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  1. 0 comments

    Superb bike that does everything very well. Had this bike for 3 seasons and it was spectacular. Also, contrary to expectation, it has been PERFECTLY reliable. Perfectly, as in: I had NO issues. Zero. Nada.
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    I've been riding for for about 28 years on many different genres of bikes - from dirt, to cruiser, to crotch rocket. I have to say, this bike is by far the best I have had the pleasure of owning and riding. It's versatility, quality, and capability coupled with it's reasonable price point make it a win win!
  3. Eric Hall

    Traxplorer

    Traxplorer is a Google app I've found that seems to be pretty cool. It's easy to view tracks you've created elsewhere but maybe want a better map layer than you bought with your GPS unit. You can also view the tracks you created on your smartphone using Google's My Tracks app. And then of course you can also view the Google maps formats of KML and KMZ. I'm still figuring it all out. It seems to like gpx but not gdb formats.
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    If you are looking for an off road adventure suitable for large Adventure bikes, ride a Backcountry Discovery Route. These maps highlight the official BDR route including fuel stops & camping locations. Includes all of the current BDR maps for Washington, Utah, Arizona and Colorado and a FREE Wolfman carrying case The Backcountry Discovery Routes (BDR) is a community based effort dedicated to establishing and preserving off-highway routes for adventure motorcycle and dual-sport travel. Recent projects include the Washington Backcountry Discovery Route and the Utah Backcountry Discovery Route.
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    OsmAnd+ (OSM Automated Navigation Directions) is a map and navigation application with access to the free, worldwide, and high-quality OpenStreetMap (OSM) data. All map data can be stored on your device's memory card for offline use. Via your device's GPS, OsmAnd offers routing, with optical and voice guidance, for car, bike, and pedestrian. All the main functionalities work both online and offline (no internet needed).OsmAnd+ is the paid application version. By buying it you support the project, fund the development of new features, and receive the latest updates. Some of the main features: Navigation • Works online (fast) or offline (no roaming charges when you are abroad) • Turn-by-turn voice guidance (recorded and synthesized voices) • Optional lane guidance, street name display, and estimated time of arrival • Supports intermediate points on your itinerary • Automatic re-routing whenever you deviate from the route • Search for places by address, by type (e.g.: restaurant, hotel, gas station, museum), or by geographical coordinates Map Viewing • Display your position and orientation on the map • Optionally align the map according to compass or your direction of motion • Save your most important places as Favorites • Display POIs (point of interests) around you • Can display specialized online tile maps • Can display satellite view (from Bing) • Can display different overlays like touring/navigation GPX tracks and additional maps with customizable transparency • Optionally display place names in English, local, or phonetic spelling Use OpenStreetMap and Wikipedia Data • High quality information from the best collaborative projects of the world • Global maps from OpenStreetMap, available per country or region • Wikipedia POIs, great for sightseeing • Unlimited free download, directly from the app • Always up-to-date maps (updated at least once a month) • Compact offline vector maps • Select between complete map data and just road network (Example: All of Japan is 700 MB, or 200 MB for the road network only) • Also supports online or cached tile maps Safety Features • Optional automated day/night view switching • Optional speed limit display, with reminder if you exceed it • Optional speed-dependent map zooming • Share your location so that your friends can find you Bicycle and Pedestrian Features • The maps include foot, hiking, and bike paths, great for outdoor activities • Special routing and display modes for bike and pedestrian • Optional public transport stops (bus, tram, train) including line names • Optional trip recording to local GPX file or online service • Optional speed and altitude display • Display of contour lines and hill-shading (via additional plugin) Directly Contribute to OpenStreetMap • Report map bugs • Upload GPX tracks to OSM directly from the app • Add POIs and directly upload them to OSM (or later if offline) • Optional trip recording also in background mode (while device is in sleep mode) OsmAnd is open source and actively being developed. Everyone can contribute to the application by reporting bugs, improving translations, or coding new features. The project is in a lively state of continuous improvement by all these forms of developer and user interaction. The project progress also relies on financial contributions to fund the development, coding, and testing of new functionalities. Approximate map coverage and quality: • Western Europe: **** • Eastern Europe: *** • Russia: *** • North America: *** • South America: ** • Asia: ** • Japan & Korea: *** • Middle East: ** • Africa: ** • Antarctica: * Most countries around the globe available as map downloads! From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe,from Australia to the USA. Argentina, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Mexico, UK, Spain, ...
