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SPOWELL
08-29-2007, 02:27 PM
I would like to get a GPS for my 2007 R1200RT and looking for any suggestions. Thanks!

Kenn45
08-29-2007, 02:34 PM
I got the Garmin Zumo 550 and have been very pleased. It is specifically designed for motorcycles, but also comes with a car mount.

ctarltonjr
08-29-2007, 03:12 PM
I have the Garmin Zumo 550 and have not had any problems. The unit continues to amaze me and I like the ability to use it in the car. Good Luck with your choices. ct:

sachiwilson
08-29-2007, 03:14 PM
Zumo!

nortonrt
08-29-2007, 03:37 PM
You can pick up a Garmin 2720 refurbished with a full 1 year manufacturer's warranty, including a free Garmin v9 maping program, for under $300 on the internet (or call i.e., Edge GPS, inc.). Then, get a motorcycle mount made for this GPS which also comes with a power cable, including 3.5mm audio adapter, for under $40. Simple wiring job to get power to the GPS and audio to your helmet speakers. And, it works really well! Good value for the money, but there are lots of good ones out there.

DERAIL412
08-29-2007, 05:04 PM
You can pick up a Garmin 2720 refurbished with a full 1 year manufacturer's warranty, including a free Garmin v9 maping program, for under $300 on the internet (or call i.e., Edge GPS, inc.). Then, get a motorcycle mount made for this GPS which also comes with a power cable, including 3.5mm audio adapter, for under $40. Simple wiring job to get power to the GPS and audio to your helmet speakers. And, it works really well! Good value for the money, but there are lots of good ones out there.

Do you have any links for the 2720? Sounds like a great deal.

One quick question. I havce a GPS for my car but on my bike I like to route out my trips. Can you have your GPS route out your trip for you?

Thanks

R100R Rider
08-29-2007, 07:05 PM
Try this link

http://www.getfeetwet.com/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=010-N0408-02

Just ordered and am happy with this company. Using on a R1100RT and in the cage.

deilenberger
08-29-2007, 07:57 PM
Moved to Hexheads.. (R1200RT = a hexhead..)

nortonrt
08-29-2007, 08:07 PM
Link for the Garmin 2720 @ $289.99 +s/h:
edgenavigation@msn.com

I purchased mine from these guys and they were very helpful. They're an authorized Garmin dealer, too.

DERAIL412
08-29-2007, 11:59 PM
Link for the Garmin 2720 @ $289.99 +s/h:
edgenavigation@msn.com

I purchased mine from these guys and they were very helpful. They're an authorized Garmin dealer, too.


Found the website @ http://www.edgegps.com

Good deal and reasonable shipping!

cberry
08-30-2007, 12:57 AM
Garmin 376C with XM entertainment radio and NEXRAD WX Radar is the ONLY way to go if you have an unlimited budget. The XM features will cost about $60/month and are worth every cent if you travel cross country as I did this summer from Florida to Alaska and return, 16,000 miles and 23 new states. The RADAR helped me make informed real time WX decisions several times!

lawman
08-30-2007, 02:36 PM
looked a long time before deciding on the zumo 550; highly recommended; not a difficult installation, once you get the tupperware off (count the fasteners, had to do it a second tim when I wound up with one "extra" screw); recommend direct to battery installation for best results; good luck....wj

burnszilla
08-30-2007, 03:03 PM
A great source for GPS power on the 1200's is on the steering column. You can buy at the dealer the cable that plugs into it. PN is 83300413585. Personally, I like my GPS to the powered on all the time. So I can do calculations while parked and not have it reboot while gassing up. I used the steering column GPS power socket to power my tankbag with no problems.

See also: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2880998#post2880998

hawkrider
08-30-2007, 04:47 PM
I would like to get a GPS for my 2007 R1200RT and looking for any suggestions. Thanks!

I have the Zumo 550 on my R1200ST. Here's my 2-cents:
1) I (personally) did not like the Ram ball mount stuff that came with it. I bought a mount from GadgetGuy. I HIGHLY recommend his stuff; great quality. http://www.gadgetguy.net/
2) The Zumo has tons of bells and whistles and works great. But.....
3) My original unit would not accept a data card. Unit replaced by Garmin, no $$.
4) Second unit died; turned itself off and would not turn back on. A known software problem. Unit replaced by Garmin, no $$.
5) This third unit is working fine, so far, but when playing mp3's while riding, the sound is very garbled/static/cuts out. This is due to poor connection in the cradle which is another problem known by Garmin. They will be sending a new one at no cost. Garmin Tech Support is OUTSTANDING!!!!!
6) Check out this link for LOTS of good insight: http://www.zumoforums.com/
7) As with any new device, there will be bugs to work out.
8) As with any bit of "new" technology, this unit will be "old" and obsolete not too far down the road.

Hope this info helps. I'm not trying to be negative, but rather to give some realistic advice based on my experience. Some seem to have had no problems at all.

Regards, Lou