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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... Today, 08:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 175
Posted By Countdown
Was there Friday. There is big truck stop gas...

Was there Friday. There is big truck stop gas station with paved parking lot and an overflow dirt parking lot. They probably wouldn't even notice but would also say OK.
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW Today, 08:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,753
Posted By Countdown
Yes wishful thinking, hand drawn Track. Looks...

Yes wishful thinking, hand drawn Track. Looks like it is good in Co as City Nav has road names but NM just says "road". As you can see further south it is active log I recorded when doing my CDR that...
Forum: Americas Today, 07:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 416
Posted By Countdown
Are you worried that you could get hurt and...

Are you worried that you could get hurt and rescued by some Mormon family and they keep you to marry one of their girls?
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me Today, 07:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 212
Posted By Countdown
Don't understand, worried about breaking it with...

Don't understand, worried about breaking it with impact do internal damage from shock?

Only thing to improve impact is stronger case, bullet proof cover for display, and some protection for...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me Today, 06:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 407
Posted By Countdown
There are several threads, I think Official 60/76...

There are several threads, I think Official 60/76 vs 62/78 or something like that.

The big difference is they are different. It would have been so easy to just improve 60/76 but they had to...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me Today, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 122
Posted By Countdown
For just dirt on DRZ 98% of users have small hand...

For just dirt on DRZ 98% of users have small hand held. Yes hard wire is very important but 12V only, not USB.

Used 76Cx or not a good 60Cx would be cheap (<$75) or new 78. I am still on my last...
Forum: Layin' down tracks Today, 06:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 120
Posted By Countdown
Probably get CD, install on PC, then download to...

Probably get CD, install on PC, then download to GPS.

After you buy maps, just buy the Tracks from Sam. No "tracing" just view them in BaseCamp or Mapsource. With card, you arf limited to using...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me Today, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 122
Posted By Countdown
What bike will you be using this on? You...

What bike will you be using this on?

You mention Tracks but then mention turn by turn which is Routes.

If you are talking about pure dirt riding and following Tracks most people use a small...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me Today, 11:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 407
Posted By Countdown
Perhaps "their mind" does not analyze their own...

Perhaps "their mind" does not analyze their own sales. I put on events and have hundreds of riders hand me their GPS. The 60 accounted of about 80% of them. I always preferred the 76 for several...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me Today, 11:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 212
Posted By Countdown
Been using 76/78 in standard RAM cradle for as...

Been using 76/78 in standard RAM cradle for as long as 76 came out. Only time ever had damage to GPS was when I rolled my XR600 over a rock and landed up side down and cracked the glass. Worked fine...
Forum: Layin' down tracks Today, 11:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 120
Posted By Countdown
+1, easy way ($80) is just buy City Nav. It will...

+1, easy way ($80) is just buy City Nav. It will show most if not all roads you will be on.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left Today, 12:26 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 31,559
Posted By Countdown
Correct name but R-Dubb did it. I am just getting...

Correct name but R-Dubb did it. I am just getting better GPS Tracks and finding more 2-track vs graded Roads.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=111885

Just got back from 3 days...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me Yesterday, 06:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 212
Posted By Countdown
This what you want for a motorcycle. ...

This what you want for a motorcycle.

http://www.cycoactive.com/Store/2473/PN-GC12V/Motorcycle-12v-Hardwire-power-cable-Kit-for-GPS-III-V-SP-SPIII-176-176C-60-76-78
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me Yesterday, 02:33 PM
Replies: 784
Views: 116,776
Posted By Countdown
I love 78 as second unit (on occasion) with 50...

I love 78 as second unit (on occasion) with 50 Tracks showing but using my 76 for main unit navigating and saving Tracks.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me Yesterday, 02:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 212
Posted By Countdown
Yes, 78 with Ram Mount and regular 12 V Power...

Yes, 78 with Ram Mount and regular 12 V Power Cable.

What serial cable are you talking about? Do you mean a 5 V Power Supply with a USB pig tail? Nothing could be more outdoor/vibration inadequate.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me Yesterday, 09:42 AM
Replies: 784
Views: 116,776
Posted By Countdown
You won't be sorry. Very few old 60 users ever...

You won't be sorry. Very few old 60 users ever want to switch but 76/78 users never have a reason, they love them.
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 03-26-2015, 11:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,753
Posted By Countdown
Just finished 3 days scouting OST from Dolores Co...

Just finished 3 days scouting OST from Dolores Co to Green River UT.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-26-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 784
Views: 116,776
Posted By Countdown
There are many threads on trying to make a desk...

There are many threads on trying to make a desk top design work outdoor in a vibration environment. Yes the better way is trade eh 62 for a 78 same features and no power issues.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-26-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 392
Posted By Countdown
If you think it is good in High Occupancy Vehicle...

