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Old 07-31-2012, 11:18 PM
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Is anyone here using or know of a very low budget but functional GPS setup that will work on a motorcycle?

I do have a car GPS, which is a TomTom Go 2505 TM, but I don't see how it would work on my bike, although using it would of course save me from having to invest in another unit, which would be nice.

As for mounting I've seen tank bags, but it looks like the GPS unit is stuck in a sleeve with a plastic face which I would think would cause the unit to overheat and burn up. I've also seen Ram Mount products that can be rigged to clamp on your handlebar as well.
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Old 08-01-2012, 12:23 AM
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I bought a budget bike gps from some info on here and it works great.
Check out the thread called
"heads up on a gps deal".
I paid $100 and it is waterproof( over 600 miles in the rain ) and has worked great !!.


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Old 08-01-2012, 12:31 AM
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I bought a budget bike gps from some info on here and it works great.
Check out the thread called
"heads up on a gps deal".
I paid $100 and it is waterproof( over 600 miles in the rain ) and has worked great !!.


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Ok, will do, thanks!
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I found a zip up tough plastic case (on flebay) for my old TomTom. It comes with the case and a cheap plastic thingy that fit the bars. It's okay for 25 bucks. So far so good
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I use a TT 330 in a Aquabox, from Ram, works well for me.
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I bought a budget bike gps from some info on here and it works great.
Check out the thread called
"heads up on a gps deal".
I paid $100 and it is waterproof( over 600 miles in the rain ) and has worked great !!.


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I bought the same one and it does just fine. I bought a SENA bluetooth helmet speaker system and it works perfect.

Takes me door to door with nice spoken directions. I almost never have to look at the screen ... Which is basically useless in sun anyways ...
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:40 PM
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Is anyone here using or know of a very low budget but functional GPS setup that will work on a motorcycle?

I do have a car GPS, which is a TomTom Go 2505 TM, but I don't see how it would work on my bike, although using it would of course save me from having to invest in another unit, which would be nice.

As for mounting I've seen tank bags, but it looks like the GPS unit is stuck in a sleeve with a plastic face which I would think would cause the unit to overheat and burn up. I've also seen Ram Mount products that can be rigged to clamp on your handlebar as well.
You can buy a waterproof bicycle handlebar mount for your existing unit. Buy another power supply, cut the plug off and wire it to the battery.
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Thanks for the help guys, I will be looking into all of your suggestions.
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I have this rink-a-dink Tomtom One. Just bought the Canada map for it and will leave it in the see-through map holder on my tank bag. Though I'll be stopping to view it as I don't trust my riding enough yet to gawk over the little screen while in motion. Bluetooth would be awesome... maybe some day.
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I use a cheap Garmin Nuvi 255WT. I just ziptie the stock suction cup mount to the top bolt hole in the windscreen mount. Those suction cups will only ever pop off if you don't wet it or let it dry out. They give me zero problems even off road.

5 years of using Nuvi's in this manor and I only managed to kill my first Nuvi 200 by fumbling it walking into a gas station. The 255WT is my second one.

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