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09-14-2016 11:06 AM
Vstrom N Me I just took a trip around lake Michigan. I bought a BLU phone from Amazon for 60.00 and used Google Maps on it and kept my 700.00 Samsung phone in the pannier. On the last day I decided to use the Samsung to get me home. After riding about a mile it would not update my location! Then is said that it couldn't get a GPS signal. So I went back to my BLU phone and it worked like it always had! A 60.00 phone got me home. To many problems with Garmins/Samsungs to go back!
09-06-2016 02:23 PM
Chris Harnan I have the same GPS position. Givi do a small tank bag with a lock ring on the cap. Works great and is small enough to take off into garages etc and keep wallet phone etc inside.

08-31-2016 10:13 AM
PhilStrom I have the older version of the magnetic Suzuki tank bag, and love it. For long trips, especially for the SLR and warmer glove storage with easy access, the expandable top comes in handy. My Garmin is on a tall ball post beside the left mirror. It is parallel with the instrument panel so my eyes don't drop as low as you have your setup. In Canada, since we are in kilometers, the stock Suzuki speedometer is 10% higher than the posted I use my Garmin to monitor my speed. This saves the manual calculation reduction from the speedometer, and the Garmin also shows the posted speed and your actual in red if you are speeding. (yes I know I can change the sprocket sizing)

IMHO I would relocate your phone holder, or put the phone in the tank bag and bluetooth it to the Garmin through a helmet headset, and mount the GPS high....keep your head up eh.
08-31-2016 09:34 AM
cwjb Have a look at a Giant Loop Diablo- if you need more room possibly a Fandango.
08-28-2016 12:10 PM
Originally Posted by Vstrom N Me View Post
... I think Big B said he bought a $30.00 phone for just that reason.
I suspect that story has ended as he posted today he may be getting a Garmin 390.

08-28-2016 11:32 AM
Vstrom N Me I went with the Suzuki tank bag. I got a good deal on it off eBay.$_35.JPG
08-28-2016 11:28 AM
Vstrom N Me
Originally Posted by Pushrod View Post

Can anyone recommend a small Tank Bag with my GPS the way it is? I have my Garmin down low on the bars which has been working out.

I really want to go the snap ring style if possible, but all the snap ring bags Ive run across all seem so high and would block my view.
In the first photo I am seated on bike and the camera lens is level with my eyes.

Any input is appreciated.

My advice would be to ditch the Garmin and go with a phone. I had 2 gamins that the plug kept falling out of even after I siliconed it in! I think Big B said he bought a $30.00 phone for just that reason. No phone service on it but the GPS works on it. Amazon has a Blu phone for $50.00. I'm going to get that and give it a try! I will swap my SIM card and use that phone on trips. If it gets damaged, it's a lot less $$ that my $700 Samsung!
08-18-2016 08:26 PM
eagleeye Look at the SW Motech Engage tank bag with the gascap ring locking system.That might just work
08-18-2016 08:11 PM
2thDr My Wolfman Blackhawk would probably work for you

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08-18-2016 04:17 PM
NyMeTsFaN912 I just bought the Givi 3D603 tank lock bag and it is perfect for me on my 2015 DL1000.
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