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Old 01-24-2013, 07:02 AM   #16
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Are there any good choices to consider under $100? (I'm even more frugal...)
You might find a 60 or 76 for $100. They are still pretty good.


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Old 01-24-2013, 07:43 AM   #17
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To the OP, I have an eTrex 20 as a backup for my Montana 600 and also as a small hiking and backcountry skiing gps that I can carry in my pocket. I didn't need the compass and file sharing of the eTrex 30 and was happy with $180 cost for the 20. I have City Navigator on a uSD card that I can move from my Montana to the eTrex 20 and also got the Topo 24K for the southwest. It has awesome battery life. They say 25 hours on a pair of AA batteries but I seem to get more than that. The screen is bright and easy to read but it is small. I can do routes and tracks and it has profiles and adventures. The software/user interface is very similar to the Montana so if you have a Montana, it should be pretty intuitive. It just works great. It is a nice size and easily fits in a shirt pocket. I really love it and think it is a great bargain.

That said, I think the screen is too small to mount on a motorcycle and be able to read the screen while moving, especially with my older eyes.

It is a great unit for what it was designed for and I recommend one if your needs fit its capabilities.
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:19 PM   #18
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You might find a 60 or 76 for $100. They are still pretty good.


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Thanks for the advice. I just bought a new 60 for $110.
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:35 PM   #19
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Thanks for the advice. I just bought a new 60 for $110.
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:08 AM   #20
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OK, I purchased a 78s. Now, what do I need to purchase for map(s) to load onto this thing to help me navigate the TAT?

Also, what is the round 4 pin conncector called? I need to buy the wire to hardwire it to the bike.
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:20 AM   #21
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OK, I purchased a 78s. Now, what do I need to purchase for map(s) to load onto this thing to help me navigate the TAT?

Also, what is the round 4 pin conncector called? I need to buy the wire to hardwire it to the bike.
No idea which maps of the US would be best for you since I'm in Canada, but this is the cable you need: Garmin Bare Wire Power and Data Cable (Click the image for more information)



If you're handy with a soldering iron, you can also make up your own cables by buying the Garmin plug from PFranc.

http://www.pfranc.com/projects/g45contr/g45_idx.htm
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