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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-13-2011, 09:07 PM Thread Starter
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I am thinking about a GPS for my XR - In the past, satisfied with a map and compass.
However, another rider informed me that GPS is the way to go. Has anybody found a good one for motorcycles, readable, good audio, etc.

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I used the garmin 2610 for several years. Very helpful. Unless you use the cigarette plug there is no audio. You can add a external speaker.
I got a zummo 660 to replace it. I really like it. Victory carries a mount that connects to the factory radio for audio. It will interrupt what you are listening to for announcements. I haven't adding it to my XC as of yet but will very soon now that it is starting to get riding weather.
You can add a SD card for music or you can go with the zummo 665 which has XM radio.
I am impressed with the 660. Unless you want a custom map (roads of your choosing) there is no need to add maps to the zummo, It is fast. Easy to use.
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Yes, that is helpful - I was looking at the Zummo 550 3.5 inch screen but I am slightly more in favor of the 660 4.3 inch screen as I think the added size would make it much easier to read.
As far as audio, I haven't figured that out yet as my XR does not have audio built in and that means I would need some type of Wireless Bluetooth connection.

Thanks for the input.

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If ya check around like I did you can get the 660 for the same price or less than the 550. The 660 has the speaker built in so you may not need a blue tooth.. more than likely you will check the screen anyway to see what lane you need to be in. The 660 has lane assist, it's still rather new so not all cities has it yet. Lane assist shows ya what lane you need to be in when there is multiple lanes.

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If ya check around like I did you can get the 660 for the same price or less than the 550. .
I have found Amazon to be best in class with competitive prices. I will look for best price on the 660 - thanks

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Garmin zumo 660 4.3-Inch Portable GPS Motorcycle Navigator by Garmin
Buy new: $628.41

35 new
Only 3 left in stock - order soon.

Garmin Zumo 550 3.5-Inch Portable GPS Navigator by Garmin
Buy new: $589.97

Only 2 left in stock - order soon.

you should be able to beat the Amazon price but not by much.
I paid $590 shipped. Had to wait for 2 weeks so I could get it with the new updated map.

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Thanks for the "digging" - I will order the 660 and let you know how I like it

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If you are familiar with a gps you will like the zumo 660

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My buddy Marc has a ZUMO 660, I purchased his 550. I believe the 660 does NOT offer XM. This, of course, may not matter, or you may already have the factory XM.

I think there may be a new ZUMO, the 665 which does support XM?

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My buddy Marc has a ZUMO 660, I purchased his 550. I believe the 660 does NOT offer XM. This, of course, may not matter, or you may already have the factory XM.

I think there may be a new ZUMO, the 665 which does support XM?
I can confirm that is correct. Zumo 665 is the Zumo 660 plus XM.

The Zumo 665 costs more, and comes with XM. Along with the extra monetary cost, you'll also get 2 hours less of battery life. Zumo 660 has 5 hours, and zumo 665 has 3 hours.
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