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Old 09-05-2006, 10:29 AM   #21
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I may look into one of those map rolls like the Enduro guys use, mounts on the handlebars.
You just write out your route, load it, then scroll along as the turns come up.

And carry a good map for backup.
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Old 09-05-2006, 10:46 AM   #22
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Old 09-05-2006, 10:47 AM   #23
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I've heard nothing but good about those TomTom units.
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Old 09-05-2006, 10:57 AM   #24
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I printed Brian's map and highlighted the roads I like. I keep that in my jacket / leathers pocket.
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I printed Brian's map and highlighted the roads I like. I keep that in my jacket / leathers pocket.
I did this Saturday but , pulling a map out from your pocket every 30 - 45 min. becomes a pain in the A$$
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Old 09-05-2006, 10:59 AM   #26
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I have a clear sleeve on the top of my tank bag for a map but it's still not the same. nothing like the ability to mark waypoints and have the GPS tell you where to turn.
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What's up guys.

Hey Swift, I met you at starbucks on Westheimer about a month or so ago. I'm the guy with the GPS on the GSXR1000 (B/S). Anyhow I have a Garmin 2610 mounted on my bike. The type of mount I prefer and recommend are the RAM mounts. Here is the link where I purchase the mount.. http://www.ram-mount.com/gps_mounts/...ramb309ga9.htm
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What's up guys.

Hey Swift, I met you at starbucks on Westheimer about a month or so ago. I'm the guy with the GPS on the GSXR1000 (B/S). Anyhow I have a Garmin 2610 mounted on my bike. The type of mount I prefer and recommend are the RAM mounts. Here is the link where I purchase the mount.. http://www.ram-mount.com/gps_mounts/...ramb309ga9.htm
thats nice but how does it handle vibration? (i mean the GPS) kats are prone for it @ 65 70 mph, does the mount have a dampener?
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I did this Saturday but , pulling a map out from your pocket every 30 - 45 min. becomes a pain in the A$$
Short Term Memory Loss? :laughing6
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Short Term Memory Loss? :laughing6
YES... I'll go with that
I could only remember two roads ahead at best.
I like the idea of Quarterback wrist cheats or the T-Bags Map sack for the tank.
I'd really like to go with the GPS but I can't see myself spedning a few hundred bucks on navagation.
I'd rather pay for a few track days (You don't need a map on the track)
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thats nice but how does it handle vibration? (i mean the GPS) kats are prone for it @ 65 70 mph, does the mount have a dampener?
I haven't had any vibration issues with the GPS while riding at 65 - 70+ mph. The mount does not have a dampener. It's just a very well designed mount. I use it for all my back road routings and trips. My Camcorder mount on the other hand is a different story.
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YES... I'll go with that
(You don't need a map on the track)


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maybe a marker for the "offroad" sections! :laughing6
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i have one of those little yellow gps deals from acadamey and i never use it. it was another lame christmas present. only the really expensive ones are any good and then they look dorky on a bike and have to be taken off everywhere you go unless you want it stolen.
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Old 09-05-2006, 12:56 PM   #34
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maybe a marker for the "offroad" sections! :laughing6
Ask the guys that rode this Saturday, I need a marker for "offroad" on and off the track

The "Dead End" sign should have been a clue
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Old 09-05-2006, 01:06 PM   #35
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Ask the guys that rode this Saturday, I need a marker for "offroad" on and off the track

The "Dead End" sign should have been a clue

Yes, I heard rumors...


perhaps when you are in the lead, everyone else should go the other way?

Since you're sure to find gravel... :notworthy
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Nothing wrong with a bit o' gravel. I tend to aim for it, but that's just me.

I have a Garmin Quest with a Ram U-mount on my bars. I've got the advantage of having my bars run full across rather than clip-ons.

You might want to check out SportTouring.net, since they are distance riders and have found every possible GPS mounting option available.
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I think I'm going to try the ol' Map / Tankbag trick this weekend.
If that doesn't help, I'm going to invest in the GPS.
I'm really liking the reviews on the Tom Tom Rider
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Lol, most of the roads that we were on i dont think were even on the map. But I could have been worst if we had of followed Derrik.
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Lol, most of the roads that we were on i dont think were even on the map. But I could have been worst if we had of followed Derrik.
If we followed Derrik I don't think we would have left I-10 or 290

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