If you think it is good in High Occupancy Vehicle lanes, you should try it in an Off Highway Vehicle area some time :-)
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-26-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 764
Posted By Countdown
+1 If you don't have one of these, you are...

+1 If you don't have one of these, you are proving Darwin right again.

If you have someone at home SPOT is great for them to watch you move. I have Sat Phone.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-26-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 392
Posted By Countdown
First do you know what features are available and...

First do you know what features are available and what features you want or need? The big deal is so you want to Navigate or follow Tracks? Screen size is not important at all if all you do is follow...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-25-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 392
Posted By Countdown
You are not alone, most e-trex owners I encounter...

You are not alone, most e-trex owners I encounter can barely work them. Nothing obvious.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-25-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,216
Posted By Countdown
Agree, I have no idea what Google maps are? I do...

Agree, I have no idea what Google maps are? I do know I don't need any maps to achieve my goals.

Many (most) users of handheld standalones never Navigate so stunning and free are of no value.
...
Forum: Americas 03-25-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 441
Posted By Countdown
Read fine print, not necessary to download my...

Read fine print, not necessary to download my files from Private Library. You must register.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-25-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 392
Posted By Countdown
Yes if you want real buttons, if joy stick fiasco...

Yes if you want real buttons, if joy stick fiasco is ok hen e-trex.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-25-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 407
Posted By Countdown
[QUOTE=avc8130;26440144]I don't understand the...

[QUOTE=avc8130;26440144]I don't understand the rub.

Just buy a 78s.

The 4 prong connector is excellent. 12v from the bike/car right to the GPS. No BS. No USB.


A GOOD solution (78 w/...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-25-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 397
Posted By Countdown
The BLM just graded the road south form the...

The BLM just graded the road south form the Pinnacles to the "Navy Road", very smooth.

"Some flowers"? All around Ridgecrest, it is almost solid White, Yellow, & Purple and what is not is solid...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-25-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 980
Posted By Countdown
I do not believe this. Quit using your desk...

I do not believe this.

Quit using your desk top as your main location on your hard drive to keep your files. Eventually you will have hundreds of them unless you start using BaseCamp which keeps...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-25-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,216
Posted By Countdown
Dah, thought the topic is "decline of stand...

Dah, thought the topic is "decline of stand alones & will they survive"? not what you use or why or how to use a GPS.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-25-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 407
Posted By Countdown
I don't think they use a transformer which does...

I don't think they use a transformer which does provide some input to output short protection. They use a Buck Converter which are just a pulse width modulated switch (transistor). If it stalls On,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-24-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By Countdown
I would not do most trails in the Piutes on 600s...

I would not do most trails in the Piutes on 600s unless you are a young Expert. I am an old expert and quit last time I was there on XR600.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-24-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 397
Posted By Countdown
+1

+1
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-24-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 407
Posted By Countdown
No hairs, it either does or it doesn't, and it...

No hairs, it either does or it doesn't, and it doesn't.

Cables can not change basic voltage other than line loss.

Any electronic device with external power input can be powered from any...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-24-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 407
Posted By Countdown
While your 60 runs on 12V, the 62/64 absolutely...

While your 60 runs on 12V, the 62/64 absolutely do not run of 12V in any way shape or form!

They only run on internal battery and external 5 V via a desk top design mini USB connector which is...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-24-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,256
Posted By Countdown
No brianer, they are identical except 78 has 12 V...

No brianer, they are identical except 78 has 12 V Power input.

What updates does the 78 need? I thought it was basically the same 78/62/64/Montana?

I still like my 76Cx better and will use them...
Forum: Americas 03-24-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 201
Posted By Countdown
Many threads in "Regional" "Rockies" about CO,...

Many threads in "Regional" "Rockies" about CO, AZ, UT, OR, & WA BDRs
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-23-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 407
Posted By Countdown
For most knowing users it is DOA for a motorcycle...

For most knowing users it is DOA for a motorcycle because of no 12V power input. Current top popular choices are 78 and Montana.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-23-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 980
Posted By Countdown
It comes with all the Microsoft stuff on your...

It comes with all the Microsoft stuff on your computer. Used to just be called Explorer but people got it confused with Internet Explorer so on Windows 8 they call it File Explorer. It is the Icon...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-23-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 980
Posted By Countdown
No, I use file explorer, Just copy the gpx file...

No, I use file explorer, Just copy the gpx file to the gpx folder in the Garmin folder in the Garmin (not the data card).

If you want to copy several files but only want to use one at a time, copy...
Forum: Americas 03-23-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 470
Posted By Countdown
What state are you in/going? I see them at...

What state are you in/going?

I see them at every visitor center at any forest or national park.
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