very easily. It's also nice to do them on a laptop and have them auto sync to the phone via the app. It's so much easier than creating tracks on basecamp or even just the process of loading tracks is way easier.
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    Phone based gps help!

    You don't need to worry about it being unlocked unless you want to activate it. Mine is purely for GPS nav so it is not activated. The advantaged to the Verizon version is that it has a better screen than the ATT / Sprint version. I purchased a 256 gig mini SD Card for my phone so I would have extensive storage for off line maps and satellite views. Check Amzon as well. They have used phones.