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Old 09-04-2006, 01:00 PM   #1
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Has anyone here successfully run a GPS system on their sports bikes.
I have come to face the fact that I Sux0R @ directions.
I'd like to hear some suggestions on GPS systems for the 675.
Note, I'm looking for one that can mount / dismount easy.

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i came really close to getting one for the same reason. just get one of the small portable ones with a touch screen then make your own mount for it
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i came really close to getting one for the same reason. just get one of the small portable ones with a touch screen then make your own mount for it
Small portable ones?
You have Models or manufacture names I can research?
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http://ezinearticles.com/?How-To-Cho...stem&id=160870


it has been a few months sense i looked but i will see if i can find anything i would use, basicly you want somthing small with a touch screen expandable memory and not a lot of extra features like xm radio

then just do somthing like this

GPS systems

GPS systems

and you will be set easy to get on and off dont have to modify the power source as long as its small



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i found the link to the one i was looking at getting

http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...rt&tab=summary
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Old 09-04-2006, 01:43 PM   #5
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Old 09-04-2006, 02:36 PM   #6
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SwiftE I would not say you suck at directions we just take the scenic route down gravel and dirt roads through a couple fileds and were ther no biggie!!! Who needs a GPS.......
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Old 09-04-2006, 03:58 PM   #7
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ol' swift E has a lot of experience with gravel...





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LOL!!!

Why not just plot out your route on a map and have directions in a clear plastic map holder on a tank bag or sumptin?


Oh, and remember, sun sets in the West. Thata way!! :laughing6
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http://www.sportsauthority.com/categ...egoryId=875821 i just ran across this the other day, thinking my truck might want one...
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I have a Garmin GPS V and it is a great GPS. But The screens on GPS's can be a bit too small to see while on a bike. Stick with a map on a tank bag. It is much easier.
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I tried to mount a map to the tank on Saturday and the fist open stretch, the magnet and directions when flying.
Though the tankbag w/ map isn't a bad idea.
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I'll bring home a couple 8-1/2 x 11 zip lock bags and see if we can find some strip or sheet magnets. That might be the hot ticket.

I also thought about a cheat sheet on the wrist, like the quarterbacks use.
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how about joining the boy scouts and learning to read maps? hehhe
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I think ol' swift E is a little grown for the Scouts.....
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I have a Garmin StreetPilot 2620 which I figured out how to mount in conjunction with my tank bag. The large color screen really makes a huge difference compared to my Garmin III.

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I don't think I'll do the boy scouts. I tried that when I was younger and got kicked out.

I was looking at the Garmin GPS this weekend but they are proud of those.
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Yeah, they're proud, but for a reason. You can get some pretty good deals on amazon, though.
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Those of you with the GPS systems, do you run battery power (if so, now long does it last on batteries)
Or did you hard wire it in? (What did you tie into)
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My Garmin III would only run about 4 hours on battery. I have a cig-lighter adapter wired up on my V-Rod since the 2120 doesn't use batteries.
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