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Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-15-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 672
Posted By SilverSpringsKLR
You should able to pick up a Garmin StreetPilot...

You should able to pick up a Garmin StreetPilot for your price range. You can configure it to show you the data you want, it's waterproof and easy to hardwire into electrical system.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-12-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 373
Posted By SilverSpringsKLR
I think all you will need to do is connect unit...

I think all you will need to do is connect unit to computer with a USB cable, then copy files to unit.

You may need to look in the various folders to find the sample music.

If that doesn't...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-27-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,407
Posted By SilverSpringsKLR
Bluetooth

I just purchased a couple of bluetooth headsets (in the ear type). With both of them I can pair them to my cell phone and to my GPS. The headset sets will stream music (A2DP), so I can listen to...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-11-2012, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,803
Posted By SilverSpringsKLR
2610

I have one that I use on my bike sometimes. It's color, waterproof, and touch screen and does a reasonable job of navigating, but, yes, you are limited to non-NT maps (up to 2008). It takes a...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-09-2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,744
Posted By SilverSpringsKLR
I think the newer Garmin Topo maps will...

I think the newer Garmin Topo maps will autoroute. That maybe part of the answer.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-07-2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,744
Posted By SilverSpringsKLR
Off Road Routing

I am not sure any GPS will do what your trying to accomplish. Routing calculations have to follow a routeable road. If there is not a road to follow you will always get a straight line direction.
...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-20-2012, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 816
Posted By SilverSpringsKLR
Technically, you are correct, in that you have...

Technically, you are correct, in that you have one map image loaded into the GPS, but, you can select different "layers" or maps when viewing your maps.

And yes, they all have to be selected and...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-06-2012, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,388
Posted By SilverSpringsKLR
I have both a Street Pilot 2610 and a Nuvi 1490T....

I have both a Street Pilot 2610 and a Nuvi 1490T. You can use Mapsource with both. I will plan routes, upload waypoints, etc. I also purchased a waterproof acquabox, mounted it to the handlebar...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-10-2011, 08:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,425
Posted By SilverSpringsKLR
OSM Maps

I have downloaded and use some of thier maps. I will continue to use them too!

The site does not seem to like MS Explorer, so if your having issues opening the website, try Firefox or some other...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-20-2011, 05:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 851
Posted By SilverSpringsKLR
Have you tried using Mapsource? I have used...

Have you tried using Mapsource? I have used Basecamp a little, but find Mapsource a bit better for those tasks.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-21-2011, 04:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,399
Posted By SilverSpringsKLR
Maps

I have that same version of Garmin TOPO maps and they will not autoroute.


You can try this website for autorouting maps:
http://garmin.openstreetmap.nl/

The website does not like IE...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-16-2011, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 554
Posted By SilverSpringsKLR
I would go look at one in the store and have the...

I would go look at one in the store and have the store employee take it outside into the direct sun. That's the only way you will know how it looks to you.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-09-2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 903
Posted By SilverSpringsKLR
Maps

I would also try this website: http://garmin.na1400.info/routable.php

I downloaded some for Niger and was able to autoroute. The maps I have from Tracks4Africa did not autoroute for the same...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-01-2011, 04:33 AM
Replies: 2,207
Views: 102,494
Posted By SilverSpringsKLR
I was able to ride Mon, Tue, & Wed, but will keep...

I was able to ride Mon, Tue, & Wed, but will keep it parked for the a little while with the snow & ice. I don't mind the cold, but if there is any ice on the road I will pass.

Where is the...
Forum: Equipment 03-26-2011, 03:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,169
Posted By SilverSpringsKLR
Of course you could always wire the cable to 110v...

Of course you could always wire the cable to 110v on a light switch. Theif would only try to cut it.. once!! No need for an alarm that way.:evil
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-23-2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 746
Posted By SilverSpringsKLR
I do not believe that the TOPO will autoroute. ...

I do not believe that the TOPO will autoroute. The waypoints that are listed within the TOPO maps will related to land & water, whereas the Street maps will give you gas stations, food, community,...
Forum: Vendors 03-23-2011, 02:25 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 32,415
Posted By SilverSpringsKLR
Myway Thanks for the post for...

Myway

Thanks for the post for http://openmtbmap.org/ website posting.

Found routeable maps for Niamey, Niger and surrounding areas!! I have been looking for the past few years for such an...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-23-2011, 06:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,002
Posted By SilverSpringsKLR
I find Mapsource easier to use. Maybe just a...

I find Mapsource easier to use. Maybe just a matter of preference, or that I started with Mapsource.

I think of Mapsource as used for road mapping & planning; whereas Base Camp more for TOPO...
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2011, 07:04 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,511
Posted By SilverSpringsKLR
I use one of these while camping: ...

