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Old 06-08-2012, 08:30 AM   #3931
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Custom POI Extras Menu Names?

Based on the information here, I have been downloading custom POI collections from the POI Factory and have set up separate menu items for them under Where to? > Extras by copying over separate *.gpi files. My question is how to control what the name in the Extras menu shows as? For example, in one list of campsite POIs, the menu selection name is "My Places". Some have usable names, but My Places is not very descriptive. Is there any way to change that or is it buried in the *.gpi file?
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Old 06-08-2012, 06:53 PM   #3932
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.... My question is how to control what the name in the Extras menu shows as? For example, in one list of campsite POIs, the menu selection name is "My Places". Some have usable names, but My Places is not very descriptive. Is there any way to change that or is it buried in the *.gpi file?
I don't work with gpi files as such. I create the Folders ../CustomPOI/MC Dealers, ../CustomPOI/Campgrounds, ../CustomPOI/Trailheads, etc and then transfer the individual GPX (or CSV) POI files to the respective folder - e.g. Suzuki.gpx, Honda.gpx, BMW.gpx to the MC Dealers folder.
Run POI Loader and point to the CustomPOI folder. When you go into Extras you will see the Folder names. When you click a "Folder" you'll get a list of the gpx or csv filenames (without the extension).

If you are using someone else's GPI file you'll get whatever Folder/File structure they had on their computer.

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Old 06-08-2012, 08:05 PM   #3933
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I don't work with gpi files as such. I create the Folders ../CustomPOI/MC Dealers, ../CustomPOI/Campgrounds, ../CustomPOI/Trailheads, etc and then transfer the individual GPX (or CSV) POI files to the respective folder - e.g. Suzuki.gpx, Honda.gpx, BMW.gpx to the MC Dealers folder.
Run POI Loader and point to the CustomPOI folder. When you go into Extras you will see the Folder names. When you click a "Folder" you'll get a list of the gpx or csv filenames (without the extension).

If you are using someone else's GPI file you'll get whatever Folder/File structure they had on their computer.

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Thanks Bob! I usually just copy the gpi files to the POI folder (no need for POI Loader, I don't think) but I'll copy the CVS or gpi files to a new folder and give it a try.
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Old 06-09-2012, 06:50 AM   #3934
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You are locking the SD card, aren't you?
From the Owner's Manual:
4. Place the microSD card in the device with the gold contacts facing own.
5. Close the card holder.
6. Slide the card holder toward the bottom of the device to lock it.

When I slide the holder, it kinda clicks into place and I know it's locked.
Yap it is locked in but no matter what battery combination I use it still becomes loose, the paper helped


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Old 06-09-2012, 11:01 AM   #3935
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Yap it is locked in but no matter what battery combination I use it still becomes loose, the paper helped
Not that it's ever come loose but I tape mine down:

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Old 06-09-2012, 11:43 AM   #3936
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I'm just I just missed it somewhere here. What size is the tamper resistant torx? And more importantly, anyone know where I can get a really short one? (I may just have to cut and weld one to fit in the tight spot between my windscreen and the GPS., or drill a hole in the windscreen )
It's a T10 security screw. I was at my local super hardware store the other day and they had the right bits in stock for $3 each. They were short, probably no more than 1" long.
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Old 06-09-2012, 01:20 PM   #3937
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Hi all,

just a quick question: between the Garmin Zumo 660 and the Montana 650T, which one would you recommend and why?

Thank you!

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Old 06-09-2012, 05:03 PM   #3938
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thanks! I bet that was a good talk.
It was. Ned is spending the whole weekend on a local ride with us. We can ask him anything we want!

Read about it here: Roaming Rally 2012



And to keep this on topic, I've been answering tons of questions from gps users in general, and Montana users as well. It's amazing how many Montanas are on this ride, many having been purchased after reading this thread! I even managed to give away two of my spare 8 gig mirror imaged uSD cards to US riders I thought would benefit from having Canadian mapsets (OSM) for the ride. There was also the full US OSM mapset on those cards. It was an exchange for their mostly empty cards, so it worked out well.

