Don’t Buy Any Motorcycle GPS Navigator, Until You Hear
In this podcast Andy interviews Tony Kirby from Touratech
Australia and renowned Two Wheels Journalist on recent
articles he has written about motorcycle GPS units.
I ask Tony the hard questions like which is the BEST one!
And what GPS Accessories do I need? What are the must have
I also explain to Tony how I want to use a GPS and will it
do what I want?
There is a wealth of information in this interview as Tony
has reviewed quite a few Motorcycle GPS units and has some
pretty clear ideas of what makes a good one. He has also used
them over many thousands of k’s of off road and bitumen
Tony also tells you how not to waste your money by buying
the WRONG one for a motorcyclist.
What bracket should you get? And are the ones they come with
good enough? You will find out in this podcast.
Talk to Tony about brackets: 0357295529
We talk about the purchasing pitfalls, how important is the
packaged software and will you need a memory card?
Tell me what you think. Did I ask him enough or is there
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I also have the Garmin Zumo 550, so I was wondering if you had
the same problem as me, in that I can’t get rid of the crappy
sample songs that come on the unit when purchased. I’ve
connected the unit to my PC and deleted the files off the unit
in the MP3 directory and added my own mp3 files in both the
onboard memory and in the additional SD card which all work
well, but the sample songs keep playing in alphabetical order
in with my songs.
It’s a bit weird as I can no longer see the sample mp3 files on
the GPS yet they still play. (X Files stuff I fear).
Did you have this problem as well and do you know a fix?
Anyway, many thanks for the podcasts as I enjoy listening to
have a great day.
I hadn’t thought about it but now you mention it I
did get some strange songs?
I asked one of my mates who is a bit of a guru with this thing
and this is what he said:
I don’t have that problem at all. Do you? Back a
long time ago, when I got the gps I deleted all the stuff I
didn’t want including some pics using windows explorer. So
that’;s where he should start. Next time I plug my gps into the
computer I’ll have a look…but if its not there I don’t know
what I’m looking for if yo know what I mean.
Not much help but there you go.
I went into mine and deleted the songs via my
computer from the mp3 folder on the Garmin. I checked the song
list by artist on the unit itself and they appear GONE. However
will find out when I next play.
So whether that helps or not I don’t know? Do you
have the songs displayed on your unit when searching by artist.
One of them was a couple of dudes which started with A but I
can’t tell you now because mine are gone?
I’ll let you know next time I use the unit whether
Glad your enjoying the podcast. I will do a session
with Mike soon about setup of the Garmin. He has used it
I finally solved the problem with the
unwanted songs on my Garmin Zumo 550, the solution was to
update the zumo’s software to the latest release 4. The upgrade
can be found at http://www8.garmin.com/support/collection.jsp?product=010-00567-00
The update is simple to install as it’s an EXE file you just
run in windows while your Zumo is connected then just follow
the promps, all done and dusted in under 5 minutes.
Ava Good’n mate,