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by rbentnail
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Garmin Zumo 590/595
Topic: Zumo 590 & 595 Battery life & charge problems
Replies: 7
Views: 9025
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Re: Zumo 590 & 595 Battery life & charge problems

Russ; Thanks for the generous offer. If you don't mind, I will wait a couple of weeks. I got my nerve up today and tried the fix again. One battery shows a red battery indicator on the screen, so I may have pooched that one. I am testing my second battery now. If I'm still stuck after testing my se...
by rbentnail
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Garmin Zumo 590/595
Topic: Zumo 590 & 595 Battery life & charge problems
Replies: 7
Views: 9025
United States of America

Re: Zumo 590 & 595 Battery life & charge problems

I'd be happy to do it for you but I fear the delay time and costs from you to me would be prohibitive. I understand riding season in The Great White North is nearing its end so tell you what- if someone more convenient chimes in ok, I certainly won't be offended. If no one does and you're good with ...
by rbentnail
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Garmin Basecamp for PC
Topic: Avoiding interstates not working.
Replies: 3
Views: 143
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Re: Avoiding interstates not working.

I found that using the motorcycling profile really screws things up as far as avoidances go. I switched to driving on both the device and Base Camp and the problems went away. I later went back and "converted" re-used routes from motorcycling to driving in Base Camp and was amazed at the differences...
by rbentnail
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Garmin Zumo 590/595
Topic: USB charge lead
Replies: 6
Views: 456
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Re: USB charge lead

Never had a problem with the USB lead charging things, as long as the GPS is in it's cradle and powered up. Doesn't give many amps out though. Others have had a similar problem with their cradle, and here's one thread on it: https://advrider.com/f/threads/garmin-zumo-590lm-usb-power-cable-problem.1...
by rbentnail
Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Garmin Zumo 590/595
Topic: USB charge lead
Replies: 6
Views: 456
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Re: USB charge lead

I originally thought I had a defective cable unit as the usb would not charge my motorola android phone, it worked only as an aux input when both the phone and gps are in place. I subsequently found out that the usb generally does not charge most modern devices from Yamaha and Kawasaki motorcycle fo...
by rbentnail
Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Garmin Basecamp for PC
Topic: Way Points and Via Points
Replies: 9
Views: 409
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Re: Way Points and Via Points

There is another way to make via points that will not announce on the Z550. In Basecamp if you shape the route using the Insert Tool (pencil icon) by clicking and dragging the route, and place the resulting via points PRECISELY in an intersection, the resulting via points will not announce on the Z...
by rbentnail
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Map Updates
Topic: NT2020.1
Replies: 34
Views: 2308
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Re: NT2020.1

Well that didn't work either. This time I’ve formatted the sd card, so let’s see what happens next Garmin's kind of goofy with SD card formatting. I never had any luck doing it on my computer then installing it in the device. I was always better off buying a new card, putting it in right from the p...
by rbentnail
Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Garmin Zumo 590/595
Topic: Male connector
Replies: 4
Views: 340
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Re: Male connector

I went (I think) through the same thing with my 595. The connection on the device itself is a USB-B mini. The connection on the cradle seems to be slightly different as a USB-B does not fit. As far as I could tell, it's Garmin proprietary.
by rbentnail
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Garmin Express for MAC
Topic: Garmin Express Update failed
Replies: 6
Views: 660
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Re: Garmin Express Update failed

Have you considered: open GE and click the settings gear. In General Settings, check the box about running in the background and in Schedule settings, click a box for automatic update time. Just wondering if it will make a difference. It seems to have with my PC. Haven't had a GE update problem in a...
by rbentnail
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Garmin Basecamp for MAC
Topic: Can I use Google Maps to create a route?
Replies: 9
Views: 1109
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Re: Can I use Google Maps to create a route?

can you not alter the settings in google to avoid interstates? we have a tick box to avoid motorways is that the same? Don't know about avoidances in Google maps but, being limited to only 10 shaping points severely limits the custom routing. When you use them up Google automatically routes however...