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    The GPSMAP 60CSx adds several performance-enhancing features to the popular 60-series products, including a removable microSD™ card, high-sensitivity GPS receiver, barometric altimeter and electronic compass. Pinpoint Your Location — and Direction With the GPSMAP 60CSx, you can find your way in almost any conditions: High-sensitivity GPS receiver gives you improved satellite reception even in heavy tree cover or deep canyons Barometric altimeter provides extremely accurate elevation data Electronic compass can determine your heading and direction, even when you're standing still IPX7 waterproof case can withstand an accidental dunk in the water and still perform Large, color TFT display makes viewing the screen easy, day or night Built-in Americas autoroute basemap, including highways, exits and automatic, turn-by-turn directions Add More Detail The 60CSx comes with a blank 64 MB microSD card, so you can store extra maps from optional MapSource® mapping software. Just connect to your computer with the USB cable, and you can load map data or transfer routes and waypoints. You even can purchase microSD cards that are preloaded with MapSource maps, which means you don't have to connect to your computer. The microSD card slot is located inside the waterproof battery compartment, so you never have to worry about water getting inside. GPSMAP 60CSx: Put the great outdoors in the palm of your hand
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    Premium GPS Motorcycle Navigator 5” dual-orientation, sunlight-readable, glove-friendly touchscreen display Hands-free phone control and spoken directions heard in-helmet via Bluetooth® technology¹ MP3 player; control iPod® and Pandora®² right on the display Monitor motorcycle tire pressure on the zūmo 590LM display with the TPMS accessory (Metal valve stems only)³ Rugged; withstands fuel vapors, UV rays and harsh weather (IPX7 water rating) A Great View of the Road zūmo 590LM has a big, bright 5.0 inch touchscreen display that is easy to read, even in sunlight. With dual-orientation, you can position the navigator horizontally, for a wider view, or vertically, to see more of the route ahead. And, thanks to its high-sensitivity, glove-friendly, intuitive interface, entering information is as easy as shifting gears. The Power of Bluetooth zūmo 590LM features Bluetooth wireless technology. With it, you’re free to talk on your phone without having to remove your gloves or helmet. Simply connect zūmo to your cell phone and a Bluetooth-enabled headset or helmet to make and receive calls. You can also call points of interest through the zūmo Bluetooth interface — perfect for last-minute change of plans or a quick stop for food and fuel. Focus on the road by following spoken street names and navigation commands. zūmo 590LM can transmit voice prompts to your Bluetooth headset or helmet. Garmin Real Directions™ guide like a friend, using landmarks and traffic lights, rather than hard-to-read street names. Music and Media Ride to the beat of your own rhythm. zūmo 590LM includes an MP3 player and is compatible with iPod, iPhone® and Pandora², so you can conveniently control your music through its display. Easily Monitor Tire Pressure zūmo 590LM is compatible with our integrated Tire Pressure Monitor Sensor accessory³ (sold separately). Add a TPMS sensor for each tire and easily monitor the pressure using your zūmo display. Tough and Road-ready With a rugged design that is resistant to fuel sprays, UV rays and harsh weather, zūmo 590LM is built for life on the road. zūmo is thoroughly vibration- and drop-tested to withstand just about anything you can ride through. Ride Smarter with Your Smartphone What’s happening on the road ahead? zūmo 590LM can connect you to live weather radar and traffic information via the Smartphone Link4 app (subscription required). Lifetime Map Updates zūmo 590LM includes free map updates5 for the useful life of your device, so your routes reflect the most up-to-date POI, roads and navigation information available from Garmin. Find Your Perfect Route Looking for a twisty ride? zūmo 590LM features Curvy Roads routing that navigates to winding rides. Round trip routing can plan your ride, according to time, distance or location. Just type in your requirements and let zūmo take care of the rest. Service History Log Tire mileage, tire changes, tire pressure, chain cleanings, oil changes, new spark plugs: let zūmo 590LM keep track of it all. Use the included Service History Log to record date, mileage and performed maintenance. Search Field Easily find addresses and millions of POI. Just type what you’re looking for into the Search Field. Navigate Complex Interchanges with Ease Active Lane Guidance with voice prompts prepares you to ride through an exit or interchange with confidence. As you approach, an animated model uses brightly colored arrows to indicate the proper lane needed for your route; a friendly voice offers additional help. Bird’s Eye junction view offers a detailed view of interchanges, looking down as if from overhead. photoReal junction view realistically displays junctions and interchanges along your route, including the surrounding landscape. Brightly colored arrows indicate the proper lane to ride. More Information at a Glance zūmo 590LM displays speed limit, current speed and time of arrival. With a quick glance, you can read the name of your current street. As you drive, you can easily see places Up Ahead – like fuel, food and ATMs – without leaving the map. Especially for Off-road Adventures zūmo 590LM supports TOPO and custom maps, so you have the freedom to download and follow your own adventure (additional mapping sold separately). zūmo 590LM depicts 3-D terrain so you know what to expect as you ride through the landscape. With TracBack®, you can navigate right back to where you started, along the same route. Extras zūmo 590LM has a built-in trip computer with compass display. zūmo 590LM comes standard with a digital fuel gauge so you can estimate how many miles you can ride before a fuel stop. A speed limit indicator lets you know when it’s time to throttle down. zūmo 590LM is powered by a removable battery. Swap with a backup and you can keep on riding. In addition to a motorcycle mount, zūmo 590LM includes an automotive mount and power cable for use in a car. VIRB™ Compatible zūmo 590LM is compatible with our VIRB action cameras (sold separately). Control VIRB using your zūmo display and you can easily record and relive every ride.
