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Old 06-20-2012, 07:04 PM   #5446
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Hey Garth, sounds like you are having way too much fun.!!
Are the stores open 24 hours, to coincide with the day light hours?
No but the locals party all night. There was a drag race between a quad and a small mx bike at 3am. Quite the place but very modern and nice.
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Old 06-20-2012, 07:49 PM   #5447
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Come for a ride!

I posted this in the Winnipeg forum, but hey, if anybody else wants to meet us in kenora, feel free!

To everybody in the winnipeg area (including you, boscat!):

JohnFry and I are planning a ride to Kenora on saturday (june 23rd)
We will be meeting at Deacon's corner at 10:00 (leaving around 10:30 for any latecomers)
The plan is just to ride to Kenora, have some food there, boot around ontario then head back that same day.

PM me if you plan on coming, so when the time comes to leave, if you're running a little late we know to wait for you. Also PM me if you need to my phone number.

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Old 06-26-2012, 08:07 PM   #5448
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GPS recommendations?

Hi all.
This maybe a loaded question but I'm looking for thoughts regarding a good GPS for my DR650. I have a Garmin Nuvi, (one of the cheaper models- was a present from one of my daughters a few years back) for the car that seems to do what I need but it's not really suited for bike use. I heard a few of you talking about units at the NOFAR Icebreaker and I've tried to search this thread but I didn't get far. I'd appreciate any feedback.
RE the DR- I'm still enjoying this bike. I've got an 18L IMS tank coming and I'm working on enlarging my tool carrying capacity, (larger tube). I've done a couple of 300K rides and I can say that the factory gel seat is starting be a pain in the butt at that time/mileage so perhaps I'll be upgrading in that department at some point as well. I'm hoping to get some longer touring in over the summer but the vintage club events keep me busy.
June 14-17 had wife, dog and I down to Paris for our national rally via the Guzzi rig. Three hundred miles each way plus the two hour ferry ride. The rally was very well attended and as always- lots of cool bikes to see. Different for me this year as I wasn't looking for any parts or projects at the flea market. I did purchase Paddy Tyson's book from the MOJO mag folks and although I'm only a few chapters in, I'd recommend it to any of you who enjoy motorcycle touring tales.



Do you think the little guy wants to come along? Guzzi's attract some attention. Sidecar rigs attract a little more. Add the dog and we're celebrities! Well, the dog is anyways...

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Old 06-26-2012, 08:41 PM   #5449
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The two guys I rode the Dacre rally with needed gps's and I suggested GPS map 76 csx. Gpscity.CA had them on sale for about 200. They aren't the fanciest but are dead reliable, have a color screen, sd card and track so are a great off road GPS.

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Old 06-26-2012, 10:03 PM   #5450
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I use a Zumo 660, it's the total package. Not cheap, but very reliable. I got mine through Prairie Geomatics.
Check with the Pifflemaster, I believe he uses the same unit.
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Old 06-27-2012, 12:15 AM   #5451
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If I was replacing mine , it would be with this:

http://www.gpscentral.ca/products/garmin/gpsmap-62.html

I have a 60 right now.

Ot this, just because it also accepts SD cards:

http://www.gpscentral.ca/products/garmin/gpsmap-78.html
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Old 06-27-2012, 06:04 AM   #5452
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If I was replacing mine , it would be with this:

http://www.gpscentral.ca/products/garmin/gpsmap-62.html

I have a 60 right now.

Ot this, just because it also accepts SD cards:

http://www.gpscentral.ca/products/garmin/gpsmap-78.html
I've got the 62s and am happy with it. (it takes an SD card as well)
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Old 06-27-2012, 07:01 AM   #5453
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If your vision is not like it was in your younger days, Big Screens and Blue Tooth are a nice option to have..... that "irritating bitch" telling you to perform U turn now and Recalculating can be handy at times.
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:03 AM   #5454
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Also have a look at the Garmin Montana.
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:08 AM   #5455
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I've got the very cheapest NUVI. My mount is the same ball I stick to the windshield of the truck. The whole thing is less than 100$. If it rains, it goes in a zip-lock, or my tank bag. It works great! Just not for off road. Enter an address, and off I go. Helps me find my way back to the hotel. Headed out riding today. No idea where I'll end up.
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:12 AM   #5456
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Beware a lot of these new models especially some of the smaller touch screens are not very durable. Some don't have tracking which is important if your exploring and some you aren't able to turn off auto routing. This really sucks if you need to follow a preset route.
Touch screens are hard to use with gloves on and some of the small button units are also hard to use with gloves on while riding.

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Old 06-27-2012, 08:38 AM   #5457
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Ron, Nanabijou and anyone else...are you up to finishing the last ride. Sunday maybe. See if we can get a mechanic to ride with us...I know one

Oh yeah, I'm home now. I'll be posting some random photos now and then as I get them sorted out. Over 3 thousand photos
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Old 06-27-2012, 02:50 PM   #5458
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Ron, Nanabijou and anyone else...are you up to finishing the last ride. Sunday maybe. See if we can get a mechanic to ride with us...I know one

Oh yeah, I'm home now. I'll be posting some random photos now and then as I get them sorted out. Over 3 thousand photos
Rob - are you forgetting Canada Day?!??! You WILL be attending...right :) Good to hear that you are back safe. Quite a remarkable and memorable trip I'm sure!

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Old 06-27-2012, 04:08 PM   #5459
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Rob - are you forgetting Canada Day?!??! You WILL be attending...right :) Good to hear that you are back safe. Quite a remarkable and memorable trip I'm sure!

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Old 06-27-2012, 07:31 PM   #5460
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Beware a lot of these new models especially some of the smaller touch screens are not very durable. Some don't have tracking which is important if your exploring and some you aren't able to turn off auto routing. This really sucks if you need to follow a preset route.
Touch screens are hard to use with gloves on and some of the small button units are also hard to use with gloves on while riding.
Thanks to all of you for the info. That's exactly what I was hoping for. Now I've got a few models to check out and compare with some real life experiences to consider.

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