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Old 12-02-2012, 06:34 AM   #14611
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After needing a tube two times now I decided to try and come up with a spot
it would always be on the bike for those non bag rides. Bought a fender tube
bag and after holding it all over the place this made the best sense for easy
removal and not in the way of anything else. Cut the little hooks off so they
wouldn't vibrate on the cover.


Tucked it inside the Altrider side guards running the strap so it won't blow
back. The other pipe angle should keep it from coming forward.


Then Christmas came early and a Zumo 660 was on my porch. I hard wired
the mount. In the past I've always used the power outlets. The last couple
rides kinda did my Garmin 276c mount in. Also where the power cord went
into the GPS wouldn't stay in anymore. Rubber bands and tape got it out
of Baja. Anyway, this new unit plays music too so I can get rid of the i-pod
and it's charging cord as well.

My other motivation was the 276c never worked over the border. I had bought
Garmin's Mexico map set and it was useless on a Copper Canyon ride.

The mount feels solid. Still, I think in the future if it's bad off road I'll put
the unit in the tank bag until it's over.




You can plug audio into the unit or it had cords on the hardwire for headphones
and computor connections. I just ran a headphone jack here too.



I had an assortment of zip ties out while routing wires. My grandaughter always
loves to be involved and was quietly so busy on the other side of the bike.
When finished I noticed this......
Pluric, how do you like that Garmin Zumo compared to the 276C
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:48 AM   #14612
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Pluric, how do you like that Garmin Zumo compared to the 276C
You will have to give a few minutes with it. I took it out of the box,
mounted it and played with it for a couple minutes on the bike.
I don't know screen options, how the music works or much about it.

Reviews seemed good and it's suppose to be motorcycle and
glove friendly.

Kinda pricey compared to what you can get other systems for.
Nothing but the best for my baby.
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:21 AM   #14613
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Pluric, how do you like that Garmin Zumo compared to the 276C
Here is a little size comparison. My original GPS V, a Street Pilot, the 276c
and the new Zumo 660 in front. It's a skinny little thing compared to the others.



Just playing with it it's way more intuitive on entry items.
After about three letters it already has options for me
to just touch and load. Big letters easy to see. Kinda weird
you have to go between screens for more letters because
of the size. Just a little something to get used to. People who
text a lot will love it. I don't text much so little slow for me.
So were my other Garmins to type into.

I like it's suppose to be pre-loaded with North America detail
maps. Meaning you can type an address or search for about
anything in detail. My old ones needed detailed areas uploaded
from a computer. Sometimes taking two memory cards for a trip
into high population areas.

I'm actually the last person who should be giving an opinion on one of these.
I don't know how to track, upload pre-determined routes or half the crap
these will do. I just like knowing how far to go, arrival time, and something
to glance down at on a long straight away. It's the ultimate backseat driver
because you can shut it off.
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:51 AM   #14614
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Originally Posted by pluric View Post
Here is a little size comparison. My original GPS V, a Street Pilot, the 276c
and the new Zumo 660 in front. It's a skinny little thing compared to the others.


Just playing with it it's way more intuitive on entry items.
After about three letters it already has options for me
to just touch and load. Big letters easy to see. Kinda weird
you have to go between screens for more letters because
of the size. Just a little something to get used to. People who
text a lot will love it. I don't text much so little slow for me.
So were my other Garmins to type into.

I like it's suppose to be pre-loaded with North America detail
maps. Meaning you can type an address or search for about
anything in detail. My old ones needed detailed areas uploaded
from a computer. Sometimes taking two memory cards for a trip
into high population areas.

I'm actually the last person who should be giving an opinion on one of these.
I don't know how to track, upload pre-determined routes or half the crap
these will do. I just like knowing how far to go, arrival time, and something
to glance down at on a long straight away. It's the ultimate backseat driver
because you can shut it off.
Thanks Pluric...I was really disappointed with Garmin when they discontinued the [X]76C series.
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:16 AM   #14615
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Thanks Pluric...I was really disappointed with Garmin when they discontinued the [X]76C series.
I was disappointed when their own web site said the 276c was compatable
with Mexico mapping. Bought the unit based on that and it was useless.

As you see I have forgiven them and came crawling back. Reminds me of
my in-laws kept buying the same model of car that gave them fits. When he came
home with another one I just said "You sure showed them for building a crap car".
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:24 AM   #14616
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I was disappointed when their own web site said the 276c was compatable
with Mexico mapping. Bought the unit based on that and it was useless.

As you see I have forgiven them and came crawling back. Reminds me of
my in-laws kept buying the same model of car that gave them fits. When he came
home with another one I just said "You sure showed them for building a crap car".
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:41 AM   #14617
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I stopped at the Iron Pony store in Columbus last night and they have a mate black S 10 on the floor. I really like the look in that color and have been thinking about selling my 2007 KTM adventure for the Yamaha. I wanted to see if anyone has had a KTM and a S 10 and can provide pros and cons of the Yamaha over they KTM.
I find my riding is 100 % on the road and dirt roads, not getting off on trails so I want to get a bike that is more touring oriented. I want cruise control, good wind protection with out buffeting, good ride on rough and bad roads.
I enjoy a bike with good power and do not want to get anything with less power then the KTM.
How much do engine mods wake up the S10?
I would go with a slip on or full system, not sure if a ECU reflash is needed or are you guys going with a Power commander with auto tune? I see some are doing a clutch mod to improve power in lower gears?

