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Depends on how much you want to spend. I like the Garmin Nuvi 255/260, cheap and small enough to fit in pocket. Plus they have a battery internal so you can use them off the bike. I mount alot of Garmins 450, 550 and 650 on wings and they are really large. But they have more functions.
 

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Which GPS would you suggest...
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I have a Garin Zumo 450,it looks a little large when fitted to the Ram handlebar mount,so I'm thinking about getting one of those small holders with magnets in the back & stick it on the top of the tank..
 

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Taz, probably next year I will abandon my land line and get into the do everything cell phone craze. Here are two articles (Smartphone / iPhone) on cell phone GPS navigation, some that work as a stand alone GPS without consuming your data plan which of course the Garminfone does as well.
Hey Gar, when you go the phone route, don't make the same mistake I did. My new stupid, I mean smart phone gps doesn't pair with my bluetooth headset, or my scala rider helmet headset. Seems it only pairs with headsets that have an a2dp, or stereo to you and me, profile.

Looks like I'll be in the market for a new helmet compatible headset. :mad:
 

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Oops, back on topic... Taz, I've always had good results with garmin products (currently have the 265WT mentioned by Gar, and it's awsome in the car). If I was looking for a bike specific unit, i'd go with one of thier zumo units. I think they also have a 500(?) Series that is water proof/resistant.
 

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I use a map and ask a lot of questions.... I like the social interaction.
 

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Resurrecting another thread from the past ... you're welcome, Jack :p

I was using my iPhone to navigate the way to my cousin's house whilst up in Maryland (MD) earlier this week. I hate the iPhone Maps apps because it's not a real-time, turn-by-turn system with which I've gotten accustomed using a Garmin.

Well, I found an iPhone app called "GPS Drive" and it's awesome.

Firstly, it's a real-time, turn-by-turn system.
Secondly, there's an option to see the turns in list form rather than showing you a map:


So, as you pass each point of action, it highlights the next direction you're undertaking.

Now I'm off to find:
* A viable iPhone mount for my tank or handlebars (debating on that RAM system), and
* A charger designed for a motorcycle OR a space battery snap-on.
 

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First thing I though when I saw this was... Alan must be the culprit.
I'm keepin' ya on your toes, Jack!

OK, if anyone finds a How-To that details taking an iPhone USB charger cable and hard-wiring it with something other than a cigarette adapter, please post it here.
 

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You should be able to cut the end off the charger. Solder on two adaptors like circle pieces that will fit on the battery terminals. Although I would have to take my volt meter to it and see what kind of output the charger has.

I'll stare at it soon as I'm in the same boat
 

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You should be able to cut the end off the charger. Solder on two adaptors like circle pieces that will fit on the battery terminals. Although I would have to take my volt meter to it and see what kind of output the charger has.

I'll stare at it soon as I'm in the same boat
Won't work. That USB cable and the iPhone need a step-down voltage of +5 and +3.3VDC. That's why not just any USB adapter in a cigarette lighter will work with an iPhone cord.

I'm looking at this company
BurnsMoto - Motorycle Powerlet Dealer - USB power sockets, cables, batteries, heated clothing and electronics

I want this simple USB connector: BurnsMoto - Motorcycle USB Weatherproof Power Socket - USB Charger
But, I think I need something iPhone-specific designed: BurnsMoto - Motorcycle Powerlet USB Charger Kit
 

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Will someone cut up their iphone cord and attach it to the bike already.
I have an email off to Stephen at BurnsMoto for this one:


If he'll guarantee me that my USB charge cable for the iPhone will work with this USB socket, I'm buying this one, for sure.
 

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I have an email off to Stephen at BurnsMoto for this one:


If he'll guarantee me that my USB charge cable for the iPhone will work with this USB socket, I'm buying this one, for sure.
Stephen Burns said it WILL work for the iPhone cable. So, I'm ordering it. Now I need a strap to attach my iPhone belt clip holder to my leg or my tank.
 

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I have an email off to Stephen at BurnsMoto for this one:


If he'll guarantee me that my USB charge cable for the iPhone will work with this USB socket, I'm buying this one, for sure.
I have this in hand and still waiting for the rain to stop and install this. I use my Motorola Atrix for music and GPS in my cage. Navigation pauses the music when a turn is coming up and is on point with directions so I dont need my Garmin anymore. I velcro my Atrix to my throttle body cover and use a Motorola bluetooth stereo headset. This USB power socket will be attached under the tank with a retractable mini usb for charging. The bluetooth works flawless with my phone and even skips songs. I havent used it on a call but you can.
 

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I have an email off to Stephen at BurnsMoto for this one:


If he'll guarantee me that my USB charge cable for the iPhone will work with this USB socket, I'm buying this one, for sure.
The cable came today. I will wire it up by Friday afternoon.
In the meantime, I want to show you my Griffin Aerosport Armband wrapped around my tank and holding my iPhone:


It's a smooth cloth and it's very stretchy. The band holds together with some really adhering Velcro. Nothing rough touches the paint.
 

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