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Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-18-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 966
Posted By blender
No, I think it's more a matter of them...

No, I think it's more a matter of them "refocusing business strategies". Or whatever, I'm no business wizard.

Still it's disappointing to see them abandon the market. I did like the product even...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-21-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,532
Posted By blender
Here are a few. I've had mixed success using them...

Here are a few. I've had mixed success using them
http://www.mapquest.com/...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-06-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 17,624
Posted By blender
FS: Garmin Zumo 450

*** sold ***
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-02-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 93,989
Posted By blender
Yes. How much available space where and for what?

Yes. How much available space where and for what?
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-30-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,145
Posted By blender
Yeah, what he said.... Sorry for the late...

Yeah, what he said.... Sorry for the late response, I was on a road trip and not checking any forums. Silly me.

Yes, it's an SAE connector I got at an auto parts store for a couple bucks. West...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-21-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 940
Posted By blender
I have a 590 and none of the issues you're...

I have a 590 and none of the issues you're reporting nor any idea what you're trying to accomplish. You are wrong, the USB is for data transfer and you will not have full functionality while the 590...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-20-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,119
Posted By blender
That would suck. FWIW I did use the latest...

That would suck. FWIW I did use the latest version of Express. I've had no issues with Express so far. I still need to update the 2597, so who knows; maybe my luck will change.

Edit: I'm on a Mac...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-20-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,119
Posted By blender
Hmmm, I just updated and had no issues. Took < 1...

Hmmm, I just updated and had no issues. Took < 1 hour. I installed to both gps and computer. The 590 shows CN NA 2015.10 installed and Basecamp also shows CN NA 2015.10 installed. Perhaps whatever...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-18-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,145
Posted By blender
Looks good Rodknee! And yeah, if only Garmin paid...

Looks good Rodknee! And yeah, if only Garmin paid attention and sold a power-only cradle, ideally with a detachable power cord....

BTW, although I was dealing with a relatively short length of...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-15-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,145
Posted By blender
Yeah, trying to find a T5 sucks. I did find mine...

Yeah, trying to find a T5 sucks. I did find mine at Sears, believe it or not.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-13-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 93,989
Posted By blender
Good god, the more you post the more I get...

Good god, the more you post the more I get confused. What does Garmin releasing map updates (or the accuracy of those updates) have anything to do with using a USB cable?

Please explain your...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-13-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 93,989
Posted By blender
I agree that the Snakes-Nest USB outlet can be...

I agree that the Snakes-Nest USB outlet can be used to charge other things, or perhaps hookup an iPod (or whatever), but upgrades???

Uhmmm, a question. Wouldn't it be easier to take the Zumo into...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-12-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,145
Posted By blender
Because I didn't want all those extra cables....

Because I didn't want all those extra cables. That is a huge bundle, I want a simple two-wire power supply, *no* other cables.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-10-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,257
Posted By blender
** Deleted as not useful to the conversation.

** Deleted as not useful to the conversation.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-10-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,145
Posted By blender
That's is another reason I did this: to move the...

That's is another reason I did this: to move the cradle around to different bikes. I see no reason to buy a separate cradle for every bike I want to use the 590 on.

This way all I need a another...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-09-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,145
Posted By blender
Now wire the motorcycle power supply in. I use a...

Now wire the motorcycle power supply in. I use a FuzeBlock to handle the wiring. It has a built-in relay, 30A fuse, and you can change the output power from constant to switched simply by moving the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-09-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,145
Posted By blender
Plug the power clip back into the circuit board,...

Plug the power clip back into the circuit board, put the jesus clip back on to secure things. I did not add any silicone to waterproof things. We'll see how that works out, I might go back and add...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-09-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,145
Posted By blender
The back with the wires removed. Note, I have...

The back with the wires removed. Note, I have already clipped off the audio/data wires.
http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x132/shuber1954/Zumo%20590%20Cradle/Step4Removedatawires.jpg

At this...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-09-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,145
Posted By blender
Garmin Zumo 590 Cradle butchery - The How-To

The other thread is getting a bit crowded, so I'm posting the how-to here. This might also apply to the 660 cradle.

Some of us do not need or want the additional data/audio wires Garmin has...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-09-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,257
Posted By blender
The USB port is not waterproof or at least...

The USB port is not waterproof or at least water-resistant.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-09-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,257
Posted By blender
*Why*? I have abso-effing-lutely no need for the...

*Why*? I have abso-effing-lutely no need for the extra data/audio cables. I believe in a scorched-earth policy towards those wires....

