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Old 12-30-2010, 11:12 PM   #1
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Somebody probably already asked this but now I'm over the Aldi one and I need to move on. While I'm at it, what's the best little camera to bolt onto my sidecar, for the helluvit?

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Old 12-31-2010, 12:20 AM   #2
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Old 12-31-2010, 01:27 AM   #3
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Old 12-31-2010, 01:48 AM   #4
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I prefer this model Marky... a little more robust for the outback stuff and a nice brass finish... Dunno if it has the metric pixels like yours though...?
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Old 12-31-2010, 02:04 AM   #5
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I prefer this model Marky... a little more robust for the outback stuff and a nice brass finish... Dunno if it has the metric pixels like yours though...?
that;s the 902 with the brass finish, i like the 904, not as tough as the 902 but does handle angular accuracy better without the sine error the 902 is infamous for. And don't start me on the alidade, or lack therof, on the 902 Troy, c'mon man don't even go there!
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Old 12-31-2010, 02:34 AM   #6
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LOL, I like the suggestions above!

Personally, I like my Garmin Zumo. It is an established format which makes file sharing easier, and it comes with Mapsource route planning software - not the most user-friendly product, but OK when you get the hang of it.

Planning routes in advance is where I really get good value from my GPS, you can select all of the nice twisty roads and put some nice routes together.
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Old 12-31-2010, 02:42 AM   #7
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Personally, I like my Garmin Zumo.
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OK, so far outta this I got a Garmin zumo. I'll go orf and have a look at that. Thanks.

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Old 12-31-2010, 02:49 AM   #8
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When I was looking for my GPS a couple of years ago, the only motorcycle-specific ones were the TomTom Rider and the Garmin Zumo. Of the 2, I preferred the Zumo for the reasons above. To me the Garmin had the better features. I would still choose the Garmin.

Like all things though, the TomTom users swear that theirs is better. Each has their merits.
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Old 12-31-2010, 03:02 AM   #9
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+1 for Zumo, although I'm hearing very good things about the Garmin Oregon 450T
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Old 12-31-2010, 03:08 AM   #10
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Garmin Zumo also

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Old 12-31-2010, 04:12 AM   #11
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yep the zumo 550
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Old 01-01-2011, 01:07 AM   #12
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Garmin GPSMAP60CSx. Smaller screen than the Zumo, but one tough little sucker. Takes 2 x AA batteries that will last 24 - 30 hours, or plug into the 12v on the bike or car for endless running. Zumo battery is good for 4 hours max.
Anaconda have been doing them (60CSx) on specials lately for $299.
Be aware that they do not come with pre-loaded maps, just a useless basemap. Shonkymaps is however free. And not shonky either.

A couple of points to take serious note of:

Zumo RRP is as follows, 220 $699, 559 $899, 660 $999. Them's big bucks.

Zumo does routing, but appears to have zero track capability. If you are venturing offroad, this is a likely deal breaker.

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Old 01-01-2011, 02:23 AM   #13
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Old 01-01-2011, 03:07 AM   #14
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Zumo 550

+1 Zumo 550
I've had mine several years now and it sits up there through rain hail or snow and so far (touch wood) hasn't missed a beat.
Another advantage is the excellent hands free, set and forget connectivity to my iphone both on the bike and in the car.
In car mode I leave the unit plugged into the cig lighter socket, ignition on and it fires up automatically connecting to the phone without any input from me.
Got to watch that pre trip route planning though. I always use other source's to confirm track/road authenticity as I have come across paper roads as part of my route.
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Old 01-01-2011, 03:35 AM   #15
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Garmin GPS60CSX, one and only. And yes, it DOES do autorouting .
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