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I finally got a few friends to agree on a date and made reservations to go ride some of the Hatfield Mccoy trails. Will be up there July 22nd-26th. With average temp in the 80's, it'll feel cool to what we're use to. Here in July it's normally 100-110 with 90%+ humidity which makes heat index in the 120's. We all work outside so this should be a great time to go. Will be staying at Ashlands Atv Resort this time. First ever trip and we all are looking forward to it. :grin
 

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Just as a FYI- found backwoodsgps.com has all the trails plus the outlaw trails for HFM trails for $80 that includes 3 or 4 free updates if you download straight into a Garmin gps. They demonstrate it on a Garmin 40ml. I picked up a used one on eBay for $30 and a waterproof motorcycle mount cover for it for $10, also on eBay. May seem a little high at first grand total of $140 but it works just like your road gps. Not to mention a little piece of mind because we all know how paper maps can be in a foreign riding area.
 

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Hope y'all have a great ride, and be sure to take/toss up us some picsfor us :grin
 

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Most certainly!
 

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you will have a good time. I stayed there last year, and will be up there again in october.
We had a group of 12, the little cabins were good, clean. Had cable tv and wifi. no signal with verizon at ashland, so turn on wifi calling if you need signal. The staff there was great.
Can't wait to get back up there.
 

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always wanted to do the Hatfield McCoy trails, like said above take lots of pictures for us less fortunate lol. Have fun and ride safe!
 

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I've learned long ago that if you want to do something or see something, just save up and go. Because tomorrow isnt guarantied. We all have things we have to do and it's easy to let the little things stop us from doing what we want to do. The house work or whatever will be there when you get back.
 

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Wow, we had a blast. The people at Ashland Resort said that if we went to Pinnacle Creek, that it was an all day ride, the are not lying. Took about 4 hrs of trail riding just to get there. We barely had the fuel to get back and we didn't cover much of that trail. We had an extra 4 gals with us but you really need 4 gal extra each to make that ride. Also you better leave at 7am not 9am like we did.

My foreman on the day we went to Pinnacle Creek, kept over heating. I tried removing the winch, the winch bumper, washing the radiator but finally I removed the hmf programmer and it stopped over heating. Because of this, we didn't get to ride much of Pinnacle Creek. We cover most all of the Indian Ridge and Pocahontas though. Total miles in 3 days was 163 miles.

Indian Ridge- avoid trail 90. The outcome isn't worth it. It was our first black trail we tried there and near the bottom is about a 4' drop off. I endo'ed mine there and very close to rolling over. Ed on his rincon rolled on the drop off. Kieth's rubicon got away from him and bounced like 4' high down the hill multiple times before hitting some saplings stopping it. Only slightly bent his bumper. Trail was wet and raining though.
 

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Looking for input about my over heating issue. Should I get a bong and weld it into the hmf exhaust so I can put the O2 sensor back in and sell the hmf programmer?

I'll see if I can upload some photos of the awesome adventure.
 

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Does the programmer make enough difference to be worth while keeping? If yes, would fitting a larger radiator cure your problem?
I personally would miss the added power and would feel like I'd downgraded.
 

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Pros of the programmer- little better throttle response and a little more low end
Cons of the programmer- way more fuel consumption and in the mountains it causes it to overheat
 

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Pros of the programmer- little better throttle response and a little more low end
Cons of the programmer- way more fuel consumption and in the mountains it causes it to overheat
Sounds like your settings may be off. A fuel programmer should make the engine run cooler, since it won't be on the lean side.
 

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Should be a good time, I was just in Huntsville,Tn for White Knuckle Event at Brimstone. Meet a few people while riding there and they said HFM is a fun place to ride. My group is hoping to plan for a trip near the end of the year.
 

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