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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-21-2013, 05:12 PM Thread Starter
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Which portable GPS systems works best for a RGC? I would want to use it in my vehicle over winter when i'm not riding.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-21-2013, 05:16 PM
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Welcome to the Forum! People love that expensive Garmin, but I've had Garmin and Tom Tom. The free Google earth GPS on my phone is much more reliable than either!
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-21-2013, 05:40 PM
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Any of the Garmin Zumo's are great for both. If you want XM, get the 665, if not, look at the model comparison for what's important to you and don't look back. Zumo's are the best for a motorcycle application.

I have a 665 and it has been rock solid.

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Sorry but I refuse to pay the price for the ZUMO bike models way too expensive, I just use the Garmin LM 50 with a bracket from Iron Aces and a mounting bracket
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I had a Zumo 660 on my last bike (not a Harley). Best GPS I've used. I could do custom routes, and it's waterproof. Rode in the rain several times with it, on one day for 7 hours. Yeah, it's pricey, but for me it's worth it. Sold the Zumo and have the Road Tech Zumo on order. (The regular Zumo won't interface with the HD radio)

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I still use my sumo 550 since 2009 on my bike and rental cars that have no navi. It's waterproof ( rain tested many times) and is not affected by the vibes of the bike. It's mounted on the left side switch housing with a now discontinued Harley mount for this model. Some dealers still have them since HD had a road tech version of the 550.
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You need to decide on what features you want:

create unique routes on a PC and download to the GPS??? (all models won't do this)

bluetooth support??

and there are 3-4 other major features

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I'm looking at a decent GPS too, but don't want to spend $600 plus. Here is av waterproof garmin I found for under $400:

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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-24-2013, 11:39 AM
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I agree with one of the previous replies, it depends on what you want it to do. Planning routes on my PC was one of the biggest features that I wanted. Before I leave on big trip, I go to Harley Road planner and map out my stops and places that I want to go. Especially if you don't want the GPS to always take you on the superslab. We all like more back roads less traveled to ride.

Waterproof and vibration proof is also a great feature.

I own the Roadtech 660 and one work of caution, don't buy the zumo 660 and expect it to work with the harley intergrated wiring harness, because it won't.
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