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Figured the Mods/Aftermarket section should be the place for this.


Anyone got any advice on a specific GPS that y'all use on your bikes? I'm looking at once of the Garmins just wondering how y'all got them configured (power mainly) and setup (i'm figuring attatched to your console or bars somehow).

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There is a saying that goes something like "Young riders pick a destination and go, old riders pick a direction and go." Just get a compass.
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There is a saying that goes something like "Young riders pick a destination and go, old riders pick a direction and go." Just get a compass.
Good saying.


I'm more or less looking at it for computing speed since it's known that the speedo's on a lot of bikes tend to be not-so-accurate.


I guess I could always get a handheld simple lil' thing and B.Y.E. it onto the thing...

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There is a saying that goes something like "Young riders pick a destination and go, old riders pick a direction and go." Just get a compass.
That's the way I've always ridden... However, when you find a place you like, it's nice to be able to find your way back...
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if your looking to find out how fast your going you could just buy one of these only $99
http://www.calsportbike.com/cgi-bin/...ex.cgi?pid=800
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I actually wouldn't mind having a GPS for some of the features like nearest gas station, food, and stuff like that. Oh yeah and in case i get lost.
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I got the Magellan Crossover which works great. I also sell the Garmin designed for Motorcycles.

http://moto-madness.com/catalog/inde...&cPath=463_464
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I got the Magellan Crossover which works great. I also sell the Garmin designed for Motorcycles.

http://moto-madness.com/catalog/inde...&cPath=463_464
A bit more expensive than I was lookin' at there M-M.


What's your Magellan? Battery powered or did you find a way to feed it?

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I've had a Garmin Zumo 550 for a year. Excellent. I've had it mounted on my Valkyrie and I am about to order a Techmount for my ZX-14 along with another cradle and power cord. I've found some pretty cool roads that I would never have seen otherwise. Plus you can use it in a Cager with the supplied car mount. Don't use it there anymore as both my vehicles have factory nav systems.

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Oh ambly you was serious about it! I didnt know people put gps on a bike! Just ride till you find yourself at home again!

but if you find a cheap one, i may try it out too

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I've had a Garmin Zumo 550 for a year. Excellent. I've had it mounted on my Valkyrie and I am about to order a Techmount for my ZX-14 along with another cradle and power cord. I've found some pretty cool roads that I would never have seen otherwise. Plus you can use it in a Cager with the supplied car mount. Don't use it there anymore as both my vehicles have factory nav systems.
Yeah I've got a really nice Streetpilot currently for my truck, but it's not weatherised like the Zumo 450 and 550's (550 has bluetooth, xm, etc, right?).

As far as finding routes I typically find myself looking on google maps or whatever justlooking for roads... that's how I tend to find a lot of stuff. Got a few I already wanna try out when I get home.


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Oh ambly you was serious about it! I didnt know people put gps on a bike! Just ride till you find yourself at home again!

but if you find a cheap one, i may try it out too
VAB you know I wouldn't chit you... You're my fav. turd in the Sand!

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A bit more expensive than I was lookin' at there M-M.


What's your Magellan? Battery powered or did you find a way to feed it?
the Magellan is Battery powered. Its waterproof to and can be used in the car, bike or boat. It has alot of capability with the maps
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VAB you know I wouldn't chit you... You're my fav. turd in the Sand!
We'll here thats a hel of a complement! You've ben surrounded by guys for way too long!

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the Magellan is Battery powered. Its waterproof to and can be used in the car, bike or boat. It has alot of capability with the maps
What kind and how many batteries? How long does it typically run on a set of batteries?



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try the tom-tom rider.

http://www.tomtom.com/products/produ...tegory=1&Lid=4

might be a lil costly.

i have a garmin nuvi 350 that i plan on using. i'll just swap it outta the car. it has a small screen (3.5") and is slimline design.
also try the garmin nuvi 200. it's the same size as the 350 but doesn't have the extra features like photoviewer, mp3 palyer etc... and usually runs about $200 bucks.

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Yeah i've been doing some more checking. didn't know that the garmin Quest series are designated for Two Wheel use as well..... kinda nice.

The original Quest you load w/ maps yourself (handy if you already have the disks w/ GPS updates). Comes w/ 115mb of space to upload.... just FYI, I uploaded damn near the entire state of Tx on my regular GPS that only has a 128mb card in it.... I think you'll be alright for your daytrips to stay on top of the updates...


Now the Quest 2 comes preloaded w/ other maps and has...... 140mb of additional space.....


Ehh. the way I see it, the generic basemap of the US is already built into the Quest 1.... which will cover damn near anything i need anyways, the detailed maps just include streets and other POI's.....


Both have a bat life of ~20 hrs....


They're IPX7 rated (IPX7 - the GPS case can withstand accidental immersion in one meter of water for up to 30 minutes for you n00bs out there). The TomTom Rider hasn't been put thru the same trials and comes w/ the flip up lid, i'm thinking that's the weather protection, so I'm worried abou tthe seals/orings.


The motorcycle bracket kit from Garmin comes w/ the audio/power cable too... So there ya have it.


I'm thinkin the original Quest. Does what it needs to do.... Not too frilly, and reasonably priced for a backup/portable/camping/Motorcycle GPS unit.

Can pick it up for $360 at most online stores (i recommend www.the-gps-place.com that's where I picked up my Streetpilot). Unless Moto-Madness can find some way to match that deal...

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I just use a tomtom one & a ram-mount
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we needed a gps on a ride to nyc (brooklyn) to look at a bike for a friend, i was gonna put my gps in my pocket until needed, then i noticed how the cradle was flat, i dremmeled out slots for my mp3 armband, worked very well (full charge lasts 8 hrs cont.) easy to see even when riding, goes right back in the workvan when im done! 2 gps' for the price of 1 haha
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