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post #1 of 3 Old Sep 13th, 2010, 11:59 pm Thread Starter
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Garmin nüvi 2360LMT

I have a '03 K1200LT with a Navigator III. I saw the upcoming Garmin nüvi 2360LMT. Seeing the stats on https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=134&pID=87150 I was thinking of upgrading to it. My main thoughts was having; It's price at $299, The free lifetime maps and traffic, The bluetooth handsfree cell phone support and the voice recognition commands.

My burning questions, does anyone you simular technology at speed on a bike? Can these things hear the commands while traveling? Can you carry out a decent conversation at speed? I know we can adjust our windshields to give us the "bubble".

I have the bike with all it's bells and whistles, EXCEPT for the intercom system. So I need to find a decent after market headset to work with my HJC helmet and BMW without breaking the bank. But if I could simply avoid having having to use a intercom sytem for me a the wife's helmets, it'd save some money. (and wouldn't have to hear her fussing on a trip ).

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Re: Garmin nüvi 2360LMT

I'm by no means a GPS expert but just looking at the specs on the model you linked to in your post suggests that this wouldn't be a good choice for motorcycle use. It has lots of features but the two most important are missing, waterproof and motorcycle friendly. It would likely suffer a beating vibration wise and crap out after while.

There are lots of people on this site that will disagree but that's just my 2CW. me personally, I'm waiting for the Zumo 660, 665 series to come down to a reasonable level. They always do...

BTW, there is a great deal of information about the current bluetooth comm systems at www.webbikeworld.com

I decided on the Sena SMH100 model. A set of two units at www.mrhit.com set me back 268.00

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Re: Garmin nüvi 2360LMT

Thanks for the reply and info.

Honestly I never thought of the Waterproof issue, I always bring in my Nav III at night or bad weather.

As for the vibration, I live in southern Lousiana most of our roads are bumpy. I'm looking for a GPS that I can modify to use on my Bikes and also use in our cars.
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