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Old 02-05-2014, 07:26 AM   #1
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Just got a Garmin 60csx, Want to buy software from you.

I just got another f800gs, sweet bike. It came with a Garmin 60csx gps but didnt have any cables or software for it. I live in middle tn and the only maps that are loaded on it are northern maps and they do me no good.

Only ever used a car gps so loading way points, maps, topos etc is way over my head. I have a lot to learn.

So if you have some software for the 60csx that you dont need please let me know.

Mapsource
Topo maps
Base maps

If you have any words of advice I would be grateful as well.

Thx, kris
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Old 02-05-2014, 07:34 AM   #2
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Try this link to download Mapsource,

http://download.cnet.com/Garmin-MapS...-75123302.html

If it does not work one can do a search for mapsource download.


Here is a site for some maps. I have never used the site so have fun.

http://garmin.openstreetmap.nl/

You may want to looks in the GPS section on the ADV

http://advrider.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=37
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Old 02-05-2014, 08:22 AM   #3
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Moved from FM.

Figure out your basics here before going into the FM.

Any posts that weren't about software they owned and could sell you would be deleted in the FM, as well as any posts offering advice.
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Old 02-05-2014, 08:48 AM   #4
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I'm with you 800, can't seem to get my Garmin working for me , lots to learn and need a good tutorial. One that starts " plug in" ...lol ..
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Old 02-05-2014, 10:39 AM   #5
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There are lots of threads on AdvRider but I also have lots of set up tips on:
http://www.dualsportwest.com/Gps/GpsOverview
They are for dirt riding with tracks but will help.
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Old 02-05-2014, 10:49 AM   #6
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There are lots of threads on AdvRider but I also have lots of set up tips on:
http://www.dualsportwest.com/Gps/GpsOverview
They are for dirt riding with tracks but will help.

Actually played around on your website last night. Set mine up just like you have on your page. Thx.

Its intimidating going from a car gps to something that you have to download programs too, maps, figure out tracking etc. At least for me trying to just dabble with it isnt gonna cut it. It seems if you really want to get the most of your gps some real time has to be spent researching.

I just want to download the maps for my area, and use it for turn by turn directions to start with.

Then in the future may try and preplan routes etc.

Tnaks for the help.
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Old 02-05-2014, 10:56 AM   #7
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the manual is not perfect but here is a link
http://www.gps.caltech.edu/gislab/Eq...nersManual.pdf

reading the manual will help get familiar with the buttons and functions of the gps and the terminology people will use when talking about how to do things with it.

some free gps topo maps can be found here- http://www.gpsfiledepot.com/

not everyone uses them but I find them handy to have at a cost of $0.00
I spent time playing with the gps while riding in a car someone else was driving to see what it would do as I learned to use tracks and routes.
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Old 02-05-2014, 10:58 AM   #8
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you will need the OSM maps for turn by turn directions unless you buy CNNA map from garmin which is a good investment for the gps
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Old 02-05-2014, 11:07 AM   #9
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Ok, thanks for all the heads up. Im working on downloading maps from

http://garmin.openstreetmap.nl/

So with these turn by turn will still not work right.



Thanks for the time guys, again.

Problem is i dont have a setup cd for the thing or nothing, borrowing a cord that looks like it will work from a friend.

Im so lost I cant even ask a question...... LOL

What is a osm map?

Will be reading the manual.
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Old 02-05-2014, 11:52 AM   #10
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osm= openstreetmap......

google 'mapsource' and you will find a place to download it. but when you go to install it will give some message about not having installed garmin product so you may have to download and install basecamp first. Mapsource is just a little easier to learn than basecamp

here is another way to load mapsource for the first time
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=757088
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Old 02-05-2014, 11:59 AM   #11
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Old 02-05-2014, 12:56 PM   #12
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btw love both of those songs......
found them on my son's ipod shuffle after he died in a KLR accident in May 2010. praise God for the way He works...
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Old 02-05-2014, 01:29 PM   #13
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found them on my son's ipod shuffle after he died in a KLR accident in May 2010. praise God for the way He works...
Oh my...wow. Im sorry brother, and I do mean brother.

Thanks for your advice so far.
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Old 02-05-2014, 04:36 PM   #14
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Oh my...wow. Im sorry brother, and I do mean brother.

Thanks for your advice so far.
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send an email in a PM and I can help getting mapsource onto your computer.
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Old 02-05-2014, 07:29 PM   #15
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I got basecamp and mapsource loaded to my computer. Got maps from osm, and loaded them to my gps. Even worked as I tested it for turn by turn. You would think I have done this before!

Looks like there is some pretty neat things that I can do with these programs.

Im thinking of getting the topo maps and the roads and rec also. Gonna read on them and see if they are worth it.

While messing with my 60csx I found while planning route I can have travel unimproved roads on and it will take me down dirt roads. Will the standard osm maps and roads have that data or do I need to download the r+r and topo maps for it to see them?

Thx
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