2006 GL1800 Navigation Map Update


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rickvey
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2006 GL1800 Navigation Map Update

Post by rickvey » Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:17 am



Good day all. I am looking to see if there is anyone out there who is more technically inclined than I who can put the newest 2018 City Navigator North America map on a Compact Flash card and send it to me? I have no issues paying for it but buying an outdated 2014 map from the Honda Dealer seems ridiculous to me. I just bough a 2006 GL1800 and low and behold I find out the map updates are only as new as 2014? I'm hoping this is the place to find someone like that or someone who has updated their own map who can help a fellow Goldwing rider/owner out. Anyone out there with a similar vintage 1800 as me that has successfully updated their map?



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Re: 2006 GL1800 Navigation Map Update

Post by keithg64 » Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:43 am

Very good question and I'm looking for a similar outcome. I would think some could do this rather easy. With everything I have read there is definitely a step by step procedure but you also need the cards and readers.
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Re: 2006 GL1800 Navigation Map Update

Post by Ghostman » Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:48 pm

One of the things youll find with map updates is that theyre usually 2 years behind the curve . So for a 2018 update theyll be a 2016 maps. I have a 2007 wing and the last update I have is 2012. Most of the time on the 2 lanes it doesnt make much difference but on the highways even with my additional portable GPS on the bike it cant keep up with some of the construction that is constantly ongoing. For some roadtrips I use online planners and print out maps ahead of time just in case.

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Re: 2006 GL1800 Navigation Map Update

Post by rickvey » Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:16 pm

I completely get that if I purchase map updates they are overpriced and also several years old at least. That's why I am asking if someone on this forum has had any success upgrading the maps of a GL1800 that is using the CF Card to get a relatively new map. I also understand the current CF card is 2GB and I have read that several have updated map using a 4GB card...some worked, some didn't. Again, I'm looking for expertise and possible someone to install upgraded maps of City Navigator NT for me on a CF Card so I can plunk it in my Goldwing to see if it works. Preferably someone who has done this in Canada and had it work on their bike? I live in Canada near Ontario so it would have to be factored in possibly. I appreciate any assistance I can get with this.

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Re: 2006 GL1800 Navigation Map Update

Post by themainviking » Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:32 am

rickvey wrote:
Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:16 pm
I completely get that if I purchase map updates they are overpriced and also several years old at least. That's why I am asking if someone on this forum has had any success upgrading the maps of a GL1800 that is using the CF Card to get a relatively new map. I also understand the current CF card is 2GB and I have read that several have updated map using a 4GB card...some worked, some didn't. Again, I'm looking for expertise and possible someone to install upgraded maps of City Navigator NT for me on a CF Card so I can plunk it in my Goldwing to see if it works. Preferably someone who has done this in Canada and had it work on their bike? I live in Canada near Ontario so it would have to be factored in possibly. I appreciate any assistance I can get with this.
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