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Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-14-2010, 08:53 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 21,966
Posted By v8dave
Yet another successful install! We did...

Yet another successful install!

We did Gerg's a couple months ago and this one went even easier and quicker. Probably 30 minutes total time.

Great write up and sourcing guides. Thank you very...
Forum: Equipment 06-30-2009, 03:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,962
Posted By v8dave
Both the Garmin GPS connection and the Valentine...

Both the Garmin GPS connection and the Valentine radar detector connection are mono but the Autocom unit sends the audio to both speakers/ear buds.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-25-2009, 10:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,429
Posted By v8dave
Here is the ADVrider post...

Here is the ADVrider post (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=135291) where I describe the installation.



You ought to give Gerg's advice some thought.



It's not just "off...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-23-2009, 08:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,429
Posted By v8dave
Ram Mount & Garmin MC Cable

I've got a Ram mounted Garmin 276C hooked up through a Garmin Motorcycle Cable Part #: 010-10587-00. This cable has an audio plug on it and I terminated the power wires in a BMW power plug. I...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-08-2009, 11:19 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 25,028
Posted By v8dave
Yep, first thing I noticed was the cut in routes....

Yep, first thing I noticed was the cut in routes. Not good for a cross country multiple day trip planning. I suppose if you can save routes to the SD card you could plan several area groupings...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-08-2009, 09:05 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 25,028
Posted By v8dave
GPSMAP 640 released--276C et al replacement.

For those who like their 276C/376/378/478 and have been patiently waiting for Garmin's replacement, it's here. Charter plotter GPSMAP 640 will be available first quarter 2009.

Zumo 660 display...
Forum: Ride reports 12-04-2008, 10:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 965
Posted By v8dave
Hmmm, you think you aren't one already? ...

Hmmm, you think you aren't one already? Especially after looking at this picture.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-22-2007, 07:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,520
Posted By v8dave
Wayne, do you keep your 276 up to date with the...

Wayne, do you keep your 276 up to date with the latest releases of SW? My 276 was purchased in January 2006 along with a 512 memory card. It all worked right as soon as it was hooked up. Some...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-21-2007, 08:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,520
Posted By v8dave
Thank you Tom and Wayne. Kept me from making an...

Thank you Tom and Wayne. Kept me from making an avoidable mistake. A few days ago I tried to find a NT version at a local store and luckily couldn't. Now, I'll order the correct version.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-18-2007, 07:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,520
Posted By v8dave
version 8--City Navigator NT or City Navigator for 276C

I see that for version 8 (aka 2008) Garmin lists both the City Navigator NT DVD and City Navigator DVD as both compatible on the 276C. Garmin says: "The primary difference is the compression...
Forum: Road warriors 06-20-2007, 05:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 940
Posted By v8dave
Yep, and there is one on the bike as I write...

Yep, and there is one on the bike as I write this. It's still pretty dumb to have a radio on a bike guaranteed to suck the battery dry in a month.
Forum: Road warriors 06-20-2007, 12:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 940
Posted By v8dave
Same bike, same year. My battery would not start...

Same bike, same year. My battery would not start the bike after sitting a few weeks at a time. I hooked up a meter in the positive line and found a 25 milliamp draw. Checking fuses, I found...
Forum: Ride reports 06-20-2007, 06:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 706
Posted By v8dave
The Corbin saddle was very comfortable the whole...

The Corbin saddle was very comfortable the whole ride.
Forum: Ride reports 06-20-2007, 06:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 706
Posted By v8dave
Thanks. Regarding gas stops, we got the...

Thanks.

Regarding gas stops, we got the actual gassing down to around 5 minutes as the ride progressed. Never-the-less, by the time we exited the Interstate, drove the short distance to and from...
Forum: Ride reports 06-19-2007, 10:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 706
Posted By v8dave
Saddle Sore ride report (Very long text)

Iron Butt association (http://www.ironbutt.com/about/default.cfm), Saddle Sore 1,000 (http://www.ironbutt.com/ridecerts/). 1,000 miles in 24 hours. A rite of passage.

It took me a while to write...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-25-2007, 03:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 621
Posted By v8dave
Have you trolled up this one...

Have you trolled up this one (http://cgi.ebay.com/BMW-Motorrad-Navigator-II-Garmin-StreetPilot-2610_W0QQitemZ290119150246QQihZ019QQcategoryZ94872QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem) on ebay? It...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-18-2007, 08:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 918
Posted By v8dave
276 resets

Thanks to somebody else who I didn't keep track of, here is a site that got me out of trouble.

Garmin 276 and family "secret" commands (http://home.online.no/~sigurdhu/GPSmap-276C_commands.htm)
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-22-2007, 07:17 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,253
Posted By v8dave
Over Easter weekend?

Over Easter weekend?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-20-2007, 07:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 791
Posted By v8dave
In

I'm up for a ride like this. Listening to you guys talk and write about this area last year fired me up.
Forum: Road warriors 11-14-2006, 08:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,553
Posted By v8dave
If you're really hot on an ST3S, now is the time...

If you're really hot on an ST3S, now is the time to talk to your dealer. You should be able to get a 2006 model for a discount. With just a phone call to a semi-local California dealer, they...
Forum: Road warriors 11-13-2006, 07:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,553
Posted By v8dave
Ron, try looking at this thread ...

