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Old 03-18-2014, 03:09 PM   #1
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GPS Question

I am entered in the NORRA Mexican 1000 this coming May along with a friend of mine. I am going to be using (trying anyway) a road book and my friend is going to use a GPS. This GPS will be needed only to download files into for us to follow (depending on my roadbook capabilites) so what GPS does anyone reccomend that is durable and easy to use ?

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Old 03-18-2014, 04:17 PM   #2
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The biggest bang for the buck for what you're doing is the Garmin GPSMAP 78. It includes the round connector to allow 12V power from your bike, so it still works if the GPS batteries go dead (the similar Garmin 62 does not have the 12V connector). The 78 is the same unit I recommend for Rally Diabolico.

78 for good price:
http://www.gpscity.com/garmin-gpsmap-78.html

12V power cable:
http://www.gpscity.com/garmin-bare-w...ata-cable.html

RAM cradle (you'll still need the rest of the RAM mount if you don't have one already):
http://www.gpscity.com/ram-mount-gar...hol-ga40u.html

Or get the full RAM mount:
http://www.gpscity.com/ram-mount-gar...49z-ga40u.html

If you're using the roadbook, be sure to have an odometer that can be adjusted up and down in mileage on the fly, such as an ICO with thumb control. This is by far the most common odometer for rally, which supports miles and kilometers:
http://www.rallymanagementservices.c...allye-vr-light
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Old 03-19-2014, 01:24 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply HogWild

As far as the Road Book I purchased the kit from Dave at RMS with the ICO and mounting brackets etc....
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