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    Quote Originally Posted by 2 wheel humvee View Post
    Pity you can't make this trip it would've been great to catch up

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    Steve/Mark

    One never know's does one?

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    I'm One and I don't know


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    As mentioned earlier that I was 'borrowing' the routes at least in part... A now I the 1st night stop at the Chateau de Harze. Very quiet, am the only guest! 👀

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    Enjoy the peace and quiet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joybringer View Post
    Enjoy the peace and quiet
    I'll try and spoil that shall I..............
    Zumo 660 updated maps-installed
    Latest-latest-latest-latest routes downloaded

    Routes loaded onto Zumo?
    I know I'm not alone here.......
    Zumo appears to be loading-takes an age and then decides the file is too big

    So.......buy an 8 or was it a 4 Gig micro SD card, load routes onto micro SD and install SD card into Zumo, presto hey it all appears to work o.k.
    Question-will it work
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    Now completed day 2. Guys you are going to love the route, just watch out for the road that bans motorcycles about 5 miles from the end. You're banned on weekends and bank holidays, guess what, it's a bank holiday today.... Very nice cops, who liked the BMW and sent me on my way with cheer even permitting me to stay on the banned route. Am staying in campsite opposite hotel tonight for a change. Great day, great route, love it love it love it ������

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2 wheel humvee View Post
    I'll try and spoil that shall I..............
    Zumo 660 updated maps-installed
    Latest-latest-latest-latest routes downloaded

    Routes loaded onto Zumo?
    I know I'm not alone here.......
    Zumo appears to be loading-takes an age and then decides the file is too big

    So.......buy an 8 or was it a 4 Gig micro SD card, load routes onto micro SD and install SD card into Zumo, presto hey it all appears to work o.k.
    Question-will it work
    Yeah, it'll work

    For those that don't know already, the Zumo 660 will only store 10 routes on its internal memory. You will need a 4 or 8Gb micro SD card and use MapSource (or BaseCamp for MAcs) to transfer the routes to the SD card, not the Zumo (or BMW Navigator 99 or whatever it is ).

    Then import from the My Data/Import Data/Routes option on the Zumo, and they will eventually appear under Custom Routes.

    The Garmin may say it's recalculating, but it's not actually changing the route, just mapping it internally. The 13 route files will take a few minutes to 'recalculate', but all should be well.

    If in doubt, call Garmin Support on 0808 238 0000. I'm happy to help too, if I can, but I have a hectic few days coming up.

    And my new Tourance EXP front tyre (fitted last week and covered 72 miles) keeps going flat with no sign of a physical puncture So need to sort that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alleycam View Post
    Now completed day 2. Guys you are going to love the route, just watch out for the road that bans motorcycles about 5 miles from the end. You're banned on weekends and bank holidays, guess what, it's a bank holiday today.... Very nice cops, who liked the BMW and sent me on my way with cheer even permitting me to stay on the banned route. Am staying in campsite opposite hotel tonight for a change. Great day, great route, love it love it love it ������
    Glad you're enjoying the ride

    I did the Luxembourg-into-Germany bit a couple of years ago, by accident, and loved every metre of it.

    Didn't go as far then as this route, but thanks for the heads-up

    Enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joybringer View Post
    Yeah, it'll work

    For those that don't know already, the Zumo 660 will only store 10 routes on its internal memory. You will need a 4 or 8Gb micro SD card and use MapSource (or BaseCamp for MAcs) to transfer the routes to the SD card, not the Zumo (or BMW Navigator 99 or whatever it is ).

    Then import from the My Data/Import Data/Routes option on the Zumo, and they will eventually appear under Custom Routes.

    The Garmin may say it's recalculating, but it's not actually changing the route, just mapping it internally. The 13 route files will take a few minutes to 'recalculate', but all should be well.

    If in doubt, call Garmin Support on 0808 238 0000. I'm happy to help too, if I can, but I have a hectic few days coming up.

