Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Dandridge (Near Knoxville), TN, USA
I had one on my LT for three years, many, many happy miles ridden behind it. Unfortunately, I totalled the LT in 2004, moved the SPIII to my car, since sold that car and bought a Tundra truck, it now resides happily on the dash of it.
Yes, a little dated, but the only real down side is that it is slow to calculate routes, but other than that it is great. Also, entering addresses is a little slow, the newer units have much faster touch screen.
It is one TOUGH unit! Was never removed from my bike for nerly 100,000 miles, went through two bad crashes, bike nearly totaled in first one, fully totaled the second time, Garmin never hiccuped.
I recently upgraded the mapping software, and it has the latest available firmware for it.
I MAY finally retire it, as I am looking at one of the in-dash navigation systems for the truck so that I will have nav, blue-tooth, back-up camera all combined in one unit. So far, Eclipse seems to be my choice.
The Garmin will be kept around for backup, or when going somewhere where I will be using a rental car etc..
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work...I want to achieve it through not dying.
EX: '01 Black LT, BAT BYKE (Totaled at 110,000 miles)
IBA SS, BB, BBG, 10/10ths.
No bike now, but maybe in the future.