Installation Basics for a Motorcycle GPS

So today we’re going to cover installation basics for a motorcycle GPS.  This is a good article worth reading before and just after purchasing a motorcycle GPS.  It’s going to be a lot easier to know where you’re going to put it, how you’re going to put it there, and the plan for power to the unit. Now let’s look at each topic in some depth. Location, Location, Location There are a several places popular with most motorcycle owners when it comes to their GPS.  Look at your motorcycle and figure out where it’s going to be most accessible and … Read more

How About a Carry Case for Your Motorcycle GPS?

So you have this expensive motorcycle GPS.  Do you need a carry case for it?  Maybe.  Let’s discuss the subject and then recommend a few in case you decide a carry case for your motorcycle GPS is needed. Is a Motorcycle GPS Carry Case Necessary? It all depends upon the frequency of removal.  We see some motorcycle GPS owners keep their device on the mount all the time.  Never remove it from the bike.  In that example, a carry case is unnecessary.  We wrote an article on how to deter theft of a motorcycle GPS and pointed to the number one way … Read more

How to Deter Theft of a Motorcycle Helmet

We have written a few articles on deterring theft of a motorcycle GPS and safeguarding of the accessories.  These articles turned out to be fairly popular so today we’re going to talk about how to deter theft of a motorcycle helmet. We use the word theft and prevent because if a thief really wants your stuff, they will get it.  They don’t care about breaking whatever is holding the object in place.  They will happily break the lock or bar to get to your GPS, accessories or helmet.  What you can do is make it harder for them to get … Read more

Chrome Accessories for a Motorcycle GPS

Every motorcycle GPS we are familiar with comes with black accessories.  The mount used to hold the GPS is black.  The cradle the GPS sits within is black.  Is your motorcycle black?  Probably not.  We look at some chrome accessories for your motorcycle GPS. Realistically speaking, there’s not a lot that can be done with the cable.  It’s a rubber coated cable and likely won’t be seen if tucked away. Perhaps you can spray the cradle with some chrome spray paint however many of these cradles are powered.  Mistakenly spraying the contacts with paint will render the cradle worthless and … Read more

Using GPX Files with a Garmin Zumo

GPX, also known as a GPS Exchange Format File contains waypoints, tracks and routes that can be used on many GPS models.  It’s a nice concept in that it’s intended to share mapping information between applications and devices. The GPX format was originally released in 2002 and is a standard for the exchange of GPS data.  Not all GPS manufacturers support GPX files let alone a means to transfer it to their GPS models. Fortunately, most Garmin Zumo models support GPX files.  This article will discuss what’s good about GPS, why you might want to use it and lastly, how … Read more

Navigon Cruiser Motorcycle GPS App for your Phone

Navigon was a company that made some innovative GPS devices.  Their GPS units were sold worldwide until Garmin purchased the company in 2011.  Their products stopped being offered in the United States shortly after the purchase.  Garmin has released their first motorcycle GPS app with the Navigon Cruiser.  So after a lengthy absence in the United States, Navigon is back.  It looks like this came out of Navigon in Germany as some of the documentation is still in German.  Makes sense since Navigon’s offices are still located in Germany. The design of Navigon Cruiser seems to be open to user influence as … Read more