And I added many special profiles and shortcuts for people as well, so they could see just how well the Montana works with quick access to the different mapsets.
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Old 06-09-2012, 06:30 PM   #3939
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Maps

Any idea why I cannot see my CNNA routable maps when I plug my montana into my laptop? I can see the basemap and OSM maps but not the garmin routable maps.
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Old 06-09-2012, 10:05 PM   #3940
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We just returned from a long desert ride in NV, there were 5 Montana's being used and one failed on the trip due to a broken internal antenna mount.

I modified my Montana to prevent this from happening to me out on the trail, I typed up a How-To in case anyone else wants to modify theirs. Link Here: CLICK HERE

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Old 06-10-2012, 12:31 AM   #3941
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Hodakaguy,

That is an excellent writeup!

Thanks for taking the time to write it and include the pictures. With that anyone should be able to disassemble and reassemble their Montana. I know I will be saving a copy on my computer and also printing it out for safe keeping.

For those that don't have a hot glue gun do you think a piece of foam placed between the case and antenna would work?

Also, were there any tamper seals you had to break to take it apart? If not, and you think the foam would work as well as hot glue, then this would be a mod that could be done and reversed if the unit had to go in for warranty work.

Again, thanks for putting that together.

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Old 06-10-2012, 04:30 AM   #3942
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We just returned from a long desert ride in NV, there were 5 Montana's being used and one failed on the trip due to a broken internal antenna mount.

I modified my Montana to prevent this from happening to me out on the trail, I typed up a How-To in case anyone else wants to modify theirs. Link Here: CLICK HERE

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Great writeup there! Thanks for that.
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Old 06-10-2012, 06:02 AM   #3943
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Hodakaguy,

That is an excellent writeup!

Thanks for taking the time to write it and include the pictures. With that anyone should be able to disassemble and reassemble their Montana. I know I will be saving a copy on my computer and also printing it out for safe keeping.

For those that don't have a hot glue gun do you think a piece of foam placed between the case and antenna would work?

Also, were there any tamper seals you had to break to take it apart? If not, and you think the foam would work as well as hot glue, then this would be a mod that could be done and reversed if the unit had to go in for warranty work.

Again, thanks for putting that together.

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Hi John, I was originally going to add a thin piece of sticky back foam to the back of the antenna as well as the hot glue, but when I went to re-assemble the unit it felt like the foam was putting pressure on the circuit board and causing the board to bend slightly when tightening the screws. I didn't want to take a chance so I removed the foam and just went with the hot glue.

No tamper seals....and if you had a thinner piece of sticky foam that may just work. I'll add that into the How-To.

Thanks.

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Old 06-10-2012, 08:47 AM   #3944
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Hodakaguy,

That is an excellent writeup!

Thanks for taking the time to write it and include the pictures. With that anyone should be able to disassemble and reassemble their Montana. I know I will be saving a copy on my computer and also printing it out for safe keeping.

For those that don't have a hot glue gun do you think a piece of foam placed between the case and antenna would work?

Also, were there any tamper seals you had to break to take it apart? If not, and you think the foam would work as well as hot glue, then this would be a mod that could be done and reversed if the unit had to go in for warranty work.

Again, thanks for putting that together.

Jon...

Great question as I too thought that this glue could pose some difficulty if doing a warranty return.
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Old 06-10-2012, 09:17 AM   #3945
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Great question as I too thought that this glue could pose some difficulty if doing a warranty return.
Why do this procedure while the unit is under warranty in the first place? If the antenna comes loose while in use within the warranty period (or maybe even a little beyond since it is a new model), I have every reason to believe that Garmin would fix or replace it, right? And if the device were not under warranty, then it wouldn't matter to Garmin if you did this or not.
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