Jump to content

scrappymcnugget

Members
  • Content Count

    20
  • Joined

  • Last visited

About scrappymcnugget

  • Rank
    TT Newbie

Profile Information

  • Location
    California

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. scrappymcnugget

    Latest GPS on a budget options?

    So I ended up doing Californiatrailmap.com and downloaded the "Californiatrailmap.mbtiles" file. $25. On their site they suggest locus map free app and they also have a good step by step on how to import and load the .mbtile into locus map. The bad: Had to download to my PC first, then onto my phone via cable (call me lazy). Even the smallest file at 3.7 gb is only for so cal, and has all trail types like hiking horse etc. So many trails I won't use, wish I could turn some The good: It's very very very accurate. Has all ohv trails. Cant find any errors. You can download so cal, central , nor Cal with/without topo info. Endless options. Color coded so if I want to find hiking trails it's there. Very clear directions. Also clear if you want to record your ride etc. Pretty sure this will work well for me. Again I don't map my direction, just ride, find new trails and take or loop trails back to the car.
  2. scrappymcnugget

    Latest GPS on a budget options?

    Because some people refer to a preference, I'll point out where I think I'm alone. Here is a snapshot for OWLSHEADGPS using the "MapViewer" on a PC. I love this map for so many reasons but mostly because it clearly refines all trails, singletrack, fireroads, street legal, all color coded with names etc, and I personally don't care about my tracks history. I'm really more focused on what trails have I not ridden and how can I make a loop out of where I'm at. This would be magic for me... if the APP software worked properly. Software seems to work with the download and whatnot, but can't find it's own .db or .xml files when off-line and freezes. Then tries to download it all over again when back on.. 2.2 gig in total. Plus there's no settings to define/help the software locate its own map it downloaded. No help menu so nobodys home I guess. Its a freebie, so I shouldn't expect much but all that goodness goes to waste. Anyone else using OWLSHEAD GPS and having this problem? Lots of people in the appstore comment the same issues.
  3. scrappymcnugget

    Latest GPS / smartphone on a budget

    Thanks for the reply. I'll take a look at locus map. That's a new 1 to me.
  4. scrappymcnugget

    Latest GPS on a budget options?

    Man this is all good stuff.. Thanks for all the replies particularly clarifying the Backcountry map. Sounds like everyone has their flavor/preference, but its awesome that we have options. I've downloaded and looked over a couple and they all great. I'll list a few so anyone can reference and make their personal choices. I'm kind of a person that loves the caltopo map style when I'm looking at the old-school paper map, but prefer the color-coded trail lines to jump out at me like Osmand or Avenza. I'm gonna amazon that zip pouch thingy. Info from filterx has been REALLY helpful, can't thank you enough. For future readers, I'll just list some of the options that have been mentioned. Old phone, download the maps sounds like a great option I'm gonna try. Just gotta pull some power to a USB jack now. Backcountry - Looks great, though the caltopo 24k is where it shines. Avenza - Owlsheadgps - Osmand - Oruxmaps - Locusmaps
  5. scrappymcnugget

    Latest GPS on a budget options?

    I've attached a screenshot from the backcountry app. 4 trails intersect in this area and you can't tell. Zoom out and all the faint lines disappear. Maybe they don't cover Angeles National Forest. Or again I'm probably just missing something
  6. scrappymcnugget

    Latest GPS on a budget options?

    Thanks for the feedback. I've looked over the demo version of the Backcountry app but really don't see the magic. I see some of my trails, but no labels and no clarity or type of trails. Maybe I just need to use the "pro version"? Or maybe I just need to add tiles for more detail? Can't adjust layers for better clarity either. Again, I don't mind spending a few bucks for the pro version app but Google maps has more clarity.. what am I missing? FYI- just stumbled on an app called Osmand.. seems they actually have maps with decent accuracy. Best I've found so far
  7. I'm looking into bar mounting an old smartphone, using it's GPS only, and downloading/popping in a SD and using maps offline. I like the idea of the interface, but can't find ACCURATE SOUTHERN CAL OHV MAPS to download. Seems they are always missing legal FS or BLM trails.. I've only looked at the freebies and don't mind paying as long as they are accurate, and clearly define trail types (single track/fire roads). What's the latest/easiest/cheap GPS options??? Lots of old info when I search. I'm very familiar with my spots and have a plated WR (I have battery), so I'd only really need for quick reference, but want it to be really easy to use. I sometimes refer to a paper map and never break out my Garmin 76, because its not mounted and frankly its a pain to use (when compared to smartphone maps), and I never really NEED to take a specific route. California Trail Map.com looks promising at $25 a year, but I can't pan around on the actual map so I can't verify its accuracy. OwlsheadGPS map looks REALLY good but the reviews were horrible based on downloading issues. Anyone using these? I mentioned on a budget because honestly I don't want to learn/maintain brain space for a new $400 gadget. I've already got the Garmin 76 and don't like it. Any advise is appreciated. THANKS IN ADVANCE
  8. scrappymcnugget

    california Latest GPS on a budget options?

