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Old 11-22-2012, 04:17 PM   #5941
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I installed my rugged mount. Found out that I have the same issue with the security screw as many other people. I can for the hell of it not get the screw in, even without the Montana in the mount. WTH...

Is this something that Garmin will replace. This really sucks!!!
Try pushing down on the unit a little to make sure it's seated when you screw it down. The first time I tried mine wouldn't catch but just a little downward pressure and it catches everytime but yours might be defective.
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Old 11-22-2012, 04:20 PM   #5942
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Try pushing down on the unit a little to make sure it's seated when you screw it down. The first time I tried mine wouldn't catch but just a little downward pressure and it catches everytime but yours might be defective.
Thanks, I tried that. It does not catch even with the unit not in the mount.
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:20 PM   #5943
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Hi Boys & Girls...

Thought I'd share what some may already know. If you aren't aware of the GS Trophy check out this link. It starts on Sunday, 25 NOV.

So what is the Montana connection you might ask? Well, it appears that BMW thinks enough of the Montana that they have re-branded it as the new BMW Adventure to join the BMW Navigator IV (zumo 660). Here is a short excerpt from the latest BMW Motorrad Newletter:
"Another new partner is Garmin, which is providing a world premiere for the GS Trophy: the brand new BMW Motorrad Adventure navigation system, which is based on the Garmin Montana. We are using the very first units of the Adventure. It will be available next year."
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That's really interesting. I wonder if the BMW version will be different in any way, aside from having the roundel on it?
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Old 11-22-2012, 09:09 PM   #5944
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Well it's clear that having the Thailand map on its own and as well in the gmapsupp.img could be a real problem. I'd probably remove gmapsupp, myself, and see how it goes from there. If you need the other maps which are contained in that file it would be best to add them individually using MapInstall. Having multiple maps loaded through one gmapsupp.img file is necessary on older Garmin units but your Montana will allow each of those in its own file.


And both the Cambodia and Thai maps are not unlocked for the device. I think your maps are the real problem.
You could be right about the unlocked maps, it does not explain the problems I had in Europe though.

I have removed the Thai street map from the Garmin unit as I do not have the originals of the other 4 combined maps

The error message went away, but the warnings are still there. I will have to live with that and see what happens when I enter Cambodia in a week or so

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Old 11-23-2012, 06:53 AM   #5945
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That's really interesting. I wonder if the BMW version will be different in any way, aside from having the roundel on it?
The other difference will be price.
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:53 AM   #5946
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What are you guys liking for a protective carrying case to keep the unit in when not in use?
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:59 AM   #5947
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What are you guys liking for a protective carrying case to keep the unit in when not in use?
I have a couple sets of these small bags:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ls_o02_s00_i00

The largest size fits a montana, plus charger, cord, etc. If you just need to protect the montana, the smallest one works great.
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Old 11-23-2012, 08:07 AM   #5948
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What are you guys liking for a protective carrying case to keep the unit in when not in use?
I put mine in a coozy works great!
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Old 11-23-2012, 11:51 AM   #5949
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What are you guys liking for a protective carrying case to keep the unit in when not in use?
I use one of these. Works well and the belt-clip on the back is rotatable with strong detents. $10 at GPSCity.



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Old 11-23-2012, 01:58 PM   #5950
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I use one of these. Works well and the belt-clip on the back is rotatable with strong detents. $10 at GPSCity.



Cheers,
Gonna make us look it up, or maybe give us a part number (or link)?
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Old 11-23-2012, 02:03 PM   #5951
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Gonna make us look it up, or maybe give us a part number (or link)?
Click the picture.
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Old 11-23-2012, 02:12 PM   #5952
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Old 11-23-2012, 02:57 PM   #5953
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Thanks for all the suggestions, guys!

FWIW, the Pelican 1040 Micro case seems to be appropriately sized to fit it as well. Can be found here on sale, although I did not try finding it cheaper as I have not pulled the trigger: http://www.ems.com/product/index.jsp...73304.11045276
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Old 11-23-2012, 03:39 PM   #5954
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Thanks for all the suggestions, guys!

FWIW, the Pelican 1040 Micro case seems to be appropriately sized to fit it as well. Can be found here on sale, although I did not try finding it cheaper as I have not pulled the trigger: http://www.ems.com/product/index.jsp...73304.11045276
Wondering why you would need such a "bombproof" case for the Montana? It's pretty rugged in it's own right.

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Old 11-23-2012, 03:47 PM   #5955
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Wondering why you would need such a "bombproof" case for the Montana? It's pretty rugged in it's own right.

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Yeah, but the screen is vulnerable. Besides, I really like hard cases like the Pelican and Otterbox ones.
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