I use one of these while camping:
http://safetycentral.com/enfolfluorla.html

Energizer Folding Fluorescent Lantern

Provides a good amount of light and will last a good while on batteries. ...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-16-2011, 04:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 657
Posted By SilverSpringsKLR
I have a Nuvi 1490T. I like it for several...

I have a Nuvi 1490T. I like it for several reasons. It's good size makes it easy to view, but, it's not waterproof. To solve that issue I purchased a pelican box and mounted that on my handlebar....
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-15-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 857
Posted By SilverSpringsKLR
Try this website for maps ...

Try this website for maps

http://www.gpsfiledepot.com
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-15-2011, 07:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 616
Posted By SilverSpringsKLR
I have a couple of Rino units. They will do all...

I have a couple of Rino units. They will do all the "normal" gps stuff, but if you have 2 or more, you can track each other on the screen. Rugged units designed to be used outdoors.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-11-2011, 04:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 657
Posted By SilverSpringsKLR
Not sure if this will meet your needs, but I have...

Not sure if this will meet your needs, but I have only heard good things about this data logger:
http://www.ohararp.com/products.html
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-10-2011, 03:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 590
Posted By SilverSpringsKLR
How old is the unit? I would check with Garmin. ...

How old is the unit? I would check with Garmin. I have had good support on my units in the past.
Forum: The Garage 03-09-2011, 02:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 934
Posted By SilverSpringsKLR
pm

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Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-06-2011, 05:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 696
Posted By SilverSpringsKLR
I would start by checking your map settings. You...

I would start by checking your map settings. You can download a manual from the Garmin website.

http://static.garmincdn.com/pumac/eTrexVenture_OwnersManual.pdf

I would start by just playing...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-04-2011, 03:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,733
Posted By SilverSpringsKLR
I like the geocaches that are out in the middle...

I like the geocaches that are out in the middle of nowhere. For me, most of the fun is going someplace that I have never gone. Once you get to the spot some challenge in the find is good too, but...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-28-2011, 04:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,312
Posted By SilverSpringsKLR
Garmin and areas with few roads

I don't have a 60 series unit, but I would check the map settings. Change the setting from Auto to a smaller unit. On my GPS V, I can select a distance value (instead of Auto) and local roads will...
Forum: The Garage 02-21-2011, 01:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,315
Posted By SilverSpringsKLR
Epoxy Floors

You can try your local Napa or other parts houses.
Forum: Equipment 02-06-2011, 05:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,015
Posted By SilverSpringsKLR
Tips & Transistion

Look on the Apple website. There are some videos & hints there. As I recall there is a section that is designed to help people migrate from the PC world into the Apple world. (it's all free too)
...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-20-2010, 06:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 942
Posted By SilverSpringsKLR
I am in the same situation, so I need a copy of...

I am in the same situation, so I need a copy of the disc as well.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-16-2010, 07:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 865
Posted By SilverSpringsKLR
Maps

Try this website for maps:
http://www.gpsfiledepot.com/

Different maps for different purposes.

TOPO maps will give you elevations and more environmental information, where as street maps will...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-15-2010, 12:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,661
Posted By SilverSpringsKLR
Maps

Here is a link for some maps that I have used.

http://www.gpsfiledepot.com/

The TOPO ones actually seem to be better than the Garmin Topo maps.

Ken
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-15-2010, 06:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,970
Posted By SilverSpringsKLR
Routing

Would the strange routing be in the Mapsource or in the maps?
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-07-2010, 06:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,602
Posted By SilverSpringsKLR
I have a remote antenna that I use with mine. It...

I have a remote antenna that I use with mine. It pulls in signals much better than the stock one.

However, the LCD is cracked on my V, so am looking for a V as well.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-19-2010, 05:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,619
Posted By SilverSpringsKLR
I have a 1490T that I purchased this winter. I...

I have a 1490T that I purchased this winter. I have been able to load topo maps, but have not really taken it off the main roads yet with this gps.

It does have the ability to load topo & road...
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2010, 02:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 674
Posted By SilverSpringsKLR
I have a friend that is an X-Ray Tech at the...

I have a friend that is an X-Ray Tech at the local hospital. Her words of wisdom were to wear a full face helmet. The looks of those that didn't wear one when they have an accident were not pretty....
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2010, 04:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,417
Posted By SilverSpringsKLR
I have done the same thing with my GPS on my KLR...

I have done the same thing with my GPS on my KLR (stick it using the suction cup to the windshield).

I like the mounting for the location of the GPS, but do feel a bit uneasy about the potential...
Forum: Equipment 03-13-2010, 05:42 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,728
Posted By SilverSpringsKLR
I have some Red Wing winter boots that I wear. ...

I have some Red Wing winter boots that I wear. Keep my feet warm and dry.
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