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Old 12-11-2007, 04:36 PM   #1
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thinking about a gps

I just got a new 4door Wrangler.
I'm thinking about either a Garmin Street Pilot 2820 or Zumo 550.. both are water proof, have XM integrated and have Bluetooth connectivity for my cell phone.. And both have mounts for motorcycles. I was planning on buying two harnesses and moving it back and forth between my touring motorcycle and my 4 door Wrangler.

Anyone have either of these units?
And, my dash has the bluetooth buttons on it (u-connect?), but I didn't get that option, does the jeep still have the bluetooth microphone installed somewhere or can I get and install the factory mic, and where would it be installed..?

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Old 12-19-2007, 04:17 PM   #2
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The Zumo comes with both motorcycle mount and a car mount. Its a good unit.

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Have a Zumo 550 and use it in the JK and on the motorcycle. The motorcycle mount is intended to be wired to the battery, while the car mount has an accessory plug. I snipped the wire on the motorcycle mount and added an accessory plug as my 2-wheel ride has an accessory outlet. Easy swap betwwen the 2 vehicles and the car mount attaches to the windshield or a vent. I use the windshield mount and it works very well. The touchscreen works even with gloved hands. The Zumo includes both bike and car mounts.
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Have a Zumo 550 and use it in the JK and on the motorcycle. The motorcycle mount is intended to be wired to the battery, while the car mount has an accessory plug. I snipped the wire on the motorcycle mount and added an accessory plug as my 2-wheel ride has an accessory outlet. Easy swap betwwen the 2 vehicles and the car mount attaches to the windshield or a vent. I use the windshield mount and it works very well. The touchscreen works even with gloved hands. The Zumo includes both bike and car mounts.
Great info, thanks.. I think as soon as the holidays are over I will have to allocate some funds for one of these.
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Old 12-19-2007, 09:28 PM   #5
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I've thought about the GPS thing also, but hate have somthing that's in the car that's so easy to steal most of the year with the top off.
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Old 12-19-2007, 09:57 PM   #6
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I've thought about the GPS thing also, but hate have somthing that's in the car that's so easy to steal most of the year with the top off.
That's why one should get a handheld like a 60CSX instead of a more permanent mounted one like a street pilot etc.

I've used the 60 cs for a few years in a few vehicles. It works great and i can take it out and slip it into my pocket if I need to.
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Old 12-20-2007, 08:42 AM   #7
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IMHO you can't go wrong with a garmin.
I agree with the portable that can be easily removed and taken with you.
Although not waterproof, the Garmin Nuvi series are great and the price has come down.
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Old 12-20-2007, 04:55 PM   #8
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That's why one should get a handheld like a 60CSX instead of a more permanent mounted one like a street pilot etc.

I've used the 60 cs for a few years in a few vehicles. It works great and i can take it out and slip it into my pocket if I need to.

Zumo 450 and 550s are designed for motorcycles and come with car and bike mounts.. They are easily removable and small enough to put in a pocket. And water proof.. A plus if riding around with the top down and it starts to rain.
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Old 12-20-2007, 09:34 PM   #9
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I didn't have a car for over 18 months and rode my motorcycle is all weather. My Garmin 60 CS is still ticking.

I know this will shock many of you but I'd rather ride than Jeep...and I take my Garmin everywhere since I Geocache.
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Old 12-20-2007, 10:35 PM   #10
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I know this will shock many of you but I'd rather ride than Jeep....
Hijack On

No shock here - I'm the same way! Jeepin' is great, but motorcycling is my passion.



My wife will you tell you I bought a Jeep so I can have an active, expensive hobby 12 months of the year!

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