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Old 09-28-2012, 11:36 AM   #52906
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What would be the next step up that has a micro SD slot?
The 60CSx has the microSD slot. For the 60C, the S means that it has a barometric altimeter and a magnetic compass and the x means that it has the micoSD slot. The 60CSx is a nice GPS that has a lot of functions like a Swiss Army knife, but I find the screen and buttons a bit small for the bike. I usually take one as a backup on a long trip.
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Old 09-28-2012, 12:01 PM   #52907
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I have the Nuvi 550 and use it extensively. It works well for setting up basic routes and getting you from point A to point B (with a few via points), but it doesn't like importing tracks. I wouldn't recommend it for that type of riding, it's more useful for touring, or for after you've got yourself sufficiently lost, and it's time to get back to gas/home. I've used it with long detailed routes (like the TWVT), but I have to set it up as a custom route manually, which means adding point by point into a custom route (on the GPS), which is inconvenient and takes forever.

I took the S10 out yesterday to pass it's big 1-5.

Took a ferry ride (the Augusta ferry this week, hit the Fly/Sistersville ferry last week)


Eventually got there!


In 6 and a half months no less! I put less than 500 miles on my car in the same time.

Got home to find this:


Bummer! Fixed though:


I changed the air filter too, it wasn't near as bad as I anticipated:
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Old 09-28-2012, 12:04 PM   #52908
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The 60CSx has the microSD slot. For the 60C, the S means that it has a barometric altimeter and a magnetic compass and the x means that it has the micoSD slot. The 60CSx is a nice GPS that has a lot of functions like a Swiss Army knife, but I find the screen and buttons a bit small for the bike. I usually take one as a backup on a long trip.
I'm reluctant to upgrade to the newer stuff due to the lack of rugged power connection. The new Mini USB stuff just doesn't seem that durable compared to the old round garmin power port.

What was special about the garmin hardwire cord you got for your Nuvi 500 that keeps it from disconnecting, etc?
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Old 09-28-2012, 12:16 PM   #52909
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I changed the air filter too, it wasn't near as bad as I anticipated:
How big of a job is it to change the air filter on the tay-nay-ray?
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Old 09-28-2012, 12:20 PM   #52910
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How big of a job is it to change the air filter on the tay-nay-ray?

Piece of cake.

Remove / tilt fuel tank.
A few screws and the airbox opens right up.

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Old 09-28-2012, 12:23 PM   #52911
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Piece of cake.

Remove / tilt fuel tank.
A few screws and the airbox opens right up.

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That sounds like what I have to do on ST13 and it's not a piece of cake. At least not the kind I like.
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Old 09-28-2012, 12:25 PM   #52912
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That sounds like what I have to do on ST13 and it's not a piece of cake. At least not the kind I like.

Well, what is the definition of cake? I didn't say fast.

I replaced the plugs at the same time, so it was all apart already.

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Old 09-28-2012, 12:26 PM   #52913
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I have the Zumo 660. It's weatherproof and the RAM mount allows me to move it between bikes. It won't do topo maps, so I'm not sure how it'll work offroad. I also have a Garmin eTrex for backpacking and geocaching.

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Old 09-28-2012, 12:43 PM   #52914
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I have the Zumo 660...
I have the 665 and it's held up pretty good using it off-road on my WRR so far. I flipped over the handlebars during the Athens D/S ride and now have a bruise the size of the GPS on my stomach and it didn't come off the mount.

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Old 09-28-2012, 01:19 PM   #52915
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Old 09-28-2012, 01:24 PM   #52916
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I have the Nuvi 550 and use it extensively. It works well for setting up basic routes and getting you from point A to point B (with a few via points), but it doesn't like importing tracks. I wouldn't recommend it for that type of riding, it's more useful for touring, or for after you've got yourself sufficiently lost, and it's time to get back to gas/home. I've used it with long detailed routes (like the TWVT), but I have to set it up as a custom route manually, which means adding point by point into a custom route (on the GPS), which is inconvenient and takes forever.
That is true about the 550 importing tracks. Strangely, I can download tracks into it using Mapsource, but I can not get them to display.

IIRC Basecamp will convert a track into a route very easily. That is what I did when I rode some of the TWVT this Spring.
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Old 09-28-2012, 01:36 PM   #52917
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I'm reluctant to upgrade to the newer stuff due to the lack of rugged power connection. The new Mini USB stuff just doesn't seem that durable compared to the old round garmin power port.

What was special about the garmin hardwire cord you got for your Nuvi 500 that keeps it from disconnecting, etc?
There are 3 things that make it better. First there is no cig lighter adapter to shake loose (which seemed to be a big part of the problem). Second, the USB connector is just higher quality. Third, the USB connector is right angle so less torque is transmitted into the connection on each bump.

I put the kit on before I went to AK and I don't recall ever having a problem, where before it drove me nuts.

That being said the old round 4 pin power connector was better and the units that used it would take 12V directly rather than 5V like the Nuvis
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Old 09-28-2012, 02:05 PM   #52918
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What was special about the garmin hardwire cord you got for your Nuvi 500 that keeps it from disconnecting, etc?
Nothing, and I've killed one Nuvi because of this weak link. Surprisingly though, with this second Nuvi, I've killed 3 power cables, but not the power port on the GPS yet. I also don't like it, but I've made do. It's nice that, if I do kill a cable, like In Alaska just south of Denali National Park for example, most gas stations have a mini-USB car adapter. I've never had the cable 'fall out' though.


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How big of a job is it to change the air filter on the tay-nay-ray?
Nothing really difficult about it, but it's more time consuming than I think it should be. That's most likely due to the fact that I'm used to Buells (4 screws and 4 snaps) and the WRR (2 screws and 1 snap).
You've got to pop off the side covers and seat: 4 quick turn fasteners, then 6 non-quick-turn fasteners
Unbolt the tank: 2 allen bolts
Tilt the tank up, then hold it somehow: I used a ratchet strap to the luggage rack
Then about a dozen screws hold the air box lid down, some harder to get to than others.

So what's that, about 24 different bolts/screws? Jeesh. Seems like an awful lot to me, but like I said, not difficult, so I'm just bitching to bitch. I haven't heard a single person report the spark plugs looked anything but fine when they replaced them, so I'm putting it off till I do the valve job and am already in there.

EJV (and S10 friends) have any of you done the air screw adjustment and throttle body sync? Mine isn't running as smooth as it did before, and I'm thinking about trying that. Nothing wrong with mine really, but it's supposed to be an improvement, and it's about free, so why not.
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Old 09-28-2012, 02:09 PM   #52919
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That is true about the 550 importing tracks. Strangely, I can download tracks into it using Mapsource, but I can not get them to display.
Make sure the color is turned on. I know when I first started messing with the GPS60c it would default to no color, making the tracks invisible.
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Anyone want to ride dirt Saturday? Maybe Tar Hollow stuff? KLR friendly or not...
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