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Old 04-26-2012, 05:12 PM   #3121
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Tried it. Still gives me the same intermittant crash when enabling / disabling maps with a lot of topo lines.
Ditto
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Old 04-26-2012, 05:26 PM   #3122
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Ditto
I reverted to 3.98 this morning, then when I found it had the same maps issue, back to 3.99. I felt the rest of the improvements were worth the minor inconvenience.

Besides, I don't "have" to switch profiles constantly.
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Old 04-26-2012, 06:05 PM   #3123
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I used the extra lead from the Optimate that has the two aligator clips on it, for charging a battery not in a bike. I attached the red wire to the wire that had the red clip on it, assuming that the optimate people had it right. So much for that.

I appreciate the help and will have this fixed tonight!

Yup, me too, but the wire that had the red clip on it actually becomes the ground lead when you connect to the plug already on the bike. Think about it, if you connected the clips to a battery and just let the plug flop onto the frame before connecting the charger, would you want the pin to be hot? It's the pin on the charger plug that is hot, and we are using two of the other type. If you connect the charger plug to either the clip plug or the ring terminal plug, the polarities are correct, but we are using two of the same ring terminal or clip plug. It's real easy to make that mistake because the plugs look identical unless you carefully trace the plus and minus signs on the side...there are in fact two different plugs, but of course we were NOT about to cut off the one on the charger!
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Old 04-26-2012, 07:35 PM   #3124
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I will admit that I am somewhat of a conspiracy theorist and know nothing about writing software but it seems to me that in the software business, updates or beta updates are created to provide fixes or improvements. Yet ultimately with each release, one problem is fixed and 2 new ones are introduced. Is this some sort of a " job security" thing for programmers? :)
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Old 04-26-2012, 07:43 PM   #3125
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I reverted to 3.98 this morning, then when I found it had the same maps issue, back to 3.99. I felt the rest of the improvements were worth the minor inconvenience.

Besides, I don't "have" to switch profiles constantly.
Well, thanks, guys for confirming that I'm not the only one suffering this. I normally don't push the limits of switching maps and zooming and scrolling, but as I'm in the final planning phases of M9, I'm cross checking the route on the actual unit, and that means stressing the scroll/zoom/pan/enable/disable map redrawing capabilities.

I've been in correspondence with the MontanaBeta team, and if you PM me your email, I'll cc you on the back and forth and maybe you guys can add some insights and observations.
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:57 PM   #3126
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AMPS mount

Just got round to wiring my AMPS mount today and have misplaced my security screw tool. Thought it was TORX but none of my torx drivers will fit. Cannot find any reference to it on Google, and the AMPS manual doesn't give the info.

Anyone know what the screw/driver spec is?

Thanks.
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Old 04-26-2012, 11:11 PM   #3127
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You can buy one at GPS City:
http://www.gpscity.com/search/q=garm...ount+torx+tool
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Old 04-27-2012, 02:42 AM   #3128
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Just got round to wiring my AMPS mount today and have misplaced my security screw tool. Thought it was TORX but none of my torx drivers will fit. Cannot find any reference to it on Google, and the AMPS manual doesn't give the info.

Anyone know what the screw/driver spec is?

Thanks.
T10 security torx, if you use a normal T10 you can get it off as well. (so much for 'security' )
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:17 AM   #3129
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couldn't stand it waiting... installed 3.99 ... seems to work better
Garmin has added Help files to certain categories.
to access press triple bar .. help option will show if available
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:10 AM   #3130
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Am I taking a risk not using the security screw while riding on singletrack?

I'd rather not bother using the security screw, but don't want my Montana popping out while on trails.
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:23 AM   #3131
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Am I taking a risk not using the security screw while riding on singletrack?

I'd rather not bother using the security screw, but don't want my Montana popping out while on trails.
I attach the GPS with a lanyard regardless on the security screw.
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:27 PM   #3132
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After talking about it for 9 months, my new Montana 600 arrived today. Expect questions.
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:32 PM   #3133
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I attach the GPS with a lanyard regardless on the security screw.
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:36 PM   #3134
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couldn't stand it waiting... installed 3.99 ... seems to work better
Garmin has added Help files to certain categories.
to access press triple bar .. help option will show if available
I was hoping to see one [Help] on the Routing Activity selection page that would describe what the objective/benefit was for each "Activity".

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Old 04-27-2012, 01:46 PM   #3135
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I was hoping to see one [Help] on the Routing Activity selection page that would describe what the objective/benefit was for each "Activity".

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Send this in as a request, to Garmin. It is a good request.
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