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Old 02-04-2014, 07:04 AM   #76
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The more I learn about these GPS's makes me realize the little I really know.
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Old 02-21-2014, 02:41 PM   #77
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I'm so glad a ran across this thread. Lets see.....Under $200 for an Aquabox and new "automotive" GPS of $800 for one that can get wet (without mounts and locks).

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I'm currently running a Garmin 60csx that is wired directly to the battery on my 2011 1200GS via a 3BR Baryl weatherproof power cable (http://www.3brpowersports.com/products_barylcables.php). I disconnect power at the Baryl plug junction when I stop the bike for long periods.

Does anyone know if this same method will work for a Nuvi 2555 in a Ram Mount Aqua Box?
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Old 02-21-2014, 03:33 PM   #78
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not sure what a Baryl plug junction is but i think the key would be to make sure you use the garmin power cord... it ensures the voltage drops to what is needed for the gps (3 or 6v, not sure) and also has the electronic wizardry in it to ensure it doesn't put the gps into data mode.
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Old 02-21-2014, 06:28 PM   #79
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... I'm currently running a Garmin 60csx that is wired directly to the battery on my 2011 1200GS via a 3BR Baryl weatherproof power cable. ...
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not sure what a Baryl plug junction is but i think the key would be to make sure you use the garmin power cord... it ensures the voltage drops to what is needed for the gps (3 or 6v, not sure) and also has the electronic wizardry in it to ensure it doesn't put the gps into data mode.
The 60csx has the GOOD power connector that takes 12V.
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Old 02-21-2014, 08:37 PM   #80
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I have a garmin nuvi 205 on mine. It's barebones gps . I wouldnt get it too wet but it works . And will atleast tell me which direction I need to go if I get lost in the woods. It's no zumo but it gets the job done.
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Old 02-22-2014, 08:33 AM   #81
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Power

Most Nuvi's use a USB power plug which is 5 volts DC.

The 60cx or cxs uses the round four pin connector which is 8-36 volts DC.

To use a Nuvi on that bike with a 3br connector you're going to have to put a voltage adapter in line to reduce it to 5 volts.
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Old 02-22-2014, 10:50 PM   #82
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Garmin Nuvi car gps as a budget >$250 adv setup

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I'm so glad a ran across this thread. Lets see.....Under $200 for an Aquabox and new "automotive" GPS of $800 for one that can get wet (without mounts and locks).

Question.

I'm currently running a Garmin 60csx that is wired directly to the battery on my 2011 1200GS via a 3BR Baryl weatherproof power cable (http://www.3brpowersports.com/products_barylcables.php). I disconnect power at the Baryl plug junction when I stop the bike for long periods.

Does anyone know if this same method will work for a Nuvi 2555 in a Ram Mount Aqua Box?

Will work with a waterproof USB supplying 1 amp. I've just bought (but not yet installed) the BurnsMoto USB Weatherproof Charger Socket 2.1 Amp to Bare Wire which was under $30 shipped.
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Old 03-03-2014, 09:15 AM   #83
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Just ordered a 1450 from ebay for $42.50, ram mount and cradle for $38, and a USB charge cord for $3. I'm out $83.50 for the whole set-up! Pictures to follow after installation. Thanks for the tips guys, hope this set-up works out for me on the CDR this summer!
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Old 03-19-2014, 12:01 PM   #84
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Until it got stolen in Peru (never turn your back, even for a sandwich), I was using a 1455 LMT in an open-air RAM smartphone cradle. I just had a Powerlet to 12V cigarette socket in my tank bag. Into that I put a $3, street-vendor 12V to USB mini car charger. The connection stays in my tank bag to stay dry. No problems, other than security for petty theft.

My backup unit is a 285W with torrented maps installed via BaseCamp. Working fine, though slower than the 1455. Your setup should work fine.

I could buy ten rigs like mine for one Zumo.
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Old 03-28-2014, 03:37 PM   #85
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Just came across this video for waterproofing a Nuvi that everyone might be interested in. Simple idea (silicone around the screen) and easy to do. Worth watching at least the last 30 seconds -Chad

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2UvIoL78Cg
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Old 04-01-2014, 02:50 AM   #86
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Bluhduh Uploading a route to a Garmin Nuvi 2497LMT

I hope this is the right thread for this, if not please move it.

