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Old 02-19-2013, 03:52 PM   #1066
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I blame Emmbeedee for my recent Garmin Montana purchase. My StreetPilot 2610 is about 9 years old. Time for an upgrade. So, I got the Montana 650t for that upgrade and more specifically for this adventure in June. Canada topo maps are a required addition. I don't like being lost. I certainly don't like being lost in the wilds with lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Well, at least bears and big cats. So, now I'm off to read Mike's thread on the features of my new toy.

Do you people realize I have traded a motorcycle for a new one and purchased new electronics mainly based around this ride? Of course, a lot of the riding I like to do is all very similar to this, but this is a bloody good reason!


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Old 02-19-2013, 04:05 PM   #1067
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I blame Emmbeedee for my recent Garmin Montana purchase.
Do you people realize I have traded a motorcycle for a new one and purchased new electronics mainly based around this ride? Of course, a lot of the riding I like to do is all very similar to this, but this is a bloody good reason!


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Can't you transfer files wirelessly between 2 montana?
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:34 PM   #1068
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Do you people realize I have traded a motorcycle for a new one and purchased new electronics mainly based around this ride? Of course, a lot of the riding I like to do is all very similar to this, but this is a bloody good reason!
I hear ya. I've farkled the piss out of mine in anticipation. I'd have done it all eventually, but this winter has been an expensive non-riding season prepping. The bad part is, I'm not even sure I'll keep the 990 through the end of next year. I've had my eyes on a 640 forever.
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:36 PM   #1069
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I hear ya. I've farkled the piss out of mine in anticipation. I'd have done it all eventually, but this winter has been an expensive non-riding season prepping. The bad part is, I'm not even sure I'll keep the 990 through the end of next year. I've had my eyes on a 640 forever.
Hell, for the money you've spent on 990 farkles, you could have bought a used 640. I know it's not my call, but I say keep it. You have it set up very well and you ride it equally as well. The 990 is the cat's ass when the trail smooths out too. It goes from big trail bike to road warrior somewhere around the middle of 3rd gear. Such a nice machine. We still have to agree on our team name too. Who was our team Captain again?

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Old 02-19-2013, 06:02 PM   #1070
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Can't you transfer files wirelessly between 2 montana?
You can, but not large files. Routes, tracks, waypoints, pictures, that kind of thing. And not just between Montanas. Between the Montana/Oregon/Dakota/62/78, but not the base models of each as they omit the wireless transfer, usually. All the Montana models have it, though.
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:06 PM   #1071
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I blame Emmbeedee for my recent Garmin Montana purchase. My StreetPilot 2610 is about 9 years old. Time for an upgrade. So, I got the Montana 650t for that upgrade and more specifically for this adventure in June. Canada topo maps are a required addition. I don't like being lost. I certainly don't like being lost in the wilds with lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Well, at least bears and big cats. So, now I'm off to read Mike's thread on the features of my new toy.

Do you people realize I have traded a motorcycle for a new one and purchased new electronics mainly based around this ride? Of course, a lot of the riding I like to do is all very similar to this, but this is a bloody good reason!
+1 on blaming Mike tho my real reason is i just like to piss my money on bike stuff
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:13 PM   #1072
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I hear ya. I've farkled the piss out of mine in anticipation. I'd have done it all eventually, but this winter has been an expensive non-riding season prepping. The bad part is, I'm not even sure I'll keep the 990 through the end of next year. I've had my eyes on a 640 forever.
I know of two 640's for sale if anyone is interested
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:18 PM   #1073
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+1 on blaming Mike tho my real reason is i just like to piss my money on bike stuff
Hey, doesn't everyone like to piss away their money on bikes and gear? There's always one more thing to get...
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:36 PM   #1074
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I hear ya. I've farkled the piss out of mine in anticipation. I'd have done it all eventually, but this winter has been an expensive non-riding season prepping. The bad part is, I'm not even sure I'll keep the 990 through the end of next year. I've had my eyes on a 640 forever.
You haven't been able to ride?

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I guess it's not quite June.....
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:24 PM   #1075
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That's more like it!
I was just thinking... what's with this June thing anyway? I'm hitting the trails as soon as ground frost is done!
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:26 PM   #1076
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That's more like it!
I was just thinking... what's with this June thing anyway? I'm hitting the trails as soon as ground frost is done!
Not really a good idea. The damage your tires will make to the trails is just not worth it. Stay on roads for a while.
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:28 PM   #1077
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Not really a good idea. The damage your tires will make to the trails is just not worth it. Stay on roads for a while.
That's what I mean.... as soon as the ground is in good health. :)
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:29 PM   #1078
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I just wish I could afford a "little" bike to put my Trelleborgs on best trail riding is right now!
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:48 PM   #1079
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Do you people realize I have traded a motorcycle for a new one and purchased new electronics mainly based around this ride? Of course, a lot of the riding I like to do is all very similar to this, but this is a bloody good reason!
I haven't quite gone that far, but I did a bunch of mods to my bike, including completely different front forks and fender, due to the first year's ride. And due to last year's, I'm looking at dropping a grand or so on a rear shock upgrade, so she doesn't keep bottoming out on those amazing Canadian trails.
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:59 PM   #1080
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Those of you from NY, NJ, PA or New England area... what ride would you compare the RR to in terms of difficulty, and overall big bike fun factor?
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