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Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-09-2009, 11:31 PM
Replies: 578
Views: 101,025
Posted By Mr. Visible
Problem?

My XOG has always had an intermittent problem in which the GPS reciever freezes and stops updating info from satellites. During these failures the software/hardware works, but I get the "searching...
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2008, 11:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,412
Posted By Mr. Visible
Thanks for the good pictures. This is very...

Thanks for the good pictures. This is very helpful and should work nicely on my DRZ. I wasn't excited about installing the big Universal version and losing that much real estate on the grip.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-03-2008, 09:16 PM
Replies: 578
Views: 101,025
Posted By Mr. Visible
Map Create 7 on Mac OS X

FYI: For anyone else out there who uses a Mac and is considering a Lowrance XOG (or other Lowrance GPS), the Lowrance Map Create 7 software works fine on my Intel-based Mac Book Pro running Windows...
Forum: Ride reports 06-03-2008, 02:09 PM
Replies: 6,894
Views: 2,141,361
Posted By Mr. Visible
Great ride report. I can't wait to do the TAT on...

Great ride report. I can't wait to do the TAT on my DRZ. This summer I'm doing the Continental Divide Trail, if my broken leg will heal in time. Can't wait to read about your next section. Thanks...
Forum: Americas 06-03-2008, 11:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,565
Posted By Mr. Visible
I'll second the throttle lock. I rode the section...

I'll second the throttle lock. I rode the section from Memphis to Oklahoma City last summer. It is fine and dull. I also highly recommend and iPod or some sort of onroad entertainment. It helps with...
Forum: Ride reports 06-03-2008, 11:13 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 30,672
Posted By Mr. Visible
Great report. I can't wait to do it myself, just...

Great report. I can't wait to do it myself, just as soon as I get this cast off my leg.:jive
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-28-2008, 08:22 AM
Replies: 578
Views: 101,025
Posted By Mr. Visible
Thanks for the quick reply Robert. I'll order one...

Thanks for the quick reply Robert. I'll order one today.
-Zark
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-27-2008, 04:17 PM
Replies: 578
Views: 101,025
Posted By Mr. Visible
Thanks Robert, Do you remember where you got...

Thanks Robert,
Do you remember where you got the bare wire version of the right angle miniUSB cord with regulator.
-Zark
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-27-2008, 09:21 AM
Replies: 578
Views: 101,025
Posted By Mr. Visible
Robert- I am looking to hardwire my XOG with a...

Robert-
I am looking to hardwire my XOG with a right angle USB power cable like the one you listed. However, I want to avoid the bulky cigarette lighter adapter. Do you know if the 12V DC to 5V DC...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2008, 08:35 AM
Replies: 22,734
Views: 3,689,531
Posted By Mr. Visible
Throttle lock for long slab section to GDR?

I am heading from Memphis to New Mexico for my GDR trip. I need a throttle lock to keep the tendonitis from flaring up. Does any one out there have either a Vista Cruise, Vista Cruise Universal, or...
Forum: Equipment 05-26-2008, 08:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,232
Posted By Mr. Visible
What kind of temp range do you want to ride in? I...

What kind of temp range do you want to ride in? I have wore my 'stich from freezing to over 100 degrees. I can't say it is great at the extremes, but ease of entry/exit are worth a lot. In super hot...
Forum: Equipment 05-26-2008, 06:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 773
Posted By Mr. Visible
You would be amazed at the number of...

You would be amazed at the number of non-password-protected WfFi locations there are out there. It is easy to find signals in both residential and commercial areas. With my iPhone I almost never have...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-01-2008, 07:30 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 26,932
Posted By Mr. Visible
I love and have beaten on my MSR dragonfly. It...

I love and have beaten on my MSR dragonfly. It has survived years of abuse. It will burn anything (almost), is light, very adjustable, and field repairable. The only donwside is they are not...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-29-2008, 08:37 PM
Replies: 2,933
Views: 386,252
Posted By Mr. Visible
Zecatfish-Thanks for the RAM ball warning. I was...