  8. OLATHE, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE [4])--Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the inReach SE+ and inReach Explorer+, the first Garmin devices with inReach satellite communication technology, which was acquired through the purchase of DeLorme in early 2016. The new inReach SE+ and inReach Explorer+ have Pole to Pole global Iridium® satellite coverage for two-way messaging and SOS alerting anywhere in the world. Both models include a built-in GPS for location tracking and basic navigation, and the inReach Explorer+ adds preloaded TOPO maps1, compass, barometric altimeter and accelerometer. From backcountry treks to international adventures, these new inReach devices provide communication, location sharing, navigation and critical SOS functions for anyone who loves getting away from it all, no matter if it’s on land, water or in the sky, all while providing peace of mind for friends and family back home. The inReach SE+ and inReach Explorer+ are being announced in conjunction with the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nev., and will be showcased at the Garmin booth #35811. “Satellite communication is something our customers have been asking for, and we’re pleased to introduce the first Garmin inReach devices following our acquisition of DeLorme last year,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales. “Beneficial for both customers in the field and family at home, the inReach SE+ and Explorer+ provide peace of mind in addition to great functionality for people who want to explore anywhere and communicate everywhere.” Using the worldwide coverage of the Iridium satellite network, the inReach SE+ and inReach Explorer+ can send and receive text messages with any cell phone number, email address or another inReach device, so users can be outside of cellular range without compromising their loved ones’ peace of mind. Both devices have an interactive SOS, which triggers an emergency response from GEOS®, the 24/7 search and rescue monitoring center. After the SOS is received, inReach users are then able to communicate back and forth with GEOS about the nature of the emergency, and receive confirmation when help is on the way. Users can also set up emergency contacts on their devices that will also be notified in the event of an SOS. Both the inReach SE+ and inReach Explorer+ have a built-in high-sensitivity GPS that provides basic navigation, location and tracking data, so users can follow routes, drop waypoints and find their way back using an electronic bread crumb trail. The inReach Explorer+ adds more robust navigation options like preloaded DeLorme topographic maps, built-in digital compass, barometric altimeter and accelerometer. Similar to previous DeLorme devices, the inReach SE+ and inReach Explorer+ are compatible with the web-based MapShare portal. With MapShare, the inReach device sends the user’s trip data, such as tracks and waypoint updates at preselected intervals, so friends and family can follow user’s whereabouts, request a location update and exchange messages. With a compatible smartphone2, the inReach SE+ and Explorer+ can sync with the free Earthmate app for even more compatibility and convenience. With the Earthmate® app, users can access unlimited maps, aerial imagery, U.S. NOAA charts and USGS Quad Sheets. More data, like game management units and parcel information for hunters, is available for purchase. Users can also get optional weather updates and premium weather packages directly to the handheld and the Earthmate app. Additionally, every inReach device comes with free access to a cloud-powered portal so users can plan trips and waypoints, sync and manage their device, store all their tracking data and more. On a single charge, the inReach SE+ and Explorer+ can get up to 100 hours of battery life in tracking mode and up to 30 days in power saving mode. Rugged and designed to withstand the elements, these devices are impact resistant and have an IPX7 water rating3. To access the Iridium network and communicate with an inReach SE+ or Explorer+, an active satellite subscription is required. Depending on usage level, users can opt for an annual contract package or a flexible month-to-month airtime plan, which allows them to pay for service only when they need it. Annual plans range from $11.95 to $79.95 per month (plus activation fee), and month-to-month plans range from $14.95 to $99.95 per month. The inReach SE+ and inReach Explorer+ will be available in the first quarter of 2017. The inReach SE+ will have a suggested retail price of $399.99, and the inReach Explorer+ will have a suggested retail price of $449.99. The inReach SE+ and inReach Explorer+ are the latest solutions from Garmin’s expanding outdoor segment, which focuses on developing technologies and innovations to enhance users’ outdoor experiences. Whether hiking, hunting, geocaching, golfing, or using satellite communication, Garmin outdoor devices are becoming essential tools for outdoor enthusiasts of all levels. For more information about Garmin’s other outdoor products and services, go to http://www.garmin.com/outdoors [5], www.garmin.blogs.com [6] and http://twitter.com/garmin [7]. For decades, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units, including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. For more information, visit Garmin's virtual pressroom at garmin.com/newsroom [8], contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200, or follow us at facebook.com/garmin [9], twitter.com/garmin [10], or youtube.com/garmin [11]. 1 Preloaded inReach TOPO maps are not compatible with other Garmin devices; other Garmin maps are not compatible with this device. 2 Compatible smartphone required. Visit Garmin.com/BLE [12] for more information. 3 Visit Garmin.com/waterrating [13] for more information.
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    Saying that I am in love with this bike would be an understatement. Out of all the motorcycles I have owned throughout the years, the 1290 SA has been my favorite. Modifications: Rottweiler Stage 3 Intake Kit Blackdog Skid Plate Cyclops LED Headlights Cyclops LED Lightbar Mosko Moto Backcountry Bags Blackdog Oil Cooler Guard Rottweiler Stage 2 SAS and Canister Delete Rottweiler CRG Mirros Rox Risers Sagent Custom Seats SW Motech Rear Master Cylinder Guard
  10. Just got done with the IDBDR the other day and making my way back home. I will be posting a ride report shortly. Overall, it was a great trip. It is long, dusty and not as difficult as other BDR's like CO or AZ. The project 990 bike did very well. I did have three flats but had I been running heavy duty tubes, that most likely would not have happened. It was great to finally meet Nate in person as well as ride with Mats again (we did COBDR together two years ago).
