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Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-31-2014, 05:21 AM
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Posted By Lurch II
Yup[emoji4]

Yup[emoji4]
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-30-2014, 07:03 PM
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Views: 83,207
Posted By Lurch II
The few times I have checked my 478 with a...

The few times I have checked my 478 with a voltmeter is has been pretty close - within .2 to .3 volts. I have relied on my GPS to monitor voltage for as long as I have had the 478. Saved my butt a...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-22-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 8,079
Views: 7,600,440
Posted By Lurch II
Came home from a business trip tonight to...

Came home from a business trip tonight to discover that this lovely bride of mine had arranged to put new Ohlins on my GSA while I was away - nice surprise and after 35 years she's still the only one...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-13-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 1,534
Views: 161,668
Posted By Lurch II
Someone needs to take all this information and...

Someone needs to take all this information and back and forth and turn it into the manual Garmin didn't make.:evil

Still on the fence on buying the Monterra but getting closer and closer to...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 25,047
Posted By Lurch II
Looks like a great fix. Never opened mine up to...

Looks like a great fix. Never opened mine up to look, just live with it. If I ever get frustrated enough maybe I'll try this trick. Of course, with all the safety Nazi's here I may not be able to...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-29-2014, 04:03 AM
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Posted By Lurch II
Sounds like a crap battery. Is the "new" battery...

Sounds like a crap battery. Is the "new" battery really holding a charge? Seated tight in the battery compartment? Generally, if the GPS works with external power and not on the battery it is the...
Forum: Ride reports 06-20-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,173
Posted By Lurch II
Thanks

Good report. You had fun and no one got hurt. That's a success. And I agree - we head north of the border more than any other destination because it is just better - roads are better, people are...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-13-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 83,207
Posted By Lurch II
When I spoke with Garmin having XP was a plus... ...

When I spoke with Garmin having XP was a plus...

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-13-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 1,534
Views: 161,668
Posted By Lurch II
As a droid kinda guy I'll second the...

As a droid kinda guy I'll second the recommendation for ES Explorer. I have had it on all my phones since I moved to Android. Very handy for understanding what's going on in your files.
Forum: Ride reports 06-12-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,173
Posted By Lurch II
Those cabins look awfully familiar. Might have...

Those cabins look awfully familiar. Might have stayed there about 10 years ago on my first tour of the Gaspe. Keep on reporting back. It's a great ride with wonderful local color.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-12-2014, 02:50 PM
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Views: 83,207
Posted By Lurch II
Back to the drawing board. Can't get Garmin to...

Back to the drawing board. Can't get Garmin to recognize my 478. What Windows version are you running - I'm on 8.1 64 bit. Trying to rule out things one at a time. Thanks for taking the time ti help...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-12-2014, 01:39 PM
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Views: 83,207
Posted By Lurch II
Frank, I still want to know how you got your...

Frank,
I still want to know how you got your copy of 2015.1. Map install doesn't give you an interface back to the Garmin map download site (at least that I can see.) And since the Garmin map...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-12-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 83,207
Posted By Lurch II
Interesting. How did you get your copy of 2015.1?...

Interesting. How did you get your copy of 2015.1? Garmin's download site won't recognize my 478 using mapinstall or map updater. Are you using a Mac or a PC? Also, my Mac won't talk to my 478 using...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-12-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 83,207
Posted By Lurch II
Lobby, It could be if you want to keep getting...

Lobby,
It could be if you want to keep getting updated maps. I got the same response from Garmin yesterday when I called on a map update issue. The maps starting with 2015.1 have changed format in...
Forum: Ride reports 06-09-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,173
Posted By Lurch II
I'll come along. We did this ride two years ago...

I'll come along. We did this ride two years ago and had a blast. I'll be interested in your thoughts and observations.
Forum: Ride reports 05-31-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,409
Posted By Lurch II
I'm in. Former EMT and retired military. This...

I'm in. Former EMT and retired military. This ride is still on my bucket list.:ear
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-25-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,279
Posted By Lurch II
Basecamp versions

Interesting Emoto. Are you using a beta version of Basecamp. My windows version is 4.2.5 and Garmin says no updates are available. My Mac version is 4.2.4 and Garmin says the same thing, I have the...
Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 48,801
Posted By Lurch II
I'm not going anywhere Dave, so take your time....

I'm not going anywhere Dave, so take your time. Love to you and Julie from Vermont. I got lawns to mow too.
Forum: Ride reports 05-24-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 84,201
Posted By Lurch II
Just found this. I'm in for the ride. Loved your...

Just found this. I'm in for the ride. Loved your other ride reports and this one is already addictive. If you come through Vermont you have a place for the night.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-15-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 12,062
Posted By Lurch II
As I recall, Earthmate is used for tracking only,...

As I recall, Earthmate is used for tracking only, not for plotting out routes. I have it on my Android and it seems pretty clear it is designed only for tracking with my InReach communicator. I have...
Forum: Ride reports 05-07-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 48,801
Posted By Lurch II
It has been far too long, Dave. I'm in for the...

