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Old 09-22-2012, 12:01 PM   #316
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On the 62/78's, you can use the SD card to store your maps, trip photos, bike maintenance manuals and more. You can also install Basecamp and run it from there. I abuse my 62s as a USB drive.

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I do that with my 60 as well. Still need a computer to read PDFs though.

It's less of an issue now that I have a phone that can view PDFs ... with internet connectivity on it, I can even order parts through it.
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Old 09-22-2012, 07:44 PM   #317
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For a topic called 'The Official Garmin 62 and 78 Thread", we're pretty far from that...

I'm all for helping people get the best out of their 62/78, but whining about the 'good old days' of gps technology gets tiring.

If your 60/76 is all you need/want, fine, but a lot has happened since 2004 when the 60c was introduced.
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"The motorcycle, being poorly designed for both flight and marine operation, sustained significant external and internal damage," police noted.

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Old 09-23-2012, 09:05 PM   #318
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Not an answer to your question just a bitch.

This is my main complaint with Garmin, when they come out with a replacement unit 60/76 to 62/78 they don't just make it bigger & better with more features and capability (like 20 - 500 point tracks to 200 - 2,000 point tracks) they change or delete things that current users like and have no complaint with (like comment above).
So I take that to mean the 62 is not able to do that?
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:26 AM   #319
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Costco has 62s on sale right now through 11/25 for $250 shipped.
http://www.costco.com/Garmin-GPSMAP-...100007003.html

Online using google shop you can get a 78 for $230 or so it seems. I'm going to upgrade my etrex to the 78 pretty shortly...
GPS store: http://www.thegpsstore.com/Garmin-GP...FcN_Qgoda2QAKQ
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:54 PM   #320
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The 78 is on special for $200 at West Marine according to this thread.
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:08 PM   #321
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See if this works for the Garmin Map 78 $199 West Marine deal:

http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs..._-1?icid=HF1_2

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Old 02-02-2013, 04:12 PM   #322
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I have a 62s unit mounted on a ram mount with the Garmin automotive power supply cable. Problem I have is that the mini usb plug on the end of the cable has a right angle which is 90 degrees out ie the cable comes out of the unit and has to loop upwards before going down behind the headlight. This loop gets buffeted by the wind and wobbles with the movement of the bike which by all accounts will stuff the connection over time. Is there an adaptor or a cable with a right angle thats opposite to the oem cable. With the cable routed directly down to the bike I could secure it to the ram mount and the whole cable/unit could move together causing less stress and damage. I could also put a plastic bag over in the rain which is impossible now with the big loop. Anyone got any ideas? Thanks.
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Old 02-02-2013, 04:26 PM   #323
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I have a 62s unit mounted on a ram mount with the Garmin automotive power supply cable. Problem I have is that the mini usb plug on the end of the cable has a right angle which is 90 degrees out ie the cable comes out of the unit and has to loop upwards before going down behind the headlight. This loop gets buffeted by the wind and wobbles with the movement of the bike which by all accounts will stuff the connection over time. Is there an adaptor or a cable with a right angle thats opposite to the oem cable. With the cable routed directly down to the bike I could secure it to the ram mount and the whole cable/unit could move together causing less stress and damage. I could also put a plastic bag over in the rain which is impossible now with the big loop. Anyone got any ideas? Thanks.
It would be a lot easier for you to find a mini usb connector which is not at right angle, ie straight out, than to find another which is in the direction you're looking for.
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Old 02-02-2013, 04:38 PM   #324
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I found this one allthough the right angle is wrong as well, they say thay can make to order so maybe they can reverse it.

http://www.powerlet.com/product/mini...garmin-gps/357
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:17 PM   #325
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Downloading Tracks

In the early days these units would change the color of tracks that were downloaded to them.

I had at least one of each on my last ride and they now seem to NOT change the color of tracks when I downloaded tracks to customers.

Does any one know for sure if this was Firmware change and what versions is good?

They still all download "Off" any on track manager still only order by proximity with no choice for alfa-#.
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Old 02-04-2013, 01:42 AM   #326
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Problem I have is that the mini usb plug on the end of the cable has a right angle which is 90 degrees out ie the cable comes out of the unit and has to loop upwards before going down behind the headlight. This loop gets buffeted by the wind and wobbles with the movement of the bike which by all accounts will stuff the connection over time.

Is there an adaptor or a cable with a right angle thats opposite to the oem cable?
There's a thread on 62s power options.

Touratech uses a o-ring at the usb connection to the unit. But I'm not sure the concept will work with a stock RAM mount.

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Old 02-05-2013, 02:16 AM   #327
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Touratech uses a o-ring at the usb connection to the unit.
Thanks for that info I'll try the o ring idea. Hopefully it will work with a right angled plug.
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:15 AM   #328
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I picked a garmin 78 up, and now I'm trying to decide on how to mount it. Does anyone have opinions on using the ram mount offroad with the 78? I like the price, but it looks a little flimsy for rough offroad.

The touratech locking mount would be nice, especially if it dampens vibrations much. I'm not sure I can get over paying that much to mount a $200 gps though.
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:46 AM   #329
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I picked a garmin 78 up, and now I'm trying to decide on how to mount it. Does anyone have opinions on using the ram mount offroad with the 78? I like the price, but it looks a little flimsy for rough offroad.

The touratech locking mount would be nice, especially if it dampens vibrations much. I'm not sure I can get over paying that much to mount a $200 gps though.
I just ordered the Ram mount for my 78. I haven't received it yet, but based on all my other Ram mounts (iPad yoke mount, GoPro mount, a few random others) I wouldn't hesitate to use these offroad. They've all been solid for anything I've put them through. Can't be the $35 price either.
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:10 AM   #330
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I haven't tried it off-road yet (still snowed in) but I think the RAM cradle for the 78 will be just fine. GPS is held very firmly. I will, of course, have the lanyard tethered to the bar.
Very good access to the USB and power ports when it's in the cradle.
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