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Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-07-2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 97,002
Posted By JimC
Flaky how? I use one with my 78 and it works...

Flaky how? I use one with my 78 and it works fine. I like it better than the old 76 style cradle.

Jim in Sacramento
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-07-2011, 01:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,777
Posted By JimC
For starters, how about a user interface that is...

For starters, how about a user interface that is intuitive both on your GPS and Maps, a find function that you would actually use in other than a life and death situation and routing algorithms that...
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 09-22-2010, 09:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,803
Posted By JimC
And you buy it with a smile on your face, because...

And you buy it with a smile on your face, because without SM being where it is and Jim and Kathy providing the services they do, very few of us would have had the opportunity to explore this...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-02-2010, 03:11 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,860
Posted By JimC
Actually the 78 does not convert the route to a...

Actually the 78 does not convert the route to a track, a free little utility program called WinGDB that runs on your PC does. It will work with any Garmin GPS that accepts tracks.

Jim in Sacramento
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-31-2010, 10:08 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,860
Posted By JimC
The route recalulation works just as I like it to...

The route recalulation works just as I like it to work. If I need to create a route that I do not want to change I create the route and convert it to a track. It will never change. I can then...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-30-2010, 10:16 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,860
Posted By JimC
I've owned both and I think the 78s is the first...

I've owned both and I think the 78s is the first GPS that Garmin has produced that I would consider a replacement for the 60/76 series. I wouldn't hesitate to buy the 78 and particularly at the price...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-18-2010, 09:19 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,332
Posted By JimC
The problem with wait times and Garmin Support is...

The problem with wait times and Garmin Support is that everyday 10,000 people buy a Garmin GPS and turn it on. The next thing they do is call Garmin support and ask them to teach them how to use it....
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-16-2010, 10:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,433
Posted By JimC
It's why I rarely frequent this site any more. ...

It's why I rarely frequent this site any more.

Jim in Sacramento
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-16-2010, 12:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,433
Posted By JimC
Amen!!!!! Robert I couldn't agree more and I know...

Amen!!!!! Robert I couldn't agree more and I know Countdown feels the same. I have NEVER used a route on an off pavement ride. I could never figure out why you would want anything but a track. When...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-10-2010, 09:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,283
Posted By JimC
You are probably right on that. The Zumo is so...

You are probably right on that. The Zumo is so close.

Jim in Sacramento
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-10-2010, 09:12 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 29,303
Posted By JimC
Eventually you have to buy what is available and...

Eventually you have to buy what is available and live with it's short comings. If you are looking for a GPS to use on a dual sport bike exploring off road in a harsh environment I think you have a...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-10-2010, 08:33 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 29,303
Posted By JimC
Malcom and I had a great conversation and I told...

Malcom and I had a great conversation and I told him you were invited you to our weekend at Soldier Meadows, but I'm sure it was too short of notice for you. What a coincidence running into Sonymalc...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-09-2010, 07:38 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 29,303
Posted By JimC
Robert, you must get special souped up models...

Robert, you must get special souped up models from Delorme:D I just did a side by side test of the PN60 and the Garmin 78S, I created a route on the GPS's from Sacramento, to Carson City to Ely to...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-09-2010, 05:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,283
Posted By JimC
After thinking about it, that was my conclusion...

After thinking about it, that was my conclusion as well. As I stated earlier regardless of the reason I'm just happy they have produced an updated version of the 76. I believe we now have a true...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-09-2010, 08:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,283
Posted By JimC
It bothers me. The USB power plug is a very weak...

It bothers me. The USB power plug is a very weak link on the Colorado, Oregon and now the 62. I don't believe they are water proof and they appear to be of very fragile construction. I was afraid the...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-08-2010, 10:10 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 29,303
Posted By JimC
If routing is important to you and you are not...

If routing is important to you and you are not happy with the Garmins don't even think about buying a Delorme.

How many possible combinations of routes do you think there are in getting to a city...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-08-2010, 09:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,283
Posted By JimC
A hiccup is something unexpected happening that I...

A hiccup is something unexpected happening that I can't remember exactly what it was :D Getting old.

Yes the switch to display/hide a track is there, for some reason it didn't work on one of my...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-07-2010, 10:45 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 29,303
Posted By JimC
Colorado, Oregon, Etrex HCx, Nuvi 500 and 78S. I...

Colorado, Oregon, Etrex HCx, Nuvi 500 and 78S. I never had any more issues with accuracy than with any of the other manufacturers GPS's. Accuracy was the least of my issues. Hardware reliabilty was...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-07-2010, 04:05 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 29,303
Posted By JimC
rwamf and I have had this ongoing discussion...

rwamf and I have had this ongoing discussion about the Delorme GPS's since they were first released and in my opinion nothing has changed much in the last 5 years or so except the GPS's from both...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-07-2010, 03:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,283
Posted By JimC
The 78 has some software bugs in it but I'm sure...

The 78 has some software bugs in it but I'm sure that Garmin will address. There is nothing major I can remember, but there were a couple of instances on my trip where the GPS would hiccup while...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-06-2010, 08:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,283
Posted By JimC
I've owned both and detested the 60's buttons so...

