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Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-03-2014, 10:47 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
:rofl:lol3:rofl:lol3:rofl:lol3:rofl:lol3:rofl:lol3...

:rofl:lol3:rofl:lol3:rofl:lol3:rofl:lol3:rofl:lol3:rofl:lol3
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-24-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 11,021
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Posted By SteveAZ
Like saying his GM car stalls when he uses it -...

Like saying his GM car stalls when he uses it - so I guess he ought to stop using it...


Or maybeeeeee...... they should build a decent product that doesn't have BS bugs?
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-23-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 11,021
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Posted By SteveAZ
I'm with you almost 100%. I just wish I could...

I'm with you almost 100%. I just wish I could still get my x76's repaired.




Me too on all that too. I managed to mount a great big Magellan 2000 brick (text-only display) on an XT600 in...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-13-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 11,021
Views: 1,169,941
Posted By SteveAZ
I'm completely competent with both. I don't...

I'm completely competent with both. I don't think we're talking that the UI is slower. BC takes a long time to start, a long time to export, a long time to....

And that's without a unit even...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-13-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 11,021
Views: 1,169,941
Posted By SteveAZ
I use both BC and mapsource, they both have...

I use both BC and mapsource, they both have strengths and weaknesses. BC is slow to load and just plain slow in general. It gobbles hard disk resources and the find tool sucks. However it can work...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-12-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 4,180
Views: 207,906
Posted By SteveAZ
A fellow rider came through!

A fellow rider came through!
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-12-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 11,021
Views: 1,169,941
Posted By SteveAZ
Hear hear!!!

Hear hear!!!
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-10-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 11,021
Views: 1,169,941
Posted By SteveAZ
I still haven't figured out what it's good for! ...

I still haven't figured out what it's good for!

Too big and power hungry for hiking - there are better units at better prices.

Aside from the nice display, it's not a good road unit at all IMO....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-10-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 4,180
Views: 207,906
Posted By SteveAZ
Sorry for the very off-topic post.... Anyone have...

Sorry for the very off-topic post.... Anyone have an old pc to donate?

I'm setting up a standalone weather station and could use an old PC (laptop, desktop or whatever). I need to be able to load...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-10-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 11,021
Views: 1,169,941
Posted By SteveAZ
The unit's user interface totally sucks for this...

The unit's user interface totally sucks for this type of management.

OTOH with a pc this is easy. If you put all the data into one .gpx file and put it in the unit (either SD or internal memory)...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-29-2014, 07:36 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
There's a lot of momentum on a train of >10K...

There's a lot of momentum on a train of >10K posts (yup, ten thousand!) that make it pretty hard to derail!!! :D
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-28-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 11,021
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Posted By SteveAZ
Do you think if you buy a new car, the engine is...

Do you think if you buy a new car, the engine is a "lemon" and it's replaced under warranty..... you get a new engine........ or do you get a remanufactured one?

I wouldn't be surprised if the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-28-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 11,021
Views: 1,169,941
Posted By SteveAZ
That was definitely not my experience - and most...

That was definitely not my experience - and most folks will see those errors on any unit. On the older units I had the antenna in a decent position on the moto and while they were slower to acquire...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-28-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 11,021
Views: 1,169,941
Posted By SteveAZ
Floptana functionality for road use just plain...

Floptana functionality for road use just plain sucks when compared to the x76/x96 gen units. They handled finds a lot better, displayed road names better and don't even get started on all the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-28-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 11,021
Views: 1,169,941
Posted By SteveAZ
GPS city will send you a new unit? Or do they or...

GPS city will send you a new unit? Or do they or Garmin send you a refurb?

For the most part, across the board Garmin doesn't "repair" units it just throws them into pile to be refurbed or...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-19-2014, 04:36 PM
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Posted By SteveAZ
Nawwwww, it fails whether or not you have a...

Nawwwww, it fails whether or not you have a computer with you.


I did a little 400mi adventure this weekend that included the Overland Expo near Flagstaff. I'm running an older version (4.6 or...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-17-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 11,021
Views: 1,169,941
Posted By SteveAZ
There's no hardware/software reason just schlock...

There's no hardware/software reason just schlock product management decisions.

It's a relatively lousy unit for on-road use.

Unlike some of the decent routing units it also doesn't support...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-04-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 11,021
Views: 1,169,941
Posted By SteveAZ
It sounds like to camera or not to camera is sort...

It sounds like to camera or not to camera is sort of a personal thing with how you use cameras.

For me even though my phones have cameras, I pretty much never use them and I'm confident it...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-31-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 11,021
Views: 1,169,941
Posted By SteveAZ
We can save them there and even the internal is...

We can save them there and even the internal is plenty big enough if all you're storing there is trackpoints. I quit putting maps, birds eye, etc. there since the SD is so much less expensive, so...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-27-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 11,021
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Posted By SteveAZ
Ever since we could save to SD I've always just...

Ever since we could save to SD I've always just used 1pt/sec. Memory is almost free. If I stitch together a contiguous track that is longer than the silly 10,000pt limit (I don't understand why...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-20-2014, 09:48 PM
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Posted By SteveAZ
Relatively fast! :rofl Funny guys...... ...

