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    Which GPS Unit?
    on: Jul 19, 2017, 07.04 pm
    Jul 19, 2017, 07.04 pm
    I'm contemplating trading my 2014 TTSE for a new 2017 TTSE. I would like to get a new GPS unit and have it installed on the dash so I can fully utilize the TTSE's features. Which is the best GPS unit to purchase? I've had Garmin in the past but not married to them.

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    Re: Which GPS Unit?
    Reply #1 on: Jul 19, 2017, 08.05 pm
    Jul 19, 2017, 08.05 pm
    I just got the Garmin 595LM - It's very nice, but not exactly the cheapest on the market !
    ( And for the money I think Garmin should have included a protective carry case  :110: )

    I like the rugged design of it, and am still learning some of it's MANY features.

    I like the "free" Lifetime map updates and I like that, unlike my ( Car ) TomTom,
    your own Custom Points of Interest can be uploaded - I have a separate lifetime subscription
    to a Speed "Safety" camera database, that works well with the Garmin,
    but is simply not possible to use on the ( Car ) TomTom !

    If the 595 is Paired by Bluetooth to a Mobile Phone running the Garmin "Smart Link" App,
    you can set up the "Live Track" feature, which allows you to invite multiple people by email,
    who can then Track your ride "Live" !

    If you invite yourself, then when you get back you can also see the route you took !

    One issue I encountered when fitting it to the Triumph Sat Nav bracket,
    is that the cable from the 595 Cradle is fatter than the cable of the Zumo 660 model,
    ( that the bracket was designed for ) and this makes it quite tight for space
    where the cable exits the base of the bracket and runs along the bottom
    of the Instrument Fascia bracket, making it awkward to re-assemble !

    All in all I'm pleased with it so far !  :169:

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    Re: Which GPS Unit?
    Reply #2 on: Jul 19, 2017, 08.22 pm
    Jul 19, 2017, 08.22 pm
    Thanks for the information. I just picked up my 2014 TTSE after getting the 50K servicing done and my dealer had a bid sheet ready for me if I wanted to trade in another 10K miles. The 60K service plus tires will probably be around $1500. His offer was to setup the new 2017 exactly the my 2014 is and trade for $6900. I'm very tempted. I've got R&G crash bars on my 2014, they would have to take stuff apart to mount them & it seems like a good time to upgrade my GPS.
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    Re: Which GPS Unit?
    Reply #3 on: Jul 20, 2017, 11.51 am
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    +1 on the Garmin 595LM.

    I have always been Garmin so do not know TomTom or any other.  I have been using my iPhone7+ with OS Maps App which does work very well to follow a route except the advertised IP65 protection of the iPhone is not backed up by the Apple warranty.

    I currently have the iPhone and the Zumo 595LM linked to my PackTalk bluetooth headset which work fine.  I do have the smart link app but don't currently use it.

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    Re: Which GPS Unit?
    Reply #4 on: Aug 23, 2017, 06.50 pm
    Aug 23, 2017, 06.50 pm
    Hey Guys,
    I note that Triumph has 4 different GPS mounts to fit the Garmin Nuvi 600 and 220 Nav Systems.  I guess I will have one of these mounted on my bike but still can't figure out how the GPS fits on the mount?  What I mean looking at the mounts that there is no place to attach the GPS? I thought it would have a ball mount but maybe it is affixed in a different fashion.

    Anyways, that is going to be my first investment on my bike with heated grips coming next.

    Thanks for any input!
    My Best!
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    Re: Which GPS Unit?
    Reply #5 on: Aug 23, 2017, 07.17 pm
    Aug 23, 2017, 07.17 pm
    Hi,

    There are ( As Far As I Am Aware ) only TWO versions
    of the Triumph CNC machined Sat Nav bracket -
    both of which were originally designed for the Garmin Zumo 660 or 220.
    ( The 660 is now a discontinued model - don't know about the 220 ).

    The difference in the two versions of this bracket,
    is that one caters for the US & Canadian market,
    where they have XM Satellite Radio, which utilises a Satellite Antenna.
    That antenna usually occupies a space that would otherwise restrict the fitting of the Sat Nav bracket,
    so the the US & Canadian version of the bracket has an extra "Plate"
    onto which the existing XM Antenna is repositioned.
     
    The UK version doesn't have this extra plate - see Images :

    US & Canadian Version ( Part No. A9828011 ) :


    UK, Europe etc Version ( Part No. A9828009 ) :


    There's and excellent Topic here about how to tackle this job :

    HOW TO: Fitting Triumph Sat Nav Mount & Zumo 660

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    Re: Which GPS Unit?
    Reply #6 on: Aug 24, 2017, 11.57 pm
    Aug 24, 2017, 11.57 pm
    Hi Coconut!

    I was going to have the dealer install one of these units but cannot find a Nav device that will fit this attachment point.  I don't want to pay for a Zumo as it is a rip off compared to just a regular car GPS with blue tooth.

    I would really appreciate other members or yourself giving input on how to attach a GPS to the TTSE.  Because of the shape of the handle bars the regular type of attachment devices are worthless.

    Best Wishes!
    Gary

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    Re: Which GPS Unit?
    Reply #7 on: Aug 25, 2017, 06.30 am
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    A "Zumo" or other MOTORCYCLE GPS Unit, such as TomTom Rider,
    will generally be more expensive than a CAR product, as they are made
    to be more rugged due to the vibration encountered, and are also waterproof.

    The Triumph bracket has standard spaced holes that many GPS powered cradles will fit onto,
    or there are adapter plates available from some manufacturers.

    Alternatively there are RAM Mount options for various devices, including Smart Phones
    that can be used for GPS, though many of those often rely on a Cellular Data connection
    to download Maps as you travel, compared to a dedicated GPS device that has maps
    constantly available in their on board memory.

    Have a play with the
    Button -
    there is LOTS of information within the Forum about this, and the Search button will help you find it  :028:

    Cheers  :821:

    Last Edit: Mar 28, 2020, 08.29 pm by Coconut