does anyone have a gps they use on their bike? or know of one that works well. i am going on a few long trips this year and have a bad memory when it comes to directions
The Garmin quest is no where near that price. I have one on my VTX. I use it to go where I have no freakin clue where I'm going. Or if I ride navigating by the Sun, I use it to get home. I like it alot. I take it off everytime I stop. It's not a bike one by any means. The Zuma (sp) is bigger and is more user friendly from what I hear. When on my CBR I plan to have my quest in my pocket if I need it only. You definitely want a motorcycle specific GPS. You never know when you will hit rain.The only GPS i know of made specifically for motorcycles thats waterproof, is a garmen, its about 900 bucks also...
because mine is mounted on the handlebar its low enough that when I'm riding its completely out of my view. I have to actually look down at it for a second.I think I would enjoy having a GPS but I think I would end up dying because of it.
question for the guys that acutally use these things. Can you hear the voice when riding, or is there a head set? I know in my car I barely look at my GPS except when it tells me a turn is coming up, so hearing the audible alerts is fairly important, imo. thanks.
If you dont feel like shelling out the bigger bucks... most of the riders I know in this area have a Garmin Quest or Quest II. It was rumored to be available refurbed for as little as $250 at one point. I've used it as well and was quite pleased. Pretty easy to set up, mounts are available locally (FARKLEMASTERS.COM ::: UNIQUE AND CUSTOM SPORT TOURING ACCESSORIES) and are small but viewable. I only know of one person who has used the voice guidance, but he as since moved up to the zuma(IIRC) and dislikes the bluetooth interface.Hmm, Interesting concept, So i'm assuming you had to add a power port and the wont run on the internal battery?
Hmm, Interesting concept, So i'm assuming you had to add a power port and the wont run on the internal battery?