Relatively fast! :rofl

Funny guys......


SD in the floptana:

http://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-ScgBCqK/0/O/i-ScgBCqK.png
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-20-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 11,021
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Posted By SteveAZ
The unit's data transfer speed is anemic. I get...

The unit's data transfer speed is anemic. I get *much* faster transfer speeds with my integrated readers....
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-03-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 11,021
Views: 1,169,941
Posted By SteveAZ
Oh well. You have issues. Make sure you save...

Oh well. You have issues. Make sure you save the file and then open it manually in bc instead of letting the browser try to open bc.

Every browser I tried (including exploder) will give me the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-02-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 11,021
Views: 1,169,941
Posted By SteveAZ
Try just clicking on: LINK...

Try just clicking on:

LINK (http://www.advrider.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=315264&d=1392389155)

Don't do anything else like a right click, just click on it....
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-19-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 11,021
Views: 1,169,941
Posted By SteveAZ
Touch sensors and LCD displays should be treated...

Touch sensors and LCD displays should be treated as sub-assemblies!!!!! Pairing them usually requires specific tooling to be done properly...


That's not a power bus by the way. It's the sense...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-18-2014, 06:23 PM
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Views: 1,169,941
Posted By SteveAZ
Some folks just might be a little entertained by...

Some folks just might be a little entertained by doing a screen swap. See this as an opportunity to have a little peek on the innards too. If mine got screwed up in the process I doubt I'd be very...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-12-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 11,021
Views: 1,169,941
Posted By SteveAZ
If it's "trying to blow" a fuse, even the...

If it's "trying to blow" a fuse, even the recommended size (whatever it is), it's already fried. Sort of a cart before the horse scenario.

A fuse has one primary purpose and it's not to prevent...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-31-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 1,312
Views: 111,606
Posted By SteveAZ
I've never seen that. My experience has been...

I've never seen that.

My experience has been that usually with a new product there will be some updates over the course of the first year and then they slow way down over the course of the next. ...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-30-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 11,021
Views: 1,169,941
Posted By SteveAZ
The complaints from those groups seem to be the...

The complaints from those groups seem to be the battery life.

I think it was really slick that they gave it AA capability on top of the Li...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-30-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 11,021
Views: 1,169,941
Posted By SteveAZ
I've seen enough posts here and elsewhere from...

I've seen enough posts here and elsewhere from unhappy people that even though as you point out, the internets tends to magnify the negative, I'm comfortable that it's not an insignificant number of...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-29-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 11,021
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Posted By SteveAZ
+ 24K SW + 24K W + 100K + Rugged mount and...

+ 24K SW
+ 24K W
+ 100K
+ Rugged mount and Ram parts to utilize
+ Auto mount
+ Bird's eye
+ too many hours to count!


Heck yeah! :lol3
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-29-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 11,021
Views: 1,169,941
Posted By SteveAZ
Nonsense. Time and time again, on this...

Nonsense.

Time and time again, on this thread and others, people express discontent with it. I'm absolutely not alone or even in a tiny minority.

I agree that most people that are unhappy used...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-28-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 4,180
Views: 207,906
Posted By SteveAZ
Oh yeah... every moto I've owned since '76 had...

Oh yeah... every moto I've owned since '76 had something whether purchased or roll-your-own.... and come to think of it most of the aftermarket ones in the day had "modifications"...i.e. beefed up...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-28-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 4,180
Views: 207,906
Posted By SteveAZ
I rode all over the southwestern US and baja with...

I rode all over the southwestern US and baja with dry bags. Prolly 50Kmi on a KLR. I just used ratcheting tie downs and never had an incident. Always have to be mindful of moving parts and...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-28-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 11,021
Views: 1,169,941
Posted By SteveAZ
And take a bath on the resell. It's also very...

And take a bath on the resell. It's also very hard to recoup the costs of all the maps, mounts, etc.

What about the x76's or the x96's? These were "on the water" and "in the air" units that had...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-27-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 4,180
Views: 207,906
Posted By SteveAZ
How about: ...

How about:

http://www.seattlesportsco.com/productcart/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=33&idcategory=11?
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-27-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 11,021
Views: 1,169,941
Posted By SteveAZ
I nominate Albie for the understatement of the...

I nominate Albie for the understatement of the week! As far as routing it's a huge step backwards I can't swallow and definitely one if the greatest reasons I have big time buyer's remorse on this...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-26-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 11,021
Views: 1,169,941
Posted By SteveAZ
Like someone else pointed out, these are "highly...

Like someone else pointed out, these are "highly reflective" displays and they are generally more readable in sunlight when not shaded. You may find that changing the mount angle to avoid...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-22-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4,180
Views: 207,906
Posted By SteveAZ
I'm pretty dyed in the wool, work on my own kinda...

I'm pretty dyed in the wool, work on my own kinda guy.... but I and others I know have worked with French and he's a good egg...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-21-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 11,021
Views: 1,169,941
Posted By SteveAZ
Try the javawa device manager if you haven't...

Try the javawa device manager if you haven't already. It identified the source of some of the problems I had...
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