Check out my reply (SNOWGHOST) to the post at:
Welcome to the wonderful world of customer service, or lack of it. If you want updated maps, you'll have to do your own thing. I posted instructions in "Updating your Navigation" thread on how to do this. The last version available is CityNavigator 2009. From now on, Garmin will no longer publish updates to the non-NT versions of their software, which is required for the Honda NAVI, 2008 models and older. If you want a system that you can update going forward, you'll have to replace your Honda NAVI unit with the new hardware being sold as of the 2009 model. Sucks, but that's the reality.Saw the posts. I have experienced many problems due to outdated maps. Just checked and confirmed my maps are City Navigator 2006. ...Doesn't Honda have some responsibility of delivering me a reasonably current set of maps on the GPS of new wing with an MSRP of over $23,000.00? ...delivered with 2 1/2 year old maps?
Any feedback appreciated.
My sentiments, exactly. Why Honda insisted on tying Garmin's hands on the NAVI is like a plumber trying to do brain surgery. Honda blew it trying to tell Garmin how to do the NAVI....Honda should stick with bikes and let Garmin do the GPS. If Garmin products are good enough for the general aviation industry, I'm sure they will work on a GL1800.
Thanks for the reply.
I hear that if we buy a new 2009 NAVI system, it comes with a GoldWing attached. Frankly, I'm going to drive the 2008 I've had for almost two years a little longer before I trade. In the interim, I'm using my Zumo550 on the left handlebar for my navigating needs.Update: Just off the phone with Honda corporate - exactly as we suspected....