how's it going guys and welcome back to the channel listen if you're watching me last year you might remember I did a video on installing a 12-volt accessory outlet onto the sled now the reason I did that I wanted to be able to use a GPS and I wanted to be able to use track maps so track maps makes a bunch of different mapping products for ATVs and snowmobiles in my case I wanted to get the Ontario snowmobile trail maps alright if you remember that video I left off we'd wired a rectifier in to the lighting circuit on the sled we had an outlet that was powered and I kind of left it off there so the main reason for that my slides in 97 my hood is meant and to be honest I've been afraid to drill that big hunk and a hole to put the outlet in so been trying to come up with a solution to mount that outlet to the dashboard so I've got a good solution to finish that install and mount something to the dashboard and I'll show you that in a minute so that was one reason for getting back to these videos the other was the unit itself so if you remember at the time I was using an old Garmin Nuvi there's a great excuse to haul it out of the drawer and it did work right so I could use the track Maps products with it I could see where the trails were I could see where my location was and I could plot out where I was going but there were some features that the track Maps products offered that that Nuvi didn't take advantage of it was just old technology so I reached out to tech track Maps I said at the time they're a great company any questions I had they answered me right away they're really helpful so I asked them about GPS units and what was a good one to use with their product and they were nice enough to actually send me this Montana 6 10 so that that's awesome so this is another video that I'm gonna do we'll do an unboxing in this and talk about some of the features because this I think is a much better GPS for a snowmobiler it's made more for outdoor use so stick around we're going to go ahead and finish off that outlet install in this video and then make sure you subscribe to the channel and we'll do a series on GPS mapping for snowmobilers [Applause] alright so there's the outlet that's where we left off last year when we did the install so this is powered it works I can't plug a GPS into it obviously it's not ideal but as I said I wanted to come up with a way to mount that okay so here's the solution I came up with so rather than come up with a bracket for that one I just got a whole new outlet so this I found on eBay I'll put a link in the description for this video but I'm sure you'll there's lots of different versions of these I actually bought two and this is the one I decide to use so this is a marine 12-volt outlet so it's got a rubber seal to keep moisture out I kind of like the styling in this I think it goes well with the sled that's one of the problems with you have an older slide if you buy aftermarket accessories or if you buy you know mirrors and things like that for the new slide they just don't match the design so you know that's another thing I'm going to do a video on it mate I found some mirrors that I think match this design really well as well but ya know I think that'll do the job and I think it'll look decent on the sled and rather than drilling a big hole for the outlet itself it's just too small screw holes so I think I'm going to mount it a boat there I need to get it down flat enough so the screws are not going to hit anything on that fuel gauge and it'll be back in there protected by the windshield so the first thing we're gonna have to do is take this windshield off so that I can get at this area before I get to that I get a lot of comments on this windshield and I really like it too I think the yellow looks great on this sled so the 670 originally shipped with a two-piece windshield and the top was like a smoke glass color this is a third party product by power-mad it's a 12 inch Cobra windshield in yellow it's a discontinued product but you can find these sometimes on eBay so on this model sled the windshield is mounted onto the hood with a series of eight tabs that go through the hood and they're secured in the back with these rubber hood latches you'll quite often find on a slide this old that these tend to get dried out and cracked so you may find some of them are missing or all of them are missing and a lot of guys will just replace these with a zip tie that works too so it's gonna be back here kind of where these screws come out so I just got to be careful I'm not interfering with the fuel gauge but that should be fine there alright it's actually came out fine nothing broke nothing cracked another cough actually I can clean around underneath it as well you know I might pour maybe she likes Oneg this is actually a good opportunity to clean this because normally you can't get in here and get all the dirt out of the little crevices this is a part of been absolutely dreading so I did make a couple little marks there pretty much got this lined up with the the edge of the hood I'm just gonna make mark there right there all right mr. Lahaul so I'm gonna draw this really really carefully because I can't just go out and buy another hood that is all ready to go in so these are marked positive and negative so red as always is positive and the only thing I did just with a grinder I just took a little notch out of this I don't know if you can see that just for the wires to clear I mean I could drill another hole under here and go up in with the wires but I alright enough time drilling these two little holes so like I said I can't just go and buy another hood I'm really obviously paranoid about cracking this so I'm just gonna use the screwdriver and do this by hand really careful not to over-tighten this yeah so those screws are coming back here so they're actually even if I'm working back here I'm probably not gonna hit them at all because of that block of foam alright so there it is it's mounted it's solid it's got a weather cover so when I'm not using it I'm not getting snow in it and I'll put the windshield back on in a minute but it's really well covered and out of the weather by the windshield as well so I think that's gonna do all right there you go so that is my install finish it's you know in some ways it's not a hundred percent ideal it's a little bit messy but I'm gonna come up with some kind of a clip to keep those wires back out of the way but it's not obscuring my gauges I can reach it fairly easily if I want to unplug that and plug my cell phone in so yeah there you go alright guys so if you think about doing an install like this on your older snowmobile if you want to be able to use track maps you want to be able to run in GPS watch my original videos on the the GPS I'll put a link to those videos in the description for this one but just as a quick recap just remember that you're gonna need if you have an older sled that doesn't have an electric start then you don't have a DC circuit so you're gonna need to get a rectifier to convert AC to DC the one that I talked about in that video from Guillemette innovations is no longer available so you're probably gonna have to buy the outlet and the rectifier separately but just Google snowmobile rectifier I'm sure you're gonna find products out there you know and again the only reason I went with this kind of external marine outlet was so that I can screw it on to my Calley instead of instead of drilling a big honkin hole in it so I think that's about it and then it just wires into your lighting circuit that's pretty straightforward so make sure you watch those videos alright guys so that's it for the install portion of the GPS series we have our 12 volt accessory in our next step is to go ahead and upgrade this Garmin Nuvi again that Montana and so the next video we'll do I'll do an unboxing on Montana and talk about some one features but that's gonna let us really get more out of the track match product you know if you haven't got the money right now for a Montana then this setup is inexpensive you can pick up these old Garmin newbies on eBay eBay really cheap all right now while you waiting for my next video if you want to learn more about track maps head over to their website I'm gonna put a link in the description for this video and when you're done with that head over to my facebook page I'll put that link down there as well if you haven't been in my Facebook page it's a great way to get in touch with me but the other reason that you want to keep an eye on that page is that I'm gonna start doing some giveaways for my subscribers so I'll do some giveaways on the channel itself but my first one is going to be exclusively on the Facebook page and only for my subscribers so keep an eye out there in the next week or so and you'll get a chance to win a free copy of track maps alright guys that's it for me for this video I hope you found it useful enjoyable entertaining educational if you did take a second to mash the like button for me and if you haven't already just a reminder to subscribe to the channel take a second and click that Bell icon you'll get notified when I post a new video alright that's it it is starting to snow I think I'm gonna do some more riding before dinner until next time I'm David Clark and thanks for taking the time to watch first thing I'm gonna do is take the hood off so I can get nice clear the first thing I'm gonna do is take the windshield off it should be far enough back I'm not interfering with the fuel gauge it just hopefully rank a little bit higher in the search engine so actually we've had a lot of snow so we're gonna get out and do some what are you doing you

