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TOPIC: Just mounted GPS on my VMAX

Just mounted GPS on my VMAX 6 years 3 months ago #1

I know some of you are probably shaking your heads at this, but I tour on my VMAX in additionto the enjoyment I get from zipping around on it when I am not touring. I mounted a Magellan 2200t to my bike and have had good results. The mount is small so when i am not using it, I remove the cradle leaving the small mount base which blends in with the rest of the handlebar landscape. Last month I took it to the Ozarks for a family reunion and I successfully navigated the most backwoods out-of-the-way roads with it. This weekend, I am off to southern Illinois/Kentucky area. Just wondering if anybody else has experimented with this. You cannot hear the voice commands but you get visual prompts on when and where to turn along with mileage to next manuever, overall mileage and the name of the street or exit to turn as well as an arrow pointing direction. I selected this unit because it boasts that it is waterproof which I have doubts about. I don't use it in the rain. It will run 8 hrs on its rechargeable battery so I usually memorize my route until I get off of the Interstates. I then unpack it from my ziplock bag and it shows me the rest of the way. FYI,

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Re:Just mounted GPS on my VMAX 6 years 3 months ago #2

Cool, would be intereseted in knowing how far off the speedo is compared to mph of the GPS.

btw, Many helmet communication systems will work with your GPS and then you COULD hear B)
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Re:Just mounted GPS on my VMAX 6 years 3 months ago #3

It never dawned on me to try that, here is a photo of it installed, the unit I selected is a slimline type unit which makes it easy to carry around when not in use.

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Re:Just mounted GPS on my VMAX 6 years 3 months ago #4

Yeah i have a Garmin NUVI 350 about the same size, doubles as mp3 player also :)

NEED to get you a good Com system for your helmet B)
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Re:Just mounted GPS on my VMAX 6 years 3 months ago #5

That is a cool system, my wife doesn't want the communicators because I think she doesn't want me talking in her head as we go down the road. She is very defiant, she is quite the little maverick. I always compare her to a stubborn little donkey and often make donkey sounds at her when appropriate, as you may have summized, she doesn't always find it funny. How is your unit in the elements?

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Re:Just mounted GPS on my VMAX 6 years 3 months ago #6

Oh, I only use it in my Grand Cherokee, but may on the new Max. The Nolan N-Com system is what I really want..

"The N-Com Intercom configuration allows the motorcyclist to speak with his own passenger (both Nolan helmets must have the N-Com attachment and must be equipped with the Basic Kit). The system is also expandable with the Mobile Wire accessory (which allows the connection to the mobile phone) or with the Multimedia Wire accessory. This accessory allows the connection to multimedia sources such as CD players, Mp3, FM Radio etc (equipped with the 3,5 mm stereo output) Satellite Navigators or Bike-to-Bike Communication Radio."

I don't own that system above your post, just using as an example...
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