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post #1 of 9 Old Feb 14th, 2012, 5:26 pm Thread Starter
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Garmin Nuvi 2595lmt???

I need to replace my GPS. Would love to have a Montana but out of price range. I am looking at the NUVI 2595lmt for about $250. It looks good and has some nice features. It is not waterproof and it's primary use will be on bikes. With my last one I always carried a sandwich bag to put over it in light rain and put it in tank bag in heavy rain. I guess what I am asking is can I use a Nuvi on the bike and does anyone have any experience wih this model?
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Re: Garmin Nuvi 2595lmt???

I used a Garmin Nuvi 2500 series one summer on my K75RT, can't recall the exact model... only lasted a few trips until I lost sound from it, the solder points for the speaker and headset jack just didn't hold up to the vibration. So if you go this route make sure your mount buffers the vibration to the Garmin or you'll have a short use like I did.

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Re: Garmin Nuvi 2595lmt???

I hadn't thought about vibration. I do see some ram mounts for NUVI gps's.

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Re: Garmin Nuvi 2595lmt???

I just bought a Garmin 2720 from EBay, looks like the same guy has another 2720 and a 2820 for sale, the 2720 I got for 199 is in great condition with current maps, might want to check it out... These are bigger units, but water proof and ruggedized for MC

http://www.ebay.com/sch/nandyesc/m.h...id=p4340.l2562

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Re: Garmin Nuvi 2595lmt???

Greetings all

I've been using a Nuvi 760 for quite a long time without any dramas what so ever. Yes, I go the sandwich zip lock bag when required, but here in Australia, we don't get much liguid sunshine. Now I've progressed up to the Nuvi 1490T....five inch screen, faster processor and an awesome unit. I have RAM mounted it on top of my clutch M/C as I did with the Nuvi 760 and simply love it. The Zumo models have way too many limitations with the exception of course, its waterproofing. However this alone would not make me purchase one and then put up with its many shortcomings. Nuvi for me...anywhere, anytime.

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Re: Garmin Nuvi 2595lmt???

I found this on German Amazon , but it should be available in the US too. Far exceeded my expectations. It is very solid made, installed easy in my case, and seems waterproof. Using the touchscreen with gloves works reasonably well. I am using a regular TomTom.

http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B003...00_i00_details
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Re: Garmin Nuvi 2595lmt???

Garmin Nuvi 1390 works very well, touch screen, lifetime upgrades and best of all on sale at Costco for less than $150. I don't worry about vibration on the LT and it rarely rains in our desert climate.

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Another alternative, Nuvi 500/550... it is motorcycle waterproof, smaller screen, no audio out, but there's a hack for that.

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Re: Garmin Nuvi 2595lmt???

While they don't have the LMT feature have you considered the Nuvi 500/550 and the Zumo 220? Shopping around can get you the Nuvi for about the same price you're looking at and the unit is "motorcycle friendly". The Zumo 220 is sold by Garmin as a motorcycle unit and comes with the mounting hardware, wiring and Mapsource DVD. The Zumo 220 has Bluetooth for audio on directions only.
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