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  2. I use a regular auto GPS, currently using a Nuvi 52LM on a Ram mount with VVMapping maps. The downside is that it's not waterproof but I put a plastic bag over it when there's any chance for it to get wet. The topographic information is not as good as a purpose-built off-road unit like the Montana. But the screen is more readable and best of all, they're cheap. I got the one I'm currently using for $35 on eBay. If it dies, I'll buy another one. I can buy a whole bunch of them for the $600 it would cost to get a new Montana. I'm planning to use it on the snowmobile this winter, it'll be interesting to see how it holds up there. There are some good videos on youtube about using an auto GPS off-road.
  3. A friend of mine has a Sportsman 500, its a really nice machine. Its huge compared to my KQ, but the extra power is probably worth the trade-off in size. Sounds like your vacuum fuel petcock is bad. You can convert to a manual, you can get them on eBay for $20 or so. You just have to remember to shut the fuel off when you park and turn it back on when you want to ride. I didnt notice you started this thread in July. I was a little late to the party.
  4. Three turns out is a little rich, at least according to the manual. The stock setting is a little less than 3, 2 3/4 or 2 7/8. Three should not cause serious flooding problems though, I wouldnt think. I would check the choke and make sure you dont have fuel coming down the carb vent lines from the fuel petcock.

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