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Hey all, any recommendations for a cheap, but reliable GPS for an 1800? Which GPS's have people heard about that I should steer clear of?

Thank you, Darrell
 

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I have had 2 Garmin Nuvi's that worked well. Bought the first one as a referb. Does everything I need..
 

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I have a Garmin 765 and it works great. Many different GPS's out there, depends on how much you want it to do. Mine has blue tooth and plays MP3, and says street names. And a bunch of other stuff I don't even use. If you just want it for basic directions you can get a lower end Garmin for between $99 and $150.00 that will do just about everything. You don't need a motorcycle specific GPS. I have had mine on 3 different bikes and had no problems. The non motorcycle specific ones are NOT water proof but when it rains cover it with a baggie or remove it. This is it on my 08
 

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I see you got your #.
You might want one that doesn't talk, it might tell you YOU HAVE THE WRONG TIRE ON THE REAR OF YOUR BIKE!!! :eek: :rolleyes:

Only Kidding!!!!!
And chopin 114, what are you doing up at 3:02 a.m. ?
 

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i was looking at the garmin nuvi 500 and 550, both are waterproof
 

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a couple years ago I got a Nuvi1490 when I thought I wanted bluetooth and voiced street names. Four months later, I set it on mute. The screen gives me all the info I need. I can plug my phone into the MP3 connector and the radio is not interrupted by what sounds too much like (and talks as much as) my ex. And RAM has a mount that fits perfectly.

Garmin's MC models are considerably more expensive only to gain waterproof. Not worth it to me. You probably have a friend or relative that would let you borrow one for a short trip. Try one out to see if you really want and need all the features. But I would definetly go with a Garmin.

Ride safe.
 

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My own personal opinion here, GPS companies (Add Name Here) gouge the crap outta their customers just to make a unit waterproof and enlarge some buttons. I mean holy crap, you can buy an upper level car unit for $350.00 that has all the bells and whistles. Then if you want a GPS that has half the funtionality but had Big buttons and is waterproof they get you for $650-$800.00 bucks or even more! BS~! I have the Garmin Nuvi 1350T I paid $135.00 for 2 years ago. I have been in the rain, sun, fog, cold and heat! Never a problem. I do cover it if I can but it has survived several rain storms with not a glitch.

I would love to have a GPS made for biking but I cant justify the cost when I can buy 4 or more auto styles for the same price. Just my 2 Cents worth.
 

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I just bought a Garmin Nuvi 2595-LMT for my 2012 ST1300. Got it on sale thru Amazon for $185 shipped with free lifetime maps and Traffic alert. I use the Ram X-Grip mount which holds it perfectly. The screen is nice and large at 5" wide :)

The ZUMO 550, 660/665 units are over-rated, over-priced and not much better. I have no issues operating the Nuvi with my gloves on and accuracy is dead on. Better than my friend's Zumo 660. We routed to the same location that was 17 miles away. I see him make a turn - I continued on and beat him to the same location by 7 minutes :D .. not bad for a poor man's GPS :p
 

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I have a 1490 LTM from tiger direct, it is very bright so you can see it in the direct sunlight and with sunglasses on. Which for me was important. Also it has the 5" screen. I have two other Garmins, both Nuvi's but they are not nearly as bright a screen as the 1490.

This unit is around 100 bucks refurbished, and 150-160 for anew unit with the lifetime maps.

I think in our group the 1490 is the unit of choice.

tiger direct:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6658195&Sku=G145-0504

everywhere else:
http://www.google.com/products/cata...a=X&ei=3vAdT6mdLMectwe9qsyNCw&ved=0CG4Q8wIwAA
 

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Something to Consider

If you have a smartphone--or are about to upgrade your cell phone--consider that most all these smartphones have pretty good GPS apps available cheap. These phones have bigger and bigger displays all the time and you're already carrying the device with you anyway.

The stand-alone GPS device is going the way of the dinosaur--everyone will have it on their phone before long. I bought a Zumo 550 last summer for my bikes--it's nice--but if I'd had my iPhone already I would not have bought the Zumo.
 

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I've got an i-phone but I don't use the GPS app on the bike (even though it would be better than the Navi on the bike. The phone is very weather sensitive so I wouldn't take the chance on ruining it, costs alot more to replace an iphone that a cheap GPS;)
 

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I have a Garmin 765 and it works great. Many different GPS's out there, depends on how much you want it to do. Mine has blue tooth and plays MP3, and says street names. And a bunch of other stuff I don't even use. If you just want it for basic directions you can get a lower end Garmin for between $99 and $150.00 that will do just about everything. You don't need a motorcycle specific GPS. I have had mine on 3 different bikes and had no problems. The non motorcycle specific ones are NOT water proof but when it rains cover it with a baggie or remove it. This is it on my 08
What kind of mount are you using for your Garmin. I am wanting to mount a Gramin 760.
 

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What kind of mount are you using for your Garmin. I am wanting to mount a Gramin 760.
I had a 760 Garmin and I used a Ram mount system..
 

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I am ready for a GPS that I can put the route in. I like to use Google Maps and set my own route. The GPS I have isn't capable and really works hard to put me on an Interstate.....If you know one of those.....Let it be known
 
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