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Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-27-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 533
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
More Advice!

I also had a Garmin 276C which was a truly excellent GPS for my BMW R1200GS! Sadly it had an internal failure and died. I bought a Garmin zumo 660LM to replace it since that is the new one they make...
Forum: Equipment 06-27-2015, 03:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,005
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
Helmet Vents

I have an Arai helmet which has vents on the front and top and I have them open which is nice to have! They provide nice cool air while I ride!
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-29-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 733
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
An Excellent GPS!

I bought a Garmin zumo 660LM which is the one they make for motorcycles! It comes with an excellent handlebar mount and lifetime map updates! It is also water, weather and sun proof! It has bluetooth...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-24-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,282
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
An Excellent GPS!

I recommend the Garmin zumo 660LM which is the one they make for motorcycles! I have one and it works superbly well! You can customize how the display works which is really nice to be able to do. I...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-15-2015, 03:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,454
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
Thumb I recommend the Garmin zumo660LM

That is the GPS Garmin makes for motorcycles! It comes with an excellent handlebar mount and is sun proof, waterproof and temperature proof! One other truly nice thing is it comes with free lifetime...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-11-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 1,619
Views: 143,505
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
I am not confused!

I just want to let you know that I am not confused! The 660LM is the best motorcycle GPS I have ever owned! I just did get the Garmin map updates done today and it is truly awesome!! I keep it set on...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-08-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,678
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
My GPS Recommendation!

I have a Garmin zumo660LM which is the one they make that is for motorcycles. It comes with a handlebar mount, power cable and also has lifetime map updates included! That will save you lots of money...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-31-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 1,619
Views: 143,505
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
The Best GPS for Motorcycles!

The one I have is the Garmin zumo 660LM which they make for motorcycles! It is water, weather and sun proof! One other truly great thing is it also has lifetime map updates included! That will save...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-25-2015, 03:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,441
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
Thumb An excellent Garmin GPS for bikes!

The one I have and recommend is the Garmin zumo 660LM which is one they just came out with that's for motorcycles. It comes with a handlebar mount and also lifetime map updates which saves you a lot...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,307
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
My Way of Keeping the Battery Like New!

I have a BMW battery charger for my R1200GS that I always use every time I park it in my garage. That is what keeps the battery like new! The battery I have is 3 years old and is in perfect...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 03-13-2015, 03:58 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 107,699
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
The Way I Do It

I always use Garmin Basecamp because you can select the GPX file and right click it to get the options of what to do! I have taken many GPX files and converted them to routes that way. I hope that...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-12-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 58,547
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
What I do

I actually always use the roads Basecamp shows when I make routes. Just letting you know I stay on the road. When I make routes I always name them and save them as I make them to keep them from...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-07-2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 58,547
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
Laugh My way of doing it!

I have a Garmin zumo 660LM which is the one they make for motorcycles. I use Basecamp and when I hook up the GPS I have it set to automatically download the tracks from the GPS. When it's done I can...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-23-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,638
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
My Car GPS Story

I have a Garmin zumo for my car that I used on my R1200GS by attaching the dash suction cup mount to the inside of the windshield. It worked really well.

One other thing is I just put it in the...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-16-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 1,619
Views: 143,505
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
Excellent GPS for Motorcycling!

I highly recommend the Garmin nuvi 660LM which is the one they make that is for motorcycles. It comes with an excellent handlebar mount and it is also weatherproof, waterproof and sun proof. When I...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-04-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,292
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
Talking An excellent Garmin GPS for bikes!

I highly recommend the Garmin zumo 660LM which is the one they make that is for motorcycles. It has a really nice handlebar mount and it works incredibly well! You have many choices you can make on...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-16-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,359
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
The Best GPS

One truly awesome GPS is the Garmin nuvi 660LM which is for motorcycles and it is weather, water and sun proof. It starts up and is ready to navigate in less then 15 seconds. One other nice thing is...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-15-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 959
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
The Perfect GPS for Motorcycles

I recommend the Garmin zumo 660LM since it is specifically for motorcycles and is awesome! It is weather, water and sun proof which makes it super nice! I have one and it works phenomenally well! As...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-13-2015, 03:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,532
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
Where I put mine

Mine are not very large and I fold them and carry them both in my wallet. That really works well since that keeps them right where you can get to them quickly and easily if and when you need them.
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Forum: GS Boxers 01-07-2015, 04:17 AM
Replies: 847
Views: 120,529
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
Thumb The miles on my R1200GS now

I recently hit 61,000 miles on my 2004 R1200GS and it is still always running like new! Also, I haven't had any mechanical problems which really is nice to have it be so reliable! One other thing...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-04-2015, 04:47 AM
Replies: 1,619
Views: 143,505
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
Smartphone versus GPS

For me the truly proper thing to understand is that smart phones do not truly replace GPS's. I use the Garmin nuvi 660LM which they make for motorcycles and it is weather, water and sun proof! It is...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-31-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,550
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
Thumb Battery for the R1200GS

The last battery I bought was from Advance Auto Parts because they actually sell stuff for motorcycles. It was their house brand battery.

Before I bought the Advance Auto Parts battery the...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-31-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,276
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
Thumb My Garmin zumo 660LM GPS is Awesome!!

One thing I'd like to offer to you is I have a zumo660LM which they make for motorcycles and it is super reliable! I have it's power cable connected to a BMW R1200GS accessory outlet adapter and it...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-26-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,770
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
Thumb An excellent Garmin GPS for bikes!

I highly recommend the Garmin zumo 660LM which is the one they make that is for motorcycles! It comes with lifetime map updates which saves you a lot of money over the years. Also, it comes with a...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-24-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,456
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
Thumb An excellent Garmin GPS for bikes!

One thing I would recommend is getting a Garmin zumo 660LM which is the one they make that is for motorcycles and is really awesome for on and off road riding! It comes with a really great handlebar...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-18-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,817
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
Stabil is Phenomenally Awesome!!!

It is since it has special chemical additives that have positive effects on all the components of your fuel system! I had problems with how my R1200GS was running last year. It was stumbling and...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-11-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,015
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
An excellent Garmin GPS for bikes!

I highly recommend the Garmin zumo 660LM which is the one they make that is for motorcycles and it comes with lifetime map updates included which does save you money over the years! It works really...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 12,660
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
Side Stand Solution

One thing I would recommend is to put your bike up on the center stand before you get on your way which is better than stressing the side stand. I always duck that problem by putting my leg up over...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-08-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,271
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
Cost of the zumo 660LM

List price is $599.00 which isn't too bad since you get the lifetime map updates included at no extra cost.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-30-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,490
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
Talking Avoiding Battery Problems

I avoid battery problems since I have a BMW trickle charger that I always carry and use every time I park my R1200GS on trips or in my garage. I do that since it keeps the battery in perfect...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-29-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,271
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
Cost of the zumo 660LM

Since I bought it from Garmin it was rather nice since it was $599.99 which is a really nice price for such a good GPS with lifetime map updates provided! If you consider the cost of map updates...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-26-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,271
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
My GPS recommendation

I have a Garmin zumo 660LM which is the one they make that is specifically for motorcycles and it is waterproof and weather proof and sun proof which is truly excellent for a motorcycle GPS!

Also...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-18-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,570
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
Thumb An excellent Garmin GPS for bikes!

The one I use and often recommend is the Garmin Zumo 660LM which is the one they make that is for motorcycles. It is excellent and is waterproof and weatherproof and sun proof. It also comes with...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-17-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 713
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
Thumb Custom Avoidances

The one from Garmin that lets you select avoidances is the zumo 660LM which is the GPS they make specifically for motorcycles. I set mine to meet my desires for avoidances and it works perfectly...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-07-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,365
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
Avoiding Battery Draining Problems

The problem with the R1200GS electrical system is that when you turn the bike off the electrical system doesn't shut down and keeps using the battery which drains it down.

What I did to resolve...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 11-05-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 1,253
Views: 194,187
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
Excellent GPS for Motorcycling!

The best one I have ever owned is the Garmin zumo 660LM which is the one they make that is specifically for motorcycles. It is super awesome since it is weather, sun and water proof. It comes with an...
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 10-30-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 32,851
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
Bodega Bay to Oregon

Back in 2005 I rode my R1200GS out to the West Coast on State highways and back roads and got to Bodega Bay California and rode along the beautiful curvy and twisty coastline up to Oregon which was...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 10-23-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 1,619
Views: 143,505
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
An excellent Garmin GPS for bikes!

The one I recommend is the new Garmin zumo 660LM which is one they have that is made for motorcycles and is waterproof, sun proof and also has lifetime map updates included. When I use mine it is...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 10-11-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 21,550
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
Garmin zumo 660LM

I just bought the zumo 660LM since it is the one Garmin makes specifically for motorcycles! It also comes with free lifetime map upgrades which is a truly nice way to save money over the years you...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-26-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,927
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
The Perfect GPS for Motorcycles

I have a Garmin zumo 660LM which they make specifically for motorcycles and it is fantastic! When you turn it on it's ready to navigate in less than 10 seconds! It is also waterproof, weatherproof...
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