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By Robert Dabe
Thanks to our first responders, and the marvelous tools they have today
I'm an experienced ATC rider, but the last time riding one was 1996.
A couple of weeks ago I really got the bug to go riding again. I ended up buying a 2000 Honda TRX400EX in decent shape, and took it up to the Interlake State Recreation Area, near Linville, In, yesterday. The park sets on an area where coal had been mined. there are a lot of rocks there. It was a cool day so I made sure wear thermal underwear. I rode mostly easy trails until I felt more confident. The trails were pretty wet, but still manageable, until I went down one hill too many. I wasn't unable to climb up the other side. I spent a couple of hours trying to figure a way out. In the end I pulled the key, and started walking, back to the parking lot. The more I walked, the darker it got. It turned out I was on the wrong trail. I turned around and wend on a different trail. My legs were very sore so I took a break, and laid down under a tree, and shivered. I had fallen several times in the darkness. One thing that really helped my rescue was the ability of the Sheriff to ping my phone, and locate my truck.
Around 5:00 am I heard a drone, then saw some headlights. I walked down to them. It turned out they were looking for me. I didn't know they were part of larger group. They took me to the ambulance, and started checking me out. Once that was done I got to see the tools they had at their hands. Each of the people looking for me were assigned a radio number, that was tracked by the main computer. The screen showed the searchers paths. Where they had been, and where they were at any given time. Once they determined I was ok to go home, I was in between the ambulance and a second vehicle. I can't provide enough praise to people dedicated to helping others.
Now the, rest of the story... Before leaving home I told my wife I was going to do some riding, for about an hour. After not hearing from me for many hours, she decided to call the Sheriff for help. She gave him all the information she could. She knew the color of my truck, the ATV, and my phone number. I am very happy she looks out for me. You can bet this won't happen again. Thanks sweetie!
All of this could had been avoided if I was riding with another person, and had my phone with me.
I have an unknown year Timberwolf. I have had to replace/repair some back yard wiring issues. With the wiring fixed, I compared to my other Timberwolf quads, I have found a problem. Starter is always running. I can only get it to stop by removing the positive lead from the battery.
By Thomas Aucoin
My Arctic Cat will not suck from the fuel tank and start. I replaced the Carburator, fuel pump, spark plug, air filter and hoses. I can run a fuel line to a gas can with the top off and drop the fuel line in it and it will start. So I was thinking I had a problem with my fuel tank but I can siphon fuel out of it
So I bought a portable 6 gallon tank and mounted it on the luggage rack but it will not suck out of the new tank. But if I take the filler cap off and drop the fuel hose in the tank it run suck gas and run
Any suggestions? Electric fuel pump?
Haven't been tracking because I was down with a cold. And it really sucked because we had several storms come thru and put down some nice fresh snow. But it's all good now. Except now, the temps are really going to start going up which means the snow is melting fast. But I got out on 27 Mar & the tracking was AWESOME !!! Hope you enjoy the video !!!
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i have a 05 yfz with a brand new battery. There is an issue with it not starting now. You can hear the cliking noise but no turn over.Battery is charged fully but no start.HELP!!!!!!!!!!! What is the problem or anyadvice to fix and not go broke in the process
BLUERIBBON COALITION ACTION ALERT!
> IDAHO, Call your Senators on CIEDRA before they return to Washington * > DC
> Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber in Idaho,
> What was your reaction to the news that Idaho Senators Mike Crapo * > and Jim Risch recently introduced Congressman Mike Simpson's Central * > Idaho Economic Development and Recreation Act (CIEDRA) in the Senate?
> Were you shocked? You should have been. Idaho has 5 million acres of * > Wilderness already. More than any other state except Alaska. * > Wilderness bans all mountain bike and motorized recreation. Yet, * > Idaho's entire congressional delegation is now supporting a bill * > that designates 332,775 new acres of wilderness in the Boulder White * > Clouds (BWC).
> I hate to say this, but the story on this CIEDRA bill is getting * > worse. A comparison between the 2009 House version and the 2010 * > Senate version will turn your shock into outrage.
> The Idaho Recreation Council recently put the two bills side-by-side * > and found the new 2010 version considerably worse than its * > predecessor. See: Comparison of the 2009 House CIEDRA VS 2010 Senate * > CIEDRA
> First of all, the new bill has more Wilderness. A lot more. Over * > 20,000 acres of "new" Wilderness has been added to the White Clouds * > Wilderness. The new bill also throws out language that gave * > permanent protection to the motorized routes in the Sawtooth * > National Recreation Area but outside the proposed Wilderness. Rep. * > Simpson started out with a basic premise of wanting to settle the * > issue once and for all and that is no longer being accomplished.
