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  1. #1
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    Default GPS for the bike, suggestions

    So, like it says, I'm now in search of a good GPS that'll be OK in the elements on the cycle. We have a couple of Garmin Nuvis that we like, but they're in the vehicles and I doubt if they can withstand the elements of rain, cold...etc.... What works for you? The Garmin site doesn't d oa very good job of mentioning weatherproof or not

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    Winter wonderland & State with all the fresh water eat your heart out NASH!!
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    I use my nuive... and throw a ziplock bag over it. So far it has worked fine. Course I don't run in rain intentionally either.

    Just found a good garmin handle bar mount generic off ebay and a cig attachment to hook to the battery and it has been a great setup....rest of the time the GPS sits in my car or truck.

  3. #3
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    I've had a Garmin Zumo 450 for 3 years. It's waterproof and I can vouch for it. I use it on the motorcycle, the sled and my truck. It's been bouncing on the sled for about 6,000 miles in every imaginable weather condition and never misses a beat. It's kinda expensive, though. I think they no longer make the 450, but if you check out Garmin's website you'll find newer versions.

    http://support.garmin.com/search/gen...e&site=General

  4. #4
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    Lowrance has water resistant GPS units. My model has been obsoleted but a big screen in color touch screen is nice.

  5. #5
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    the nuvi 500 or 550 is a good all around choice at a good price point.

  6. #6
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    Just use one of you garmin nuvi's and get a mount like this. It's what i have on my v-star. Best accessory i ever put on the bike..

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/TOMTOM-XXL-5...item3368bc0d6c

  7. #7
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    I just decided to go with a NUVI 1450 that I'll use in the truck and on the bike. I'll just do what I can to keep it out of the rain. Might buy some sort of cover for it.

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    Kingsford, MI
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