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Papa Jon
11-20-2008, 10:53 PM
--Which companies make GPS systems for bikes, that are weatherproof?

--What came with your purchase? (mount, wires, etc)

--What kind of setup do you have for powering the GPS unit?

Feel free to tell any stories or share any experiences with a paticular model, good or bad...

stevewfl
11-20-2008, 10:56 PM
ZUMO 550. A lot of folks will knock it because its pricey.

waterproof to 3 feet.

no power cord on my bike the battery lasts 5 hours

MP3 player

XM satellite radio

bluetooth interfaces between cellphone and earpeice, GPS unit becomes cell phone screen

too much to list.

a few other make a competitive motorcycle product for less but its not a ZUMO 550.

stevewfl
11-20-2008, 10:58 PM
oh mount - it come with a RAM mount.

its small enough to fit in my small cortec tank bag so I haven't installed any hardware on the bike, and I easily pop it all off when I go in a restaurant and such, my cam is in the bag and such

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/R1%20stuff/scotts%20ride%20072608/DSCN1132.jpg

Papa Jon
11-20-2008, 10:59 PM
no power cord on my bike the battery lasts 5 hours

MP3 player

XM satellite radio

bluetooth interfaces between cellphone and earpeice, GPS unit becomes cell phone screen

too much to list.Does it have the option to be run by alternative power other than the batter supplied?

And I don't need MP3, XM, BT or anything else, just guideance...

stevewfl
11-20-2008, 11:03 PM
here it is RAM mounted on the ZX14

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/dealgap/gpsaccuracy.jpg

pic from the other side of the bike - ZUMO is low profile and doesn't stand out over everything

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/dealgap/localview.jpg

stevewfl
11-20-2008, 11:04 PM
Does it have the option to be run by alternative power other than the batter supplied?

And I don't need MP3, XM, BT or anything else, just guideance...

yes it come with motorcycle powering cord, cigarette lighter power type cord, car mount hardware and cord too

stevewfl
11-20-2008, 11:05 PM
I bought it for guidance and waterproof/weather proof too. and its been through hell and back and looks brand new.

stevewfl
11-20-2008, 11:13 PM
hey apologies for SO much I posted in your thread, I hope someone else posts some other products for you- I'm hopefull to seeing other stuff as well

Papa Jon
11-20-2008, 11:29 PM
hey apologies for SO much I posted in your thread,Keep posting...You're answers are exactly the type of info I'm looking for...Probably anyone else with the same questions, too http://img511.imageshack.us/img511/6885/smiliedoublethumbrt1.gif

The pictures are great, too!

stevewfl
11-20-2008, 11:34 PM
hmmmm well, someone said thee tank bag was a dangerous way to mount and I windtested it above 100MPH with no prob:

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/R1%20stuff/scotts%20ride%20072608/DSCN1159.jpg

note to LEO, that was on a "closed course"

stevewfl
11-20-2008, 11:37 PM
here's what comes with it:

Zumo, a motorcycle mount, a car mount with an adhesive plastic disc for attaching to your dashboard, black plastic faceplates (if you don't like the gray ones), an AC charger, a motorcycle power cable that connects to the bike's battery, a car charger, tools needed to mount the Zumo to motorcycle handlebars, a tiny screwdriver for the "safety screw" on the unit, a USB cable to sync and download software and updates, a City Navigator DVD, a CD-ROM of the owners manual, a quick setup guide for mounting, and some stickers.

Over_Easy
11-20-2008, 11:44 PM
note to LEO, that was on a "closed course"

I think you mean "professional driver on a closed course."

stevewfl
11-20-2008, 11:45 PM
I think you mean "professional driver on a closed course."

yea thats what I meant, thanks!

stevewfl
11-20-2008, 11:45 PM
and it wasn't me because I'm far far far from "pro" driver