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Old 12-24-2007, 06:56 PM   #1
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GPS question and info needed

My better half bought me a Garmin Nuvi 200 for Christmas. I have never had a GPS and know very little about them, but just looking at the box I can not see how this would be compatible with a motorcycle. Has anyone ever used one of the Garmin Nuvi series GPS on their motorcycles?

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Old 12-24-2007, 07:02 PM   #2
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My better half bought me a Garmin Nuvi 200 for Christmas. I have never had a GPS and know very little about them, but just looking at the box I can not see how this would be compatible with a motorcycle. Has anyone ever used one of the Garmin Nuvi series GPS on their motorcycles?

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Old 12-24-2007, 07:18 PM   #3
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The Nuvi series is not waterproof. Too bad, they are good units.
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Old 12-24-2007, 07:57 PM   #4
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I used a nuvi 660 right around Europe after being unable to get a Zumo organised. Just kept it in the tank bag - not the greatest but it certainly handled it OK.

In the map pocket that is, so that I could glance at it to confirm the oral instructions
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Old 12-24-2007, 08:12 PM   #5
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Nuvi is the car one.

You need a Zumo (water resistant, more suitable for gloved use w/hardware buttons) for motorcycle use.

We have both. You can use a Zumo in a car but a Nuvi on a bike is questionable.
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Old 12-25-2007, 12:03 PM   #6
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I had a similar question. Just got a tom tom gps for Xmas. I could exchange it for another if I wanted to. What would be a good all around gps for both bike and car? Also I have see guys on this site take a cross country trip and put up a website that shows where they are on their trip (map with dot). Can all gps systems do this or is that a special option.
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Old 12-25-2007, 03:43 PM   #7
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We have a bunch of Nuvis - 200W, 360, 660, and 760.

They work OK in a tank bag map pocket. And annoyingly, if you have a route selected it doesn't show speed on the main screen. But it's way better than a map.
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Old 12-25-2007, 08:08 PM   #8
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My better half bought me a Garmin Nuvi 200 for Christmas. I have never had a GPS and know very little about them, but just looking at the box I can not see how this would be compatible with a motorcycle. Has anyone ever used one of the Garmin Nuvi series GPS on their motorcycles?

Michael
Hey, me too.

IMO, this will be a good learner unit, a Zumo would be a better choice for a bike but mine is going to work for now, and on the bike too.
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Old 12-26-2007, 10:56 AM   #9
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I am saving up for a mtorcycle specific GPS, but in the meantime you can put the GPS in a baggie or even wrap it in a condom ( dont use a lubricated one )
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