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Garmin - manual transfer of a route using gpx data

Sunday, September 13, 2015 @ 11:33

Manual transfer of a motorcycle route to a Garmin & BMW Navigator in a few steps.

  1. Find the tour you will like to have on your Garmin
    On the tour you click on the "Add to Download"
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  2. Download the route on your computer
    Once you have found the tour(s) you want to download, you can proceed with:
    -Click on the transfer icon in the header on www.tourstart.org
    -Select the route(s) to download
    -Open "More options"
    -Click on the Garmin icon. Now the download will automatically start.
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  3. Find the GPX file on your computer

    Find the route file on your computer.
    Typically the downloaded GPS files are in the "Download" folder on your computer unless you have chosen another file destination.

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  4. Copy the tour
    Now you need to copy the tour, which is done by right click on the mouse and select "Copy"
  5. Paste in the route file in the Garmin folder
    The GPX file now needs to be pasted in the correct Garmin folder. The folder marked "1" called GPX is the destination folder for the route.
    Once opened the folder, then paste the tour in the folder. 
    This is done by right click on you mouse and select "Paste"

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  6. Disconnect Garmin from the PC
    Now you can safely disconnect the Garmin from the PC, and start-up the Garmin

    Note - on most Garmin GPS devices you shall wait some seconds. Then the Garmin GPS devices ask if you will import the motorcycle tour.
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