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post #1 of 70 (permalink) Old 05-31-2012, 04:53 PM Thread Starter
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Which to buy Harley Road tech or Garmin Zumo

I know they are the same, but for the same price which would better to buy.. I can get a 15% discount if I buy from harley. Thanks
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post #2 of 70 (permalink) Old 05-31-2012, 05:21 PM
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Have you tried them? I went down to the dealer to see it first hand and was very dissapointed. It took up to 5 punches to get each button to respond! You have to press HARD and sometimes even then you have to press several times to get it to register. I'll pass on the Zumo and go with a cheapie that doesn't require a hard punch.

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I had the Zumo 550 on my last bike and it worked great. When I bought the RG Harley had a deal where by if I bought a road tech 660 I would get map updates free for life.
So I found a buddy who bought the 550 from me, and put that money toward the Zumo 660. The Road Tech is just Harleys version of the Zumo, they're identical in function is only difference is the RT as Harley on it.

So far been pleased with a 660.

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Be sure you really want one. In less than five years gps's will be a thing of the past. Currently I have a garmin and only leave it in my motor home with an outdated database. Cell phone technology is great and I like the navigation that is google based on my android better than the stand alone. People are coming up with better phone holders all the time and soon about all phones will be gps enabled. lots of ways to hook up through the HD system too if you talk to some geeks. Good luck
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Zumo 660 all the way. Won't leave home (on a long trip) without it. Iron Aces mount puts the gps right in front of you.
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Get an IPhone. Download Motion X GPS.It will plug into the aux jack and give you turn by turn directions over your stereo. I also have a pair of Bluetooth Sena SMH10 headsets that sinks to the Iphone and does the same plus coms. You can play music from the phone with Pandora, playlist etc. and the gps will run at the same time and chime in to give you updates on your trip.
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Get an IPhone. Download Motion X GPS.It will plug into the aux jack and give you turn by turn directions over your stereo. I also have a pair of Bluetooth Sena SMH10 headsets that sinks to the Iphone and does the same plus coms. You can play music from the phone with Pandora, playlist etc. and the gps will run at the same time and chime in to give you updates on your trip.
Why I am thing about a zumo 660 is that I want to be able to track where I been when I follow someone so that I can replicate the ride. I go on alot of cool rides but cannot remember all the turns to get to it. I use Droid googles on my phone and could make it work on the bike.
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With the 660, you can save the route that you just rode as a favorite. It was show you the distance all of the elevation changes and everything like that in a profile as well. Frodo, Don't get me wrong I can read a map I just prefer to have the technology with me as well. I always keep Paper maps as a backup in case the GPS should fail.

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I bought the 665 Zumo from HD version only cause it was actually cheaper from HD than Garmin. Same maps etc only this version also had dealers loaded. plus the HD version is compatible with the HK head unit and HD interfaces whilst the other Garmin 660/665 are not.

I use on 2 other bikes also...

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