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Old 06-18-2006, 05:55 PM   #1
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Get a Pharos Bluetooth GPS Unit, or other bluetooth GPS. It can be used with laptops, pocket pc, phones. It looks like a little transponder that I place on the underside of the my windshield. I have a Dell Axim 51v with Pocket Streets, and it works great!!! It is an elegant solution. Pluse the Axim can do Internet, and play movies. I power it with an inverter and cleanly run power cable. The bluetooth module runs 8 hours on a charge.



I think this is a better solution than a dedicated car style unit, or a handheld unit. There are dedicated GPS units in the PocketPC form factor, but they are inferior to the Dell Axim 51v with external Bluetooth GPS module primarily due to the superior full VGA screen, faster processor, storage options, and connectivity.



However, this may not be the cheapest solution. When all is said and done this is about $500.



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Old 06-18-2006, 06:20 PM   #2
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Why do I need a GPS, when I already know where I am and where I am going?
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Old 06-19-2006, 04:02 AM   #3
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The cheaspest solution is available at "Map World" on State St.
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Old 06-19-2006, 04:31 AM   #4
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I've been very happy with my Garmin V, it's not the latest or greatest, but it holds a reasonably amount of detail maps, and is easy to use with gloves on.

Some of what the naysayers here have to say about GPS is true, you do need to be careful not to look at them while riding, rather than the road. Just a quick glance is all that should be required, if you're lost then stop.
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Old 06-19-2006, 04:46 AM   #5
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Don't you have to look down at your tank bag to view your map?



A rider can be just as stupid with a map as they can with a GPS.
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Old 06-19-2006, 05:16 AM   #6
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And here I thought getting lost was part of the fun. I figured the fun of riding a motorcycle was to get away from people telling you what to do. Now I can hook up my GPS with my Bluetooth reciever, and have a ready made backseat driver. I want mine with an annoying, whiny voice too.
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Old 06-19-2006, 05:34 AM   #7
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Another solution is to never ride more than 50 miles from home.



Just tell everyone within earshot that someday you're going to take a roadtrip and go to Freddie's school.
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Old 06-19-2006, 05:42 AM   #8
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You mean that it's passe now to park the trucks, pull the dirtbikes off, point at an obvious landmark and say, "Last one to that hilltop there eats shyt!"? Now you gotta unload the bikes and say "Last one to 38° 46' N 112° 5' W eats shyt!"
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Old 06-19-2006, 06:22 AM   #9
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I have no idea what any of that means.
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Old 06-19-2006, 06:37 AM   #10
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Plan on a separate GPS. The c330 isn't waterproof, and as far as I know doesn't have a mount available for it that will work in the MC environment. Ask over on bmwsporttouring.com. Lots of GPS (and R1150RT) gurus over there.
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