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post #1 of 11 Old Jun 25th, 2008, 4:46 pm Thread Starter
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Nuvi 760 on the LT?

I'm planning my 11,000 mile trip across all 9 provinces (yes, Nova Scotia, PEI, and Newfie included) and 25 states right now. My old SPIII simply doesn't have the memory capacity or computing power to guide me all that way. I've been afraid to mount my 760 on the bike for fear that the vibration might kill the hard drive in it. But now, I'm afraid I have to do it.

Does anyone have experience with a Nuvi on the LT for extended periods? I working up a kind of "soft mount" using heavy velcro so it's not a hard-tail mount directly to the body.

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Re: Nuvi 760 on the LT?

Bob,

I can't comment on the some of your issues, BUT, the Nuvi is NOT waterproof like the SP series! I have never been up to NS and north of there without RAIN.

My recommendation would be to get a 27xx for your trip and be happy!!

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Bob,

I can't comment on the some of your issues, BUT, the Nuvi is NOT waterproof like the SP series! I have never been up to NS and north of there without RAIN.

My recommendation would be to get a 27xx for your trip and be happy!!
Good recommendation. I have the 2720 and agree. It was flawless on my last trip from 30 degrees to 105 degress and wind and rain.

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Re: Nuvi 760 on the LT?

The nuvi does NOT have a hard drive inside, it uses flash memory. I have used my 760 on a BMR shelf on my LT for quite some time with no problems. It is right in the line of sight so you don't have to take eyes off the road. The FM transmitter is not very strong so a 3.5mm cord from the line out of the nuvi to the AUX connection in the oddments box sends the music from SD card and voices from nuvi into helmet headsets. I tapped a cigarette plug into the dash light to power it up.
I carry a medium ziplock in tank bag in case it rains.

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Re: Nuvi 760 on the LT?

Last week I did a 1,500 mile trip to the northwest area of Arkansas. I have a Street Pilot III mounted on a BMR shelf. I also took my Nuvi 350 with & kept it in the map case on top of my tank bag. I can't think of any reason not to use a Nuvi...just keep it dry.

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I'm planning my 11,000 mile trip across all 9 provinces (yes, Nova Scotia, PEI, and Newfie included) and 25 states right now. My old SPIII simply doesn't have the memory capacity or computing power to guide me all that way. I've been afraid to mount my 760 on the bike for fear that the vibration might kill the hard drive in it. But now, I'm afraid I have to do it.

Does anyone have experience with a Nuvi on the LT for extended periods? I working up a kind of "soft mount" using heavy velcro so it's not a hard-tail mount directly to the body.
I jury rigged a Nuvi 360 to my bike during my last trip because my 2820 froze up and would not boot after using the music player on it. The 360 was a great backup until I figured out how to reset the 2820 (start it holding the "FIND" button). I lost all of my user data but the 2820 came back to life.

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Re: Nuvi 760 on the LT?

Supposedly can be waterproof now... here's a link I just posted in another thread for waterproof Ram-mount box
http://www.ram-mount.com/aqua_box_mo..._box_mount.htm

I've recently bought a Nuvi760 for my partner (in-car), I've still got the good old 2610 on bike... maybe now I could pinch hers! ;-)

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Re: Nuvi 760 on the LT?

Greetings Bob.

Just purchased the brilliant NUVI 760 here in AU and have fittings for it for the cars and the LT thanks to the good people at RAM Mounts. It doesn't rain here in Australia and the NUVI gets plenty of shelter behind the big screen from bugs and dust. The best part of the NUVI is you can take it into your motel room and enter (if you haven't already) your next days riding.

With the exception of waterproofing, the NUVI 760 makes the ZUMO look very weak and under featured. Funny 'bout that, cos it is.

Go for it Bob.

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It doesn't rain here in Australia
Geez... maybe not where you live Paul! Home of bottled drinking water..
It wouldn't last a month on this side of the Great Divide

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Re: Nuvi 760 on the LT?

Personnally I love the Nuvi, although I have the Navigator III on the LT. Frankly, all my electronic gear gets covered if the rains come so doing it on the Nuvii isn't a show stopper if it was me.

The neat thing about the Nuvi is how compact it is. WOW you can throw that baby in your pocket in no time.

The map display is (in my opinion) the best on the market.
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Personnally I love the Nuvi, although I have the Navigator III on the LT. Frankly, all my electronic gear gets covered if the rains come so doing it on the Nuvii isn't a show stopper if it was me.

The neat thing about the Nuvi is how compact it is. WOW you can throw that baby in your pocket in no time.

The map display is (in my opinion) the best on the market.
I've got both a 2610 and 760. I think I prefer the 2610. I like the tab set-up that I have on the 2610, you can't do that on the 760. When you are on a route with the 760, your speed disappears and distance to next turn is in it's place. We bought the 760 because we will be going to Germany at Christmas this year and will be renting a car to get around in. Now I just need to buy the Europe maps now.

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