    I'm looking into bar mounting an old smartphone, using it's GPS only, and downloading/popping in a SD and using maps offline. I like the idea of the interface, but can't find ACCURATE SO CAL OHV MAPS to download. Seems they are always missing legal FS or BLM trails.. I've only looked at the freebies and don't mind paying as long as they are accurate, and clearly define trail types (single track/fire roads). What's the latest/easiest/cheap GPS options??? Lots of old info when I search. I'm in OC and ride Big Bear, Gorman, Stoddard.. etc. and very familiar with my spots and have a plated WR (I have battery). I sometimes refer to a paper map and never break out my Garmin 76, because its not mounted and frankly its a pain to use (when compared to smartphone maps), and I never really NEED to take a specific route. California Trail Map.com looks promising at $25 a year, but I can't pan around on the actual map so I can't verify its accuracy. OwlsheadGPS map looks REALLY good but the reviews were horrible based on downloading issues. Anyone using these? I mentioned on a budget because honestly I don't want to learn/maintain brain space for a new $400 gadget. I've already got the Garmin 76 and don't like it. Any advise is appreciated. THANKS IN ADVANCE
  9. scrappymcnugget

    Which carburetor part is this?

    Thanks for the advice everyone. Yea realized after reading the feedback that it is in fact the float bowl plug/stop. The original wasn't brass so I didn't even notice it. Thanks for the fuel screw info though, great tuning advise that I'll use. They are not keihn jets and have different numbers so I won't use and just soak and clean out. Bike was running perfect before it sat for 6+ months so id rather not risk changing jet sizes anyway. Thanks again everyone!!!
  10. scrappymcnugget

    Which carburetor part is this?

    2007 WR250F Carburetor Rebuilt in process. I got a carb rebuild kit off ebay (psychic brand) and I came across a extra part, and have no idea what it is. Can't find a part that looks like it in the manual or oem part viewer. I've pointed to it with a red arrow in the attachment.. Anyone know what it does? Also, a couple small acc pump o-ring parts were missing from my kit. Has anyone ever just replaced these with some similar O-rings that I can get at Ace hardware? I forget if these factory orings are heat/solvent rated any better than regular O-rings. Some of the jets (leak jet) were smaller than the jets currently in my bike so I'm leaving the original jets in and just cleaning with carb cleaner and soaking. Still getting some residue on the parts, and hesitant to pet anything metal through them in fear of enlarging. Anyone got advice on what to push thru to ensure it's clean or just leave? Thanks in advance!!! Any input is appreciated.
  11. scrappymcnugget

    Steering bearings bad? or something else

    Thanks guys... and I'll take the advice. Although I don't have noticeable seizing, TT mentioned "notchy" which would probably better describe my scenario. About 15 degrees of free play in the center and a tiny bit of friction outside of that, which is probably gets amplified while riding. Probably gets locked into any deformations making steering feel heavy I'll rip into the assembly and get a ride in it and get back with some comments. Thanks for the input.
  12. I've noticed during a long riding day and through woops and deep soft sand, that my steering feels like it locks up and feel super heavy. After I slow down, or when the bike is on the stand I don't notice any binding or looseness. Notice it most after a long run through soft dry washes. I've ridden for years and never experienced this and would assume bad steering bearings would only cause sloppy wobbly feeling. 07 wr250f that's pretty stock- no steering damper - front shocks rebuilt last year with stock valving. I've never touched the front steering bearings because they've never felt sloppy. Shocks, Steering bearings, my body locking up, I don't know where to start? I know this may just be my lack of knowledge here so any advise is appreciated.
  13. I just picked up an 07 wr250f and the speedomoter / odometer isn't working. The background lights up green, but no #'s letters or hello messages - boo. I was told by the previous owner that it stopped working when the battery "bounced around and the ground wire broke" on a ride. The ground wire is attached and bike starts up and all, just no reading on the screen. Sorry, I'm new to the odometers and such, but my guess is the quick connect/disconnect busted something inside the module itself. Anyone take one of these apart? Is there a fuse inside? Has anyone had this issue before? Thanks in advance. I know this is the 400+ forum, but I think the wrs all have the same module..
  14. I just picked up an 07 wr250f and the speedomoter / odometer isn't working. The background lights up green, but no #'s letters or hello messages - boo. I was told by the previous owner that it stopped working when the battery "bounced around and the ground wire broke" on a ride. The ground wire is attached and bike starts up and all, just no reading on the screen. Sorry, I'm new to the odometers and such, but my guess is the quick connect/disconnect busted something inside the module itself. Anyone take one of these apart? Is there a fuse inside? Has anyone had this issue before? Thanks in advance.
  15. scrappymcnugget

    New game - Name that rear sprocket!

    Sweet, thanks Yama4stroker. Per your post, I started looking into the '99 and newer and it appears that is what I have for the rear wheel/hub. When I was looking around at sizing I found this site: http://www.jtsprockets.com/catalogue/ It has dimensions/sizes for sprockets of any bike imaginable, with great search options. I made some measurements and found out what I had. Now I can order the new sprocket. Thanks Yama4stroker! The "C49" is simply the material type, carbon steel, and has nothing to to with the tooth #.
×