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I've got a Garmin 2610 from a riding buddy. I bought a Ram mount for it and love the whole set-up.
 

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I have been using a TomTom Rider w/ downloaded updates (including UK & w. Europe maps) for years now. Also have a older Garmin GPS V, Etrex etc. No real complaints.

Currently using a Saeng mount.
 

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What'cha got, where'd 'ya get it, and is it better than the others?
I got a Tom Tom after owning a Garmin for about a week. The Garmin came with an outdated map. I tried to download a new one but it goes to your computer first then you transfer it to your GPS. After trying to get it to go off and on for 2 days I gave up. It wiped out the existing map so it was useless! I sent it back and bought a Tom Tom which has worked flawlessly. The Tom Tom map updates go through your computer and straight to the GPS in seconds. :banana
 

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I think Garmin is the one who makes the Zumo which is one made for motorcycles. All left hand controls, waterproof, and shock resistant.
 

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i have a cheap garmin, for my car.
 

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I've got a Garmin 2610 from a riding buddy. I bought a Ram mount for it and love the whole set-up.
They don't come with a bike mount?

And are they all weather proof, or do you have to buy a cover for it, too?
 

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They don't come with a bike mount?

And are they all weather proof, or do you have to buy a cover for it, too?
I could be mistaken, but I don't know that any GPS will come with a bike mount. You would have to find a bike mount on your own. There are a few different companies out there that make various types of mounts. Ram Mount is a fairly common one. RAM Mounting Systems, Inc.

My 2610 is weatherproof. That's why it used to be such a popular GPS for bikers. The 2610 is an older GPS but still a good unit. Double check the various models before you buy one. Many are not intended for outdoor/motorcycle use and are not waterproof.
 

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I could be mistaken, but I don't know that any GPS will come with a bike mount. You would have to find a bike mount on your own. There are a few different companies out there that make various types of mounts. Ram Mount is a fairly common one. RAM Mounting Systems, Inc.

My 2610 is weatherproof. That's why it used to be such a popular GPS for bikers. The 2610 is an older GPS but still a good unit. Double check the various models before you buy one. Many are not intended for outdoor/motorcycle use and are not waterproof.
What about power source?...Lithium or does it run to the bikes battery?

And did you purchase it online or at a store?
 

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Most GPS' come with a regular suction mount.

My friend has a Garmin (I think) and he has the suction cup mounted on his tach. It seems to work well, but I dunno if he has a backup for the mount just in case it slides off.

I am planning on purchasing a GPS in the spring for when I attempt the Saddlesore 1000.
 

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Garmin Zumo for the bike, and Nuvi 370 for car and foot.
Only complaint on the Zumo, is the touchscreen is fickle and have to recalibrate it way too often. If I could return it, I would, but the warranty is up. Got them both from Amazon.
 

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What about power source?...Lithium or does it run to the bikes battery?

And did you purchase it online or at a store?
The 2601 doesn't have the ability to run off any battery. It can only be run from the bike. I had an extra cord for the car that I chopped up and made to work with the accessory plug that I hardwired to the battery so the GPS can be left on when the bike is turned off. That way it can continue to calculate the total travel time even when the bike is not running at gas stops, lunch stops, or things like that.

I was ready to buy it from ebay. That's were I get most things like that. When I bought it early last year they weren't available from any store because it was a discontinued model. I ran into a rider online that did a lot of long distance riding. He actually had picked up 3 units that he got used from FEMA. He was keeping one and I snached up one of the others.

:edit I just checked Ebay and there are a couple new ones and a dozen or so used ones there. Just serach for Garmin 2610 and you'll find them.
 

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I have a Zumo 550. It is packaged with a RAM mount. Despite the claimed fitting, it wouldn't work on my Ducati. After a lot of research I settled on Techmount. Their stuff is jewel-like and after seeing it -- and comparing it to RAM stuff -- I'd never buy anything else.

My Zumo works very well with no defects. I power it off the SAE connector for my Battery Tender.

To hear directions, I'm using the Blue Ant Interphone, a bluetooth single ear helmet set that also works great with a cell phone or as a two-bike intercom.

All of this stuff works great and each piece is highly recommended.
 

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got a mio C220, not a really fancy one... but it more than gets the job done... and the best part was that i got it for under 125$ shipped to my door...
 
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