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Old 09-21-2012, 12:43 PM   #1
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Used GPS suggestions?

Hey all..before I spend a ton on a killer GPS unit, I'd like to get a decent used one. Any suggestions at the $150 or lower range? Specific to outdoors/motorcycles/waterproof etc. Have seen a ton on ebay but they are all for cages (cars).
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Old 09-21-2012, 12:54 PM   #2
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Garmin 27xx series

I've had a Garmin 2720 for almost four years. Decent sized screen, waterproofish and glove friendly. It is my understanding Garmin no longer supports the 26xx and 27xx series. Having said that, I'd still buy another if the one I have now went tits up.
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Old 09-21-2012, 12:58 PM   #3
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any idea on cost?
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Old 09-21-2012, 01:01 PM   #4
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I've had a Garmin 2720 for almost four years. Decent sized screen, waterproofish and glove friendly. It is my understanding Garmin no longer supports the 26xx and 27xx series. Having said that, I'd still buy another if the one I have now went tits up.
Depends on what kind of riding you plan on. I'm more of "point me in the general direction" kind of rider and I have a Garmin 60CX. Dust-proof, water-proof and accurate to 9 feet. Does everything I need and then some, plus I dont have to worry if I drop the bike (who me? never...) or it rains etc.. Easy enough to use with gloves on, no touch screen. Good luck, hope whatever GPS you get points you towards an adventure!
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Old 09-21-2012, 01:15 PM   #5
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awesome. thanks man!!
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Old 09-21-2012, 01:18 PM   #6
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I know it a few more bucks, but you can get a refurbish Nuvi 500 for a bit less than 2 bills. waterproof and everything
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Old 09-21-2012, 01:25 PM   #7
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sweet..i'll check that out.
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Old 09-21-2012, 02:07 PM   #8
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yes, the Nuvi 500 is a good option. as Yankee Dog said is waterproof and gloves friendly.
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Old 09-21-2012, 02:29 PM   #9
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Along with the suggestion for the Garmin 60CX there is a 76CX also which is the same internals with a different case (it floats). It is available at West Marine for $200 or sometimes less on sale.
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Old 09-21-2012, 03:25 PM   #10
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Question wiring

last question - what's the easiest way to wire an off the shelf GPS unit? Is there a super easy way or do I have to be a mechanic to figure it out?
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Old 09-21-2012, 06:00 PM   #11
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last question - what's the easiest way to wire an off the shelf GPS unit? Is there a super easy way or do I have to be a mechanic to figure it out?
If you do the GPSMAP 60 or 76 there is a 12V waterproof plug to power the unit available for about $20. Just cut off the cig. lighter adapter and wire to your bikes battery.
Most people buy the RAM mount with the appropriate piece to hold your GPS and run the wired plug to the handlebars.
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Old 09-22-2012, 02:14 AM   #12
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last question - what's the easiest way to wire an off the shelf GPS unit? Is there a super easy way or do I have to be a mechanic to figure it out?
Do you mean wire the GPS for power?

Are there any GPS options that are not off-the-shelf?

If you buy an hand held, it does not require external power but it is a good idea. Just buy a good "hardwire" kit from someone llike CycoActive.com. It has all you need, including fuse and storage cap for when not in use to prevent shorts.

New 60Cx or 76Cx for under $200 is hard to beat. WestMarine.com has 76Cx for $150 when on sale.
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Old 09-25-2012, 12:47 AM   #13
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The GSAs have a GPS connector in the front right part of the headlight. It's turn off after 30 secs if the bike is not running to avoid discharge the batt
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call me crazy but I run a Garmin nuvi 1300 and it suits me fine its for auto but works for me and the ziploc bag provides plenty of rain proofing that I need!
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call me crazy but I run a Garmin nuvi 1300 and it suits me fine its for auto but works for me and the ziploc bag provides plenty of rain proofing that I need!
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