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I've been playing with the trip planner. I really don't want to hang a Garmin on, so I'm trying to learn Trip Planner on the onboard GPS. I'm going to try to learn to like it, but I'm not even close yet. So, here's what's worked for me to get a trip planned, imported and started.

BTW, once you get your plan imported, zoom in big and inspect the route. On one of my imports, a waypoint was 200 yards off the road. You can guess what problems that would cause as you are heading toward that waypoint. I went back and checked that waypoint on Trip Planner and it was spot on the center of the road. I hope the Honda update coming soon fixes that bug too.

1. As of now, there is an 8 waypoint limit (until next update scheduled Jan 19). Right click to enter a waypoint, called a “stop” by trip planner. Zoom in BIG to make sure waypoints are on the road. First waypoint should be at least a few blocks away from your start location.
2. Save it. No spaces or characters. Download to your PC.
3. Drag & drop route to the usb.
4. Take USB to the bike.

ON BIKE
1. Turn on bike.
2. Plug in usb.
3. Press Center Enter Button (ENT)
4. Scroll to Navigation (ENT)
5. Select Menu (ENT)
6. Clear route (if one exists ---) (ENT)
7. Scroll to Routes (ENT)
8. Scroll to Import route (ENT)
9. Import All (or just the one you want) (ENT)
10. Press Home – Turn off Ignition & remove USB

TO SELECT & FOLLOW ROUTE
1. From GPS screen (ENT)
2. Select Menu (ENT)
3. Select Routes. (ENT)
4. Select desired route from list (ENT)
5. Set the route as Destination (ENT)
6. Nav voice will say it's calculating
7. Select Go (ENT) when you are ready to begin route.
8. Navi then displays complete route and also the route from your current location to the first waypoint that was entered in Trip Planner. That point should be at least a few blocks away.
9. If you distribute the route to other GPS users, their units will direct them to the first waypoint from their start location.

Hope this is helpful. I really wish Honda had done a better job with the GPS. I still have lots to learn. I haven't even thought about planning a route from the GPS screen.
 

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Using an address, road intersection or POI at the place you want to add a stop can eliminate the issue of 'dropping' a point off the road (or on the wrong side of a limited access/divided road).

If you have less than the maximum 15 routes saved, there is no need to delete the existing one(s) from the bike before importing another.



Patience and persistence.

Like iOS vs Android, or Texas instruments vs Hewlett Packard (with RPN logic) in the calculator world.
Both work, but they use different rules.
 

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I've been playing with the trip planner. I really don't want to hang a Garmin on, so I'm trying to learn Trip Planner on the onboard GPS. I'm going to try to learn to like it, but I'm not even close yet. So, here's what's worked for me to get a trip planned, imported and started.

BTW, once you get your plan imported, zoom in big and inspect the route. On one of my imports, a waypoint was 200 yards off the road. You can guess what problems that would cause as you are heading toward that waypoint. I went back and checked that waypoint on Trip Planner and it was spot on the center of the road. I hope the Honda update coming soon fixes that bug too.

1. As of now, there is an 8 waypoint limit (until next update scheduled Jan 19). Right click to enter a waypoint, called a “stop” by trip planner. Zoom in BIG to make sure waypoints are on the road. First waypoint should be at least a few blocks away from your start location.
2. Save it. No spaces or characters. Download to your PC.
3. Drag & drop route to the usb.
4. Take USB to the bike.

ON BIKE
1. Turn on bike.
2. Plug in usb.
3. Press Center Enter Button (ENT)
4. Scroll to Navigation (ENT)
5. Select Menu (ENT)
6. Clear route (if one exists ---) (ENT)
7. Scroll to Routes (ENT)
8. Scroll to Import route (ENT)
9. Import All (or just the one you want) (ENT)
10. Press Home – Turn off Ignition & remove USB

TO SELECT & FOLLOW ROUTE
1. From GPS screen (ENT)
2. Select Menu (ENT)
3. Select Routes. (ENT)
4. Select desired route from list (ENT)
5. Set the route as Destination (ENT)
6. Nav voice will say it's calculating
7. Select Go (ENT) when you are ready to begin route.
8. Navi then displays complete route and also the route from your current location to the first waypoint that was entered in Trip Planner. That point should be at least a few blocks away.
9. If you distribute the route to other GPS users, their units will direct them to the first waypoint from their start location.

Hope this is helpful. I really wish Honda had done a better job with the GPS. I still have lots to learn. I haven't even thought about planning a route from the GPS screen.
id never mount a big ole Navi unit either. better job in what way? other than the 8 way point limit, its worked just fine for me. i did place a waypoint on a side street accidentally once because i wasnt zoomed in enough but when i came to realize it, i just deleted it and was on my way.
 

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Using an address, road intersection or POI at the place you want to add a stop can eliminate the issue of 'dropping' a point off the road (or on the wrong side of a limited access/divided road).

If you have less than the maximum 15 routes saved, there is no need to delete the existing one(s) from the bike before importing another.



Patience and persistence.

Like iOS vs Android, or Texas instruments vs Hewlett Packard (with RPN logic) in the calculator world.
Both work, but they use different rules.
Thanks for the info about poi’s & using an address instead of dropping a point. But when I’m trying to force a route to go a certain way, and I don’t know any addresses, I’m not sure there’s an option other than zooming in & dropping a point. Would appreciate any other pointers.
 

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id never mount a big ole Navi unit either. better job in what way? other than the 8 way point limit, its worked just fine for me. i did place a waypoint on a side street accidentally once because i wasnt zoomed in enough but when i came to realize it, i just deleted it and was on my way.

Fortunately, the Honda GPS does us delete points when in motion.


Which is a way to get around the lack of intersection/address/poi usage if a dropped point is misplaced a little.

(or if you change your mind when following a route and want to skip a stop)
 

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GOLD WING NAVIGATION/SOFTWARE JANUARY 2019 UPDATE
Keeping your Gold Wing’s navigation system updated with the latest maps and directions helps you get the most out of one of your bike’s most useful features. This latest version, designed for 2018 and newer Gold Wings, offers the following improvements:

Add up to 99 waypoints per route
Increased XM source hold in low-signal areas
Improved iPhone X compatibility

We’ll walk you through the installation, step by step. It’s easy to do, but if you run into any difficulties you can always contact your Honda dealer. Ready to get started? Let’s go.

Want to know if you already have the latest version? Just click here.

If you have a 2017 or older Gold Wing, while this update is not compatible, you can see more information on your bike’s system here .
 

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I'm just getting started with Trip Planner as well and there is a lot to learn i.e I didn't realize you can drop a way point into the plan and have been using city or town address info. from point to point. I also didn't realize there is a maximum of a 15 trip memory on the bike.

No matter what trials and tribulations it beats a tank bag!
 

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I'm just getting started with Trip Planner as well and there is a lot to learn i.e I didn't realize you can drop a way point into the plan and have been using city or town address info. from point to point. I also didn't realize there is a maximum of a 15 trip memory on the bike.

No matter what trials and tribulations it beats a tank bag!
15 routes (now at 99 points each)

You can also store as many as you like on a usb. Files are tiny, relative to the capacity of usbs that the bike can read.

You can save 1000's that way (if you can figure out a naming convention to re-locate one when you want :nerd:) if you like.
Copy them to the bike as needed.

Keep the originals in the USB library for future use or for sharing with ride companions.



I believe it's also possible to record, store and export import 'tracks' of rides ridden that way as well, but I haven't tried that feature.
 
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