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    The Garmin Zumo 660 Arrives!

    The start up screen on mine after loading the picture



    The picture at full resolution



    Ready to Navigate and make calls



    On Map



    From rear to show ZTechnik mount



    Its resolution is much higher than the 550's and it is much faster to operate.
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    Is it wider than the 450 and 550?

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    Yes, it is wider like the Nuvis, and just a bit thicker than a Nuvi.
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    If you don't mind me asking.... How much $?

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    If you have an AMA membership, it is 20% off the $799.99 list price. I can provide a lot more details if you are an AMA member in a PM. All I can say is, its in car mode and cradle for today and the next few days. Connected to FM traffic on the bike, and traffic, news stocks, weather, etc. via MSN in the car, WOW!

    The traffic antennas are not in the $799.99 list price, though, I just had both from prior acquisitions. That's my disclaimer.
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    Hey J, let me know how the display looks when that big Phoenix sun is right behind you.
    My Nav III can get washed out. Not that I care I just get lost and find myself later. After all, I'm riding!

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    Hey, W!

    My display was little washed when I first got on the bike after the install. When I got to a long-ish traffic light, I angled the Zumo's front edge downward on the mount, and that cured all washout.

    Seriously, the display on this unit is good
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    Does it use the same mounting hardware as the 550?

    If I am using a 550 at present can I just swap one unit for the other?

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    Included mounting brackets are the same, except for the cradle, of course but you will have to replace the wiring. The power wire on the 550 plugs into the cradle, but with the 660, the multi-wire is hard-wired to the cradle and must be re-run.

    So it is not a pure swap. But it is much easier to read than the 550.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ-J View Post
    If you have an AMA membership, it is 20% off the $799.99 list price. I can provide a lot more details if you are an AMA member in a PM.
    Go to the AMA website and log in as a member. Find "member benefits" and follow the links to the Garmin site. The 20% discount is worth $160.

    Ordered mine this morning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tommcgee View Post
    Ordered mine this morning.
    Congratulations, Tom! BTW, there is a new version of Webupdater made for this unit!
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    Where have you found these in stock? Or did you just order it for future delivery? Every website I have checked is claiming a 7/7/09 ship date.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B1Pilot View Post
    Where have you found these in stock? Or did you just order it for future delivery? Every website I have checked is claiming a 7/7/09 ship date.
    I ordered mine on 4/13/2009 as a pre-order through the Garmin AMA affiliation program.
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    Quote Originally Posted by B1Pilot View Post
    Where have you found these in stock? Or did you just order it for future delivery? Every website I have checked is claiming a 7/7/09 ship date.
    I ordered 2 days ago from Garmin as I said a couple of messages ago. They shipped it yesterday and I'll have it tomorrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tommcgee View Post
    I ordered 2 days ago from Garmin as I said a couple of messages ago. They shipped it yesterday and I'll have it tomorrow.
    Post again when you get it on. But, in the meantime, get the newest Webupdater from Garmin, if you haven't. There is a new release especially adpated for the Zumos. The former version has a lot otf trouble communicating with the 660.
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