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About Mikey777

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  • Birthday 02/17/1970

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  1. Nice to see such a big group of riders!
  2. Mikey777

    Trackside Aluminum MX Lift Stand-No Go

    My failure occurred because I was not standing directly in front of the lifting arm when lifting a 350. My body was turned just a bit, which can happen when you are trying to hold the bike at two points and manipulate your foot around foot pegs, etc. That was just enough to input some sideways force which bent the lifting bar. I was able to bend it back in the vice but noticed the mounting points are also bent a little. Just bought a new steel one. Much sturdier. User error? Maybe...probably...could be, but I prefer something sturdier.
  3. I picked this junk up from Cycle Gear a few years back. Because it is made of aluminum it is really light, but also the lifting arm and mounting points are very weak and susceptible to bending. Get a nice steel one instead. https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/trackside-aluminum-mx-lift-stand?gclid=Cj0KCQjwmpb0BRCBARIsAG7y4zbLKFuN03rcb-Y3B98uxU7OXEAgwYqfbH1_EehA-zIpx5Cj_r-0zEUaAop5EALw_wcB
  4. Mikey777

    Phone based gps help!

    I have not tried it, but it looks like it relies on a single point attachment on the back of the phone. I can see that getting compromised under heavy vibration. A clamping device is likely more secure.
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    Phone based gps help!

    I have not delved into building routes yet on that app. It looks like that function is available on the XE version. https://www.bcnavxe.com/#/
  6. Mikey777

    Phone based gps help!

    For the AZ Peace Trail ride, I used my Montana and also my Samsung S9 in a RAM mount using their rubberband thing. Will probably use a stand alone phone in the future due to possible risk of vibration damage to the camera. For my GPS app, I used BackCountry Navigator Pro. The GPS tracks for the AZ Peace trail route are very poorly organized and going through them on the Montana was difficult to say the least. It was much easier to sort through the tracks on the phone. I could easily pull up, remove, or delete the tracks I wanted from the phone based App. The only dilemma for me was the RAM mount interfering with the Samsung buttons and constantly either turning my phone off or bringing up an App that I did not want. Going to give the Mob Armor mount a try. Good deal for the money. https://www.backcountrynavigator.com/backcountry-navigator-pro Having two GPS systems actually worked out well and that is what I will probably do in the future. I used the Montana in the "Auto" driving mode and then used BackCountry Navigator Pro more for pulling up the map and searching around when we were looking for alternate roads, routes, etc. My App provided a lot more detail than the Montana based on the maps I pre-downloaded for the ride.
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    You lost on style points.
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  9. Mikey777

    CT125 - Tokyo Motor Show

    That Honda 125 is cool. Would be fun to have one for zipping around on.
  10. I felt like dying down in Mexico after consuming some contaminated veggies that had been washed in water. Montezuma's revenge is probably more of a risk than corona virus.
  11. Mikey777

    Another tire thread

    I have road set of wheels and a dirt set of wheels for the big bike. The road set is wrapped front and rear with Pirelli MT 90 A/T's which is a 80/20 tire, maybe 60/40 if you push your luck. The tread pattern is very similar to the Shinko 705. You can carve up the twisties like a hooligan street bike with these. They are usually in stock at Cycle Gear in Claremont.
  12. This bike is just sick...
  13. Mikey777

    Oh the pain!

    After watching the video, this was my take which I shared with Mike on FB. I am editing it a little for better reading. A couple seconds before the crash, Mike stood up on his new to him bike. Standing up on the bike loads the front suspension and puts more downward force on the front wheel/tire. It looks like he was also going slightly downhill which increases gravitational forces. When standing, for riders without a ton of experience and especially on a new bike, it is easy to have your right foot placed incorrectly on the foot peg so you are not able to hit the rear brake lever with your foot when needed. As Mike came around the corner on the outside, he saw the rocks, target fixated momentarily, and decided to brake/go around the obstacle. He may have realized he could not hit the rear brake/or missed the rear brake and then grabbed too much front brake while turning to the right to compensate for missing the rear brake. That immediately washed out the loaded front tire which caused the bike to instantly go down and highside the rider. Over the years, I have had to practice my right foot placement and rear braking while standing. Getting on the front brake on hard surfaces, with loose top material, while going downhill and standing can be hazardous.
  14. Mikey777

    Oh the pain!

    Ouch....I stay off the front brake as much as possible in the dirt. It is rarely my friend.
  15. Mikey777

    30 days

    I am going to steal your KTM mat and chair. If they turn up missing, LB took them.