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    GPS Advice
    on: Apr 26, 2021, 07.30 pm
    Apr 26, 2021, 07.30 pm
    Hey folks.  Iím about to take the plunge, and looking for advice.  Specifically, dedicated unit (if so, which) versus iPhone with Waze.  Also, where is the preferred mounting point.  Thx

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    Re: GPS Advice
    Reply #1 on: Apr 26, 2021, 07.42 pm
    Apr 26, 2021, 07.42 pm
    I use a RAM mount utilizing the threaded hole on the left hand handlebar.  I usually run google maps, Spotify and Bubbler Pro on an Android phone.  It works for me.  Waze, unless it's changed, is kind of a power pig.
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    Re: GPS Advice
    Reply #2 on: Apr 26, 2021, 08.38 pm
    Apr 26, 2021, 08.38 pm
    Mine is mounted similarly to the OEM position, but closer so it clears the dash when at full lock either way, but it really looks a little odd with all the bracketry I had to use.  It does work, though.  I use TomTom Rider 550 due to areas of the Texas Hill Country that have no cell service, and that's the exact reason I also have a Spot tracker for my wife's peace of mind.
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    Re: GPS Advice
    Reply #3 on: Apr 26, 2021, 09.57 pm
    Apr 26, 2021, 09.57 pm
    Hello

    I changed the original zumo 660 for a TomTom rider 550.
    Verry pleased with it.

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    Re: GPS Advice
    Reply #4 on: Apr 27, 2021, 01.21 am
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    I find the new TomTom Rider 550 much easier to use now compared to earlier TomTom products I've had.  This is my first Rider series, but from comments other places most users find it far superior to previous models, and the price is not outrageous either.  Use Mydrive on my phone, laptop, or tablet to plan a route and it syncs right up with the Rider as soon as it's turned on and just tell it to "go".
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    Re: GPS Advice
    Reply #5 on: Apr 27, 2021, 03.42 am
    Apr 27, 2021, 03.42 am
    I had been using a Garmin Zumo 396 and recently switched to a Zumo XT.  The Trophy GPS factory mount came with my bike and the Garmin units both work well with this setup.  The only concern about the Garmins is using Basecamp to make routes.  The software is far from intuitive and can be frustrating until you figure it out.   

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    Re: GPS Advice
    Reply #6 on: Apr 27, 2021, 11.20 am
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    *Originally Posted by Trophyed-Up [+]
    I had been using a Garmin Zumo 396 and recently switched to a Zumo XT.  The Trophy GPS factory mount came with my bike and the Garmin units both work well with this setup.  The only concern about the Garmins is using Basecamp to make routes.  The software is far from intuitive and can be frustrating until you figure it out.

    Same here. Base camp needs a few hours to fully understand using tutorials then practice.  I also have the Garmin Zumo XT which is brilliant compared to the previous dim display 660 and 595 models. I've not tried other manufacturers though so can't speak about them.
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    Re: GPS Advice
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    *Originally Posted by Novocastrian [+]
    Same here. Base camp needs a few hours to fully understand using tutorials then practice.  I also have the Garmin Zumo XT which is brilliant compared to the previous dim display 660 and 595 models. I've not tried other manufacturers though so can't speak about them.

    Ken and Trophyed Up.  Iím leaning toward the XT.  Where did you mount? Pics would be helpful.  And what hardware should I use?