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Old 11-05-2012, 11:41 AM   #1
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gps r6 help...

hey just wanted to put a gps on my bike so i can go places with out worrying about remebering turns! and dont know if any of u guys are doing it and how? how do u keep it charged??! connect it to the battery??


i can probably figure out mounting.
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:43 AM   #2
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RAM mount kit for the mount..

and I can't believe I'm posting this, but you can get universal 12 volt cigarette lighter receptacles anywhere and wire that to the battery with an inline fuse and plug the thing in and out.

Generally I go on a rant about how this isn't a Honda Goldwing, but they do pretty sick wheelies too so.....
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Old 11-05-2012, 12:28 PM   #3
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i use my android gps nav sys thats on my phone . i put 1 ear bud in and it works for me . im payin for it anyway. thats all i need.
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Old 11-05-2012, 12:32 PM   #4
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i may not be real smart but why would you buy a dedicated gps for ?
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Old 11-05-2012, 12:40 PM   #5
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i may not be real smart but why would you buy a dedicated gps for ?
They generally update faster as you're traveling and are more accurate to your position.

Plus then your phone will still be charged up by the time you get to your destination, instead of having 50% of your smartphone battery drained from screen and gps usage.


That being said...I have a dedicated GPS, but I never really use it because its a few years old. My GS3 outclasses it now. It looks up places faster, and I will throw headphones on and put it in my pocket if I want instructions while I'm on my motorcycle.

Add in a charge charger and cradle, and it is great for the car too.

It does piss me off occasionally though, when it loses signal for no reason or thinks I'm driving in a field instead of the road next to it.
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Old 11-05-2012, 12:42 PM   #6
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i may not be real smart but why would you buy a dedicated gps for ?
Maybe he got it as an Xmas gift.

Maybe he prefers to be on the phone while using GPS too which isn't possible for everyone.

I don't consider the turn by turn experience even close to the same going from a phone to a dedicated GPS.

I use my phone tho too.
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Old 11-05-2012, 01:05 PM   #7
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I do poor man's GPS after my mount broke lol. If it's really somewhere I don't know, I'll print out map quest and tape it to my tank
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I do poor man's GPS after my mount broke lol. If it's really somewhere I don't know, I'll print out map quest and tape it to my tank
This is what I see everyone doing when they come to visit me.
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Old 11-05-2012, 03:08 PM   #9
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I have a Dynojet LCD and used a mount from http://www.techmounts.com
I used the 70050X mount that clamps around the fork because I have a Scotts
damper so I could not use the steering stem mount that I like.

Its made really nice but is did cost like $75
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:27 PM   #10
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ha... close guesses i guesss. but the answer is i dont have internet on my phone. still livin in 2000 gotta flip phone bcuz its cheap so ya. llol
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