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Old 10-31-2011, 01:58 PM   #37681
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Glad to hear Rocky's doing as well as can be expected. Big Thanks to all for the gps tracks and inside info. We had breakfast at Huntsville this moring about 8am, didn't have Doc's # handy and didn't want to bug Charlie after standing him and Toyman up at Ozone.
I got to meet Ozarkrider and the Mrs saturday, kept getting deja vu until we introduced ourselves. Oleary came in Oark store just as we were leaving, so after he finished his pie led us on a twenty something mile ride to Catalpa.
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Old 10-31-2011, 02:03 PM   #37682
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Mine looked like that at 1800 miles, and got so slick on wet roads I took it off at about 2300 miles...
the front lasted 7000 miles

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So.. how many more miles do you think I can milk out of these TKC 80's ???
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Old 10-31-2011, 02:35 PM   #37683
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Mine looked like that at 1800 miles, and got so slick on wet roads I took it off at about 2300 miles...
the front lasted 7000 miles
Oh Oh, right wrist disease
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Old 10-31-2011, 02:48 PM   #37684
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Several of us have the Nuvi 500, which is pretty much as cabable (and waterproof) as the Zumo 550, but much less expensive ($230 vs $600). At that price, you can afford to wreck one and have money left over for a spare and a brisket sandwich at the Burger Barn.

They aren't that different, I understand they use the same chipset:
https://buy.garmin.com/shop/compare....areProduct=414

Both work great in the woods, but both have the same problem of "recaluculating" routes if not enough waypoints are inserted when it is drawn up. Charlie's recent route to Ozone had enough points so that my Nuvi worked flawlessly yesterday on a 220 mile romp in the woods.

But, like Charlie said, there are probably almost as many GPS units used (and some not used) as there are FF's on this forum.
Actually, the ZUMO's do not recalculate the route. When the 550 came out so many of us made such a fuss about it Garmin released a patch that stops the recalc. So as long as the mapsets on your ZUMO and PC match you're golden and the route you create is the route you see in the unit. The newer ZUMO's also have the feature, but Garmin in their infinite wisdom REFUSES to do the same for other units. Apparently they seem find no reason to allow you to create a route and navigate it exactly the way YOU want to.
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Old 10-31-2011, 02:52 PM   #37685
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I have a Zumo, it's ok for me because I'm GPS illiterate, but for everyone with GPS skills such as Charlie and others here they dont like it. I'll buy whatever everyone else is using next time around...
Meh, the ZUMO is one of the best units Garmin's ever built. I don't use it on the dirt bikes much but I wouldn't use any other unit on a street bike.
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Old 10-31-2011, 02:55 PM   #37686
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Oh Oh, right wrist disease
I've got chronic right wrist disease. Last TKC I used on my Strom lasted 1300 miles
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Old 10-31-2011, 03:30 PM   #37687
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Tinks,

Call Scotty at Turpentine Creek, they have "Treehouse" motel rooms out there and you can sleep with the wildlife roaming below you. I will pm his number to you.
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Old 10-31-2011, 04:04 PM   #37688
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Man oh man what a day!..the ride from hell! Cant believe albie hasnt bitched abt it yet..I just got the pix uploaded and will do a report soon..cant wait to see scottys pix too!..GEEZE!
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Old 10-31-2011, 04:08 PM   #37689
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Man oh man what a day!..the ride from hell! Cant believe albie hasnt bitched abt it yet..I just got the pix uploaded and will do a report soon..cant wait to see scottys pix too!..GEEZE!
Whassamatter Doc? Run outa lube?















Tire lube that is....
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Old 10-31-2011, 04:18 PM   #37690
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anybody up for a ride tomorrow?
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Old 10-31-2011, 04:18 PM   #37691
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anybody up for a ride tomorrow?
Elvis is back!
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Old 10-31-2011, 04:30 PM   #37692
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Hey Elvis! Welcome home.
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Old 10-31-2011, 04:52 PM   #37693
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I'd like to help. Could you give us an idea what you had in mind?

shopping?
drinking?
riding?
unprotected sex with a goat loving tranny?
Well...since my 15 year old daughter will be with us trannies OK but no goat sects (sorry doc...I gotta draw the line somewhere).

We aren't into too much shopping (I know...how anti-female).

No riding because we'll have a cripple with us.

No drinking...because we behave poorly enough WITHOUT alcohol!

Thoughts?
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Old 10-31-2011, 04:55 PM   #37694
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OK but no goat sects (sorry doc...I gotta draw the line somewhere). ?
yeah me too..but it's usually in a diaginal across the back
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Old 10-31-2011, 05:07 PM   #37695
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Somebody busted into another inmates business last night. I helped him put some cameras up:

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