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Forum: Equipment 09-13-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 2,206
Views: 161,494
Posted By mcnut
Something is screwing up your track log or the...

Something is screwing up your track log or the sync. At about 3:00 you slow for a tight corner and while the speed increases as you rev out in the 1st gear doing the same in the next 2 gears doesn't...
Forum: Equipment 09-11-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 2,206
Views: 161,494
Posted By mcnut
As we all know the wind noise recorded by the...

As we all know the wind noise recorded by the Virb is brutal which I discovered on first use. Any wind over about 10 MPH was overpowering, a real flub-up by Garmin. Guess that's the price of not...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-04-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,477
Posted By mcnut
This is likely a LBMaps issue. LBMaps were...

This is likely a LBMaps issue. LBMaps were developed before there was BaseCamp and way before there were Garmin Montanas. I own an old version and don't believe there has been much in the way of...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-04-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 567
Posted By mcnut
The 78 is a fine unit just remember they do not...

The 78 is a fine unit just remember they do not come with detailed maps installed so budget accordingly. City Navigator is the go to map package for most.

There are free Open Source Maps but I...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,155
Posted By mcnut
It's not stock then which opens another can of...

It's not stock then which opens another can of worms.

Bruce
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-02-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 689
Posted By mcnut
Have a 60 not a 76 but very close to the same. ...

Have a 60 not a 76 but very close to the same.
I think the Interstate exits (and related POIs) and perhaps the highway one's were part of the Base map (mine's "Americas Rec Basemap v4). Perhaps...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-02-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 515
Posted By mcnut
It's getting fairly old (long discontinued) now...

It's getting fairly old (long discontinued) now but I like the way Garmin Roads & Recreation displays. No dark background colors and it shows streams (even mostly dry ones) and peaks which goes a...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-26-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 745
Views: 99,793
Posted By mcnut
I agree but he already has Topo pre-installed....

I agree but he already has Topo pre-installed. Lots of folks seem to think they need Topo when CN is better suited for them.

Bruce
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-26-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 745
Views: 99,793
Posted By mcnut
Yes, CN will offer significant advantages over...

Yes, CN will offer significant advantages over Topo when riding on paved roads or searching for POI's. I frequently switch on the fly between the two.
Don't think you need to run 2 units unless you...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By mcnut
Are you sure the Wisco 4816M06550 for the CRF230F...

Are you sure the Wisco 4816M06550 for the CRF230F will not work in the L?

Bruce
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-24-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 11,274
Views: 1,250,915
Posted By mcnut
Sure would a lot to let folks know what brand and...

Sure would a lot to let folks know what brand and model GPS you are using.

Bruce
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-22-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,641
Posted By mcnut
Usually the "S" indicates "sensors" for...

Usually the "S" indicates "sensors" for barometric pressure (altitude/weather changes) and an electronic compass.
Most all GPS units will give a GPS derived altitude which is fair but not as close...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-13-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 622
Posted By mcnut
If you plan to use internal batteries fine but...

If you plan to use internal batteries fine but external power with the mini USB will likely fail and may even destroy the GPS in the process.

The GPSMap 78 may be a better solution.

Bruce
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-06-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,171
Posted By mcnut
Not sure if only one was joking or both! ...

Not sure if only one was joking or both!

Bruce
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-05-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,171
Posted By mcnut
I want to see the video from those rides! ...

I want to see the video from those rides!

Bruce
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-05-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 812
Posted By mcnut
That's fine, just don't cut the end/plug off it...

That's fine, just don't cut the end/plug off it either as it serves the same function as the box.

Bruce
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-04-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,752
Posted By mcnut
That looks to be a Nuvi using the mini USB for...

That looks to be a Nuvi using the mini USB for power, it so know that the plug/gps connection can fail taking out the GPS with it.

Bruce
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-03-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 812
Posted By mcnut
No you can't, reduces the 12-14v of the bike to...

No you can't, reduces the 12-14v of the bike to mini USB (5v?).
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 2,206
Views: 161,494
Posted By mcnut
Virb CHN software version 3.70

This was posted as an update by Garmin:

Virb CHN software version 3.70

Anyone know what it's for or does?

Bruce
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-18-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 724
Posted By mcnut
I think if you go to the OSM site and follow the...

I think if you go to the OSM site and follow the directions the map should show in BC, does for me.
Use care as you can only select about 1/2 the US at a time otherwise the downloaded file is to...
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 433
Posted By mcnut
I think Kouba offers -1" and -1 5/8", they also...

I think Kouba offers -1" and -1 5/8", they also have a HD Dakar link which is -3/8".

It should be noted that if ride height is set per Kouba you will not see that much lowering. I have a -1"...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-17-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 724
Posted By mcnut
NOT COOL AT ALL! I believe this is a...

