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Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-03-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,205
Posted By Bill Murray
As the poster indicated, there are no GPX file...

As the poster indicated, there are no GPX file associations initially set up on your Windows computer. On my Windows 8 computer, I have configured mine to use a number of different applications to...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-09-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,469
Posted By Bill Murray
Albie, I want to offer another opinion regarding...

Albie, I want to offer another opinion regarding the Montana. This comes from a former owner of a Zumo 550, GPS V, and GPS III.

I really like my Montana 650. It has been a SIGNIFICANT improvement...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-04-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 22,733
Posted By Bill Murray
You can duplicate the track and then the...

You can duplicate the track and then the duplicate to whatever list you want to add it. Afterwards, you can rename it.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-04-2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,026
Posted By Bill Murray
Yes, Garmin POI files use a .gpi file extension....

Yes, Garmin POI files use a .gpi file extension. Yes, you can store and use multiple .gpi files on your SD card. And yes, your GPS can find any of those .gpi files. Here is a screenshot of some of my...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-03-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,983
Posted By Bill Murray
I have owned a Montana 650 for about one year....

I have owned a Montana 650 for about one year. With a well planned route, the Montana is capable of routing accurately. Plan your route with sufficient via points placed at key intersections or other...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-03-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 762
Posted By Bill Murray
If you use an Android-powered smartphone, there...

If you use an Android-powered smartphone, there is a free app that will provide the functionality you seek. The free app called My Tracks is produced by Google. With that app, you can record a track...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-03-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 11,357
Views: 1,294,052
Posted By Bill Murray
Congratulations on your acquisition of a Montana...

Congratulations on your acquisition of a Montana GPS. It is a great device!

The Montana includes a base map. For road navigation, you will need to provide some routable maps for the Montana. Those...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-03-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 22,733
Posted By Bill Murray
Dan, your observations of how routing activities...

Dan, your observations of how routing activities work is appreciated. Equally interesting (to me) was the small differences shown in your post for the user interface panels in the Windows BC and Mac...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-01-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 22,733
Posted By Bill Murray
I wish that I could, Dan, but this year's BMW MOA...

I wish that I could, Dan, but this year's BMW MOA Rally is not in the cards. I took vacation time last week to play in the NC mountains (attend the Un Rally) and play around the house this week. I...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-01-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 22,733
Posted By Bill Murray
Fred, try this. Assuming you are using a Windows...

Fred, try this. Assuming you are using a Windows 7 machine, press the Windows key (or click on the start button if your keyboard lacks the Windows key). In the "search" text box just about the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-01-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 22,733
Posted By Bill Murray
Excellent suggestion, Dan. I have made the post...

Excellent suggestion, Dan. I have made the post to the Garmin Forum for Windows BaseCamp.



It's good to know that the BaseCamp Dev Team has established good workflows for the Mac product....
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-01-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 22,733
Posted By Bill Murray
BaseCamp 4.2.1

Dan, as a Win-BC user, I cannot agree with you more. Here is another example—the new BaseCamp 4.2.1 "feature" that allows you to switch to another database. I have been experimenting with this new...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-21-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 45,913
Posted By Bill Murray
The "short" answer is that .img files are not old...

The "short" answer is that .img files are not old technology. Rather, .img files are the map data files that are used by Garmin's GPS units. (The corresponding map files on your desktop computer are...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-20-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 45,913
Posted By Bill Murray
You should be able to load the two IMG files onto...

You should be able to load the two IMG files onto your your Montana GPS and use (enable) them. Just copy the files into the \Garmin folder on your GPS or the same folder on the µSD card in your GPS....
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-09-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 779
Posted By Bill Murray
Here is a link to the "insert" at GPSCity: ...

Here is a link to the "insert" at GPSCity:

http://www.gpscity.com/ram-mount-adapter-for-handlebars.html
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-24-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 11,357
Views: 1,294,052
Posted By Bill Murray
The Montana is a great GPS. Like all Garmin GPS...

The Montana is a great GPS. Like all Garmin GPS units, there are quirks, but it has easily been the best GPS I have owned. (My previous Garmin's include a GPS III, GPS V, Zumo 550, and now the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-10-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,050
Posted By Bill Murray
BaseCamp is a mapping program. BaseCamp does not...

BaseCamp is a mapping program. BaseCamp does not contain mapping information (i.e., other than a very high level base map set). You have two choices for providing detailed maps while using BaseCamp....
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-24-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,729
Posted By Bill Murray
Here are a few differences between the Zumo and...

Here are a few differences between the Zumo and Montana. Others can elaborate further and/or add to this "differences" list.

The Zumo is better suited for using routes, compared to the Montana....
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-14-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 11,357
Views: 1,294,052
Posted By Bill Murray
Another very satisfied Montana owner. Prior...

Another very satisfied Montana owner.

Prior to the Montana, I used a Zumo 550. It served me well for nearly four years; however, I wanted a GPS that supported using tracks. The Montana had many...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-03-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 32,181
Posted By Bill Murray
That is an interesting behavior on the 350LM, and...

That is an interesting behavior on the 350LM, and a capability that I wish the Montana series had (and which the Montana clearly lacks, as demonstrated by testing that I summarized in Post #8655...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-03-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 11,357
Views: 1,294,052
Posted By Bill Murray
50 (Shaping/Via) Point Limits on the Montana

All the discussions about 50 (via/shaping) point limits prompted me to perform a few tests of my own. The tests confirmed much of what has recently been discussed here, and my understanding about...
Forum: Equipment 12-31-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,313
Posted By Bill Murray
It's dangerous out there. I want the odds as much...

