Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Brampton, Ontario, Canada
I use a zumo 220 that I bought a couple of years ago heavily discounted at a bike show. It has a smaller (3.5 inch) display, but very clear to read for me. It does not have an external headset connector, but I use the bluetooth to connect to my intercom and this works well. It came with a secure RAM mount (not lockable but easy to pop off the Gps and put in pocket. Not 100 percent waterproof. Several hours of heavy rain will cause it to reboot from time to time, so you definately need backup paper maps. There are waterproof cases available, or just a baggie with twist tie with velcro will do the trick and if trying to keep the cost down, maybe consider a less expensive unit? The zumo does have a couple of extra features, route planning, fuel guage etc but nothing I could not live without. I have my upcoming trip down to Florida (mostly secondary highways, following Appalachians etc all programmed in and ready to go. Years back I would use electricians tape to post sections of a map on my fuel tank (before tank bags were popular) and am really unsure how I rode through large unfamiliar cities following the map without crashing into someone.
2012 DL650/EXP (fox orange)
Last edited by nuke; 08-20-2013 at 02:19 PM.