I looked at BMW's, Triumph's, and Multi Strada. I just have had my share of European bikes poor dealer net works and want to go shaft drive this time so the S 10 is top on the list. Like the new FJR but the up right seating of the S10 is more my style.
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:24 PM   #14618
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I'm in Columbus (on the opposite side of town from iron pony though) and you can ride my s10 sometime if you like. I checked out that matte one at the Pony last week, that thing looks sweet!

Start with the clutch switch mod, and then work on the windshield. For cruise control, a throttle lock is easily added, while electronic cruise control is very doable, but more work/money.

Then revisit the engine work, if the clutch switch mod isn't cutting it for you, get the ECM flashed.
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:32 PM   #14619
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Had a new 06 KTM 950 Adv S.

Great bike. Big Grin Factor in the dirt. Not so great on the road. Carburated model and didn't run great at higher elevations compared to a FI bike. Wind management was terrible. Was always worried about reliability. But it was ok till I sold it to get an 08 BMW GS12 which was also a great bike but always worried about reliability and recalls and Dealer BS about voiding warranty doing my own maintenance. Kept that one 4 years till I got the S10. Believe it or not I like the Yamaha best of all. It does everything well and the TC and ABS and suspension work better than on the Beamer. Its going to be heavier than the Katoom for sure but I hope to ride it not carry it. You won't be disappointed.
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:02 AM   #14620
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Just playing with it it's way more intuitive on entry items.
After about three letters it already has options for me
to just touch and load. Big letters easy to see. Kinda weird
you have to go between screens for more letters because
of the size. Just a little something to get used to. People who
text a lot will love it. I don't text much so little slow for me.
So were my other Garmins to type into.
The Zumo is actually quite clever when you get used to it (if a bit slow to recalculate or figure out you have taken the wrong turning). My unit, and I guess yours too, came with a car window mount. When and if you use it in a car, it detects the change in mount and the letters change to smaller a QWERTY keyboard. The big letters are designed so that you can still type with gloves on. The good news is that it is changeable to QWERTY when in motorcycle mode through Tools > Settings > System

The bad news is that the manual is completely crap and tells you very little of the units capabilities.

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Old 12-03-2012, 07:07 AM   #14621
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The Zumo is actually quite clever when you get used to it (if a bit slow to recalculate or figure out you have taken the wrong turning). My unit, and I guess yours too, came with a car window mount. When and if you use it in a car, it detects the change in mount and the letters change to smaller a QWERTY keyboard. The big letters are designed so that you can still type with gloves on. The good news is that it is changeable to QWERTY when in motorcycle mode through Tools > Settings > System

The bad news is that the manual is completely crap and tells you very little of the units capabilities.

I did not know that. I've only played with it on the bike and sitting on the couch.
You're right about the manual. Just one of the those quick start fold outs.
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:24 AM   #14622
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Bigger 550 manual here in the discontinued part of Garmin support.

Almost as bad.

http://static.garmincdn.com/pumac/1369_OwnersManual.pdf
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:29 AM   #14623
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Bigger 550 manual here in the discontinued part of Garmin support.

Almost as bad.

http://static.garmincdn.com/pumac/1369_OwnersManual.pdf
Still better than what I had. Thank you.
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:08 PM   #14624
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After needing a tube two times now I decided to try and come up with a spot
it would always be on the bike for those non bag rides. Bought a fender tube
bag and after holding it all over the place this made the best sense for easy
removal and not in the way of anything else. Cut the little hooks off so they
wouldn't vibrate on the cover.



Tucked it inside the Altrider side guards running the strap so it won't blow
back. The other pipe angle should keep it from coming forward.








Here's another option. Go to vendors, look for Custom Sewing and Cordura Items. http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...487221&page=62 Guy does nice work.



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Old 12-03-2012, 08:34 PM   #14625
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traded in my 1700 Nomad for a black 2012 Super Ten today... have been researching and analyzing this for months and finally pulled the trigger...

I know it's not a perfect bike... there is no such thing... but I think this bike is going to bring a lot of smiles to my ugly mug...


this comment from Cycle World on a Long Term Test update on the Super Ten made me chuckle...

"Our long-term Super Ténéré is so popular with CW editors that we’ve had to resort to putting requests to borrow it on a calendar. Must have something to do with the bike’s versatility, as it seems to be the first machine staffers think of when they want to cover serious miles, explore dirt roads, take a two-up, week-long vacation or do all of these on the same trip.With popularity comes a lot of mileage"

eventually this bike is going to "catch on" and become hard to get at reasonable prices... glad I got mine now!!

and to no one's surprise... my "other" bike is a highly farkled 09 KLR...
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