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Forum: Beasts 09-06-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 6,185
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Posted By Meff
Here's another option. I was experiencing a...

Here's another option.

I was experiencing a lot of frustration with my Garmin 350LM so have put together a system using an iPad Mini and the set up is bloody fantastic.

Just completed a 10 day...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-03-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,994
Posted By Meff
I ended up emailing Sygic support and they did...

I ended up emailing Sygic support and they did get back to me but stated - "Sygic gps navigation does not support route importing from external sources at the moment. We are working on a similar...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-03-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 798
Posted By Meff
iPad Mini as GPS Using Sygic, CoPilot, Motion-X GPS Drive Apps

I just completed a 10 day trip and only used the iPad Mini as navigation alternating between Sygic, CoPilot, Motion-X GPS Drive, and even a little Google Maps when I was in cellular coverage. Sygic...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-17-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,994
Posted By Meff
I tried to turn off iCloud (I'm assuming you mean...

I tried to turn off iCloud (I'm assuming you mean within the Sygic App) and it just hangs as well. If I turn it off on the iPad then I'll lose all of my sync'd data (mail, contacts, etc..)

ITN...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-17-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,994
Posted By Meff
Thanks scfrank - above and beyond what I...

Thanks scfrank - above and beyond what I expected.

I had been using the procedure you detailed for CoPilot with Google Maps --> Route Converter --> DropBox --> CoPilot (saved as .trp file) and it...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-17-2014, 02:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,994
Posted By Meff
Thanks for this scfrank - Can you clarify the...

Thanks for this scfrank - Can you clarify the highlighted statement above ?

Have you been able to export Google Maps in to a converter program like ITN Converter for PC or Route Converter for Mac...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-15-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,038
Posted By Meff
Timely thread - I have little to offer at this...

Timely thread - I have little to offer at this point other than what I've read on here and other forums, but I'm just about to head out for an 8-10 day on road tour through Oregon, Washington, Idaho,...
Forum: Beasts 05-26-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 723
Views: 128,007
Posted By Meff
Any follow up on this Brian ? Sounds like...

Any follow up on this Brian ?

Sounds like somebody botched things up somewhere in the delivery/PDI chain. Hopefully the dealer treated you well.
Forum: Beasts 03-01-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 723
Views: 128,007
Posted By Meff
Great link hubilado - thanks much ! I am...

Great link hubilado - thanks much !

I am lucky enough to have 94 octane non ethanol where I live but on trips I seek out the non ethanol options where I can - this will make it much easier.

The...
Forum: Beasts 02-06-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 723
Views: 128,007
Posted By Meff
I'm assuming he rode one with the Scorpions and...

I'm assuming he rode one with the Scorpions and not the Angel GTs

My '13 GT came with the Angel GTs and love them, have since gone through a set of PR2 and PR3 (long story but all I could get on...
Forum: Beasts 01-27-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6,185
Views: 1,282,923
Posted By Meff
There are a lot of people trying to avoid the...

There are a lot of people trying to avoid the wind when the solution may to be to embrace it. I use both my stock GT screen as well as Ducati Performance shorty carbon screen and prefer the shorty...
Forum: Beasts 01-17-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 6,185
Views: 1,282,923
Posted By Meff
Full Termi here I find it fine on long rides...

Full Termi here

I find it fine on long rides with the DB killer in, but that has more to do with proper ear protection.

Riding is a more visceral and connected experience with the full Termi
Forum: Beasts 12-19-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 723
Views: 128,007
Posted By Meff
My understanding is that this is due to the...

My understanding is that this is due to the location of the reservoir and it being subjected to high heat thus discolouring the fluid, and is not related to the amount of use or lack thereof of the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-19-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 20,063
Posted By Meff
Hey Travex - check the 350 settings to be sure...

Hey Travex - check the 350 settings to be sure the "self immolation" mode is turned off :D
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-01-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 20,063
Posted By Meff
Hey Travex - I have not even had time to ride...

Hey Travex - I have not even had time to ride lately let alone get the cradle/mount replaced as I just received it last week.

Hoping for a convergence of time/good weather to allow me to get the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-25-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 20,063
Posted By Meff
I had checked the pins yes, and both moved...

I had checked the pins yes, and both moved freely. I actually carved out a bit of the rubber on the Zumo itself around the contact points hoping to provide a better connection with the pins on the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-25-2013, 09:16 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 20,063
Posted By Meff
Finally had my 350 power issues looked at (unit...

Finally had my 350 power issues looked at (unit was powering down when mounted in the factory cradle during riding after warning of a direct power loss) On a recent trip I stopped at an auto repair...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-30-2013, 08:50 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 20,063
Posted By Meff
Every rose has it's thorns hey Travex ? Sounds...

Every rose has it's thorns hey Travex ? Sounds like your major bugs have been cleared up but you continue to have a few glitches.

Hopefully that last few issues will subside and you can finally...
Forum: Beasts 07-29-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 723
Views: 128,007
Posted By Meff
Hey jtnx650 - I have the MTS Granturismo...

Hey jtnx650 -

I have the MTS Granturismo version and the screen is just the stock GT screen. I believe it's just slightly larger (taller) than the stock S screen. You have the 2012 and the GT...
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 723
Views: 128,007
Posted By Meff
Ok Shizoku - no issues with either clearance or...

