GPS question and info needed

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by NC-Okie, Dec 24, 2007.

  1. NC-Okie

    NC-Okie Long timer

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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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    Michael
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  2. Boatman

    Boatman Upward and onward!!

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    The Nuvi series is not waterproof. Too bad, they are good units.
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  3. stegs

    stegs Been here awhile

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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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  4. NC-Okie

    NC-Okie Long timer

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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?
    <o:p> </o:p>
    Michael
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  5. viverrid

    viverrid not dead yet

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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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  6. Dan105

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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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  7. garandman

    garandman Wandering Minstrel

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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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  8. richarddacat

    richarddacat high on honeysuckle

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    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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  9. bonanaza

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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 :rofl)
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