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I added an accessory outlet to my old GL1000 today for my gps. I was wondering how many of you guys are using a gps.
 

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Oh, at least myself and a few more :D
 

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My gps is in my trunk. It's called a road atlas.:D:D:DI actually enjoy reading a map and plotting my direction.
 

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Oh,yeah, there's a few of us.;)



I have a Garmin 2610, love the unit and the feature set. Garmin has changed the

maps and anything after City Navigator 2009 reportedly won't work on the 2610.:(



I usually get a new map set every 2 years, so it looks like I'll start looking around for a new unit in 2011. Got the Streetpilot 2610 4 years ago off Amazon, refurbished, same Garmin warrantee as a new one forabout $200, they were around $900 when new. Will be interesting to see what is out in another 2 years.
 

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fletchman919 wrote:
I added an accessory outlet to my old GL1000 today for my gps. I was wondering how many of you guys are using a gps.
I have a old Garmin Quest2 connected to my bike's intercom with a J&M integrator and to the accessory connectors on the fuse block, mounted with a RAM mount and a Garmin motorcycle mount kit.

John
 

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SETHAN12 wrote:
My gps is in my trunk. It's called a road atlas.:D:D:DI actually enjoy reading a map and plotting my direction.
i can't see the road with that big ole atlas in my windscreen so yeah i got one:cheeky1::cheeky1::cheeky1: but keep atlas just in case:action::waving:
 

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Magellan 2300T here and love it.
 

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:cheeky1::cheeky1::cheeky1::cheeky1::cheeky1::cheeky1::cheeky1::cheeky1::cheeky1::cheeky1::cheeky1:
 

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SETHAN12 wrote:
My gps is in my trunk. It's called a road atlas.:D:D:DI actually enjoy reading a map and plotting my direction.
I'm with ya on the map plots! I also do that. A gps can't plot out a ride, they can basically only show you the fastest way to and from. Over the weekend I plotted out a 300 mile ride for me and my wife. I used the atlas and used only back roads. I hand wrote the directions onto a small piece of paper and covered it in packaging tape to make it rain proof. Then taped it to the gas tank for easy reading. My plotted ride went great and the packaging tape turned out to come in handy with the skys let loose. It was our first long haul on the new to us bike and it was fantastic. I can't wait until the next long ride.

I basically needed a gps for work. I'm on new jobs all the time. A gps makes it so much easier. My gps has come in handy so many other times too though.


I figured there were a lot of gps users, but I'm a newb to the big dresser bikes. I know todays bikes have all kinds of gizmos on them, so I wouldn't be surprised if some come from the factory with them. Thanks for the replys!
 

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Never had one, besides I got my navigator, the boss.
 

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I have the Street Pilot 2610 too. BTW Don, I am using CN 2009. It works, just not officially "endorsed" for the 2610. You just have to get the non-NT version. I have update 6.15.4. I am pretty sure this will be the last update I will try. When the roads get built and the maps are no longer usable, I'll have to look for something new.
 

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SpiderBob wrote:
Never had one, besides I got my navigator, the boss.
You're a lucky man!...... My navigator doesn't know how to read a map! And that ain't no joke. :)
 

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I bought a Garmin 250 when I first moved to Louisville last winter. Found it so useful in the car I started using it on the bike. Mostly helpful, just wish it said the street names instead of "in point TWO MILES, turn left".
 

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Love having it with.

- Not just for the navigation but for the POI (Points of Interest). Helps to find parts stores, gas stations, resaurants, etc.

- Also use it when I travel in the US, set to miles, as the small numbers for miles are hard to read on the speedo.

- On the Iron Butt ride I used it to keep track of our average speeds.
 

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i have had a gps unit from the early days, i think they are great as long as you remember one thing, they are not perfect and sometimes give you the wrong directions, also as far as its concerned a dirt track is still a road, if the gps is telling you to go one way and you know its wrong, dont turn that way, this is when people get suckered into making mistakes. I have used a gps to go right the way round europe with no problems, have kept us right when we did not have a clue, modern ones can plan routes, put as many via points on route, share with other gps users, have traffic reports, find alterantive routes, recalculate when you have gone of routeetc etc. Most delivery, taxi, emergency services etc have them now as well
 

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I don't use GPS on the bike (I have one in the car though) I travel back roads, mostly in Wisconsin, and like to just drive in a direction until I get to some town.



I really wish that the GL had a compass on the message center. It would be nice on the cloudy days.
 

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I have a gps and maps. I like to get an overall view of where I want to go and then route it on the GPS. People have to remember a GPS is only another tool not the only tool. Maps are important to have too.. But I love being able to go out on a Sunday and just point my bike in any direction and then in the evening just tell the gps to take me home and it does no matter where I am.
 

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Maybe I'm misunderstanding, fletchman, but you can plot a course on the gps, at least I can with mine. I usually plot the course with the computer software, then transfer to the gps.



When all else fails, stop and ask directions. :dude:
 

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I don't have one, but it is on my want list.
 
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