  11. A few months back my family and I scheduled a trip to Portland, Oregon to see my wife's dad who was turning 95. Frank is one of the remaining WWII vets who saw battle in Europe, including the Battle at Anzio. Frank Watts holding sand from Iwo Jima Beach. The sand was personally collected by his grandson who was in the Marines at the time. He gave it to Frank for his birthday last month (7/26), thanking him for inspiring him to serve his country. Awesome moment! We love you Frank! As luck would have it, my best friend (Steve Claus) also had to be in Portland for his father's 73rd birthday. We've known each other for over 35 years and have logged many, many off-road miles together. However, for the last 5 years, we've not lived in the same state, so we don't get to ride together. Wait! Once we take care of family stuff, this is an opportunity to ride! I called Steve and told him that we needed to rent some bikes. Of course, he was all in (as always). I did some googlin' and zero'd in on a rental company in Portland that looked like they'd be able to hook us up with a couple of ADV bikes. I soon discovered that even with 60 days notice, everyone was booked out! I guess staging in Portland and riding to Alaska is on the bucket list of just a few, and it was killing my riding plans! I dialed my butt off and found one bike, but not a pair, or dates/times that would not work. I was getting discouraged! Then, a name popped into my head; someone that I came across in running ThumperTalk.com: Uwe Deimer, the owner of AdMo Tours! Duh, why didn't I think of him first? I'm old, so it happens... Long story short, Uwe was also booked up, but he took the time to broker out a deal with a vendor in Klickitat Washington named Cascade Back Road Adventures & Rentals. I got to know the owner (Coit Stone) a bit, learning that he's a passionate off-road guy that started the business not all that long ago, so that he could live close to his mother with health issues. Not a big outfit, but he did everything promised and the two BMW F800GS machines he brought were well outfitted, maintained, and ran flawlessly. Good job Coit! We'll do business with you again in a heartbeat! Oh, and Coit delivered the bikes 100 miles each way to us just outside of Portland, Oregon for a reasonable fee, so don't hesitate to contact him if you stage in Portland. He'll make it happen. At Love's Truck Stop in Troutdale Oregon w/ Steve Claus, where we staged from. So, where'd we go? That's where Rever comes in... As luck would have it, the day we rode was the hottest all week, with temps reaching the mid 90s in some places. Being from central Florida, a welcomed retreat from the summer heat/humidity. Steve, being from high elevation and dry Colorado, didn't necessarily agree! One problem that I have in gathering content for ride reports is that I'm having so much fun riding, I don't take as many pictures as I probably should. So, I'm sure that this report simply won't do the ride scenery full justice. But, I suppose that's probably the case with most rides. Crown Point was our first stop of the day. Unusually calm winds and very, very clear. Pic is looking to the east. Steve Claus and yours truly. Pic is looking to the west, towards Portland, OR. From Crown Point to the last on-ramp to I-84 there are several beautiful waterfalls, some of which you have to hike to to see. We were out to ride, so we only took pics from the road... Steve Claus @ Latourell Falls Bryan Bosch @ Multnomah Falls Sorry, didn't notate the name of these falls. Just a couple of miles east of Multnomah falls. PS - Don't park in the dirt anywhere along the Columbia River Scenic Highway. Ranger Rick almost lit us up with some federal tickets for this "stunt"! Smooth operator Claus silver tongued our way out of it. Getting closer to Lost Lake on the NE side of Mt. Hood (Steve Claus) Lost Lake, Oregon Interesting fact! Lost Lake drains itself every year! Steve testing out some non ADA compliant wonky-ass steps Da money shot! - Lost Lake, Oregon w/ Mt. Hood in the background Solera Brewery in Parkdale, Oregon for some food, relaxation, and cold beer! Ok, no beers. They sure sounded good given the hot day, but not a good mix with motorcycles. Service was a bit slow, but we were in no hurry, food was excellent, and I really like to frequent local establishments vs. chain stores. Walk out the back of the place and there are tables overlooking a fruit tree orchard w/ Mt. Hood in the backdrop. Great setting! Timberline Lodge Ski Resort - Mt. Hood Oregon (looking south towards Mt. Jefferson) Lodge look familiar? I didn't take any pics going down the mountain b/c I had my Go Pro running. But, I later learned that they suck at filming with dead batteries. Where's the face-palm emoji? Before I forget, a big thanks to the folks at Sena for hooking us up with a pair of SMH10 bluetooth headsets. I've known how awesome they are, for whatever reason, I've never taken the plunge. Old habits I suppose. My ride with Steve really took on a whole new dimension by being able to talk and laugh during the whole ride. Don't get me wrong, it would have been fun regardless, but the Sena communicators seriously added to the whole experience. Don't wait to get some like I did. I've been missing out! We finished up the long day with a dip in the Sandy River. Water was coooooooold for this now Florida boy, but after getting used to it, it felt refreshing. Great way to end an awesome day with my best friend! But, now I'm itchin' something awful for the next adventure! It's never enough, is it? Steve, what's next? COBDR is in your backyard my friend. Or, maybe the Tennessee mountains?
