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post #1 of 13 Old 12-27-2007, 10:00 PM Thread Starter
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seeking edge GPS advice

I have been reading almost all of the gps threads and I have come across the edge gps website that has some very nice deals on garmin refurbished s.
I cannot decide what would be the best bang for the buck!

They have 2610, quest 2, and quest deluxe. The deluxe is modestly priced at $155, the 2610 and quest 2 both around $250
Can some of you wiser gps'rs give me some advice? I do not need blue tooth, or anything like that, just some thing that effectivly assists us as we travel and plan our routes.
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hey rainer tom, thank you very much! Is your quest a "quest 2" or the "quest deluxe"?
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also, anyone know if the quest can be used also with a cigarette type plug? if the internal battery is low??
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also, anyone know if the quest can be used also with a cigarette type plug? if the internal battery is low??
Yes. And you should be able to get them really, really cheap now.

The screen is small and hard to see in sunlight, it's not touchscreen, and they often have an old mapset.

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I think the 2610 has a hard drive also, and doesn't like the vibration of a motorcycle very well.

It's more fun to ride a slow bike fast than to ride a fast bike slow.
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the 2610 takes a CF card up to 2GB, no hard drive....works fine for MC use.
The selectable road preference ability of the 2610 is great if your the "road less traveled" sort.
None of the newer Garmins have this feature anymore.

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I stand corrected, it's the 2620 that has the micro drive.

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the 2610 takes a CF card up to 2GB, no hard drive....works fine for MC use.
The selectable road preference ability of the 2610 is great if your the "road less traveled" sort.
None of the newer Garmins have this feature anymore.
Yes, you could decide how to "weight" speed versus distance. You could also select detours by distance. And configure the front screen fields shown. And they're pretty cheap - I sold two on eBay for around $200 each.

Downsides are screen resolution, large physical size, no internal battery, doesn't have the high sensitivity receiver, don't announce road names (not that big a deal on a bike), maps usually out of date, not waterproof. I'd probably buy the Nuvi 650 for $300 or a Nuvi 200W if I only had $200.

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I've got the refurbed Garmin 2610 from EdgeGPS. Great deal, and a great unit. Went to Costco and got the 2Gig CF card. It holds the entire U.S, Canada, and Baja with no problems.
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thank you all for your help fellow strommers.
Bonnie and I purchased the quest 2 tonight from edge gps and are looking forward to getting it!
It has been a fun christmas for motorcycling. Bonnie got the gps for me, and also bought me the "long way down" paperback to read how ewen and charlie managed through africa.
Nice way to prep for riding during the winter!!
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