I would like Garmin to provide a simple cradle with a...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-08-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,257
Posted By blender
Nope. I *think* I have it figured out and...

Nope. I *think* I have it figured out and currently have my cradle in pieces. You *will* need to sh*t-can most of the stock cable. I'm taking photos of my butchery job and hope to post a how-to in a...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-08-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 892
Posted By blender
Why not use exactly what's pictured - the RAM...

Why not use exactly what's pictured - the RAM mount? Mount it on the handle bar and Bob's yer uncle....
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-07-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,257
Posted By blender
There's a USB port in the back of the 590. Like...

There's a USB port in the back of the 590. Like every other Garmin I've owned (admittedly only 4 so far).
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-07-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,257
Posted By blender
Thanks! Sounds like you have the same goal as I...

Thanks! Sounds like you have the same goal as I do.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-06-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,257
Posted By blender
Garmin Zumo 590 wiring

** Note ** I put up a "how to butcher your Zumo 590 cradle" thread. This one is getting crowded.

I'm looking for suggestions from anyone who has wired in a Garmin Zumo 590 harness or a Montana...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-06-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 93,989
Posted By blender
Well, mine *didn't* come with four bolts. Been...

Well, mine *didn't* come with four bolts. Been thru the box a couple times and I'm just not finding them. Not trying to be snippy, it just comes naturally to me ;) I'm assuming they got left out....
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-06-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 93,989
Posted By blender
Initial annoyances

Just received and unboxed my 590. I'm sure that functionally it will be all rainbows and unicorns, however I'm a bit annoyed that for $800 they couldn't include four bolts to mount the RAM ball to...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-06-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 608
Posted By blender
If you plan on using this for street navigation...

If you plan on using this for street navigation you'll need to purchase the Garmin CN map. The base map that comes with the Montana series isn't adequate.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-24-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 27,557
Posted By blender
I have a 2595LMT, it gets washed out in bright...

I have a 2595LMT, it gets washed out in bright sunlight. I tried a store-bought glare shield but it didn't help much. I'm making my own using a black plastic folder I picked up at an office supplies...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-16-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By blender
I don't see why not as long as the 550 power cord...

I don't see why not as long as the 550 power cord is fused. FWIW I've just used the BMW CANBus GPS power outlet or have gone to the battery (fused of course).

I was going to power my Zumo 450 that...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-21-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,735
Posted By blender
Yet another member of the "am I the only one?"...

Yet another member of the "am I the only one?" club.

Basecamp is the most unintuitive product there is (but Furkot.com is creeping up). All I ask of routing software is let me enter the start...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-28-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,964
Posted By blender
Nope, did not work. My "unwanted" POIs show up...

Nope, did not work. My "unwanted" POIs show up under "Where To/All POIs" menu. I won't worry about it tonight. I think this is an "operator education" issue.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-28-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,964
Posted By blender
I was in the same situation. This bastige's post...

I was in the same situation. This bastige's post finally pushed me over the edge and I bought it. Damn that Rob.G! It's all *his* fault the CC took a hit this month! ;)

And oh-by-the-way as long...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-27-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,964
Posted By blender
Thanks for posting this. I have a Zumo 450 that...

Thanks for posting this. I have a Zumo 450 that has worked well for the past 5 years, however it's showing its age. I've been trying to decide what GPS I need next.

I don't need XM, I don't need...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-05-2013, 04:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 728
Posted By blender
I'm going to check that out this summer. I was...

I'm going to check that out this summer. I was planning on doing a "Follow the Santa Fe Trail" trip from WI to NM, using my F800GS. Instead I plan on using the MP3.

This should be a little over...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-04-2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 728
Posted By blender
Yes it is. The centerstand does provide more...

Yes it is. The centerstand does provide more security in case of the front suspension lock failure. The mechanic advised me that for weeks/months storage put it on the centerstand. It takes pressure...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-04-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 728
Posted By blender
Thanks! Yep, those are the first folks I found...

Thanks! Yep, those are the first folks I found while researching these things. They've been very helpful.
And yeah, one never *plans* to go down, and I have had several unplanned pavement surfing...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-04-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 728
Posted By blender
An MP3 400 found room in the garage

An '09 MP3 400 managed to find a place in the garage. My first scooter but not my first (almost said two-wheeled) vehicle. After all these years of calling my motorcycles "the scoot", now I have one...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-17-2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,644
Posted By blender
About the GS911 (I'm still thinking about one...

About the GS911 (I'm still thinking about one myself)
Vendor info here: http://www.gs911usa.com/
ADV info here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=537164
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