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Forum: Layin' down tracks Yesterday, 02:45 PM
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Posted By Rocky TFS
Yes, this fix will work exactly the same on the...

Yes, this fix will work exactly the same on the Montana.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-27-2015, 09:22 PM
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Posted By Rocky TFS
Heh, this still gets me from time to time!:rofl

Heh, this still gets me from time to time!:rofl
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-27-2015, 09:14 PM
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Posted By Rocky TFS
Screen Calibration?

I know this has been addressed somewhere back about 12,000 posts ago, but can anyone verify that a Master Reset will affect the screen calibration?
My four year old Montana has started having...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-12-2015, 02:48 PM
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Posted By Rocky TFS
Yes, but I move the pointer with the pad then...

Yes, but I move the pointer with the pad then left click to leave a point. Trying to draw a continuous series of points with the pad like you would with a mouse is impossible. I do it this way on the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-08-2015, 04:19 PM
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Posted By Rocky TFS
+1 ! I've had it for a year and it does...

+1 ! I've had it for a year and it does everything I need except phone home. You can now get a 64 Gb for what I paid a year ago for the 32:
...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-03-2015, 12:16 PM
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Posted By Rocky TFS
It's pretty cool to hear about it when the...

It's pretty cool to hear about it when the technology really works the way we think it should! :clap
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-01-2015, 04:34 PM
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Posted By Rocky TFS
You mean the "Rugged Mount"? If so, the red an...

You mean the "Rugged Mount"? If so, the red an black are power + and power -, the audio has a 3.5 mm plug, and the other colored wires are for a data link, which is useless on a bike. You can cut...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-26-2015, 08:05 PM
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Posted By Rocky TFS
Hope it works, post if not.:norton

Hope it works, post if not.:norton
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-26-2015, 03:14 PM
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Posted By Rocky TFS
That is correct. The early 100K Topos were not...

That is correct. The early 100K Topos were not locked. However, they were intended to be left in the CD drive on the computer to work, a REALLY STUPID idea.

Mine is 1998, and I had to trick...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-24-2015, 08:42 AM
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Posted By Rocky TFS
Especially true of the really old (1998) Topo USA...

Especially true of the really old (1998) Topo USA 100K (non-routable). I like having both in BC for comparisons, but rather than spending large amounts of money on Garmin 24K's I get the free...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-23-2015, 04:33 PM
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Posted By Rocky TFS
As a retired commercial pilot, I can GUARANTEE...

As a retired commercial pilot, I can GUARANTEE you that is not true!:rofl
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-23-2015, 04:29 PM
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Posted By Rocky TFS
I think the trip computer accuracy is better than...

I think the trip computer accuracy is better than any odometer I've ever seen on any bike. Without an accurately surveyed course I don't see how you could tell, though. It certainly agrees with a...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-21-2015, 06:05 PM
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Posted By Rocky TFS
Oww, my head aches...:huh.....Luckily for me I...

Oww, my head aches...:huh.....Luckily for me I keep my Montana horizontal and 2-3 meter accuracy is all I need.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-21-2015, 04:17 PM
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Posted By Rocky TFS
Things like cars, buildings, heavy forest cover,...

Things like cars, buildings, heavy forest cover, mountains. The engine and other electronic devices cause interference, not multipath errors.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-18-2015, 06:48 PM
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Posted By Rocky TFS
Hey, that looks like Schafer trail at Moab! Am I...

Hey, that looks like Schafer trail at Moab! Am I right?
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-17-2015, 08:26 PM
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Posted By Rocky TFS
When you copy any data from the GPS to BaseCamp,...

When you copy any data from the GPS to BaseCamp, you are actually transferring the data. If you delete it from the unit, it is still in BaseCamp and you can reload it to the unit.

What Garmin is...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-14-2015, 12:31 PM
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Posted By Rocky TFS
I use the GPSfiledepot state maps a lot, but I l...

I use the GPSfiledepot state maps a lot, but I l almost always use tracks instead of routes to avoid that headache. Sometimes by making a route first then converting it, and sometimes by just drawing...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-10-2015, 01:13 PM
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Posted By Rocky TFS
Well, if they show up in the Nav V Internal...

Well, if they show up in the Nav V Internal Storage pane then they certainly should show up under Saved Places after disconnection. Try highlighting an individual waypoint instead of a list and...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-10-2015, 01:08 PM
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Posted By Rocky TFS
This is caused by the map company (NavTeq), not...

This is caused by the map company (NavTeq), not Garmin, although the interaction between avoidances checked in BC and the map data often causes these headaches. There has just been a discussion over...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-10-2015, 12:59 PM
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Posted By Rocky TFS
That's where routes get stored, not waypoints....

That's where routes get stored, not waypoints. HMMM, this is strange, mine have always shown up immediately in Where To? -> Saved -> All Saved Places.

What happens when you hook the Nav back up...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-03-2015, 05:49 PM
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Posted By Rocky TFS
AFAIK, you can't do this. All I can think of is...

