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Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 07:43 PM
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Posted By Emmbeedee
My wife was running two cameras yesterday. ...

My wife was running two cameras yesterday.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-9ADQZyHvDY0/VT2SXCKZ-aI/AAAAAAACGBI/H8Mtc84H_3I/s720/IMG_7115.JPG

:lol3
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me Yesterday, 06:07 PM
Replies: 809
Views: 120,174
Posted By Emmbeedee
As you found, Direct Routing is the only way to...

As you found, Direct Routing is the only way to get those routes to work if there are no actual roads. That way the route will only point to the next waypoint, and not try to find you a road to take...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 06:00 PM
Replies: 108,012
Views: 21,580,537
Posted By Emmbeedee
Did the NSU on my newest DR today - it has 28,000...

Did the NSU on my newest DR today - it has 28,000 kms, 8,000 of which I put on it last year, but I got more than a little paranoid yesterday when I saw the neutral light fluctuating while I was in...
Forum: Layin' down tracks Yesterday, 02:59 PM
Replies: 11,939
Views: 1,519,687
Posted By Emmbeedee
New Garmin Montana

Why don't you use an sd card to load the new map to?

You could rename the existing maps so the gps doesn't see them while you get the new map working.


Sent using strings and tin cans and...
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2015, 04:16 AM
Replies: 3,073
Views: 286,108
Posted By Emmbeedee
Wow, that must have been exciting, being in that...

Wow, that must have been exciting, being in that truck!

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-rLpjlSNrdMI/VTt3Hr81rmI/AAAAAAACF84/wCUIZHWtH7g/s640/Tail%2520wag.jpg
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 3,073
Views: 286,108
Posted By Emmbeedee
I also have two but I rarely use both at once. I...

I also have two but I rarely use both at once. I leave one set up as a dash cam in the car, and the other is set up as a helmet cam. If I only had one camera and needed to switch its setup I'd...
Forum: Canada 04-21-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 9,745
Views: 676,874
Posted By Emmbeedee
I never had anyone mess with my BMWs at Algonquin...

I never had anyone mess with my BMWs at Algonquin College when I commuted. I could never see the bike from my offices.
Forum: Canada 04-20-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 9,745
Views: 676,874
Posted By Emmbeedee
It's not twitchy - just a new setting the ADVsite...

It's not twitchy - just a new setting the ADVsite has on its software. If you change your sig, it now restricts you as you found out.
Forum: Canada 04-20-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 9,745
Views: 676,874
Posted By Emmbeedee
No way, you need to buff it up first.

No way, you need to buff it up first.
Forum: Canada 04-19-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 9,745
Views: 676,874
Posted By Emmbeedee
How's this for a find? ...

How's this for a find?

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-U5dmQMMz-y0/VTRJVf8SnVI/AAAAAAACFy0/Gt-UjsKxo8M/s1200/3-IMG_6587.JPG
Forum: Equipment 04-19-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 3,073
Views: 286,108
Posted By Emmbeedee
The one thing I don't like about the Astro is...

The one thing I don't like about the Astro is that I have trouble rotating the adjuster rings with my fat fingers, but I could use the iPhone app instead, I suppose. I like the way it's so...
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 3,073
Views: 286,108
Posted By Emmbeedee
Woke too early this morning, so I went out and...

Woke too early this morning, so I went out and set up my Virb to record what promised to be a beautiful sunrise.

See for yourselves.

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Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-18-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 11,939
Views: 1,519,687
Posted By Emmbeedee
If it was my gps I would do that, Grinnin. But if...

If it was my gps I would do that, Grinnin. But if I bought a used gps, I'd probably just reset it to square one and start over.


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Forum: Equipment 04-18-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,281
Posted By Emmbeedee
Boils down to: It's not what you have that...

Boils down to: It's not what you have that counts; it's how you use it. Though some people do get a thrill from having the latest toy.

Takes all kinds. Perhaps we should get back on topic? :)

...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-17-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 11,939
Views: 1,519,687
Posted By Emmbeedee
Yeah, Basecamp or Javawa Device Manager...

Yeah, Basecamp or Javawa Device Manager (http://www.javawa.nl/jdm_en.html). Javawa is much smaller so maybe that would be the first to try.

GMaptool is this:

GMapTool...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-17-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 11,939
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Posted By Emmbeedee
Setup/Maps/Choose Map will list what's on it but...

Setup/Maps/Choose Map will list what's on it but the Montanas don't come with maps, unless you count the Topo models and their maps are not routable.

Someone may have added maps to it, but you can...
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,281
Posted By Emmbeedee
Funny you should say that. I've been having lots...

Funny you should say that. I've been having lots of fun with my latest DSLR camera purchase, a Canon 5D from 2005. Makes lovely pictures. I love it! But it doesn't have any of the bells and whistles...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-17-2015, 12:52 PM
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Posted By Emmbeedee
If you hold the power button in for 10-15 seconds...

If you hold the power button in for 10-15 seconds it will go into as much of a power off situation as possible. It will continue to charge the battery if it needs it, but that's about all you can do,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 108,012
Views: 21,580,537
Posted By Emmbeedee
Like the pickup coil...

Like the pickup coil...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 108,012
Views: 21,580,537
Posted By Emmbeedee
Or any KLR, let alone a ratted out one. :lol3

Or any KLR, let alone a ratted out one. :lol3
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,281
Posted By Emmbeedee
Good points; well said and I agree with them all....

