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post #1 of 14 Old 11-07-2012, 11:04 PM Thread Starter
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Motorcycle GPS?

I am looking at getting one. They seem to be more expensive than regular gps.

Any thoughts on decent ones at a good price would ne greatly appreciated.

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Been a while since I have looked at buying a GPS, but I think the main reasons for the price difference is the fact that motorbike versions are water resistent, and feature a screen that can be used while wearing bike gloves. These features alone seem to be justification enough for the price difference.
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Maybe I'll just find a small car gps.

I live in Vegas so the rain isn't a problem.

And...believe it or not, I have the ability to remove my gloves.

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for the price of some of these motorcycle gps units i would rather just get a car one, program it before i leave and put it in a tank bag with a gps pocket.
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also heard that a GPS for a car will not stand up to the vibes when mounted on a cycle.
dont know how valid that info is tho, my phone seems to handle it ok.

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use a car one, motorcycle ones are stupid for the extra money you pay and they look ugly

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I have the Garmin NUVI 550. Less than $200, waterproof and OK for motorcycle use. Battery lasts 4 hours but better to install a power supply from the MC battery. Works great!




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I am looking at getting one. They seem to be more expensive than regular gps.

Any thoughts on decent ones at a good price would ne greatly appreciated.

Please...no photos of a map!

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I have the Garmin NUVI 550. Less than $200, waterproof and OK for motorcycle use. Battery lasts 4 hours but better to install a power supply from the MC battery. Works great!
Been looking at the garmin nuvi 30.

3.5 inch screen so pretty compact. And only around $60.

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If you dont need to look at the map, you can always just use your phone.

I listen to music while I ride, so if I am going anywhere new, I can always throw the destination on my phone and itll tell me where to go.
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I do not condone what I did but the time I used one I used a car suction cup mount and stuck it to my tac. It stayed. LOL
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