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Old 09-10-2013, 09:08 AM   #856
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Garmin CNNA and Lifetime Map Updates are $20 off until Sept 15.

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"The motorcycle, being poorly designed for both flight and marine operation, sustained significant external and internal damage," police noted.
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Old 09-10-2013, 05:03 PM   #857
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You'd be better off getting the 78 at West Marine for $200.
Quoting myself here, but GPSCentral in Canada has the 78 for $200 as well until Sept 23rd.

And the 62SC with 5 mp camera for $299.

And they also have the Spot II for $119, and a $50 rebate makes it even cheaper. Don't forget to try the Free Tracking code described in one of the other threads here on ADV if you buy one of these. Saves yet another $50.
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Old 09-17-2013, 05:37 AM   #858
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Garming 550T on Sale

$259 http://www.cabelas.com/product/Hunti...0#BVRRWidgetID

Is this thing any good on an adventure bike or am I spinning my wheels. Lots cheaper than a Zumo.
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Old 09-17-2013, 02:22 PM   #859
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Just had ordered one few months ago looks to good to let pass battery life is okay
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Old 09-17-2013, 06:57 PM   #860
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$259 http://www.cabelas.com/product/Hunti...0#BVRRWidgetID

Is this thing any good on an adventure bike or am I spinning my wheels. Lots cheaper than a Zumo.
As long as you're happy with the crappy mini usb power source, or you have lots of batteries, and your vision's ok with small screens, you may be ok. The 550 is great as a handheld unit, but don't expect it to be the equal of a Zumo. The maps on the T aren't auto-routing, and many people say they're fairly useless anyway.

The 78 series can be found for as little as $200 from West Marine, and it's more desirable than the 550 because it has a better power connector.
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Old 09-17-2013, 07:25 PM   #861
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As long as you're happy with the crappy mini usb power source, or you have lots of batteries, and your vision's ok with small screens, you may be ok. The 550 is great as a handheld unit, but don't expect it to be the equal of a Zumo. The maps on the T aren't auto-routing, and many people say they're fairly useless anyway.

The 78 series can be found for as little as $200 from West Marine, and it's more desirable than the 550 because it has a better power connector.

I already have a 60csx and was hoping this one would do routing. Rats.
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Old 09-17-2013, 09:03 PM   #862
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It will do routing on auto-routing map sets, TOPO 100k is not one of them. You would likely want CityNavigator for auto-routing and it's newer road content as well as the POI file.
Good unit for battery operation but the preloaded TOPO alone will not keep you happy IMO.

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Old 09-18-2013, 01:36 PM   #863
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Cabellas has the Oregon 450 for $149.99

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Old 09-20-2013, 09:21 AM   #864
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Cabellas has the Oregon 450 for $149.99

WOW

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Hi all, anyone have experience with this unit? sure beats the price of the Montana. I am working on a budget here and would like an affordable GPS for adventure riding.
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Old 09-20-2013, 09:44 AM   #865
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I have one, it will do everything you need for adventure riding, The only drawbacks are a mini USB connector for charging port and the screen isn't all that large, it's a good rugged unit

Tracks, routes, auto routing, geocaching etc,,
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Old 09-20-2013, 03:01 PM   #866
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I have one, it will do everything you need for adventure riding, The only drawbacks are a mini USB connector for charging port and the screen isn't all that large, it's a good rugged unit

Tracks, routes, auto routing, geocaching etc,,
Thanks for the comment, I think I can live with the limitations for the price difference, I just can justify a montana for the price difference
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Old 09-20-2013, 03:26 PM   #867
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Thanks for the comment, I think I can live with the limitations for the price difference, I just can justify a montana for the price difference
IMO the Montana is worth the price difference, having owned both. The major differences are the better power source and the larger screen, but the shortcuts and profiles on the Montana are also very handy.

The Oregon is a great little unit, but there may also be a few used Montanas on the market soon, once the Monterra makes its debut.
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Old 09-20-2013, 03:46 PM   #868
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I don't know, I think it would be hard find even a used, beat up Montana for $150.

But at $150, you still have buy maps
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Old 09-20-2013, 03:47 PM   #869
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I went with the Oregon 450 today. As a limited experience and time trail rider, I saw no need for a super deluxe unit on the DR. I'll pick it up on Wednesday at the local store.
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Old 09-20-2013, 06:46 PM   #870
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I don't know, I think it would be hard find even a used, beat up Montana for $150.

But at $150, you still have buy maps
You're right. They are more likely to be nearer $250 used. The Montana 600 was as low as $400 new at various sales like Black Friday, Boxing Day, etc, so I expect to see more prices like that especially now that there are newer models out like the Oregon 6XX series, and the soon to be released Monterra.

I figure all the low prices we're seeing on Oregon 4XX and 5XX must mean they'll be discontinued before long. Not that they are any less useful... The little Oregons really are good units.

But the 78 line is just as powerful as the Oregons, and it has the rugged 4 pin power connector. And for $200 at a number of stores including West Marine, the 78 is the best bargain out there right now.
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