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I am starting to get serious about finding some sort of navigation system for the bike. I have a Navigation system in my wifes vehicle and I am addicted to it. Especially since we just moved to a new city/state I would love to have the confidence to go out and explore.

I would love to get the Zumo with the XM/traffic etc, but can't afford it. So... headed back in time, what are some units that work well on the bike. Don't need music or audible prompts, just a reliable, easy to read and hopefully update-able map.

What is water proof, what has good cases/mounts made for it. What did you have before the latest greatest that you have now... Any/all input is appreciated.

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the Garmin 276c is my choice, marine designed unit, waterproof, best screen on market for bright sun, easy to read, displays large characters, fast processor

available for as low as $400 for a reconditioned unit with same warrany as new or new for a little under $500

there are the disadvantages, only comes loaded with NA basemap, not Streets & Cities, you need to add memory to load additional maps and it takes the more expensive Garmin proprietary memory

I looked closely at the Zumo 450

advantages waterproof, comes loaded with Cities & Strees Navagator for NA, takes less expensive SD memory cards, left hand glove friendly control buttons

disadvantages.. not so good screen, slower processor

I've seen the Zumo for around $550

Garmin 378 & 478 are the same as 276c but have weather, traffic & other xm options



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Some great deals on refurb Garmin 2730. Waterproof, good screen, XM/Traffic/Weather. I have one. Highly recommend it.
 

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You said the 2730 is waterproof, but I don't see them advertising that anywhere. Where can I read it so I feel better.
 

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I am lost in the search....

What is wrong w/ using a unit like the magellan maestro 4400 on a bike?
Nothing. Use what you want. While it would be nice to have a waterproof motorcycle specific system. I don't see it as a necessity. You can usually tell when it's going to rain and can remove the device.

Personally I want a wide screen device with nice graphics. Right now I'm drooling over the iGO 8 system (which is not available yet). http://www.navngo.com/en/cebit/index.php
 

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You said the 2730 is waterproof, but I don't see them advertising that anywhere. Where can I read it so I feel better.
Since that model is discontinued the page for it is gone on the Garmin web site but the manual is still there.

http://www8.garmin.com/manuals/StreetPilot2730_OwnersManual.pdf

Go to the technical specifications and you will see it is "IPX-7 waterproof" what ever that means. I have never heard of anyone having an issue in the rain with the 2730.
 
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