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Old 12-16-2007, 06:30 PM   #1
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Garmin 60 CSx....opinions?

My friend has a Garmin GPSMAP 60CSx he wants to sell me, I would you it for off road and dual sporting. Can someone give me some feedback. the price is right, but if it is not the correct one, whats the point.
I am also concerned if it can take abuse.

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Old 12-16-2007, 06:38 PM   #2
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What's the right price for one of those?
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Old 12-16-2007, 06:51 PM   #3
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price

Price is not the issue, it is weather it is a good unit for my purposes.
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Old 12-16-2007, 08:50 PM   #4
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Yes. This is one of the best units for offroading! Lots of memory. Good color screen. Excellent on handlebars with Ram Mount or Tourtech. Lots of recent threads on 60cx and 76cx.........A GPS you can grow with. About $275-$350 street price with no software or 2GB chip.
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Old 12-17-2007, 08:35 AM   #5
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...About $275-$350 street price with no software or 2GB chip.
The price range quoted is for a NEW unit and there is a $50 rebate right now. So the used price should be significantly lower than that.

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Old 12-17-2007, 08:47 AM   #6
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purchased mine a couple months ago. I have used it in my cage as well. Really love this thing. I have the ram mount for both car and bike.
It poped out of the holder once off roading, but my fault. I had it set too close to my front brake line. It caught the holder and it poped out. The strap saved it from hitting the gound. Since I have adjusted it, no problems at all.
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Old 12-17-2007, 10:09 AM   #7
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Great unit. Tough as can be, truly waterproof. I mount mine with RAM mounts and never had any problems.

I use mine on dirt bikes, in cars and on trains and planes.
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Old 12-17-2007, 10:26 AM   #8
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It's $299 on Amazon before $50 rebate. You'd still need software to make it more useful. I ordered one for handheld use a couple of days ago. I use a Zumo on the bike and 2610 in the cage.
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Old 12-17-2007, 10:48 AM   #9
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I fourth (or is it fifth?) the opinion that the 60CSx is awesome. Mine got me back to the truck after dark Saturday when I got, erm, confused!

I would highly recommend getting the hardwire kit from Cycoactive.com as you'll never have to worry about running out of battery juice.
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Old 12-17-2007, 11:34 AM   #10
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Agreed. A good usable unit!
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Old 12-17-2007, 04:42 PM   #11
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60's have a problem with falling out of RAM mount. Look for threads below. Several users have lost their units on the trail.
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Old 12-17-2007, 04:58 PM   #12
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60's have a problem with falling out of RAM mount. Look for threads below. Several users have lost their units on the trail.
I was one of those, but on further analysis I think I hooked the unit with my front brake line. I did a really rough rocky ride (Ozarks Fall Color Tour) on the Husky in Oct and had no problems.
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Old 12-17-2007, 05:26 PM   #13
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I have a 60csx also, it's my first. If you have middle aged eyes, like me, you might prefer a larger display.
The base map is almost useless for the boonies, any map discs included with this deal?
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Old 12-17-2007, 11:43 PM   #14
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love it

yep its great. use a 2 gig card to put the topo west on it and downloaded City Navigator. when im on road, great map. off road i switch the topo maps and cant beat it..

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Old 12-18-2007, 04:43 AM   #15
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I'm also a new 60cx owner, though I haven't got to play with mine yet - Christmas gift. I have the Ram cradle & mount on my dirtbike for it and a 2gb card waiting to *hopefully* load CN8 on it and try and scarf a copy of R&R from somewhere to use off-road.

While mounting the Ram stuff, I seen the potential of the front brake line hooking the antenna of the unit and rotated it back enough that it shouldn't be an issue - but I can definately see where this would happen.


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