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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old May 24th, 2006, 8:34 pm Thread Starter
 
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I'm a new BMW owner with the purchase of a new GT (blue) from my local dealer. I've been riding Harley-Davidson exclusively until now, but was smitten with what the German engineers had to offer. I only have a couple of hundred miles on the bike so far, but I can say without hesitation that I love it. It's a completely different riding style for me. I still have, and love, my "day-cruising" harley, but this new GT is easily becoming my long-range bike of choice.
I've decided to outfit my new bike with a GPS unit, and I think that I've settled on the new Garmin 2820, which is to be available this June. This new unit has Bluetooth capability so that one could use a compatable mobile phone through the speaker/headset operations.
I'm wondering if there is anyone who currently does this with other gps units (Tomtom, other Garmins, etc.) and if it's a usefull or dangerous tool? Usually I wait until a rest or fuel stop to check my voicemail, but answering on the fly sounds interesting.
Looking forward to some warm riding weather this holiday weekend. And if not, I'll heat the grips.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old May 24th, 2006, 8:49 pm
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Usually I wait until a rest or fuel stop to check my voicemail, but answering on the fly sounds interesting. .
You're kidding, right ??

Surely if you've spent ANY time at all on a motorcycle you've had to dodge the
brain dead idiots talking on their cell phones.

And you're thinking about becoming one of them ?? :wtf

Oh... and welcome aboard.

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I'm a new BMW owner with the purchase of a new GT (blue) from my local dealer. I've been riding Harley-Davidson exclusively until now, but was smitten with what the German engineers had to offer. I only have a couple of hundred miles on the bike so far, but I can say without hesitation that I love it. It's a completely different riding style for me. I still have, and love, my "day-cruising" harley, but this new GT is easily becoming my long-range bike of choice.
I've decided to outfit my new bike with a GPS unit, and I think that I've settled on the new Garmin 2820, which is to be available this June. This new unit has Bluetooth capability so that one could use a compatable mobile phone through the speaker/headset operations.
I'm wondering if there is anyone who currently does this with other gps units (Tomtom, other Garmins, etc.) and if it's a usefull or dangerous tool? Usually I wait until a rest or fuel stop to check my voicemail, but answering on the fly sounds interesting.
Looking forward to some warm riding weather this holiday weekend. And if not, I'll heat the grips.
Welcome. Check out what you can do with autocom at http://www.autocomamerica.com/ .
I bought one for my bike a month ago and so far it's great. I don't have it connected with my cell phone because I don't want it to be, but it's great for rider-passenger commo. I haven't tried bike-to-bike. Oh, and keep the Harley. It's a great ride.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old May 24th, 2006, 9:14 pm
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Wecome to the cult Finn. Use to own a 03 Harley Screaming Eagle Road King along with my 04 GT bimmer. Sold the Harley because I NEVER rode it. Great bike to look at but I wanted to ride not look.

FYI the SE Road King could not even touch the ride quality along with straight in line power of the GT. Can't ride with my Harley friends any more. Not because they won't ride with me but they get tired of playing catch up all day long.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old May 24th, 2006, 9:36 pm
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Congrats on your new toy. I espeically like your color choice and predict it will be the stealthiest color.

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