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I am new to the GPS thing. I was wondering if you bought a garmin GPS, how would you mount it?? are there any webpages?? I was also wondering about battery life, I don't want to wire in a cigarette plug in if I don't have to.. how long does the battery last???
 

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You can put the GPS on your bars, left right or center and you can wire it into the headlight bucket if you choose, or you can add a switch and wire it to the battery or install an accessory fuse box if you don't already have one.

If you bought a Zumo you can visit http://www.zumoforums.com/index.php

You will find any and all questions their. Also, what kind of GPS from Garmin did you get? Hope this helps.

If you have a Zumo, the battery should last about 2 hours. It only takes about an hour to install it into the headlight bucket, shorter if you know how to remove and replace the damn thing :)
 

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I've got the quest 2, and really love it. I like the buttons as opposed to the touch screen, and it can be used as a portable unit. A handle bar mount is available from garmin for about 20 bucks. I also put a cigerette lighter adaptor on a pigtail running up to a handle bar bag, every thing is out of sight, and also can be used to charge other electronics. I don't think the battaries would last long with the back light on continuously, which you will need, to see in the sunlight. It also fits nicely between the handle bar clamps

 

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I have a garmin 250w and hard wired it to the bike (really not hard) with a kit I believe I got off amazon and I used this mount I got off of ebay. good luck


 

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I have a garmin 250w and hard wired it to the bike (really not hard) with a kit I believe I got off amazon and I used this mount I got off of ebay. good luck



I used the same mount. I hard wired power inside the headlight nacelle, to wires used for the lightbar. Unfortunately, I bought an off-brand power wire and it seems to have a flaw, so I've been using the internal battery until I get a new one. Internal battery on the 205 seems to last about 3-4 hours. However, you can dim the display and get it to last twice as long. Makes it hard to see in daylight, but fine at night.
 
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