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Old 07-27-2013, 06:11 AM   #136
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Hi G - my Montana 600 bundle arrived Thursday (fast - thank you) and the mount's on, City NAV installed, test drive done. Question is re the Southeast 24K DVD - is that among the maps that have been updated? I am hesitant to open the package as the only date evident anywhere is a 2010 copyright date - and the Montana is not included in the long "Compatible Units" list.

It looks like the part # is 007-01734-00 Rev A. Do I have the most current map? Thanks, Buckee
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Old 07-30-2013, 02:28 PM   #137
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Hi G - my Montana 600 bundle arrived Thursday (fast - thank you) and the mount's on, City NAV installed, test drive done. Question is re the Southeast 24K DVD - is that among the maps that have been updated? I am hesitant to open the package as the only date evident anywhere is a 2010 copyright date - and the Montana is not included in the long "Compatible Units" list.

It looks like the part # is 007-01734-00 Rev A. Do I have the most current map? Thanks, Buckee
Glad to hear your unit has arrived!

Garmin does not update their topo DVD's, so don't worry about the version of them. If they do update it, it's once every 9-10 years if that so you don't need to worry. It will work with the Montana for sure, thanks for checking!

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Old 07-30-2013, 05:18 PM   #138
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Nuvi options

Since I'm not able to afford a dedicated "motorcycle friendly" gps, and don't plan on intentionally riding in the rain with my wife for our upcoming trip, I'm considering the Nuvi options with a Ram mount for my 1150GS. If it starts to rain I can just put it in my tankbag temporarily. I found it difficult to compare the multitude of options on the GPS City site. My site nav skills are likely to blame but if there were some type of column where you could check boxes with the desired features and have the site's engine gives you the results, it would be helpful.

Having said that.

I want a unit that

A. has no larger than a 5" screen (no smaller than 4" for these aging eyes)
B. allows me to plan routes on my PC (included street nav maps+++) don't need traffic or topo.
C. has bluetooth so I can use my iphone or the bluetooth set-up soon the be available for my Lazer helmet.
D. has an available motorcycle mount and power options.
E. All the above for $300 or less.

Also looking for opinions on the best way to get power to the unit. I'm not opposed to running direct power from the battery to the tank bag and plugging the GPS in from there, just not sure of what I need to do that, or if a powerlet to usb is better than the included cigarette style to usb. Thanks for the help.
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:05 PM   #139
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B. allows me to plan routes on my PC (included street nav maps+++) don't need traffic or topo.
C. has bluetooth so I can use my iphone or the bluetooth set-up soon the be available for my Lazer helmet.
D. has an available motorcycle mount and power options.
B: You want one with lifetime maps, or you'll want to buy a map update. Otherwise you'll be stuck doing all your routing while connected to a computer. You're pretty much stuck doing all your routing with Garmin's BaseCamp. I know there are other options, but they're much mor involved. You'll also want to make sure all the routing choices are the same, and add lots of extra way points, because inevitably, the GPSr will want to route a different path than what you designed and it will do it in the most inconvenient places.

C: I've played with a couple, and they didn't play well with the iPhone AND a Bluetooth headset. One or the other.

D: Most of the current offerings use USB for power. According to many it lacks durability in a high vibration environment like a motorcycle. If not using one of the Garmin branded power supplies, you'll have to change settings on the unit to get it to operate properly. (Sorry, don't remember which.)

I would find the extra scratch to buy either the Montana 600 combo or one of the motorcycle specific units. Just a much better fit for motorcycles. I spent the equivalent of buying the Montana trying to find an acceptable solution, before I finally bought the Montana, and I couldn't be happier. Perhaps it might be worth the effort to scour for used motorcycle units.
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:29 PM   #140
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I would find the extra scratch to buy either the Montana 600 combo or one of the motorcycle specific units. Just a much better fit for motorcycles. I spent the equivalent of buying the Montana trying to find an acceptable solution, before I finally bought the Montana, and I couldn't be happier. Perhaps it might be worth the effort to scour for used motorcycle units.
Thank you for your input. I do indeed appreciate it. I keep my eye on the fleamarket all the time but have had bad timing on the reasonably priced units. They sell quickly.
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Old 07-31-2013, 04:59 AM   #141
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One thing I didn't know until recently: You can send a Zumo back to Garmin for an 'after warranty' repair. They pretty much just receive yours and send you a refurbished unit. It's $150 for a Zumo 550, which does navi, xm radio, xm traffic and weather, mp3's, shows your caller ID, Dials your phone, and I'm sure I'm missing some. I'm really amazed with it. Then, you can move it all to your car and have the same stuff there. Pretty cool.
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Old 07-31-2013, 08:32 AM   #142
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One thing I didn't know until recently: You can send a Zumo back to Garmin for an 'after warranty' repair. They pretty much just receive yours and send you a refurbished unit. It's $150 for a Zumo 550, which does navi, xm radio, xm traffic and weather, mp3's, shows your caller ID, Dials your phone, and I'm sure I'm missing some. I'm really amazed with it. Then, you can move it all to your car and have the same stuff there. Pretty cool.
You have to own the actual device they replace. This is the web page which describes which models they still refurbish and how much for each.

http://www8.garmin.com/support/outofwarranty.html
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Old 07-31-2013, 08:40 AM   #143
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I'm at gpscity and am looking to buying a Montana 650 with street maps and ram mount but the advrider15 coupon no longer works. I get this error

The required item for the coupon code ADVRIDER15 is not in the cart.

Did the coupon expire?
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Old 07-31-2013, 10:15 AM   #144
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I'm at gpscity and am looking to buying a Montana 650 with street maps and ram mount but the advrider15 coupon no longer works. I get this error

The required item for the coupon code ADVRIDER15 is not in the cart.

Did the coupon expire?
Using the wrong code. Take a look at this post.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...4&postcount=21
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:36 AM   #145
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You have to own the actual device they replace. This is the web page which describes which models they still refurbish and how much for each.

http://www8.garmin.com/support/outofwarranty.html
Yeah, so it seems like you could buy a fairly ratty one and send it in for $150. It seems like that would make the shopping for a used GPS a little easier.
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:50 AM   #146
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Any word on that SPOT Gen3 unit?

Looks like its showing up in stores now, but its not showing In Stock with you guys yet =\
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Old 07-31-2013, 02:41 PM   #147
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Any word on that SPOT Gen3 unit?

Looks like its showing up in stores now, but its not showing In Stock with you guys yet =\
We were expecting them today but they are arriving a day late from UPS. They should be here tomorrow!

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Old 08-01-2013, 10:12 AM   #148
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Any word on that SPOT Gen3 unit?

Looks like its showing up in stores now, but its not showing In Stock with you guys yet =\
Sintax,

Did you have an order placed with us for a SPOT 3? If so, please PM me your order number.

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Old 08-01-2013, 11:49 AM   #149
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How about putting together a discounted Monterra bundle! Is it still expected soon?
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Old 08-09-2013, 08:48 PM   #150
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Ship to the US......?

I just spent 20 min finding the parts I need and at checkout I see a "ship internationally"? So I click on the link and now I'm back at the home page and the cart is empty???

What's up with that?
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