  12. AMSTERDAM - January 15, 2015 - (Motor Sports Newswire) - TomTom (TOM2) today launches the all-new TomTom RIDER, designed to make every motorcycle ride more exciting. For the first time, bikers can choose the level of twists and turns they want to ride to create their own adrenaline-filled adventure. Introducing the all-new TomTom RIDER, designed to make every motorcycle ride more exciting. For the first time, bikers can choose the level of twists and turns they want to ride to create their own adrenaline-filled adventure. The all-new TomTom RIDER helps bikers discover and explore new routes. Simply select an area to ride on the map and TomTom RIDER will suggest the most exciting round-trip. Bikers can build excitement before setting out by creating and sharing touring adventures with friends and uploading direct to their TomTom RIDER. “We believe that every ride is a chance for adventure,” said Corinne Vigreux, co-founder and managing director, TomTom Consumer. “So we have designed TomTom RIDER to give bikers more ways to create and discover exciting routes. From the freedom of cruising the open road, to the thrill of leaning into the tightest curve on the highest peak, with RIDER, bikers can create and ride their own perfect adventure.” The stylish, yet rugged TomTom RIDER has been completely redesigned for life on the road. An innovative rotating mount allows bikers to switch to portrait view to see more of the bends ahead. It has a glove-friendly, interactive screen to make it easy to find and explore new places. Bluetooth® enabled audio instructions delivered to the headset or helmet, give bikers more freedom to just enjoy the ride. TomTom RIDER includes features that are designed specifically for bikers: Winding Roads: Find the most exciting winding roads and avoid the boring straights. Hilly Roads: Stay at sea level or climb the highest peaks. Round-trip Planning: Simply select where you want to ride and TomTom Rider will find the most exciting route. Portrait View: Simple rotate to portrait view to see more of the bends ahead. PC Route Planning: Pre-plan a touring adventure before leaving home. Route Sharing: Share a route with other bikers before setting off or after you return home. Lifetime TomTom Traffic: Ride with real-time traffic information for the lifetime of the device. Audio Instructions via Bluetooth: Keep your eyes on the road with audio instructions delivered through your headset. Track Support: Upload tracks (GPX format) and your TomTom Rider will show you the way. Hands-free Calling: Call hands-free while you ride. Weather-proof Design: As weather ready as you are. Glove-friendly Screen: Use your TomTom Rider even while wearing gloves. Sunlight Visibility: Make use of different colour options for different times of day. Trip Recording: Record your trip and relive the adventure any time. Trip Statistics: See how far, how fast and for how long you have ridden. Fully Interactive Screen: Pinch, zoom and swipe to interact with the map. TomTom RIDER will be available from April 2015. See www.tomtom.com/new-rider-400
  13. I was lucky enough to be invited to do the COBDR (Colorado Backcountry Discovery Route) with the crew from GS Riders of GoAZBMW. They are THE best adventure riding group I have ever seen. They are just very well organized, skilled, motivated and give riders feedback on these trips so that everyone becomes a better rider each time they go out. Their leaders seem to be Jason Houle, who they call "the captain," and Mick Williamson, but many of them are active in ride planning, support, ride leading, etc... like Jason's wife Wendi, Mick's wife Michelle, Ryan Frazier (Team USA GS Trophy '12), Jason Apelquist, Kyle Moore, Janus Lund, Bill Cress, etc... Jason does a lot of these events with RawHyde so the group gets the benefit of his professional experience there. If you ever get the chance to ride with them TAKE IT! I grew up in Arizona and I still go out there a few times/year to see family in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area. I was back in Dec '12 and was invited to go on a ride with them up Cherry Creek road, which is part of day 3 on the AZBDR, so it was nice to have some familiarity with that section. At least there was no snow when we rode the AZBDR in May...
  14. A list of some popular GPS Apps for Offline Mobile devices Riding Social: http://www.ridingsocial.com/ Osmand: http://www.osmand.net/ ( ) Gaia GPS: https://www.gaiagps.com/gallery/ BackCountry Navigator: http://www.backcountrynavigator.com/ Every Trail: http://www.everytrail.com/ Ride with GPS: http://www.ridewithgps.com/ MotionX: http://gps.motionx.com/ Dual Sport Maps: (Currently Unavailable and based on the Open Source Osmand APP) http://www.dualsportmaps.com/ Other handy APP's: (Android) DigiHUD Pro Speedometer GPS Fix (Helps acquire GPS Fix faster) Useful Knots Ultimate Survival Manual First Aid - American Red Cross
  15. I have a SPOT Global Phone on order and will be doing a product evaluation on it here at XLADV. I'll do an unboxing video that shows what comes with the phone and then go over some of the features this offers. My friend Rich has one he's used down in Baja. I think Erik VZ has one too. This will surely come in handy on the trail, on various international trips as well as scouting for the upcoming AltRider Taste of Dakar as well as the Nevada BDR. Retail $549 with airtime plans as low as $39.99/month or $480/year
  16. Ruggedized Cloud-Connected Device Provides Most Comprehensive Outdoor Trail Maps Available For Off-Road Enthusiasts LAS VEGAS, NV – January 6, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Magellan will be showcasing its new off-road vehicle navigation solution, the eXplorist TRX7, for the 4×4 and Powersports vehicle consumer market at CES 2016. Designed specifically for the off-roading enthusiast, this OHV navigation solution delivers detailed 3D maps, over 44,000 vehicle trails and community generated trails, improved driver safety and a superior user experience, all at an exceptional value right out of the box. The TRX7 will be displayed at CES 2016 in the Magellan Booth, LVCC South Hall MP25441. “Magellan’s new eXplorist TRX7 is the only complete off-road navigator for adventuring,” commented Stig Pedersen, associate vice president of product management for Magellan. “Pre-loaded trail maps and crowd-sourced trails provide a constantly updating platform, allowing users to plan adventures, navigate, and add pictures and comments to trails. Finally off-roaders have an all-in-one solution that will safely guide them through some of the most fun and exciting trails in the U.S. and Canada.” The Device Off-roading is a harsh environment for consumer electronics; water, dust, constant vibration, high and low temperature extremes, and sunlight, are all part of a standard day