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I am going on a trip this summer will be putting lots of miles on the Vulcan 1700. I just got fed up with the car GPS. I could not see it most of the time because of sunlight glaring on the unit and could not hear it for sure. Was a total waste of time.

I broke down and bought the Garman Zumo 660LM and wow what a difference that makes with total visibility and it hooks up with blue tooth to my Nolan Helmet sound system and gives me the prompts. It does work flawlessly. It is waterproof and fairly shock proof. It will even work with the gloved hand. This is made for the motorcycle crowd. It comes with everything you need mounts, direct wire wiring, car wiring and mount for a car also.

Yea allot of difference in pricing from a car model car model 2597 I had was about 200 bucks and this is well within the 600 range. Allot of difference for sure and why I am writing this is because when I purchase my 2597 last spring I did not know there was a better unit made for motorcycles until I had it quite awhile. I wish someone would have posted a thread so I knew so I thought I would post one and let others know there is a motorcycle GPS unit that is awesome.

Just a thought.
 

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+1 I totally agree.

I use the Garmin 390LM with TPMS sensors as it allows me to display tire pressure right there on the map's main screen and has a warning if a tire gets low. I like the display brightness and features of the units designed for cycles as well.
 

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I bought a 765 nuvi 5 years ago and it refuses to die. It does everything the 660 does, except being daylight readable. A sandwich bag takes care of the rain.

That said, I did spring for a 660LM in 2014 for a long trip I had and wanted the Ease of taking it off the bike.

Got mine for just over $500, and don't regret it. I always create custom routes and don't know of a way to do that on a smart phone navigation app.
 

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Just a Garmin, home made hood using Microsoft Publisher, printed on photo paper and laminated. Velcro holds it in place.

I ride in the rain I lot and the GPS never seems to get very wet.... Been using this Garmin for about 5 years now....

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