Garmin Quest 2 - Kawasaki KLR 650 Forum
Gadgets & Gizmos Discussion on the latest "toys" to enhance the adventure.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 Old 04-26-2009, 03:53 PM Thread Starter
2nd Gear
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Souderton, Pa
Posts: 211
Garmin Quest 2

Anyone using one of these on the KLR? How do you like it and does it show dirt and gravel roads?
thanks

Gary
Souderton, Pa.
89 xt350 wish I still had her
05 Suzuki DRZ 400
92 K75s
07 KLR 650
13 Triumph Storm
thumbs is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 Old 04-26-2009, 09:54 PM
5th Gear
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 4,700
Quote:
Originally Posted by thumbs View Post
Anyone using one of these on the KLR? How do you like it and does it show dirt and gravel roads?
thanks
I used to use a Quest and I have a buddy with a Quest 2. They're a great little unit, but remember the little part when viewing the screen. If you're getting to the point where it's hard to read a map, that tiny screen on a Quest is worse.

As far as mapping, the Quest 2 is slower than the original Quest because the entire USA takes up space, slowing down processing. On the other hand, it's faster than uploading maps.

My Quest wouldn't stay running, but Garmin replaced it with a new unit. I let the thing go when I got my new Goldwing because I went to a Garmin 6210 (bigger screen, more memory) and I now bounce this unit between my Wing, KLR and BMW. I just put mounts and wired all three bikes.
Paper is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 04-26-2009, 11:16 PM Thread Starter
2nd Gear
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Souderton, Pa
Posts: 211
Thanks for the help. Yeah I want to be able to use it on a couple of bikes. I was kinda sold on the Quest till I started really lookin into it. I liked the internal battery and being waterproof. Cost is a factor so I am trying to get the best bang for the buck.

thanks again for the help

Gary
Souderton, Pa.
89 xt350 wish I still had her
05 Suzuki DRZ 400
92 K75s
07 KLR 650
13 Triumph Storm
thumbs is offline  
 
post #4 of 4 Old 04-27-2009, 07:18 AM
5th Gear
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 4,700
The wiring kits aren't too expensive, but the internal battery lasts a good 18 or so hours if you don't have the light on. Excellent for day riding, but if you ride at night, you're going to want to get the wiring kit for power to the unit.

I had a power cradle on my Wing, but I let it go when I traded it off for the new Wing.
Paper is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki KLR 650 Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Garmin Zumo 550 wiring question. yautja01 Gadgets & Gizmos 4 05-24-2009 07:19 PM
TomTom Rider or Garmin Zumo? KLR-Jason Bike and Rider Gear 19 08-28-2008 12:06 PM
Garmin Receiver Mounting D E MARTENS Bike and Rider Gear 3 08-28-2008 10:10 AM
Garmin Zumo overpriced? campfam KLR & Other Motorcycle Related Discussion 15 10-13-2006 12:43 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome