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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 03-06-2010, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
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Is it worth having a GPS on your bike? How easy or hard is it to follow when your riding?

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Gps??

Personally no. I have enough to keep my eyes on and don't feel the distraction of a GPS is worth the benefit.
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I have a portable in my SUV but would not hear it on my ride...unless I use a headset....Don't think so..

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I don't have one and probably won't! I plan my rides ahead of time and schedule a certain route to take!! To some would be helpful!!

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Maps work!

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I have one and most of the time I use it to find gas,food, ATM, etc. I frequently change the display so that it shows my speed and direction instead of a 'turn here' , 'turn there' thing. Depending on what model GPS you have/get, some of them have blue tooth capability and can be used with helmet speakers.
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if i get so lost that i need to check a map or GPS, i pull over, smoke a cigarette and bust out my trusty uber does everything but make a sandwich phone and use it to find my way. can't imagine a big flashy screen with buttons to push and so on would be a beneficial thing while ensuring you don't hit a pothole, dog, or some prick in a car

plus isn't the journey half the adventure!?

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I have a Nokia E71 phone wich has a built in gps and I bought it with the reason of installing navigation so I don't have to watch a screen all the time but I can listen to the instructions and if I don't need it I can switch to music, I haven't tried it though so I don't know if it will work.

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Looks like the consensus is a negative on a GPS. That was a gift idea from my wife (our anniversary's coming up). I'll pass on the feedback. Thanks.

For the record, I'm a map person too. Like the cellphone idea though.

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I love using it. My speedometer is on my gas tank and I have to keep looking down. The GPS is almost eye hight near my left grip. I set it on the display to show my MPH, then I'm seeing it at the same time I'm watching the road. much easier...and I use it for those time I see a road and say 'I wonder where that goes'. I take the turn and if I end up lost, it finds my way back...and its the same GPS I use in my car. I just bought the mounting bracket for the bike...
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