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

When to Replace an Old GPS

A GPS, especially ones made for motorcycle use represent a significant investment.  You want it to last as long as possible but nothing lasts forever.  When is it time to replace an old GPS? We’re going to discuss how to potentially increase the useful life as well as when to replace an old GPS.  Don’t run out to buy a brand new motorcycle or car GPS before reading this through because there might be an easy fix. Software can be upgraded, maps can be refreshed, and sometimes hardware can even be fixed.  We’ll show you how that’s done. How to … Read more

How to Use a Motorcycle GPS in a Car

Let’s face it.  A motorcycle GPS is expensive.  Especially for a device that will only be used part time.  It’s time to go full time.  At least in terms of driving.  We’re going to show how to use a motorcycle GPS in a car. Garmin was the first to think about doing this.  As part of the first generation was the Garmin Zumo 550.  You could use this motorcycle GPS in a car right out of the box.  The initial purchase included a special mount and DC power cable specifically for use in a car.  In fact, that’s the Garmin … Read more

How to Select the Best Motorcycle GPS

Not all motorcycle GPS devices are the same.  In fact, not all GPS devices are made for use on a motorcycle.  We look at the most important features to help you decide which is the best motorcycle GPS for you. There are a lot of different features on a GPS.  Some are absolutely required while others are unneeded and simply add to the price unnecessarily.  You would be surprised, at times, how little you get for an additional $400.  Having a list of the important features to you can result a fairly significant cost savings and better ownership experience. So let’s … Read more

Garmin Zumo Versus TomTom Rider Motorcycle GPS Comparison

Garmin and TomTom are the most prominent GPS players.  It’s been that way for many years.  Garmin has a larger presence in the US and TomTom is larger in Europe.  However, both are worldwide brands with a good presence in North America, Europe and Australia.  What’s the difference?  We look at a Garmin Zumo versus TomTom Rider motorcycle GPS devices. Both companies have been making GPS devices for motorcycles for over ten years.  Plenty of time to get their acts straight.  For the most part, both have done a splendid job of giving riders what’s needed to see where you’re going. … Read more

Why is a Motorcycle GPS so Expensive?

Today, we answer the question of why is a motorcycle GPS so expensive. There are a lot of types of GPS devices.  Most common are the ones that are made for a car.  These models are well known and some examples include the Garmin Nuvi, Garmin Drive and TomTom Go series of GPS devices.  A car GPS has a few things in common.  Most notable is the maps and hardware are made for use within a vehicle.  The other notable commonality among GPS devices made for car use is the lower price. A motorcycle GPS is different from a car … Read more