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Home-Made Garmin GPS Handlebar Mount A possible cheap quick handlebar mount for GPS units that employ a ball and socket mounting system. Editor’s Note:  Arthur V., who wrote this article, kindly donated his honorarium to a webBikeWorld charity. The Problem I would crawl through 50 feet of half-inch garden hose full of crushed glass to …

TomTom Rider Motorcycle GPS The TomTom Rider is the first GPS designed for use on motorcycles and has just been released in the U.S.A. after its European debut. The TomTom Rider was developed from the successful TomTom GO line of automobile GPS units. The Rider features a hooded LCD display with an 89 mm (3.5″), 320 …

Never Get Lost Again. Our Editors Review The Top GPS & Navigation Units for Your Motorcycle Who needs a GPS anymore now that we all have a smartphone? It’s a good question that we often ask ourselves here a wBW. We keep coming back to the fact that dedicated GPS units have functionality that makes …

WorldNav 3500 GPS Review Part 6: WorldNav 3500 Installation & Specs wBW WorldNav 3500 GPS Review ▪  Part 1: Introduction and Details ▪  Part 2: WorldNav GPS 3500 Overview ▪  Part 3: Applications and Settings ▪  Part 4: Where To? WorldNav 3500 Navigation ▪  Part 5: Using the WorldNav 3500 ▪  Part 6: Installation and Conclusion ▪  WorldNav 3500 GPS Owner Comments  Related wBW Reviews …

WorldNav 3500 GPS Review Part 5: Using the WorldNav 3500 wBW WorldNav 3500 GPS Review ▪  Part 1: Introduction and Details ▪  Part 2: WorldNav GPS 3500 Overview ▪  Part 3: Applications and Settings ▪  Part 4: Where To? WorldNav 3500 Navigation ▪  Part 5: Using the WorldNav 3500 ▪  Part 6: Installation and Conclusion ▪  WorldNav 3500 GPS Owner Comments  Related wBW Reviews ▪  Motorcycle …

WorldNav 3500 GPS Review Part 4: Navigating With the WorldNav 3500 wBW WorldNav 3500 GPS Review ▪  Part 1: Introduction and Details ▪  Part 2: WorldNav GPS 3500 Overview ▪  Part 3: Applications and Settings ▪  Part 4: Where To? WorldNav 3500 Navigation ▪  Part 5: Using the WorldNav 3500 ▪  Part 6: Installation and Conclusion ▪  WorldNav 3500 GPS Owner Comments  Related wBW Reviews …

WorldNav 3500 GPS Review Part 3: WorldNav 3500 Applications wBW WorldNav 3500 GPS Review ▪  Part 1: Introduction and Details ▪  Part 2: WorldNav GPS 3500 Overview ▪  Part 3: Applications and Settings ▪  Part 4: Where To? WorldNav 3500 Navigation ▪  Part 5: Using the WorldNav 3500 ▪  Part 6: Installation and Conclusion ▪  WorldNav 3500 GPS Owner Comments  Related wBW Reviews ▪  Motorcycle Bluetooth …

WorldNav 3500 GPS Review Part 2: WorldNav 3500 GPS Overview wBW WorldNav 3500 GPS Review ▪  Part 1: Introduction and Details ▪  Part 2: WorldNav GPS 3500 Overview ▪  Part 3: Applications and Settings ▪  Part 4: Where To? WorldNav 3500 Navigation ▪  Part 5: Using the WorldNav 3500 ▪  Part 6: Installation and Conclusion ▪  WorldNav 3500 GPS Owner Comments  Related wBW Reviews ▪  Motorcycle …

Garmin zūmo 660 Review Part 2 Part 2: The Physical Tour The Garmin zūmo 660 is rectangular and a bit thicker than many other 16:9 style wide-screen GPS units. Smooth hard plastic and rounded edges visually streamline the device. But these same features also make it somewhat slippery…tactile material strips have been applied to the …

Garmin zūmo 660 – Part 7 Garmin zūmo 660 Installation This final part of the Garmin zūmo 660 evaluation covers basic installation of the navigation system on two Beemers in the home fleet. This includes a 2009 BMW R1200R and my 2009 BMW F800GS that is the designated test mule. BMW R1200R Installation With the …

Garmin zūmo 660 GPS Review This is an ongoing comparison of features between the newer Garmin zūmo zūmo 660 and the very capable Garmin zūmo zūmo 550. Comparing the two GPS unites reveals a few observations. The following is listed in no particular order: Garmin zūmo 660 vs. zūmo 550 Feature Differences The zūmo 660 …

Garmin zūmo 660 – Part 5: Specifications Part 5: Garmin zūmo 660 Settings The other sections of this multi-part review of the Garmin zūmo 660 includes further insight into the tools provided by the 660. Part 6 (Next) also identifies some basic differences between the 550 and the 660. Also, it lists some compatible Bluetooth …

Garmin zūmo 660 – Part 4 Part 4: Riding With The Zūmo I haven’t put the 660 through all its paces, yet. But for typical riding activities – back home in the cooling north or down here in the wetter but warmer temperatures of the south, the newest zūmo is performing quite well overall.. Snapping …

Garmin zūmo 660 – Part 3 Part 3: Where To? Selecting this icon brings a number of follow-on choices: Address, Go Home, Points of Interest, Recently Found, Favourites, Junction, Extras, Cities, Custom Routes, Browse Map and, Coordinates. To select an address, select a City in the appropriate state or country, using the icon on the …

New BMW Motorcycle Zumo Navigator GPS System Based on Garmin Zumo Ever since the introduction of BMW’s original Motorrad Navigator several years ago, sales of paper maps to BMW riders have fallen dramatically. Subsequent generations of Navigator II, Navigator II Plus and Navigator III GPS systems further revolutionized long distance route finding for riders with their fast …

