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post #1 of 129 (permalink) Old 03-02-2016, 11:52 PM Thread Starter
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Infotainment GPS woes

I'll admit it, even with its quirks I liked using my old Garmin Nuvi GPS on my previous FLTRU.

My new sled has the infotainment navigation system, which I'd like to like, but it's given me issues the few times I've used it.

The most annoying problem is when it recalculates routes instead of using the route I imported.

I go to the H-D Ride Planner & create a route for my ride. Let's say there are 5 stops along the way, each represented by a destination created within the plan in H-D's Ride Planner.

I save the route as a gpx file, copy it to a thumb drive & import it into the Glide's nav system.

Then, when I select it to head out to destination one the system recalculates the route, thereby ignoring the route I created. Hell, if I wanted that functionality I would just enter an address & forego the use of the Ride Planner.

Anyone else have this problem? Is it operator error?


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I know your frustration. I can't count how many times I had to do a U-turn when I used the route planner on a easy trip from Arkansas, through Oklahoma and down to Dallas using backroads, broke out the map a couple of times as well as. On the way home, I ended up using interstate until I actually knew where I was from memory.

So far I haven't been impressed by the GPS at all, but I haven't used it since the new update.
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Have you guys gone into your preferences and selected the way you want to go there? i.e. scenic, twisty.. ?

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I did, but I haven't used my Nav function since late Aug of last year.

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Also, I found if you put way points along the way, that will make it take you the way you want to go. The one draw back, when you get to the way point, if it happens to be one street over, if you don't go by it, it will continually try to take you back to it before letting you go on. I finally figured out, right before I get to the way point, I use the feature, skip waypoint and it solved this problem. Also, along the trip if you accidentally restart the map, it will try to take you all the way back to where you started your trip. You then have to skip your starting point, and all the way points all the way to where you presently are. It sucks that it doesn't recognize like a garmin that once you are past a way point or on the road to simply understand you want to continue your trip from where you presently are. Anyway, it does work the way I do it, just frustration.
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I give my friend some hell when when we end up riding in a circle (more than one time) and I ask did you program in "Most stop-lights"
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The Harley navigation system is definitely a U-turn specialist device. Mine also likes to take me about 700 or 800 kms out of my way if I program it for fastest or shortest route. I really dislike this POS. Other than that the bike is the best thing Harley has ever produced.
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Have you guys gone into your preferences and selected the way you want to go there? i.e. scenic, twisty.. ?
That shouldn't come into play if I import a route.
Taking the time to use something like Harley's Ride Planner (or some software) indicates that I have a specific route I want to travel - for whatever reason.
I don't want, or need, the system to calculate a different route based on some arbitrary parameter (like scenic, twisty, most u-turns, etc.).

Now, if I enter the Nav system & simply enter a destination... that's when I want the system to calculate the route.

If I have imported a route, I just want it to take me along that route.

Seems like such a simple task for a GPS. How on earth did they f this up so bad?
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Also, I found if you put way points along the way, that will make it take you the way you want to go. The one draw back, when you get to the way point, if it happens to be one street over, if you don't go by it, it will continually try to take you back to it before letting you go on. I finally figured out, right before I get to the way point, I use the feature, skip waypoint and it solved this problem. Also, along the trip if you accidentally restart the map, it will try to take you all the way back to where you started your trip. You then have to skip your starting point, and all the way points all the way to where you presently are. It sucks that it doesn't recognize like a garmin that once you are past a way point or on the road to simply understand you want to continue your trip from where you presently are. Anyway, it does work the way I do it, just frustration.

No... this is my complaint. It DOESN'T take me along the route that was imported. It simply calculates a new route, ignoring the route I imported & selected.
Yes, in the Harley Ride Planner (where I created the route) I am saving the waypoints, exporting a GPX file, saving it on a thumb drive, taking the thumb drive to my sled, importing the route, entering the Nav system, selecting the imported route... and the system them calculates a different route, ignoring the route that was imported.

Such simple functionality - my $120 Garmin Nuvi was able to perform this task reliably.

The system should adhere to an imported route, without attempting to recalculate... even if you are one street away from it's route. Importing a route is done deliberately.
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Can't say as I trust it either. Comes in handy once in awhile. But definitely not dependable...
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