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Forum: Parallel Universe 06-10-2012, 08:53 PM
Replies: 7,765
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Posted By randman59
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Forum: Equipment 06-10-2012, 05:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 592
Posted By randman59
Zumo 660 and Backroad Mapbook GPS maps

Anyone else using this combination? I purchased the backroad British Columbia map from them and it works fine zooming up to 80m, any closer than that it shuts down the Zumo. I have done the master...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-12-2012, 06:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 759
Posted By randman59
Yup, running v.4.50 Randy

Yup, running v.4.50

Randy
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-11-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 759
Posted By randman59
Zumo 660 and Backroadmapbook map error

I recently bought the backroadmapbook gps BC map on microSD and installed in my Garmin Zumo 660. The 660 has never had problems to this point. When I start to zoom in, the 660 shuts down and...
Forum: Ride reports 06-30-2011, 03:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 433
Posted By randman59
9 Provinces, 10 states, 13,300 kilometres

Just got back from a 1 month excursion from Victoria, British Columbia to Cape Brenton, Nova Scotia and back. 2008 F650GS twin (mine) 2009 F650GS twin and a 2010 Triumph Street Triple. All ran fine...
Forum: Americas 06-09-2011, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 588
Posted By randman59
Thanks, we went to Sault St Marie and loved the...

Thanks, we went to Sault St Marie and loved the road from Wawa to Sault. We are headed over and down to Algonquin park next.....
Forum: Americas 06-08-2011, 09:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 588
Posted By randman59
Highway 11 or Sault St Marie from Thunder Bay

Hey Inmates, we are in Thunder bay and trying to decide how to get to Ottawa. The fastest route is preferred, should we take the northern route (highway 11) or head south to Sault St Marie? Left...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-13-2011, 05:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,567
Posted By randman59
Yes, I believe I am using the correct wires, not...

Yes, I believe I am using the correct wires, not the speed pulse wire. The GPS was previously hooked directly to the battery and worked fine, with the exception of having to manually turn it on/off....
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-12-2011, 08:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,813
Posted By randman59
No mention of the BMW lexan unit. I just bought...

No mention of the BMW lexan unit. I just bought it, about $100 and it install really easy. The lexan plate pops off for easy cleaning. Is there something wrong with the BMW unit I am not aware of?...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-12-2011, 08:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,567
Posted By randman59
F650/800GS GPS Connector Voltage

I decided to put my Zumo 660 on a switched power source. After buying the BMW 3 wire GPS connector ($20.00) I connected it to my GPS and added a 1" voltmeter. Works great, gps turn on with the key,...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-13-2011, 07:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,111
Posted By randman59
If by reset you mean starting the unit with you...

If by reset you mean starting the unit with you finder on the bottom right corner of the screen, I have done that 4 times now with no luck. I have deleted the Scala from my audio connections and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-12-2008, 01:08 PM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,365,295
Posted By randman59
Apparently so. Unlike the 1200 where the spokes...

Apparently so. Unlike the 1200 where the spokes attach to the outside of the rim, the 800 required tubes. Pain in the ass to fix in the middle of no where.

I should clarify, I don't care if...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-12-2008, 12:30 PM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,365,295
Posted By randman59
I am riding the '08 F650GS and love it. I...

I am riding the '08 F650GS and love it. I struggled with waiting and getting the F800GS, but at $3000 cheaper the 650 is a screaming bargain. Realistically, this bike will see gravel roads (gs =...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2008, 04:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,866
Posted By randman59
Personally, either the SIDI SYMPATEX OR THE BMW...

Personally, either the SIDI SYMPATEX OR THE BMW GORE TEX. I went with the BMW Santiago because I couldn't find the SIDI locally. The Santiago's are very comfortable and have a great deal of...
Forum: Equipment 07-28-2008, 04:36 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 13,583
Posted By randman59
My vote is for the Joe Rocket Alter Ego. It has...

My vote is for the Joe Rocket Alter Ego. It has removeable panels that expose mesh for cooling. Panels come off the front - back - arms for exteme cooling and leave all the sliding bits intact. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2008, 09:31 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 32,923
Posted By randman59
They came standard on my '08 F650GS. So far only...

They came standard on my '08 F650GS. So far only used them on the road and seem to be very forgiving and reliable.
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