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post #1 of 27 Old 06-26-2008, 03:34 PM Thread Starter
 
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Garmin Zumo 550 install

on my 04 919:

i hard wired it to the battery using some O terminals and tucked the wire in along the edge of the tank. not really secured but no sharp parts there, just heat.

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post #2 of 27 Old 06-26-2008, 04:40 PM
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Very nice. My GPS is a Garmin c330 and it's seen better days. The Zumo is the heir apparent! How do you like it? Does the touchscreen work well with gloves? How do you like it as an mp3 player? Any idea how long the internal battery will go?

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Great pics Martin; thanks!

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Very nice. My GPS is a Garmin c330 and it's seen better days. The Zumo is the heir apparent! How do you like it? Does the touchscreen work well with gloves? How do you like it as an mp3 player? Any idea how long the internal battery will go?
The touchscreen works great with gloves and the battery does not stay for long when off the bike. (at least mine doesn't) If you record your mp3s at a high bit rate, they sound just like CD quality and you can adjust the volume on the fly. Having the fuel gauge is nice on long trips as well. It would be nicer if the chick would give an audible warning of low fuel instead of just a pop up window.

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never ordered from them but looked like a good price compared to price grabber

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never ordered from them but looked like a good price compared to price grabber

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Be careful on the price comparisons....for instance, if you follow AJ's link, CameraAddict.com sells it for $549...but take a look at what buyers said...

http://www.epinions.com/pr-Online_St...-Camera_Addict

Its a good service to use to find low prices, but if you have never done business with them, heard of them, or know someone who has, check them out before you order.

Good luck! and Zumo 550 is an awesome unit. I have one and love it.

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Be careful on the price comparisons....for instance, if you follow AJ's link, CameraAddict.com sells it for $549...but take a look at what buyers said...

http://www.epinions.com/pr-Online_St...-Camera_Addict

Its a good service to use to find low prices, but if you have never done business with them, heard of them, or know someone who has, check them out before you order.

Good luck! and Zumo 550 is an awesome unit. I have one and love it.


I'm not defending them in the slightest!! But there are only 151 comments and how many people ever have the time or care to put good comments on sites like this?? Surely they have sold more than that but personally I wouldn't care seeing any negatives I wouldn't buy from them just one the principle of to good to be true it usually is! I personally only buy electronic stuff from places i can drive to take back or directly from major stores like JR's for instance not saying they are good or bad just big and not trying to sh.. everyone out of our money, like the earlier link i posted seems!!

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[quote=ajcombs;211801]I'm not defending them in the slightest!! ...quote]

My apologies AJ, didnt mean to imply you were. I ran into this when I bought my Zumo. Being the cheap bastard I am, I usually will buy from the lowest price vendor, but the huge difference didnt quite make sense, so I dug a lil further. Just passing along what I had found.


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Not very darn petite is that Zumo??


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How is everyone liking the Zumo? I just ordered one for $559 shipped. Seemed like a good deal. What is the process for creating routes and getting them on the Zumo? And does it work well?

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where did you order it from Ken?

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eBay

Bought and paid for last night, already got shipping confirmation.

Oh, it was $550 not $559.

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sweet! nice price. I love mine and go nowhere without it. I think you'll enjoy it.

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How is everyone liking the Zumo? I just ordered one for $559 shipped. Seemed like a good deal. What is the process for creating routes and getting them on the Zumo? And does it work well?
Thats a great deal Ken! You will love the Zumo. For creating routes: It comes with software called mapsource, so you can create the routes from your PC, then hook up the Zumo and download them in. You can also get routes from other people as .gpx files and download into your Zumo. Its all very easy and quick.

Good luck!

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I have the 450 on my 919 and love it! I use the MP3 player all the time.

I don't know my way around Chicago all that well and this little beauty really makes it a breeze for a cheese head.

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Be careful on the price comparisons....for instance, if you follow AJ's link, CameraAddict.com sells it for $549...but take a look at what buyers said...

http://www.epinions.com/pr-Online_St...-Camera_Addict

Its a good service to use to find low prices, but if you have never done business with them, heard of them, or know someone who has, check them out before you order.

Good luck! and Zumo 550 is an awesome unit. I have one and love it.
I got mine from them and while the price starts out low they are very quick to load you up with a ton of other BS - if you tell them no then they will come at you with a backorder and not ship the unit. i waited a while and kept looking after that experience. i called them again and let them sell me the Flashcard and they sent the unit right out. I have had not problems with the unit, but CAMERA ADDICT is a slimey company

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Martin - can you tell me what the thumb screw is that you replace the locking screw with? i hate that screw as it often vibrates closed and i have to get that crappy screw driver out and unscrew it to get it off the bike. even if i'm just going round town.

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http://www.boelis.nl/index_bestanden...ityscrewEN.htm

is where i got it, don't be put off by the price =] it is worth every penny

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is where i got it, don't be put off by the price =] it is worth every penny
Thanks

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Thats a good lookin' windscreen you got there Martin!

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The one thing I really don't understand is why everyone chooses the womens voice to give directions with the GPS. Who was the last women you met that know where she was going? Your just begging to get lost...!

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SO TRUE! but the English girl's voice sounds so smart

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The one thing I really don't understand is why everyone chooses the womens voice to give directions with the GPS. Who was the last women you met that know where she was going? Your just begging to get lost...!
Yep!

I just changed mine last weekend....

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I dig the zumo. I mounted mine off the clutch perch as I wanted it a bit higher and further forward (easier to see imho, plus I was using a large tank bag).



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eBay

Bought and paid for last night, already got shipping confirmation.

Oh, it was $550 not $559.
Ken,
How'd that transaction go?

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How'd that transaction go?
Well Ken??

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