OK, I have stated publicly that I don't need a GPS unit on my bike. But after much bugging by my wife and friends, I am finally considering it. They think that after all those miles on a bike, I am starting to loose my mind. I don't miss it one bit.
So, I am asking for some advice from all you GPS Techno Gurus. What is available that I can easily use on my bike? I ride a 1981 R100RT. I can fabricate a mount of some sort if I have to. I don't want to leave it on all the time. I doubt that voice stuff would really be all that useful to me as I don't like earphones while riding. I don't need to have full weather capability as I have no problem putting a plastic bag over it or even just putting it in my pocket for protection. I imagine a fairly basic unit for around $200Cdn or less should suffice. But there are lot of different ones to choose from. What should I look for? Does it have to be motorcycle specific? Does it have to be hard wired or can it run fine on rechargable batteries?
I figure that if I get an inexpensive one to start with, and find that I like the idea, then maybe get a better one later on and give the less expensive one to one of the kids or whatever.
Any good info would be most appreciative, and will help my wife's frame of mind. So what if I don't find my way back from the garage some days. She knows where I am and can always send one of the dogs to come and get me.