Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Garmin 176 on RT

  1. #1
    Megalodon fish's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Gold Country
    Posts
    795

    Garmin 176 on RT

    Finally got all the parts to mount the Garmin GPSmap 176 on my RT:








    Uses stock 176 mount cradle, with RAM round base attached, to RAM short arm, to RAM 11mm base, to cyclegadget RT handlebar spacer and bolt.
    "No one wants advice -- only corroboration." -John Steinbeck

    Like San Jose BMW Motorcycles on Facebook.

  2. #2
    Focused kbasa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Marin By God County, California
    Posts
    11,639
    Beautimous. Looking at that mount, I don't think it's going to jump off on bumpy roads.

    Didn't you used to have an SP III?
    Dave Swider
    Marin County, CA

    Some bikes. Some with motors, some without.

  3. #3
    leave my monkey alone LORAZEPAM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    West Salem, OH
    Posts
    2,888
    Looks great Fish, really clean look to the mount. Does that thing show any motivational images of sheep for ya??
    Gale Smith
    2009 Versys
    1999 R1100RT

  4. #4
    Megalodon fish's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Gold Country
    Posts
    795
    Originally posted by KBasa
    Beautimous. Looking at that mount, I don't think it's going to jump off on bumpy roads.


    Didn't you used to have an SP III?
    I had a colormap and sold it to nopork, and i have an SP mono...that was the one that kept jumping into my lap on Del Puerto Cyn on the way to the 49er. You can see the empty velcro slot on the RCU shelf in that first pic.

    Fun ride once I tucked the SP into my tankbag.
    "No one wants advice -- only corroboration." -John Steinbeck

    Like San Jose BMW Motorcycles on Facebook.

  5. #5
    Megalodon fish's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Gold Country
    Posts
    795
    Originally posted by lorazepam
    Looks great Fish, really clean look to the mount. Does that thing show any motivational images of sheep for ya??
    thanks. funny you should mention sheep...i've got a photo of my GPS with Sheep Ranch Road on it somewhere...


    Here it is...

    "No one wants advice -- only corroboration." -John Steinbeck

    Like San Jose BMW Motorcycles on Facebook.

  6. #6
    Registered User RHINO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Powder Springs, GA
    Posts
    108
    Fish,

    Sounds like you have had a few GPS systems. New guy here and I have some questions:

    I'm looking at the Garmin SP III, SP III deluxe and the 2610. I'm not the most electronically gifted person around. Any recommendations on them. Between them they seem to offer the same stuff. The price is the difference.

    Also mounts. Looks like you used a few different components, can't you just get a mount all inclusive?

    Thanks
    Rhino
    Doug (Rhino) Meloche
    USMC (Ret)
    "Ignorance can be fixed, Stupid is forever"

  7. #7
    Megalodon fish's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Gold Country
    Posts
    795
    [i]Originally posted by
    New guy here and I have some questions:
    Hi new guy!

    I'm looking at the Garmin SP III, SP III deluxe and the 2610.
    I don't know much about the 2610, other than it's going to be about $1200!
    If you are getting an SPIII, get the deluxe, since you'll need the sw, cables, and card reader anyway.

    I'm not the most electronically gifted person around. Any recommendations on them. Between them they seem to offer the same stuff. The price is the difference.
    The SP is nice, but the processor is kinda slow. Only you can determine if autorouting is important to you. I chose the 176 because of its high res screen and fast proc in a pkg smaller than an SP. Autorouting isn't important to me.

    Also mounts. Looks like you used a few different components, can't you just get a mount all inclusive?
    There are several mount options, depending on which GPS you get. There is no single "right" solution.

    Hope this helped.
    "No one wants advice -- only corroboration." -John Steinbeck

    Like San Jose BMW Motorcycles on Facebook.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •