When I bought my used 2013 the PO left the GPS that he installed on the bike, it is a Garmin Nuvi 765, not motorcycle specific , not water proof, he used for 20,000 plus miles, I still have it and have put 40,000 plus on the bike with it installed all the time. It has worked through the Florida heat and rain, it stayed wet almost constantly on my last trip up to Ohio and back. Maybe a year or so back I thought it was giving up the ghost so picked up an identical unit off of Ebay for like $25.00, I keep it in my saddle bag as a back up. but have yet to need it.I do keep a plastic bag in the left cubby to cover the GPS when can, but with the way it rains here in Florida, often you soaked before you have a chance to think about it.When looking at posts about GPS I continually see the same GPS models mentioned.
Is there a reason why other less expensive automotive style GPS units are not used on motorcycles.
From some of the posts I have read It seem that a lot of you expect a lot of functions from your GPS units.
I would be interested in some basic functions to navigate from point " A to B" and points of interests along the way.
So why not the automotive style GPS units?
Mins is a basic unit that has Bluetooth so I can Bluetooth connect my phone to it for calls and have a thingy the PO left on the bike (Kennedy I think) , that allows the GPS directions and phone calls to come in to my headsets on the intercom. It all works pretty well.
There is one just like it on Ebay now for $25.00 plus $12.00 shipping.