off-roading. Built to withstand the harsh demands of off-roading, the Magellan eXplorist TRX7 features: Weatherproof 7″ LCD touchscreen display IP67 ruggedized casing for water and dust proof Powerful Dual Core Cortex-A9 processor running Android™ 4.2 OS, to ensure a fast and smooth off-road navigation experience Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity 1G Mobile DDR2 memory 16GB onboard memory and a 64GB MicroSD card expansion slot Three different mounting options depending on activity bundle purchased: Windshield Suction Cup Mount, Genuine Ram® Handlebar Rail Mount or Genuine Ram® Windshield Suction Cup Mount. The Maps The device comes preloaded with over 44,000 trails, making it the most comprehensive outdoor trail maps available for off-road enthusiasts. The Magellan off-road vehicle platform’s trail maps are cloud based, dynamic, and will continue to grow and be improved by both Magellan and through crowd-sourced additions from the Magellan OHV user community. The detailed off-road maps feature: high-resolution 3D and 2D terrain and contour elevation lines; food, gas, lodging, and general service POIs; 3rd Party trail guides; and more. Share the Ultimate Off-Road Experience Outdoor enthusiasts have incredible stories to tell. The Magellan TRX7 gives off-roaders, campers, and anyone enjoying the outdoors on a vehicle the tools to plan, track and save trail rides. Magellan’s OHV web portal lets users add pictures and comments to their trail rides, and share them with friends, family, or the larger off-road and outdoor communities. Members of Magellan’s dedicated off-road vehicle online community earn achievement badges for posting and sharing “dirt miles” traveled and total number of trails posted. And with integration to social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, users are able to post their greatest trail adventures. Improved Off-Road Safety Users can confidently plan safe and fun trail rides by filtering trails on multiple criteria including: Difficulty, Length (Dirt Miles), Duration, Terrain, Technical Obstacles, and Awesomeness. Additionally, save important waypoints to trail rides, such as campsites, aid stations, and water, so users can easily navigate to those locations. TRX7 users know they will never be lost with Magellan’s Backtrack feature. The TRX7 automatically marks the location of the beginning of a trail ride, and with one touch safely navigates back to the starting point. Availability and Pricing The Magellan eXplorist TRX7 will be available Q1 with an MSRP of $649.99. Additional information about Magellan’s off-road navigation products is also available at www.magellangps.com. About Magellan Headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, MiTAC Digital Corporation, manufacturer of the Magellan (www.magellangps.com) brand of portable GPS navigation devices, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of MiTAC International Corporation. Magellan, the industry leader for innovative GPS navigation devices since 1986, globally markets award-winning products in multiple categories including auto, RV, commercial, outdoor, fitness and mobile. Continuing its spirit of innovation, Magellan is developing new cloud-based technologies, wearables, OEM and B-to-B solutions to meet the changing needs of today’s consumers. Follow Magellan on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
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    Handheld Satellite Communicators with GPS Navigation 100% global Iridium satellite coverage enables 2-way text messaging from anywhere (satellite subscription required) Trigger an interactive SOS to the 24/7 search and rescue monitoring center Track and share your location with family and friends Pair with mobile devices¹ using the free Earthmate® app for access to downloadable maps², U.S. NOAA charts, color aerial imagery and more inReach Explorer+ device adds preloaded DeLorme® TOPO maps with onscreen GPS routing plus built-in digital compass, barometric altimeter and accelerometer You may venture off the grid, but you’re never out of reach – as long as you’re carrying an inReach SE+ or inReach Explorer+. These handheld satellite communicators are designed for the outdoor enthusiast who wants to roam farther and experience more – without compromising their loved ones‘ peace of mind. From backcountry experiences to international adventures, inReach provides communication, location sharing, navigation and critical SOS functions for anyone who loves getting away from it all, on land, water or in the skies. Explore Anywhere. Communicate Everywhere. Using the worldwide coverage of the Iridium satellite network, these go-anywhere portable devices let you exchange text messages with any cell phone number or email address anywhere – while using GPS to track and share your journey’s progress. You can also post to social media or even communicate inReach-to-inReach in the field. In case of an at-risk situation, you can also use inReach to trigger an SOS to the 24/7 monitoring center, text back and forth about the nature of your emergency, and receive confirmation when help is on the way. No Cell Tower? No Phone Service? No Problem. inReach SE+ and Explorer+ give you all the tools to stay totally connected. You don’t have to worry about being within range of a cell tower – or encountering spotty coverage in fringe zones or blackout areas. Your inReach communicator works anywhere and everywhere – so you’re never out of range, never out of reach. Track and Share Your Whereabouts Turn on the tracking function of your inReach SE+ or Explorer+ communicator, and let family and friends follow your progress on their computers or mobile devices, using the web-based MapShare® portal. The inReach device will send waypoints at preselected time intervals, so followers can track your whereabouts online. You can also invite your crew back home to use MapShare to ping your inReach unit and see your GPS location, track your movements and exchange messages during your trip. You can even embed your MapShare page on a blog, website or social media. Pair with Your Mobile Device For even more capability and convenience, the free Earthmate® app syncs your inReach handheld via Bluetooth® with your compatible Apple® or Android™ device¹ so you can access unlimited maps, aerial imagery and U.S. NOAA charts. Plus, Earthmate allows you to conveniently use all of the inReach features on your paired mobile device. For easier messaging, you can also sync your inReach device with your phone’s contact list to reach anyone, anywhere – with fewer keystrokes. Get Weather Wherever The optional inReach weather forecast service provides detailed updates directly to your inReach device, compatible smartphone or tablet paired with the Earthmate app, so you’ll know what conditions to expect en