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Author Topic: Which GPS do you use and why do you like it?
Hot_Victor-
y_Ride
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Posts: 9
Post Which GPS do you use and why do you like it?
on: April 29, 2014, 14:25

As I'm new to long distance riding, and I'll be taking my first 4 Corners in a few months I've been adding things to my Victory XC (Taller windshield, more luggage, etc). Now it's time to choose GPS. Everyone has an opinion on their Garmin or Tom Tom; I'd like to know yours, good or bad.

lmark
Beginner
Posts: 42
Post Re: Which GPS do you use and why do you like it?
on: April 29, 2014, 16:18

G'day mate and I am HAPPY to hear u r going to embark on 1 of the BEST rides EVER!!

Be sure to touch base with Joe LaChance (and his wife Diane) up in Madawaska, ME. REALLY nice people. Joe = (203) 436-7451. Tell him u would like to eat some Ployes and I guarantee u will see a big smile come up on his face. They are known for those up there.

I really LIKE the GARMIN a LOT. I use it daily and it is very versatile. If I am not mistaken, GARMIN is really the leader in the GPS field.

I wish I could personally compare the 2 but I definitely hear a LOT more abt Garmin than TomTom.

Also the GARMIN support is fantastic!!

I have the Garmin 550 Zumo. <-- IMPORTANT (at least to me) the Garmin Zumo 550 LOCKS onto your bike handlebar. The later versions I understand do NOT.

If it does not lock on, it is a quick release and u pop it in your pocket. Very easily. I prefer to leave it on the bike all day and take it off only at night when traveling. <-- personal preference.

It has XM radio, you can download GPX routes, u have HOME, FAVORITES, lots of other stuff but u probably know all that. On the fly (dangerous) but u can program as u ride. (Again dangerous.)

On another matter if I may..... if u go to the Iron Butt Association and look up their (AOW) Archieve Of Wisdom) http://www.ironbutt.com/tech/aow.cfm <-- There, I suspect u will find it helpful for long distant riding.

Feel free to ask away here. The information u get from these SCMA guys is VERY VALUABLE and is EXCELLENT in every way!!!! You likely know there is a HUGE amount of LDR (Long Distant Riding) experience here at SCMA.

Ride Safe my friend.............

BuzzCap7

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