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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-27-2013, 05:31 PM Thread Starter
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cheap GPS alternative

So i needed a new GPS but just could not stomach 500 or 800 bucks for the HD versions.

I decided to pick up a Garmin Nuvi 50LM on sale at Bestbuy for 129.00 (normally 179.00) and I added the unconditional 2 year replacement warranty for 32.00. I specifically asked them if the warranty covered water damaged and it does.

I'll do my best to keep it dry ( the good old ziplock baggie) but between the 2yr warranty and only costing 129 bucks....I'm not going to upset if it dies.

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Sounds like a good idea to me, I refuse to pay the high $$$ for the motorcycle gps also, so far my phone has worked fine.

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I usually navigate by following someone more experienced then me!!

but I'm always worried they will get sick of me and try to lose me!

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I usually navigate by following someone more experienced then me!!

but I'm always worried they will get sick of me and try to lose me!
Not me, I'll let ya pass so I can find my way out!


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I usually navigate by following someone more experienced then me!!

but I'm always worried they will get sick of me and try to lose me!

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Not me, I'll let ya pass so I can find my way out!
Or make quick ass right hand turns!

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I usually navigate by following someone more experienced then me!!

but I'm always worried they will get sick of me and try to lose me!



Or make quick ass right hand turns!
It does not say much for YOU if your following ME


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I've been using cheap outdated Garmins for 6 years now. You can buy a ram mount for about 30 bucks. The garmis tend to die near the 50k mile mark. Fyi.. un plug the gps when it is raining because the water will follow the Coord and will short out the gps unit. If you forget and that happens just unplug and let the unit dry.. it will work again once dry. Good luck


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I run a Garmin 1450 on both my Rk and RG. The have got wet a bunch and never had a problem. I do turn it off if it is pouring and I am not moving very fast. Photo show mounted on both bikes. The one on the RK is 2-3 years old. IMO buy cheap and upgrade every couple of years.
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I have run a Garmin zumo on my Harley's for 100,000 miles (I have had 3 Harley's since I purchased the zumo. ). I ride rain or shine, the zumo is direct wired and is on anytime the ignition is on. It has been thru some hellacious rain and keeps right on working.
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