Ok, not photography, but wasn't sure where else to put this.
Looking for best way to do GPS on motorcycle. I have a Suzuki Boulevard C50T and want to do trips on it. Anyone out there have any experience w/ GPS on bikes?
I have had several gps units on my bike. I also ride a suzuki. Travel on it all the time. I use a Garmin 2610 on a ram mount. I also have xm radio and run them thru a mix-it II. Pictures on my blog. If you have more questions let me know and ride safe.
I have some other photos of bike with gps if you want to see them.
Do you run it then through your helmet for sound? I can use the Rammount on our cups. Yes I would like to see your set up if possible. Thanks!
I will try to find the link on AdvRider that show the set up or you can look thru my blogs and see all the photos. I use rem mounts and they worked well. I was also able to get the GPS up hi so I could see it. I run the sound using Skull Candy headphones ... good sound. I also had some molded ones that I loved but they got messed up when I totaled the Shadow. I am ordering new. I ended up adding XM radio and run both thru a Mix-it II amp ... works great, but you can plug strieght into the GPS.
They have a set up at the Suzuki shop that can run through your helmet. It is about $209 for that one through. And it will pick up your phone so you can talk and hear. It also gets it so that it isn't stuck in your ear, but speakers in the helmet. Little spendy, but it might be worth it. I will have to save my pennies to get this going.
Yea ..things can get pricey.
Saw your comment on the buffalo. I rode the park in September. It was so frustrating because tourists would stop in the middle of the road to get a picture of a buffalo that was right next to the road. Ok, it wasn't just frustrating it was really freak out scary! One of them I could see his eye twitching as he was watching me. I could not gun it to get around them as I had other bikers behind me and I did not want them to get hurt either. There I was the size and speed of a bear, which made me a threat and they were making me stop! All I could think was, "No really I am a rock, a noisy rock, pay no attention to me!"
Another time there was a whole herd of them w/ a cow nursing her baby next to me. Momma cows are very protective of their babies and I did not like that one either. Not to mention that the bull was standing in the road trying to get his cows across the road.
I would have loved to see that!
If I had not been so scarred, it would have been more fun LOL
Well the suction cup did not work. I would have had to put a plug in the wires to be able to release it from the rest of the bike and there are about 28 wires in there. The guys told me that the vibration after soldering it would cause it to break. So I now have it on my handle bars.
Got to use it on my trip to Boise and it worked well. There were times it was not sending to my helmet correctly for phone calls..... Yes I can get calls on my bike. But in the mountains reception is about nil.