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Will this program sync to my garmin 665?
 

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I was able to sync with my ZUMO, but the route was broken up into several different routes when imported by ZUMO. Each waypoint is treated like a separate destination and route created for each waypoint instead of one continuous route. Anyone else have this happen?
 

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I was able to sync with my ZUMO, but the route was broken up into several different routes when imported by ZUMO. Each waypoint is treated like a separate destination and route created for each waypoint instead of one continuous route. Anyone else have this happen?
The short answer, is "Yes." But you know I have a tendency to give longer, more thorough answers.

first, I want to clarify the terms, "Location" and "Waypoint" as used in the Harley Road Planner. A location is created when you r-click on the map and select Add Location or select Add Location on the list at left. When you add a location you enter an address and a numbered, square, call-out is displayed on the map. when you r-click on the map and Add Waypoint, a flag is displayed on the map.

The Ride Planner creates a separate route for each Location-pair. That is from 1-2, 2-3, etc. The way points are included in the route as via points. Each Location is included in the route as via point and as a waypoint tag. The routes end up on the GPS under the Routes button. The waypoints end up under the Favorites button.

What I do is do a Manual export of the data to a gpx file, then edit the gpx file with an XML editor before copying it to the GPS. If you are interested, I can explain editing the gpx file.
 

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I was able to sync with my ZUMO, but the route was broken up into several different routes when imported by ZUMO. Each waypoint is treated like a separate destination and route created for each waypoint instead of one continuous route. Anyone else have this happen?

You should have a START [1] and an END [2] anything in between should be a WAYPOINT.

Here's how I do it. If you want to ride certain roads, create a whole bunch of LOCATIONS along the way until you get to your destination. Once you have the route fine tuned, RIGHT CLICK on the LOCATIONS in between the start and end, one at a time starting with [2] and change them to WAYPOINTS.

The waypoints (the more the merrier) prevent the GPS from routing you the way it thinks is the best.

I have a route from Western Illinois to Rapid City South Dakota, that uses 7 roads..... and has 47 waypoints. That keeps the GPS from wanting to use roads that I don't want to use..

I like SD44 and my GPS likes I90.... so the waypoints keep me on SD44 and the nice scenery and away from the interstate in South Dakota. It allows my to pick and choose the interstates that I DO want to use, without turning them off in the settings.

If your route is a multi-day trip, at the end of the day, DO NOT hit STOP. Just let the GPS power down when you stop for the night (or breaks, including meals) .... When you fire the bike back up, the GPS knows it's still on the route, and just takes up where it left off.

I did 3900 miles in a 5 state loop last summer this way, and the GPS never missed a turn.
 

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I was able to sync with my ZUMO, but the route was broken up into several different routes when imported by ZUMO. Each waypoint is treated like a separate destination and route created for each waypoint instead of one continuous route. Anyone else have this happen?
Yes, the overall plan is broken up in to separate plans, but not by way-points, but by destination (the numbered locations that you enter when making the plan). The file names are the name of the overall plan with a 1, 2, 3, etc. at the end of the plan name. What I do is bring up each individual plan on the GPS before taking the trip and rename each, so I know which plan is for which part of the trip by its new name.
 

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PGR's approach is correct. The GPS will route from point to point as it sees fit. If you tell it to use major highways, it will, not the back roads. If you tell it not to use major highways, it will put you on the back roads, but maybe not the ones you want.

So here goes on the structure and editing of the gpx file. gpx is just data in XML format. I'm going to show just the skeleton XML to try to make it easier to explain.

XML is just plain text, so you can open the gpx file in Notepad or Wordpad, but it will all be in one line. Don't worry, you can hit Enter to format the code to make it easier to read. (I'll have more on an editing tool later.)

An xml file contains a collection of tags. Tags begin with <ATagName> and end with </ATagName> ATagName can be anything. Tags can follow one after another and they can be contained within another tag.

The first 2 lines of the gpx define the file as being xml and define the namespaces used in the file. Don't edit them.

<? .... ?> - Defines this file as containing XML
<gpx xmlns=..... > Contains the namespaces used

Now the tags begin. In the Ride Planner gpx, the waypoints come first.
<wpt lat=.... lon=....>
More tags that define the waypoint
</wpt>

There will be one <wpt> tag for each numbered "Location" you entered.

Next come the route tags.
<rte>
Route points...
</rte>

There will be one <rte> tag for each Location-pair, i.e. 1-2, 2-3, 3-4

The Route point tags are
<retpt>
Defintion tags
</rtept>

There is a <rtept> tag for the beginning Location, each waypoint (the flags on the map), and the ending Location. So the last <rtept> of route 1 to 2 is the first <rtept> of route 2 to 3.

The process of editing is to move the <rtept> tags from routes after the first one into the first one without repeating any <rtept> tags. When you are done, delete the extra <rte> tags. So you end up with
<rte>
This is route 1
<rtept>
This is first Location
</rtept>
<rtept>
This is a Location or a Waypoint
</rtept>
<rtept>
This is the last Location
</rtept>
</rte>
That ends the route and the file.

Notes:
1) The Waypoint tags, <wpt>, end up in "Favorites." You can keep them or delete them as you wish.
2) Download XML Notepad 2007
from Microsoft to edit. You can drag the <rtept> tags into position, but you have to be careful how you do it. It's tricky.
 

