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Gadget : GPS device on bikes


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i would stand by the quality of the metal bits but not the plastic ones.

 

a couple of broken under normal use after a year but local dealer did an exchange no questions asked

 

thanks for info... hope i wont brake mine.. :angel:

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Officially, the 60CSx is not a discontinued model

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=167

 

The 60CSX is still the preferred handheld gps, especially among the mappers because it has proven to be rugged, precise, and reliable. Garmin tried very hard to kill this model with newer generation models such as the Colorado and Oregon, but the 60CSx refuses to die.

 

Garmin is notoriously known for buggy software in their new models, so if you get the 62 now, be prepared for some issues. Garmin will fix it eventually but it will take time. If they can't, they will kill it like what they did to Colorado.

 

Another reason for not jumping into it is the price. Feature wise, the 62S is the closest to the 60CSx. If you check AMAZON, for the price of one 62S you can buy almost two 60CSX. It may not be a fair comparison since technologically the 62 is definitely more superior but how many user will know the difference ?

 

If you need more waypoints, more routings more track logs capacity, built-in tidal almanac, NEMA interface, then the 62S is the correct model for you.

 

lol... what is "alamak... KNN interface" ?? i am sure i dont need such...

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nuvi 500, JK commercial was selling about 340 S$, local set (you can claim warranty in Singapore)

 

The Nuvi 500 is only S$340 from JK Commercial? That's a good price. Did you have to bargain? The price listed on their website is $499, see the link below. Really very tempting if it is S$340 :)

 

http://jkcommercial.com.sg/index-1.html

 

By the way, does JK offer service to help connect GPS to power source of bike? Anyone has any experience? I'm really hopeless at electrical stuff...

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The Nuvi 500 is only S$340 from JK Commercial? That's a good price. Did you have to bargain? The price listed on their website is $499, see the link below. Really very tempting if it is S$340 :)

 

http://jkcommercial.com.sg/index-1.html

 

By the way, does JK offer service to help connect GPS to power source of bike? Anyone has any experience? I'm really hopeless at electrical stuff...

 

What bike you riding? What I did was connect directly to the battery using the original garmin cable.

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hi bro, i just bought a set from JK. it's the garmin Nuvi 500. the price is now $630. no more mass order price. $630 includes the gps, ram mount, charging system to bike and AC adaptor cable.

 

Thanks for the info. $630...wow that's quite expensive. What's the cost of just the GPS, if you don't mind sharing.

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I'm riding BMW R1100RT. Battery is located within the fairing.... not sure how to connect....

 

i think jk also rode another rt...go ask him , he quite friendly

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The Nuvi 500 is only S$340 from JK Commercial? That's a good price. Did you have to bargain? The price listed on their website is $499, see the link below. Really very tempting if it is S$340 :)

 

http://jkcommercial.com.sg/index-1.html

 

By the way, does JK offer service to help connect GPS to power source of bike? Anyone has any experience? I'm really hopeless at electrical stuff...

 

i think package and price has been changed.

 

when i got it.. 499$ package includes

-bike charger (50 S$)

-ram mount set (120 S$)

 

so minus 170 $ from 499 package left GPS nuvi 500 for only 329$.

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Hi,

 

I'd download the map to the SD card & insert it to my 62S yet don't work.

Please advise wat shld I do

 

Did you create a sub directory (folder) name GARMIN ie. X:\garmin

Once you have downloaded the map file named GMAPSUPP.IMG, drop it into that folder.

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Hi,

 

I'd download the map to the SD card & insert it to my 62S yet don't work.

Please advise wat shld I do

 

Hi hst, how much did you get the 62s for?

 

and does anyone here know where to get a mounting for gps(eg etrex vista, 62s) for bike? namely super 4..

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Did you create a sub directory (folder) name GARMIN ie. X:\garmin

Once you have downloaded the map file named GMAPSUPP.IMG, drop it into that folder.

 

Thanks for your kind advise.

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Hi Costar,

 

I paid $460 inc GST for it. Should be a very reasonable price, other shop quoted me 600 - 700.

I also bought a SE asia city navigation map, as I was travelling alone to thailand.

Very useful, can roam around the city without worrying of getting lost.

As for mounting to the bike, I'm not quite sure. I think it don't fits my bike.

Probably you can ask Demon for advise

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here's another one for the GPS guru.

 

I have tried various other makes of maps on the garmin.

they load and run fine in browsing mode but once it starts navigating, the actual path driven on the road does not reflect what is shown on the gps.

 

usually if u are heading straight on a curvy road, it appears to be a straight line on the gps.

 

guru, pls enlighten, tks :)

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here's another one for the GPS guru.

 

I have tried various other makes of maps on the garmin.

they load and run fine in browsing mode but once it starts navigating, the actual path driven on the road does not reflect what is shown on the gps.

 

usually if u are heading straight on a curvy road, it appears to be a straight line on the gps.

 

guru, pls enlighten, tks :)

 

hmmmm i got the same problem in my old handheld etrexvista and it was the base map with no routing capabilities....

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"Bikers Don't leave our body behind , we just a smear on the road"

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I have tried various other makes of maps on the garmin.

they load and run fine in browsing mode but once it starts navigating, the actual path driven on the road does not reflect what is shown on the gps.

 

usually if u are heading straight on a curvy road, it appears to be a straight line on the gps.

 

usually it is just like what mordecai1968 has mentioned, it is not a routable map. One obvious sign the map is not routable is that the position tends to drift ie, not "lock on road". Another way is to check it's routing function using Mapsource.

 

Other possibility is that there was error during updating. The map is make up many different tiles, if there is an error in one tile during updating, and when the tiles are compiled, routing to that affected tile will not be possible but routing in other tiles will not be affected.

 

Another possibility is that map was converted to garmin format, and in the process, some properties such as routing are lost during compiling.

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