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Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-25-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 4,074
Posted By scootertrog
I agree, and have been converted to smartphone...

I agree, and have been converted to smartphone GPS. Just saying the large-screen, fisher-Price user interface still has it's place. Oh, nothing wrong with a phablet or ipad mini type of device -...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-25-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 4,074
Posted By scootertrog
Back to the original topic though...... I don't...

Back to the original topic though...... I don't think the dedicated Sat/Nav is going bye-bye, but the unit sales will decline to the point where mfgrs are going to be forced to drastically drop...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-25-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 4,074
Posted By scootertrog
Use a Waypoint after every road-change turn and...

Use a Waypoint after every road-change turn and the route should be pinned down. At least, so far with CoPilot, I have not had a route go off the intended course like my Garmin had a habit of doing....
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-24-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 1,521
Views: 119,236
Posted By scootertrog
This..... to me is the only advantage to a...

This..... to me is the only advantage to a dedicated GPS device (Nuvi, Zumo or Tom Tom) has over a smartphone. The ability to type while riding. On my last vacation trip, we were frantically...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-24-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 1,521
Views: 119,236
Posted By scootertrog
This was the route I took: ...

This was the route I took:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1032980
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,400
Posted By scootertrog
I have this as well. A very elegant solution for...

I have this as well. A very elegant solution for those with a Powerlet socket.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-04-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,117
Posted By scootertrog
I see. I'll switch it and see how it goes. Right...

I see. I'll switch it and see how it goes. Right now, I'd just be happy to be able to ride, I wouldn't care if I got lost, lol. :D
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-04-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,117
Posted By scootertrog
Hmm... I'm currently set up using the motorcycle...

Hmm... I'm currently set up using the motorcycle icon. I just did it that way from the very beginning. I've also been accused of using too many waypoints in my routes, lol. I have not encountered any...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-28-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,117
Posted By scootertrog
I think you'll be pretty happy with your set-up....

I think you'll be pretty happy with your set-up. An iPad mini should make one heck of a nice GPS. Don't know what you ride, but a mini would be a little too big (for my vanity, lol) on a Street...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-27-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,117
Posted By scootertrog
Glad you got it sorted out. :D Different look,...

Glad you got it sorted out. :D Different look, but same folder names within the actual app. Once you do it a couple times, it's pretty easy.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-27-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By scootertrog
See post #17 from DRTYBYK in particular. ...

See post #17 from DRTYBYK in particular.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1010902&highlight=copilot+iphone&page=2

My "free" comment was not directed at you Frank, sorry. :D
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-27-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By scootertrog
I use iMazing to sync non-music data to my...

I use iMazing to sync non-music data to my iPhone. iExplorer is a good program as well.

Sometimes a paid-for-program works better than a free one. Our society is rapidly thinking everything...
Forum: The Garage 02-26-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,595
Posted By scootertrog
Great job! Is there any chance that the...

Great job! Is there any chance that the trailer/bike combo could flip over sideways if you take a sharp corner? It looks like when the bike is on the trailer, the center of gravity would overcome the...
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,985
Posted By scootertrog
Why not the SMH-10? It's proven to work well.

Why not the SMH-10? It's proven to work well.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-24-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 1,521
Views: 119,236
Posted By scootertrog
Well, the routing issue came up due to me asking...

Well, the routing issue came up due to me asking about Motion-X GPS Drive's waypoint limitation. :D
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-24-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 1,521
Views: 119,236
Posted By scootertrog
Oh sure, I could construct the route with maybe 5...

Oh sure, I could construct the route with maybe 5 points - and I can guarantee you that when you get out there, your GPS will display a route that is totally not what you wanted.



The roads...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-24-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 1,521
Views: 119,236
Posted By scootertrog
If you are turning onto a new road every 15-30...

If you are turning onto a new road every 15-30 minutes (all day), it's easy. I typically place a Waypoint before and after each new road turn. I'll also place one or two, depending on the leg length,...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-24-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,032
Posted By scootertrog
For the last couple years, I have been using a...

For the last couple years, I have been using a Nuvi 1490T (in a RAM cradle) when in unfamiliar territory or going by a "set" group plan.

...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-24-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 307
Views: 20,704
Posted By scootertrog
Fukort.....lol

Fukort.....lol
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-24-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 1,521
Views: 119,236
Posted By scootertrog
Unless GPS Drive has some kind of awesome...

Unless GPS Drive has some kind of awesome obedience algorithm, my experience so far with GPS routing requires (at a minimum), Waypoints after every turn onto a new road, or the routing engine will...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-23-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 1,521
Views: 119,236
Posted By scootertrog
reg26, Have you used CoPilot Premium much, or...

reg26,
Have you used CoPilot Premium much, or enough to compare to GPS Drive? I have questions; :D

I see that you can download the map data, but not entire states. Once you download a map...
Forum: Vendors 02-23-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 307
Views: 34,635
Posted By scootertrog
Also - don't underestimate the potential damage...

