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    Hereís my set up. I use the iQue to follow pre-laid tracks and the Nuvi 500 for 1-second recording. I wired a cigarette lighter in for power.

    I set up a track from Google Earth, upload it to the iQue and colorize it something bright so I can see it when the sunís out in full force. I lay out the most efficient means of driving the roads, then simply follow the track lines. It doesnít always work out because the Google Earth image from around here is 8 years old. Many new roads and some that have had buildings planted on them. But, it keeps the u-turns to a minimum. Trouble with the iQue is it lacks 1-second recording so the tracks I record with it are choppy.

    I got the Nuvi specifically so I could submit better resolution tracks. A bit of serendipity, too. The first map update (1.08) that came along after I got the Nuvi was in a newer format which my iQue doesnít support. I can still lay out tracks and follow them on the iQue, but I need to look at the Nuvi for the latest info. I followed a street of opprtunity, once, from the iQue display only to find the street was already on the 1.08 map.

    The bike is a Kawasaki 130. I also have a Honda TMX 155 here in Cebu and a Honda Shadow 1100 in Florida.

    Pictures of several treks through the mountains of Cebu with Craktskull, as well as other trips, are here: http://picasaweb.google.com/hennme
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    Quote Originally Posted by hennme69c View Post
    Hereís my set up. I use the iQue to follow pre-laid tracks and the Nuvi 500 for 1-second recording. I wired a cigarette lighter in for power.

    I set up a track from Google Earth, upload it to the iQue and colorize it something bright so I can see it when the sunís out in full force. I lay out the most efficient means of driving the roads, then simply follow the track lines. It doesnít always work out because the Google Earth image from around here is 8 years old. Many new roads and some that have had buildings planted on them. But, it keeps the u-turns to a minimum. Trouble with the iQue is it lacks 1-second recording so the tracks I record with it are choppy.

    I got the Nuvi specifically so I could submit better resolution tracks. A bit of serendipity, too. The first map update (1.08) that came along after I got the Nuvi was in a newer format which my iQue doesnít support. I can still lay out tracks and follow them on the iQue, but I need to look at the Nuvi for the latest info. I followed a street of opprtunity, once, from the iQue display only to find the street was already on the 1.08 map.

    The bike is a Kawasaki 130. I also have a Honda TMX 155 here in Cebu and a Honda Shadow 1100 in Florida.

    Pictures of several treks through the mountains of Cebu with Craktskull, as well as other trips, are here: http://picasaweb.google.com/hennme
    Very nice set-up. What mount are you using for the iQue and the Nuvi? Seems to be holding up well and nicely positioned. Hope you can share pics of the mounts and thanks for sharing your pics bai...

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    Just the suction cup mounts. They work very well, although I do have them both tethered loosely to the mirrors just in case the suction cups work loose. The iQue is mounted to the speedometer and the Nuvi is mounted on the front fairing, both surfaces being smooth enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hennme69c View Post
    Hereís my set up. I use the iQue to follow pre-laid tracks and the Nuvi 500 for 1-second recording. I wired a cigarette lighter in for power.

    I set up a track from Google Earth, upload it to the iQue and colorize it something bright so I can see it when the sunís out in full force. I lay out the most efficient means of driving the roads, then simply follow the track lines. It doesnít always work out because the Google Earth image from around here is 8 years old. Many new roads and some that have had buildings planted on them. But, it keeps the u-turns to a minimum. Trouble with the iQue is it lacks 1-second recording so the tracks I record with it are choppy.

    I got the Nuvi specifically so I could submit better resolution tracks. A bit of serendipity, too. The first map update (1.08) that came along after I got the Nuvi was in a newer format which my iQue doesnít support. I can still lay out tracks and follow them on the iQue, but I need to look at the Nuvi for the latest info. I followed a street of opprtunity, once, from the iQue display only to find the street was already on the 1.08 map.

    The bike is a Kawasaki 130. I also have a Honda TMX 155 here in Cebu and a Honda Shadow 1100 in Florida.

    Pictures of several treks through the mountains of Cebu with Craktskull, as well as other trips, are here: http://picasaweb.google.com/hennme
    seeing the two gps's on the bike i thought "overkill"
    then i browsed your picasa album.....



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    now that's overkill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan View Post
    seeing the two gps's on the bike i thought "overkill"
    then i browsed your picasa album.....



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    Wow, Stereo or Surround Vision. How about the rear?

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    Heres what it would look like in video

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_isVdeRwnus

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    Default No, nothing on the rear...LOL

    Quote Originally Posted by Beerboy View Post
    Wow, Stereo or Surround Vision. How about the rear?
    Every once in a while, Craktskull and I get together and go off into the mountains. We're still trying to find the elusive OsmeŮa Peak, highest point on the island, but have run into mechanical problems each time. Another story, though.

    On the left is Craktskull's Nuvi 550. On the right is my Nuvi 500. In the middle is my really old iQueM5. Basically, I use the iQue to tell us where to go but since it cannot record 1 second intervals I use the Nuvi to record tracks for upload.

    What I do first is trace roads that are not on the map on Google Earth, convert and upload to my iQue. My iQue can display uploaded tracks, unlike the Nuvi's. So, I plot out multiple roads to drive, along with alternates, and off we go for the whole day. Having pre-laid tracks keeps us from going off into the wild for 20-30 km only to find a dead end. There are many more pictures in my Picasa album of some of the stuff we've seen.

    http://picasaweb.google.com/hennme

    But, yeah, it does look like overkill, doesn't it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent47 View Post
    Heres what it would look like in video

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_isVdeRwnus

    funny and confusing. hahaha
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    Quote Originally Posted by hbt View Post
    funny and confusing. hahaha
    bro is it more confusing if you have 3 while on the move

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