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Old 12-20-2013, 04:48 PM   #9256
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I have started doing all my routes in Google Earth and then transferring them into base camp and on to my gps. Best way to do it I have found.
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Old 12-20-2013, 05:41 PM   #9257
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I know I'm going to catch some grief here but I need to ask the great GPS Guru a Basecamp question.

How do I turn a route into a track? If that is possible.

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Read the fucking manual!

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Old 12-20-2013, 06:05 PM   #9258
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i do the same 008

that's what I do also. sometimes the road and the gps are off slightly but generally its spot on. I just can't read the gps without reader glasses and glasses distort everything else so I don't wear them in my crash helmut-sucks to get old. good thing my wonker is huge or I'd have a hard time with that-oh, wait, that's my leg not my wonker
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Old 12-20-2013, 06:12 PM   #9259
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While we're at it which adhesive is the most waterproof for glueing my GPS back together?

Hi Monte! Ready for some desert riding yet?

-dod

Slowly getting the klr repaired-sent the top end of for a the 688 upgrade
Also noticed a sizable oil leak and its coming from the middle case gasket so dillion gets to spit the cases for that and while there going to do new bearings and shit

also, when pulled engine the lower rear engine mount is cracked and that needs to be welded back up.

I'll have a brand new "used" klr when its all done.
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Old 12-20-2013, 06:16 PM   #9260
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I Still havent found the plug in on my sextant. Is there a class for that?


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Old 12-20-2013, 06:32 PM   #9261
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one more thing. I am going to leave my klr piston at dillons. first of all pick the damn thing up, its fricken heavy

and second wait till you see the buildup on the piston-its epic, the valves looked similar. can't believe it could run.

I think I just found 20 horsepower that was lacking out of the stock 34

wheelies man, wheelies
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Old 12-20-2013, 06:44 PM   #9262
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I know I'm going to catch some grief here but I need to ask the great GPS Guru a Basecamp question.

How do I turn a route into a track? If that is possible.

Thanks,
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I have a "converter" to change tracks to routes and vice versa. Not sure if thats the only way. If you dont get a better answer let me know and ill look at my laptop and tell you what its called.
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Old 12-20-2013, 07:15 PM   #9263
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Read the fucking manual!

I deserved that.

The manual sux.

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Old 12-20-2013, 07:18 PM   #9264
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one more thing. I am going to leave my klr piston at dillons. first of all pick the damn thing up, its fricken heavy

and second wait till you see the buildup on the piston-its epic, the valves looked similar. can't believe it could run.

I think I just found 20 horsepower that was lacking out of the stock 34

wheelies man, wheelies
I'm gonna need to add nitrous to the XR to keep up.


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Old 12-20-2013, 08:10 PM   #9265
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can anybody tell me,,, is it just laziness that we are putting so much into a bike gps? i mean 99.8% of my riding thus far has been paper map and seat of the pants. i've been some places and seen some things old school style.
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Old 12-20-2013, 09:12 PM   #9266
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can anybody tell me,,, is it just laziness that we are putting so much into a bike gps? i mean 99.8% of my riding thus far has been paper map and seat of the pants. i've been some places and seen some things old school style.
How dare you insinuate that I am lazy! I am NOT lazy, I am stupid!!! I have tried paper maps and they are hard and uncooperative. No mater how much I tap them they never zoom in. They never auto rotate when I take corners. Worst of all they never tell me "re-calculating" in a soft sexy voice when I miss a turn.
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Old 12-21-2013, 06:09 AM   #9267
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i forgot about that soft sexy voice,,,, ok i'm in


i grew up with map and compass orienteering. pretty much all of my outdoor'ness has been with paper and i've been some crazy places and back, so i guess its mostly just a comfort zone, i did get my self a cheap nuvi to stick on the bike, just to show my position on a map. it works pretty well for that, though i agree the topo map overlays are simply too cluttered and its hard to see the trail, unlike the laptop i used to use in the truck, that was clear and easy to see.
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Old 12-21-2013, 08:26 AM   #9268
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GPS is just a tool. A very powerful navigation tool. It does what you want with it. It's never taken the "adventure" out of my backcountry exploits. It allows me to navigate more quickly so I get more "adventuring" in a given amount of time.

We all know Garmin's manuals are junk. I won't criticize someone for not understanding their GPS from not reading their manuals.

I too am in the camp of if you understand navigating, e.g. map and compass, then understanding the GPS just comes along for the ride. Sure, someone ignorant in navigational skills can use a GPS but they'll never really "get it" until they learn how to navigate. The GPS is just a tool. The knowledge isn't so much in how to use a hammer when you're trying to build a house.



A couple of notes about smart phones for navigating. If they aren't ruggedized, setup to operate from vehicle power (not from a USB connector!) and truly daylight readable, then what's the point? Daylight readability generally costs gobs of power so you aren't likely to see that in many devices intended to spend most of their life on an internal battery.

And you may find using a smart phone on your vehicle, even if just as a GPS, illegal in places....
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Old 12-21-2013, 08:54 AM   #9269
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GPS is just a tool. A very powerful navigation tool. It does what you want with it. It's never taken the "adventure" out of my backcountry exploits...

A couple of notes about smart phones for navigating. If they aren't ruggedized, setup to operate from vehicle power (not from a USB connector!) and truly daylight readable, then what's the point? Daylight readability generally costs gobs of power so you aren't likely to see that in many devices intended to spend most of their life on an internal battery...
Couldn't agree more with your first statement. If it helps someone get the hell off their couch and on the trail with more confidence in their sense of directions then its doing its job. There is some irony that I am sitting on the couch typing this :-o

As for the display and power on a smart phone, I run my display at 100% bright, GPS, Bluetooth streaming and cellular on from sun up to sun down pushing 2.amps via the USB port and have no issues. Daylight viewing has improved a lot on the new phones. Manufactures used to, and still do inhibit phones ability of displaying at it's true full brightness potential. The reason being that it improves their published spec for battery life. Now that battery life on phones has improved manufactures are increasing the brightness of the screen, but there is still adjustments that can be done by the end user... Samsung has done a very good job at making these settings user definable. If you at are running one of the Sammy galaxy phones, try disabling auto adjust screen tone settings. I think you will find out helps in daylight, bit does impact battery life when not on a charger.


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Old 12-21-2013, 12:37 PM   #9270
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the part about a readable screen and power consumption, thats why i'm holding out for the earl. E ink is awesome in any condition, and uses almost nothing for power, sure its black and white, but i dont need a color screen for gps
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