Ron, try looking at this thread (http://www.ducati.ms/forums/showthread.php?t=11508)on www.ducati.ms. (http://www.ducati.ms/forums/index.php?)

Other topics in the Ducati.ms Sport Touring cover...
Forum: Equipment 08-27-2006, 10:05 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,003
Posted By v8dave
First get a copy of iTunes on your computer (it's...

First get a copy of iTunes on your computer (it's free) and copy all your CDs onto it. Try the interface out. It is quite easy to figure out, but it's easy get a local teen to help if you have any...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-24-2006, 07:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,006
Posted By v8dave
276c is Waterproof

From the Garmin page:
"Water resistant to IEC 60529 IPX7 standards (submersible in one meter of water for 30 minutes)." No need to worry about being caught in the rain or riding your GS in some of...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-14-2006, 08:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 641
Posted By v8dave
Garmin 276C

How about a Garmin 276C? Similar in modes to the V, means you'll know how to use it quicker. Also, lots brighter and bigger screen. Try it, you'll like it.
Forum: Equipment 07-21-2006, 08:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,182
Posted By v8dave
A trip through a local (Tucson) well stocked ACE...

A trip through a local (Tucson) well stocked ACE hardware yielded this thermometer for less than $10. Any hardware or kitchen supply store will have a stock of small thermometers. The dial is...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-04-2006, 11:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,159
Posted By v8dave
Mike, PM me about my schedule. I'm always looking...

Mike, PM me about my schedule. I'm always looking for a reason to ride.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-04-2006, 10:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,159
Posted By v8dave
Mike you can get a 2.5 mm (aka 1/8") to 3.5 mm...

Mike you can get a 2.5 mm (aka 1/8") to 3.5 mm (aka 3/32") adaptor at Radio Shack. That is a quick painless way to eliminate the loose connectors. Just make sure to get the proper configuration. ...
Forum: Equipment 07-04-2006, 09:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 985
Posted By v8dave
Good advice, easy to come by and inexpensive. ...

Good advice, easy to come by and inexpensive.

Just remember this about the end permanently hooked to the motorcycle, i.e., battery. You may wonder how to hook these up. For the connector on...
Forum: Equipment 07-03-2006, 08:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 985
Posted By v8dave
I bought a Powerlet socket in a molded protector...

I bought a Powerlet socket in a molded protector at the Tucson, AZ BMW dealer, Iron Horse. It was on a wall rack. This cable mounted socket...
Forum: Equipment 07-03-2006, 03:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 985
Posted By v8dave
Don't use half moon connectors at the battery. ...

Don't use half moon connectors at the battery. Use a full circle crimp connector. Full circle connectors will stay connected when tightening and aren't as likely to vibrate loose.

From the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-28-2006, 06:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 906
Posted By v8dave
Thumb What's local? In the West, I found the...

What's local? In the West, I found the following.

The $13,500 for the new ST3S is the going price almost anywhere. For that price you should be able to order your color choice. It should be...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-21-2006, 04:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,496
Posted By v8dave
While I believe 376C cards will work in a 276C,...

While I believe 376C cards will work in a 276C, I've got one of these (http://www.gpsdiscount.com/products/index.html?a=505) listed accessory Garmin cards in my 276C, works just fine. Check the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-10-2006, 07:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,749
Posted By v8dave
Match sticks

I don't have a Garmin with AA batteries. So, I don't know how their battery clips are configured. But a way I have fixed battery clips on a few other things is to take a wooden match, discard the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-26-2006, 10:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 635
Posted By v8dave
Not simply

I wouldn't advise just wiring a battery in as you ask about. While it does take more than 12 V to charge a "12v" battery I think 15V is too much. The 150 milliamp capacity of the adaptor you bought...
Forum: Road warriors 05-24-2006, 11:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,702
Posted By v8dave
Cool2 An answer

The style of eye glasses affects where and how the tears form. I remember from my early riding days, when I used no helmet and then an open face helmet, wearing several different style of...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-23-2006, 09:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,704
Posted By v8dave
276c

The Garmin 276C and 376C are Marine Chartplotters. Also, very popular with the Advrider community.

Good: Water proof, very visible in direct sunlight, useable with gloves on, can operate on...
Forum: Ride reports 05-22-2006, 09:30 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 42,437
Posted By v8dave
A few more to add to Bill the Duck's pix of...

A few more to add to Bill the Duck's pix of Coolidge Dam.

This dam is in the middle of the Apache Nation. In a darn near barren desert. It catches the river flow from upstream, way upstream,...
Forum: Ride reports 05-22-2006, 08:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,210
Posted By v8dave
Damn, I screwed up.

I can't believe it. I was raised in Contra Costa County (other end of the bridge from Alcatraz) and I never, ever, even once went to that area. Looks like I need to go back someday. Thanks for...
Forum: Equipment 05-21-2006, 10:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 628
Posted By v8dave
Thumb Etymotic ER-6i & Sure E2,3,4 at Apple Stores

As a perennial procastinator and because I wanted to see a pair in person first, I've never gotten around to ordering a pair of Etymotic ER-6i ear plug/phones. While at the Apple store in Tucson...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-21-2006, 07:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 939
Posted By v8dave
When I bought my 276C last December, I ordered...

When I bought my 276C last December, I ordered City Navagator. It runs just fine on the 276C. On City Navagator the whole map set loads into the computer at once and you have the whole North...
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