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Old 11-20-2013, 06:33 AM   #26971
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Two thing I have noticed on the bike that I had never noticed in the car.
One Bridgewater a lot of the times smells like grilled chicken.
Two the valley quite often smells like manure. (OK I've noticed this in the car too)
I wouldn't trade it for anything.
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Old 11-20-2013, 06:58 AM   #26972
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I agree 100%. "And that is a Norton" ... ......it is "Eyes of the world".....(Ya, Michhub)
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Well, it's kept me alive for 45 years of riding. At the risk of being ridiculed, I'll share that I approach riding like a video game in that I presume hidden dangers lurk everywhere and that everyone and everything is out to kill me, thus I have to work my way through a maze of skillfully laid out traps. Having to dedicate 100% concentration while riding is one of the aspects I enjoy most of the activity. And on the occasion where my mind attempts to multitask, a close call ensues. Call it my weakness if tempted, but probably not while trying to keep up.
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Old 11-20-2013, 07:52 AM   #26973
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... As far owning a GPS unit verses maps.. ...
My thinking is that one cannot replace the other. While related, they are separate tools. At the engineering level, a GPS provides the location of the receiver, and the modern units also contain maps and navigation algorithms. Having a map is one thing - and knowing where I am on the map is a great benefit. The navigation is useful, but I rarely count on it. I'm often taking a different route than what the algorithm suggests. I find the unit quite handy when I assemble a complex back road route on the computer and download it to my unit for navigation assistance - it frees me from watching for the "route 606" turn off that's hiding just under eight miles on the right. :-) I make it a point to study the map before embarking so I'm at least generally familiar with the area - I don't want to be completely hosed if the unit dies. In my experience, those who have had "nightmare" stories blamed on GPS units are those lacking map and navigation skills. Those who can navigate the "old-school" way can simply add the convenience without being reliant.
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Old 11-20-2013, 07:57 AM   #26974
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Old 11-20-2013, 08:48 AM   #26975
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Those who can navigate the "old-school" way can simply add the convenience without being reliant.

I've got this...

The sun always rises in the Southwest and sets in the Northeast...oh wait, maybe that's wrong...?



Oh, I've got it now...if you hold your watch towards the sun at the twelve-O-clock position you are always facing East. Wait, maybe that's North? Or was that a compass I was supposed to aim towards the sun...



Hmmm...































You're being pretty critical of a simple navigation tool. Thousands of people have successfully navigated millions of miles using one.
My guess now is, when maps became popular they were criticized by explorers as being a crutch.

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Old 11-20-2013, 08:55 AM   #26976
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Go to www.gpscity.com and create an account. they have great prices on GPS, RAM mounts, software (package deals with the GPS).



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Just to be clear I'm not really interested in the MP3 player, which as it turns out, the 390lm does not have anyway. It does have a lot of other useful features though.

390lm specs

If anything, I'd be more interested in the Bluetooth for use in my truck with my phone.

As far owning a GPS unit verses maps...I use mine all the time for the speedometer feature, trip odometer, fuel minder(on the ZUMO), etc. Haven't looked at the speedometer on the XR in four years!

I've been going to a lot of places I'm not too familiar with so plugging in an address and hitting "go" is just soooo nice.



Mike, I remember Colebatch mentioning he had all that on his card. He is who got me looking at the Montana in the first place. I'm hoping to see Black Friday and or Cyber Monday sales include GPS units.
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Old 11-20-2013, 09:09 AM   #26977
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GPS City also has an ADVRider discount
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=881762

I wouldn't go on any trip without my GPS. I wouldn't tell others what to do either. Can't we all just get along
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Old 11-20-2013, 09:16 AM   #26978
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I wish I'd know about the discount. I've spent well over a grand there!
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Old 11-20-2013, 09:22 AM   #26979
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GPS? We don't need no stinkin' GPSs.

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Old 11-20-2013, 09:33 AM   #26980
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Old 11-20-2013, 09:42 AM   #26981
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that 390lm is calling my name. damn thing picks twisty road routes!!! Though... I will always bring my sextant as a backup.
mp3 player would be wasted on me... Tried it a couple times, too much distraction.

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Old 11-20-2013, 09:50 AM   #26982
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Will the 390 allow one to avoid state highways like one can avoid interstates onthe NUVIs? It would be cool to be able to avoid all roads except gravel.
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Old 11-20-2013, 10:02 AM   #26983
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It will allow you to "Avoid highways" but typically in my experience that means just interstates. There is likely a "scootering" mode like on my Nuvi 500 that puts you on the smallest low speed routes.
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Old 11-20-2013, 10:06 AM   #26984
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It will allow you to "Avoid highways" but typically in my experience that means just interstates. There is likely a "scootering" mode like on my Nuvi 500 that puts you on the smallest low speed routes.
I to have the NUVI 500. It is limited but works. I noticed in Basecamp there are more selections when making a route. I wonder which GPS uses them all. Only the $$$$ units.
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Old 11-20-2013, 10:09 AM   #26985
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I wish I'd know about the discount. I've spent well over a grand there!
The discount only applies to things like mounts and accessories, no GPS units.

I'm thinking of buying the actual unit at REI as I am a member and I'll get back 10% in the form of a dividend check early next year. Plus, they are only 1 penny more than GPS city.
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