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The Gold Wing is a touring bike. How about a digital compass. Every car made has one. How can you have a ‘touring bike’ without a compass. Yes many of us have GPS, but I still think it needs a compass.

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Welcome Burtsr.

Most folks use a GPS for the digital compass function these days.




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Ya, I have one of those and use it a lot. But still, It's a TOURING machine.
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Ya, I have one of those and use it a lot. But still, It's a TOURING machine.
I don't disagree but there are several around here who feel it should also have a voltmeter, gear indicator, cig lighters, Gerbings plugins, high wattage running lights and horns that don't sound like a volkswagon as well.

Guess it all depends on your perception of what a touring bike for 22Gs should have.







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Ya, I have one of those and use it a lot. But still, It's a TOURING machine.
I don't disagree but there are several around here who feel it should also have a voltmeter, gear indicator, cig lighters, Gerbings plugins, high wattage running lights and horns that don't sound like a volkswagon as well.

Guess it all depends on your perception of what a touring bike for 22Gs should have.

Well, at least they fixed the horn on the 1800's

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Good Lord, a compass?!?

I have one in the Roadmonster and I think that I've actually used it once.

All you need is a watch and to be able to see the bright spot in the sky.

Next we'll want auto pilot so we can read the paper while riding on our tour.

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Good Lord, a compass?!?

I have one in the Roadmonster and I think that I've actually used it once.

All you need is a watch and to be able to see the bright spot in the sky.

Next we'll want auto pilot so we can read the paper while riding on our tour.

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You'd have to have a life to have it threatened.






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My grandmother was Romanian but I'm not one of the undead. You know what a grandmother is, don't you? Since you're from the south, most likely you'd know her as "Cousin Grammma."


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I use the compass function on my Navi quite a bit, just to get verification that the road I am on does, indeed, go in the direction I want. Sometimes the Navi GPS drives me crazy, when zoomed out I get a 'north at the top' screen and I can't tell which direction I am actually going.

When I am zoomed in I can see a north arrow and figure out my general cardinal direction. I don't believe I need to know if I am going 42 degrees from Magnetic North, knowing that I am going generally in a northeasterly direction is sufficient for me.

I have used maps my whole life and the first thing I do is "orient the map" according to the North arrow on a compass. The Navi compass is good enough for me to do that with my bike, a 2007 Goldwing (audio/navi/comfort).

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I have CoPilot GPS. Use a windshield adapter mouunting plate that attachs with two screws and a adjustable mount that clamps into it to mount the powered holder for my Dell Axim X51V.

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