Also - don't underestimate the potential damage to the unit or battery when charging with just any cheap generic wall charger. USB chargers are NOT created equal.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-19-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 796
Posted By scootertrog
You might want to read this thread: :D ...

You might want to read this thread: :D
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1010902&highlight=copilot

I've created routes with more than 50 Waypoints so far, no issues at all.
Forum: Equipment 02-16-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,414
Posted By scootertrog
I have the cheaper ones, I think "Road Toads"? It...

I have the cheaper ones, I think "Road Toads"? It was about $60 for the complete set. They are about 4 years old now and still work/look like new, and have been very satisfied with them. I ride a...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-16-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,997
Posted By scootertrog
Yes! StreetPilot has a great UI, just lacks a...

Yes! StreetPilot has a great UI, just lacks a few, but critical components. Heck, I'd switch over to it if it would just let me import routes alone, lol. It's baffling why Garmin has neutered that...
Forum: Equipment 02-13-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,237
Posted By scootertrog
Looks promising, I wish they'd announce right...

Looks promising, I wish they'd announce right now, what other helmets (and when) they are going to adapt this for. I'm going to have to replace my SMH-10 sometime this spring or summer and I'll be...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-13-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 1,521
Views: 119,236
Posted By scootertrog
I bought my iPhone on the Swappa site, and use it...

I bought my iPhone on the Swappa site, and use it on my AT&T Go-Phone plan - no contract.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-13-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 1,521
Views: 119,236
Posted By scootertrog
Way to go Thailand! :clap If they'd operate that...

Way to go Thailand! :clap If they'd operate that way in the USA then half these kids wouldn't be texting/watching video while driving.
Forum: Equipment 02-12-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 746
Posted By scootertrog
We have crap, as in zilch, nada, no dice, jack...

We have crap, as in zilch, nada, no dice, jack squat, here in the SW Mo region. KC, StL & Tulsa only have a Cycle Gear. I make a pilgrimage to MotoLiberty in Dallas every year, great store and they...
Forum: The Garage 02-10-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,210
Posted By scootertrog
The last place I worked at used clear PVC piping....

The last place I worked at used clear PVC piping. Clogs were easy to spot. lol
Forum: The Garage 02-10-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,210
Posted By scootertrog
I left my ceiling exposed - the beautiful yellow...

I left my ceiling exposed - the beautiful yellow pine serves as a reminder back when houses were made out of real wood, lol. :D

On a more serious note though, if I were to finish it off, it...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-07-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 1,521
Views: 119,236
Posted By scootertrog
I want to do this with an iPhone cable. Does the...

I want to do this with an iPhone cable. Does the cord "un-coil" after a period of time, or is this permanent?
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-06-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 796
Posted By scootertrog
You'll also need a 3rd party transfer program...

You'll also need a 3rd party transfer program like iExplorer, iMazing, iFunbox, ect. to place the route into the apps folder on the iPhone. There's probably a way to do it via iTunes and all that...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-02-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 1,521
Views: 119,236
Posted By scootertrog
I think this myth is/has been perpetuated by...

I think this myth is/has been perpetuated by folks that are not using an app that lets you download the required maps (app requires a Data connection). Before I really got into these threads, I was...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-30-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 1,521
Views: 119,236
Posted By scootertrog
I've always carried along a decent paper map on...

I've always carried along a decent paper map on trips to unfamiliar areas, regardless of GPS choice. You can always count on old-school technology. :D
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-30-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,738
Posted By scootertrog
Love it I do! :clap

Love it I do! :clap
Forum: Vendors 01-29-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,274
Posted By scootertrog
Best material for isolation is silicone or...

Best material for isolation is silicone or neoprene. You can buy thin sheets of both, try to make an isolator, i.e. a /camera mount/sheet of silicone/your bike plastic/sheet of silicone/metal fender...
Forum: Vendors 01-29-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,274
Posted By scootertrog
I've tried quite a few cameras, currently use a...

I've tried quite a few cameras, currently use a GoPro Hero 2. The mount needs to be as short and tight/stiff as possible, but that only goes so far. You always get the best result when the camera is...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-29-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,738
Posted By scootertrog
Have you looked at RouteConverter? To date, I...

Have you looked at RouteConverter? To date, I have not used a simpler program to construct a route and export to just about any format or device.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-28-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,738
Posted By scootertrog
My single biggest gripe with my Garmin is that...

My single biggest gripe with my Garmin is that after I create a very detailed, explicit route on the PC and transfer to the Garmin - the Garmin has a pretty consistent habit of altering a few miles...
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