It's dangerous out there. I want the odds as much in my favorite as possible. Wearing hi-viz jackets is one to help. My summer riding jacket is hi-viz; my winter jacket is not, but when it gets...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-20-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11,357
Views: 1,294,052
Posted By Bill Murray
You can close and open the data fields. With the...

You can close and open the data fields. With the data fields being displayed, as shown below, look for the small chevron at the bottom of the data fields.
...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-17-2012, 07:36 PM
Replies: 11,357
Views: 1,294,052
Posted By Bill Murray
Yes. Some reasons why I like the Montana: ...

Yes.

Some reasons why I like the Montana:
1. Support for tracks, in addition to routes. With tracks, you have no more worries about the GPSr unexpectedly recalculating your routes.
2....
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-15-2012, 08:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 853
Posted By Bill Murray
Like jonz, my recommendation would be to find an...

Like jonz, my recommendation would be to find an inexpensive netbook PC. I have an HP Mini 210-1040. It came with 1Gb of RAM, which I upgraded to 2 Gb. It also came equipped with a hard drive, which...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-01-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 11,357
Views: 1,294,052
Posted By Bill Murray
Have you tried the BaseCamp tutorial videos? ...

Have you tried the BaseCamp tutorial videos? Look under Help -> Video Tutorials. This will open a browser window with the following video tutorial options: Adventures, BirdsEye, Find,...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-26-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,041
Posted By Bill Murray
I use a Montana 650; I moved from a Zumo 550. ...

I use a Montana 650; I moved from a Zumo 550. With the Montana, my process is to prepare a route in BaseCamp and then convert the route to a track (in BaseCamp). I load both the route and the track...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-24-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,933
Posted By Bill Murray
Tom (Rider351): If you are a 50% road/50%...

Tom (Rider351):

If you are a 50% road/50% offroad rider, I recommend to take a good look at the Montana series GPS units.

I made the move to a Montana 650 from a Garmin Zumo 550. The Zumo...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-13-2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 936
Posted By Bill Murray
I powered a Zumo 550 via the BMW CanBus accessory...

I powered a Zumo 550 via the BMW CanBus accessory connector for four year, without the inline fuse, with no problems. The fuse is there to protect your GPS from a voltage surge from the bike. The...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-10-2012, 06:23 AM
Replies: 11,357
Views: 1,294,052
Posted By Bill Murray
Congratulations! :clap I ran an audio...

Congratulations! :clap



I ran an audio extension cable from the steering head, under the tank, to the base of the seat. This allows me to plug in a set of ear buds, or a coiled audio cable to...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 10-13-2012, 08:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,041
Posted By Bill Murray
This Wikispace...

This Wikispace (http://garmin-mapsource.wikispaces.com/BaseCamp) provides some useful information to help you get started with BaseCamp. I found the transition from Mapsource to BaseCamp very...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-13-2012, 08:03 AM
Replies: 11,357
Views: 1,294,052
Posted By Bill Murray
I just finished a three-day trip to ride on the...

I just finished a three-day trip to ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway and my Montana 650 performed well. I cannot say enough about how much I like navigating using Tracks versus Routes.

I saw an...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-30-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,012
Posted By Bill Murray
+1 on the slateboard grip tape. I made the same...

+1 on the slateboard grip tape. I made the same mod almost immediately after buying my '09 R12GSA. A buddy of mine did the same thing, but he used a checkerboard pattern grip tape. There are many...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-02-2012, 09:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,525
Posted By Bill Murray
An Android App that I have used to "report" my...

An Android App that I have used to "report" my real-time position to others is Glympse...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-21-2012, 09:55 PM
Replies: 11,357
Views: 1,294,052
Posted By Bill Murray
I am not following why loading Routes and Tracks...

I am not following why loading Routes and Tracks to the internal storage (which you said Basecamp parses into a single GPX file) provides better memory performance when loading and navigating. You...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-20-2012, 02:35 PM
Replies: 11,357
Views: 1,294,052
Posted By Bill Murray
This raises a basic question that I have wondered...

This raises a basic question that I have wondered about for a while -- should the basemap always be disabled, if you are using CNNA mapset?
Forum: Equipment 07-14-2012, 05:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 909
Posted By Bill Murray
You may want to check out this discussion...

You may want to check out this discussion (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=628028). I had inmate JetGrl make the ear bud modification for me and it has worked great. I have lost more...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-06-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,640
Posted By Bill Murray
In Mapsource: Under the Waypoints User Data tab...

In Mapsource:
Under the Waypoints User Data tab (in the left-hand panel), select the starting Waypoint. Next, control-click on each successive Waypoint, in the order in which you want to travel. ...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-06-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 11,357
Views: 1,294,052
Posted By Bill Murray
Miikka, your comment about a frozen screen is...

Miikka, your comment about a frozen screen is interesting. I did not experienced your specific problem (freezing during a POI search/navigation). However, I did experience several screen freezes...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-06-2012, 09:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,012
Posted By Bill Murray
Not knowing how familiar (or not) you are with...

Not knowing how familiar (or not) you are with Basecamp, you find this wiki (http://garmin-mapsource.wikispaces.com/BaseCamp) useful for helping you learn about Basecamp. And yes, with a mapset...
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