Zecatfish-Thanks for the RAM ball warning. I was alreeady intending to attach a leash to the unit regardless of mounting hardware.

rwamf- thanks to the software update headsup.

ADVEng- check it...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-19-2008, 03:28 PM
Replies: 2,933
Views: 386,252
Posted By Mr. Visible
Out of the box the XOG works great. I popped it...

Out of the box the XOG works great. I popped it into the mount and stuck it to the windshield of my car in the parking lot of the place I bought it. It works wonderfully. No issues so far. It seems...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-16-2008, 12:19 PM
Replies: 2,933
Views: 386,252
Posted By Mr. Visible
XOG on Mac OSX without costly software!

OK folks,
I took the plunge. I bought an XOG yesterday at my local Bass Pro. Yes I could have gotten it cheaper, but I wanted to reward a brick and mortar store that stocks a lot of different GPSs....
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-14-2008, 08:22 AM
Replies: 2,933
Views: 386,252
Posted By Mr. Visible
I like the idea of the shaded topos on the...

I like the idea of the shaded topos on the Colorado. I would think that such a method of presentation would make it easier to read topographical features and road systems at the same time. There seem...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-12-2008, 07:16 AM
Replies: 2,933
Views: 386,252
Posted By Mr. Visible
rwamf- thanks for the screen calibration idea....

rwamf-
thanks for the screen calibration idea. I'll go back and check it out. I would be all over the XOG if I could get it to respond to my fingers.

Given that I don't have any software yet....
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-08-2008, 08:03 PM
Replies: 2,933
Views: 386,252
Posted By Mr. Visible
I went to a BassPro Shop today to mess around...

I went to a BassPro Shop today to mess around with a bunch of units. The XOG looked promising but the touch screen was really hard to operate. The sales clerk could barely get it to operate. I think...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-08-2008, 11:05 AM
Replies: 2,933
Views: 386,252
Posted By Mr. Visible
Thanks for the responses. I am still on the...

Thanks for the responses. I am still on the fence, but getting closer to a decision.

rwamf-

How is the software that comes with the Lowrance XOG?
Would you recommend buying another...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-05-2008, 07:54 AM
Replies: 2,933
Views: 386,252
Posted By Mr. Visible
I need a GPS for the GDR. Please help.

I am doing the Great Divide Ride (Continental Divide Trail) this summer. I will be riding a Suzuki DR-Z400S and my brother-in-law will ride a plated Honda XR400. I have looked at lots of GPS info but...
Forum: Road warriors 11-19-2007, 09:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,764
Posted By Mr. Visible
Don't be scared away by the chatter about...

Don't be scared away by the chatter about electrical problems. There are a couple of cheap east to perform wiring upgrades that address the regulator rectifier issues of the VFRs. Also as someone...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-12-2007, 10:55 AM
Replies: 341
Views: 27,942
Posted By Mr. Visible
Thanks for the info. Garmin's lack of Mac support...

Thanks for the info. Garmin's lack of Mac support has kept me from buying another one of their products. Hopefully they will get their a** in gear and give us something that works. Then I will be...
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2007, 08:30 PM
Replies: 22,734
Views: 3,689,531
Posted By Mr. Visible
Question Aqualine IMS or Clarke tank

Thanks for all the helpful responses to my last post. With the goal of doing the Great Divide Ride in mind, what fuel tank would you choose. Most posts I read recommend 200+ mile fuel range. The...
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2007, 10:29 PM
Replies: 22,734
Views: 3,689,531
Posted By Mr. Visible
suggestions for a dirt/DRZ noob

After 75k of street riding I decided to learn something new. I just picked up a bone stock 02 DRZs with 3k on the clock. I bought the bike for riding the GDR and maybe part of the TAT next summer. I...
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