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Old 01-03-2006, 02:02 AM   #31
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Default Re: Yamaha to make bike specific GPS.

It does seem ridiculously expen$ive. I bought a Garmin Etrex (handlheld GPS) for about $200 and mounted it to my handlebars. Ok the screen is kind of small, and it is only black-and-white, but it works well enough to keep me from getting lost.

It's also great for purposely getting lost when you feel like it. I am more willing to take a new road when you can look on the display and see where it leads.....
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Old 01-03-2006, 04:20 AM   #32
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Let's see. I've got 1500 bucks in my Bandit. 1800 for GPS hmm? I think I'll buy a mount for my palm pilot.
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Old 01-03-2006, 08:42 AM   #33
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Terrible idea. It's another distraction while riding, and it probably can be used to track where you go, and you're speed. Not that I'm a speeder, but I'm against anything that can potentially give the government more power. Didn't I recently read something about a new road tax in Britain where the GPS system in your car would record how far you go, and for every KM you travel you get charged a certain amount?
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Old 01-03-2006, 08:51 AM   #34
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And since Europe launched into space their own version of gps which is supposed to be even more acurrate than the United States,I wouldn,t put it past them.
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Old 01-03-2006, 04:21 PM   #35
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What we really need is an inexpensive (around $100) pocket GPS that we can carry in the pocket and use it when we are really lost.
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Old 01-04-2006, 05:02 AM   #36
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Had on on my BMW. They are not that accurate. I was checking my route and I hit a tree! Who should I sue first?
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