I have created a track and a route in BaseCamp with my Nuvi 2497LMT. I can send it to the device or drag and drop the file into the SD card or internal storage and all seems well.

When I unplug the device from the computer to check if it is there, it tells me it cannot save my file and I cannot find it in trip planner. Also, how do you know where it is putting it and can you look at the SD card from the unit itself.

Am I not waiting long enough before unplugging (all the loading things in BaseCamp go green and go all the way then go out) or am I missing something. It seems funny that you can use it in BaseCamp but cannot save the file.

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Old 04-05-2014, 07:56 AM   #87
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Ok I am going to try one & picked up a 1490T on fleabay for $44. I also ordered the eastern half US topos on a micro SD for $18, RAM handlebar mount for $37, a Battery Tender USB adapter that plugs into my pigtail coming off the battery for $14. So I am in this for a little over $100.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/371034550873...84.m1497.l2649

http://www.ebay.com/itm/251496157771...84.m1497.l2649

http://www.ebay.com/itm/251249089472...84.m1497.l2649

http://www.ebay.com/itm/121287600475...84.m1497.l2649



As for water proofing, I think I will just throw a plastic bag over it when needed. I do like the large 5" screen...nice. I'll let y'all know when I get it mounted & running.
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Old 04-05-2014, 08:23 AM   #88
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I also ordered . . . a Battery Tender USB adapter

I'll let y'all know when I get it mounted & running.
I suspect that when you connect your nuvi 1490T to USB with that adaptor, the nuvi will start up in "connect" mode.

The power plug/wire for nuvi usually has 5 wires with the fifth wire shorted to one of the other 4 using a resistor. This is used by nuvis to signal that it is a Garmin power supply and not any old computer USB outlet.

I have not had a 1490, only a 1300.

Let us know.
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Old 04-05-2014, 08:41 AM   #89
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Thanks Grin for the heads up. I also have a cig lighter pigtail adapter for the Battery Tender, so if I have to I can use it with a regular car charger. I am trying to avoid that while riding since there would be a lot of wiring flopping around unless I just go ahead and mount a cig lighter receptacle up on the dash somewhere.
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Old 04-05-2014, 11:34 AM   #90
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Yes, this is possible.

You have to manually open up the gpx file and excise them from the code. It's far less bad than it sounds....

In the following code below, the red text refers to the displayed symbol, in this case a small square - remove that wherever you find it. The blue text creats the waypoint, so if you remove that, you won't get the stupid alerts.

This is on a nüvi 1490LMT and the route was created in BaseCamp. Honestly, what is the point of a navi if you can't do the routes in BaseCamp and upload them? Totally defeats the purpose, IMO!

Code:
<rtept lat="46.473191985860467" lon="11.777131017297506">
      <time>2013-08-17T19:55:07Z</time>
      <name>Canazei</name>
      <sym>City (Small)</sym>
      <extensions>
        <trp:ViaPoint>
          <trp:CalculationMode>FasterTime</trp:CalculationMode>
          <trp:ElevationMode>Standard</trp:ElevationMode>
        </trp:ViaPoint>
        <gpxx:RoutePointExtension>
          <gpxx:Subclass>000000000000FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF</gpxx:Subclass>
          <gpxx:rpt lat="46.473191231489182" lon="11.777108134701848">
            <gpxx:Subclass>02000F9F13011D8C0D00211600001C001200</gpxx:Subclass>
          </gpxx:rpt>
          <gpxx:rpt lat="46.473584175109863" lon="11.77708625793457">
            <gpxx:Subclass>02000F9F13011D8C0D001F00160091530500</gpxx:Subclass>
          </gpxx:rpt>
Hmm...the 1450 text document of my routes didn't quite look like this, but I'll have to see if the alerts and warnings bug me enough to dig back into the text file. Thanks for posting this!
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