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  • Anyone using a GPS?

    I'm going to be buying a GPS nav unit soon to use in my truck and on the Katana. I'm not set yet on any unit in particular but I would like something that is fairly compact but has at least a 3.5" screen so it's easily visible. I was curious if any of you guys had a gps mounted on your bike and what kind you're using and how you have it mounted up

    2002 Katana 600
    1999 Ford F150

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    GPS

    What cell phone provider do you have? sometimes this can be a very cheap alternative, and easier to mount!

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    • #3
      I have AT&T but I don't think my phone supports gps

      2002 Katana 600
      1999 Ford F150

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      • #4
        If you've got Verizon - their Nav application on Get It Now capable phones is really good.
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        • #5
          I've got the Garmin Zumo 550 mounted on my bike.

          https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=135&pID=414

          MP3 player built in. XM satelite radio if you buy the antenna and subscription. Bluetooth enabled. Comes with car mount and bike mount. Very easy to use, and fun to play with. Ignore the MSRP on the site, you can get it a lot cheaper if you look around. Totally waterproof so you don't have to worry about those sudden showers. Couldn't recommend it any higher, but all GPS's do pretty much the same thing, so you can't go wrong really.
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          • #6
            Wire it to the bike so the battery doesn't run out 50 feet from the turn off to the treetops?
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            • #7
              now THAT is a really good tip
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              • #8
                Pep Boys had a smoking deal, I think it was 150 and it was only for motorcycles.
                If something is hard its not worth doing
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                • #9
                  My Dad uses the Tom Tom on his bike. And what he does is turn if off when he doesn't need it...He keeps track of how many miles he's gone then turns it on again when getting close to the next turn and it saves his path so when he turns it back on it picks right back up again. It is pretty small and compact but easily visible. He loves it. My BF just got the Garmin for commuting back and forth to NYC but that is pretty big and bulky.

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                  • #10
                    That Zumo looks awesome, but $1K??? Ouch
                    "Men will get no more out of life than they put into it."

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by jgmann67 View Post
                      That Zumo looks awesome, but $1K??? Ouch
                      That's why I said ignore the MSRP. You can get it for hundreds less on the net. If you are seriously looking take some time and do some surfing on different sites. Price is all over the place, and a good deal can be had.
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                      • #12
                        I also use the Tom Tom, and used it recently on my trip from the UK to Germany. It worked great. I also extended my battery life by turning the unit off between turns; I was able to get the thing to last 8+ hours that way. By the way, since I didn't have any handlebar mounts, I used the windshield suction attachment and stuck it to my tachometer. It never moved at all.

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                        • #13
                          I sure want one for the car....
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                          • #14
                            Back from the dead... I might pick up one of the Zumo 450's. No bluetooth, XM or speech to text. I think I can live with that...
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                            • #15
                              I use a Delorme Earthmate PN-20 mounted with a Ram mount. The nice thing about the PN20 is it can be hand held its waterproof does marine,Topos street atlas plus it has Sat photos like google earth. It blows Garmin out of the water because I have one of them two now that just sits in the drawer.
                              You get softare with it so You can use your PC to program waypoints trips whatever into it. http://shop.delorme.com/OA_HTML/DELi...minisite=10020
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