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Hi All.

New to this bike GPS lark. Always managed with a map and a bit of prior preparation before.

But for the first time in more than a few years took the bike (GSX750SZ Katana) a bit further than the home patch and went to the EuroKat rally up in Denmark.
I bought a Zumo 346 for the trip. But found Base Camp and the user interface on the box itself frustrating to use! To the extent that I went off on the bike and the Zumo stayed at home!

Anyway, got to Denmark and home again but felt I could have done a bit more as I was always following another rider.

So I decided to get to grips with the Zumo. A G-search threw this forum into the fore, and after "lurking" for a few days I have decided to join up.

I have seen some pretty good info already and there seem to be some pretty clued up folk on here. So hope you don't mind but I will probably be asking some daft questions over the coming weeks.

Cheers

Jim
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Welcome! Post away, there seems to always be someone willing to help.
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Welcome to the forum Jim. Most of us found that Basecamp took a bit of figuring out (I know I did). Look at the suggestions in Garmin Basecamp for PC/MAC. It takes a while but when it clicks, it's a good way to plan your routes.
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Welcome to the forum Jim. A lot of nice knowledgeable people here ready to help.

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Welcome to the forum Jim....no such thing as daft questions just daft answers ;)

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Hi Jim, welcome
I have the 346 also. Don't get me started on BC !! I find that so complicated and finniky.
I use this now https://www.myrouteapp.com/en

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hi from New Jersey USA

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tojjer wrote:
26 Aug 2018 19:46
Hi Jim, welcome
I have the 346 also. Don't get me started on BC !! I find that so complicated and finniky.
I used to think the same until I watched a load of videos and did some reading and figured out the way it works

its a bit alien to other programs but it does work well when you figure it out

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Stu wrote:
26 Aug 2018 20:48
tojjer wrote:
26 Aug 2018 19:46
Hi Jim, welcome
I have the 346 also. Don't get me started on BC !! I find that so complicated and finniky.
I used to think the same until I watched a load of videos and did some reading and figured out the way it works

its a bit alien to other programs but it does work well when you figure it out
I feel the same way now about BaseCamp, it was hard to learn but once you do it is a great program.
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Thanks for the welcome all.

It'll be another week before I get back home from work before I can start to play with the box and BC. in the meantime I'll be looking through the "How To..." sections

Cheers
Jim

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