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I'm watching to see if this Beeline Moto delivers a good product. It gives basic directions to way points/routes created on your phones GPS.

Most GPS devices have been created to get you from your current location to an address. As riders we are going in "routes," A to B to C to D...etc. On my "older" garmin it's a pain creating routes. I find my phone to be the easiest tool to create routes BUT it's hard to see in the sun.
 

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I rarely add apps to my phone. They want too much info.
Most want to have access to contacts..

My ride to Texas I set 10 way-points on GPS going on state roads.
Texas waypoints: Jasper,TX; Huntsville, TX; Rockdale,TX; Spicewood,TX
 

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I use HD's ride planning website. I plan my route to my destination, as well as the day trips I will be taking from that location, setting all my way-points using my laptop (it's easier using my laptop.) The website allows me to save all of my routes (which helps because I usually have to change them as the trip progresses.) The website allows me to download a GPX file to my laptop for each route and then I copy them onto my Garmin. Once on my Garmin I "Import" the routes and they show up in "Routes" on my GPS under the name I gave them.

Ride plans can be saved as private or public. That's nice because you can look at other people's public routes for ideas when building your own or you can use or adjust their route.

https://maps.harley-davidson.com
 

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I use HD's ride planning website. I plan my route to my destination, as well as the day trips I will be taking from that location, setting all my way-points using my laptop (it's easier using my laptop.) The website allows me to save all of my routes (which helps because I usually have to change them as the trip progresses.) The website allows me to download a GPX file to my laptop for each route and then I copy them onto my Garmin. Once on my Garmin I "Import" the routes and they show up in "Routes" on my GPS under the name I gave them.

Ride plans can be saved as private or public. That's nice because you can look at other people's public routes for ideas when building your own or you can use or adjust their route.

https://maps.harley-davidson.com
I've tried HD's ride planner but lately I've been using Rever. I went Premium to get the Butler Roads added to the maps.

I do the same thing...Create routes on a PC with Rever, download the GPX file, then upload the GPX to my "older" Garmin (which is hit and miss).

It should be simpler so I'm hoping Beeline works.
 

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Interesting site - I checked it out. It doesn't have the public routes like HD. I'm not familiar with the Butler maps but I will look into them. I can't find anywhere in my area where they are sold so I guess I'll have to take a chance and buy one for my next trip.
 

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I use HD's ride planning website. I plan my route to my destination, as well as the day trips I will be taking from that location, setting all my way-points using my laptop (it's easier using my laptop.) The website allows me to save all of my routes (which helps because I usually have to change them as the trip progresses.) The website allows me to download a GPX file to my laptop for each route and then I copy them onto my Garmin. Once on my Garmin I "Import" the routes and they show up in "Routes" on my GPS under the name I gave them.

Ride plans can be saved as private or public. That's nice because you can look at other people's public routes for ideas when building your own or you can use or adjust their route.

https://maps.harley-davidson.com
I've tried uploading to my GPS, I'm not sure if my unit is too to be able to upload old or if it's a user error. (really think it might be option B)
 

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Interesting site - I checked it out. It doesn't have the public routes like HD. I'm not familiar with the Butler maps but I will look into them. I can't find anywhere in my area where they are sold so I guess I'll have to take a chance and buy one for my next trip.
Here's a screen print of the "Butler" roads overlay on Rever Maps in your area of the USA. The roads are; Orange(good), Red(better), Yellow(best).
 

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I've tried uploading to my GPS, I'm not sure if my unit is too to be able to upload old or if it's a user error. (really think it might be option B)
When I plug my Garmin GPS into my laptop without the Garmin software running, the GPS shows up as a drive. On that drive is a directory named GPX. I copy the files I've downloaded from HD into the GPX directory - it has to be in that directory to be able to see them in the next step of the process.

Once the file is in the appropriate directory I unplug the GPS from the laptop and turn it on. At this point if I go to the "Routes" icon under "Where To" the routes will not show. I have to go into "Settings" and then "Routes," select a route and then I get a number of options one of which is to "Import" the route. Once imported the routes show up under Where To - Routes.

It's not the most intuitive process but it's not difficult.
 

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When I plug my Garmin GPS into my laptop without the Garmin software running, the GPS shows up as a drive. On that drive is a directory named GPX. I copy the files I've downloaded from HD into the GPX directory - it has to be in that directory to be able to see them in the next step of the process.

Once the file is in the appropriate directory I unplug the GPS from the laptop and turn it on. At this point if I go to the "Routes" icon under "Where To" the routes will not show. I have to go into "Settings" and then "Routes," select a route and then I get a number of options one of which is to "Import" the route. Once imported the routes show up under Where To - Routes.

It's not the most intuitive process but it's not difficult.
Thanks, I'll give it a shot. I figured it was some little thing that I was messing up.
 

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When I plug my Garmin GPS into my laptop without the Garmin software running, the GPS shows up as a drive. On that drive is a directory named GPX. I copy the files I've downloaded from HD into the GPX directory - it has to be in that directory to be able to see them in the next step of the process.

Once the file is in the appropriate directory I unplug the GPS from the laptop and turn it on. At this point if I go to the "Routes" icon under "Where To" the routes will not show. I have to go into "Settings" and then "Routes," select a route and then I get a number of options one of which is to "Import" the route. Once imported the routes show up under Where To - Routes.

It's not the most intuitive process but it's not difficult.



Rever lets you download GPX files, which I copied to the internal GPX folder of my Garmin AND to the GPX folder on the external SD card, but they don't show up until days later. Again, older Garmin with some apparent issues.
 
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