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    New to this forum and just bought my first F800GS. What GPS would you recommend.
    Looking for good street maps but also would like to be able to plot points and would be great if top maps are available.
    thanks,

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    Garmin Zumo 660 or Zumo 665. Very rugged. Made for motorcycles. I've been using the 660 since 2010 without any issues.
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    I don't trust anymore the girl inside the Garmin... she always leads me in the wrong place...
    ... but I like to watch the map, so I always use my BMW Motorrad Navigator IV (it seems the name of a king, but it's simply a Garmin Zumo 660 branded by BMW). it is also a MP3 player and let you make a phone call easily. it works well with the Cardo Scala Rider G4 (better than the Q2 Pro).
    in other words, it is a very useful device, if you don't pay attention to the talk of the girl who there is inside.
    "putenza du gibbiuni!" dissi u sceccu quannu vitti u mari... ("what a big pool!" said the donkey when has seen the sea...) 

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    My Garmin Girl was occasionally leading me astray a year or so ago, so I took her down to the local GPS dealer to get her sorted. I am too polite to ask what he did with her soft/firmware, but she obviously appreciated it and is now much more respectful and even better..accurate! I will now have to look elsewhere for interaction with wayward ladies...

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    ". she always leads me in the wrong place..."

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    I think that would be something for you: http://www.motorcycleparts-hornig.co...time-Maps.html
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    I have been using the TomTom Rider Gps since a year now and am very happy with it. I feel it is better than the earlier Garmin Zumo I had.

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    Another vote for Garmin. My 660 is a brick! Has fallen off my bike twice and both times my fault for not securing it in its mount, but it keeps on ticking.

    Easy to use, glove friendly and ant-glare screen so easy to read on the brightest day. And yes my iphone can do everything but it is not a good motorcycle GPS.

    Basecamp, once you master it is excellent for marking waypoints you want to see on your route or in the future.

    Quote Originally Posted by mervingry View Post
    Garmin Zumo 660 or Zumo 665. Very rugged. Made for motorcycles. I've been using the 660 since 2010 without any issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerrycannella View Post
    I have been using the TomTom Rider Gps since a year now and am very happy with it. I feel it is better than the earlier Garmin Zumo I had.
    I'm with you, been using a TomTom rider V5 since January and I'm really pleased with it, the installation and cradle is really easy and the interface is very clear and simple to use.




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    since I've sold the K1300S I use... the voice, it's the best GPS.
    "putenza du gibbiuni!" dissi u sceccu quannu vitti u mari... ("what a big pool!" said the donkey when has seen the sea...) 

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