I agree with Matt on this one
Last year I toured Europe with a widescreen Nuvi that was simply attached to my handlebars via a simple home made bracket and a ram mount which came with it so it literally was pop off, pop on.
I simply fed the power lead directly from my battery, under the seat, along the side of the tank where it met the fairing and secured it with a cable tie to the handlebar making sure there was enough slack to allow me to turn the bars but not too much to make sure it didn't get caught in the wind etc.
I had looked at the Garmin Zumo and TomTom Rider and to be honest the additional cost wasn't worth it to me. If you're using it on a bike day in, day out then maybe there is a good case for going the whole way and buying a proper one but for occasional touring mine worked perfectly (even in the rain even though it's not waterproof!).
And.......as it was on a ram mount I could turn it any direction if the sun was shining too brightly. I didn't listen to the woman at all, I just glanced at it every now and then and I never went wrong.
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Last edited by Chris1200; 21 May 2009 at 14:00.
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