route. Basic and premium weather packages are offered. And you can request weather forecasts for your current location or any other waypoint or destination on your itinerary. Who Will Answer Your SOS? GEOS Will. GEOS is the world leader in emergency response solutions and monitoring. They’ve supported rescues in more than 140 countries, saving many lives in the process. And they’re standing by 24/7/365 to respond to your SOS, track your device and notify the proper contacts and emergency responders in your area. Then, while help is on the way, GEOS will continue to text back and forth with you, providing updates and critical information until your situation is resolved. Which inReach Is Right for You? As satellite communicators, both the inReach SE+ and Explorer+ offer identical messaging capabilities. However, it’s on the GPS navigation side that their differences become apparent. While inReach SE+ uses GPS to provide basic grid navigation and allow you to drop waypoints, mark key locations, track your progress, and follow a breadcrumb trail back to base – the inReach Explorer+ goes a step beyond, providing full-fledged GPS on-map guidance with preloaded TOPO mapping and waypoint routings viewable directly on the unit. Plus, a built-in digital compass, barometric altimeter and accelerometer are included with Explorer+ to help you get and maintain accurate bearings anywhere on or off the beaten path. Affordable, Flexible Satellite Airtime Plans To access the Iridium network and communicate with your inReach SE+ or Explorer+ device, an active satellite subscription is required. Depending on your usage level, you can opt for an annual contract package or flexible month-to-month airtime plan. Unlimited Cloud Storage and Trip Planning are Included Every inReach device comes with free access to a cloud-powered portal to plan your trips with routes and waypoints, create preset messages and quick texts, sync and manage your device settings, update your firmware, download additional TOPO maps, link your social media accounts, store all your location tracking data and much more. Built for the Rugged Backcountry Tough, durable, impact resistant and water-rated to IPX7, the inReach SE+ and Explorer+ handhelds are built to keep you up and running – no matter what the elements throw at you. An internal, rechargeable lithium battery comes standard on both units so you can count on long battery life in every mode of operation (up to 100 hours at 10-minute tracking mode (default); up to 75 hours at 10-minute tracking with 1-second logging; up to 30 days at the 30-minute interval power save mode; and up to 3 years when powered off). Recharge via the standard microUSB power cable or optional in-vehicle 12 V charger.
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    Big, Tough Outdoor GPS That Goes Anywhere 4" dual-orientation, glove-friendly touchscreen display 3-axis compass with barometric altimeter Uses rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack or AA batteries Take it hiking. Take it hunting. Take it on the water. Montana 600 features a bold 4" color touchscreen dual orientation display and supports multiple mapping options such as BirdsEye Satellite Imagery, BlueChart® g2 andTOPO U.S. 24K. Montana has key features for the outdoors such as a 3-axis tilt-compensated compass and barometric altimeter. Buy the auto mount and a City Navigator NT® map to get spoken turn-by-turn driving directions. See the Big View Montana 600 features a 4" sunlight-readable touchscreen display that offers crystal clear enhanced colors and displays high-resolution images. Its easy-to-use interface means you’ll spend more time enjoying the outdoors and less time searching for information. Both durable and water resistant, Montana 600 is built to withstand the elements. Bumps, dust, dirt, humidity and water are no match for this rugged navigator. Go Anywhere With an array of compatible mounts, Montana is designed for use on ATVs, in boats, as a handheld or in your car. Use the auto mount with City Navigator maps for spoken, turn-by-turn driving directions, or the rugged mount for your motorcycle or ATV. Go Everywhere Adding more maps to Montana is easy. Load TOPO U.S. 24K maps and hit the trail, plug in BlueChart® g2 preloaded cards for a great day on the water, or load City Navigator map data for turn-by-turn driving directions. Add satellite images to your maps with BirdsEye Satellite Imagery (subscription required). Or, transform paper maps into files you can download to your Montana with Custom Maps. Share Wirelessly With Montana 600 you can share your waypoints, tracks, routes and geocaches wirelessly with other compatible Garmin GPS users. So now your friends also can enjoy your favorite hike or cache — simply press “send” to transfer your information to similar units, and let the games begin. Keep Your Fix With its high-sensitivity, WAAS-enabled GPS receiver and HotFix® satellite prediction, Montana 600 locates your position quickly and precisely and maintains its GPS location even in heavy cover and deep canyons. The advantage is clear — whether you’re in deep woods or just near tall buildings and trees, you can count on Montana 600 to help you find your way when you need it the most. Navigate with Ease Montana 600 has a built-in 3-axis tilt-compensated electronic compass, which shows your heading even when you’re standing still, without holding it level. Its barometric altimeter tracks changes in pressure to pinpoint your precise altitude, and you even can use it to plot barometric pressure over time, which can help you keep an eye on changing weather conditions. Double Your Power Montana 600 features a one-of-a-kind dual battery system. You’ll have the option of using the rechargeable lithium-ion pack or traditional AA batteries — whichever suits your needs better. Find Fun Montana 600 supports geocaching GPX files for downloading geocaches and details straight to it. By going paperless, you're not only helping the environment but also improving efficiency. Montana 600 stores and displays key information, including location, terrain, difficulty, hints and descriptions, which means no more manually entering coordinates and paper print outs. Simply upload the GPX file to your device and start hunting for caches. Plan Your Next Trip Take charge of your next adventure with BaseCamp™, software that lets you view and organize maps, waypoints, routes, and tracks. This free trip-planning software even allows you to create Garmin Adventures that you can share with friends, family or fellow explorers. BaseCamp displays topographic map data in 2-D or 3-D on your computer screen, including contour lines and elevation profiles. It also can transfer an unlimited amount of satellite images to your device when paired with a BirdsEye Satellite Imagery subscription.
