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    Cool

    Anxious for the 660 to arrive, but the more I read here, the more I'm hoping for a model-specific (all ZUMO's) seminar in Bloomsburg?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenwald View Post
    Anxious for the 660 to arrive, but the more I read here, the more I'm hoping for a model-specific (all ZUMO's) seminar in Bloomsburg?!
    It's pretty easy to get familiar with GPS, just use it in the cage for a month or two while we recover from winter in the frozen north.

    There are only minute differences in current Garmin models, some have bluetooth and some don't, some can import routes and some can't -- things like that.

    The older models ran a different interface that was a lot more geeky, but basic functionality is about the same between old and new. The newer models have a simplified interface and are a lot easier to use.

    Many of the users of the older operating system complained of the new interface as being "dumbed down" but most of the complaints were addressed in later versions and high end models. The "new" interface has been used for at least 6 years now.

    Personally, I wouldn't go back to earlier versions. My first Garmin was a 12XL and it wasn't even equipped with a base map.
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    Kevin... You might want to look at this thread. I have posted a number of Custom Routes for the National Rally. (With much feedback from RockBottom- his "backyard")

    When you get your 660 you might want to open one up in MAPSOURCE, save it as a Garmin .GDB file and take a look.. as well as upload a route to your GPS,
    if interested.

    http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?t=51701
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    Quote Originally Posted by DRw2ge View Post
    Kevin... You might want to look at this thread. I have posted a number of Custom Routes for the National Rally. (With much feedback from RockBottom- his "backyard")

    When you get your 660 you might want to open one up in MAPSOURCE, save it as a Garmin .GDB file and take a look.. as well as upload a route to your GPS,
    if interested.

    http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?t=51701
    Will do.

    Thanks!
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    Question

    For those of you who have the following combination:

    A 2005 R1200RT and a Garmin Zumo mounting cradle

    A Question - Where did you wire in your hot lead for power, so that when the ignition is turned off, so is power to the Zumo?

    I plan to have the shop tech wire things in next month on a scheduled visit to the dealer for other maintenance - looking for what I need to know, so it's done right.

    Thanks - Kevin
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    Kevin,
    there is a connector tied off to the front fork area that is swirtched.The part number for the adapter cable is in this thread.

    http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthre...ght=Power+ZUMO
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    Quote Originally Posted by henzilla View Post
    Kevin,
    there is a connector tied off to the front fork area that is swirtched.The part number for the adapter cable is in this thread.

    http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthre...ght=Power+ZUMO
    This one.

    The power off is delayed with the ZFE accessory shutdown. Occasionally, it will not shutdown due to the Zumo's power regulation but not a usual condition.

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    I'm told that the best set up is a direct wired to the battery or accessory fuse block as the GPS can be left on during stops and there won't be the boot time. Only downside is remembering to turn it off.
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    European maps

    does anyone know if I can download the European maps to my zumo 660 and run them in conjunction with the North American maps I already have?

    Or do I need to delete the NA maps?

    I'm doing an Edelweiss trip in June and would like to take the Zumo with me.

    Thanks,
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    Audio out on a Zumo is via a 3.5 mm stereo connection in the cradle. There is no internal speaker. Bluetooth uses the headset profile for the headset device. Incoming audio is a single channel 2.5 mm microphone jack on the cradle. No internal mic. The bluetooth headset profile allows an external low quality mono earpiece and a microphone to tie into the Zumo.

    You may then pair a cellphone using the headset profile. The phone audio will use bluetooth if available. Whether navigation and music transmit over bluetooth is software configurable.

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    Garmin GPS Zumo 660

    Just got back from a 2400 mile trip, with my new garmin zumo 660.
    Never used one on the road ( boats,yes of course).
    Very nice, safety features, and finding campgrounds, eta, lane changes, and warning on curves ahead are just a few of the benefits.
    Sure, it's alot of money, but for a new bike, when you're travelling out of your area, it's worth it.
    The additional wunderlich mount , while also costly, worked nicely, no vibration at all.It is in a perfect position, even with the R1200RT BMW tank bag expanded fully.
    Highly recommend both, after 7 full days out of my element.

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