    And my new Tourance EXP front tyre (fitted last week and covered 72 miles) keeps going flat with no sign of a physical puncture So need to sort that.
    Garmin software is certainly "different"!!!

    just spent a couple of days loading it onto new pc, and getting it to run is a deep joy!

    anyway finally got it running ok, on the latest version, both on zumo and pc, download the route files to zumo.
    "what happened was"...
    zumo loads them onto sd card ( you need to use the all in one file that mark created)
    then go to "my data", where you will see them all, tap screen to check the box next to each route, zumo then tells you it is recalculating (its not really!)
    and after an ice age passes by glacially slow, and it finishes whatever it was doing, if you tap "custom routes", there they all are!!!
    at least, thats what appears to happen, I have selected one or two of the routes and previewed them to see if they "work" and all seems well, but with such clunky gear you never know!

    anyways, if you need to have a chat about it, pm me contact details and we can have a look,(bearing in mind my mediocre understanding of computers ( I thought I understand quite a bit until I tried to use garmin stuff!)

    russ

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    these new fanged things seem to get ever more idiosyncratic.

    I loaded the file provided into Mapsource. Ran the recalculate routine to match them to my older non-NT data. Uploaded the file to the dear old 2610 and hey presto, ready to roll. Took about 7 minutes.
    This space deliberately left blank as the author writes too much pretentious bollocks as it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joybringer View Post


    And my new Tourance EXP front tyre (fitted last week and covered 72 miles) keeps going flat with no sign of a physical puncture So need to sort that.
    I had this happen to me with an EXP, the cause was too many rubber needles (the little rubber strips that stick out when the tyre is released from the mould) preventing the bead from sealing against the wheel rim, spray some soapy water around the tyre bead/wheel rim area and look for bubbles
    Be careful when adding air to the tyre, most garage forecourt air lines will not fit between the wheel spokes and as the tyre valve is made of cheese they are easy to break-if you break it it's new valve-new tyre pressure sensor and a session at your dealers to get the new TPS to talk to the bike's brain DAMHIK
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    Quote Originally Posted by wessie View Post
    these new fanged things seem to get ever more idiosyncratic.

    I loaded the file provided into Mapsource. Ran the recalculate routine to match them to my older non-NT data. Uploaded the file to the dear old 2610 and hey presto, ready to roll. Took about 7 minutes.
    2610 is very much missed, here....I thought i was buying an improved version of it, you know, more memory, faster refresh, bigger screen, touch screen access easy with gloves, etc.....what i end up with is a little box that does some things very well, but requires user to waste large amounts of valuable time and effort overcoming sh*t software design and cr*p user friendliness

    Oh, and all the current maps won't fit on it without delving into deleting files which conatin features that were supposed to be some of its main "improvements"

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2 wheel humvee View Post
    I had this happen to me with an EXP, the cause was too many rubber needles (the little rubber strips that stick out when the tyre is released from the mould) preventing the bead from sealing against the wheel rim, spray some soapy water around the tyre bead/wheel rim area and look for bubbles
    Be careful when adding air to the tyre, most garage forecourt air lines will not fit between the wheel spokes and as the tyre valve is made of cheese they are easy to break-if you break it it's new valve-new tyre pressure sensor and a session at your dealers to get the new TPS to talk to the bike's brain DAMHIK
    Cheers, Steve. I shall know tomorrow...


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    Quote Originally Posted by russ996duke View Post
    2610 is very much missed, here....I thought i was buying an improved version of it, you know, more memory, faster refresh, bigger screen, touch screen access easy with gloves, etc.....what i end up with is a little box that does some things very well, but requires user to waste large amounts of valuable time and effort overcoming sh*t software design and cr*p user friendliness

    Oh, and all the current maps won't fit on it without delving into deleting files which conatin features that were supposed to be some of its main "improvements"
    Agreed. But still miles better than a Tom Tom

    Regarding the file space issue, there is a workaround to either install all the maps on a microSD card (8Gb version is good) or install all maps in MapSource (or BaseCamp if a Mac) and only UK & Ireland maps on the 660, transferring across only the maps you need for each route, as we did in the good old days of yore and the mighty Quest and 2610.

    Not great, I know, and even though I'm on my fifth replacement 660 I still have a little fondness for them

    9 more sleeps
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    Please let me give the Zumo 660 users a few of tips.

    Take a laptop with your current mapping on it and at least two independent sources of the intended routes.

    Make sure the routes match the maps on the 660 and the laptop ie same year/version… check it, then check again

    Upload your routes from the laptop direct to the 660, do not upload them from a card as they will very likely be corrupted when the 660 recalculates them.

    Test all the routes you intend using on your 660, just to make sure its happy with them.

    Have a great trip.
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