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DerekJ_MI

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I have one.  So far it works well, at least in my State.  So I loaded it up with the DK 200 maps and took it to Kansas this past week.  The load up from my computer went fine.

When in Kansas I went to start it up and I was able to select the GPX file just fine. I did and it loaded.  Then I went to press GO and it would think for a few seconds and a box would pop saying that I've exceeded the 124 mile distance for the program to work.  I tired going to the map and pushing GO there and I got the same response.  What the heck? 

I tried loading the Coast to Coast 212 mile route and it worked fine.  I tried loading up all the other shorter events that I've been doing and all those loaded just fine and worked when I pushed GO.  Keep in mind I'm in Michigan and almost all the rides that I've loaded are in MI.  DK obviously  isn't.  So I tried loading up Almanzo 100 as that's in MN.  I got the same error box as I did with trying to start the DK route. 

So, What's going on here?  How do I correct this issue?  I really like the computer but this is not good.  Likely some type of adjustment but I can't figure it out.

I need help.

thanks,

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DerekJ_MI

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Any one? 
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OTHRider

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I'm not familiar with your specific GPS but I have had a similar occurrence with older GPS units back when I was hiking more.

Basically, when I exceeded some random travel distance and turned on my GPS it would be "lost".  If I would go back and tell the GPS to acquire satellites or re-home or whatever the term was, it would then run fine and accurately.  When I returned home, I would have to do the same actions for it recognize where it was.

However,  if I left the GPS unit running while I made my trip, it was tracking constantly and knew exactly where it was at the end and during any subsequent startups in the area.  Yes, it would also use some battery life, so I just made do.

I'm currently using a Garmin 510 and have never had the issue arise over several 1,000 mile trips.  Good luck with your unit.
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