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  1. tbirdsp

    tbirdsp REMF

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    Well, most dual sport events are going to provide you with multiple tracks (not routes) that may be different colors to designate different loops. You won't be able to load such tracks to the 2720, although you *could* combine the tracks and load them into the active log as long as you didn't have more than 2000 points total. This is a work-around though, and not optimal by any means. You would lose the track coloring too.

    2000 waypoints doesn't mean 2000 turns. It says it will take up to 50 routes. Not sure what the 2720 limits are for points in a route. The 60Cx has a limit of 50 per route, but it's not really a street unit. And 50 "points" doesn't mean 50 turns either, just 50 that you specifically designate. The autorouting will generate it's own turns to get you between your points.

    You *can* do routing in the GPS, but it will be a PITA. I've actually never done it, I just plan routes out ahead of time on the computer and load them up. If it's not a big deal to carry a laptop then that certainly is the best option IMHO.
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  2. MoBill

    MoBill Smiles when says dat

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    Thanks. I might as well get a handheld I think sometimes...or nothing.

    Shit, I've made it more than 20 years without it and seen some great stuff.

    Thanks for your help--I'm just going to file it for now. I still have 7 months before I'm home. Need to stop thinking about all this, and wait. But...not much else to do except plan and anticipate two wheeled travel.

    I'm going to just smash myself in the head with a mallet, 'cause it feels so good when I stop. :lol3

    Seriously, your response puts my e-bay surfing on hold. I'm grateful.
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  3. tbirdsp

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    No problem, and keep your head down over there:D

    I only got to go to cushy places like Saudi Arabia and Qatar, plus nobody was shooting at me:evil

    Hence my ADV rating of Rear Echelon Mutha F@#$er

    Mike S., MSgt (ret) USAF
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  4. MoBill

    MoBill Smiles when says dat

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    LOL, I've got it pretty good here. Dan-C called me a REMF tonight...I said, "hey, I'm a has-been, not a REMF". :photog

    Safe is good when you're not 20, or even 30...or...oh well.

    This GPS thing..."if you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice". For now. Maybe, save up and wait.

    Best,

    -B
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  5. gketell

    gketell n00b

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    The 12v cigar-lighter power plug has a crappy speaker built into it. That is the only speaker system it supports. You could probably hack the cable and make a separate 12v and speaker connectors if you were really industrious.

    GK
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  6. MoBill

    MoBill Smiles when says dat

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    Touratech makes one that replaces the speaker with a female line out connector. Just found it a few days ago.
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  7. Cuttle

    Cuttle all ya'll can kiss my grits

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    ok - I read a few of the 1500 posts about GPS... and narrowed it down to Garmin 2720 or the 60cx

    Which one would you buy for dual sport use? (DR or KTM mounted - occasional creek crossing etc)

    Thanks a bunch!
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  8. Countdown

    Countdown Long timer

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    You can't get maps for Mars!
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  9. MoBill

    MoBill Smiles when says dat

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    I think I know the answer...but I should refrain...too many of us answer what we "think", instead of what we "know".

    But I will :lurk and wait for an answer...:D
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  10. Gary B.

    Gary B. Older than dirt...

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    What's the difference between a "track" and a "route"?
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  12. Gary B.

    Gary B. Older than dirt...

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    Quick question-the motorcycle mount for my Zumo 550 has a mini USB socket. I can't find anything in the owner's manual. What's it used for?
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  13. Gary B.

    Gary B. Older than dirt...

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    Anyone???:confused
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  14. JimC

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    It's used to charge the unit when off the bike, and to transfer data and map updates from Mapsource to the Zumo. You should have got a USB cable with your Zumo as well.

    Jim in Sacramento
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  15. Gary B.

    Gary B. Older than dirt...

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    I'm asking about the USB socket in the motorcycle mount, not the unit itself.
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  16. PhilSpace

    PhilSpace The Gov Administrator

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    It's used for the GXM-30 XM receiver or FM traffic receiver. I have a GXM-30 connected to my that gives me tunes, traffic and a crude weather.com style weather capability.
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  17. Gary B.

    Gary B. Older than dirt...

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    Thanks!:thumb
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  18. JimC

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    It's on page 54 of your owners guide!

    Jim in Sacramento
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  19. Gary B.

    Gary B. Older than dirt...

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    Thanks again! This Zumo thing is way more technical than my Nuvi. Now I'm trying to figure out how to download routes...:confused
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  20. VetMXR

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    Okay, I'm a new GPS user, so I'm trying to learn here. I recently picked up a Garmin GPSMap 60cx for use when dual sport riding. I have the basemap software that came with the unit, as well as Topo USA 2008 and City Navigator North America 2009. Which mapset is best for use on the GPS for creating custom routes? I plan on riding the Michigan MCCCT this spring, have some of the routes downloaded, but I'm not sure which mapset I am suppose to be using for off-road trails. Thanks.

    VetMXR
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