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March 9, 2012, 02:42 PM

Hmmm, I would have to look, I've got it turned on, but it's never messed up any of my routes, longest custom routes I have used with mine were about 400 miles.
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March 15, 2012, 11:46 AM

Ok, so I have a gps on the way. I'm looking at ways to power it and I am thinking of hooking up a weatherproof USB power socket. I already have an SAE plug hooked up to my battery for my tender. If I solder an SAE plug to the USB plug will I have an issue with rain at the SAE to SAE connection point?
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March 15, 2012, 12:09 PM

Not if you cover the solder & keep wires apart.

I almost did the same, but realized whatever was connected would continue to draw power from the battery even with bike off. I wired mine to live wire when the ignition is on.

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Ok, so I have a gps on the way. I'm looking at ways to power it and I am thinking of hooking up a weatherproof USB power socket. I already have an SAE plug hooked up to my battery for my tender. If I solder an SAE plug to the USB plug will I have an issue with rain at the SAE to SAE connection point?


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Not if you cover the solder & keep wires apart.

I almost did the same, but realized whatever was connected would continue to draw power from the battery even with bike off. I wired mine to live wire when the ignition is on.

The product I'm looking at will not draw power if nothing is hooked up to the USB. My question is not with the solder joints, but when I take one SAE plug and plug it into the other.
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The product I'm looking at will not draw power if nothing is hooked up to the USB. My question is not with the solder joints, but when I take one SAE plug and plug it into the other.
shouldn't be a problem. the charger I have comes with diff SAE tips to plug in.

I didn't want my USB powered when the bike is off & the gps plugged in, so I don't need to keep removing the gps when parked in my garage so it doesn't draw power.


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March 19, 2012, 04:54 PM

Anyone know if the 2300LM would be a good choice? I can't seem find anything on whether it takes custom maps or not.
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March 20, 2012, 08:52 AM

I can't speak to whether it's good/better than any others, but it seems that it will be able to take custom routes. If you go to Garmin's website and look under the specs you will see a category called "Routes". My understanding is that as long as that number isn't 0, then it can take a custom route.
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March 20, 2012, 10:10 AM

This is a great thread as I found out over the weekend I need to add some type of GPS to my bike. I am just a computer idiot and need the help that others have posted to walk me through this stuff.





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March 20, 2012, 10:14 AM

That 755t is pretty cheap.

Not to thread jack or anything but has anybody done the same with custom routes on the Iphone?





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