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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-15-2014, 04:37 PM Thread Starter
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What GPS are you using and what are your likes/dislikes?

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Strike BT genius motorcycle GPS.

Cons: Pins on the mounting bracket are exposed with the unit not clipped in. They use some sort of a spring to make firm contact with the GPS unit when clipped in, my first one failed within 12 months so the unit would intermittently charge as they weren't making clean contact. They are also open to corrosion.
The GPS also shuts down when it loses power supply unless you tell it otherwise. (Fine when the power supply works properly...)

You can charge the unit via 12v outlet - USB, which i did when my cradle broke, but it then leaves the USB outlet exposed. Fixed by buying a new cradle (~$60)
battery life is only realistically 2 hours if you talk to it nicely, 1 hr 30min otherwise.
technical support from strike is useless.
keyboard when typing addresses is too small if you are poking it with man sized hands in gloves (though everything else works well with gloves)

Pros? it's mostly easy to use. Has an advanced function which lets you set google map routes into it, however i couldn't figure out how to backtrack a step once the route was started. Lots of POI, easy to find accomodation/restaurants.
The unit is pretty sturdy... it's been rained on & dropped more then once and still fires up without any issues.
Cost efficient compared to the Garmin units. easy to use PC interface & to update firmware. optional SD card slot if you are inclined to load music or something onto it.

Not sure if this unit is even available in the US, but hey you asked!

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What GPS are you using and what are your likes/dislikes?
Garmin Zumo 550

Likes:

1. It is integrated with XM Radio

2. They replace them when they break for ~$150. New they are around $600.

3. They were made for a motorcycle so are somewhat vibration and water resistant, though mine has succumbed to heavy rain in the past. Like our cruise control, everything works fine again once dry.

4. Works pretty well with gloved fingers.

Dislikes:

1. It only has two modes: "Fastest" or "Shortest." "Fastest" is always boring interstates, so I tend to leave it on "Shortest." Unfortunately, "Shortest" has led me down some pretty unkempt goat paths in rural areas. Glad that happened before I got the Vic as I'm afraid it wouldn't have made it through. Now when I'm in BFE West Virginia et al, I go ahead and use the "Fastest" setting.

A friend just picked up a new Harley Ultra. That thing has so many settings. It's got the two I got, plus "Scenic" and "Twisty." Someone thought that one out. It'll even tell you the closest dealerships.

2. The mapping software is shit. Though I have yet to find a good piece of software for routing your own trips for anything. Like bikes that just work, I guess enjoying the journey of a trip is just passe'. Great for getting from Point A to B though.

3. Sometimes the digital lady forgets to tell you the road on which to turn. Happened just today. If you know a turn is coming up, it's best to slow down and pay careful attention to the distance before the turn on the display.

4. Businesses come and go, but often aren't updated in the software. Or, it could be that I just don't pay the regular fees to keep mine updated.

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I'm using the Garmin USA app on my iPhone (in a weatherproof case). Sure, it cost $50, but now I don't need a separate GPS unit. Also, it does not depend on the cellular signal, just raw GPS; if I am in a no-signal area, my GPS app still works fine.

The thing I don't like is not being able to share my recorded routes easily. I suppose I could take a screenshot afterwards, but it's not quite the same.



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I'm using the Garmin USA app
broggyr, are you using the Garmin Copilot app or their new Viago app?

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I have the Garmin Nuvi 50 LM , very basic , gets me from point A to point B . It was affordable at 99.00 shipped from Wally World , and if it gets wrecked or stolen , no big deal .... Although , anyone with balls enough to walk up to a fella's bike and lay a finger on it , let alone steal something off it , better be packing some serious heat . It could be very bad for their health .

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broggyr, are you using the Garmin Copilot app or their new Viago app?



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It's called Garmin USA.
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Madstad Windshield, 5000K HID, TriOvals, Memphis Shields wings, Ultimate seat
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HyperLites, LED driving lights, Lloydz dyno 105+H and 117+T
Arlen Ness blinkers, KlockWerks KlipHanger bars, Avon grips

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None...it's about the journey not the destination

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It's called Garmin USA.
Ah ok, a different one...thanks!

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