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  1. brucedwilson

    brucedwilson ODSC Executive

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    $269.95 (reg. price $329.95).

    Bruce
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    Vagabond ODSC-OFTR Member

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    that's a good deal
    I also noticed the Garmin Montana 610 for $479.00
    Anyone have experience with the 610 or 680 - larger screen but touch screen, no buttons - has anyone used both of these or similar for comparison?
  3. Visser

    Visser Limited User

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    I have the Montana 610... love it. Especially with BR Maps and shaded relief on... in areas that aren't completely flat it looks awesome and makes it very easy to find trails. The locking powered mount is awesome too.. very secure, never loses power, doesn't break the mini usb port because it doesn't use it. I never had a 64s, but I did have a Map 78 before... I liked having buttons to use with gloves on, but the screen was too small on the 78.
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    hverbakel ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Hey Mike, the Map 78, you sold me. i now have on the sailboat and love it, and i also have the Montana 610 on the DRZ and love it. The only problem is that is can be difficult to see for us older guys.
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    Twoinsane ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Anyone have a 64s? Just got one. Haven't tried to load any maps or routs yet. Any advice or tips?
  6. DualSport

    DualSport Ride Organizer

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    I have (but it's only as backup in case my Montana fails - I'm on my 3rd one).

    The most important tip is to RTFM (twice). After that, you need to set up a secure power supply for the GPS. The 64 series only provide a mini-USB for data transfer on a PC - it is designed for hikers and expects to run on batteries. The mini-USB has had reported failures when used on bikes (vibration causes it to fracture). You probably can power it from a 12-5v converter (use the spare wire behind the headlight that is switched) if you can secure the mini-USB plug.

    The 78s is the same GPS in a different case but has a robust 12V input socket.

    Download free OSM road maps if you don't have any Garmin maps. Use Garmin BaseCamp software to transfer routes, tracks, etc (Mapsource needs special knowledge).

    Ask if you have any further questions.

    UPDATE: RTFM is also a link to the actual Manual - click it to read it.
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  7. neilcouture

    neilcouture ODSC-OFTR Member

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    I have a 610 for 2 years now. I dropped it many time on asphalt and gravel. Still working.
  8. Twoinsane

    Twoinsane ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Thank you dualsport.
    P.s. what is RTFM
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  9. Neil Edmunds

    Neil Edmunds ODSC Executive

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    Read The F'n Manual
  10. Twoinsane

    Twoinsane ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Read the f'n Manual. I wasn't asking you. I simply wanted clarification. If you don't want to help F.O.
  11. Fat Tire Flyer

    Fat Tire Flyer Ride Organizer

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    Neil was answering your question.. You asked "what is RTFM".. RTFM translates to "Read The F'n Manual".. Also like DualSport said RTFM (twice).. Cheers
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    Twoinsane ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Oh. Then thank you for the help and please ignore my previous post.
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    Fat Tire Flyer Ride Organizer

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    Guess you don't know Neil very well!! He will expect an apology in triplicate first.. :D :D :D <- - - or 3 of this guy!!
  14. Twoinsane

    Twoinsane ODSC-OFTR Member

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    no I'm afraid I don't
    sorry for jumping to the wrong conclusion. :(
    sorry
    sorry
    sorry
    and thanks again for the help
  15. Fat Tire Flyer

    Fat Tire Flyer Ride Organizer

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    I said three - - -> not four (you said "sorry" four times above).. BTW.. I just messing with you cause I'm bored.. And before you ask BTW is "by the way".. Cheers :cool: :cool: :cool:
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    Joe Limited User

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    Neil is a great guy . Everyone is a little edgy to get out riding lol
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    neilcouture ODSC-OFTR Member

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    OMG !!!! LOL
  18. michel mondou

    michel mondou ODSC President

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    Let's stay cool everyone! I agree we all suffer from a little cabin fever; time to get out riding dirt bikes.
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  19. brucedwilson

    brucedwilson ODSC Executive

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    Falls Tour
    Bethany
    Beagle Bash
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    ...

    We're getting there.

    Bruce