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Old 02-22-2013, 10:30 AM   #16
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I presume with reasonable probability that the numerous reports I have been reading about the 62s,sc,stc series repeatedly "losing tracks" at random , with no solution found,

I prefer the configuration of the 60 / 62 over the seaworthy 76 / 78

the good 'ol paper roll chart and odometer is hard to beat, GPS is cool but it is a costly PITA for what you get [/cynical rant]
1) I am not aware of any 1st hand reports of this?

2) Most people think this but I have NEVER seen one report of a 76-78 user ever complaining. Once you ride with one you see there is no problem. You don't look at GPS while puching buttons unless you like crashing. Also the buttons on 76 are much easier to feel & use with gloves on than 60. The 60 has a few problems, 76 none, 62 has no 12V (deal breaker), that leaves 78 at only $200 as the new choice.

3) In the big picture of motorcycle operation cost, $200 is not a big ticket item amertized over 3-5 years. Roll chart is great and has lots of information all riders should be reading but for Navagaton, GPS is like autopilot.
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:44 AM   #17
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1) I am not aware of any 1st hand reports of this?

2) Most people think this but I have NEVER seen one report of a 76-78 user ever complaining. Once you ride with one you see there is no problem. You don't look at GPS while puching buttons unless you like crashing. Also the buttons on 76 are much easier to feel & use with gloves on than 60. The 60 has a few problems, 76 none, 62 has no 12V (deal breaker), that leaves 78 at only $200 as the new choice.

3) In the big picture of motorcycle operation cost, $200 is not a big ticket item amertized over 3-5 years. Roll chart is great and has lots of information all riders should be reading but for Navagaton, GPS is like autopilot.
I know you are right Jerry
78 is the best choice
and GPS is great , ve have been in so many arguments on the trail about where we actually are on the map and the GPS ends all arguments

but I also ride solo a lot and on the 950 so I am also looking into the 478/378/376c/276c types , can they take a dual sport download just fine ?

will you always be issuing roll charts ?
or are you trying to get away from them
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Old 02-22-2013, 02:27 PM   #18
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I also ride solo a lot and on the 950 so I am also looking into the 478/378/376c/276c types , can they take a dual sport download just fine ?

will you always be issuing roll charts ? or are you trying to get away from them
Riding a 950 and worried about GPS cost?

They have a big following but I think they may be a little limited on track download, check specs.

I think the Montana is the choice for Adv riding and your car and will also do Dual Sport fine, just a little big for some guys on small dirt bikes, but several are using them.

I have to have roll charts for 20-30% of new riders at big rides who have not popped for GPS. Last two rides, no one even put their roll chart in. I don't like that because there is information on roll chart that you can't put in GPS and no one ever reads my instructions.
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Old 11-01-2013, 12:25 PM   #19
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For the garmin 62 series... can a route be sent to the device?
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Old 11-01-2013, 05:51 PM   #20
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For the garmin 62 series... can a route be sent to the device?
62 is a non-starter it doesn't have a 12V power input.

78 accepts routes however if you are into routing (not following Tracks) you would probably be happier with more of a street unit or Montana.
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Old 11-02-2013, 08:05 AM   #21
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For the garmin 62 series... can a route be sent to the device?
Yes.
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Old 11-04-2013, 04:24 AM   #22
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One more vote for a 78s. I really do think it is a hidden gem for dual sport gps. I went through several units including a 276C. Settled back on the 78s.

More points for the 78s that might not have been mentioned already:

-You can find them on eBay for ~$150.

-If it gets destroyed, send it back to Garmin and they will repair it for $110. (Had to do that already)

-it floats (Yep, did that also)

-removable memory is cheap. Put a big card in it and carry all the maps you want.

-I have read that due to the different antenna it has to be in a certain position to track efficiently. I hiked up pikes peak with the thing in the bottom of my pack and it recorded perfectly. I've carried it in all kinds of configurations and have not had a problem with reception.

If I had plenty of money I'd probably get one of the big touch screen garmins, but I don't so this is what I settled on. It has worked perfectly for my needs.
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Old 11-10-2013, 12:44 AM   #23
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62s

My 62S runs from my bike's battery via the USB connection. It has survived 3 crashes and still works 100% after 3 years. It did better than me ( broken leg and 5 ribs). Bad luck runs in threes right?

If the AA batteries move, use a foam ear plug to squash then into place!

I went from an Etrex legend to the 62S . I am happy with it.
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Old 11-10-2013, 11:27 AM   #24
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My 62S runs from my bike's battery via the USB connection.
The 62 will NOT run off a 12V battery. I assume you are using a 12V to 3V power supply to run it. Do not ever use this seteup in the rain, if the input shorts to the output it will fry your 62. Also the desk top design USB connector will eventually fail due to vibration. Hrs of vibration is the issue, not age or # of shock inputs.
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Old 11-17-2013, 01:01 AM   #25
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Yep the 12 V is stepped down to ?3V.
I must be lucky so far with rain and vibration.
The 62s is on a ram mount sitting behind a screen. Mine is 2 years old and 15km off road use.

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Old 11-17-2013, 06:07 AM   #26
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Yep the 12 V is stepped down to ?3V.
USB power is 5V, not 3V.
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