Garmin Montana

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by AugustFalcon, May 18, 2011.

  1. calltrex

    calltrex Adventurer

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    There was a problem with some of the batteries. Mine kept shutting off

    They sent me a new one and is all good now
  2. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    You need to use MapInstall. Make sure you have the most recent version by checking here: Windows Version

    Or if you have a Mac, go here instead:
  3. atlas cached

    atlas cached OX Ambassador

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    Which version of Topo US 24k did you purchase? They should all be compatible with your Montana :)

    Nearly everything you need to know about sending maps to your Montana can be found here.
  4. scotty69

    scotty69 Been here awhile

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    Got my new Montana to replace my piece of #hit one I got first off. The new one, I am tickled to say, stayed on the bike all day (150 ish miles) without ever shutting off or giving me the white screen! Maybe Garmin fixed the problem.
  5. moto-treks

    moto-treks Back Home

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    I checked mine today too. Same battery level as when I began :clap Maybe an undocumented fix :huh Anyway, I'm not complaining as now I can leave my Montana mounted on the bike between rides :thumb
  6. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    Me too. Go figure. I'm glad I'm not the only one with this anomaly. Mine is fully charged after sitting in the mount for a few days. Not sure how to explain it, but at least I know I'm not the only nutter on adv:lol3:lol3
  7. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    Sweet, as for fixing the problem, I still think it's luck of the draw. Doubtful they "fixed" jack shit.
  8. DCMC

    DCMC Supermoto Rider

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    I may be in the market for a Montana now. I've seen a bunch of sales lately. Do you think a new one is coming out soon?

    [​IMG]
  9. ignatz72

    ignatz72 call me iggy

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    Ouch! Did that one fall off and get run over, or did it tell you the wrong turn one too many times?
  10. calltrex

    calltrex Adventurer

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    I just crashed down a hill 2 days ago

    Helmet cam busted off

    Bike rolled a few times


    As for the Montana.. It was in its rugged mount where it's been for 4 months. Not a scratch


    Another time I didn't put it in the mount fully and it fell out when I was going full blast along a beach. Not a scratch

    The Montana is very rugged


    Here's a video from other day. Edited blackout

    http://vimeo.com/51368594




    2012 KTM 350 EXC-F
  11. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    I'd say you crashed UP a hill! :lol3
  12. DCMC

    DCMC Supermoto Rider

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    It fell off. After a long period of misunderstanding we were getting along so well. It was too soon.
  13. TowPro

    TowPro Lets ride

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    Here is another thought. This same BMW circuit is made so if it sees a voltage on the BMW outlet, it will keep this circuit energized. this is because there is a BMW accessory charger that plugs into that connector.

    BMW does have a "known problem" (at least known by some BMW mechanics) where the bike computer will not switch off the circuit to the GPS (and other circuits), but it always causes the bike battery to be dead as well.
  14. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    I had the same problem and don't have a BMW.
  15. Offcamber

    Offcamber Long timer

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    My Montana started doing an odd thing a few weeks ago and I been ingnoring it because it hasn't effected function or performance. When in the Rugged mount powered off. The battery level icon is over the Garmin logo and both are at the bottom of the screen. At one time the garmin logo was in the middle with the battery level icon below it.

    Does anyone else have the issue?

    btw it does the same thing if I plug it into the AC adapter to charge it in my house.

    [​IMG]
  16. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    Dunno if it's an "issue", but mine does it.

  17. Offcamber

    Offcamber Long timer

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    I just found a post on the Wiki....I guess its not uncommon.
  18. EmmEff

    EmmEff Long timer

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    I guess Garmin's developers don't power off their devel units. Garmin QC at it's finest... AGAIN.
  19. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    Well, in all honesty I could care less if the Garmin logo gets covered up like that. In the grand scheme of things it really doesn't bother me at all. :lol3
  20. EmmEff

    EmmEff Long timer

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    A simple little software bug like this reflects poorly on Garmin. They should care more...