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post #1 of 20 Old 05-23-2007, 08:18 PM Thread Starter
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Garmin Quest R GPS

Anyone know much of this unit? It is for motorcycles and seems to be a decent unit.

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post #2 of 20 Old 05-24-2007, 02:31 PM
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Quest GPS

Great unit. My buddy Don has one for his BMW R1100RT and uses it in his car as well. He loves it and its sure worked well on our trip to Yellowstone last September. I'll be getting one soon ( remanufactured at quite a good price). I think one of those and a Valentine1 are essential to any ride if you want to stay on track and out of jail.......
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Great unit. My buddy Don has one for his BMW R1100RT and uses it in his car as well. He loves it and its sure worked well on our trip to Yellowstone last September. I'll be getting one soon ( remanufactured at quite a good price). I think one of those and a Valentine1 are essential to any ride if you want to stay on track and out of jail.......
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The Quest is waterproof and seems to withstand the vibs of a motorcycle really well, without messing up the hard drive. I used mine from CT to the Gap last June, and it was great!

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I also use it on my bicycle. The internal battery lasts maybe 8 hours. The Swiss Army Knife of GPSs. There's a lot of cool tracking and mapping features if you are into that.

You'll get used to the small screen in the car/truck.

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Yes I too found the remanufactured unit for a good price with a 1 year manufacturers warranty. Does the motorcycle handlebar mount work great or did you do something else to mount it?

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Yes I too found the remanufactured unit for a good price with a 1 year manufacturers warranty. Does the motorcycle handlebar mount work great or did you do something else to mount it?
I bought both the Garmin and RAM setup. As I recall, I needed part of both of them. That was a most confusing purchase. The Wee had a lot more real estate on the bars. The Vee due to the clutch fluid makes it sit a lot higher.



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And you said it had an internal battery for running it without hardwiring it? I did not know this. And thanks for the picture. Did you buy the refurbished and how has it done?

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And you said it had an internal battery for running it without hardwiring it? I did not know this. And thanks for the picture. Did you buy the refurbished and how has it done?

No I bought it new. I couldn't be happier with it. I'd buy another one without hesitation. Got the plain ole Quest at Christmastime. The RAM mount obviously does not have the electrical hookup. I've been through some moderate rain so I don't know what happens if you hit a real soaker.

You'll enjoy it a lot.

BTW-msheron, is that a Brittany in your avatar? My old girl is 13 now. She's got a few problems but she's been a good friend.





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I've had my Quest since Jan '05 and it has been a real trooper. It has run for almost 20 hours on the battery so long as the backlighting is off. I have mine mounted on a RAM ball and connector to the Garmin motorcycle which supplies power from a 12v source. Now the backlighting stays on all the time.

The small screen is not a problem for me. At turns it gets big enough for easy navigation.

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