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post #1 of 60 (permalink) Old 08-28-2017, 01:24 AM Thread Starter
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Is the HD Nav worth it?

Kind of curious about the HD Nav. I can get a Standard with ABS and Security for $1k less then a Special. I realize the pricing is off but it's due to supply right now. They have better pricing on the 2017 Blue Specials because they have more of them. I know the Special also has the Gloss Black inner fairing which is nice but eventually I want the matching Blue inner instead. So basically it comes down to this, is the HD Nav worth an extra $1000

Do you guys with the HD Nav count on them to get where you're going or do you still use Google Maps on your phone or some other GPS?

I know my Dodge Charger Nav isn't as reliable as Google Maps with real time traffic and I'm usually double checking with Google as far as routes too because my Chargers route seem odd at times.

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Honestly, no. Just my opinion, but nothing about the 6.5 radio is worth it. The navigation is cumbersome to use, and not intuitive at all. Generally slow to respond to inputs, so don't be in a hurry to find something. Updates for it are $150 or so, and are from whatever company that makes it, not from Harley. And that's per update.
If you like to upgrade your stereo for better sound, the 6.5 is a huge pain. It can be done, and many have. But it's definitely not as easy as it should be.
If you can find a bike in the color you want without it, I say go for it. I had the opposite problem, the color I wanted only came on the special.
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The HD navigation is definitely not worth $1k, lol, I'd say it's barely worth $100 because I can find a regular GPS that will out perform it no problem. I usually use the Google maps on my smart phone because it's more accurate and gives traffic conditions. I bought the special because I do like the larger screen, ABS, security, gloss inner fairing, etc. The navigation is marginal at best, from your post I would say you're good going with the special.
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Definitely not worth $1000, especially if you already own a motorcycle specific GPS like I do. My Garmin Zumo 660 is much better at routing.

I have no issues learning and using the HD GPS, but where I live it has never given me a route without saying "incomplete data along route". They obviously don't use the same map company that Garmin uses.

Google maps with live traffic doesn't work for me either because it wants me to go where it wants me to go instead of where I want to go. Plus, there is no traffic where I ride, and no cell service.

With the Ultra, I didn't have a choice, and I do use the Harley GPS because it is there.


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My .02.......worth every penny and I hate shit hanging off my Bars like phone clips and aftermarket GPS systems....I think it looks cluttered - The GPS has saved my ass a few times and even found great roads for us too (Scenic Route)..............not to mention the "Find Dealerships" option when a breakdown occurs - Had both scenarios rear their heads this past weekend and that system came through

Can you do all this through your phone BT'ed to a full face helmet or to your Stock Head Unit....yes........do I prefer it less cluttered and built in......yes

$1k on the cost of a $25K plus bike is nothing and keep working them and get the $1k down to $500-$800
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Not worth it at all. I've had my RGS 2 1/2 years and never put it on other than to see how it works. I usually figure out where I am going first, and if I need directions I use my phone.
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I don't know much about the differences between the special and standard on the 2017 models. I own 2015 special and back then one of the differences was the intergraded linked brake system which for me was and is worth the extra money spent. The gloss black interfairing and premium radio was just a added plus for me. I don't use the premium radios gps much anyway but I guess if it doesn't work as well as you think it should you could still work around it and use your phone or a second mounted devise. You can't work around not having that brake system though.
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You get more than just the radio with the special, Def worth the 1k upcharge


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I never had a HD nav system. I just use a Garmin Nuvi that has lifetime map updates (I get 4 free updates a year) and it also has traffic feature and I got it about 5 years ago for under $200. I got a cradle with MC mount for $40 so when I go on road trips I mount the GPS and plug it in and it takes me wherever I want. The only draw back with my GPS is that it is not waterproof, it will handle a light rain for a little while but if it's going to rain hard for a long time I just take out of the cradle and put it in the saddlebags.


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Honestly, no. Just my opinion, but nothing about the 6.5 radio is worth it. The navigation is cumbersome to use, and not intuitive at all. Generally slow to respond to inputs, so don't be in a hurry to find something. Updates for it are $150 or so, and are from whatever company that makes it, not from Harley. And that's per update.
If you like to upgrade your stereo for better sound, the 6.5 is a huge pain. It can be done, and many have. But it's definitely not as easy as it should be.
If you can find a bike in the color you want without it, I say go for it. I had the opposite problem, the color I wanted only came on the special.
I installed the update to the system last week. Downloaded the update from Harley webpage onto a thumb drive, plugged it in to the bike and ran the update. All for free
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