Ok Shizoku - no issues with either clearance or GPS visibility caused by the tank bag if the Zumo is mounted to the bars. I centered the Zumo on the top clamp and snapped some pics. I still like it...
Forum: Beasts 07-20-2013, 11:09 PM
Replies: 723
Views: 128,007
Posted By Meff
That's the entire mounting kit yes. I pieced mine...

That's the entire mounting kit yes. I pieced mine together from spare RAM parts though (did not buy the specific kit) and I think my dual end socket is shorter than the one pictured, but everything...
Forum: Beasts 07-20-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 723
Views: 128,007
Posted By Meff
It's a RAM handlebar shorty ball mount with a...

It's a RAM handlebar shorty ball mount with a SPOT specific RAM cradle
Forum: Beasts 07-19-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 723
Views: 128,007
Posted By Meff
I installed a FuzeBlock under the seat...

I installed a FuzeBlock under the seat www.fuzeblocks.com

You can run either constant or switched power from it for anything you want to connect. I have my Zumo GPS, Tankbag, and heated gear...
Forum: Beasts 07-19-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 723
Views: 128,007
Posted By Meff
I have the SW Motech Bags Connection "Engage"...

I have the SW Motech Bags Connection "Engage" tank bag with the powered quick connect tank ring system that supplies power to the bag by simply quick connecting the bag to the ring. You can choose 2...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-18-2013, 10:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,921
Posted By Meff
That should prove to be positive karma Good...

That should prove to be positive karma

Good human
Forum: Beasts 07-17-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 723
Views: 128,007
Posted By Meff
Congrats Bubba - I followed factory break in...

Congrats Bubba - I followed factory break in guidelines as well - my initial couple of rides to get to the 1000km mark were on little used secondary roads that had gentle hills and no traffic. Very...
Forum: Beasts 07-15-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 723
Views: 128,007
Posted By Meff
Congrats oalvarez - having not owned a pre '13...

Congrats oalvarez - having not owned a pre '13 bike myself before I bought my GT, it will be interesting to get your take on the differences.
Forum: Beasts 07-13-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 723
Views: 128,007
Posted By Meff
Sorry about that hubilado - not sure what...

Sorry about that hubilado - not sure what happened but the image dropped off. I reposted it in my original post and will again here.
...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-13-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 20,063
Posted By Meff
Good news, you certainly deserve a working unit...

Good news, you certainly deserve a working unit Travex. Hoping yours is now good to go.

When do you leave for your trip ?
Forum: Beasts 07-12-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 723
Views: 128,007
Posted By Meff
There is a technical bulletin on this in the UK...

There is a technical bulletin on this in the UK (attached) I have a '13 GT (Canada) and when I asked my dealer about it he was unaware. Not sure if the bulletin has expanded outside the UK yet. I...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-10-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 20,063
Posted By Meff
Thanks Travex, I feel fortunate indeed. That...

Thanks Travex, I feel fortunate indeed. That satiated feeling upon returning is a difficult thing to explain to my non riding friends, but sounds like you are about to embark on your own quest for...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-03-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 20,063
Posted By Meff
Hey Travex thx - I just returned from my trek...

Hey Travex thx - I just returned from my trek last Friday and have been knee deep catching up on work so have not had a chance to inspect the connection. The unit is wired directly from the cradle in...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-03-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 20,063
Posted By Meff
Fair point Lion. There does appear to be a...

Fair point Lion. There does appear to be a software issue although there is not universal experience of the same failures on the same versions with the same features being activated, there are...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-03-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 20,063
Posted By Meff
Travex, sorry for the delayed reply as I just...

Travex, sorry for the delayed reply as I just returned from my trip. 4500 miles / 7300 kms and no freezing issues. I updated to the 2.6 prior to my departure, fuel tracking has always been off...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-19-2013, 10:51 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 20,063
Posted By Meff
Sorry to hear of your continued struggles with...

Sorry to hear of your continued struggles with your unit Travex, sounds like you may just have a lemon of a unit on your hands. I appreciate your diligence in documenting and tweaking your 350 along...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-19-2013, 10:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By Meff
Cheers, thanks Tim. Will add REI to my list...

Cheers, thanks Tim.

Will add REI to my list in the morning.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-19-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By Meff
Thanks jj - I'll give them a call in the morning....

Thanks jj - I'll give them a call in the morning.

Any other suggestions folks ?
Forum: Equipment 06-19-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 332
Posted By Meff
Need RAM SPOT 2 Cradle in Missoula MT or Near By Tommorrow ?

Hey -

Riding through Missoula MT on a trip and at the end of today's ride while taking the SPOT 2 from out of it's cradle, the cradle broke off at the nuts. Need a new RAM cradle.

Anyone know...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-19-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By Meff
Riding Through Missoula, Need a New SPOT 2 RAM Mount/Cradle ?

Hey -

I'm riding through Missoula on a long trip and at the end of today's ride while taking the SPOT 2 from out of it's cradle, the cradle broke off at the nuts. Need a new RAM cradle.

Anyone...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-10-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 20,063
Posted By Meff
I took the "fuel consumption being turned off"...

I took the "fuel consumption being turned off" option as enough of a good omen and ordered the 350, it arrived today. I assume Garmin will eventually get to an update that fixes it and I don't need...
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