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11 thoughts on “Snowmobile Mapping, Finishing My GPS Install!

  • July 29, 2019 at 11:35 am
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    Great channel πŸ€™πŸ»
    I have suggestion for a video. Carb vs EFI. Just the basics for buying and maintenance. If you covered this already I apologize. If you haven’t It may sound elementary but for the potential or new sled owners out there it maybe worth the education. Keep videos rolling πŸ‘πŸ»

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  • July 29, 2019 at 11:35 am
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    If you are worried about cracking the hood when screwing the screws in use stainless bolts instead. Slightly overdrill the hole and use nylock nuts on the back. You can also use washers to disperse the stress.

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  • July 29, 2019 at 11:35 am
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    I have those mirrors on my 02 mxz 500 they look good, but hard to see with my risers.

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  • July 29, 2019 at 11:35 am
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    My sled is like yours except its arctic cat, it has a cobra windshield with checkers aswell!

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  • July 29, 2019 at 11:35 am
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    What do you use to make your intros? And nice sled for it’s year!

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  • July 29, 2019 at 11:35 am
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    Nice job! I had this same setup but my NUVI kept freezing up, couldn't handle the cold. I went with a Garmin etrex 30x which is supported by Trakmaps, that's battery powered and just bring extra's. Trakmaps is a bit wonky though, I tried to use it this weekend and it let me down. Can't set a way point and have the GPS follow the trail, it just connects a straight line from A to B.

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  • July 29, 2019 at 11:35 am
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    Oh and does trakmaps cover the US specifically MN WI and Michigan?

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  • July 29, 2019 at 11:35 am
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    Nice video. Looking forward to the gps as I have been considering one for a while. Thanks.

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  • July 29, 2019 at 11:35 am
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    Thanks for the video, David!

    Looking forward to the contest πŸ˜€

    -Paul

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  • July 29, 2019 at 11:35 am
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    I personally wired a USB plug into mine and just use my smartphone… I don't know how TrakMaps compare to the smartphone offerings but I have really enjoyed using Gaia GPS.

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  • July 29, 2019 at 11:35 am
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    I wonder what the difference is between that one and mine. I have the Montana 650. Nive vid Dave.

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