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Has anyone used either a Strike Genius GPS (Australian made) or a Motorader MRGPS system? If so, can you give me some idea as to their performance. From what I can find out about these 2 GPS units they seem well built and purpose built for bikes as well as reasonably priced in comparison with Garmin and the like, but I can’t find any reviews for them.
 

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An update on my own post. The Striker Genius apparently is no longer in production and as for the Motorader MRGPS, I have searched high and low for some reviews and rider information on it all to no avail, so I have eliminated that from my possible list. I have ended up with a Garmin Zumo 396LMT-S for just a little more than the Motorader with lifetime map updates and a lot more.
 

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Personally, I use refurbished Garmin Nuvi at the lowest cost I can find. I then load it with Open Street Map maps since Garmin maps don't present info like lakes and rivers, forest and fields etc.

Sure they are not waterproof, but neither am I (don't like riding in the rain)
 

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I use my iPhone with a quadlock mount and I can use it in heavy rain with a poncho. Without the poncho I can charge the phone while using it. This works for me as I only need it for roads, and can download offline maps using google maps. If you're looking at doing serious off road stuff you might be better off with a dedicated GPS unit, you'll always have your phone as a backup.
 

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I decided to go with the Garmin Zumo 396 LMT-S. It is expensive compared with car GPS’s, but it is dedicated to bike needs and I like our back roads in Australia which are usually a bit gut wobbling so having the robustness of this model seemed sensible. I’m interested that yours doesn’t show rivers and lakes I have 3 Garmin’s and they all show them as well as state forests and national parks. I’ll pull the tank off tomorrow to run the wiring and see how it goes. Life time map updates with it as well. Always a new toy to play with.
 

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i bought some expensive gps systems for my other bike. but truth to be told, it is all a waste of many. just use your phone, google maps or 'Here'. I am surprised that people still use that gps crap. i think it is an American thing.
 

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i bought some expensive gps systems for my other bike. but truth to be told, it is all a waste of many. just use your phone, google maps or 'Here'. I am surprised that people still use that gps crap. i think it is an American thing.
Is it an Indian thing to be so needlessly and repeatedly offensive, Kris? You clearly are ignorant of the fact that in many areas of the western U.S. there are places beyond the reach of a cell tower, and so trying to use a phone out there to get your location or provide routing would be useless. Not to mention the fact that most good GPSs are resistant to weather, and will be, unlike a phone, less likely to die on you during a rain storm.

Listen, if at first you can’t understand something, perhaps your best course of action would be to question if you don’t yet have enough information rather than to assume that someone else is just plain stupid.
 

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i bought some expensive gps systems for my other bike. but truth to be told, it is all a waste of many. just use your phone, google maps or 'Here'. I am surprised that people still use that gps crap. i think it is an American thing.
Standalone GPS systems vs smartphone apps for GPS is an age-old argument. both have their own Pros and Cons and there are trade-offs in each depending on your use-case.

Calling a standalone GPS crap only serves to show the limitations of your worldview.
 

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Is it an Indian thing to be so needlessly and repeatedly offensive, Kris? You clearly are ignorant of the fact that in many areas of the western U.S. there are places beyond the reach of a cell tower, and so trying to use a phone out there to get your location or provide routing would be useless. Not to mention the fact that most good GPSs are resistant to weather, and will be, unlike a phone, less likely to die on you during a rain storm.

Listen, if at first you can’t understand something, perhaps your best course of action would be to question if you don’t yet have enough information rather than to assume that someone else is just plain stupid.
I would appreciate it if you did not lump all Indians in with Kris. It is offensive to me.
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I would appreciate it if you did not lump all Indians in with Kris. It is offensive to me.
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Which is why I wrote as a question, directed specifically at Kris. We need only to look to Christchurch (or Pittsburgh, or Charlotte, or Kashmir, or...) to see what offensive and ignorant stereotyping leads to.

But back to GPSs, I use an old Garmin Montana 600, hardwired to a switched power source, using Garmin’s locking mount. It has comprehensive road maps for almost anywhere there are roads on this planet, and it has served me well all over the western U.S., Canada and Mexico, as well as a four-week ride down through Patagonia. Garmin does a decent job of updating their maps, but you can also download and install maps from other sources (OpenStreetMap, etc.)
 

