Recommendations on GPS

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Re: Recommendations on GPS

Postby bowewilson@gmail.com » Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:45 pm

I had one of these for about 6 months, I didn't use it much except for finding the odd tyre shop on my trip around oz, so probably not the best person to quiz about its performance, tended to use maps instead.
However mine disappeared one evening on the Burke Development Road, the mounting setup is hopeless, the cradle the GPS sits in is useless it doesn't secure the unit properly and the gimble mount (attatched to the handlebars) is not robust enough, can't keep it tight, security is also an issue, it would take someone about 3 seconds to pinch it.
So if you get off the black top forget it or it will forget you, black top maybe.
As I said relative performance I am unsure, I am not that way inclined.
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Re: Recommendations on GPS

Postby Davey_sprockeT » Fri Nov 11, 2011 6:35 pm

Thanks for the info Bowe,

It's starting to look like the ZUMO 660 is making it's way to the front. I know Cookie is really happy with his. :P
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Re: Recommendations on GPS

Postby reklaw » Sat Nov 19, 2011 1:16 pm

On special here with free shipping:

http://j1-px.rtrk.com.au/Garmin/motorcy ... o-660-gps/




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Re: Recommendations on GPS

Postby Davey_sprockeT » Sun Nov 20, 2011 3:16 pm

Dang it.............ZUMO 660 is on order :P

My thanks to everybody who took the time and trouble to help me in my quest to spend more of my money :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Hopefully it will get a good ol' workout with many "adventure stories" to tell in the days to come............


PS: Swampy, you'll never believe it, but it also comes with a fuel gauge !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

For those interested, check this out

http://j1-px.rtrk.com.au/garmin-voice-studio.aspx

now you can take your favorite person along with you on your two wheeled adventures, maybe your child, grandchild, wife, (someone else's wife? :lol: )
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Re: Recommendations on GPS

Postby Swampy » Sun Nov 20, 2011 3:55 pm

Well Done Dave,
By the way, How many MPG do you think you will get out of your ZUMO???? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Of rugged mountain ranges, of droughts and flooding rains.
I love her far horizons, I love her jeweled sea.
Her beauty and her terror, the wide brown land for me."
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Re: Recommendations on GPS

Postby old betsy » Sun Nov 20, 2011 5:04 pm

I just the next question is, what are you going to mount the zumo onto?
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Re: Recommendations on GPS

Postby Davey_sprockeT » Sun Nov 20, 2011 7:18 pm

Good question :!:

after watching Bill's video last Friday, and the recent links, it could be be a red Honda 110 postie :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

At least I'd be able to pick the b@$*&rd up :lol: :lol:
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Re: Recommendations on GPS

Postby bully1 » Sun Nov 20, 2011 7:37 pm

Davey_sprockeT wrote:Good question :!:

after watching Bill's video last Friday, and the recent links, it could be be a red Honda 110 postie :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

At least I'd be able to pick the b@$*&rd up :lol: :lol:




not too heavy to push when you run out of fuel either
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Re: Recommendations on GPS

Postby Davey_sprockeT » Sun Nov 20, 2011 7:38 pm

:lol: :lol:
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Re: Recommendations on GPS

Postby Swampy » Sun Nov 20, 2011 7:39 pm

Love It :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Swampy :twisted:
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Of rugged mountain ranges, of droughts and flooding rains.
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Re: Recommendations on GPS

Postby Davey_sprockeT » Sun Nov 20, 2011 7:41 pm

Oi :!:
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Re: Recommendations on GPS

Postby Davey_sprockeT » Thu Nov 24, 2011 7:59 pm

Well, the Zumo's arrived whilst I've been away, so it'll get a run on Saturday to Bully's.

Anyone got any good trips saved on file, so I can load 'em into it :?:

Thanks again to all who contributed to my dribble.............. :lol:
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Re: Recommendations on GPS

Postby bully1 » Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:20 pm

GS has a few RAM mount points on it so bring the mounts with you
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