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post #11 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-24-2016, 04:30 PM
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A far as I can tell the Montana has no Bluetooth. Is that correct? If so it's a shame as that rules it out for me.



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Garmin Montana 600/650. Cheap, waterproof, shock resistant, designed for ATV and Motos. It's not as intuitive as the Zumos or Nuvi but it's very customizable for road or off road and the stock mount (Allen key lockable) is $35! Yes......you'll get one and curse the world until you figure out how it works then you'll realize it's fantastic!
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I got a brand new Zumo 665LM for USD$325

It was a big decision it's less than half the cost of the 590 for a slightly better screen and iPHone controls. I went cheapo.

Now... where do I put that stupid XM antenna?

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TOMTOM rider 400 here , only because i am used to tomtom , simple to use good for what i want from it , Garmins are better if you want to do some serious offroading i was told .
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I've been trying to decide between the 390LM and Montana 650T. The offroad crowd seem to rate the Montana 650T (and now 680T) very highly, but the big bike Adv crowd seem to favour the Zumo 390LM/590LM. I want one GPS I can use on the AT and on my dirtbike. From what I've seen the Zumo is more like a conventional GPS for motorcycles, where the Montana is going to be more useful offroad. The Montana is a bit smaller too, so will fit better on the dirtbike bars.
Pretty sure it'll be the Montana 680T for me. So far.

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Always just used my iPhone in a case running copilot, which i have to say was and is brilliant as a iPhone app.
When i bought the bike the dealer offered me a voucher as an incentive so I spanked it on a TomTom Rider 400, which is quite impressive too. Especially if i team it up with my Sena headset.
Im happy so would recommend too.
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Where do you guys get the power from from your GPSes? Do you hard wire them or use an accessory socket in the fairing?
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Garmin 590LM works well for me!
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Where do you guys get the power from from your GPSes? Do you hard wire them or use an accessory socket in the fairing?
It's way better to hard wire it in; less cable flap, plus you can use the accessory hole on the fairing to charge your phone.

Have a read here if you need more wire details:

http://www.jasonwd.com/2016/06/15/garmin-installation/

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I use a tomtom rider which is great for day to day navigation on the street and the winding roads function works brilliantly!
For off-road use it's pretty much useless since you can only plan a route by setting via points and it will calculate the route between them over normal roads.


The original software for planning is also quite rubbish, but I did find a brilliant website to make (on-road) routes extremely easily.
It allows you to set the beginning and end points and just drag the route where you want to go.
You can export the route with a few clicks directly to the tomtom device.
If the route shows differently on the device, than just ad some more via points.
It uses Google maps and is free!
www.motogoloco.com


If you're doing more than 10% off road riding I think something like the Garmin Montana would be better.
For day-to-day navigation the tomtom rider works a bit better than the Garmins I've used.


Ps. I've used a trippy GPS for an off road ride a couple of months ago and that worked brilliantly.
It gives you road book style icons for navigation, but the newer ones can do normal navigation as well I'm told.
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