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Forum: Equipment 06-29-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,044
Posted By Bill Murray
Best advice I can offer is to think about how you...

Best advice I can offer is to think about how you want to use your headset, and how many devices you have that you want to tie together. Also look at what system your riding buddies are using....
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-16-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,200
Posted By Bill Murray
This is simply a brainstorming idea -- I have not...

This is simply a brainstorming idea -- I have not tried this. Have you considered seeking several volunteers to act as "ride mentors" for those who are struggling to gain confidence with maintaining...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-15-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 2,879
Views: 406,031
Posted By Bill Murray
Interesting. I initially tried using a 64Gb card...

Interesting. I initially tried using a 64Gb card in my Nav V. The Nav V would not "play nice" with BaseCamp (was initially visible in BaseCamp and Windows, then later became invisible to both). I...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-09-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 1,193
Views: 200,419
Posted By Bill Murray
It depends on the type of riding you want to do....

It depends on the type of riding you want to do. The 2015 RT is a great all-round do-everything-well bike, and it is much more comfortable (for me). I am still very satisfied with its performance,...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-09-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 1,193
Views: 200,419
Posted By Bill Murray
Well, I really had not given that much thought...

Well, I really had not given that much thought yet. The dealer loaned me a new GS while my RT was getting it's 600 mile service. From what I remember, the S1000XR's handling seemed very similar to...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-08-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 1,193
Views: 200,419
Posted By Bill Murray
On Saturday, I picked up my S1000XR. I think this...

On Saturday, I picked up my S1000XR. I think this was the first one sold in my state (North Carolina). I pre-ordered the white model with the touring and dynamic packages. I received the top case...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-02-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 1,193
Views: 200,419
Posted By Bill Murray
I also pre-ordered a white S1000XR a few months...

I also pre-ordered a white S1000XR a few months ago. I received a call from my dealer last Saturday, and he sent me the build sheet for a red and a white. He wanted me to confirm my preference for...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-20-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 1,193
Views: 200,419
Posted By Bill Murray
I have had a deposit on a S1000XR for several...

I have had a deposit on a S1000XR for several months. I received a call from my dealer today. He had just been called by the distributor, who told him the bikes are on the way. The dealer said the...
Forum: Road Warriors 02-23-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 1,193
Views: 200,419
Posted By Bill Murray
Perhaps not the most comprehensive video ever...

Perhaps not the most comprehensive video ever made, but still wonderful to see by those of us who are anxious for these bikes to arrive at our dealers. No, you did not miss anything exciting after...
Forum: Equipment 02-20-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,002
Posted By Bill Murray
A great suggestion! Why didn't I think of that?...

A great suggestion! Why didn't I think of that? :doh
Forum: Road Warriors 01-31-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 1,193
Views: 200,419
Posted By Bill Murray
I think that you called it right. I have...

I think that you called it right.

I have been riding a R12GSA for five years, and other than a couple of dirt roads and one off-road jaunt, mine has basically been a road warrior. I have learned...
Forum: Road Warriors 01-31-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 1,193
Views: 200,419
Posted By Bill Murray
I am with you! I have already sent a deposit to...

I am with you! I have already sent a deposit to my dealer. First in line when this model comes in. Now the long wait until May/June.
Forum: Road Warriors 01-31-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 1,193
Views: 200,419
Posted By Bill Murray
I feel certain the GPS is integrated with the...

I feel certain the GPS is integrated with the bike. From the photos that were posted, the Nav V is mounted above the instrument panel, without the BMW four button mount. And the control wheel is...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 08-03-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,253
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: Mapping & Navigation 07-09-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,386
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: Mapping & Navigation 07-04-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 27,124
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: Mapping & Navigation 07-04-2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,274
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: 6,028
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: Mapping & Navigation 07-03-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 867
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: Mapping & Navigation 07-03-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 12,095
Views: 1,605,369
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: Mapping & Navigation 07-03-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 27,124
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: Mapping & Navigation 07-01-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 27,124
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: Mapping & Navigation 07-01-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 27,124
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: Mapping & Navigation 07-01-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 27,124
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: Mapping & Navigation 07-01-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 27,124
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: 108
Views: 58,637
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: 108
Views: 58,637
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: Mapping & Navigation 06-09-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 945
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: Mapping & Navigation 05-24-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 12,095
Views: 1,605,369
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: Mapping & Navigation 05-10-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,141
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: 8,586
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: Mapping & Navigation 02-14-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 12,095
Views: 1,605,369
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: Mapping & Navigation 02-03-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 38,073
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: Mapping & Navigation 02-03-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 12,095
Views: 1,605,369
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: 9,508
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: Mapping & Navigation 12-20-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 12,095
Views: 1,605,369
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: Mapping & Navigation 12-17-2012, 07:36 PM
Replies: 12,095
Views: 1,605,369
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: 1,115
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: Mapping & Navigation 12-01-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 12,095
Views: 1,605,369
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: 4,667
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...
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