Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA
I have an '06 w/abs and have just returned from a 16 day, 5,480 mile ride, two-up. In my opinion the Goldwing is the finest touring motorcycle built. That said the GPS is just adequate. It will get you from pointA to point B. I think it was dumbed down when you compare it to most other GPS's. I've had it route me ontounverified (so says the gps)roads, even onto dirt roads. Locating specific addresses can be tedious, particularly if the address is on a US Highway which it didn't always find. I used it everyday on the this trip (and others)and it always took me to the address except the few times it couldn't locate an address. Getting it to route you on the roads you want takes adding waypoints. You basically have to know which roads you want and select the waypoints that will route you that way. And don't try to do a long route with lots of waypoints. Computer planning and a download function would be an excellent addition. Even the ability to download new maps. (I understand Garmin charges a lot for new maps) I don't know if coordinates would be of much help unless you plan to go offroad.Or know the coordinates ofeach location. Would I purchase with the GPS again? Yes.
2006 Gold Gold Wing
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1977 750K gone but not forgotten
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