I'm just guessing.
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Ok, looking at Radio Shack website for a GPS I noticed they had where you could click to look at a selection based on it being for a "Car" and they have some very inexpensive choices.
When I clicked for a selection based on it being used for a "Motorcycle" the prices jumped several hundred dollars.
Is there really enough difference in using one driving a car than using one while driving a Goldwing to cost so much more???
Or where they thinking of trail \ off road rough riding perhaps????
Thanks for your comments....
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I'm just guessing.
Size maybe,I think I saw one a guy bought for his Harley was about 1/2 the size I have in my car
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Because it has "Harley-Davidson" stamped on it?
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What are you looking for? A GPs for your car of your motorcycle?
I have both, I use a Garmin 60CS for my off roading, but I think it does have some city strrets with more available if I wanted them, then I have the Garmin street pilot c340 for my car that I bought refurbished off ebay. I did not pay more than $150 for either of them...
Your paying extra for water proofing, anti vibration, UV resistant screens ect...
My guess is if you bought a cheeper unit you would be replacing it in a couple of months even if you managed to stay out of the rain, depending on how much you ride of course.
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You need to find one that you like that will do what you want for your best price. shop the entire WWW before you buy. I have had good luck on ebay. I prefer the garmins as do a lot of folks I know but that does not mean they are the best.
When you find one you like go to this site and see if they have a mount for it:
RAM Mounting Systems, Inc.
I have bought a few mounts from them and they are nice.
If you decide you just want to "bite the bullet" on price, the Garmin 60 C(S)x is one of the best systems currently on the market. The Cx model would probably satisfy your needs.
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If you live in an area that gets a lot of rain you can put a plastic bag over the gps to keep the water off of it.
Ditto on the RAM MOUNT.
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I currently own a Garmin 60c that I use off roading and a refurbished garmin C340 that I bought off ebay from this same guy:
GARMIN STREETPILOT c340 AUTOMOTIVE Talking GPS V9 Maps - eBay (item 160264672649 end time Jul-24-08 1124 PDT)