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Old 12-16-2009, 12:27 PM   #11
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I wonder how much longer dedicated Nav apps will be useful. I've got a Nav app on my iPhone and I just run the headset into my helmet and keep the phone in my pocket.

It gives spoken directions right into my dome and I can listen to tunes at the same time.
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Old 12-16-2009, 12:28 PM   #12
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Old 12-16-2009, 12:43 PM   #13
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Motorcycling requires complete concentration and focus in almost any environment. Aside from the rare trips to deserted or lightly traveled roads, having a barrage of information to interpret and act upon is a bad idea. There is a small margin for error in a car...if you drift out of your lane trying to read a "bright LCD display" you probably won't wreck your vehicle. The same is not true on a bike.

When I read about all the crap the gay chick had on her Honda it cracked me up. Her ****pit (hahahaha ****pit) must have looked like the Space Shuttle's. WTF does anybody need all that crap for? Ride your bike.
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Old 12-16-2009, 01:16 PM   #14
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Motorcycling requires complete concentration and focus in almost any environment. Aside from the rare trips to deserted or lightly traveled roads, having a barrage of information to interpret and act upon is a bad idea. There is a small margin for error in a car...if you drift out of your lane trying to read a "bright LCD display" you probably won't wreck your vehicle. The same is not true on a bike.

When I read about all the crap the gay chick had on her Honda it cracked me up. Her ****pit (hahahaha ****pit) must have looked like the Space Shuttle's. WTF does anybody need all that crap for? Ride your bike.
I was staring at my fish finder one day on my boat and drove right off the edge of the ocean!
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Old 12-16-2009, 01:28 PM   #15
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That's strange, here in the Democratic Peoples Republic of Washington they have these green things by the side of the road called "signs" that tell you where you are, some of them are white with numbers on them......those are pretty useful, specialy when used in conjunction with "maps".
You left out the biggest Variable, READING. Ever try and get a woman to read a sign? I dont think its possible and men well heck, we dont need no stinkin map!

I use my GPS on my bike more for the d0rk factor, I can download my routes, see speed and elevation changes etc after the ride (just be quick to delete if the man pulls you over, that max speed can be rather incriminating). Tells you how far off your speedo is too. Also find gas stations on unrode roads or at least know how far I have before Im pushing it. Comes in handy for food options in strange towns also.
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I wonder how much longer dedicated Nav apps will be useful. I've got a Nav app on my iPhone and I just run the headset into my helmet and keep the phone in my pocket.

It gives spoken directions right into my dome and I can listen to tunes at the same time.
My buddy has a RAM mount for his Iphone attached to the same stalk his GPS is on all hooked into the autocomm. Farkled to the max. Wouldnt be surprised if I caught him watching a movie when riding out in the middle of nowhere.

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Old 12-16-2009, 02:03 PM   #17
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My buddy has a RAM mount for his Iphone attached to the same stalk his GPS is on all hooked into the autocomm. Farkled to the max. Wouldnt be surprised if I caught him watching a movie when riding out in the middle of nowhere.
The first nav apps needed a data connection to download the maps as you drive. Now, there are dedicated GPS apps which load all the maps into your memory. I paid $20 for mine.

If you have a data connection you could watch porn while you ride!
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Old 12-16-2009, 02:13 PM   #18
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Well, GPSes can be pretty handy when you are in the middle of BLM land at night on a dirt bike. But on paved public roads it's just nerdsville. Use 'em if you like. They don't interest me one bit when I'm riding on the roads. The desert is another thing. A handheld one packed away can come in handy, isn't in the way and won't bust into a million pieces when you dump it.
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Old 12-16-2009, 02:16 PM   #19
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unless you're filthy rich, no one should be looking at either of those gps units. the garmin nuvi 500 is waterproof and motorcycle friendly. i've been using one all summer without any problems. it's bright, accurate, and fits on the handle bar or my 950 ktm supermoto in a ram mount, and it has never failed. i was lost without it - once - when i forgot to bring it. the best thing is, it's cheap! and if you want to know what your speedometer should read, this will be dead accurate.
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Old 12-16-2009, 04:09 PM   #20
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The first nav apps needed a data connection to download the maps as you drive. Now, there are dedicated GPS apps which load all the maps into your memory. I paid $20 for mine.

If you have a data connection you could watch porn while you ride!
Yeah I have google maps on my work bb. Takes forever to load or update, but comes in handy running around SF now and then. I cant justify spending $1500 a year on a phone though.
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