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  1. PbdBlue

    Noob Clothing advice

    Klim, etc make very high quality gear but come with a hefty price tag. Some recent new entries into the market look interesting. MSR (RMATV) has their new line of ADV gear that gets pretty good reviews. And Thor is releasing their new D30 equipped adventure line, Range. MSR-Xplorer-Adventure-Gear (rockymountainatvmc.com) Products – ThorMX
  2. Rode the Lasal valley and Montezuma Rd a couple of days and then trucked the bikes up to Canyonlands and rode the White Rim Trail.
  3. PbdBlue

    Suspension 101 Gobbler Report

    I'm guessing you have Xplor forks or maybe AER? If you have Xplor then George has two setups for those. Semi pro version replaces the left base valve with a Gobbler and the goofy cone-like compression valve in the left leg with a traditional mid-valve. Once installed the top adjusters will provide rebound and the left bottom Gobbler will provide the compression adjustment similar to a conventional open chamber fork like those used on pre '17 KTM's. If you want to go further he has a pro set up. I had Gobblers in my '14 350 and loved them. Recently purchased a '19 Husqvarna FE450 and have installed George's semi-pro setup. Have not had a chance to ride it yet but heading out in a few weeks and will be able to get some serious seat time. There's an extensive thread on KTM Talk about the Gobbler\mid valve setup. If you have AER's not sure what he has for them but I'm sure he has a solution. Give him a call. https://ktmtalk.com/showthread.php?560899-101-Suspension-quot-Gobblers-quot
  4. PbdBlue

    I need a truck.

    Looking used there are some early F150 eco-boosts to avoid. I'm not really up on the specifics but my buddy had an early eco-boost F150 that was plagued with carbon buildup on the intake valves. I believe they later solved it with changes to the injection scheme but not sure what year that was done (looks like 2017) Ford 3.5 EcoBoost Engine Problems: 3 Most Common Issues – Drive Celadon Personally I've had a bunch of Tacoma's and Tundra's including my present Tundra Supercrew with zero issues. The 5.7L motor is pretty much bulletproof. Supercrew is a 5.5' bed but the Doublecab comes with 6.5'. Mileage on the other hand will not be as good as the F150. That said used Toyota's are not cheap.
  5. I don't really know for sure about it. Just know that I have friends snowbirding in Quartzsite and they got permits for their street plated RZR's.
  6. It's a little fuzzy in the tribe regulations but I think you may need a CRIT permit on any CRIR tribal land. I know that there is a lot of attention over there right now as the SXS crowd has discovered the area. I think the only place you can get a permit is at the tribal office in Parker. Anyway it's probably worth investigating before doing a ride through there.
  7. Looks like a great ride. Just curious - did you guys get a CRIT permit to cross the reservation on the east side of the river?
  8. PbdBlue

    Garmin Montana 680t won't load past 'Loading Maps'

    Hmmm...... it sounds like one of your map files may be corrupted. If the maps are loaded into the main memory there's probably no way to delete them since it won't connect. I've been keeping all of my map files on the sd card so I can just remove it if something happens to them. Then create a new sd card image offline. A coupe of possible causes come to mind. One is disconnecting the GPS usb cable without unmounting the device in windows first. The other is too many map segments are loaded. Not only is there a limit on memory but more importantly there's a limit on the number of map segments stored. For instance City Navigator contains ~190 map segments while Topo 100k has ~550. The Topo24K series maps contain many more and you can easily exceed the max which is around 4000 map segments. Once you do weird thing happen. Most often it starts truncating the maps but I suspect it may also cause loading issues. In your case not sure what happened or what can be done. Did you ever try completely removing the SD card? It doesn't need one installed to boot up.
  9. PbdBlue

    Garmin Montana 680t won't load past 'Loading Maps'

    Interesting. What routable map are you trying?
  10. PbdBlue

    Garmin Montana 680t won't load past 'Loading Maps'

    I had something similar happen to my 610 last year. It mysteriously cleared itself up after I set it aside for a couple of weeks. It's been fine ever since. Who knows??? Have you tried connecting to it on a different PC? Does it show up in Device Manager\Portable Devices with an error? You should see a device called "GARMIN". I'm guessing since it won't boot that it probably won't show in DM. Maybe try removing the SD card and leaving the battery out of it overnight?
  11. PbdBlue

    Garmin Montana 680t won't load past 'Loading Maps'

    So is there a micro sd card in it or not at this point? You don't need to have a micro sd card in it to boot up so if there's one in it take it out. Second remove the battery and let it sit for like 30 minutes. Then reinsert the battery and try to boot it up.
  12. You have to go around the Yuma Proving Grounds. You can take Cibola Road from the river to 95. You’re supposed to phone in to the military to let them know you’re driving through. At least there are signs to that effect but I don’t know if anyone actually does. Download the Arizona Peace Trail tracks. It goes from Quartzsite along the river to Martinez Lake.
  13. Yeah. Many times. It's really the only way to get through without going around the north\south ends of the mountains. Lot's of good riding east of the mountains.
  14. Going east past American Girl up the wash is pretty rocky. Not recommended for the faint of heart or those on big bikes:)

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