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Old 05-26-2014, 04:02 PM   #1
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Replacement for 60CSX

I am looking for a replacement for my 60CSX. I am currently using the 60CSX along with Mapsource to create my trips. I would like something with the same set up but a bigger screen.

My only issue with the 60CSX is the screen size, if it was larger I would never get rid of it since it is really easy to use on the motorcycle.

What would you suggest to replace it?

I am open to any suggestions. The main thing is that I am able to pre plan my trips on my computer and the load them to the GPS.

Thanks for any suggestions!
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Old 05-26-2014, 07:22 PM   #2
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Yes that would have been great but Garmin thinks they know better.

Montana or Montera, read the threads. Be prepared for big learning curve, Garmin doesn't understand "add features" they believe they could reinvent the round thing on an axel.
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Old 05-27-2014, 12:35 AM   #3
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Yes that would have been great but Garmin thinks they know better.

Montana or Montera, read the threads. Be prepared for big learning curve, Garmin doesn't understand "add features" they believe they could reinvent the round thing on an axel.
Oh so true. A friend bought a Montana and brought it over to me to help him out. Learning curve was pure vertical...
I hope my 60CSx never dies
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Old 05-27-2014, 02:54 AM   #4
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I would like something with the same set up but a bigger screen.
I wish something did exist with the same set up.
The 276C is what you need-----but they have not been made for years and our hard to come by------because buttholes like me bought them up

The best thing I like about the 60CSX and 276C is that garmin "No Longer Supports Them "

That sounds bad---but is actually good---as they can't screw up what I already have.

Now they have a bunch of geeks trying to keep their jobs.
Kind of like law makers---we don't need any more laws---but they have to keep their jobs and keep making them.

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Old 05-27-2014, 05:37 AM   #5
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What if they made a new law that said Garmin cannot do anything to mess up the Montana?
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Old 05-27-2014, 07:48 AM   #6
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It's already too late for that. Both the Monts are a mess.
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Old 05-27-2014, 08:02 AM   #7
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I replaced my 60cx with a Montana a couple of years ago and am pretty happy with it.

The Montana has a few quirks but all-in-all is a big improvement over the 60 for what I do.
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Old 05-27-2014, 10:45 AM   #8
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Ok, now that you have all scared me out of upgrading, is there a reasonably priced Nuvi that I could add to my bike that does routing and isn't bothered by sun glare?

If there is something like that I may just run them both.

My only issue right now is that I have a hard time seeing what is going on with the route while riding and I am afraid that it may become dangerous.

I love the fact that I have the buttons memorized on the 60csx and that it is easy to navigate throughout the menu's without looking at the unit. I see that I will lose that ability with any of the new units since they did away with buttons all together.

I have looked at the Zumo units and they are nice but pricey and I don't know that they will do what I need.
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Old 05-27-2014, 11:37 AM   #9
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The best thing I like about the 60CSX and 276C is that garmin "No Longer Supports Them "

That sounds bad---but is actually good---as they can't screw up what I already have. BigDog
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In Aerospace/NASA it is "Better is the enemy of Good".

But same is also true for MapSource. They managed to screw it slightly when they deleted the "Show on Map" bit but other than that, very glad the stopped suporting it.
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Old 05-27-2014, 11:39 AM   #10
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I replaced my 60cx with a Montana a couple of years ago and am pretty happy with it.

The Montana has a few quirks but all-in-all is a big improvement over the 60 for what I do.
I followed an identical upgrade path. I really like the Montana. Not perfect, but then what is?

BTW, the screen visibility in sunlight is excellent.
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Old 05-27-2014, 11:56 AM   #11
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I replaced my Csx with a Montana last Spring. I plan my trips on Basecamp and then load them into the Montana just like I did the 60Csx. The tracks look different on the screen, but seems to work about the same. I don't use the routing much but it seems to be pretty intuitive and looks plenty good on the screen. Probably the best improvement in the Montana is that I can have the whole continent in my GPS and I don't have to make sure I send maps when I send it tracks. The larger screen is nice but it can throw off a lot of glare from the sun. I use bifocal glasses so I never really had a problem with the small screen on the 60 model.

The touch screen is a nice feature too and works fine with gloves. If I had to do it over again I wouldn't have changed the 60, but I like the Montana well enough to be happy with it. I'm a dummy with GPS, but the learning curve didn't seem like much to me. Maybe I don't use enough features...
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