1st time GPS Buyer

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plindz
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Re: 1st time GPS Buyer

Post by plindz » Tue May 31, 2011 9:57 pm

Thanx for the advice - to top it off I use a mac (recently converted). I have downloaded (i think) the appropriate mac software in anticipation of the pending arrival of my new toy

The biggest problem I'll face is how to explain all this new stuff to the other half. Maybe that should have been the 1st question

"How do i hide new purchases and secondly what to do if busted??" :pray:

Wish me luck
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Re: 1st time GPS Buyer

Post by 1coolbanana » Tue May 31, 2011 10:02 pm

Bugger, that should have been in the first lesson.

When questioned say its on loan, you can even say its mine :D and I lent it to you to see how much safer riding will be!
Just let me know before she calls :surprised:

Doesnt read the forum does she ? :shifty:
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Re: 1st time GPS Buyer

Post by plindz » Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:17 pm

Thanks for the offer - but i think I have the answer

"This will stop me getting lost and make it able to spend more time with you" or "This will help us find the best Shopping Centres"

Mmmmmmm - might work :think:
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Re: 1st time GPS Buyer

Post by Whitey » Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:48 pm

1coolbanana wrote: and I lent it to you to see how much safer riding will be!
yes, yes... play the safety card. Go for a Sat phone and a SPOT tracker while you're at it. :D
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Re: 1st time GPS Buyer

Post by plindz » Fri Jun 03, 2011 7:21 pm

yes, good point - this may open up a whole new world of gadget additions :dance:
AJP PR7 - New Toy :dance:
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Re: 1st time GPS Buyer

Post by rmarmbruster » Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:44 am

Team,
I use Mapsource with my 660 OK. The 660 converts the format when you load the file. I posted on this topic before, not sure what happened, must have been lost in the ether.

The 660 is not supplied with Mapsource so I kicked up a stink with JAS and Garmin to receive two copies in the mail, one from each. Mapsource is a great tool and if I can work out how to use anyone can, maybe.

How many have purchased OzTopo from Garmin? Which software is best for off the beaten track? All the roads are there on Garmin Mapsource and even some that are not even there but must have been planned for at some time. Tell me again what is the benefit of the topographic software.

Cheers


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Re: 1st time GPS Buyer

Post by plindz » Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:48 pm

Yee-ha - it's here :thumb: .

"I'll just open this box up and check out what I've got" - "Whats this thing, and this thing, and this thing, wonder what this does,oh! there's the rrrrr um, mmmmmmmmm - what the F#$% :crazy: "

I'll get back to you shortly :doh:
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Re: 1st time GPS Buyer

Post by rmarmbruster » Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:23 pm

Have a beer or three, you'll see the light really well then. It's all easy, have fun.

Cheers


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Re: 1st time GPS Buyer

Post by plindz » Sat Jun 11, 2011 5:29 pm

Has anyone used the Touratech mounting system for a Zumo 550. I'm thinking that at the handlebar clamps would be a good place to mount the GPS

With the ram mount the U bolt supplied isn't long enough to go around the bars and thru the "thing with a knob " on it. Can I get a longer U bolt anywhere local :?:
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Re: 1st time GPS Buyer

Post by 1coolbanana » Sat Jun 11, 2011 9:19 pm

Try calling GPSOZ and Im sure they will have something, they have all the ram stuff and carry most things to mount them pretty much anywhere.
Im a bit surprised though, Ive got 28mm bars and the U bolts is long enough for the tapered section, just before it gets to 28.mm.

As far as the TT mounts, Ive never been keen on them, them seem a little inadequate, vibrate a lot and seem to crack.
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