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Discussion in 'GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me' started by 9Dave, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. BobbyC

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    I had the Ram Mount and it's fairly solid but won't hold up to any real offroading. It'll be fine on gravel/graded dirt roads. If you're doing anything more serious, you should consider the Touratech mount. It's $130 for the locking version, $107 for the non-locking. Well worth it. The MvG mount is just silly money (over $200) for oversized vibration isolators.

    The $50 adapter is specific for the 950 to mount above the instrument cluster. I really like it up there.

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    The Garmin mount is only marginal if you're strictly a street rider. I've heard units popping out of them a lot.
  2. 30Bones

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    Thanks, can the TT mount be adapted to use a RAM mounting setup? This is strictly sport touring use, limited space and may eventually find it's way onto a cheap dual sport.
  3. BobbyC

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    Ram Mount has tons of different mounting options. You don't need the TT adapter if you're going with Ram Mount. Check out their site.
  4. 30Bones

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    I know this, have a lot of exp. with RAM mounts. My question was I only have a way to mount the TT via adjustable RAM mounts, and can RAM mounts be used of the TT mount since i have never had one in my paws. I ride a Sprint ST and it has limited room for "contraptions" is all
  5. BobbyC

    BobbyC n00b

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    You could use one of these for your sprint.
  6. 30Bones

    30Bones Long timer

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    I don't have triple clamps

    Anyway, I got my 2720 a bit ago and it sure looks as new as it could. I didn't get any free upgrades, but not going to sweat it.
  7. 30Bones

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    WTF? The 2720 does not have an output for headphones for the chick to tell me when to turn? That's Lame. Other than that, seems like it will suit me fine
  8. gixxersteph

    gixxersteph Been here awhile Supporter

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    You want a chick to bug you when you are riding. WEIRD :eek1 :eek1
  9. 30Bones

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    I can change it to just a beep or something. I am notorious for spacing off and missing my turns. :lol3
  10. gixxersteph

    gixxersteph Been here awhile Supporter

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    Then she'd be bugging you 'cause you missed the turns. Want you to U-turn when safe and all that. :rofl

    BTW - I haven't used the 2720 yet, but my wife is happy with it. :clap
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  12. gixxersteph

    gixxersteph Been here awhile Supporter

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  13. 30Bones

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  14. sakurama

    sakurama on an endless build

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    So I've had my third 276c stolen and started to look around for my fourth and of course by this time I'm getting a little bit thrifty about my new GPS so I look for refurbs as they're generally just open box specials. While I was looking I looked for used and it seems people here are paying $325-350 for used ones thinking they come with software but once software is unlocked it's done and you can't unlock it for a different user or device. Bastards.

    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. I personally think the 276c is the best GPS out there for Adv Riders and this being my fourth one I think should speak volumes. My last one survived being head butted by me after I torpedoed my 950 into a ditch at 40mph. I absolutely flattened the touratech GPS mount and broke my nose on my way over the bars but the Garmin came out with nary a scratch. Too bad some scum swiped it from my truck a month later.

    Anyway, hope it helps out an inmate or 9 (the number left).

    Gregor
  15. MJS

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    Thanks for the post. 8 left.
  16. FredGarvin

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    now, it says 9 left again.
  17. sakurama

    sakurama on an endless build

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    Well I'm hopeful that I've not led anyone down a dubious path so I'll let you all know when I've gotten mine. I'm guessing they manually update the stock count after the weekend. They have a good vendor rating on Google so I don't suspect anything amiss.

    I'm looking forward to having a GPS again.
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  19. SwitchThrottle

    SwitchThrottle Bring da amber lamps

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  20. bouldergeek

    bouldergeek Filthy, poor KLR dweeb

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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.