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post #21 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-29-2020, 09:08 PM
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Wow..I've gotten turned around before, but my paper maps have never taken me 600 miles off course
Yes in fact what saved me was I had check the route the night before .so was looking for US rt 95 to intersect with HWY 140 ( I just checked ) it wanted me to keep going North I wanted west
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post #22 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-30-2020, 12:31 AM
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I have a Garmin Zumo 396Lmts on the right and a Kyocera Duraforce Pro (ruggedized phone) on the left. The phone has an old $5/month sim from one of my kids' old phones, so it can get (slow) data for G. Maps and Waze. It also runs Cardo app, weather alerts, music and more. I get good audio from both devices on my Freecom 4+.

I tried different map apps, but was not happy with any of them, so I sprung for a Garmin from GPS City when they had one of their big sales. Would love one of the new XT models, but cost is prohibitive right now. Maybe Black Friday...

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post #23 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-30-2020, 06:25 AM
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I always use Apple Maps and Garmin 595LM when traveling. Wouldn’t trust one without the other. Between the two, the canary in the coal one is when they don’t agree. The phone is more accurate, but it doesn’t work in a lot of areas. They are rarely both wrong at the same time.
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post #24 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-30-2020, 12:54 PM
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Eric -
Congrats on the new to you 2015 FJR. like you, I sold a VFR and bought the FJR as well. Much more comfortable on longer trips, much better riding position (for me at least) as well. The FJR is 125 pounds heavier, but it's a lot more bike than the VFR was. Never regretted the move.
Enjoy the FJR.
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post #25 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-30-2020, 01:54 PM
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A little jealous of the cruise control, not gonna lie. 😁
Nice bike, man, glad you're enjoying it.
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post #26 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-30-2020, 07:23 PM
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I could get there before Garmin and get home. Still do without Garmin.
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