Like a lot of things these days, map reading has become a lost art.Ha, talk about google maps. Several years ago, myself and a lifelong buddy were touring up through New England.This was after one of the major hurricanes. I think we were in Vermont. He was a big believer in that google crap while I always favored current paper maps. Well we were in some goddamn place and had to get down to U.S. rt 7. We wound up going about 5 miles down some damn road that had just been pioneered by dozers. One of the guys operating a dozer hailed us and asked 'where the flock are you guys going' We are trying to get to US 7. He said 'do you have any dirtbike experience' I said yes we did as we had both bought Yamaha DT 400s a couple years earlier. Holy shit, that was some ride for a VTX1800C and an HD Fatboy. I still have a good ding in my frame rail from some damn rock. When we came out at the bottom the look on the flaggers face was worth a thousand bucks. Aint nothing like motorcycling fellas.
FYI…Have a Garmin hardwired to aux. fuse box….keyed on…served me well…have a cell phone mount but rarely use it…good luckwell.... googie maps .... I do use map app on my iPhone and I do put it on the bars. Ram mount thingy. I have an old gps I have thought of hooking up..... might need to try that again
My iPhone 11 is suffering from this issue. I have been mounting it to my bars on the left side for a while. Mostly because I plug it in to use Relive app and play music. Sometime I use Google maps for route planning but mostly with the screen off and just the turn by turn in my ear.
I use a Ram x grip mount. I have used the camera while it’s mounted, I wonder if this is the cause. Anyhow, it mostly effects close up photos and I can get it to stop and focus, but it’s a PITA. My employer replaces my phone every 2 years, almost time for this to happen.
Sitting on my VTX making vroom vroom noises.