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post #1 of 3 Old Apr 20th, 2008, 7:41 pm Thread Starter
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Decent GPS besides Zumo?

Just got a used R1200RT and want a GPS that ideally I could use in the car and on the bike. I believe the Zumo 550 would be the ideal, but I'm just not ready to drop $700 on a unit. Are there any reasonably good alternatives?

Doesn't have to be waterproof, and I don't want it to do anything but give me directions. The closer to the $200 price point the better. Does such a system exist, or am I being unrealistic?

Thanks for any sugestions.

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post #2 of 3 Old Apr 20th, 2008, 9:16 pm
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Re: Decent GPS besides Zumo?

I have a Tom Tom One that I use on my LT and in my truck. I attach it to the oddments cover just behind the stingray with the included suction cup. I added a power outlet on the right hand side-just above the rear brake lever (the wiring is already there, you just need to install the socket) and use the included power adapter. It comes preloaded with street level maps of the US and Canada and costs about $140.

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post #3 of 3 Old Apr 23rd, 2008, 9:57 pm
 
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Re: Decent GPS besides Zumo?

If you are going to mount an accessory shelf and are willing to get a cigarette lighter to BMW accessory jack converter, a Garmin Nuvi 250 would probably meet your needs. Retails for $199.99 at gpscity.com . Downside is if you are wanting to hear the voice prompts, you likely will have problems hearing them as there is no headphone/audio out jack on the 250.

Personally, I have a Zumo 450 which is, at the Canadian gpscity site, is $120.00 less expensive than the 550.
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