On board GPS Navigation system question


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On board GPS Navigation system question

Postby motorhead1977 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:06 pm



Is it possible to upload a route to the on board 2009 navigation system? We are going on a ride with a preplanned route and it occurred to me that it would be great if I could upload the route to the on board navi system like I can with a Garmin or other portable navi system. If it can be done how do I do it. I read the Navigation system manual and didn't see instructions there. Thanks.


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Re: On board GPS Navigation system question

Postby themainviking » Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:48 am

Sorry, no. This did not become available till the 2012 model.
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Re: On board GPS Navigation system question

Postby motorhead1977 » Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:54 am

themainviking wrote:Sorry, no. This did not become available till the 2012 model.


Is it possible to upgrade then? Of course anything is possible with the application of the correct amount of money but I am wondering about at an "ordinary guy" price? :-)
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Re: On board GPS Navigation system question

Postby themainviking » Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:00 am

motorhead1977 wrote:
themainviking wrote:Sorry, no. This did not become available till the 2012 model.


Is it possible to upgrade then? Of course anything is possible with the application of the correct amount of money but I am wondering about at an "ordinary guy" price? :-)


You would need to buy everything, as even the display is different. The cost would be prohibitive. I am not certain the 2012 display would even read the rest of the bikes information, either. Everything is probably firmware, but it is too complicated for me to figure out. Better, in my mind, to just buy a Garmin Zumo and get the best of all worlds, if you need to preplan your routes.
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Re: On board GPS Navigation system question

Postby motorhead1977 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:17 am

themainviking wrote:
motorhead1977 wrote:
themainviking wrote:Sorry, no. This did not become available till the 2012 model.


Is it possible to upgrade then? Of course anything is possible with the application of the correct amount of money but I am wondering about at an "ordinary guy" price? :-)


You would need to buy everything, as even the display is different. The cost would be prohibitive. I am not certain the 2012 display would even read the rest of the bikes information, either. Everything is probably firmware, but it is too complicated for me to figure out. Better, in my mind, to just buy a Garmin Zumo and get the best of all worlds, if you need to preplan your routes.


Ahhh, just as I feared. When we go on these preplanned route rides I'll just take the time to manually enter everything. Thanks!
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Re: On board GPS Navigation system question

Postby tfdeputydawg » Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:23 am

Or buy an add on GPS and chalk up the OEM Nav unit as a total waste of $$$$$$$$$$$$'s!
Along w/the heated seat, that doesn't in cold weather!

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Re: On board GPS Navigation system question

Postby themainviking » Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:36 am

tfdeputydawg wrote:Or buy an add on GPS and chalk up the OEM Nav unit as a total waste of $$$$$$$$$$$$'s!
Along w/the heated seat, that doesn't in cold weather!


My wife says that my stock seat heated well for her, and I felt heat, riding in the fall. I have a Ultimate custom seat on there now, and it heats as well. We have some pretty cool spring and fall days, and there has always been enough heat. I suspect you may have something wrong with your heating system, dawg. Is that possible? And my take on the OEM Navi unit is that it is a very simple unit for simple A to B directionals. VERY overpriced for what it does. It, however, cannot be stolen off the bike without drastic measures, so it does have it's one good point.
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Re: On board GPS Navigation system question

Postby tfdeputydawg » Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:59 am

Nothing wrong w/my seat. When you dress for cold/winter weather, the seat is not hot enough to penetrate my riding suit. Yes, my wife feels it in early spring/fall but, I don't need it then!

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Re: On board GPS Navigation system question

Postby themainviking » Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:36 am

tfdeputydawg wrote:Nothing wrong w/my seat. When you dress for cold/winter weather, the seat is not hot enough to penetrate my riding suit. Yes, my wife feels it in early spring/fall but, I don't need it then!


Sorry, dawg. I misunderstood. You must ride in the winter. They throw salt on our roads at the first sign of a frost and keep at it till mid April, so it needs to get really warm to tempt me into riding. Warm enough that I can really give the bike a good washdown afterwards.
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Re: On board GPS Navigation system question

Postby WOJCIECH » Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:32 pm

I have the 2009 model, you can enter a route to, and through selected places, you can save the destination, and you can call them as you want! For example, Dad, Mom, what do you want?

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Re: On board GPS Navigation system question

Postby themainviking » Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:33 am

WOJCIECH wrote:I have the 2009 model, you can enter a route to, and through selected places, you can save the destination, and you can call them as you want! For example, Dad, Mom, what do you want?


Yes, we can all do that. What we are saying we cannot do is preplan routes on a computer and then transfer them to the motorcycles Navi unit.


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