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Old 01-22-2013, 01:08 PM   #6661
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At $35 each, it's easy to justify buying a Rugged Mount for each bike but it's also easy to make the mount movable, by putting a SAE plug on the end of it, and running a cable up to the steering head of the bikes. I used to do this until I bought the second mount for my DR. Actually I still have the SAE plug on each cable, it's just that I no longer need to move the mount over. I like having the SAE plug though because when I don't need to power the gps, I can hook up a Battery Tender to the bike.

Ok, I think I'll just get two cradles. It was an easy swap with the 2620, but the 2620 didn't have a tether point, I hope whoever finds it enjoys it.
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:26 PM   #6662
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Ok, I think I'll just get two cradles. It was an easy swap with the 2620, but the 2620 didn't have a tether point, I hope whoever finds it enjoys it.
You lost the 2620?


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Old 01-22-2013, 01:45 PM   #6663
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Forgive me if this is the wrong thread for this, but what are people using for Canadian topo maps on Montanas?
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:53 PM   #6664
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Forgive me if this is the wrong thread for this, but what are people using for Canadian topo maps on Montanas?
Topo Canada V4 is the best.
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:58 PM   #6665
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Is the power cable an integral part of the rugged mount? I can't find a pic that shows how the cable hooks in. I've always been able to have a cable on each bike and just move the cradle to the bike I was using. I don't even see a separate part number for the power cable though. Am going to need the rugged cradle with power cable for each bike?
Yes, the cable is part of the mount and although it can be removed it's not something you'd want to do routinely.
No, you don't have to buy a mount for each bike, just add an SAE connector on each bike and the mount, then swap the mount along with it's cables. You will have to figure out a way to coil and/or shorten the cable that allows for the different configuration of each bike. Some velcro bands like musicians or electricians use to keep wires and cables from turning into rat's nests would make it fast and clean.

I would get a Ram ball for each bike, that will make the swap into a 15 second affair.

Edit: Sheesh, in the time it took me to type this reply three people beat me to it!!!
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:12 PM   #6666
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Edit: Sheesh, in the time it took me to type this reply three people beat me to it!!!
Boy, you sure do type slowly. I responded at 1:52 and bighopper at 1:49. ;)
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:31 PM   #6667
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Topo Canada V4 is the best.
Thanks!

I am also intrigued by Toponav.
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:46 PM   #6668
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You lost the 2620?


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Yep, rode a lot of dirt roads that day, didn't even go back to look for it. I used it on two bikes for six years, a refurb at that. Never tried to update the maps, probably time for a change anyway.
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:08 PM   #6669
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Boy, you sure do type slowly.
That's because I was an editor in a former life....I can't help editing the post over and over.....
Perhaps you've noticed there are almost NO typos or punctuation mistakes in my posts...


Ti deosnt hlp thut m'i slecdlic, iethr.....
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:38 PM   #6670
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Setup/Profiles/Menu/Set Mount Profile.

I agree, it is hard to find.

Ah!! Thanks! I knew it was there somewhere.

And I agree - I think the updates wipe out that setting.
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Old 01-22-2013, 05:32 PM   #6671
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Perhaps you've noticed there are almost NO typos or punctuation mistakes in my posts...
Yes, I was keeping track of the number.
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:00 AM   #6672
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Sure glad I don't need to go outside today...

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Old 01-23-2013, 08:44 AM   #6673
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Sure glad I don't need to go outside today...
OK, now it's your turn, you Easterners!
It was +30F here yesterday and the pavement 150 yds from the house was dry so I went for a short ride, the first since November 28th!

That 150 yds was interesting......


Edit: Boy we've sure done a good job of hijacking THIS thread!
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:54 AM   #6674
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Edit: Boy we've sure done a good job of hijacking THIS thread!
I'm just trying to beat DRTBYK's record of posts in the thread.

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Besides, when it's this cold, what else can you do but plug in the block heater, battery charger and log on? (The fire)
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:37 AM   #6675
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Sure glad I don't need to go outside today...

Holy crap that's effing cold!!!
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