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    Garmin Zumo 400

    A friend recently lent me his Garmin StreetPilot GPS unit and I am now hooked. Much like cell phones, I had absolutely no interest in GPS until I actually used one, now I wonder why I didn't use one sooner.

    The StreetPilot is in my price range, but it is not designed for motorcycle usage. I like the Zumo, but it seems a bit pricey. The cheapest model, the 450, I've seen from $6-7 hundred. Garmin advertises a 400 model, but I cannot seem to find it anywhere. Anyone know who this is available through, if it is available in the U.S. at all?

    Further more, if anyone has or knows how to safely mount and weatherproof a StreetPilot unit (R1100RT, K75C) that would be great as well. I am familiar with RAM mounts, but a sort of weatherproof case would be nice as that is my biggest concern.

    Any suggestions?

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    It is a European model.
    This is from the Garmin site:
    What's in the Box :
    zūmo 400
    Preloaded City Navigator? NT for one European region
    Motorcycle mount with mounting hardware
    Motorcycle power cable
    USB cable
    Security screwdriver
    Quick reference guide

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    Rally Rat RTRandy's Avatar
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    Feb 2004
    Dallas, Texas
    Cheapest I've seen for a Zumo 450 is $511.80 at PC Nation\
    Includes free Fedex ground shipping. It's water proof so that should cover that issue. I just got my Zumo 550 from them and paid $688 with free shipping. Arrived in two days.
    You might also consider the Garmin 276C which they sell for $453 . It's waterproof and has come down in price.

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    I'm pretty sure you can get a 550 for about $700--give or take. About $200 less for the 450, as the other post mentioned.

    I strongly considered both and decided to go with the 550. It comes with the car kit, which is about $100 by itself. In addition, you can add XM radio, navtraffic, and weather to the 550. I didn't think I wanted any of that, but I now have all of it and it's pretty darn cool. Give it some thought.

    376c seems to be the other strong contender. Upside, it comes with the XM antenna ($300!); downside, it has limited memory.

    Good luck with your decision. All I can tell you is that I dig my 550.

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    Registered User Greg_K's Avatar
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    Mar 2007
    Mechanicsburg, PA
    I got mine for $680 about 3 months ago.. gotta be cheaper by now.

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    Danger: Keep Back 500 Ft FredRydr's Avatar
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    Jul 2005
    central Pennsylvania, USA
    There is now an all black BMW programmed version of the Zumo. Costs a grand from your Beemer dealer.


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