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I know the GPS has been a pain point for a lot of us including myself. I was just able to get past the 5 waypoint issue with ease. Here the gist of my experience with the GPS and what I found last night. First, let me say that I have tried many different route-mapping tools over the years. I was excited to see the SVTC had a GPS when I bought the bike. I wasn't looking for that as I've ridden all 3 generations of the bike now, I just love the Venture line. When I found out that I could only have 5 waypoints etc etc, just like everyone else I was drastically disappointed.

I’ve used MyRouteApp many times in the past even with HERE Navigation on a Windows phone a long time ago. The last time I used the app was in 2020 and there was a 1.1 GPX format that would download all the waypoints and POIs into the GPS but the route would not come across. Frustrated I just continued to use google maps on my iPhone. Last night I purchased and downloaded the MRA app hoping to use that since I had already built the route. I was getting errors on my iPhone with it. Then, on the MyRouteApp site, I noticed a new 1.1 GPX format that listed the route, waypoints and POIs. Early Saturday morning before the ride I put this file on a thumb drive and uploaded it to the NAVI on the bike. Bing, Band Bob’s your uncle (yeah bad pun I know), there was everything. Heck yeah!

As we rode everything moved along perfectly. Even auto advancing as we passed waypoints. We even stopped for breakfast, waypoint 5. Came out fired up the bike and it picked up right where we were and continued on fine. That is until waypoint 14 of 20. There was a road closure and we ended up taking a different route around the closure. At this point, we did not go past waypoint 14 and the NAVI just got lost. It kept trying to loop me around and back track to the closed road. I switched back to google maps at this point.

Let me close with this though. Since I had not used the NAVI GPS before I have not looked into the use of it much. This was really a fly by the seat of my pants use today. Overall, I think it was a huge success compared to all of our previous results. The biggest take away though is use the file format GPX 1.1 with route, waypoints and POI. I know this busted the 5 waypoint limit but I don’t know what that ceiling would be now. Here is a link to the route we took this morning so you can see what I saw. 

https://www.myrouteapp.com/en/social/route/4951794...

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I need t test that.  Since I really wasn't prepared for it to work so well after all the other issues I didn't know what to do if I could do anything.  Wasn't going to play with it while riding. 

 

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On 7/29/2021 at 4:29 PM, bpate4home said:

I need t test that.  Since I really wasn't prepared for it to work so well after all the other issues I didn't know what to do if I could do anything.  Wasn't going to play with it while riding. 

 

Please let us know what you find.

My wife has hit you up for info in the venture/Eluder owner Facebook page.

I’d be interested to know what up.

Thanks

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On 7/31/2021 at 11:47 PM, ChiefGunner said:

Please let us know what you find.

My wife has hit you up for info in the venture/Eluder owner Facebook page.

I’d be interested to know what up.

Thanks

Hey Chief,

Unfortunately I have not been able to look at this at all due to work and honey do lists. I will try to get out in the garage tonight after work to look at this. I'm also willing to jump online with you and your wife and and share my screens to I can show you what I've done with MyRouteApp's web site as well as the MRA mobile app.  The mobile app basically replaces a GPS system with your phone (not comparable to Google Maps although I like to having the bike's GPS and Google Maps / running).  If you download the maps for the US (about 5.2GB) you don't even need a cell connection. 

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On 7/31/2021 at 11:47 PM, ChiefGunner said:

Please let us know what you find.

My wife has hit you up for info in the venture/Eluder owner Facebook page.

I’d be interested to know what up.

Thanks

Here's what I found last night. I was in the garage and I loaded a route and started playing around with the screen.  I went through every option and I couldn't find a way to remove the first way point so I just shut everything down. This morning I started on my way to work and the route popped right back up. Stopped for gas and started going through the screens. This time I went into the edit route option. Bottom of the screen when you open NAVI. I had a list of 'stuff'. It was basically the first 6 or 7 way points. From here you should just be able to delete the way point you want to skip.  It is not pressing one button like we would all like to see but I think this will work.

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