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post #1 of 20 Old 03-31-2013, 05:56 PM Thread Starter
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Gps offroad

I'm looking for a offroad gps, Garmin, Magellan??
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post #2 of 20 Old 03-31-2013, 06:03 PM
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Originally Posted by kick-e View Post
I'm looking for a offroad gps, Garmin, Magellan??
Thank you.
I recommend you use the search feature. Lots of experience there and I assure you ALL of your GPS questions have been asked, answered and beaten to death.

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I would stick to Garmin. They just have too big of that market covered.

With that in mind an Oregon or a GPSMap62 series would work just fine. I've got an older 60Cx which does everything I need. Watch for sales.

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I have a Garmin GPSMap62 with the Ram handlebar mount. Works fine. A bonus with Garmin is there are a bunch of free tools for getting OpenStreetMap maps on there, if you're willing to hack on it a bit.
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I use the Nuvi 500, works for me
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X2 on the Nuvi 500. I've been using the one with topo maps since 2009. It's held up really well. I think it's water resistant..

It's seen many miles of off-pavement riding and driving.

It has also survived multiple drops.

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I use a Nuvi 550 that seems to be good on my little NX250.
I also have a Nuvi 755 on my KLR. It's not water proof, but holds up well under my use. I just remove it if in heavy rain.

The Nuvi550 has " CN No. America NT2011.31 US & Canada" maps installed.
( It also has an additional ( old map ) " US Recreational Lakes with Fishing Hot Spots, East " installed as well.

Having both maps on the unit allows me to have current streets as well as old info, lost in updating. The US Rec. Lakesxxx map shows lakes, streams, & ponds that don't show on newer map programs.

Some day I'll get a topo map and load it on.

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I've got the Garmin Oregon 450 mounted to the handlebar using a RAM mount. I still need to do the hard-wire setup so it's not running on battery all the time (the plan is to do the wiring when I install the SW Motech crashbars next week).

So far, no complaints about it. I've downloaded maps for Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, and California, as well as purchased the navigation software or whatever the hell it is so I can get directions and use it when I'm on vacation.
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I am using my Evo 4g in a small Pelican case on my bars using a program called Love It.....
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