Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Tucson, AZ, USA
Re: Bought latest BMW GPS but screen is N/G
From what I remember the 350 is very different from the 600 series units.
I was considering getting a 350 to replace the 665LM I have sitting in it;s box. But I could not find any user reports. I figured that was because the 350 is priced higher than the 665LM.
I've put a few thousand miles on a 665 and not had a problem reading the display. But mine was mounted on a shelf over the dash-board gauges.
I bought a refurbished auto unit last Dec and have been using that for now (not much rain here in Tucson)--haven't had a problem reading that display either.
Right now I'm leaning towards buying auto units, and putting them in waterproof cases. If I chew up one unit a year for a few years, someone might come up with a unit actually designed for mc use--ever look for the button that finds the route with the best twisties? Whenever I see the statement designed by mc riders for use on a mc, I chuckle and wonder what type of bikes they ride where the same route selection for autos works for their riding style?
I waiting for the back-up camera to arrive, and waiting for the display.
here again the displays are so cheap, I figure I can chew up one a year and still be ahead in terms of safety.
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