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Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-01-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,558
Posted By scootertrog
I've been satisfied with iExplorer, no issues...

I've been satisfied with iExplorer, no issues with it so far.



Does the below trick you mention not get you back on route?



I have not been riding on a route in some time where I needed...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-25-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,558
Posted By scootertrog
ifunbox has, or had the last time I looked at it,...

ifunbox has, or had the last time I looked at it, a strong tie to advertising and social media BS that I felt made the site a vulnerable gateway to phishing and viruses. That's usually on par for...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-24-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 534
Posted By scootertrog
Help diagnosing a tire issue

A co-worker was asking me about these "bumps" on his front tire. It's on a 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 650R, tire has approx 5,200 miles. Inflation was @ 32 psi, and the owner said he was pretty diligent...
Forum: Equipment 06-22-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,489
Posted By scootertrog
The "stem" part looks like it extends quite a bit...

The "stem" part looks like it extends quite a bit outward. Does it interfere with the helmet speaker? If so, can it be trimmed? Not much info or reviews out there for these, that I could find.
Forum: Equipment 06-19-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,713
Posted By scootertrog
I've been looking at this bag as well, but have a...

I've been looking at this bag as well, but have a couple concerns.

First - this bag looks as big as a couple 7 liter bags that I have. Published dimensions are almost unbelievable for it to be...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-19-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,558
Posted By scootertrog
Sounds like between the latest CoPilot update and...

Sounds like between the latest CoPilot update and ios8-whatever, there's a huge discog. Apparently, the iphone4 software only goes up to version 7.1.2, so everything seems to work fine. I've been...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 06-16-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 1,253
Views: 194,471
Posted By scootertrog
Perhaps it's assuming there is a Hooters at that...

Perhaps it's assuming there is a Hooters at that first stop and that's the end of the ride? :rofl

Kidding.... sort of. It does sound like a "waypoint" vs "via" point issue. Try Routeconverter...
Forum: Equipment 06-12-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,035
Posted By scootertrog
Thanks for the clarification. Interphone was...

Thanks for the clarification. Interphone was actually my first choice (3 years ago) before going with the Sena SMH-10. The SMH-10's have been great for us, but my unit's battery gave out last...
Forum: Equipment 06-11-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,035
Posted By scootertrog
Does the F5MC have a jack for ear phones, so I...

Does the F5MC have a jack for ear phones, so I wouldn't have to use the speakers?
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-10-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By scootertrog
It can't be that hard to find the local tavern on...

It can't be that hard to find the local tavern on a Hardly, does he really need a GPS? :lol3


To answer your question - it's a piece of cake (if it works without a cradle) and GPS city should...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-04-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 741
Posted By scootertrog
What I use as well. I removed the gimbal section...

What I use as well. I removed the gimbal section from a Lifeproof bar mount accessory and bolted a RAM Diamond base onto it. Works perfect and looks pretty good, IMO. The Lifeproof arm band mount...
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 875
Views: 114,892
Posted By scootertrog
The ONLY thing I see that the SMH10 does not...

The ONLY thing I see that the SMH10 does not have, that would matter to me, is the ability to do pairings via smartphone. All the rest of the features just complicates it (20S). And apparently,...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-31-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,558
Posted By scootertrog
Yes, the more waypoints you have, the more...

Yes, the more waypoints you have, the more control you have. I believe the issue discussed here recently is what happens when you stray off route and then want to get back on somewhere in the middle...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-31-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,558
Posted By scootertrog
Yes, you can delete waypoints anywhere in the...

Yes, you can delete waypoints anywhere in the route, but that will encourage the routing engine to seek the most direct or quickest path, or just make a general mess of the route, lol.
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 05-29-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,727
Posted By scootertrog
I just wish Google would ...... go away. It's...

I just wish Google would ...... go away. It's all-engulfing agenda is ruining everything. The internet was a better place without it.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-22-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,235
Posted By scootertrog
That's what I was asking, correct. Was just...

That's what I was asking, correct. Was just observing that any new tracks immediately required could not be generated.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-22-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,235
Posted By scootertrog
I've had a bit of time to play with Galileo Pro...

I've had a bit of time to play with Galileo Pro and tracks on the iphone, and will have to say I am liking it. I can see that it will take a little time to get a feel for how "detailed" I want to...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-14-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,235
Posted By scootertrog
Thanks Dan, I do really appreciate all your help!...

Thanks Dan, I do really appreciate all your help! I might be one of the world's worst when it comes to reading an instruction manual - I always expect everything I need to know should be right in...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-14-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,235
Posted By scootertrog
OK - I'm not the fastest learner when it comes to...

OK - I'm not the fastest learner when it comes to this smart phone stuff and don't have a kid to help me out, lol, so please bear with me. :D

I downloaded the Galileo Pro app (for iphone) and have...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-12-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,694
Posted By scootertrog
I'll give tracks a closer look. I downloaded the...

