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post #1 of 14 Old Dec 19th, 2015, 11:40 am Thread Starter
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GPS or Phone? Either way waterproofing is an issue

The conversation get brought up a lot. To use or not to use - GPS or Phone for navigation.

http://www.leadermotorcycle.com/blog...et-a-gps-unit/

Either way this this the time of year when you have to be concerned about water and electricity. Urban Hydra Waterproof GPS & Phone Mount - Universal Controls (Chrome) - Gift idea!!

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post #2 of 14 Old Dec 19th, 2015, 2:47 pm
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The conversation get brought up a lot. To use or not to use - GPS or Phone for navigation.

http://www.leadermotorcycle.com/blog...et-a-gps-unit/

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Garmin makes a series of waterproof GPS devices intended for the harsh realities of motorbiking. Why hassle with putting phone in and out of a device that may/may not work as well. Plus, these are much more glove-friendly than most phones, especially once you hide the phone in a case.
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I just bought a Zumo 660 and don't worry about it. The phone stays in the trunk, nice and dry.

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I hope everyone realizes that leadthepack is not looking for an answer, he just wants to sell his enclosures.

I agree 100% with deputy5211 and Whiskey. A waterproof, weatherproof GPS (such as a Garmin Zumo) is the only way to go. It is designed with a glove friendly user interface. Furthermore, it is self-contained and does not depend on the cell network to download map segments as you travel. (There are some phone apps that download full map sets, but they are expensive and consume a lot of flash memory in your phone. Furthermore, you must still contend with other drawbacks of using a phone for navigation.)
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Yup. Fully aware of that. Just like making things hard for people trying to sell things.

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This is totally irrelevant to the Bike Talk discussion and deliberately antagonistic. Tony's signature has nothing to do with extending good wishes to other forum members, it is entirely about delivering his political message. I would have thought that a retired deputy chief would know how to show simple respect for others.
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This is totally irrelevant to the Bike Talk discussion and deliberately antagonistic. Tony's signature has nothing to do with extending good wishes to other forum members, it is entirely about delivering his political message. I would have thought that a retired deputy chief would know how to show simple respect for others.

Hmmm...deputy5211 is from Texas...XMagnaRider is a Californian. Sounds like a cultural difference,😜.

Since I was born/raised in southern Indiana, traveled all over the world with the Air Force, and now live in (sometimes ridiculously PC) Oregon I can appreciate deputy5211's signature line for what it is, and am not offended in the least. Accept it and move on. Merry Xmas to you as well, Tony & Suzanne!

I was in Seattle on October 12th for corporate training and was reminded by no less than 4 people that it's no longer called 'Columbus Day' in Seattle...it's now 'Indigenous Persons Day'. Accept it and move on.

(Most) motorcyclists seem to have less hypersensitivity about political correctness. I don't care about your politics...I'll still stop and see if you're OK if I see you standing by your bike in the middle of nowhere. Even if you have a California plate LOL...


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Re: GPS or Phone? Either way waterproofing is an issue

It's got nothing to do with being "PC". It has to do with not being outwardly obnoxious to anyone who may think or believe differently than you do.

That's the issue with Tony's sig line: it's basically just a "This is what I believe, and I'm right, so I don't really care if it pisses you off!" attitude. And that's why it incites retaliation, even if he is weakly trying to hide it behind a supposedly "happy" message.

BTW, I've met Tony, and found him to be a reasonable guy in person. I was able to help him out with a used tire when he was stranded in L.A., and later he was able to help me out with some LT switches that I needed. As it should be in a friendly, sharing community like this one.

If we could all just understand that different people believe different things, and that's OK and it doesn't have to affect how you feel about whatever it is that you believe in, then we'd all get along a whole lot better. Pretty simple, really.

Then again, I'm just a recent SoCal transplant up here in the Great NorthWet, so I suppose that already puts me in a "different" category . . .

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Really guys, it's a sig line. I don't even see them on mobile. I think you're blowing it out of proportion. Let's all just chill and enjoy some more motorcycle discussions.

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Wow, so many people being so judge mental, so quick to talk about evil intent in my heart. So much misinterpretation and projection, perhaps I need to go back and look at what may have set you off.

Lighten up, people. If you felt offended or slighted, that was not my intent.

Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Winter Solstice, TGIF, Happy Day; choose one, choose several, choose all, choose other, or choose none. Whatever YOUR choice, I hope it brings you peace and joy. That's all. There is no "right" and "wrong" here, just wishes of goodwill. If that does not work for you, well, as the old cliché goes: I guess we'll just have to agree to disagree.
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It's got nothing to do with being "PC". It has to do with not being outwardly obnoxious to anyone who may think or believe differently than you do.

That's the issue with Tony's sig line: it's basically just a "This is what I believe, and I'm right, so I don't really care if it pisses you off!" attitude. And that's why it incites retaliation, even if he is weakly trying to hide it behind a supposedly "happy" message.

BTW, I've met Tony, and found him to be a reasonable guy in person. I was able to help him out with a used tire when he was stranded in L.A., and later he was able to help me out with some LT switches that I needed. As it should be in a friendly, sharing community like this one.

If we could all just understand that different people believe different things, and that's OK and it doesn't have to affect how you feel about whatever it is that you believe in, then we'd all get along a whole lot better. Pretty simple, really.

Then again, I'm just a recent SoCal transplant up here in the Great NorthWet, so I suppose that already puts me in a "different" category . . .
Indeed, Ken, when I recommend this site to others and try to convey the sense of communities and kinship imbued innit, I often tell the story of how you saved my bum that day many years ago. I remain ever grateful to you and the many who have been there over the years in one way or another.

You may be a SoCal transplant to the Pacific Northwest, but remember that I am a SoCal native myself. We just have different views, and that's ok. Neither is more "correct" than the other, and that is fine with me.

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There are many things that we agree on, including the fact that this community is filled with great people of good intentions, who have been helping each other for years with their BMW motorcycle and other issues that you can file under "friendship".

I apologize to the forum for venting my frustration. I said what I had to say, and Meese summarized it well. I have nothing more to add. Let's get back on track about GPS / Phone waterproofing and navigation.
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It was good to meet you way back then, Tony. I always like putting faces to names, which is why CCR is always fun. It's one reason why this forum has developed into such a solid community, which we have built up to share our common love of riding with members and friends from all over the world.

Hell, I haven'y owned an LT in years, but I still like to check in here daily to keep tabs on my friends from far and wide.

I do appreciate that you've edited your sig line to remove the snarky intro. Thanks for that.

I figure everyone is allowed to believe in whatever makes them happy. I just prefer that we all let each other do the same, even if those opinions happen to differ from our own.

Wouldn't the world be a boring place if we all thought and acted and spoke exactly the same . . .

Enjoy the holidays, my friend.
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Its all about educating the consumer and giving options...
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