Road closed warning totally bogus

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Road closed warning totally bogus

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Just back from a 2800-mile ride and the XT performed very well, with only a few exceptions. Despite the excellent fixes for RUT syndrome discovered by the smart folks here, once in a great while it would still insist on routing me back to a skipped waypoint using up to three RUTs. And answering Yes or No to a recalc request when I go off route to get gas or eat lunch produces inconsistent results -- differing behavior that makes it impossible to decide if No or Yes is the best answer to preserve the pre-planned route.

I also have not figured out what is supposed to happen to pre-planned routes that are running when you break for lunch. If you let the screen time out, when you wake it back up, all seems well. If you do a short press to put it to sleep, it may stop navigating the route or wake up acting like you skipped a shaping point (but recover once you are on the purple stripe). Power it all the way off and the route is no longer active.

But these are minor compared to one I encountered on the way home. I was riding on Route I-84 in Connecticut, which is a major Interstate limited access highway. All of a sudden the XT displayed a red banner and warned that "vehicles are not allowed on this road." Tell that to the dozens of cars and trucks around me all going at least 75 mph. There was no construction, parallel road, or other obvious reason for confusion about the road being closed. It was damn hard to get rid of the warning, and important to do so, because it froze the screen until I quit out of the route and reloaded it.

Other than those quirks, I found the traffic and weather features quite useful and most of the navigation to be reliable.

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Re: Road closed warning totally bogus

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danham wrote: 16 Jun 2023 17:47 differing behavior that makes it impossible to decide if No or Yes is the best answer to preserve the pre-planned route.
My thinking is that the only reason to ever recalc is if you actually need the satnav to get you back to the route. Otherwise I always say no to the recalc and manually navigate back to the route. If you do have to recalc, expect some modification to the remainder of the route. I you have the routes' track showing the screwed up part will be easy to spot. The level of screwedupness will determine whether to continue or restart the route.
danham wrote: 16 Jun 2023 17:47 I also have not figured out what is supposed to happen to pre-planned routes that are running when you break for lunch.
The best option is to just let it go to sleep. Normally I just pull it off its mount and lock it in the trunk, not responding to the prompt that comes up when the bike is turned off. Sometimes I need to take it into the restaurant with me to analyze some aspect of the remaining route in which case I will stop the route, do what I need to do, and then restart the route.

Regarding your I-84 incident, I have seen that too. I may be wrong but I came to the conclusion that the XT thought I was on the wrong of a divided highway (eg: heading eastbound on the westbound side). I don't remember the screen freezing though. IIRC, the warning was brief. I know I-84 well (Sturbridge MA to Scranton PA) so am curious which stretch triggered that warning.
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Re: Road closed warning totally bogus

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Peobody wrote: 16 Jun 2023 19:11
danham wrote: 16 Jun 2023 17:47 differing behavior that makes it impossible to decide if No or Yes is the best answer to preserve the pre-planned route.
My thinking is that the only reason to ever recalc is if you actually need the satnav to get you back to the route. Otherwise I always say no to the recalc and manually navigate back to the route. If you do have to recalc, expect some modification to the remainder of the route. I you have the routes' track showing the screwed up part will be easy to spot. The level of screwedupness will determine whether to continue or restart the route.
I agree and normally use this method.
Peobody wrote: 16 Jun 2023 19:11
danham wrote: 16 Jun 2023 17:47 I also have not figured out what is supposed to happen to pre-planned routes that are running when you break for lunch.
The best option is to just let it go to sleep. Normally I just pull it off its mount and lock it in the trunk, not responding to the prompt that comes up when the bike is turned off. Sometimes I need to take it into the restaurant with me to analyze some aspect of the remaining route in which case I will stop the route, do what I need to do, and then restart the route.
That seemed the best option, so thanks for the confirmation.
Peobody wrote: 16 Jun 2023 19:11 Regarding your I-84 incident, I have seen that too. I may be wrong but I came to the conclusion that the XT thought I was on the wrong of a divided highway (eg: heading eastbound on the westbound side). I don't remember the screen freezing though. IIRC, the warning was brief. I know I-84 well (Sturbridge MA to Scranton PA) so am curious which stretch triggered that warning.
This warning was more than that; it said "no vehicles allowed." I've seen the "you are going the wrong way" warning and this was different. I wish I could recall where I was on 84 (very long day -- 13 hours from Elkins, WV to Cape Cod), but it might have been near Newtown.

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