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Old 21 Feb 2008
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Suzuki Djebel 250's GPS

Hi folks!
I've bought Suzuki Djebel 250 GPS Version.
Does anybody know, is it possible to use this GPS outside of Japan?
As far as I heared, this GPS doesn't support any uploaded maps, it's support only "translated" maps, and therefore this GPS works only in Japan. Is it true?

Any advice is great.
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A little bike with a big old headlight. A great bit of kit. I've got an XT250 Serow but I wish I had your 17 litre tank, you must get 200 miles +

As for the GPS, is it a known make? Post a pic of it, someone may recognise it and be able to help.
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this is exactly Suzuki's model of GPS, you can watch it here:
http://www.motor-cycle.ru/img/thumb.php?id=7092_4.jpg
http://bike.tomsk.ru/catalog/db/5/382.jpg
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Try posting on Suzuki specific sites, maybe you'll have some luck.
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Hey.
I bought the same bike to do the same trip you are possibly doing, in 2002.

Great bike, I fell so many times in Siberia, Mongolia and Kazahkstan but the thing always got up and continued without complaints, cant say that for my legs though... You wont be dissapointed, it got me all the way to Spain without one hiccup.

The GPS didnt work in Russia.
It was working when I was riding out of Vladivostok, I was well chuffed I can tell you.
It stopped working when I was going through a small military town just south of Xhavarovsk(sp?) north of Vlad. I wasnt sure but I was humouring myself that russian sattelites fried my japanese GPS on purpose, these things go through your mind when your alone on the road dont they?

In reality I didnt need the GPS the whole trip anyway.
I hope the track from Xhavarovsk to Chita is better for you now than it was for me back then, or perhaps thats what you are after. One section was particularly tough but it was only 200m or so. Still it took me 7hours to get through it though.
Enjoy the trip, russia is great.
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