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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 12-01-2007, 05:51 PM Thread Starter
 
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Portable Navi

What model do you recommend and why for a portable navigation system? I don't want something too tiny, something easy to use

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Whats the intended use? Your Tundra has nav, no?

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streets and trips program with GPS locator, $110 and works with your puter. bigger screen than your gonna find on any nav unit.

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Garmin Nuvi 200
or Nuvi 200W

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i have the garmin....got it when i moved down to the chicago area from wi.....would have been completely lost without it....im just now to the point of getting around to most towns and places i want to go without it lol but i love it and you can update it from your comp w a usb port.....
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lap top with MS streets and trips works great for me and the three times I need to find where I'm going.

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Whats the intended use? Your Tundra has nav, no?
yeah I have built in navi, this is going to be a x-mas gift for someone.

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streets and trips program with GPS locator, $110 and works with your puter. bigger screen than your gonna find on any nav unit.
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lap top with MS streets and trips works great for me and the three times I need to find where I'm going.
Yeah I have MS S&T too and like it but I need a portable system so the person can put it in their car, pop in an address, and go
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Garmin Nuvi 200
or Nuvi 200W

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i have the garmin....got it when i moved down to the chicago area from wi.....would have been completely lost without it....im just now to the point of getting around to most towns and places i want to go without it lol but i love it and you can update it from your comp w a usb port.....
so 2 votes for Garmin I'll have to google it
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Garmin ZUMO 550 FTMFW.

touchscreen, motorcycle mounting bracket available, bluetooth, XM navtraffic available.

I want one.

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Garmin Nuvi is a great unit (I'm not sure about the model number). I've used it on my trip to UT and CO - worked out really well. Remember, however, that Nuvi is not the best unit to use on motorcycle - it is NOT waterproof like most other Garmins.

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Garmin ZUMO 550 FTMFW.

touchscreen, motorcycle mounting bracket available, bluetooth, XM navtraffic available.

I want one.
I have one, it's great, but to get XM radio and navtraffic you have to purchase a separate antenna.

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What is the yearly cost for traffic updates?
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I have one, it's great, but to get XM radio and navtraffic you have to purchase a separate antenna.

I knew about that, still a cool feature. the Zumo 450 is cheaper and doesn't have bluetooth or XM compatability.


how does the mounting bracket work? can you post a pic of how it mounts up?

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Garmin ZUMO 550 FTMFW.

touchscreen, motorcycle mounting bracket available, bluetooth, XM navtraffic available.

I want one.
I really want one of those. The main reason is because you can share routes and download routes to it.
They are Very pricey though. Hope they come out with a new model so the current ones drop in price.

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I really want one of those. The main reason is because you can share routes and download routes to it.
They are Very pricey though. Hope they come out with a new model so the current ones drop in price.

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I've found the 450 for for $450, and the 550 for $620. Not too bad.

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Garmin!

Garmin Nuvi 200 FTW!
Not the best for MC trips but flawless for cage. Easy to operate and not too expensive (mine is a keeper).
If you're going to give it as a gift, there are cheaper units out there.
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I have a Nuvi 350, and it's a good gps. I think tomtom is easier to use, but not as accurate.

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Well I have had my Garmin 2610 for years now...I use it on the bike and in the cage. GPS these days are really cheap, my brother has a portable unit (Mio ) Uses it when he needs it in the cage and puts it in his tank bag with an earbud on the bike. Make sure you get a unit with an internal battery that will last at least 5 hours

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Garmin Nuvi 200 FTW!
Not the best for MC trips but flawless for cage. Easy to operate and not too expensive (mine is a keeper).
If you're going to give it as a gift, there are cheaper units out there.
Yeah I don't need the bluetooth or anything. I may get a little bit of an earlier model like the 450 mentioned

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I got this a few weeks ago, like it so far. Easy to use, great screen (touch), traffic camera alert, BT, speed limiter, etc.


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Garmin Nuvi 200 on sale this week at Best Buy for 200.00 no rebates or anything. Must resist from buying..........

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I knew about that, still a cool feature. the Zumo 450 is cheaper and doesn't have bluetooth or XM compatability.


how does the mounting bracket work? can you post a pic of how it mounts up?
The mounting bracket that comes with the Zumo itself has four holes for bolts and can be attached to any standard base plate (like RAM mount). Then the GPS itself simply snaps into the bracket and locks with a latch - it can be attached or detached in a second. I haven't had any problems with it at all. There's also a security screwdriver, so you can lock the latch and leave GPS on the bike, but I prefer to take it off and hide in the top box / take it with me.

I used the custom bracket made specifically for the Multi to mount the Zumo bracket on. It also worked out well... but, AFAIK, it won't work on the other models.

I don't have the pics of the bracket itself, can make them in the evening. Here's the pic showing how well it fits in the cockpit:


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Love my Navigon 2100.
Did you get it during black Friday? This was a BF special at Staples and included live traffic. I wasn't able to get it. It is on sale again at Staples for $149 but I don't think it includes free live traffic.
Do you think its slow? Some people have said they thought it was laggy......like a 1-2 second delay between hitting the option and it responding.

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I want a zumo 550 soooooo bad, built in xm FTMFW!




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