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post #1 of 5 Old Sep 10th, 2008, 9:08 pm Thread Starter
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Exclamation Warning: GPS needs to be more than just waterproof!

My wife bought a Nuvi 360 for me last year, as I travel a lot on business. I "easy-on, easy-off" mounted it to my BMR Co-Pilot shelf knowing that if it should start to rain, I would need to cover it, as it is not waterproof...

Used it on the bike for several thousand miles, and it stopped acquiring satellites. Upon further review, the Nuvi 360 is not rated for motorcycle due to not being waterproof, and not being vibration rated for a motorcycle (or marine use, for that matter) as well.

Oh well, live and learn!

The moral of this story is: make sure your GPS is vibration rated as well.

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Re: Warning: GPS needs to be more than just waterproof!

what??? you didn't mount it on a HD!!!!! LT's dont "vibrate"...!!!!

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Re: Warning: GPS needs to be more than just waterproof!

I just could not bring myself to pay the going price. Bought a TomTom (not a Rider which is their motorcycle rated unit) off Craigs List for $150.00. Mounted it with a Ram Mount and 12,000 miles later no problems at all. Just got lucky maybe. I actually am ready for it to fail since I want to move to an UMPC.

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Re: Warning: GPS needs to be more than just waterproof!

I also have a TomTom One mounted on a Ram mount sitting on the BMR shelf. Got it last year after Thanksgiving for $150.00 and it's worked really well. I like the battery backup so I can take it in to wherever I am to play with different roads. Neat little unit.
I also have the Special Order Limited Production Custom Fit TomTom Brand Rain Cover (OK, OK Ziplock sandwhich baggie) for bad weather.

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Re: Warning: GPS needs to be more than just waterproof!

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I also have a TomTom One mounted on a Ram mount sitting on the BMR shelf. Got it last year after Thanksgiving for $150.00 and it's worked really well. I like the battery backup so I can take it in to wherever I am to play with different roads. Neat little unit.
I also have the Special Order Limited Production Custom Fit TomTom Brand Rain Cover (OK, OK Ziplock sandwhich baggie) for bad weather.
WOW... That's the same "custom rain cover" I used on the Nuvi.

I can get a used 2720, or 2820 for a pretty good price, so I will just get one for the bike now. The Nuvi (which they are going to repair under warranty... I "forgot" to mention that I was using it on a bike, and they forgot to ask) I will continue to use on business trips.

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