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Re: [BMWMc] Re: Requesting GSP Waypoints for BMW bike repair shops

Jack Hawley c-hawley@xxxxxxxx wrote:

>>*This is an ill-disguised jab at BMW motorcycle GPSes,
>> which are standard
>> Garmin GPSes with the addition of BMW dealer waypoint. Oh,
>> and a roundel!
> And a cradle with big buttons and a 2GB memory card loaded
> with USA and Canada and a bracketry specific for your BMW...

That's a negative. My StreetPilot III (now discontinued) has a 256 MB memory 
limit. When it was selling, and BMW's counterpart was too, The StreetPilot 
III Deluxe was shipping with Canada and USA DCA unlock codes, and with 128 
MB of RAM (see Garmin's StreetPilot III Deluxe literature). I *believe* 
BMW's branded unit was the same in this regard. To the best of my knowledge, 
BMW's mount was designed for an RT, so it didn't fit my R1100S (other many 
other BMWs), and the BBB (Big Button Box), though a nice idea, was a 
solution to a problem than for the most part, didn't exist -- I have had no 
issues operating the StreetPilot III using the tiny buttons, even with 
gloved hands. All things considered, the BMW-branded GPS was a suboptimal 
value, but then again, BMW does not claim to deliver "the biggest bang for 
the buck."

All my observations and statements pertain only to my Garmin StreetPilot III 
and the equivalent BMW-branded GPS.

- -Steve Makohin
 '01 R1100S/ABS
 Oakville, Ontario, Canada