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Old 04-01-2009, 08:23 AM   #181
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Do you experts have any thoughts on which is preferable (for moto use, south of the US border):

Garmin Quest refurb for $88.50

Quest 2 new for $199

276c for $300

2720 refurb for $110

Assuming price matters, and one expects to have it stolen at some point, where is the sweet spot for motorcycle value right now?

I'll probably use a RAM mount and hardwire kit, unless Touratech discounts are to be had for a locking mount. Bike is a 2009 KLR.
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Old 04-01-2009, 08:39 AM   #182
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I like the 2720 so far and the price is hard to beat.

I have about $70 into ram mounts and wire kits though.
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Old 04-01-2009, 10:56 AM   #183
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Anyway, I found this and figured I'd share with the inmates: Garmin 276c Refurbished for $316

They have pretty decent prices on memory and software too so for $500 I got the 276c, City Navigator NT, and a 512mb memory stick. Not an endorsement but just some friendly information.
So it seems as though it sold out immediately. I guess all these online electronics places are just shells that source from various warehouses and the refurbs sold out immediately. I got the guy to give me a new one at cost ($365) and it just showed up less than 24 hours after my initial order came without the GPS. Pretty decent customer service.

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Old 04-01-2009, 11:01 AM   #184
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Do you experts have any thoughts on which is preferable (for moto use, south of the US border):

Garmin Quest refurb for $88.50

Quest 2 new for $199

276c for $300

2720 refurb for $110

Assuming price matters, and one expects to have it stolen at some point, where is the sweet spot for motorcycle value right now?

I'll probably use a RAM mount and hardwire kit, unless Touratech discounts are to be had for a locking mount. Bike is a 2009 KLR.
The 276c has stood the test of time and is the favorite of the ADV crowd for good reason. I really hate the newer interfaces but for $100 the 2720 would be hard to beat. It just doesn't have a battery right? I do my route planning in the cafe...

That said I'd skip the Touratech mount. I've had it and honestly I can't say it's worth the money. I've used a stock mount on a RAM system on my race bike and it never let go. The Touratech would occasionally drop the GPS in a crash or super hard hit. FWIW...
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Old 04-01-2009, 11:50 AM   #185
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The 276c has stood the test of time and is the favorite of the ADV crowd for good reason. I really hate the newer interfaces but for $100 the 2720 would be hard to beat. It just doesn't have a battery right? I do my route planning in the cafe...

That said I'd skip the Touratech mount. I've had it and honestly I can't say it's worth the money. I've used a stock mount on a RAM system on my race bike and it never let go. The Touratech would occasionally drop the GPS in a crash or super hard hit. FWIW...
The big downside (for me) with the 276c is lack of a touchscreen. I've only played with it an hour or so when a buddy had one on a trip and didn't know how to use it. I tried and it was a pain in the ass to input addresses, scroll around a map, etc.

I agree with the interfaces. I still love my 2610 (currently serving duty in my truck) but I don't have enough time with the 2720 yet. It is dumbed down a bit but not as bad as a Zumo or Nuvi.

I have my gps in a TT mount and have done some really rough offroading with very hard hits and never had my gps pop out. I haven't crashed so I can't comment on that.

Right now, my mounting system costs more than my gps .
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Old 04-02-2009, 02:23 PM   #186
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Old 04-02-2009, 08:12 PM   #187
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Obviously, Amazon is the place to check for good prices. I ordered the 276c for $349.00 brand new.
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Old 04-03-2009, 10:14 AM   #188
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Pulled the trigger on a 2720 kit off Amazon.

$166 shipped, with RAM mount and cables. Nice price for a total package.

I'm completely new to GPS on a motorcycle. So, I am sure this will be good for me.

I need to obtain and load Mexico and Central America maps. Suggestions?
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Old 04-06-2009, 11:50 AM   #189
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Delorme PN-40 at software-maps.com for $325.95, free shipping and no sales tax outside California.
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Old 04-06-2009, 05:49 PM   #190
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Just got a Zumo 660 coming my way at a very good price from Anthony at
www.Harboraudio.com --$629.95 -- new. They'll be shipping about the 20th of April.

No relation - just a customer impressed with pricing and service.
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Old 04-06-2009, 09:41 PM   #191
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If you go to "layin down tracks"there is a specific section to post GPS"deals"

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Old 04-06-2009, 11:51 PM   #192
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True. However, for the lazy ones of us: Get Feet Wet has a great deal on new (non-refurb) 2820 - top of the line of the "big" series, for just $245.

http://getfeetwet.com/products/SKU-0...-00517-05.aspx
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Old 04-08-2009, 12:17 PM   #193
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Old 04-10-2009, 10:02 AM   #194
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Sportsman's warehouse is closing most of their stores and I picked up a 550 for $550. I just checked and GPScity.com has them listed at $600. It comes with a mounting bracket, but I haven't tried it yet.
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Old 04-11-2009, 08:00 PM   #195
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Got a Garmin 60CSX on Amazon for $295, TOPO US software for $76 and a 2GB SD card for $7.

Installed the 2GB SD card but cant seem to download TOPO US from my PC to the 60CSX...

How hard can it be?? Must be brain dead.

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