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GreenDragon
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Garmin GPS

Postby GreenDragon » Wed Mar 09, 2011 2:45 pm



I currently have a Garmin 2620 GPS. (which I think is great), but they no longer support map upgrades for these models. Is there a Garmin GPS that is made for motorcycles (water proof) that still uses a hard wire "harness" for communicating with the driver/passenger through the intercom? I have searched other boards and looked at numerous articles and technical writings, but this does not seem easily discovered. It seems they all use "blue tooth" technology to communicate. I realize a new Nuvi or Zumo would require a different harness and plug, but are there any available. I do not need cell phone connections, mp-3 player capability, XM radio, etc. All I want is a newer style, dependable GPS, that" hard wires" to intercom system, to help me get "unlost", store routes and way points, etc. :roll:


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Re: Garmin GPS

Postby virgilmobile » Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:34 pm

Sorry,I don't know off-hand.I keep from getting lost by making only right hand turns.Sooner or later I'll get back.You could convert the brain-bucket to bluetooth or add a bluetooth receiver instead of hard wiring the GPS.

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Re: Garmin GPS

Postby MikeB » Sat Mar 12, 2011 10:50 pm

The Garmin 2720 is supported but no longer manufactured. And, it uses the same wires and connector that the 2610/2620 uses.

I bought mine from Ebay. You may still find some available. I have lifetime maps for them.

I don't like the 2720 as much as I liked the 2610 but it was an easy transition to the 2720.

There is a refurbished 2720 on Ebay right now. Item number: 270716438596
And several others too I see. Just enter Garmin 2720 in the search.
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Re: Garmin GPS

Postby GreenDragon » Sun Mar 13, 2011 7:04 am

Thanks, I will check it out.


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