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Old 06-09-2008, 05:56 PM   #91
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Hi,

Sunday Fresno,CA paper has Walmart flyer listing these for $219,don't know if thats regional or national.

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Old 06-10-2008, 07:49 AM   #92
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Thank you Rwamf.

I found a nifty way to mount the GPS for the BMW, on CycleGaget.com. It turns out there is a special kit with a new bolt that allows you to match a RAM ball onto your triple clamp for a R1100 or R1150 RT.

I will use GPSBabel to convert my clubs existing tracks into *.usr files and we will see how that works for me on my DRZ.

My first trip with a GPS will be next week with a trip around Lake Superior. Hopefully the XOG lives up to it's potential!

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1. Don't know but check out the RAM MOUNT site as the have a motorcycle selector,
http://www.ram-mount.com/cataloglarge/RAMB252.jpg

2. You will not need Mapsource , unless you would like to organize your tracks into manageable files to use on the XOG, Use GpsBabel to convert the Garmin to "usr" and you should be good to go.
Remember that the XOG will hold 5 times the number of tracks as a Garmin, and at full resolution per track, and you can save AND LOAD them from the SD card,
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Old 06-10-2008, 07:55 AM   #93
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It looks like they rolled back the price to $219 at Walmart since it's listed for that price on walmart.com

However, I just bought one from newegg.com for $181.99 including UPS ground shipping. I've been deliberating between the XOG and the Magellan Crossover. I was won over to the XOG for creating and importing routes, text to speech and the MP3 player.

I'll be using it on my motorcycle (now I just need to buy the accessories to make it work well) and my wife will use it in her vehicle.

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Sunday Fresno,CA paper has Walmart flyer listing these for $219,don't know if thats regional or national.

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Old 06-10-2008, 09:33 AM   #94
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Newegg

Thanks for the tip. I just ordered mine from Newegg for the same price.

Quite a savings!
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Old 06-10-2008, 09:39 AM   #95
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I guess I should have waited 1 week. I paid $220 from Crutchfield.
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Old 06-10-2008, 07:29 PM   #96
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What do you do though? You know the price is going to go down eventually on anything technology related. It's just a matter of when and how much. The only reason I've waited this long is b/c I couldn't make a decision, otherwise I would have paid $240 for it.

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Old 06-14-2008, 12:41 PM   #97
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XOG ordered from Amazon today. Alaska trip in July, I'll report back after that.
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Old 06-17-2008, 02:16 AM   #98
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I just got mine from Tigergps.com. Downloaded the 1.7 firmware update and my MacBook can transfer to the SD just fine. Will play with it some more on my trip to DC this week. I really like how you can program the display fields and change their position.
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Old 06-17-2008, 11:06 AM   #99
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Question Need Help with transferred routes/tracks!

Got my XOG and love it so far, but I'm having trouble transferring routes from Garmin, Delorme, etc. I loaded GPS Babel and that's what I'm using to transfer files to the .usr format.

My issue is that when I load the route (Options\Transfer Data\Load filename.usr) I get an error screen that says "There is not enough data storage left for all the user data. Some data was not loaded".

When I check the Route via Destination option, the route is listed but incomplete. The load also adds about a hundred numbered waypoints in my address book which I surely don't want.

I've found no way to address the data error - I'm fairly certain this is user error somewhere in the process, but I'm stumped.

Any words of wisdom? Thoughts? Any and all would be appreciated.
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Old 06-17-2008, 11:22 AM   #100
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Got my XOG and love it so far, but I'm having trouble transferring routes from Garmin, Delorme, etc. I loaded GPS Babel and that's what I'm using to transfer files to the .usr format.

My issue is that when I load the route (Options\Transfer Data\Load filename.usr) I get an error screen that says "There is not enough data storage left for all the user data. Some data was not loaded".

When I check the Route via Destination option, the route is listed but incomplete. The load also adds about a hundred numbered waypoints in my address book which I surely don't want.

I've found no way to address the data error - I'm fairly certain this is user error somewhere in the process, but I'm stumped.

Any words of wisdom? Thoughts? Any and all would be appreciated.
It is probably taking the route and saving it as 1000000 way points, I don't mess with routes as they are best done in the XOG and you can route with waypoints in the unit and even auto sort, Now if you save your route as a GPS file in Delorme and then transfer it in GPS babel it will handle the track quite well.
Take a look at you address book I bet it is full of meaningless waypoints.
Just start working with tracks so much better in the long run. you can draw tracks in Garmin or in Delorme and in Delorme you can create a route and turn it into s GPS file. convert to USr and you will be good to go.
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Old 06-17-2008, 11:46 AM   #101
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Thanks, Robert. Looks like I'll definitely have to start working with tracks. I do alot of building routes (using the back roads from point A to B), and looks like I'll just have to start figuring out how to build the track.

Your experience and help on these units is much appreciated.
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Old 06-23-2008, 08:05 AM   #102
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Novice Xog data tansfer

I like my XOG. I would like to know if anyone has already build a novice guide in how to download GPS maps, convert them, and transfer them? My XOG manual doesn't say how to import maps...
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Old 06-23-2008, 08:13 AM   #103
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I like my XOG. I would like to know if anyone has already build a novice guide in how to download GPS maps, convert them, and transfer them? My XOG manual doesn't say how to import maps...
Having owned one a week now, I must say that Lowrance really needs to provide real documentation for this unit.

I think it has a great deal more capability than it gets credit for, but much of that extra capability, such as the ability to skin, is undocumented.

Why is Lowrance keeping its light under a barrel?
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Old 06-23-2008, 04:59 PM   #104
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http://www.gpsbabel.org/

download babel and use any GPS software you like.
i would go with mapsource being there is allot of help on the net
for that program. mapsource really is the default software here at ADV
but with babel you don't have to run a garmin to use it.


my big hint: when starting a track you often will run out of points and the XOG will start auto deleting your trail. it defaults to 2000 but you can run up to 9999 points in a track. when you start your ride goto trails and where it says 2000 just add two 9s ie... 200099. it will be to much and will fall back to 9999. that is enough for several hours of trail riding.




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Having owned one a week now, I must say that Lowrance really needs to provide real documentation for this unit.

I think it has a great deal more capability than it gets credit for, but much of that extra capability, such as the ability to skin, is undocumented.

Why is Lowrance keeping its light under a barrel?
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Old 07-08-2008, 07:07 PM   #105
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Does anyone use, or has anyone tried, the MB-32 motorcycle mount from Lowrance? I need to get a mount for and I'm thinking about the MB-32, but I don't want to waste my money so if it's not worth it I'll just go with the Ram Mount.
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