Garmin Zumo 395LM Motorcycle GPS


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Garmin Zumo 395LM Motorcycle GPS

Post by JMMO » Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:05 pm



Anyone using the Garmin Zumo 395LM Motorcycle GPS unit on their Gold Wing? Would like to hear about your experience with it. The price has recently been reduced by $100 at several locations. :shock:


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Re: Garmin Zumo 395LM Motorcycle GPS

Post by bstig60 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:33 pm

I have a 390 and have a friend with the 395. The latter is much easier to program due to the change in the keyboard... Other than that, they are about the same unit. Both will accept Garmin TPMS sensors. I find they both work very well. The 395 is an updated version of the 390. IMHO, well worth the investment. I used the Ram Mount kit for mine and it is hardwired so that the unit itself is easily removed without having to disconnect wiring.
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Re: Garmin Zumo 395LM Motorcycle GPS

Post by JMMO » Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:07 pm

Thanks Bill. With it hard wired in, can you remove the cradle from the ram mount after removing the gps unit? Meaning can the wire be unplugged from the cradle, or does it have to stay on the ram mount because it's hard wired? :?:
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Re: Garmin Zumo 395LM Motorcycle GPS

Post by bstig60 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:38 pm

It can be unplugged and the mount remove by unplugging all the wires. I can send a pic of how its set up if you wish, but can't do it tonight....
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Re: Garmin Zumo 395LM Motorcycle GPS

Post by smilam » Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:10 pm

If you are wondering about unwiring it to move the mount to a car you don't have to. The 395 comes with a ram mount and wiring to hard wire the mount. It also comes with a suction mount for a car or truck and another wiring harness with a power plug attachment.
In other words you get two separate mounting systems and wiring harnesses.
The wiring harness for the motorcycle is held to the mount with a very small screw and the terminals are pressed against two lugs on the back of the Garmin.
The wiring harness for the automobile plugs into a different location in the back of the Garmin just like every other GPS.
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Re: Garmin Zumo 395LM Motorcycle GPS

Post by bstig60 » Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:24 pm

I think that is understandable! I move my Zumo between bikes and sometimes a car using the additional mount.
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Re: Garmin Zumo 395LM Motorcycle GPS

Post by JMMO » Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:09 am

Thanks for the info smilam. I don't want to leave the mount on all the time. Just when taking long trips, 2 to 4 times a year. If I understand correctly, I can detach the wire from the cradle via a small screw. This should work well. Can't wait to use it on a trip. :D
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Re: Garmin Zumo 395LM Motorcycle GPS

Post by bstig60 » Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:36 am

That's correct. This is the power wire. There is a plastic cover that goes over it both when it is on the mount or off. Make sure you use it to prevent dirt, etc getting into the power connection. The screw is very small, make sure you don't lose it.


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