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post #1 of 3 Old 06-17-2007, 07:59 PM Thread Starter
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GPS(Garmin262) problem help

All, just got a used GPS(Garmin2620) couple weeks ago. Works great in the car, works like crap on the bike. When is on my bike, it will reset itself after some time, and the maps will not come back on or it will give an error that maps are not found or it will reset it self again. When i stop, or slow down to city traffic speeds, maps will lock-on and everything will be fine until few minutes later. At first it looked like once i got to a high speed, GPS will reset itself, however i tested in the car and it that was not the case. As far as the 12V power outlet is under the seat with an extention running to GPS and hiding in the tankbag. I am thinking that maybe the power outlet is loosing its power when riding, but i dont know how to tested, any ideas? I know that Garmin2620 has the hard drive and i thought that maybe rough road was tripping it, however that it not a case in the car(or i wasnt able to duplicate the problem in the car). Does anybody had similiar issue or am i missing something? Currently i had PCIII, fuse block and 12V power outlet connected straight to the battery and Starcom to the fuse block. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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post #2 of 3 Old 06-18-2007, 09:17 AM
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You did not buy a unit recommended for bike use. The 2620 uses a hard drive. The vibrations from the bike are doing a number on it and it will likely cause it to fail completely real soon if you continue to use it on the bike. If you want a bike GPS, and like the 2620 form factor, then I would recommend that you sell the 2620 on eBay, and get either a 2610, 2720, 2730, 2820, or one of the new Zumos. They are all flash based and Garmin recommended them for bikes. The 2610, 2720, and 2730 have all been discontinued, so you can get refurbs at a great price. 27XX will have better screens, and 2730 supports XM. I have a 2730 and love it.

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post #3 of 3 Old 06-18-2007, 10:00 AM
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I concur with NoVA..............get one that is able to be used on a motorcycle as well. A riding buddy of mine got the 2720 which is identical almost to the 2620 and it works great. I am awaiting a Garmin Quest for my bike.

I have the 2620 in my Suburban and it works fine.

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