Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: East Central Iowa
OK, been through this whole nightmare, here's a couple things I've learned..........
1. Stay the hell away from Base Camp, it's a flippin disaster. I can walk there faster than I can create a route in that diabolical program.
2. Turn off all avoidances in your GPS. If you don't it will insist on recalulating all or part every route you load from Ride Planner.
3. Using Harley Ride planner, select "avoid highways for this route" under the directions tab on every segment of the route, unless you want to be on the slab. Do everything you can to create as few waypoints as possible, and if you HAVE to use one, get it as accurate as possible. Zoom way in and make sure it's in the center of the road, not in someone's back yard. After you have the route you want, try deleting some of the waypoints, delete as many as you can get away with.(Can you tell yet that I think waypoints are a pain??)
4. Download the map to the GPS, load it and see if it looks right. Zoom way in if you have too. If it's wrong, go back to ride planner and fix it. BUT, before you load the fixed one to the GPS under the same name, delete the old one off the GPS. If you don't sometimes you'll screw your new route.
5. When riding, when you are close, within a couple miles, to waypoint #1, switch it to #2 before you get to #1. It will recalculate without you having to wait on it.
Hope that helps.
I'm now to the point that I can make new routes that actually work in just a few minutes.
2015 RGU CVO........under continuous change......