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08-18-2019 08:15 PM
jammer699 I us my Samsung Galaxy...only music i want to hear is Hi-Fi @home
07-01-2019 07:10 PM
scorpion46 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍
07-01-2019 05:53 PM
Whiskey
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I can't seem to get the pics posted. Tried on my phone and home puter.
We revoked your right on that. We've seen the kind of "pics" you have on your home puter. [emoji39]
07-01-2019 04:07 PM
scorpion46 I can't seem to get the pics posted. Tried on my phone and home puter.
06-27-2019 07:04 PM
beezer Paper maps are great if you get stranded at night in a desolate place and you need something to get the fire started.
06-27-2019 06:39 PM
Whiskey
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Pros: Google maps is fine, but...
Cons: It has a much higher dependence on being in an area where there is cellular service to work.
You can download the maps to your phone now. There are still a lot of limitations when it's offline though, so your point still stands, just wanted to make sure that was clear.
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Regarding paper maps...
I can use them. I can read a compass and topo maps, etc. too. But a paper map won't tell you where you are if you're lost. It won't tell you where the nearest gas station, police dept, etc. is. It's still wise to carry one, and I do.
But spending time, hundreds of miles from home, at night, on the roadside, lost, in a rainstorm, with a wet map on my lap and a flashlight in my teeth, the ability to orient myself with a map and compass loses it's shine.

Fun times like that are what prompted me to buy a GPS in the first place.

I got stories. 🙂
I couldn't possibly agree with this one more. Paper maps are important to have because they don't run out of batteries or require cellular or GPS signals to work, but the best place for them is in a ziplock bag at the bottom of my saddlebag.
06-27-2019 06:10 PM
Menhir
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What are the benifits of CoPilot over Google maps/Waze?
I chose CoPilot several years ago after comparing several GPS apps. It's been a while so I don't really remember why I liked it better than Waze or any of the other apps I tried.

In a nutshell...

Pros: Google maps is fine, but...
Cons: It has a much higher dependence on being in an area where there is cellular service to work.

Pros: CoPilot doesn't need an active connection to work...All the maps are downloaded to the phone. It'll work fine when there is no service available. I also found it relatively simple to use.
Cons: it's POI search feature used to be powered by Google. A few years ago they switched to Yelp! Yelp! couldn't find it's own arse with both hands in its pants. Many CoPilot users are hoping that they'll go back to Google.

To be fair, Garmin's POI database is nothing to cheer about either and it's search function is painfully slow.

For me, I still prefer a dedicated GPS, but between my Garmin, my Copilot app, and Google Maps, one or the other gets me where I want to be. They're not mutually exclusive.

Also a warning. They can all screw up from time to time. That's why I like having multiple options.

Regarding paper maps...
I can use them. I can read a compass and topo maps, etc. too. But a paper map won't tell you where you are if you're lost. It won't tell you where the nearest gas station, police dept, etc. is. It's still wise to carry one, and I do.
But spending time, hundreds of miles from home, at night, on the roadside, lost, in a rainstorm, with a wet map on my lap and a flashlight in my teeth, the ability to orient myself with a map and compass loses it's shine.

Fun times like that are what prompted me to buy a GPS in the first place.

I got stories. 🙂
06-27-2019 06:03 PM
the_snake1201 Anyone know of apps available that will accept routes/planned trips?

That's the only reason I still use a gps...for the ability to plan a trip and import the routes to the unit.
06-27-2019 01:02 PM
tmunoz
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for sure learning my lesson of buy once cry once. I have to stop buying cheap garbage. it dies or doesn't work then u still need it so you spend more for a brand name that works. learning slowly... [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.volusiariders.com/images/smilies/icon_sad.gif[/IMG]
It is normal to try and save a few $ on already expensive motorcycle gear and accessories, but in on the long run, it is not cost effective when taking into account your time, sweat and frustration.
I've changed 3 or 4 different USB chargers on my bike before I ended up with my current solutions. Aside from spending $10-$30 for each that stopped working, I had to wire these units, find a way to mount and water proof them, go through the hassle of taking the tank off and routing wires to the battery (or if you can, to AUX port in the headlight). Same story with saddlebags: I tried to repair saddlebags that came with the bike when I bought it, spend $50+ on McGyvering spare parts, only to hear from my wife that they look like sh&t cause they are old... Bought another set of inexpensive, but nice looking bags, spent a few days of mounting them to existing hardware: result stripped a fender mounting bolt and nut welded to the inner fender support. Spent more $ and a few more days on trying fix the issue and McGyver a support system for semi-rigid bags and coming-up with a way to lock them... all of that PITA for my nice looking (and inexpensive) bags started falling apart in 4 months after I've mounted them. Now I've spent even more $$$ on a set of higher quality bags (bought used from a forum member). All the money, effort and frustration out of trying to save a few $... Considering how much money and time I've spent, I could have bought a brand new set of high quality hard waterproof bags and have fun for the past year.

P.S. Motorcycling is not an inexpensive hobby, ready this: https://www.volusiariders.com/54-gen...-1st-bike.html
You're not alone.....but we are learning......right?
06-27-2019 01:01 PM
Skrapiron The S10 is mounted to my handlebar with a RAM mount X mount and the rubber corner keeper. I keep it plugged in to a waterproof USB-C plug, so I can run the screen and bluetooth the directions to my intercom all day long.
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