art.robinson at rogers.com
Tue Oct 14 09:54:17 PDT 2008
I have the Garmin 76C which is water proof (a relative term). I designed
a mount which fits into the hex nut on the steering head and supports
the bicycle mount supplied by Garmin. I also ran 12 volts from the
battery, which makes it a bit easier than constantly feeding it "AA's".
I have pics somewhere if any one is interested.
From: David Beard [mailto:davidebeard at comcast.net]
Sent: 14 October 2008 11:30
To: gpzlist at micapeak.com
Subject: Re: Connie Anniversary
Nice set up. I'm fairly cheap, though and am hoping to find something in
the $200 or under range. Some of the guys on the ZX12r forum are running
the smaller hand held Garmin Etrex and like them. The price is nice on
them too, but obviously they don't have the features of the Zumo. The
Zumo would sure be nice, but man, I can't justify that kind of money.
Julian Solomensky wrote:
> I have the garmin nuvi 750. It's last year's model now, and can be
had for ~300 + mounts.
> It's feature set is very similar to the zumo, but route management on
the unit itself is not as robust as the zumo (550), and it lacks BT
(although there's a 760 model which has that). It is also not water
proof (I use a ziplock bag for riding in the rain). Aside from that,
you can create custom routes on the pc, then send them to the gps to be
> Also, unlike the zumo, the breadcrumb function is good for only about
800 miles before it starts overwriting the oldest. There's a firmware
hack for the 7x0 series which gives you nearly infinite breadcrumb
capability, but it's a bit involved. Not overly complicated though.
The zumo will store several thousand miles worth of breadcrumbs
> On the routing front, if you deviate from the route, the nuvi will
automatically recalculate to the next major way point (not necessarily
the next turn in your route). By keeping this in mind, and reloading
the route immediately after deviating, you can stay on course. The zumo
has a function where it will ask you if you want to recalculate or not.
If not, it will let you deviate and resume the route once you've made
your way back to some point on it [the route].
> To me, these short comings are minimal and still offset the $300 price
difference. On the plus side, the nuvi does have a 4.3" screen while
the zumo is 3.5".
> Here's some pics of my setup
> The cradle came from rammounts, while the quick release and mounting
bracket both came from techmounts.com.
> Tuesday, October 14, 2008, 9:57:41 AM, David wrote:
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