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On the issue of Garmin maps, they do show some geographic info (remember we are talking Nuvi models here) but they only appear at zoom levels that are impractical
.I supplement these by downloading OSM maps from a server that converts them for Gamiri GPS. Check here: Free worldwide Garmin maps from OpenStreetMap

I suppose it's a geek thing but I prefer this map format. And it's free.
 

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On the issue of Garmin maps, they do show some geographic info (remember we are talking Nuvi models here) but they only appear at zoom levels that are impractical
.I supplement these by downloading OSM maps from a server that converts them for Gamiri GPS. Check here: Free worldwide Garmin maps from OpenStreetMap

I suppose it's a geek thing but I prefer this map format. And it's free.
i am pretty upset with Germin service. i spend a lot of money on their high end gps, and I could not even update the map, and their service was failing to give me the right support. So I just put that gps in the bin, and use my phone from now on. In the times of google maps and other excellent applications who needs these bulky navigation systems? why to spend all this money? you can get 2 great mobile phones for this money. I think garmin and other companies are a thing of the past. It is my personal opinion. I know that many bikers still like to use them, like in USA.
 

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I personally use a cheap ( $100 ) ZTE android phone with a 6" screen in a waterproof case, mounted on a RAM claw mount with the rubber corner straps. I download Google maps for off line ( out of cell service areas ) and it gives me details down to single track trails and it does not require cell service to use the gps functions. So once the maps are loaded I can always see where I am at and were I want to go including GPS co-ordinate points. I have never damaged nor had a phone fail on me. I have however had 2 dedicated GPS systems fail over the years. It is also one less item I have to think about or power.



Everyone gets different results, it is always what works best for YOU that makes the difference.
 

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Has anyone used either a Strike Genius GPS (Australian made) or a Motorader MRGPS system? If so, can you give me some idea as to their performance. From what I can find out about these 2 GPS units they seem well built and purpose built for bikes as well as reasonably priced in comparison with Garmin and the like, but I can’t find any reviews for them.

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Sorry, I have not used these two GPSs. Hidden GPS has always been used, mainly to prevent theft of bicycles. I searched them and found no relevant comments, not sure if they are good things. However, from the experience of my friends, Garmin is trustworthy, and from the search results, they are popular and informative.
 

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Sorry, I have not used these two GPSs. Hidden GPS has always been used, mainly to prevent theft of bicycles. I searched them and found no relevant comments, not sure if they are good things. However, from the experience of my friends, Garmin is trustworthy, and from the search results, they are popular and informative.
Has anyone used either a Strike Genius GPS (Australian made) or a Motorader MRGPS system? If so, can you give me some idea as to their performance. From what I can find out about these 2 GPS units they seem well built and purpose built for bikes as well as reasonably priced in comparison with Garmin and the like, but I can’t find any reviews for them.
I use the Zumo. It is tougher than a phone. Completely waterproof and the touch screen works while wet and with gloves. Having a separate GPS also doesn’t drain your phone battery down saving it for other things or to use as a backup when required.
 

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I use the Zumo. It is tougher than a phone. Completely waterproof and the touch screen works while wet and with gloves. Having a separate GPS also doesn’t drain your phone battery down saving it for other things or to use as a backup when required.
I use the Zumo as well. Easy to wire and looks the most unobtrusive in my opinion. Wired it directly to the battery with a fuse, and since I don’t leave it plugged in when I don’t ride it won’t drain the battery.

Integrates nicely with my Sena and a Phone so it’s great with gloves on.

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I'm going to buy a rugged smartphone that is waterproof and then use is with Google Maps or other android apps. A reasonabli priced smartphone comes with about 150€ and has a screen much larger than any specific GPS.
 

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I'm going to buy a rugged smartphone that is waterproof and then use is with Google Maps or other android apps. A reasonabli priced smartphone comes with about 150€ and has a screen much larger than any specific GPS.
Get yourself a quadlock mount and a usb charger and you'll be all set!

I use an iphone, quadlock mount, usb charger and google maps, I also download the area of interest so that I don't need mobile data.
 

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I just bought a tomtom 500.
my previous GPS was a tomtom rider 2
I tried several places to mount the GPS so that I also could see my dashboard.
I always travel with a tankbag so the option to place it on the handlebar, right in front of me, is not an option.
I saw a solution at Wish.com and it was a device to add to one of the mirrors and hook up the GPS. So far so good. It works and I have a clear view on my dashboard
 
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