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GPS reccomendations... - June 8, 2009, 01:27 PM

I don't know much about motorcycle GPS's other than the fact that they are expensive...

just looking for some recomendation's on different GPS models, cheaper the better
if you had any good or bad experiences with these things, let me know...
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Garmin. Been using them for 15 years. I have 3 models each for a different use. Look into the Zumo series. Try to for a 450 used or a left over 550. If not them the Nuvi works but most are not water proof. Also look into RAM mounts. I use www.gpscity.com The 4.3 screen rocks and is easy to read. The little screen is hard to read while moving.


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I don't know much about motorcycle GPS's other than the fact that they are expensive...

just looking for some recomendation's on different GPS models, cheaper the better
if you had any good or bad experiences with these things, let me know...
Ok. I SWEAR by Garmin. It has the better mapping system and ease of control than the rest. I have the Nuvi 750 (I think) that has the extra wide screen. The Zumos are specifically designed for bikes (they supposedly withstand the vibration better) Vibration will kill your GPS. I use a Ram mount on mine. Ill take a pics tomorrow...


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June 9, 2009, 08:44 PM

There are AT LEAST 2 very important things that cheap GPS units don't have, and motorcyclists require:

- Sunlight readable screen. Most GPS units are made for a car. In direct sunlight, you will see nothing.

- Ability to design custom routes. Most GPS units get you from point to point, but they don't let you design your own routes. What is the fun in that? My Garmin 450 comes with software (crappy software, but still) and I can plan my route exactly as I want it.
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June 9, 2009, 10:22 PM

i'm going to be dropping the cash for the new Zumo 660. it better be worth it
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sounds like a worthy investment... its going on my list of things to buy
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Don't forget about the garmin quest. It is color and it has been on the market for a while. I have had mine since 2005 and I am very happy with it. It has been working just fine since I have had it. I have also mounted it on my off road trail/dirt bike and have had no issues with it. If that does not attest to its vibration handling qualities nothing will. They have been on the market for a whiile so you can pick one up quite cheap. It also has a color display. It can be mounted in the car and on the bike.


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There are AT LEAST 2 very important things that cheap GPS units don't have, and motorcyclists require:

- Sunlight readable screen. Most GPS units are made for a car. In direct sunlight, you will see nothing.

- Ability to design custom routes. Most GPS units get you from point to point, but they don't let you design your own routes. What is the fun in that? My Garmin 450 comes with software (crappy software, but still) and I can plan my route exactly as I want it.
I'd like to add 1 real nice feature... Route tracking so you can save the route you rode that day so you can include it later on to your custom route planner!


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June 10, 2009, 11:05 AM

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I don't know much about motorcycle GPS's other than the fact that they are expensive...

just looking for some recomendation's on different GPS models, cheaper the better
if you had any good or bad experiences with these things, let me know...
I'll second, third...whatever for the Garmin units.

I have a 2610 and a 2730. I am planning to sell the 2610 and upgrade to a 2820 or Zumo 550. If you are interested, I'll sell it for $100 and we can meet up somewhere for an exchange. It currently has maps for the entire US loaded on a 2GB CF card. I've had this unit for a coupld of years now and it has been an excellent device. Stickly point though is that I have to go dig out the CD that came with it and has the mapsource software

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I just ordered a TomTom Rider 2. It was $300 on Amazon. The Zumo 660 is just too expensive ($800) with a bunch of features i would never use. I basically just need it to be water proof, blue tooth speaker and i need to be able to make my own route so TomTom wins.

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Don't forget AMA's Garmin discount.
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Zumo 5fiddy best money ive spent. specially if you like to plan your routes ahead of time....
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