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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 06-28-2020, 04:30 PM Thread Starter
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Time on the new FJR

Got about 300 miles on the new-to-me 2015 this morning. So glad I opted for the newer bike than putting the money into the old one. The cruise control and electronics package make the miles more enjoyable. And the FJR is certainly more comfortable than the VFR for this distance. Might need to start thinking about the seat upgrade. With the seat in the high position it felt like
I was sliding downhill for the entire ride. And I believe the first darkly must be a GPS. Several stops along the way to check the map on my phone. Are you guys using Garmin GPS. My Garmin on my bicycles
Just seems so glitchy. Iíve had three different Garminís and ultimate they are all glitchy.
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Nice pic Eric and glad you are enjoying the new bike. I used to live in Ft Pierce. Miss Florida...sometimes lol.

I have mine set up for a Garmin GPS but honestly I do paper maps nearly 100% of the time. I find GPS's handy for local stuff like finding a particular building in a city, but not for traveling for the most part.

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Nice pic Eric and glad you are enjoying the new bike. I used to live in Ft Pierce. Miss Florida...sometimes lol.

I have mine set up for a Garmin GPS but honestly I do paper maps nearly 100% of the time. I find GPS's handy for local stuff like finding a particular building in a city, but not for traveling for the most part.
I do the opposite but the same- gps for traveling and routing, phone and Google for local eateries, etc.
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I use an old Android phone with MapFactor Navigator (free) installed. Maps are free and downloaded on phone. Phone doesn't have a SIM card, so the app doesn't use any data. Turn by turn instructions, recalculates automatically, easy to set waypoints for planned trips, and if the phones falls out of the holder and gets destroyed or gets stolen, meh - it doesn't cost me anything.
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Sena comm system in my new helmet. Google maps, Waze maps, music, Pandora, IHeart radio and phone. Hard to beat.
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I use a garmin 'cause many times I'm out of cell range. Garmin gives me a heads up of the next turn ahead behind the trees. YES, I know most iphone map apps use the phone's internal gps instead of cell signal, but my garmin always has signal. Unless you in downtown Pittsburgh, darn thing goes haywire there!

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I use an iPhone 11 mounted in a SlipGrip holder. It has never budged in any riding condition. The newer iPhones (and Galaxy phones) are waterproof.

I used to use Navigon app which was very good, but recently went out of business.

Scenic app is what I use now. It is made specifically for motorcycles. The maps are downloaded directly to the phone so cell reception is of no issue.

It can generate “extra curvy” routes from point A to B or start and end in the same place. You can create any route you want and share them with anyone. There are thousands of available routes that people have saved and rated based on various criteria. Its a very powerful and useful tool. The maps are always up to date and high resolution.

If you have a smartphone, there is simply no need for an “old school” Garmin. The hardest part is finding gloves that work on the touchscreen.
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If you don't want to be driven crazy, turn auto recalculate off.... my ride trips are such that I haven't found anything better for planning my routes and loading them into my Garmin. I've tried various phone apps, the only ones that can work for me would be ones not needing cell data... I can't afford that when outside of my own border.

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Looks like you’re headed to Okeechobee. I went through there last Tuesday when bringing the 1290 Super Adventure north from Wellington to Wisconsin. It’s a much better ride up 98 and 441 to Yehaw Junction than taking the Turnpike up. Enjoy the new FJR, it’s a perfect bike for FL riding.

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