It has been far too long, Dave. I'm in for the trip, wherever it leads. Always a roller coaster riding along with you. Thanks for making room for one more.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-01-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 1,534
Views: 161,668
Posted By Lurch II
Nothing new? This thread needs an update. Still...

Nothing new? This thread needs an update. Still on the fence on the Monterra but it seems to be getting better.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Tapatalk
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-24-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8,079
Views: 7,600,440
Posted By Lurch II
Just raised my temperature! Sent from my...

Just raised my temperature!

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Tapatalk
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 25,047
Posted By Lurch II
I have a 2007 GSA and have had 2 fuel strip...

I have a 2007 GSA and have had 2 fuel strip replacements and it still doesn't seem all that trustworthy. But it's not a deal breaker because I just reset my tripmeter and watch that. Much more...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-10-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 1,534
Views: 161,668
Posted By Lurch II
I agree Google maps works well on my Galaxy S3 as...

I agree Google maps works well on my Galaxy S3 as well, but only when I have a cell signal, which I often don't when I'm out in the puckerbrush. Then it's a brick of little value. The Note is bigger...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-25-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 1,534
Views: 161,668
Posted By Lurch II
I am an old (in more ways than one):D GPSMAP478...

I am an old (in more ways than one):D GPSMAP478 user who has waited patiently for Garmin to replace it with a more modern unit (faster processor, more memory, support for SD cards, etc). I had high...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-23-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 8,079
Views: 7,600,440
Posted By Lurch II
Erm............Toxic chicks with ink is down the...

Erm............Toxic chicks with ink is down the hall............


With all that facial hair, if this is a chick I don't want to see any more of her!:lol3
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-03-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 12,062
Posted By Lurch II
Likewise, I have had occasions where I lost...

Likewise, I have had occasions where I lost satellite lock under very heavy cover and it restarted when I moved into more open terrain. I can actually see the break in my track on the online map if I...
Forum: Ride reports 01-21-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 74,590
Posted By Lurch II
About time someone said this!:hide

About time someone said this!:hide
Forum: Ride reports 01-18-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,731
Posted By Lurch II
OK, I'm in for the ride. Done the trip a couple...

OK, I'm in for the ride. Done the trip a couple of times but can't tell a story like you do.:ear
Forum: Ride reports 01-11-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,024
Posted By Lurch II
At Shog's request

OK Gwen, we are members of Hunger Mountain Coop (http://hungermountain.coop/). For our contribution of equity to the coop we share in the profits at the end of the year in proportion to the amount of...
Forum: Ride reports 01-11-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,024
Posted By Lurch II
Thumb Off to a great start!

The house is 200+ years old, and I'm in for the rest of the story. Let me know when you need a refill on habenaro cheddar.:ear
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-19-2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 12,062
Posted By Lurch II
My experience exactly. My InReach has worked...

My experience exactly. My InReach has worked perfectly in the many many places I go where there is no cell service - whether with the kayaks, the motorcycle or the truck. Also in Canada, where my...
Forum: Ride reports 06-10-2013, 05:53 AM
Replies: 1,120
Views: 652,446
Posted By Lurch II
Glad to hear Erica is still riding. She stayed...

Glad to hear Erica is still riding. She stayed with us on her "Big Adventure". Erica, if you're reading this resurrected ride report, we'll keep a light on for you and food in the kitchen. Never saw...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-02-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 83,207
Posted By Lurch II
I have a 478 that I upgraded to 4.40 and am using...

I have a 478 that I upgraded to 4.40 and am using the 30 with no issues.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-11-2012, 07:37 AM
Replies: 8,079
Views: 7,600,440
Posted By Lurch II
Sallydog, I share your skepticism. At the end...

Sallydog,
I share your skepticism. At the end of the day, my tag is on the bike in public view every day. My name is in the phonebook. Someone wants my tag let them have it - same with my phone...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-29-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 12,062
Posted By Lurch II
InReach rocks

Just finished 1200 miles with the InReach and I am very pleased with it in all respects. Tracking and the map application worked well for the family to follow my progress. Battery life is excellent -...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-21-2012, 08:16 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 12,062
Posted By Lurch II
Possible solution to bluetooth failures

When you exit the Earthmate application on an Android device, use the menu - exit command to close the application rather than just backing out of it. I have had 100% reliability with BT connectivity...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-20-2012, 08:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 12,062
Posted By Lurch II
New android InReach today

Just bought an InReach for my Android Atrix today. $199 with the 20% discount that EMS is offering. The new seasonal data plans make the InReach a lot more attractive (to me). 4 months of tracking...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-16-2012, 05:03 AM
Replies: 622
Views: 83,207
Posted By Lurch II
I have a Zagg Shield screen protector. Glad I do...

I have a Zagg Shield screen protector. Glad I do - it has held up well and I have had it on my 478 for 5-6 years. Haven't tried to remove it - probably never will.

My beef with most of the other...
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