NOT COOL AT ALL!

I believe this is a no-no on this site.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-06-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 833
Posted By mcnut
No. For data & maps use the mini USB, same cable...

No. For data & maps use the mini USB, same cable as many cameras.
For power get the part number from the Garmin site then do a price search. Garmin has 2, a cigarette lighter type and a bear wire...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-06-2014, 02:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 833
Posted By mcnut
From the trip computer page do a "MENU" and...

From the trip computer page do a "MENU" and select "Big Numbers". From the map page do a "MENU" and select "Data Fields" and then "1 Wide Data Field" then "MENU" again and "Change Data Fields" to...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-05-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,190
Posted By mcnut
This is a case of "you get what you pay for"....

This is a case of "you get what you pay for". I've used Garmin mapping products for many years and as an experiment recently bought a low cost Garmin GPS and downloaded the open-source maps to see...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-06-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 907
Posted By mcnut
If you are honest with yourself about your 2-3 ft...

If you are honest with yourself about your 2-3 ft eyesight! If you need help with menus in restaurants you don't qualify.

Bruce
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-06-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 390
Posted By mcnut
Cut the mount, or get the Garmin/RAM mount which...

Cut the mount, or get the Garmin/RAM mount which has the proper clearance.

Bruce
Forum: Equipment 06-05-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 2,206
Views: 161,494
Posted By mcnut
Mark, thanks for putting that together! ...

Mark, thanks for putting that together!

You might want to try a Sure 58 style wind block sock (bet you have one lying around) ziptied over the end of your Virb, makes a huge difference in the...
Forum: Equipment 06-04-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 2,206
Views: 161,494
Posted By mcnut
I updated the camera about a week ago and found...

I updated the camera about a week ago and found the track/video sync issue resolved on new footage.
Just updated Virb Edit and checked some older footage shot at 48fr/sec which was out of sync and...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-04-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 636
Posted By mcnut
I don't have a great answer other then to say...

I don't have a great answer other then to say that I see lots of folks using a mounting configuration which instead of reducing vibrations/shocks in my experience actually amplify them.

When using...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-03-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 4,304
Views: 247,402
Posted By mcnut
Stewards of the Sequoia BBQ & Raffle Fundraiser

http://www.stewardsofthesequoia.org/SOS-BBQ2014.HTML (http://www.stewardsofthesequoia.org/SOS-BBQ2014.HTML)

Bruce
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-03-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 699
Posted By mcnut
A lot to be said for a well understood (if older)...

A lot to be said for a well understood (if older) unit vs. not a clue how it works (and brand new) GPS.
When we go places in the cage I often have my wire drive so I'm free to practice with my GPS,...
Forum: Equipment 06-02-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 2,206
Views: 161,494
Posted By mcnut
No but I will look for it. May be obvious but...

No but I will look for it.
May be obvious but using the slider to power on/record results in erroneous GPS data as it will result in a poor initial fix. If good GPS (and sensor data?) is important...
Forum: Equipment 06-02-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 2,206
Views: 161,494
Posted By mcnut
Gages & Video Sync

I can confirm that having updated the camera firmware to 3.70 the GPX file is now correctly synced to the video in the 48 Fr/sec mode despite Garmin not listing the fix. Sorry didn't check the 60/sec...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-02-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,576
Posted By mcnut
You can use it with their device without the need...

You can use it with their device without the need for purchasing additional software and it does so correctly!

Sounds to me like you want to look at something other then Garmin for a solution...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-01-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,576
Posted By mcnut
That's only true if you need more area then the...

That's only true if you need more area then the 4000 tile limit will give you. I think you are making more of this then it warrants. Should be able to load all of US on 2ea SD cards and there is...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-01-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,576
Posted By mcnut
If you want to skip the explanation go to the...

If you want to skip the explanation go to the last 2 paragraphs.

OK, so while this may not be universal knowledge is has been a limitation to varying degrees forever.

The first Garmin GPS to...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-27-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 631
Posted By mcnut
Good one Jerry. When I posted I looked at...

Good one Jerry.

When I posted I looked at the 78 specs, nothing in the manual. I just now looked at the 76 manual and Garmin lists the round 4 pin input as 8-35 volts DC, so I guess that won't...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-27-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 631
Posted By mcnut
I believe the Garmin units that accept the round...

I believe the Garmin units that accept the round 4 pin are capable of handling a wide range of input voltages. I don't know what supply you are using but it may well not be the 5 volt USB standard,...
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 2,206
Views: 161,494
Posted By mcnut
Unless I missed an update I think you will find...

Unless I missed an update I think you will find the data out of sync if recorded at any frame rate other then 30 fps.

Bruce
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