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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Dec 21st, 2006, 9:52 am Thread Starter
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Nav III help--I'm lost

I recently purchased and wonderful K1200S with the hardbags GPS promotion. Absolutely love this bike, but I found the Nav III manual that came with the bike to be somewhat lacking in specific instructions for trip programing, location programing, use of blue tooth etc. Being GPS challenged (this is my first) can anyone direct me to a place where I can get more detailed instruction on how to use the GPS. I have been to the Garmin site and they don't seem to offer any manuals or tutorials. My dealer said the rather sparse manual that came the Nav III was all they were aware of. I would like to use the GPS to its fullest extend, as I live in the middle of the US's wide open spaces where there is a lot of remote back country.. The GPS would be helpful in exploring on the K-S. as well as on trips, but I haven't not been able to figure out how to program it. Thanks for any help. Dr. B
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Dec 21st, 2006, 10:24 am
 
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Just Play with it!!

Dr. B:
I have been using aviation-based GPS since it first came out for the General Aviation Pilot in the 90's. We used Loran before that... Anyway, If you want to talk about the initial confusion, try doing it while a controller is yelling at you, other airplanes are "somewhere" in your vicinity, and you have to make a low-minimums approach...

There was only one thing we could do - play with the GPS until we could use it easily in the air. Motorcycles are incredibly similiar except the consequences of veering off course are much more immediate. I suggest you do what we used to do in the 90's: Play with it until you got it down pat.

--Don't worry. You won't break it. There is always a reset button that flys back to "momma" if you ever push too many buttons...

Fly Safe - Whether it be 4' or 10,000' off the ground. With these machines, you truly can pass Cessnas...

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I recently purchased and wonderful K1200S with the hardbags GPS promotion. Absolutely love this bike, but I found the Nav III manual that came with the bike to be somewhat lacking in specific instructions for trip programing, location programing, use of blue tooth etc. Being GPS challenged (this is my first) can anyone direct me to a place where I can get more detailed instruction on how to use the GPS. I have been to the Garmin site and they don't seem to offer any manuals or tutorials. My dealer said the rather sparse manual that came the Nav III was all they were aware of. I would like to use the GPS to its fullest extend, as I live in the middle of the US's wide open spaces where there is a lot of remote back country.. The GPS would be helpful in exploring on the K-S. as well as on trips, but I haven't not been able to figure out how to program it. Thanks for any help. Dr. B
I agree with you that the original manual lacks alot of information. If your Nav 111
is registered with Garmin you can go on their website and download the entire
operating manual as I did which is more detailed.

Phil
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Dec 21st, 2006, 3:04 pm
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The BMW Nav III is similar to the Garmin 2820. You can download the 2820 manual from here: http://www.garmin.com/products/manua...t=010-00517-05
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