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Old 01-02-2006, 07:08 AM   #21
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Despite all the sceptical comments above, I beleieve that these will sell to some extent. I know of a few riders around here who have to have the latest and greatest gizmo to come out, and they will gladly pay for this.
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Old 01-02-2006, 07:38 AM   #22
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"Riders would climb up into their bikes and plug themselves into their heaters, and plug themselves into their sound sytem, and connet the two riders together on an intercom, connect the head up display for the radar detector, and then start downloading their GPS systems to each other, their heads twitching slightly as the maps uploaded. I was afraid that if I got to close, a cable would snake out and plug itself into my neck, and I would be assimilated into the collective."

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Old 01-02-2006, 07:54 AM   #23
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This is a great product for the "other" 1%ers. Guy that adventure ride to the middle of nowhere.

I've never had any trouble with a map. Ride 150-200 miles, get gas, check map. The trick is folding the map to show your route.
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Old 01-02-2006, 08:29 AM   #24
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LOL. Oh sure, first you put me on the "just ignore him" path of enlightenment, and now your ripping him a new a$$hole. What's up, have another epiphany?
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Old 01-02-2006, 08:41 AM   #25
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It's a new year. Gotta get my jollies while I'm in a good mood.
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Old 01-02-2006, 09:11 AM   #26
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$1,800? The uninstalled cost? Completely OTT!!! The Garmin 2610-thru 2730 series, which this unit seems to be based on, run on the street from $650 to $950. Adding/deleting a bell or whistle or whatever does not anywhere near justify the indicated cost. Either a typo or Yamaha marketing has lost it.
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Old 01-02-2006, 12:32 PM   #27
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What they really need is one that does PlayStation AND you could watch porn.



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Old 01-02-2006, 02:19 PM   #28
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Could this in any way be used to locate a stolen bike, like Lojak? That would be a feature I could appreciate, at maybe a third the price.
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Old 01-02-2006, 03:59 PM   #29
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Agreed. Additionally, getting lost on a motorycle is just another excuse to go exploring. YEHAA!
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Old 01-02-2006, 08:02 PM   #30
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Or plug it into your Autocom, which are half price now. Plug in your phone, MP3, GPS, Radar detector and 2 way radio all at the same time. Listen to tunes, talk to your mom, get directions and be alert for the fuzz all at the same time without lifting a finger off the bars. Take riding distracted to the next level.



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