can anyone recommed a decent gps unit that is $200 or less? do I need bluetooth?
I've had the same one for 3 years, mounted with a cradle and clamp from RAM Mounts. It's probably done 5000 mi on the SV as well as a bunch of time on my Kawi where I use it both as a speedometer and to keep from getting too lost. It has survived a bunch of crashes on the kawi including a couple of shots into trees, runs like when it was new even though the case and mount are a little scuffed. My worst rainy day was a 12 hr ride from the VA border to GA that was mostly in rain and some thunderstorms that even dropped a little hail, the Quest was fine.
I picked my Quest I up for around $90 reburbished on Amazon. The Quest II you will not have to load maps for detailed info though and the same size.
Ebay Garmin Quest
This is the GPS I have on my bike, its water proof, shock/dust resistant it does have turn by turn directions but idk if you can do the blue tooth thing, so no you don't need blue tooth. Its 86$ for a practically new $400 GPS, I have the same one bought from the same seller and have no problems.
And if you travel places where there aren't cell phone towers or where their signals are overcome by interference (some mountaintops)?I currently use my I phone. It works great and I travel the whole state. Refurbished 8GB units are running 100 bones. I found a motorcycle mount (yet to buy) for $85.
I've been using the Zumo450 for a few seasons now and love it (outside of a couple of times where it froze and required removing the battery to reboot it)