|12-03-2013, 12:32 AM||#1|
Joined: May 2011
Location: Charleston SC
Garmin finally ate it, new GPS for the KLR?
I had a Garmin eTrex Legend that served me well for years of riding, from a moped trip cross country (you can see it on the bars)
and onto the KLRs bars when I got that home. While it was not IDEAL for motorcycle riding, it worked well enough for me. But today, I went to fire it up and it just wouldnt, so its time for a new mobetta GPS.
I need a few things:
-Obviously made for a MC, ie weather/vibe proof.
-Loud, if its that kind that alerts you (which all are these days)
-I prefer to leave it on the bike 24/7 (im lazy)
-I dont currently have any spare wiring on the bike, so maybe battery powered (i can put a plug in if I have to...)
I dont need anything crazy, I mostly go in state and the surrounding ones, but not going round the world yet.
Give a man fire, and he's warm for a night.
Set a man on fire, and he's warm for the rest of his life.
|12-03-2013, 07:37 AM||#2|
Joined: Dec 2007
Location: Abq NM
I switched from a Garmin 60CX to a Montana a little over a year ago and really like it. I use it on the KLR for long trips in the west and on my KTM for mountain single track. Very capable and versatile without the limitations of earlier units.
|12-03-2013, 09:07 AM||#3|
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Tucson, AZ
I too have the Montana. I got the Garmin AMPS Rugged Mount which provides power, has a jack for a speaker or plugging it into your helmet. I have a Bluetooth intercom system in my helmet and I plugged a transmitter into the speaker jack and the speed camera warnings are loud and clear.
It also locks the GPS in.
Here is the Bluetooth transmitter I use.
|12-10-2013, 04:23 AM||#4|
Joined: Dec 2005
Too much conformity in the replies. I'll stick my neck out and tell about my great . . . um . . . Montana. My nuvi went dark just north of Anchorage and I picked up a Montana at the REI store there. But I made the decision before the trip that if the nuvi died I'd probably get a Montana.
The mount with a speaker isn't supposed to be waterproof though.
I went to 3 RAM dealers in the city looking for the rugged RAM mount, but couldn't find it. I ended up with the car mount which I butchered onto a RAM ball. The car mount has the speaker, the rugged mount does not. The car mount is also not supposed to be rain proof although mine was rained on (occasionally) for about 3 weeks. I had always put my nuvi away during hard rain but I left the Montana out in the worst of it even knowing the mount wasn't supposed to be there.
I have since purchased the RAM rugged mount because I want my GPS to be silent. ChadHahn has a good solution but I don't want to have to re-charge my helmet every few nights.
Motorcycles are magical.
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