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I am kicking around the idea of outfitting a new motorcycle with either a Garmin Montana 650 (which is labeled as an "Outdoor" unit with a 5 mega-pixel camera built in) or a Garmin 665 (which is labeled as a unit built for motorcycles).

Any experience with either of the above listed units or does anyone have any suggestions as to which GPS unit they would use on a new bike.

I seem to be partial to Garmin, due to buying a Street Pilot unit several years ago and have beat the crap out of it and it works just as good as anything I have found so far. It's just not the unit I want to put on the new DS motorcycle.

Any useful information would be greatly appreciated......

Paul

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Garmin ROCKS..... good choice in brand.

Whatever you get: Make sure is waterproof and can upload maps and routes, and the larger the screen the better.

I have a 276c (not made anymore) and IMHO I think the 276 and 376 were the best units Garmin made. I like the layout and screen view. Not a fan of the 3-D views like on my Nuvi or a Zumo.

RAM makes a great mount system!

What's this about a new bike?  

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Garmin ROCKS..... good choice in brand.

Whatever you get: Make sure is waterproof and can upload maps and routes, and the larger the screen the better.


What's this about a new bike?  


Take a look at this link and let me know your thoughts..

http://www.gpscity.com/garmin-montana-650-with-us-100k-topo.html

I am kinda leaning to the Montana, the Topo maps are not that useful to me(living in Florida that is) but the Basecamp software is.

Yeah, new bike... was just a thought... I need to get it dirty.

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The auto-routing item may be an big problem.

Some good info here;

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=760408

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=688775&highlight=montana+650t



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No mention of it being "sand resistant", a feature that you need. 

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The Montana seems to have a big following on av rider. Very popular with the bike guys.  
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No mention of it being "sand resistant", a feature that you need. 


Great information guys! I will read the links when I get back from ME in Spring Hill, headed out for my 1 o'clock appt.

Good point Tooly, But in my case, unlike yours, I will not need it to be dust proof......
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The dust was well worth it to watch 2 KLRs going ALL of the place. 





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