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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-19-2009, 10:53 PM Thread Starter
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Added a Nuvi

So I got a business exellence award which came with one of those books where you can pick anything from a set of silverware to a vacuum cleaner. Well one of the prizes on the list was the Garmin Nuvi 500 which is advertised as being "motorcycle friendly". I bought the RAM mounting system for it and set it up tonight so the GPS sits just ahead of the handlebar clamp and above and behind the gas cap so I can see all the guages and indicator llights and the Nuvi is a little protected by the guage cluster and the dash. It has an 8 hour battery life and water resistant to one meter. I know I won't use it often but once in a while it'll come in handy.


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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-19-2009, 11:36 PM
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I've got the widescreen nuvi for my car. Love it. I think Garmin makes the best GPS systems.

Good choice!

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Nice, I've got a Zumo, use it all the time. Just remember, watch the road, not your gps.


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Nice new toy. Keep your eyes on the road!

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I have a Magellan Roadmate 3050, works great on the bike.

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I have the Nuvi 500 on my bike, but what I did was use the dash disc and stuck it on the gas tank to my right of the filler and I glued a drilled metal tab to the Nuvi and put a small chord on it that will latch down under the gas cap for a safety lanyard...
I also have a cigarette lighter plug in below by rear bag that I can charge it or my cell phone with... I did not hot wire mine but I will tell you mine will not run 8 hrs. on a charge, more like 4 as you will probably run the display lighting at 100% due to riding sunny days... You will like it though...
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-20-2009, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
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OD I may only get the same 4 hours as you but I don't know yet because I've only tried it out on a short spin but I'm going to add a lighter outlet like you. I see that Kuryakyn has one thats "weather resistant" I think that's ticket for me.

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Ron, wal-mart has them in the boating fishing section, pretty darn cheap, of course made in china... I don't think I mentioned that I also use mine to plug in the battery tender too...
I think that 8 hr. rating is if you don't have things set to full force, like the light being 100% which I need in the sun... I also have a Nuvi 200 which is not water proof and was supposed to last 5 hrs., I can't really tell much difference in their run times...
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