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What GPS are U using?
« on: June 29, 2016, 03:14:14 pm »
Good Morning Guys....Had me Blue TTSE only a month, and I am slowly getting the extras.  My question is which GPS unit are you using, Garmin, Tomtom. Which model And why? And how did you power it?

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Re: What GPS are U using?
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2016, 03:56:02 pm »
I have a Garmin 590lm, mounted to the Garmin cradle on the Triumph mount. I bought it at a substantial discount as a branded Can-Am model from eBay.

On my last trip, I used furkot.com to create my trip and downloaded it to the Garmin. One of the days' routes froze up the GPS and it wouldn't calculate the route for that day. I had multiple paper backups, but I just put the addresses in for the day as I went and it showed me where to go. That would have sucked if I had programmed a specific route that day.

Getting off the highway, sometimes it confuses you and/or doesn't tell you which way to turn, which resulted in my doing a little extra site-seeing twice, right when I was exhausted and wanting to be getting off the bike and checking into my hotel -- that was annoying.
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Re: What GPS are U using?
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2016, 04:35:10 pm »
Garmin 660 , it fits right on the Triumph mount and its plug and play , it interacts with the bike sound system and will cut off any music playing and will give the instructions over the speaker , music returns when message is finished . In addition I have a Sena set ( intercomm with other bikes etc ) and instructions will come in your ears if such a system is installed.
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Re: What GPS are U using?
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2016, 05:51:45 pm »
Zumo 660 Maple farkles mount, I cut all wires from the cradle save the pos/neg and added a two wire plug and plug it into the battery tender plug direct to the battery.   Do not like to cut into or splice OEM wires.

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Re: What GPS are U using?
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2016, 06:06:49 pm »
Garmin 660 Triumph mount and J&M integrator into helmet with IIRC 64 Gb card for tunes.

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Re: What GPS are U using?
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2016, 07:15:24 pm »
The fist two Trophy's I had my trusty Zumo 550. Since returning from the Explorer I've treated myself to a Zumo 390LM. As you can see I've had Garmins for quite a few years and found no reason to change. Cant comment on the TomTom never owned one :110:
I use Garmin's basecamp for route planning and although take a bit of getting used to :138: :138: Once mastered works pretty good :028: :028: :028:
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Re: What GPS are U using?
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2016, 08:17:41 pm »
Garmin 590LM... fits the Triumph mount no problem.... nice big clear screen..... I can remote control operate my Garmin Virb camera from the screen... It gives me traffic info and reroutes via the smartphone link to my iPhone.... can make and receive calls from the Garmin screen
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Re: What GPS are U using?
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2016, 09:21:54 pm »
Tom Tom Rider 400 mounted on the Triumph Trophy GPS mount. It works a treat: secure, in the correct position, turns from landscape to portrait.
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