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GPS

Postby c5cruiser » Fri Sep 18, 2015 6:45 pm



Hi all

I have an 04 and am planning on getting a GPS for it.
What type of GPS and holder do you have?
I have a 7" for one of my cars and its huge! Way too big for th Wing. :shock:



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Re: GPS

Postby themainviking » Sat Sep 19, 2015 6:43 am

Garmin Zumo units are designed for motorcycles. They are expensive, but work very well. You can also purchase mounting hardware to fit them, also from Garmin, I believe.
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Re: GPS

Postby Fatwing Chris » Sat Sep 19, 2015 8:41 am

Check out GPSCity.com
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Re: GPS

Postby c5cruiser » Sat Sep 19, 2015 9:26 am

Zumo's are a bit pricy but better to have one that's made for an MC then bargain shopping and having to replace it just after warranty.
Checking out GPScity this morning. I also have a smartphone (Samsung S5) that can also be used as a GPS. Checking out a mount for that too.

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Re: GPS

Postby alwims » Sat Sep 19, 2015 11:04 am

I don't know why you think a 7" GPS is too big. I use the DZL 760 Garmin and love how big it is. I got the handle bar mount off Amazon. Look in the right mirror and you can see the mount.

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Re: GPS

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Sep 21, 2015 12:02 pm

I've been using a regular automotive TomTom Go 720 on my Goldwing for years, tucked up behind the windshield. It's been through some torrential downpours with it where it got quite wet, and it's never failed to work perfectly. I think I paid $50 for it - I really can't justify paying ten times that for a special motorcycle-only unit that would apparently work exactly the same as my $50 unit.

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Re: GPS

Postby c5cruiser » Mon Sep 21, 2015 12:09 pm

I'm presently looking for a mount for my Magellan but it take a half inch ball and all I've seen were one inch of they say at all.

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Re: GPS

Postby bstig60 » Wed Sep 23, 2015 11:05 am

I use a Garmin 2597 which is a 5 inch. It works great and has an option for traffic. I also use my old iPhone 4S as a GPS with a Garmin GPS app that works without cell service. I use a Garmin 1/2 inch ball mount for both. The iPhone has an Otter case on it so it is waterproof......... I would love to have a Zumo, but I just can't justify the price.
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Re: GPS

Postby c5cruiser » Wed Sep 23, 2015 11:11 am

Zumo's are expensive. Would rather buy chrome! :lol:




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