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Offline kzz1king

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GPS Shopping op
« on: August 02, 2019, 04:55:50 pm »
After my recent trip to the mountains I discovered a phone  is a poor substitute for a GPS..  looking for something cheap ad it most  likely will one be on the  bike a week a year for trips out west. Not concerned with waterproof
 Just good satellite acquisition and usability. Did I mention inexpensive?
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Re: GPS Shopping op
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2019, 05:42:30 pm »
The GPS I use is a Garmin Nuvi 270. It's hard to see in sunlight and hard to hear with helmet and earplugs, but it works in the mountains where phones don't even act as phones.
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Re: GPS Shopping op
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2019, 08:01:51 am »
I also use a Garmin Nuvi.

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Re: GPS Shopping op
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2019, 09:12:21 am »
Since it won't be on the bike THAT much a Garmin Nuvi would be the way to go.  Get lifetime maps.

If it was going to be more bike-specific, I've been very happy with my TomTom Rider.  They are 2 very different animals though.

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Re: GPS Shopping op
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2019, 12:24:09 pm »
Does the Nuvi have audio out? Thanks
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Re: GPS Shopping op
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2019, 02:17:14 pm »
I'm still running an ancient Garmin 2610, and some how I lost my cable that allows me to plug into a computer to "update" stuff... now it's useless, and won't aquire the sat's..

I think I'm going another route now, and picking up the Garmin "remote" plug in Sat antenna, and software, and mount it on the bike, and use an older un used now "tablet", for my screen, inside the clear cover on my tank bag.
That gives me a screen like 4x larger than my GPS... old eyes like that idea...
just have to find a work around to get power to the tablet.... it only has one micro USB, as a data or charging port.. and even tho the Sat antenna has a usb for power, it has a data wire to computer output usb also... hmmmm gotta call Garmin...

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Re: GPS Shopping op
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2019, 03:02:36 pm »
I use a Nuvi but if the sunlight is intense I see nothing !!! Still looking to find the one I can see under sunny conditions.
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Re: GPS Shopping op
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2019, 07:20:14 am »
The tablet idea sounds interesting
 Like the idea of a bigger screen. Finding one I can see in daylight maybe should become a priority!
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Re: GPS Shopping op
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2019, 07:40:36 am »
Kzz1king, the Nuvi I bought is a Nuvi 2599LMT.
It says; Voice operated navigation allows you to keep your hands on the wheel".
             It has Bluetooth technology and I assume will connect directly to my Sena 10R headset.
                {I've never used it in this manner}.

I've also had some problem's seeing it in bright light, but found out that flipping up my dark shield and changing the angle slightly solved the problem.

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Re: GPS Shopping op
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2019, 08:00:11 am »
Audio out (hard wired, plug in type) has become almost impossible to find on new GPSs from any mfg. I have been looking for a while and they just are not being made anymore, and my Starcom system requires it the way my bike is set up.

If you really want to keep the price down and want something daylight readable, you might look at an older used or refurbished Zumo 550. I am currently using one of those along with a Garmin 665, and the 550 is the only one that works in direct sunlight. It is fairly old and no longer supported by Garmin but they are 'around' via Ebay and third party electronic houses. Again, tough to get maps for and POI but they do work well for motorcycle use, especially because they have real buttons instead of touch screen, which I find tough to use on a moving motorcycle. And the 550 does have audio output in stereo, as well as Bluetooth.

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Re: GPS Shopping op
« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2019, 02:25:15 pm »
This might be just what your looking for. GPS and mount.

http://forum.cog-online.org/c-14-emporium/techmount/

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Re: GPS Shopping op
« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2019, 02:19:52 pm »
I cannot access it. Am not a member .

This might be just what your looking for. GPS and mount.

http://forum.cog-online.org/c-14-emporium/techmount/

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Re: GPS Shopping op
« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2019, 02:54:45 pm »
Kzz; I'm unsure how to assist as he is a Forum subscriber there.
I PM'd him, to try to get a post to you here.

Or you can go there and become a Forum Subscriber?

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Re: GPS Shopping op
« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2019, 04:44:26 pm »
Ah hell...here you go....

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Techmount
« on: July 17, 2019, 04:41:34 pm »
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I have a Techmount milled aluminum mount in a titanium finish that mounts on to the C14 handle bar base. It is well made and a great looking product. It put my GPS in a perfect viewing position. My new bike has Helibars and it came with a Garmin Zumo with a Ram mount. I think the Techmount looks better and is more solid than the Ram system, but it won't fit on the Heli bars. It comes with a Ram holder for a Garmin Nuvi GPS and an adapter plate so you could switch holders for other accessories.  I have the longer bolts the you need if you have risers, otherwise I think you just use your existing bolts. Only takes a few minutes to install and matches the factory aluminum very nicely

New it was $80 for the mount, $15 for the holder and about $20 for the adapter.  I'm thinking $50 plus shipping for the whole package.  For $75 I'll even include a Garmin Nuvi 285W, it is a blue tooth model that has very limited battery life but works well when plugged in with a 12v mini usb (not included). It isn't a motorcycle specific unit so they are hard to see when it is bright out but a good deal for the price.

If everything goes well there should be a few pics attached.

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Re: GPS Shopping op
« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2019, 08:12:56 pm »
 Thanks guys. Sounds like a great deal. SEE what I can do.
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