Yeah - what he saidCTVTX04 said:I have a Garmin 2610 with the Garmin motorcycle mounting kit and a CycleGadgets.com RAM mount. I think it's a wonderful tool for several reasons:
1. Obviously, it can help guide you to a desired destination, either through entering a route or just by showing the roads ahead.
2. You can look up restaurants, attractions, entertainment, lodging, hospitals, etc. with very little effort. It provides phone numbers and addresses, and with a single button it will provide step-by-step instructions for getting there.
3. If you encounter any problems with your course, such as flooded road or road-blocking accidents, you can very easily have it detour you around the troubled area.
4. If you have it zoomed in enough, it can show you upcoming curves, straight-aways, bridges, etc.
It's just another tool to help make your ride nice, get you where you're going, and find interesting or necessary places along the way.
Check that. Sorry to contradict you, but the only difference in the 2610 & the 2620 is the memory. The 10 uses a flash memory card while the 20 uses a microdrive (miniature hard drive) that does not like vibrations. It's fine for a car, but you can be assured of early drive failure. Whatever you do, don't buy any GPS for bike use with a microdrive. Best be is probably Amazon.com or Egghead.comVTXgrl1022 said:Agree that Garmin is best. We have a street Pilot 2610, apparently the 2620 is now taking it's place. Best bet is to order directly from Garmin. Unfortunately I ordered through GPS Explorer that has "high customer ratings" They REFUSED to give me the $50. rebate that they "offered". I've emailed, faxed, phoned them and they out right lied to me "the check is being cut". These people were scammers! Anyway, I'm happy w/ the Garmin product, for finding routes, hotels, restaurants and gas. Can't go wrong w/ a GPS system.
No it doesn't come with MOTORCYCLE mounting hardware. Your best bet is to probably check with cyclegadgets.com on that. You'll need a hardwire kit as well. It's just a cable that you'll have to run back to your battery for pos and neg connections. I had heard that someone on here was making an interesting mount that replaces the master cylinder cap. I like that, but I think it'd put it up too high and maybe hang it out there on the right side too much. Wouldn't mind seeing one, but I think I'd probably keep my RAM mount from cyclegadgetsWitness said:OK guys, I'm hooked. This will be my next upgrade. Too bad it doesn't come in chrome Does the 2610 come with the mounting hardware? And does it need wired into the cycle electronics?
Hey mikemike149 said:Hey Riley Where did you get those hand protectors????
I can't believe you didn't get bargmann to 'hook you up'! Just kidding, but actually a friend of mine that works for Garmin got me a Legend C for his cost. They can buy a few a year as long as they don't make money off them. The Legend C is about the smallest unit you can get that has routing. When I get off the bike it just goes in my pocket! Th best price I found for the C was about $250 on eBay, with list at $350. The handle bar mount is about $15 and works great. By the way, I'm over in Roeland Park.roogie said:I've dealt with GPScity.com quite a bit and they have good info on their website and are the largest mover of Garmin products on the Internet (this from a Garmin sales rep, their HQ is local for me and fellow VTX rider bargmann works there). They also have a huge selection of RAM mount hardware.