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Old 08-30-2008, 09:44 PM   #121
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Do you have any screen shots of the topos?
No, I've not bought any. You can them one at a time from the Lowrance web site for I think $5 each, or if you buy their Mapping software you can get the whole US for $100 (IRRC).

A somewhat better video review that shows marine and satellite maps is here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhXjOXLGA08
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Old 08-31-2008, 08:53 AM   #122
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I know this is a stretch, has anyone connected their XOG to the BMW R1200GS under beak power connector? If so, can you tell me the part number for the connector, or how you fabricated the correct cable?
Yes see post # 84 CLICK HERE
I bought a BMW connector and wired it direct to the adapter.
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Old 08-31-2008, 08:57 AM   #123
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Do you have any screen shots of the topos?
Go back to page one of this post, Mapcreate topos shown( about $90 for US Topo), also some Satellite images on page two.
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Old 08-31-2008, 11:15 AM   #124
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I saw those thanks, i was just gettin greedy and looking for more. Actually, I was wondering what the $5 USGS scans looked like compared to the Mapcreate topos on the XOG itself. Those USGS maps are pretty detailed...but they are scans.
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Old 08-31-2008, 12:05 PM   #125
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Yes see post # 84 CLICK HERE
I bought a BMW connector and wired it direct to the adapter.
Thanks!!

Edit: Doing more research, I am going to order the BMW repair cable, part number 83 30 0 413 585, and connect this with the Garmin right angle mini-USB connector.
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Old 08-31-2008, 10:24 PM   #126
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I can't seem to get this to work completely. I have delorme topo 6. I export a route as gpx, then use gpsbabel to convert to USR. But it brings them in as 'legs' rather than 'points' so I can only import 100 'legs'. How do I get them to import as points? I see the posts re making it a 'gps' file out of delorme, then converting it - but I can't figure out how to make Topo 6 create a gps file.

Edit- figured it out. You right-click on the route and export to GPS. After converting to USR and copying to the XOG, you find it under the trails as track points. Not sure if you can convert the tracks to a route on the XOG....

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I make routes on Delorme Software, I just convert the route I make in Delorme Topo to a GPS file and save it, then convert the Delorme "gpl" file to a USR file with GPS BABEL.
You can import "gpx" files into the XOG but they do not all work, as GPX files are quite large so it is not the best method, it is best to convert them with the for-mentioned GPS BABEL ( free program ) to the Lowrance "usr" file format, and load all your "usr" files on the the SD card and just load them as needed into the XOG.
I like "TRACKS" better than "ROUTES" as I don't need turn by turn directions for off-road rides, and when I am on the street I just let the XOG route me.
Just make sure you set your active track to a contrasting color from the track you are following, very simple to just follow the dotted line

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Old 09-01-2008, 10:08 PM   #127
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make tracks from google maps

If you use firefox, grab the link as shown and copy to your shortcut bar. Then after you make a route in google maps, you can create an xml file with 1) turns points as a track 2) turn points as waypoints and 3) all points as a track. Option 3 creates a trail. GPSbabel to convert to USR. Works great and then doesn't fill up your waypoints. I think most forest roads are on google.

http://bevhoward.com/G2WPT.htm

I haven't tried it with IE.
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Old 09-02-2008, 08:58 PM   #128
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Be careful of that mount on a dirt bike. I almost lost my my old Ifinder cause the ball broke off. If not for a friend following, it will still be living in the Ozark National Forest.

Make sure you put a lariet on that GPS and hook it to the bars. I never knew what I hit that broke it off. I just look down and it was GONE!



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Thanks. I got one and used it today on a KDX200. I wired it to a cigarette socket from arrowheadmotorsports and used the cig lighter that came with the XOG. Works great! I just mounted it all behind the KDX's headlight.

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Old 09-02-2008, 10:12 PM   #129
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Be careful of that mount on a dirt bike. I almost lost my my old Ifinder cause the ball broke off. If not for a friend following, it will still be living in the Ozark National Forest.

Make sure you put a lariet on that GPS and hook it to the bars. I never knew what I hit that broke it off. I just look down and it was GONE!
Just make sure you buy the aluminum ball mounts and not the plastic, I have never broke the aluminum ball after many crashes and hits from tree branches, A lanyard is always a good idea as I have had GPS's pop out of the cradle.
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Old 09-03-2008, 07:54 PM   #130
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For the record mile was the aluminum/metal centered ball RAM mount.
I ended up taking the GPS cradle and attaching it to bars with an old bark buster mount.....
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Old 09-07-2008, 06:55 PM   #131
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Power Cables

Does anyone have another source for the 90 degree mini usb power cables with the bare ends? Checked out the link rwamf posted in they say that the cable is currently unavailable.

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Old 09-07-2008, 09:24 PM   #132
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Same problem here
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Old 09-07-2008, 10:26 PM   #133
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Old 09-08-2008, 08:40 PM   #134
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In process of building own power cable. I figured the Wee was going to get enough electronics to warrant a nice fuse box so why not incorporate a 5V power supply into it also? I should get to the soldering and build this weekend. Will let you other guys know how it turns out.
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Old 09-12-2008, 06:53 PM   #135
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I have the Mountguys on my dl 650. Truthfully does not look like it will weather well but no problems yet. Powerlet has one that says it works with the Garmin Nuvi line like the Mountguys does so it may work.

http://www.powerletproducts.com/pdf/ppc015.pdf

Doesn't look like it has the 90 degree like ADVEngr was looking for. If you have the Ram holder you have to file the side a bit to clear the 90 degree plug.

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