Adding a Locking GPS Mount to the BMW S1000XR The fully-loaded and getting accessorizedBMW S1000XR (review) has really grown on me. As someone else noted, “riding it brings a big grin”…and I’ll add “no matter the road being travelled”. No wonder my F 800 GS Adventure is being neglected. But as good as everything is on …

New BMW Entry-Level GPS Announced September 10, 2015 (Press release edited by webBikeWorld.com) – BMW announced the new “Navigator Street” GPS today, a (supposedly) inexpensive entry-level navigation system made by Garmin for BMW motorcycles. It will be available in Europe, USA and Canada with a to-be-determined price. The new Navigator Street supplements the existing BMW …

No Cell Connection Needed: Nokia HERE Off-Line Motorcycle GPS Our article entitled “Using a Tablet as a Motorcycle GPS” has been very popular with webBikeWorld readers. It details how you can use a smartphone or a relatively inexpensive tablet as a widescreen GPS device on your motorcycle, saving hundreds of dollars off the cost of …

SPOT Trace Theft Alert Tracking Device The SPOT Trace is a small GPS tracking device used to track a motorcycle or scooter through a satellite network. If your bike is moved or stolen, a text message or email is sent and you can follow its progress using Google Maps. The SPOT Trace will also send …

Can a Tablet Replace a Motorcycle GPS? Can a tablet like the Google Nexus 7 be used as a navigation device on a motorcycle? Yes it can, but with some caveats. While it may not be the perfect solution, it is indeed a solution…and a pretty economical one at that. Screen size is just right, …

SPOT Gen3 GPS Tracking Device Review The SPOT Gen3 GPS is the third generation of a GPS personal tracking system and satellite messenger system. The SPOT GPS personal tracking system is designed to work with satellite-based communications. This means that the unit should be able to function virtually anywhere in the world, even in areas …

Contour GPS HD Video Camera Review There are lots of reasons to like the Contour HD series video cameras — size, weight, durability, ease of use and superb video and more. The Contour GPS with Bluetooth on board made further resistance futile on my part; I have been assimilated, and gladly. In an effort to …

WorldNav 3500 GPS Review wBW WorldNav 3500 GPS Review ▪  Part 1: Introduction and Details ▪  Part 2: WorldNav GPS 3500 Overview ▪  Part 3: Applications and Settings ▪  Part 4: Where To? WorldNav 3500 Navigation ▪  Part 5: Using the WorldNav 3500 ▪  Part 6: Installation and Conclusion ▪  WorldNav 3500 GPS Owner Comments  Related wBW Reviews ▪  Motorcycle Bluetooth Intercoms ▪  Motorcycle Intercoms ▪  wBW Review Index …

Garmin zūmo 660 Review – Part 1 One for the road, the zūmo 660 isn’t the “perfect” navigation device yet, but it has enough enhancements over the zūmo 550 and competitors’ products to make it a contender. The zūmo 660 is larger, brighter and the very crisp display is one of the best features for …

Garmin zūmo 660 GPS Review Part 1   Summary One for the road, the zūmo 660 isn’t the “perfect” navigation device yet, but it has enough enhancements over the zūmo 550 and competitors’ products to make it a contender. The zūmo 660 is larger, brighter and the very crisp display is one of the best …

New Garmin Zumo GPS for Motorcycles Garmin has announced the debut of the new Zumo motorcycle GPS. The word Zumo will apparently be displayed as “zūmo” in Garmin marketing literature for the product, although the product is spelled three different ways in Garmin’s own brochures for the product. The Garmin Zumo is designed specifically as …

SPOT GPS Personal Tracking Device November 21, 2007 – AdventureTRAK, Inc. has announced the highly anticipated arrival of the SPOT Personal Tracking Device. SPOT is a brand new GPS personal tracking system satellite messenger unit that is available for sale or rental. The SPOT GPS personal tracking system is designed to work with total satellite-based …

Garmin C330 GPS Review Although I hate to admit it, technology has continuously played an important role in my life. Over the past two years it has taken over my sense of reality as it pertains to motorcycling. As luck would have it, my income outpaces my common sense, so I tend to dabble in …

Custom Handlebar Mount for Garmin GPS This mount is no longer available. See our article on making your own Garmin GPS Handlebar Mount! Garmin stock has been up about 30% since the beginning of 2006 and I know why. It’s because 1) I didn’t buy any and 2) we’ve recommended the i5 to about 80 bajillion …

Garmin i3 Speaker Hack The Garmin i3 is nearly identical to the Garmin i5 we reviewed not too long ago. The i3 uses the ingenious (and tiny) TransFlash memory card for map storage, rather than the i5’s 20MB internal hard disk. The i5 is not currently available in the UK. The i3 comes with a 256mb TransFlash …

Garmin StreetPilot i5 GPS The Garmin i5 is super easy to set up and use. It makes a great all-around GPS for first-time users and for anyone who wants a very portable solution. It’s not waterproof and remote speakers can not be attached. The screen gets washed out in daylight. It weighs 6-3/4 oz. (193 …

Hot Grips for Cold Hands The Hot Grips can be difficult to install. But they work well, providing lots of heat. They include a two position switch. The draw is 15-18 Watts each at maximum power. The motorcycle riding season can be extended to take advantage of those cool, crisp late fall and early spring …

New GPS System for BMW Motorcycles Since March 2002, BMW has offered the ‘BMW Motorrad Navigator’ road navigation GPS to individuals looking for guidance on their motorcycling adventures. Now its successor, the BMW Motorrad Navigator II, is available and features key upgrades to make it an even better travel companion. Faster and better performance A …