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post #1 of 12 Old Apr 30th, 2006, 5:21 pm Thread Starter
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Question Garmin 2610

OK all you garmin guys, I ponied up the loot to treat myself to a 2610 couple weeks ago, man what a upgrade from my monochrome streetpilot, anyway how does one enter gps co-ordinates directly into the unit?
Manual is off 0 help and seems like they would prefer you look up intersections instead.
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post #2 of 12 Old Apr 30th, 2006, 5:40 pm
 
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I don't have a 2610 but an older SPIII, but wonders why you would want to ever enter co-ordinates? There is not one corner of my little universe (Europe) that I cannot find entering a street name and number or road number. Even thinking about your vast open spaces in the US, you can still zoom into a place on the GPS and save it as a waypoint, to be included in a route later. I've been using my SPIII for 5 years and never needed to enter co-ordinates, just wondering.
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post #3 of 12 Old Apr 30th, 2006, 6:13 pm Thread Starter
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Thanks for the info, I did try the way you suggested and ended up with what I knew where wrong directions and although correct address wrong part of Detroit.
I did have correct co-ordinates and wanted to enter them as a check.
I am new enough to the 2610 that I was most likly doing something wrong but thought this would be good way out.
Many of our club get togethers are a local eateries and they are given in gps co-ordinates.
Hope that explains my rational.
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post #4 of 12 Old Apr 30th, 2006, 7:46 pm
 
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My first post here...

To enter coordinates into a 2610 do this

-Press Find
-Select Cities
-Select "Near Other" from the center pulldown menu
-Press the Menu key
-Select "Enter as text"
-Enter your coordinates.

Not intuitive at all, and easy to miss on page 20 of the user manual.

I hope this helps
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My first post here...

To enter coordinates into a 2610 do this

-Press Find
-Select Cities
-Select "Near Other" from the center pulldown menu
-Press the Menu key
-Select "Enter as text"
-Enter your coordinates.

Not intuitive at all, and easy to miss on page 20 of the user manual.

I hope this helps
Good first post! ...and FWIW, that's the way I enter coordinates into my 2610. And it's pretty fast once you do it a few times.
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Now I only need about 7,000 more posts to catch up to you, eh? <s>

I have a friend who rides an '04 LT so I'm just looking around for GPS mounting options for him.

I ride an R1200C, and I'm the admin on the www.chromeheads.org forum. I have lots of toys (a 2610 included) attached to my bike...

As I gain some experience with his LT, I may post observations from time to time, and likely see some of you at the BMWMOA rally in Vermont.
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Well welcome to our little corner of cyberspace. I'm sure you have your share of posts over on http://www.chromeheads.org/ .

I use my 2610 on my LT and Ninja...don't leave home without it. For the LT, the Co-Pilot shelf by BMR is the most popular way to go. It's not what I did...but I may upgrade to it someday. On the Ninja I used a Spider-Mount, in conjunction with the Garmin motorcycle mount. Love it.

I'll be at the rally in Vermont...but only Thursday as I have other obligations that Friday.
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He said toys, not farkles. I forget, did we do away with the farkle word?

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He said toys, not farkles. I forget, did we do away with the farkle word?
He said "toys" because the 'F' word is stupid. He is obviously a man of class and wise discernment.
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Thank you Alanz and Joe that was just what the doctor ordered, I have printed it off and will commit to memory forth with.
Hope all is well headed to NC and Georgia for the weekend with co-ordinates entered.
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Yup, I have lots of class, much of it low.

As to some of the toys on my bike, here's a photo attached.

http://www.zenreich.com/ZenWeb/motor...ifications.htm has a list of most of the toys and the suppliers.
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