I've owned both and detested the 60's buttons so much I sold it and bought another 76. To each is own. I was convinced that the only people who would choose the 60 button setup were people who never...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-04-2010, 03:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,283
Posted By JimC
I purchased a 78S as well and I believe Garmin...

I purchased a 78S as well and I believe Garmin has finally produced a GPS that I can live with as a replacement for my old 76Cx. I prefer the old menu interface of the 76 but this is probably just an...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-05-2010, 04:27 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 17,012
Posted By JimC
Delorme PN-60!!!

Here is something that should get everyone excited!

Delorme PN60 With Spot (http://gpstracklog.com/2010/01/delorme-pn-60w-with-spot.html)

Kudos to Delorme for what could be a great new GPS!
...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-19-2009, 03:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,667
Posted By JimC
Robert you are right. One of the reasons I didn't...

Robert you are right. One of the reasons I didn't return my Sierra right after purchase was that I held out hope that Lowrance would make good on their advertising and on the statements they made to...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-19-2009, 10:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,667
Posted By JimC
Update

I don’t know where to begin, first the good news. Lowrance is taking care of me. The short version is that when they announced the Hi Res Topo maps on SD cards as available for purchase, I emailed...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-25-2009, 08:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,667
Posted By JimC
I'll be brief, save your money. I have the...

I'll be brief, save your money. I have the Sierra, the screen is unreadable unless the sun is directly over your shoulder or you are in the shade with full backlight on. It is unreadable on a moving,...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-24-2009, 09:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,339
Posted By JimC
According to Elka they are. from the company web...

According to Elka they are. from the company web site

"All of our products are completely serviceable and rebuildable, so they can outlast your vehicle with regular maintenance and care. Some of...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2009, 07:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,339
Posted By JimC
I don't know if you can get the Elka Shocks in...

I don't know if you can get the Elka Shocks in Sweden but if you can you should consider one. I replaced the stock shock on my HP2 with the Elka about a year ago and couldn't be happier. I believe...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-16-2009, 04:50 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 38,075
Posted By JimC
Did you write that article? The logic used is...

Did you write that article? The logic used is very similar to yours.

As long as were referencing UK news sources try this one.

Study of Downloaded Music...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-10-2009, 10:07 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 38,075
Posted By JimC
If that was the case Sam should have puplished...

If that was the case Sam should have puplished the tracks on his web site years ago. It would have saved him a lot of time and effort and lots more people could have shared this amazing adventure....
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-10-2009, 08:25 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 38,075
Posted By JimC
Bryce answered your question. I guess...

Bryce answered your question.



I guess you think that because you have GPS tracks you created it is OK to sell the originals and re-use your tracks, since they are now your property. I suppose...
Forum: Ride reports 03-31-2009, 08:37 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 16,257
Posted By JimC
Thanks Randy for a great report, it was worth the...

Thanks Randy for a great report, it was worth the wait.

Your pictures do a great job of capturing the spirit and scenic beauty of the ride. Makes me want to pack up and do it all over again....
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-23-2009, 10:57 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 22,947
Posted By JimC
I personally think just the opposite. The PN-40...

I personally think just the opposite. The PN-40 is a very well made and rugged GPS. I would have no qualms at all using one on a dual sport or dirt bike. I personnaly think the Nuvi 500 would be the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-16-2009, 02:37 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 22,947
Posted By JimC
Hi Cpt. I currently use a Garmin Colorado...

Hi Cpt.

I currently use a Garmin Colorado 300, and Oregon 300 and an Etrex Legend HCx. How I ended up with both the Oregon and Colorado is another story, but I will probably keep only one of the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-05-2009, 11:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,731
Posted By JimC
Hi Jerry, Why don't you send me that track...

Hi Jerry,

Why don't you send me that track and let me play around with it:D

Meadows! Bridgeport! Sounds tough, but I'll sacrafice myself!

Jim in Sacramento
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-05-2009, 03:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,731
Posted By JimC
The Garmin Colorado and Oregon units can load and...

The Garmin Colorado and Oregon units can load and display 10,000 point tracks. Someone loaded 180 full resolution tracks to a Colorado, no one is sure of how many full resloution tracks can be loaded...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-01-2009, 02:12 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 17,195
Posted By JimC
Here is how I look at the difference between...

Here is how I look at the difference between creating tracks and routes from a similar thread in June. This relates to creating a track and a route in Mapsource (or any other mapping software) on...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2009, 08:41 PM
Replies: 6,933
Views: 1,057,208
Posted By JimC
It's not the clutch cable causing the stalling,...

It's not the clutch cable causing the stalling, it's the clutch play adjustment made with the clutch cable. Cables strech, when they do the clutch play goes out of of adjustment causing the clutch...
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2009, 11:23 AM
Replies: 6,933
Views: 1,057,208
Posted By JimC
Try adjusting your clutch lever play. I used to...

Try adjusting your clutch lever play. I used to laugh when people started complaining about their bikes stalling because my X never stalled. Then one day after about 4000 miles it stalled on me, the...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-18-2009, 10:49 AM
Replies: 2,933
Views: 395,347
Posted By JimC
It is kind of strange how the 500 works. If you...

It is kind of strange how the 500 works. If you select the 3D view you get the City Navigator maps displayed, if you choose track up or north up you get the Topo Maps. This is the only way to control...
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