I'll give tracks a closer look. I downloaded the Galileo Pro app and will play around with it a little. Looks like I'll use Wi-Fi and email to retrieve tracks from the PC. Is there any reason to...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-12-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,694
Posted By scootertrog
I understand this, was just thinking that a...

I understand this, was just thinking that a tight, twisty road would require a lot of tiny line segments, which would be hard to follow on a 2D map view, on a small phone screen. Hence I like the 3D...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-12-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,694
Posted By scootertrog
I guess I'm more interested to see how you would...

I guess I'm more interested to see how you would divide a route into tracks, and if I could see it well enough on the phone to follow, lol.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-12-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,694
Posted By scootertrog
Dan, May I send you a .trp file or .gpx file...

Dan,
May I send you a .trp file or .gpx file of a route typical of my rides, that perhaps you can convert to a useful track that I can use on an iphone? As you know, my current gps app of choice is...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-12-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,694
Posted By scootertrog
Not sure tracks are always practical for...

Not sure tracks are always practical for "on-road" navigation.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-11-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,694
Posted By scootertrog
I'm guessing he's asking for a...

I'm guessing he's asking for a program/app/interface that the routing engine does not alter the route (as entered originally).
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 05-11-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 803
Posted By scootertrog
Have you tried to download a route from the PC?

Have you tried to download a route from the PC?
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-08-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,301
Posted By scootertrog
Must be a setting? Mine announces street names....

Must be a setting? Mine announces street names. It does not always get the pronunciation right, and occasionally, uses a very old name (but correct) that current maps may not use.
Forum: Equipment 05-06-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 875
Views: 114,892
Posted By scootertrog
Range? If my riding partner falls out of range...

Range? If my riding partner falls out of range they just need to speed up, lol. :D

Seriously, if you need more than a mile range, Autocomm or Starcomm based systems (with a good radio) are the...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 05-04-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,758
Posted By scootertrog
^ Agree with you 1000%! I too, created maps...

^ Agree with you 1000%! I too, created maps earlier in my career and still have an affinity for them, despite having used a dedicated Garmin and now my iphone for longer trip navigation where turns...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-04-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 1,619
Views: 143,902
Posted By scootertrog
Make sure you have all unused apps closed, and...

Make sure you have all unused apps closed, and Wi-Fi turned off. I can get about 6 hours continuous CoPilot operation and music before needing to plug my iPhone4 in.
Forum: Equipment 05-02-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,224
Posted By scootertrog
I like to have a separate tow policy, hopefully...

I like to have a separate tow policy, hopefully keeping my insurance from going up (treating a rescue as a potential claim). The Good Sam ERS was fantastic on my one-and-only claim.
Forum: Equipment 05-01-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,993
Posted By scootertrog
Thanks Jay! I actually like the mounting...

Thanks Jay! I actually like the mounting location, was just initially concerned about operating it. :D

How many hours of use do you get out of a battery charge, i.e. listening to music...
Forum: Equipment 05-01-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,224
Posted By scootertrog
He was referring to Good Sam ERS, there is no...

He was referring to Good Sam ERS, there is no mileage limits. Yes, AMA does have a limit.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-01-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 1,619
Views: 143,902
Posted By scootertrog
The free version of CoPilot isn't complete and...

The free version of CoPilot isn't complete and you can't save routes, among other things. The "Premium" version is pretty feature-packed and you can sometimes catch it on sale for around $10.
Forum: Equipment 05-01-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,993
Posted By scootertrog
Is this the intended mounting location? I'm...

Is this the intended mounting location? I'm assuming you get the handlebar remote with this - or at least it's optional (and actually works)? I'd hate to have to flip my shield up @ 80 mph to make...
Forum: Equipment 05-01-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,224
Posted By scootertrog
Good Sam ERS is the ticket. You do NOT have to be...

Good Sam ERS is the ticket. You do NOT have to be a Good Sam member to have the ERS (Emergency Roadside Assistance) package (but they will send you a lot of propaganda to join, lol). Unlike AMA, the...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-30-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,235
Posted By scootertrog
Thanks. Pace and far-sighted vision are factors...

Thanks. Pace and far-sighted vision are factors in my interest in TBT, as sometimes I just want to leave my phone in a pocket or tank bag.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-30-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,235
Posted By scootertrog
Does Galileo stream "turn-by-turn" via Bluetooth...

Does Galileo stream "turn-by-turn" via Bluetooth to a headset (like Sena)? I highlighted the red section, as this is the only potential weakness I have encountered with CoPilot. It has not been a...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-27-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,558
Posted By scootertrog
Fortunately, I'm not a heavy apps user and can...

Fortunately, I'm not a heavy apps user and can get away with version 7.1.2, at the same time I am suspecting this is the latest version that operates on an iPhone4? When I connect to iTunes, it...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 04-21-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,678
Posted By scootertrog
Downloaded it last night, wow, it took quite a...

Downloaded it last night, wow, it took quite a while just to get 5 states, lol. I won't have any time to mess with it the next few days (riding vacation starts tomorrow :D), but looking forward to...
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