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post #51 of 59 Old 05-23-2019, 08:52 PM
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post #52 of 59 Old 05-24-2019, 01:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Vaseface View Post
I just bought one too - my first GPS.
I wired it per the instructions and realized this thing doesn't turn off with the ignition. I'm worried I will forget to turn it off and it will drain my battery. So I changed the power source to a switched wire that turns off with the ignition.
I'm not sure which way is the best and I'd be interested in others' experienced in running it switched or unswitched.

It's just a personal choice.

I had mine switched but did not like it shutting down every time I stopped so I changed to a direct to battery system.

I lead a lot of rides and do spend quite a bit of time waiting for others so being switched was a pain but if your not waiting on others it should work for you.

To stop it shutting down is only one button but I prefer it on till I ask it to shut down.

Never had a bike battery problem and my batteries are many years old.

There is no right or wrong just what works for you.
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post #53 of 59 Old 05-24-2019, 01:23 PM
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Looks like the $249 "deal" is gone.........up to $339 again. CRAP...........
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post #54 of 59 Old 06-05-2019, 04:22 PM
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Looks like the $249 "deal" is gone.........up to $339 again. CRAP...........

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post #55 of 59 Old 06-11-2019, 10:26 PM
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GPS city has the same deal right now. $249.95 with free 2-day shipping. Just ordered mine.

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post #56 of 59 Old 06-12-2019, 10:16 AM Thread Starter
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Quick report after using it for a few months now, including one longer trip designed on Basecamp from a downloaded GPX file:
- Basecamp needs a bit of getting used to. There are good tutorials on YouTube. Push “ALT” to drag a point is probably the least intuitive feature needed the most. It feels very much like a piece of software from the 1990’s but once you understand it it’s not that bad. I customized the “Puppy Dog Run” file issued by the MOV in Vermont for my departure. It worked great once uploaded to the Zumo.
- the GPS software and look also feels a bit dated, but the screen is bright enough to see in full sunlight without a glare shield and it also dims at night to a brightness which is not bothersome. It powers up and down by itself (hooked to switched power) and automatically goes into map mode if you don’t touch any button. Even the silly “Agree” screen on power up goes away by itself after a few seconds. Don’t tell their lawyers but so grateful for this little detail.
- the GPS pairs with my phone and bluetooth (Sena SRM-5?) each time automatically, no problem. Very good.
- the turn by turn directions via Bluetooth work very well even in the middle of nowhere in tiny dirt roads and even class 4 roads, this is just a great feature I now wish I had years ago.
- it gives short warning pings when a reduced speed zone is coming up. This can probably be switched off.
- if you miss a point on a route it asks you whether you want to skip it. Great.
- touchscreen works great and accurate with any glove thick or thin
- only issue so far has been that it has tried to send me down gnarly class 4 roads in the middle of the night when I just put in my final destination on the “fastest” and “motorcycle” settings. I don’t think I have “adventurous” mode on or whatever it’s called but I better check lol. Being surrounded by multiple dogs barking at your legs while some guy comes out of his trailer in his underwear to see what’s going on as I am in what’s clearly his driveway and a dead end with a disused logging road continuing behind wasn’t what I was going for well after dark.

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post #57 of 59 Old 06-14-2019, 03:35 PM
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Can't pass up that GPSCity deal. Just ordered mine. Upgrading (I hope it is an upgrade) from a Zumo 550.

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post #58 of 59 Old 06-14-2019, 08:07 PM
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Can't pass up that GPSCity deal. Just ordered mine. Upgrading (I hope it is an upgrade) from a Zumo 550.
Mine is due do deliver Monday
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They are back up to $319 now.

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