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Example gpx Before

This is the XML in the gpx file before editing.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="no" ?>
<gpx xmlns="http://www.topografix.com/GPX/1/1" creator="Harley-Davidson Ride Planner" version="1.1" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.garmin.com/xmlschemas/GpxExtensions/v3 http://www.garmin.com/xmlschemas/GpxExtensions/v3/GpxExtensionsv3.xsd http://www.topografix.com/GPX/1/1 http://www.topografix.com/GPX/1/1/gpx.xsd">

<wpt lat="41.58802032470703" lon="-90.36265563964844">
<name>902 Mississippi View Ct - Le Claire, IA</name>
<cmt>902 Mississippi View Ct, Le Claire, IA, 52753</cmt>
<desc>902 Mississippi View Ct, Le Claire, IA, 52753</desc>
<sym>Waypoint</sym>
<extensions>
<gpxx:WaypointExtension xmlns:gpxx="http://www.garmin.com/xmlschemas/GpxExtensions/v3">
<gpxx:DisplayMode>SymbolAndName</gpxx:DisplayMode>
</gpxx:WaypointExtension>
</extensions>
</wpt>

<wpt lat="41.5761833190918" lon="-90.51782989501953">
<name>5320 Corporate Park Dr - Davenport, IA</name>
<cmt>5320 Corporate Park Dr, Davenport, IA, 52807</cmt>
<desc>5320 Corporate Park Dr, Davenport, IA, 52807</desc>
<sym>Waypoint</sym>
<extensions>
<gpxx:WaypointExtension xmlns:gpxx="http://www.garmin.com/xmlschemas/GpxExtensions/v3">
<gpxx:DisplayMode>SymbolAndName</gpxx:DisplayMode>
</gpxx:WaypointExtension>
</extensions>
</wpt>

<wpt lat="42.10483932495117" lon="-91.2658920288086">
<name>National Motorcycle Museum - Anamosa, IA</name>
<cmt>National Motorcycle Museum, 102 Chamber Dr, Anamosa, IA, 52205</cmt>
<desc>National Motorcycle Museum, 102 Chamber Dr, Anamosa, IA, 52205</desc>
<sym>Waypoint</sym>
<extensions>
<gpxx:WaypointExtension xmlns:gpxx="http://www.garmin.com/xmlschemas/GpxExtensions/v3">
<gpxx:DisplayMode>SymbolAndName</gpxx:DisplayMode>
</gpxx:WaypointExtension>
</extensions>
</wpt>


<rte>
<name>Shark Week II, Day 1 FXD-Tim</name>
<rtept lat="41.58802032470703" lon="-90.36265563964844">
<name>902 Mississippi View Ct - Le Claire, IA</name>
<sym>Waypoint</sym>
</rtept>

<rtept lat="41.5761833190918" lon="-90.51782989501953">
<name>5320 Corporate Park Dr - Davenport, IA</name>
<sym>Waypoint</sym>
</rtept>
</rte>

<rte>
<name>Shark Week II, Day 1 FXD-Tim 2</name>
<rtept lat="41.5761833190918" lon="-90.51782989501953">
<name>5320 Corporate Park Dr - Davenport, IA</name>
<sym>Waypoint</sym>
</rtept>

<rtept lat="41.82684326171875" lon="-90.56779479980469">
<name>Via Point 1</name>
<sym>Waypoint</sym>
</rtept>

<rtept lat="42.10483932495117" lon="-91.2658920288086">
<name>National Motorcycle Museum - Anamosa, IA</name>
<sym>Waypoint</sym>
</rtept>
</rte>
 

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Example 2 After

This is the edited gpx file. Waypoints have been removed and <rtept> have ben consolidated.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="no" ?>
<gpx xmlns="http://www.topografix.com/GPX/1/1" creator="Harley-Davidson Ride Planner" version="1.1" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.garmin.com/xmlschemas/GpxExtensions/v3 http://www.garmin.com/xmlschemas/GpxExtensions/v3/GpxExtensionsv3.xsd http://www.topografix.com/GPX/1/1 http://www.topografix.com/GPX/1/1/gpx.xsd">


<rte>
<name>Shark Week II, Day 1 FXD-Tim</name>
<rtept lat="41.58802032470703" lon="-90.36265563964844">
<name>902 Mississippi View Ct - Le Claire, IA</name>
<sym>Waypoint</sym>
</rtept>

<rtept lat="41.5761833190918" lon="-90.51782989501953">
<name>5320 Corporate Park Dr - Davenport, IA</name>
<sym>Waypoint</sym>
</rtept>

<rtept lat="41.82684326171875" lon="-90.56779479980469">
<name>Via Point 1</name>
<sym>Waypoint</sym>
</rtept>

<rtept lat="42.10483932495117" lon="-91.2658920288086">
<name>National Motorcycle Museum - Anamosa, IA</name>
<sym>Waypoint</sym>
</rtept>
</rte>
 

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What I do is bring up each individual plan on the GPS before taking the trip and rename each, so I know which plan is for which part of the trip by its new name.
If you follow my posts on editing the gpx file, you can change the name of the route by changing the <name></name> tag the comes right after the <rte> opening tag.

Example:
<rte>
<name>This is what HRP named it</name>

<rte>
<name>This is what I want to name it</name>

That's much easier than typing on the GPS.
HTH
Tim
 
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