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Old 06-21-2007, 08:29 AM   #1
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Can anyone provide me some good recommendations on a GPS system for my motorbike?

My friends have Tomtoms for their cars, and I've never really tried anything else.

One big question I haven't found a satisfactory answer for, - how to you charge one of these things when you are out? (My Ducati does not have a cigarette lighter!)

I would think this would be a pretty good top for MO to do a big feature on. Comparing some different brands...
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Old 06-21-2007, 08:43 AM   #2
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Starting a new discussion on this might be a huge waste of time. Go over to Adventure Rider Motorcycle Forum and look for the Makin' tracks forum, which (if I recall) is all about GPSs and what they can do. You'll get more information than you can shake a stick at.

For what it's worth I have a Garmin Zumo and a Garmin 2610. I use both at the same time; the Zumo for maps and the 2610 for data. You charge them while they are on the bike by wiring them straight to the battery, just like any other electrical farkle. The wires go to the Garmin's cradle so you can remove the unit and use it elsewhere, of course.
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Old 06-21-2007, 09:06 AM   #3
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Starting a new discussion on this might be a huge waste of time. Go over to Adventure Rider Motorcycle Forum and look for the Makin' tracks forum, which (if I recall) is all about GPSs and what they can do. You'll get more information than you can shake a stick at.

For what it's worth I have a Garmin Zumo and a Garmin 2610. I use both at the same time; the Zumo for maps and the 2610 for data. You charge them while they are on the bike by wiring them straight to the battery, just like any other electrical farkle. The wires go to the Garmin's cradle so you can remove the unit and use it elsewhere, of course.
If you are riding a motorcycle with TWO GPS units attached, you sir are a D-O-R-K.
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Old 06-21-2007, 09:20 AM   #4
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Old 06-21-2007, 09:31 AM   #5
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Having two GPS's is a lot like Shemp having 3 watches to tell the time.
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Old 06-21-2007, 09:34 AM   #6
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You're trying to scare off our one woman rider who posts.

Not to mention the fact that she sounds knowledgeable and intelligent and answers questions when asked.

Buz and Longride.. do you know f*ckall about GPS? Why don't you answer the question if you do?
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Old 06-21-2007, 09:50 AM   #7
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You're trying to scare off our one woman rider who posts.

Not to mention the fact that she sounds knowledgeable and intelligent and answers questions when asked.

Buz and Longride.. do you know f*ckall about GPS? Why don't you answer the question if you do?
Such language from a Premium Founding Member! My car has navigation. I was just pointing out that riding around with two units strapped to your bars would be pretty damn dorky.

I'm gonna go out on a limb and say she rides a BMW.
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Old 06-21-2007, 09:55 AM   #8
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Hey! I know about GPSes. I know that when you go backpacking and the guy who said, "Don't bother bringing any maps I have a GPS" drops his GPS and breaks it that you have to pull out the paper maps and compass after all.

And also that before dropping the GPS the guy with the GPS spends a lot of time playing with it and less time helping around the campsite.
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Old 06-21-2007, 10:11 AM   #9
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Such language from a Premium Founding Member! My car has navigation. I was just pointing out that riding around with two units strapped to your bars would be pretty damn dorky.

I'm gonna go out on a limb and say she rides a BMW.
After posting and seeing what I wrote in context I figured I was going to need to wear a fireman's suit. You have shown mighty restraint.
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After posting and seeing what I wrote in context I figured I was going to need to wear a fireman's suit. You have shown mighty restraint.
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