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Offline CndUltra88

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Garmin 595LM
« on: June 11, 2017, 02:11:42 PM »
My 2004 vintage HD Road Quest gave up the ghost, well actually it went awol a couple years ago and I have been debating buy a newer bike with the infotainment or buy the Garmin 595 for $390 and give it a go.
Anyone got some pros and cons?
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Re: Garmin 595LM
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2017, 02:47:59 PM »
the 595LM is a very nice unit that will WAY outperform the navigation units on these newer bikes IMO.  Not to mention it's about $25k cheaper..
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Re: Garmin 595LM
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2017, 03:40:18 PM »
Even if I was going to buy a new bagger, I would not get the overpriced nav. system. If your new Garmin takes a poop, you're out $300, H.D. nav. who knows how much and how LONG to fix? I'm not bashing HD nav, I wouldn't buy any vehicle nav.
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Re: Garmin 595LM
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2017, 03:49:11 PM »
Even if I was going to buy a new bagger, I would not get the overpriced nav. system. If your new Garmin takes a poop, you're out $300, H.D. nav. who knows how much and how LONG to fix? I'm not bashing HD nav, I wouldn't buy any vehicle nav.

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Re: Garmin 595LM
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2017, 06:52:53 PM »
Thanks guys, I knew the voice of reasoning would come through.
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Re: Garmin 595LM
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2017, 08:39:47 PM »
If it is any help, I have a 2016 Limited and still use my cheap Garmin I have had for years. The one big complaint I have with the HD GPS is you have to come to a complete stop to change you destination. I still use the HD GPS, but I will plug in the destination for the end of the day, and use my Garmin for the next stop.
I am an adult?? When did that happen, and how do I make it stop?!

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Re: Garmin 595LM
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2017, 11:27:56 AM »
My 2004 vintage HD Road Quest gave up the ghost, well actually it went awol a couple years ago and I have been debating buy a newer bike with the infotainment or buy the Garmin 595 for $390 and give it a go.
Anyone got some pros and cons?
2002FLHTCUI.
And no I don't own a smart phone .....
Rob

And where can you get a 595LM for that price?
I feel the need... for twisties with speed.

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Re: Garmin 595LM
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2017, 03:11:05 PM »
My 2004 vintage HD Road Quest gave up the ghost, well actually it went awol a couple years ago and I have been debating buy a newer bike with the infotainment or buy the Garmin 595 for $390 and give it a go.
Anyone got some pros and cons?
2002FLHTCUI.
And no I don't own a smart phone .....
Rob

And where can you get a 595LM for that price?
I missed the boat on that deal....
Sold out and something else available for a few dollars more :(
Grrr.
660 LM @ $430.00 plus tx/shipping
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Re: Garmin 595LM
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2017, 04:07:47 PM »
I gotta ask, what makes this 595LM better than the $100 Garmins?

I always buy the cheap version. I am on my third GPS in 12 years so I feel I have done alright. I know guys that buy the $500+ models and still have them fail in 2-3 years. I don't use it for any other reason that a GPS, no music, no Bluetooth and if the weather gets bad I just toss it in the trunk or put a baggie over it. Generally if it is raining the GPS is useless to me anyway as I am busy running the bike and don't take time to look at it.
I am an adult?? When did that happen, and how do I make it stop?!

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Re: Garmin 595LM
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2017, 04:28:45 PM »
I gotta ask, what makes this 595LM better than the $100 Garmins?

I always buy the cheap version. I am on my third GPS in 12 years so I feel I have done alright. I know guys that buy the $500+ models and still have them fail in 2-3 years. I don't use it for any other reason that a GPS, no music, no Bluetooth and if the weather gets bad I just toss it in the trunk or put a baggie over it. Generally if it is raining the GPS is useless to me anyway as I am busy running the bike and don't take time to look at it.

I use my 595LM on the Harley. As I have it installed I get...

Navigation
Stored music from the GPS
Full Pandora interface from my cell phone which stays in the saddle bag
Weather warnings that are ahead on my route as well as weather radar on the GPS screen
Email and Text verbally read to me as they come in on my phone
Full duplex phone calls through my stock connected helmet with JM mic. (this takes another piece of hardware I developed but works well)
Traffic warnings ahead on my route
I feel the need... for twisties with speed.

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Re: Garmin 595LM
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2017, 11:10:46 AM »
My 2004 vintage HD Road Quest gave up the ghost, well actually it went awol a couple years ago and I have been debating buy a newer bike with the infotainment or buy the Garmin 595 for $390 and give it a go.
Anyone got some pros and cons?
2002FLHTCUI.
And no I don't own a smart phone .....
Rob

And where can you get a 595LM for that price?

Having re-read the post coyote I didnt actually answer your question.
GPS Central is a mailorder outfit here in Canada and carries Garmin obviously...
Units have come and gone and I missed the deal I asked about.
Guess I'll just keep snooping on the internet and see what I find.
Again, thanks all for your advice and experience.
Rob
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Re: Garmin 595LM
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2017, 08:05:45 PM »
My 2004 vintage HD Road Quest gave up the ghost, well actually it went awol a couple years ago and I have been debating buy a newer bike with the infotainment or buy the Garmin 595 for $390 and give it a go.
Anyone got some pros and cons?

How about the 595LM gets you free map updates for life?   ...and you can get those tire pressure sensors that will let you know that piece of wood you ran over had a nail in it.... SSSSSssssssssss......!     :emoGroan:

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Re: Garmin 595LM
« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2017, 06:25:42 AM »
The Garmin 390LM is a couple hundred less.  I like the tire pressure monitoring, weather and shock proof, and best of all the crooked road route planning.

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Re: Garmin 595LM
« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2017, 04:35:48 PM »
Gonna jump in on this thread as I need a new GPS since my 550 died.
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