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Old 05-28-2010, 12:37 PM   #11
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I've been lucky with the mini USB cords, my last 2 cellphones & 2 bluetooth headsets, home & car chargers were all inter changable. I don't even know which ones came with what anymore, but they all work on eachother. Also I can plug my ipod cord into the wall plug for my cell too, so I can charge it without having to bog down my computer synching what don't need synched.

I plan to put a regular cigarette lighter accessory port on my bike's front end, or in the saddlebag somewhere possibly with a grommet near the top inner edge for cord routing. I'm hoping to then be able to charge my cell and power GPS with it.
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Old 05-30-2010, 04:10 PM   #12
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I wired up a small power supply from charger parts I had lying around. I never throw any electrical parts away.
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Old 05-30-2010, 10:40 PM   #13
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I was thinkin that rather then get a motorcycle accessory port, I can get one for a car alot cheaper if I run it into the saddlebag anyway.
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Old 06-01-2010, 07:54 AM   #14
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I have a Garmin Nuvi 5000 mounted with a RAM mount. It's a car model, I put a ziploc over it when it rains. It works fine. The touchscreen works fine with gloves, but be prepared to fat-finger it a lot.

If buying a new unit I would spring for a motorcycle model for weather proof-ness. I get caught in the rain a lot.

My unit doesn't have an internal battery. I have it hard-wired to the bike's electrical system.

My unit has FM output, I can tune my bike radio to the correct FM station, or if using Scala Rider headsets, I can tune the headset to the correct FM station to pick up the GPS audio.

Here is what I will look for in my next GPS purchase:

Large screen
Glove Friendly
internal battery
MP3 player
FM transmitter
Multi-waypoint routing

Bluetooth is also a good feature if you want hands-free cell phone capability.
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Old 06-01-2010, 12:31 PM   #15
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I just bought the lowest of the low end GPS yesterday a Tom Ton One and it does have battery power but no headphone jack, I figured they all did, but diddn't know any of them had FM transmission, I would've looked for that. On the way home from the store, it couldn't find a restruant a mile away, took me up the wrong road and told me my destination was an empty field. I got home & ran all the updates, used it today working and it told me to turn on roads where there wasn't a road at all, and was incorrect on my target destination on 2 of 4 locations I visited. I may have to take it back & spend more cash?
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Old 06-01-2010, 12:37 PM   #16
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Holy crap, ASR, that's pathetic! I spent $200 on a Garmin Nuvi and it works great. I lead me from Baltimore airport to my friends house in NYC without one error after my flight was cancelled. I use it around here for accurate speed readings etc.

How much was the Tom Tomato?
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I just bought the lowest of the low end GPS yesterday a Tom Ton One and it does have battery power but no headphone jack, I figured they all did, but diddn't know any of them had FM transmission, I would've looked for that. On the way home from the store, it couldn't find a restruant a mile away, took me up the wrong road and told me my destination was an empty field. I got home & ran all the updates, used it today working and it told me to turn on roads where there wasn't a road at all, and was incorrect on my target destination on 2 of 4 locations I visited. I may have to take it back & spend more cash?
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Old 06-01-2010, 12:47 PM   #18
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It was $80.00 from H.H. Gregg, who just opened a few weeks ago. I think I'm gonna have to get a higher end model. It will tell you "turn left ahead", but I'd rather it say "turn left 200 yards ahead on Main Street". It's a POS, lol
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It was $80.00 from H.H. Gregg, who just opened a few weeks ago. I think I'm gonna have to get a higher end model. It will tell you "turn left ahead", but I'd rather it say "turn left 200 yards ahead on Main Street". It's a POS, lol
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"Turn left into the side of the liquor store. Turn right to enter Vodka aisle. Exit vehicle and run. Your auto insurance rate will now rise 340%."
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