AFAIK, you can't do this. All I can think of is to write down the averages before re-setting the Trip Computer.:huh
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-03-2015, 05:44 PM
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Posted By Rocky TFS
Figure out which maps you will want to put on the...

Figure out which maps you will want to put on the card, look up the approximate size of them, add all together, then double that. Mine is only 8 Gigs, still not near full after 4 years.....but I only...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-26-2014, 05:15 PM
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Posted By Rocky TFS
Have you tried re-installing MapSource? ...

Have you tried re-installing MapSource?

http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=209

Not sure this will work but give it a try.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-25-2014, 09:51 AM
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Posted By Rocky TFS
Cool New Stuff! I'll have to try some.:1drink

Cool New Stuff! I'll have to try some.:1drink
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-24-2014, 03:58 PM
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Posted By Rocky TFS
J. B. Weld to the rescue!!!:roflYou could even...

J. B. Weld to the rescue!!!:roflYou could even get a color match!
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-15-2014, 05:29 PM
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Posted By Rocky TFS
No, that's the Device Manager....(also very...

No, that's the Device Manager....(also very important)

Here is GMTK:

http://www.javawa.nl/gmtk_en.html

GMTK is for backup, restore, delete, and transfer of Garmin maps. It is the easiest way...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-15-2014, 03:18 PM
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Posted By Rocky TFS
Well, here is the rest of the story: ...

Well, here is the rest of the story:

Yesterday I hooked up the Nuvi 3597, started Express, updated it to the latest version, then updated the Nuvi firmware to the latest version, which required...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-11-2014, 08:50 PM
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Posted By Rocky TFS
OK, here is what I have done in the past. (Using...

OK, here is what I have done in the past. (Using MapUpdater, because Express did not work with the Montana before now.)

Download the entire CNNA to the computer with the Montana hooked up, but not...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-11-2014, 12:21 PM
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Posted By Rocky TFS
HURRRAAHHH!!!!!:freaky So you got Express to...

HURRRAAHHH!!!!!:freaky

So you got Express to load 2015.3 CNNA to your tablet without the Montana hooked up? I can't tell from the photo.

And now you can load a partial mapset of it to the...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-03-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 2,508
Views: 471,882
Posted By Rocky TFS
MAM and Motech plate

I was one of the guys giving them feedback on the MAM fender Extender with SW Motech Bash Plate. They do fit, but the clearance is VERY tight at full extension. I took a rubber mallet and dished in...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-02-2014, 05:48 PM
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Posted By Rocky TFS
This happened to me before I even got it off the...

This happened to me before I even got it off the showroom floor! Unfortunately I was so excited I didn't pay any attention to what the tech did.....it took him about three minutes.

Never had a...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-01-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 2,508
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Posted By Rocky TFS
GEESUS! If I saw that thing coming at me on a two...

GEESUS! If I saw that thing coming at me on a two lane road at night I'd probably end up in the ditch thinking it was a UFO! :eek1:eek1:eek1
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-21-2014, 08:21 PM
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Posted By Rocky TFS
"perhaps you should google "sunk cost fallacy" ...

"perhaps you should google "sunk cost fallacy"

I did! Very interesting....some of the more stupid things I've done in my life fall right under this heading...now I have a name for it.:lol3
...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-17-2014, 08:15 AM
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Posted By Rocky TFS
You can't. The only way to approximate this is to...

You can't. The only way to approximate this is to create the route, then change it to Direct before passing it to the Montana. It will recalculate, but if your routing preferences are set the same in...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-12-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 2,945
Views: 422,565
Posted By Rocky TFS
Pads

I checked mine at the recent 12,000 mile service: front pads 4 mm, disks 4.9 mm. Rear pads 4 mm, rear disk 4.5 mm.

That means I still have 3 mm of pad wear left front and back. I don't know...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-03-2014, 09:17 AM
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Posted By Rocky TFS
If I were not for folks like Emmbeedee, DRTBYK...

If I were not for folks like Emmbeedee, DRTBYK and a whole host of others here, I probably would have taken my Montana out to the range for target practice within the first month!:rofl

It was a...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-15-2014, 06:18 PM
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Posted By Rocky TFS
That's why I always leave my keys in the...

That's why I always leave my keys in the ignition.:rofl
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-14-2014, 11:53 AM
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Posted By Rocky TFS
So it doesn't follow that the smaller the index,...

So it doesn't follow that the smaller the index, the faster the searches?:huh
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-13-2014, 07:02 PM
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Posted By Rocky TFS
I never learned what the NT meant (NavTeq?). At...

I never learned what the NT meant (NavTeq?). At any rate, that is the one all of us use. Makes sense it is compressed, since the size on GPSr is about 3.8 Gb if you use the whole enchilada.

I...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-12-2014, 06:39 PM
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Posted By Rocky TFS
GPS City has the best prices. As MBD says, buy...

GPS City has the best prices. As MBD says, buy CNNA DVD first, then after loading it (or waiting a year even), get the LMU.

You want the DVD so you can load the map to the computer also.
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