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Old 11-01-2010, 10:29 AM   #76
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I guess I'm ready to pull the trigger on this. I like the redundant issue brought up and will mount it with the new Striker they have(voltmeter and reads in 100's) and keep my Iphone in my pocket for tunes, phone(when in cell coverage), GPS, maps(Accuterra) and tracking.

I think this is a great step forward for cleaning up the cockpit area and with the workaround for topos, while clunky, will hopefully improve.
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Old 11-03-2010, 12:12 PM   #77
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Trail Tech, or someone there.
How about some real pictures of the unit powered on and working at various levels of zoom?

Did you all save room in the device for future expansion and updating of the base maps?

I'll be watching intently as other ADV'ers buy them and report back.
If I build my bike the way I'm thinking I'll loose the speedo drive and will need a digital speedo setup to replace the stock gauges.
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Old 11-03-2010, 03:39 PM   #78
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Trail Tech, or someone there.
How about some real pictures of the unit powered on and working at various levels of zoom?

Did you all save room in the device for future expansion and updating of the base maps?

I'll be watching intently as other ADV'ers buy them and report back.
If I build my bike the way I'm thinking I'll loose the speedo drive and will need a digital speedo setup to replace the stock gauges.
Ditto all that!!
PLUS~* Will the Voyager quick-connnect from the bike so it could be tethered to a computer for uploading/downloading tracks? I see tach, speedo, temp, voltage and temp leads to the unit, also power in.
I'd hate to think I had to disconnect each individually, or roll the bike into the computer room!!

You might just need a TrailTech Vapor Catfish. That's what I use on the DRZ. I use it for a speedo and set it to "alarm" when it's time to change oil.
All the rest of the info you/we need can be found on a good ol' regular GPS unit.
Or you might use just a bicycle speedo, I used one of those for a year or better and it worked just fine and dandy for about $25.
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Old 11-04-2010, 09:24 AM   #79
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Ditto all that!!
PLUS~* Will the Voyager quick-connnect from the bike so it could be tethered to a computer for uploading/downloading tracks? I see tach, speedo, temp, voltage and temp leads to the unit, also power in.
I'd hate to think I had to disconnect each individually, or roll the bike into the computer room!!
Just got mine ordered, they're 2-3 weeks out, the unit has a MicroSD card slot for memory transfer.

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Old 11-04-2010, 02:03 PM   #80
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PLUS~* Will the Voyager quick-connnect from the bike so it could be tethered to a computer for uploading/downloading tracks?
That's what the MicroSD card is for.
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Old 11-04-2010, 02:13 PM   #81
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That's what the MicroSD card is for.
To load and save GPS tracks, it appears it uses standard GPX file format.
So no need to sync it with a computer.
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Old 11-05-2010, 05:15 PM   #82
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I just blundered into this thread - I am a pretty good GPS user - no 60 series shit - the real thing - a 276.

This new trailtech thing looks good. Can it accept other maps? Garmin Topos are ok - but everyone now uses Topos from GPS depot.

The no color thing is bad though - I almost always have multilple tracks in the 276 at different colors.
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Old 11-05-2010, 08:05 PM   #83
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I just blundered into this thread - I am a pretty good GPS user - no 60 series shit - the real thing - a 276.

This new trailtech thing looks good. Can it accept other maps? Garmin Topos are ok - but everyone now uses Topos from GPS depot.

The no color thing is bad though - I almost always have multilple tracks in the 276 at different colors.
Yea, the data is out there for free.
I emailed http://toposm.com/ these folks and they wasn't opposed to using their free topos.
I've added their servers to GPSViking so I have up top date topos in it now. Its still a work in progress so all resolutions aren't there yet buts a very nice map in an open non-proprietary format.
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Old 11-05-2010, 10:20 PM   #84
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Okay, just checked toposm in my small area of the world and if I were to try and fix just the road names it would be a part time job. If I were to start fixing roads also that would be a full time job! Just calling it the way I see it. They might work it out in time but they have a long way to go...
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Old 11-05-2010, 10:30 PM   #85
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Okay, just checked toposm in my small area of the world and if I were to try and fix just the road names it would be a part time job. If I were to start fixing roads also that would be a full time job! Just calling it the way I see it. They might work it out in time but they have a long way to go...
They'll get to eventually I'm sure.
Very little of that is done manually. The government has the ESRI shapefiles and then they're using software to rendering the map tile images.

Just a thought more than anything else.
How it looks on my machine and section the Ozark National Forest.
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Old 11-07-2010, 02:44 PM   #86
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Try these - been using them out here in the west for 2 years - work great!

http://www.gpsfiledepot.com/
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Old 11-12-2010, 05:20 AM   #87
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Cool2 For me...

First off, its great that R&D is on this thread to try and make their projects better

Saw this product on Trail-techs website, thought it would be a really nice addition to my DR650 project. The website was a bit deceiving. On the Voyagers main page, it says "adventure-sport" motorcycles. I assumed that this meant it would come with a streets database.

I ride 70/30 in on-roads favor and wouldn't want to run two devices. For me, its gotta have streets at a minimum. Color isn't needed, but would certainly be nice. Also, why no Tach? If I got this I would want to also get the small tach they offer.

Probable just going to go with the Vapor, and use my cars Garmin Nuvi 105 with a bike mount for now, unless trail-tech comes up with V2 soon.
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Old 11-14-2010, 03:28 PM   #88
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Have these started to ship yet?
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Old 11-19-2010, 09:10 AM   #89
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Have these started to ship yet?
Yes, just got mine!!!
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Old 11-19-2010, 09:12 AM   #90
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Yes, just got mine!!!
Lets see some real pics.

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