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  1. DualSport

    DualSport Ride Organizer

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    I'm still having a problem with my Montana 600 NOT accepting routes with more than 50 waypoints.

    The current Garmin GPS specify DIRECT (Off-Road, or Straight Line) Routes can have 500 waypoints max. "Follow Roads" routing can only have 50 waypoints max.

    My Montana 600 hangs up when I try to load the 2017 Creemore DS Routes when I use the "Where To/Routes" method and my routing method is set either to "Direct" or "Prompted". My 60CSx (2006ish) and my 62S (2012ish) both load the route correctly, but my Montana has had this problem since before the 2016 Ride. These routes have about 60 waypoints.

    These Routes can be loaded without problem if accessed through the the Route Planner and "View Map". They can also be loaded using "Where To/Routes" if, when it seems to be hung, you dab the screen to create a Red Pin, and then press the Back Arrow. Strange.

    Has anyone experienced this problem and found the cause?

    Garmin Support are checking this out for me but have not come up with anything yet.

    Bob
  2. DualSport

    DualSport Ride Organizer

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    Garmin Support didn't resolve the issue for me, but my own testing seems to indicate that the problem is related to me continuing to use (the unsupported and discontinued) Mapsource.

    I find BaseCamp is not as convenient as Mapsource when producing DS Routes that have many points and that need DIRECT routing when some sections do not have corresponding roads on Garmin maps. I remade the 2017 Creemore DS Route with 62 waypoints in BaseCamp and transferred it to the Montana with BaseCamp. It works correctly using "Where To/Routes". Issue is Closed.

    The Montana specs are very poorly documented on the number of waypoints allowed in routes. Here's a useful listing provided by Support:

    (Click on above box to read all the data)

    The main points for us are 250 waypoints in DIRECT routes, 50 waypoints in "Follow Road" routing.

    Bob