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I like to have a road map when on trip. On my old gl 1100 I had a magnetic tank bag that had a clear map pocket on top. I used on my FJR. On the 1800 the tank bag will not work. I know lots of folks are using the GPS units but I like a good road map. Does anyone have any suggestions where to place a map on the 1800? :action:
 

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Even witha GPS the map gives you a better overview especially in unfamiliar country. A GPS can be notoriously obedient. If you set it for shortest distance it can take you on a route that is a few yards shorter but takes an hour longer. Conversely when set for fastest time it can take you thirty miles out of your way to gain a minute.
 

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I always carry a road atlas in the trunk of my 1800. I plan my trip the night before. If needed I just stop and get the atlas out if I want to change direction. I prefer maps myself also.
 

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John, thanks for the link and the info, order on today. Again thanks :action:
 

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glyn7255 wrote:
John, thanks for the link and the info, order on today. Again thanks :action:
Glad to help. :)

John
 

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SETHAN12 wrote:
I always carry a road atlas in the trunk of my 1800. I plan my trip the night before. If needed I just stop and get the atlas out if I want to change direction. I prefer maps myself also.
Same here with the exception that I also keep my spare reading glasses in the trunk also:cool:. Read the map first then punch in a route into the gps and go ride. Works for me.:waving:
 

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If you use an erasable, white-board marker, you can write highlights on the windscreen. They wipe right off, and they are a real "heads-up display" for noting route numbers and turns.
 
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