> The new bill also eliminates language that secures motorized access * > to the very popular and scenic Germania Creek-East Fork/Grand Prize * > trail. The new bill not only takes away the East Fork/Grand Prize * > section, it also allows closure of the entire route "for non- > motorized recreation purposes."
> Similarly, the new bill paves the way for the closure of the Frog * > Lake loop. In the "old" bill, Simpson included language that secured * > motorized access but the new bill says it will remain open only "if * > the Secretary allows motorized use."
> There's more. The OHV park near Boise was stripped out, as was * > authorization for $1 million to the Idaho Parks and Recreation to * > develop and manage it. And the trail between Redfish Lake and * > Stanley for non-motorized use in summer and snowmobiles in the * > winter, including parking areas at each end was stripped out.
> The only thing this bill protects the land from is YOU. Simply * > because you ride a mountain bike, enjoy snowmobiling or ride off- > highway vehicles, you don't have a right to view these lands.
> That's not Idaho. We can do better.
> Senator Risch and Crapo have scheduled June 16, 2010, for a Senate * > Subcommittee hearing on the new bill. Congress is in recess until * > June 4 for local district work sessions. That means the next few * > days is the best opportunity to contact the Senators with your * > concerns prior to the June 16 hearing.
> Please make your call today. We've put together some talking points * > you can use below. And tell you friends and family to make their * > calls by the end of the week.
> As always, thanks in advance for your action on this important * > issue. Please call or email if you have any comments or suggestions.
> Brian Hawthorne > Public Lands Policy Director > BlueRibbon Coalition > 208-237-1008 ext 102
> BRC ACTION ALERT: > Idaho Senators on board with a "new" Boulder White Clouds Wilderness * > Bill - that's even worse than previous versions. > Please call the senators during Memorial Day recess and express your * > concern.
> Situation: > Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch recently introduced Congressman * > Mike Simpson's Central Idaho Economic Development and Recreation Act * > (CIEDRA) in the Senate. Idaho's entire congressional delegation is * > now supporting this bill that designates 332,775 new acres of * > wilderness in the Boulder White Clouds (BWC). > See: Boulder-White Clouds wilderness bill to be reintroduced today > IDAHO MOUNTAIN EXPRESS: Updated and breaking news > Simpson's wilderness bill gets Senate introduction > Simpson's wilderness bill gets Senate introduction - KHQ Right Now - News and Weather for Spokane and North Idaho |
> What you need to do: > The Memorial Day recess (May 31 - June 4) gives Idaho's * > recreationists a golden opportunity to express concerns about the * > new bill.
> Sen. Mike Crapo > * * *Boise Office: (208) 334-1776 > * * *Pocatello Office: (208) 236-6775 > * * *Idaho Falls Office: (208) 522-9779 > * * *Coeur d'Alene Office: (208) 664-5490 > * * *Lewiston Office: (208) 743-1492 > * * *Caldwell Office: (208) 455-0360 > * * *Twin Falls Office: (208) 734-2515
> Sen. Jim Risch > * * *Boise Office: (208) 342-7985 > * * *Coeur d'Alene Office: (208) 667-6130 > * * *Idaho Falls Office: (208) 523-5541 > * * *Lewiston Office: (208) 743-0792 > * * *Pocatello Office: (208) 236-6817 > * * *Twin Falls Office: (208) 734-6780
> Please be polite.
> With 5 million acres already set aside, Idaho has enough Wilderness. * > I oppose CIEDRA and I am calling to ask the Senator to reconsider * > his decision to promote this bill.
> There is no threat to these lands. No massive clear cutting project * > is in the works. No giant mining operation proposed. Mountain bikes, * > off-highway vehicles and snowmobiles are not harming these lands.
> CIEDRA will kick out motorized and mountain bike recreationists who * > will take their dollars with them, having a negative impact on the * > local economy.
> The Sawtooth National Recreation Areas provides protection and * > balanced management while still allowing recreational uses.
> I am opposed use of the Omnibus package to pass CIEDRA or any public * > lands bill. > The BlueRibbon Coalition is a national (non-profit) trail-saving * > group that represents over 600,000 recreationists nationwide The * > Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) season is beginning. Federal * > employees, please mark BlueRibbon Coalition and Check #11402 on your * > CFC pledge form to support our efforts to protect your access. Join * > us at 1-800-258-3742 BlueRibbon Coalition: Protecting your recreational access to public lands. > _______________________________________________________
> As a non-profit, grassroots organization funded primarily by * > membership dues and donations, we greatly appreciate your support. * > Visit Make a Difference Now - BlueRibbon Coalition to help fund * > our efforts to protect your trails!
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