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- Subject: Re: GPS
- From: Robert Silas <robert.silas@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 03 Dec 2003 00:01:15 -0500
Thanks for your thoughts.
The problem with GPS and aftermarket shocks is that by the time you find out
if you like the product you spent a lot of money for non-returnable items.
I know that this is the case whether you buy a pair of skis, a new car and
many other things. Sometimes I bought things (inexpensive ones) just to
find out what is what I do not want to buy ....
The reason I want to improve my RS (it's good as is!!) that this is my last
expensive bike, in my case this is a life time bike (unless I smash it up).
The many modifications I did on this bike are not the ones I want to repeat
on another one.
- ----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, December 02, 2003 7:59 PM
Subject: Re: GPS
> In a message dated 12/2/2003 1:42:42 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> > Thanks for the help. As I pointed out earlier I am a
> > rookie on the subject
> > of GPS(s) and I will have to study the subject.
> I too was worried about reading off the GPS at speed, and it did take some
getting use to. I have a street pilot b&w and find it very easy to use and
> A few things perhaps that will help.
> If you pre-plot your route you are only looking briefly at turn directions
and they are very intuitive. you can set it up like a map or in road sign
mode and it is a lot like driving on the interstate looking for your exit.
> In plain map mode you don't really "read" the maps as you more develope a
feel for where you are in the world. It is hard to explain but the GPS
become a very transparent tool once you get over the Awe of the device. I
drive with it no all the time and it is not more difficult to read than the
speedometer or tach. It is just displaying roads and information, you can
interpet it as you want.
> There is however an real learning curve on them and to use one on a moving
motorcycle takes some time to learn. And you should keep it simple unless
you are stopped.
> I know one thing, I don't want to be without one.
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