Good points; well said and I agree with them all.

That being said, it doesn't make my two Elites (three with my wife's) any less useful for my needs. They're still reliable, and keeping me happy....
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-15-2015, 05:47 AM
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Posted By Emmbeedee
The F800 has a power outlet up front. It would be...

The F800 has a power outlet up front. It would be easy to connect the rugged mount to that. Get a Powerlet adaptor and you're halfway there.

I use this rugged mount when I switch bikes:
...
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2015, 03:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,281
Posted By Emmbeedee
Will wonders never cease? Sent using...

Will wonders never cease?


Sent using strings and tin cans and Tapatalk.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-15-2015, 03:25 AM
Replies: 11,939
Views: 1,519,687
Posted By Emmbeedee
These are the shortcuts I created....

These are the shortcuts I created. http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/15/99d067e08497428e4582b08cc796ccd5.jpg


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Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 108,012
Views: 21,580,537
Posted By Emmbeedee
Ii bought my first DR at 21.000 kms, and it now...

Ii bought my first DR at 21.000 kms, and it now has 77,000 on it and it runs just as well as ever.

As long as regular maintenance is done, they last a long time.
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,281
Posted By Emmbeedee
I'll tell you who it's not: existing Virb owners....

I'll tell you who it's not: existing Virb owners.

I have not heard one current owner say they plan to upgrade. Most are shocked that Garmin would do such a thing.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-14-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 11,939
Views: 1,519,687
Posted By Emmbeedee
Why not just set up track auto archive daily,...

Why not just set up track auto archive daily, then after you boot up in the morning, just reset the track distance, and trip odometer is unaffected. No need to be downloading tracks each night.

I...
Forum: Canada 04-14-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 9,745
Views: 676,874
Posted By Emmbeedee
Time for a little maintenance. All three of our...

Time for a little maintenance. All three of our DRs needed steering head bearings. Mine was done a couple of weeks ago; this is Stephanie's, and the spare bike gets it next.
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 108,012
Views: 21,580,537
Posted By Emmbeedee
I'm getting to know all the shortcuts when doing...

I'm getting to know all the shortcuts when doing steering head bearings, this being the fourth DR I've done, and the second this spring.

I rigged up a stepladder with a 2X6 across from the top...
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,281
Posted By Emmbeedee
No kidding. Sent using strings and tin...

No kidding.


Sent using strings and tin cans and Tapatalk.
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,281
Posted By Emmbeedee
I don't think this will tempt you back. Again,...

I don't think this will tempt you back. Again, IMHO.
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,281
Posted By Emmbeedee
It makes me laugh to read in the Blog...

It makes me laugh to read in the Blog (http://garmin.blogs.com/my_weblog/2015/04/introducing-virb-x-and-virb-xe-the-next-generation-action-cam-from-garmin-.html#.VS0W8BPF-Js):" both VIRB XE and VIRB...
Forum: Canada 04-14-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 9,745
Views: 676,874
Posted By Emmbeedee
So you promise a picture of a cute lady with a...

So you promise a picture of a cute lady with a big van, and deliver a picture of a filthy bike in need of a wash. That's mean. :lol3

And surely you're not expecting the adjusters to do anything...
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2015, 04:59 AM
Replies: 3,073
Views: 286,108
Posted By Emmbeedee
A picture from yesterday's ride. Two different...

A picture from yesterday's ride. Two different worlds.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-WF9Os3XGnI4/VSxsZsPdVqI/AAAAAAACFY8/cJPMVb8R0qY/s1024/VIRB0006-002.JPG
Forum: Canada 04-14-2015, 04:57 AM
Replies: 9,745
Views: 676,874
Posted By Emmbeedee
Another picture from yesterday's ride. ...

Another picture from yesterday's ride.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-WF9Os3XGnI4/VSxsZsPdVqI/AAAAAAACFY8/cJPMVb8R0qY/s1024/VIRB0006-002.JPG
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2015, 04:01 AM
Replies: 108,012
Views: 21,580,537
Posted By Emmbeedee
One other big difference is that the 95 model has...

One other big difference is that the 95 model has a chain driven counterbalancer, like the KLR, and it needs servicing unlike the 96 onwards which is gear driven, and maintenance free.

That is a...
Forum: Canada 04-13-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 9,745
Views: 676,874
Posted By Emmbeedee
401 km today, just riding around Lanark County...

401 km today, just riding around Lanark County from Calabogie to Griffiths, to Foymount, Eganville, Bonnechere Rapids, Renfrew, then capping it off with ice cream in Pakenham.
...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-13-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 11,939
Views: 1,519,687
Posted By Emmbeedee
I thought that might be the case. Javawa...

I thought that might be the case.

Javawa probably also would have warned you about the maximum number of map sectors.


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Forum: Equipment 04-13-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 3,073
Views: 286,108
Posted By Emmbeedee
My thoughts exactly, John. I'll never buy one. ...

My thoughts exactly, John. I'll never buy one.

In fact I don't need to buy one as I have one in my junk drawer.


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Forum: Equipment 04-13-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,281
Posted By Emmbeedee
I was a beta tester until I saw it in the flesh...

I was a beta tester until I saw it in the flesh and was incredibly disappointed. I wrote Garmin a long list of complaints I had with it, and that I couldn't in all conscience be part of the beta...
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