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2014 GPS Vs SD Cards

Postby lasvegasal » Tue Oct 07, 2014 12:58 pm

Hello everyone,
Seemsnot too many people are familier with the 2014 electrical system and/or the GPS. I went to the Honda Map site and created four "routes" which I then saved on a 128mb SD card. My intention was to upload these to the GPS via the SD port in the truck. I opened the cover and both SD card ports have cards in them. The top slot is marked DATA (Route Data Only) and the lower slot is marked MAP ONLY. My brain locked up in fear of incorrectly removing and inserting the wrong port. Has anyone done this and can tell me which port would my SD card with routes go into?? Is the SD card that is in the top, assuming this is the route SD card, provided by Honda and intended to be used to transfer routes etc?? HELP..

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Re: 2014 GPS Vs SD Cards

Postby redial » Tue Oct 07, 2014 6:14 pm

I believe that the GPS is of Garmin origin. From what I have read, Garmin support should be able to help you through these problems with your GPS. Give them a ring, and see what they say, then get back and let us know what the outcome that occurs.
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Re: 2014 GPS Vs SD Cards

Postby oilboy1162 » Wed Oct 08, 2014 6:20 am

the top card IS your route card. remove it so you can plug it into your computer to drop your routes onto it. then reinsert it back to gps unit in trunk to upload the routes to the bikes system.the owners manual is a little vague on this. plus i believe the data card is 2GB, whereas your only using a 128 MB card.
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Re: 2014 GPS Vs SD Cards

Postby Snowmoer » Wed Oct 08, 2014 2:39 pm

Use the card in the top slot, not one that you picked up at a store. The data needs to be saved in the file that is on the card in the bike. If not saved in that file, the GPS will not find it. As posted, remove it, put it into your computer, save the file, and insert into the GPS slot. When you turn the GPS on, it should tell you that you have a new route to manage. I have found that I could only do one route at a time.
I tried the Honda web site and it was a pain to work with. Could never get a route saved to be able to download to the card. I use Map Source that came with my Zumo GPS from another bike. It works like a charm.

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Re: 2014 GPS Vs SD Cards

Postby lasvegasal » Sat Oct 11, 2014 2:44 am

OK thanks everyone - I will try and re-visit this Mon-Tues and will report my results..

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Re: 2014 GPS Vs SD Cards

Postby marvincshepard » Sat Dec 27, 2014 5:39 pm

If you contact Garmin use this number it by passes all the other vehicles and goes straight to Goldwing Navi Support 866-606-7555

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