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Old 09-21-2007, 03:03 AM   #1
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Default 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
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Old 09-22-2007, 01:58 PM   #2
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What cell phone provider do you have? sometimes this can be a very cheap alternative, and easier to mount!
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Old 09-22-2007, 02:14 PM   #3
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I have AT&T but I don't think my phone supports gps
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Old 09-22-2007, 02:24 PM   #4
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If you've got Verizon - their Nav application on Get It Now capable phones is really good.
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Old 09-22-2007, 04:21 PM   #5
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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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Old 09-22-2007, 04:28 PM   #6
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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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Old 09-22-2007, 05:13 PM   #7
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now THAT is a really good tip
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Old 10-10-2007, 11:53 PM   #8
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Old 10-17-2007, 02:23 PM   #9
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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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Old 10-17-2007, 02:29 PM   #10
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That Zumo looks awesome, but $1K??? Ouch
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