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Old 12-18-2007, 08:42 AM   #16
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Bought one last year and liked it enough to replace it a few weeks ago after the original got lost in the Baja 1000. Not a problem with falling out of the mount, but with a home-made bracket breaking during the race. Anyway, excellent unit for offroading and dual sporting when the appropriate maps are loaded. Display is a bit small, but still very useable.
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Old 12-18-2007, 09:07 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by mrfallover
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.

Thanks,
Steve
It is a terrific unit for what you want it for. I use mine all the time and am quite happy with it. The only complaint I might have is that I cannot use lithium batteries in it. Page 2 of the users manual says that those batts may have an initial voltage in excess of 1.5 volts that can cause the unit to shut off. Mine does exactly that. Too bad. Alkaline batts do not last very long in freezing temps. ( I use it for hiking, too. Hardwired to the bike otherwise)

Other than that, it's a nice bit of kit. Flog it in the flea market if it doesn't fit the bill.
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Old 12-19-2007, 04:34 AM   #18
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thanks

Thanks you all for the feedback, exactly what I was hoping for.
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Steven
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Old 12-19-2007, 09:19 AM   #19
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Hopefully, on a related note. Some of the EBay stores "warn" against buying reconditioned units from "non-authorized" dealers since the waraanty, access to downloads, customer service will not be available.

Is this accurate, or is it a way for them to charge $60 to $100 more than their competition?

As long as I'm asking, what's the better unit for tracks, storgae and downloads, the 60Csx or the older 2610. There's so much data, it's tough to sort through for a newbie to GPS.

I appreciate the guidance
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Old 12-19-2007, 09:28 AM   #20
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the battery terminals may fail through fatigue if you are on a thumper and ride offroad a lot.

The hardwire kit fixes this because you can run it without the batteries in.

I've dropped mine a couple of times onto concrete without any issues.

The satellite pickup is amazing, really good in heavily forrested areas

I use the tourance lockable mounting, I found the Ram got in the way and was hard to keep in the one spot over time

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Old 12-19-2007, 02:03 PM   #21
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Another satisfied owner here. I use the RAM mount and don't see how the GPS could ever just fall out of the mount. Mine is such a tight fit it's wearing grooves in the bottom rubber pieces from taking it in/out of the mount.

Like said before, plan on spending extra money on maps.
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Old 12-20-2007, 03:36 PM   #22
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60csx, $249.99 & free shipping from Amazon with CC



OK it's less than a week before Christmas and less than 2 weeks before the $50 Garmin rebate ends so I couldn't hold out any longer! I just stepped up to a 60csx direct from Amazon.com.

$329.99 with free shipping and in-stock (up $4 overnight )
-$50.00 Garmin Rebate
-$30.00 off first purchase using Amazon/Chase credit card (instant on-line app and approval)
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$249.99

And Amazon is an authorized Garmin dealer!

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