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Old 06-24-2007, 03:30 AM   #31
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Just looking at Maxx's pic ... I've been looking at the bars on my DL1000 ... just wondering where I'm going to position the TomTom Rider when it arrives. I thought centre of the yoke, between the bar risers ...

Anyone got pics of a GPS mounted on a V-Strom?

Maps! Paper maps allow the imagination to soar in a way that not even Google Earth does. Can't imagine planning a journey without them, or leaving them at home for that matter. Never had any trouble navigating my way accross Europe ... but finding the B&B or hotel ... now that can take ages!

But very much looking forward to the TomTom Rider ... just to see what it brings to the party!

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Old 06-24-2007, 03:36 AM   #32
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I've been using a 2610 for a number of years now, it's been great to me.

The July issue of Cycleworld has a Zumo vs. Tomtom Rider shootout. They chose the Zumo as winner. Must resist urge...
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Old 06-24-2007, 09:29 AM   #33
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THe voice of reason speaks

For the record I run a 2610 and a 2820 on my bike. the Missus runs a 2610 on her FJR

The screen on the 2820 is much better than on the 2610. If i didn't want the bluetooth I would have bought a 478 for the better screen
Hiya Bill, you got butterflies yet?

I still run an old B/W 176 as my second GPS.
Best screen ever.
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Old 06-24-2007, 12:43 PM   #34
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What do you want the GPS to do for you?
Lemme see, how about cook my dinner, wash my clothes, mow the yard, clean the pool, clean the house, take out the trash..... Hmmm, is there a model that does this?
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Old 06-26-2007, 04:15 PM   #35
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Tell me what to buy

Ok, I'm throwing it out there.

I travel once a year, across the country(I dont carry a laptop, so I need all the maps in the unit), but will also use it almost all the time for local rides. I want to use it in a cage also. I want it to have xm capabilities, blue tooth...naw. I want it to be a Garmin, as I have a Quest now and like it. I want it to be in the $700 or less range. I have seen the Zumo and like it. I know, I know, do a search....this never works. Someone, please just tell me what to buy.

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Old 06-26-2007, 06:13 PM   #36
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The Zumo 550.
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Old 06-26-2007, 08:27 PM   #37
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I've never regretted my 276C (I have a separate XM radio and voice prompts from the GPS have never been something I've needed) and don't think anything out there is better...
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Old 07-04-2007, 12:30 PM   #38
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GPS advice please: Street Pilot or Zumo?

I have a BMW Navigator II, which is a Street Pilot, but I sure like the looks of the new Zumo with the added farkles. Anybody have a Zumo to help sell me on it's features? Where's the best place to buy? Anyone want to buy a nice BMW Navigator II that was only used by my grandmother?
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Old 07-04-2007, 01:06 PM   #39
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I use a Quuest 2 and saw a zumo at a spring BMW open house. I couldn't see how you could add any more to the Quest, who's purpose is getting you from point a to point b. What are the GPS farkles you speak of>
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Old 07-04-2007, 02:33 PM   #40
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I have a BMW Navigator II, which is a Street Pilot, but I sure like the looks of the new Zumo with the added farkles. Anybody have a Zumo to help sell me on it's features? Where's the best place to buy? Anyone want to buy a nice BMW Navigator II that was only used by my grandmother?
I have only used SP2610, SPV and lately bought 1 Zumo 550. What I like most comparing to the two previous SP's are:
1. MP3 player
2. Bluetooth integration with my cell phone with phone book, call history, voice activation
3. larger buttons for my gloved fingers
4. MUCH better Sat receptions and fast recalc.
5. When I pick a route and the starting point is not where I am, it will ask me if I would like to go to the starting point. It will then route me to the starting point and automatically start routing my route.
6. able to convert a track to route without using MapSource
7. The fuel Odometer will pop up with a "low Fuel" warning when it hits a preset value. I can then press the fuel icon the Zumo will find the nearest gas station.
8. traffic and weather info

I only have had it for about a month and these are what I discovered so far.
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Old 07-04-2007, 09:51 PM   #41
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In addition to the above, the Zumo has an internal battery so you can set up your route, than walk out and install on the bike.

It's substantially smaller but has a better screen display.

The new receiver is noticably faster to acquire and better under tree or other cover.

Muchb better weather resistance.

Not sure which streetpilot they used on the BMW, but the 26xx and 27xx series had configurable screens, which was nice. For example, you could display elevation if you wanted to.
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Old 07-05-2007, 01:51 PM   #42
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Talking

Thanks for the input. Zumo it is. I like farkles...
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Old 07-05-2007, 01:54 PM   #43
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Had to change it once I installed the Madstad bracket but:
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Old 07-07-2007, 08:02 AM   #44
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Garmin 60 or 76?

I've had the 60C since it first came out a few years ago. Only great things to say about it...until I saw a friend's 76Cx.

Two things I noticed right off: It is way faster and doesn't need to redraw the screens, and the reception is much better.

I haven't kept up on the newer technology but these two features alone make it worth buying up.

A couple questions:

Any suggestions one way or another on the new 60 series vs. the 76?

and

Any technology on the horizon that might be out in the next few months and make it worth waiting for?

Thanks,
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Old 07-07-2007, 08:08 AM   #45
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I have used both and tend to like the style of the 76 better, it is easier to use the buttons than on the 60.
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