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Old 05-15-2013, 11:43 PM   #7831
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With the unit turned off, it still shows ( Battery Charge 100% ) and not completely off as if I would separate it from the bike power. The reason I don't put it on and ignition off circuit is that I want it to stay on while traveling for computer info. And, also, not starting a new track file at every stop.
The drain I experience with the *76 series is with the unit turned off, but, still on a hot feed to the battery. Still kills the batt in a few days if I forget to unplug it.
Guess I could make a couple jumpers to measure the milliamps the thing is pulling as I've not found it in specs anywhere.
Hello, hope you are well,

You could try change the setting in Setup -> Tracks -> Auto Archive so that its Daily. Then I think this would save you one track per day even if you stop and start during your travellers.

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Old 05-17-2013, 02:53 AM   #7832
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Hello, hope you are well,

You could try change the setting in Setup -> Tracks -> Auto Archive so that its Daily. Then I think this would save you one track per day even if you stop and start during your travellers.

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Thanks Dave,
Did set it up for that yesterday while setting up shortcuts also.
Also, on the leaving it attached to the bike's power , even though turned off, I looked at it and touched it after being on over night and that thing was pretty warm. So, just back to unplugging it as I did my 276C at the end of the day if I leave it in the cradle. But, Pretty easy to just pop it out of the cradle and put it in the tank bag here at home.
Thanks to all the advise as this thing is a learning process on all it can do if I learn how to let it do it ;-)
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Old 05-17-2013, 05:31 AM   #7833
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I on a 2 week trip and I am using my new Montana but seem to be having some issues.

1. Several times the map would stop scrolling and it looked like the screen froze but the speed in the lower right and the distance to next turn in the upper left still worked. I have it on nuvi dashboard. I would shut it off, turn it back on and would still do it. the map would not refresh.

2. Several times when I start the bike, with the garmin in the powered cradle wired to the canbus plug on a 800GS, I would get a white screen. I would have to take it out of the cradle , push the power button and then put it back in and it would be fine. This doesn't do it all the time just whenever it wants to.

any ideas ?
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Old 05-17-2013, 05:50 AM   #7834
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Thanks Dave,
Did set it up for that yesterday while setting up shortcuts also.
Also, on the leaving it attached to the bike's power , even though turned off, I looked at it and touched it after being on over night and that thing was pretty warm. So, just back to unplugging it as I did my 276C at the end of the day if I leave it in the cradle. But, Pretty easy to just pop it out of the cradle and put it in the tank bag here at home.
Thanks to all the advise as this thing is a learning process on all it can do if I learn how to let it do it ;-)
The rugged mount should not get warm.
It's just a set of contacts...Mine is wired through the bikes ignition.
And it never is warm or does it draw any current.

I haven't tired this but....if the mount is wired to the battery (hot all the time) and the Montana's battery is low it might get the mount warm by recharging the Montana's battery???

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Old 05-17-2013, 05:56 AM   #7835
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I on a 2 week trip and I am using my new Montana but seem to be having some issues.

1. Several times the map would stop scrolling and it looked like the screen froze but the speed in the lower right and the distance to next turn in the upper left still worked. I have it on nuvi dashboard. I would shut it off, turn it back on and would still do it. the map would not refresh.

2. Several times when I start the bike, with the garmin in the powered cradle wired to the canbus plug on a 800GS, I would get a white screen. I would have to take it out of the cradle , push the power button and then put it back in and it would be fine. This doesn't do it all the time just whenever it wants to.

any ideas ?
What version of the software do you have on that Montana? Older versions had the white screen issue you describe but that bug was squashed ages ago.

And with regard to the screen not scrolling - is it possible that your screen protector, assuming you have one, is making selections on its own. The Garmin protectors are a little thick and they tend to cause that kind of problem in sunlight.
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Old 05-17-2013, 06:36 AM   #7836
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The rugged mount should not get warm.
It's just a set of contacts...Mine is wired through the bikes ignition.
And it never is warm or does it draw any current.
I think Achesley meant the Montana was warm....As I said above, I think it's charging even when turned off in the mount, if the lithium battery is in place.
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Old 05-17-2013, 11:17 AM   #7837
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I think Achesley meant the Montana was warm....As I said above, I think it's charging even when turned off in the mount, if the lithium battery is in place.
Sorry I missed that
This is a big thread....

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Old 05-17-2013, 05:51 PM   #7838
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What version of the software do you have on that Montana? Older versions had the white screen issue you describe but that bug was squashed ages ago.

And with regard to the screen not scrolling - is it possible that your screen protector, assuming you have one, is making selections on its own. The Garmin protectors are a little thick and they tend to cause that kind of problem in sunlight.
I thought I had the latest version. I just got the Montana in February and before I left on this trip I made sure it was updated

I am using the garmin screen protectors
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Old 05-17-2013, 08:16 PM   #7839
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I think Achesley meant the Montana was warm....As I said above, I think it's charging even when turned off in the mount, if the lithium battery is in place.
Yes, it's the unit itself. After unplugging it, the unit cooled off lots when I went back and checked later that day. Not a problem though. Just a learning curve on what the Montana can and can't do for me. Just takes getting used to after 18 years with the 167 and 267 units.
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Old 05-18-2013, 05:33 AM   #7840
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I don't use screen protectors on anything. My Montana's screen still looks new.
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Old 05-18-2013, 05:41 AM   #7841
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I don't use screen protectors on anything. My Montana's screen still looks new.
I use screen protectors mainly to cut down on glare.
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Old 05-18-2013, 02:40 PM   #7842
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Emmbeedee, Are you using the Garmin screen protectors? chip
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Old 05-18-2013, 02:51 PM   #7843
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Emmbeedee, Are you using the Garmin screen protectors? chip
Yes, I have a lifetime supply, having bought 4 mounts, and Garmin sent me a bunch for free.
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Old 05-18-2013, 03:16 PM   #7844
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Old 05-18-2013, 04:05 PM   #7845
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Hearing the Montana without the Car Mount?

Hi,

What options do I have for hearing the Montana in a car without the suction cup mount w/ speaker?

I do not yet own a Montana but, in addition to using it on the bikes, would like to be able to use it in a rental car when in an unfamiliar place and be able to hear the turn-by-turn directions without having to bring along the suction cup mount with speaker. What, if any, are my options?

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