View Full Version : Help best GPS..

03-06-2011, 06:24 PM
for under 300 bucks..

03-06-2011, 06:30 PM
used tom tom at work easy to use , on sale at target was 120.00 , some u have to pay to upgrade maps , bout all i can tell u

03-06-2011, 06:35 PM
+1 for Tom Tom - i have the dedicated bike version with the scala headset and its great
others if you have a iphone they do one called Nav free and yup its free - fairly accurate but as usual requires signal to the phone

03-06-2011, 07:15 PM
I'm a big Garmin fan. I've had a Zumo 550 on my ultra for almost 2 years and love it. The 550 will cost you a bit more than $300 though...but it's water/weather resistant, and does a fantastic job of playing MP3 music throught the stereo.
P.S. Since they now have the 660 and 665 models out...you might be able to find a good deal on a 550 for under $300. If you do....jump on it!!! It's also XM Radio, and Traffic radio capable.

03-06-2011, 07:50 PM
Has a Garmin 265 about all it's good for is give you your position ... One day may break down and try to learn these things .. Was always afraid i'd get distracted by it because I am not exactly a slow social rider ... :)

03-06-2011, 08:27 PM
I have a Garmin Nuvi 265. I've hadit for about two years without any problems. You can get them at most major auto stores fr about $170.00. Also RAM Mount makes a holder for this model.

03-06-2011, 08:39 PM
I have a Garmin Nuvi 265. I've hadit for about two years without any problems. You can get them at most major auto stores fr about $170.00. Also RAM Mount makes a holder for this model.

+1 on the Garmin Nuvi 265

03-06-2011, 09:01 PM
thank you all ...... I want one that gives my speed also... my old one does not...

03-06-2011, 09:04 PM
I also have the zumo 550 with the gxm radio option. Great combination. Support from Garmin is second to none. Last summer they replaced my unit, it was way out of warranty, no cost. Our truck was stolen in January, they took the garmin power cord so I ordered a generic cord. The garmin won't work so I called support and they sent me a new cradle for the truck, no charge. The cradle retails for about $80. I bought another Garmin last week, just a cheapy Nuvi 1450. It cost $140 with tax, Walmart.com

03-06-2011, 09:05 PM
tom tom does the speed

03-06-2011, 09:05 PM
I have the Garmin Nuvi 1690, also have the Ram Mount for it, it was a bit more I think at $399, but I like it and have had no problems so far.

03-06-2011, 09:20 PM
Ive got a Garmin Nuvi 1300. Works just great, but has no blue tooth and is not water resistant. Have a plastic pouch which works great tho'. I think it retails for just around 200 US, not sure...

03-06-2011, 10:03 PM
I read once about some guy pulling a condom over their gps. It works great he said and was a cheap way to waterproof his gps.

UC Wayne
03-07-2011, 07:36 AM
I've got a Tom Tom 130. Bought it for the truck originally, but decided to try and use it on the skooter. Got a mount from Overstock.com for bicycle handle bars for $10 and put on the ultra. Works great, just not waterproof, gotta cover it up with a baggie or take it off the weather gets nasty. But, I try not to ride when it's nasty!!

Dirt Road Denis
03-07-2011, 12:15 PM
Hey Tom! The one you see in my pictures is the Garmin 550. It's 4 years old now, but I got it for about $375 then using Nextag. It does everything, speed, elevation, whatever.

Unfortunately, now is the worst time to buy as everybody has the price jacked up at least $200 from what it was at the beginning of the year.. The Zumo 660 is the newest one and the 550 is now just under $600. I bought mine, at the time, in the beginning of January. One of my buddies, Gene in the pictures I posted, is shaking loose for a new RG Ultra and mentioned he is going to replace his Zumo 550 for a 660. I'll ask him what he wants for his if you'd like?

03-07-2011, 12:58 PM
WOW ok....

03-07-2011, 01:09 PM
Hey Tom....I'm also a Garmin fan and my old 760 has served me well in the truck and on the bike. I keep some sandwich baggies in the windshied pouch but never really used them. A little rain does't seem to affect it. At least not yet! The battery is internal so I've actually considered putting a small bead of silicone caulking on the seams and where the touch screen meets the frame. I've also heard that the condom idea works.

Most of them use a simple ball mount. Mine is a brushed alluminum and brass handlebar mount that doesn't look too bad.. The mount also came with a little bracket gizmo that is adhered to the back of the GPS so you can put a safety zip tie if you want. I never use the zipties but I guess it's there if I want it.

Got it here..... Pricey, but is a quality piece.







03-07-2011, 01:13 PM
Here's another option I just found that might be worth looking into...


03-07-2011, 01:14 PM
Thank you ';';';'

03-07-2011, 01:24 PM
One more thing Tom... If you plan to plug the 12v charger into your cig lighter on the Ultra, you have to be careful on full lock left turns or the charger plug will hit the left front of your tank.

I think I remember Dawg mentioning an alternate hardwire solution that he likes.