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Left for a Western trip yesterday. Covered near 1000 miles before stopping near the Colorado border. We'll pick up our Ladies at the Denver Airport this afternoon.

Kansas Gas stop


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Question for those who have ridden at high altitudes...Can I expect the TBAP sensor to adjust for altitudes or should I expect eratic idle and engine rev gremlins when we get to 14K + feet elevation?
 

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Here's a post from a57chevy43 on the original PRC site - only thing I found with the search feature.

"A polaris guy told me that the polaris fuel injection computer learns every time it is turned on. Meaning that it learned the altitude, fuel/air mixture, air temp, etc every time you start the machine. Maybe it needs a few seconds to learn and smooth outh out for optimal performance. EFI's like in yamahas and can ams and others cant learn or adjust. They are set at certain peramiters (misspelled I know) and the computers have to be reflashed at higher elevations to run properly. My RZR has always run a little erratic at start up but would then smooth out after 5 or 6 seconds and be good the rest of the day. If I went out and rode for a while and killed it then restarted it right back up, no problems. But if I put it up over night and got up the next morning to ride it would be erratic again. As I found out the air temp was different and the computer would relearn for optimal performnce. As long as your RZR runs good after a few seconds I wouldnt worry too much."

In a separate post Martymoe agreed that altitude should not impact the Rzr. One other poster indicated that you will lose only 1% of horsepower for each 1000 feet of elevation, and that horsepower change may marginally impact clutching (although they weren't completely certain of the mechanical rationale).

Have fun, and climb and descend safely.
 

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Thanks for the info Fummer. What a guy!!!l

btw The girls got diverted to Colorado Springs because of storms and were about 5 hours late landing in Denver. 'Sure plan on keeping the rubber side down! :lol:



Rifle Colorado...yah they're still trailer Queens but that will change TODAY :!:
 

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August 7th in MOAB

Yep, finally unloaded in Moab. The RZRs ran great!! Only rode about 26 miles today on parts of two trails, The Gemini Bridiges Trail and Metal Masher.



High above the rest of the world

Part of the Metal Masher Trail



Highway is below

HOT TUBS TOMORROW ??
 

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Looks like you have some great riding ahead of you.
 

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Wow, wish I was there! Looks like fun. By the way I have ridden in the Sierra's up to 11,000 feet with no problems on our RZR's, just a small power loss which is understandable.
 

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Good pics. How's the dust?
 

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From what I've been told, the only thing that MAY need to be done, if anything at all, on these machines for high altitude is some minute clutching mods (spring changes). The EFI will take care of itself, no problem. Looks like a good time just waiting to happen there, enjoy !!
 

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Moab is THE REAL DEAL

Rode for 11 hours today. Hells Revenge, Fins "N Things, Poison Spider, and some I don't remember. Got lost a few of times, the Bureau Of Land Management Trails are not as well marked. All got back ok.

THIS IS A VIDEO>>>DOUBLE CLICK ON IT


RZRs Continue to AMAZE me. Very light dust.

( Fummer, the pucker factor on a 1-10 scale is a 27 . At one point Linda said " I'm gonna cry ".) :lol: Wish you and Mary were here :(
 

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More great pics, how HOT was is it there?
 

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Pops said:
More great pics, how HOT was is it there?
Remember what they say about that "Dry Heat :shock: " Pops :lol: , but it sure do look like fun !! Keep the pics coming-very nice.
 

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8-9-2009 OURAY !!!

Temps were in the 80's ...not bad, like he said "dry heat"

Got to OURAY today, rode Red Mtn, Corkscrew trail, part of the Alpine loop. Tomorrow maybe to Silverton or Lake City by RZR.















 

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Wirechaser said, "...the pucker factor on a 1-10 scale is a 27."

I assume you omitted the decimal - all the pics I have seen look like a 2.7.

Nice pics - thanks for sharing.
 

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Alright, I'm officially jealous, but I'm not mad at you :) :D :lol: :lol:, sure looks like you are enjoying yourselves :D , keep the pics coming.
 

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fummer, to you maybe a 00.27

Today we covered about 40 miles on the alpine loop. Last night I phoned the night sherrif on duty at Silverton, who said we could " Park at the courthouse and walk to the resturant". We parked and locked the RZRs together and almost immediately the day Sherrif told us to " Get out of town or face a $150.00 fine each". We pronto left Silverton Colorado !!!







Playing in the snow August 20, 2009







Parked outside the Sheriffs office Silverton Co.







 

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Todays ride

We rode 49 miles to the West, covering Imogene Pass, Yankee Boy Basin and a couple off-shoots. We rode to the edge of Teluride and looked down on the town. From there we saw Black Bear Pass but since it is a one-way down into Teluride we did not take it. The rig was parked outside Outray at Camp Bird Mine. No Sheriffs chasing us today!! Thought I'd Post a couple of vids.

Tomorrow to Cripple Creek Colorado. We've enjoyed our stay at Ouray's Victorian Inn. If you get here help talk Jan into becoming a PRC sponsor. Let her know how you found her. Time we had a lodging sponsor at a great riding destination!
Nothing in it for me but it's a good place to stay.



Riding on the EDGE!!!

The dates will be fixed by tomorrow...I'm calling my Grandaughter!!
 

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That is the square root of .0729

A little colder in Colorado was it? Not to mention that chilly reception by the Silverton day Sheriff. I wonder if the night Sheriff is off somewhere laughing about his little joke.

Good pics, no matter what date...
 

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Yes, cooler in Colorado. There is quite a noticable power drop at altitude above 11K ft.
The pictures/videos would sure look better with MARY in them. If you were here we would have someone to take pictures of the other 5 of us.

I took the front swaybar links off after riding today and ty-wraped the bar in place. I'll let you know how it rides after Linda tells me. :lol:
 
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