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    With a 5 W FRS/GMRS radio, 2.6" glove-friendly color touchscreen GPS with preloaded TOPO 100K maps, barometric altimeter, 3-axis electronic compass, NOAA weather radio and 5-megapixel camera, Rino 655t is a jack-of-all-trades. Rino series from Garmin Pinpoint Your Position With its high-sensitivity GPS receiver and quad helix antenna, Rino 655t quickly finds your position and maintains it – even in heavy cover. Plus, a built-in barometric altimeter and 3-axis compass make it easy to get your bearings without the need to hold it level. See Your Surroundings Rino minisite The device comes preloaded with TOPO 100K maps, which includes coverage of the full U.S. Adding more maps is easy with Garmin's wide array of detailed topographic, marine and road maps. With its microSD™ card slot, Rino 655t lets you load TOPO U.S. 24K maps and hit the trail or plug in BlueChart® g2 preloaded cards for a great day on the water. The device also supports BirdsEye Satellite Imagery (subscription required), that lets you download satellite images to your device and integrate them with your maps. In addition, Rino 655t is compatible with Custom Maps, free software that transforms paper and electronic maps into downloadable maps for your device. Find Your Friends Rino 655t’s unique Position Reporting capability lets you send your exact location to other Rino users so they can see it on their map page. Plus, improved audio performance means it’s easy to communicate with any other conventional FRS/GMRS radio in the area. It can be useful in an emergency, or just a handy way to keep tabs on your hunting party, hiking partner, family or friends. Stay in Touch With plenty of transmit power, Rino 655t also lets you send unit-to-unit text messages to other Rino users in your area – it's ideal for loud or windy conditions, or just when you don't want to disturb the wildlife. It also lets you share your waypoints, tracks, routes and geocaches wirelessly with other compatible Garmin handheld devices. Document Your Journey With Rino 655t’s built-in 5-megapixel autofocus camera, you'll be able to capture the highlights of your outings. Each photo is automatically geotagged with the location of where it was taken, allowing you – or those you share your photos with – to easily navigate back to that spot in the future. View Weather Watches and Warnings For added safety, Rino 655t features a built-in NOAA weather radio that can help you avoid hazardous weather. The radio supports Specific Area Message Encoding, which allows you to see National Weather Service warnings and watches displayed county-by-county on the map screen. Plan Your Next Trip Take charge of your next adventure with BaseCamp™, software that lets you view and organize maps, waypoints, routes, and tracks. This free trip-planning software even allows you to create Garmin Adventures that you can share with friends, family or fellow explorers. BaseCamp displays topographic map data in 2-D or 3-D on your computer screen, including contour lines and elevation profiles. It also can transfer an unlimited amount of satellite images to your device when paired with a BirdsEye Satellite Imagery subscription. Turn Your Computer Into a Base Station The all-new BaseStation lets you turn your laptop (loaded with BaseCamp) into a field command center for tracking multiple Rino units. View real-time GPS information on the larger display of your computer with Rino serving as a router/antenna. And because it’s Garmin GPS-based, safer, more effective search and rescue operations are in your control, even where Internet and cell phone service isn’t.
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    The Quad Lock® Bike Mount Kit for iPhone, Samsung Galaxy and Universal Fit Kits are the lightest and strongest Bike Mounts on the market. Everything you need to secure your smart phone to your bike or motorbike is included in the kit. Never worry about where to put your phone when going on your trip ever again. Have your phone safely secured to your bike, visible and within easy access
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    Advanced GPS GPS aquisition light Custom message button Enhanced antenna performance Dedicated tracking button Improved tracking performance Safety covers over S.O.S. and Help buttons Replaceable button covers Illuminated buttons Message sent indicator light Includes armband case Recyclable packaging More Info... SOS: Emergency assistance request sent with your GPS location to GEOS every 5 minutes until batteries die or until cancelled Help/SPOT Assist: Request help from friends and family every 5 minutes for 1 hour. Up to 10 contacts - phone & email Check In: Lets contacts know where you are and that you're okay. Attempts to send three messages to help ensure successful transmission. Up to 10 contacts - phone and email. Contacts will receive only 1 message. Custom Message: Creates custom non-urgent message to send to friends and family Track Progress: Acquires your GPS location every 10 minutes for 24 hours. Sends each location one time. Previous 2 track points sent with current track point helping ensure consistent recording of movements. Emergency Response Center: GEOS is operational 7 days/week, 365 days a year, operating out of Houston, TX (2 addl. backup locations) History Review: Review all Check In, Track Alert SOS, and Help locations via findmespot.com using Google maps for up to 30 days. Shared Page: You can share messages and locations with others via a personal shared page or SPOT adventures account. Live data viewing up to 7 days, data storage up to 30 days. Can have up to 10 shared pages. Button Covers: Prevent accidental activation of SOS or Help features GPS Signal Indicator: Visual LED status of GPS signal acquired Message Sent Indicator: Visual L
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    GPS Devices

    There are lots of devices out there, and here are a few that are popular in the DS and ADV riding communities. I put this list together based on the # of GPS devices I've seen come through the lines working the GPS table at Dual-Sport and ADV bike events like the Anza Borrego Desert Dash, Big Bear Run, LA/Barstow/Vegas, etc. By popularity: Garmin 60CSx Garmin Montana 650t Garmin 76Csx Garmin 62St Garmin 78Sc Garmin Rhino (2way radio and buddy tracking) 60 series has been discontinued but you can still find them on Amazon and Ebay for about $200. These seem to be about the best units unless you want more real estate, then the Montana is the goto. There are also other ways to run a GPS device on your motorcycle, using a mobile device and an APP. There is another thread up for those types of apps. Personally, I use both the Garmin 60CSx and a 7" Panasonic Tough Tablet running the DualSportMaps.com APP and the Riding Social App. This pic doesn't show the Garmin mounted to a ball on the top clamp, but you get the idea.
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