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I checked at Cabela's on the price of a Zumo 550, and about tipped over. What is the least expensive GPS I can get for my bike, and can I have the voice commands come through the headset?
 

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A factory refurbished (full 1 year warranty, same as new) Garmin 2720 (no frills, waterproof, built for m/c use, build your routes on PC & download (holds 50 routes) or point-to-point on the touch screen) with a cellset from J&A or other vendors. The 2720 $110 - 125 and the cellset ?? ($140??).
 

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JUST GOT MY 2720 FROM Tiger gps.com for $109.
Paid 900. for my first 2720 4 yrs ago
 

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JUst got a refurbished Garmin Quest this past week for $74.00 with 1 year warranty.

It's a bit small but plenty big enough for me. I have another one i used for 3 years before it went on the blink.
 
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I just bought another 2720,,I sold my previous model when I sold my FJR. I like the built in NAV fine but had to be able to program routes and the 2720 is perfect for that. They can be found for 110.00 refurbished with the 2008 maps and a 1 year warranty.
 

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Just got a Garmin 2820 for $245 brand new with latest maps from getfeetwet.com.
 

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A factory refurbished (full 1 year warranty, same as new) Garmin 2720 (no frills, waterproof, built for m/c use, build your routes on PC & download (holds 50 routes) or point-to-point on the touch screen) with a cellist from J&A or other vendors. The 2720 $110 - 125 and the cellist ?? ($140??).
+1 here. I have a 2610 and I got a 2720 off of Ebay for $120. They said it was a refurb, but I think it was a brand new unit that they call refurbed so they can blow them out as cheap as they want to without pi$$ing off the dealers that paid way more for them at wholesale. As far as the voice commands go you can get a MC kit from Garmin that has the mounting bracket and 12 volt cord with a earphone jack in it. I've got maybe 25K miles on my 2610 without any voice commands at all and believe me, you can get by without it very easily. A lot of times when I use the Garmin in one of my cages, I turn the volume down so I don't have to hear it. IMHO voice commands aren't really that necessary.
 

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I checked at Cabela's on the price of a Zumo 550, and about tipped over. What is the least expensive GPS I can get for my bike, and can I have the voice commands come through the headset?
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Refirbs are the way to go. I got a 2730 for $185 shipped.

2730 has most all the extras that the Zumo 550 has (except the blue tooth capability) and the 2730 comes with the GXM30 XM satellite radio antenna (GXM30 $250 new from Garmin). Some dealers sell the 2730 "de-bundled" (w/o the GXM30 XM antenna) for some less. Check ebay: http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?from=R40&_trksid=m37.l1313&satitle=garmin+2730&category0=

or Get Feet Wet $245:
http://getfeetwet.com/products/SKU-010-N0408-02-Garmin-StreetPilot-2730-(Factory-Refurbished)__010-N0408-04.aspx

If you want a new Zumo 550, check www.gpsdiscount.com www.gpscity.com or www.getfeetwet.com; they all discount the prices.

The advantage of the 2730 is that you can plug it direct into the 1800 sound system (Aux input) and listen to MP3 recordings, XM radio and hear your voice directions as well.

As rickathome said above, you can get by w/o the voice commands, but it does make it nicer in heavy traffic.

Good Luck!
 

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I'm in the refurb camp also with a 2720 which has substantially replaced my 2610. I also run parallel with a 60CSx because of it's route tracking capability (virtually unlimited as it saves daily tracks to the micro SD card).
 

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I have a Magellan 2200T for about 2years and over 20,000 miles between being on the bike and in a work truck. It has operated great. A friend of mine dropped his off the bike and still worked fine. It died the second time he dropped it after he ran over it. The bracket was broke and he didn't notice it.

The 2200T is water resistant and is tuff like the Zumo. I have another friend that was on a trip with another person that had a Zumo and the Zumo guy complained that the Magellan worked better. It will last about 8 hours on a charge or you can plug it in.

The one I have was refurbished and you can buy them for about $80.00. If you want, you can do the upgrade from Magellan for $80.00 and make it like a 2500T that lists for $399.00

Just some info on another GPS to look at.
 
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