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I have my new 06 FJR. Now what GPS should I get?

I've been to Circuit City, Best Buy, and Ultimate electronics and so far I like the Garmin Nuvi, but It has no weather proofing.

I have several questions:

1. What model to get? (I wan't mp3 and bluetooth functionality)

2. What is the the best way to mount?

3. What is the best way to tap into power? (How hard is this for someone with no experience? Best to leave up to trained professionals?)

4. What is the best way to tie into inter-helmet communication/cell phone

4.a. Does anyone know of an all Bluetooth solution or completely wireless helmet setup?

NOTE: Pictures of mounting and mounting placement would be greatly appreciated!
 

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Time for opinions, and here are mine:
Waterproof GPS is a must. What, do you suddenly know where you're going when it starts raining? No. Get one that is a Marine unit, capable of being under water for a half hour or longer. I like my Garmin 276C, but there are other options as well. Test it with your gloves on before you buy. Also, the battery lasts six or more hours, and I've never been refused a plug-in recharge during lunch anywhere.
I don't know diddly about Bluetooth, just long-in-the-tooth. My Autocom unit has amazing sound from my Ipod, and is capable of handling a phone (if I want, which I don't), does a great job with FRS radio communication (also used by Chatterbox folks), can connect to a GPS and/or radar detector, and is bike-powered so no worries about batteries.
Lots of mounting options are out there. I don't know anything about the stem mounts and I like the RAM system a lot. It's no problem to move the GPS from my bike to the car.
As far as diddling with the bike - yeah, if you have more money than patience then definitely let a "pro" do the work for you. Otherwise, do lots of research (this is a great site to search, including links), allow at least twice the time you think you'll need and you can handle nearly any farkle you wish!
Oh, yeah. Before you do anything else put on some frame sliders!
 

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Garmin makes a model 2820, it's water proof enough. If your morocycle gets submereged for a half hour you'll have more issues to worry about than navigation.

http://www.garmin.com/products/sp2820/

J&M Corporation is developing a bluetooth adapter to work with the harnessing of their model JMCB-2003 CB/intercom/audio controller. You might want to check with J&M for it's availabity. A lot depends on your total system needs and how much money your willing to spend.

http://www.jmcorp.com/SeeProducts.asp?PF=24
This is a very good sounding unit and has a lot of versitility with the radar, navigation and cell phone harness.

http://www.jmcorp.com/NolanHelmets.asp

http://www.jmcorp.com/SeeProducts.asp?PF=08
Their Elite headset componets are the best I've heard in any helmet setup. J&M has been around for a long time. They represent the best out there.

No I don't work for them but I use their system exclusively.
 

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I've just come back from France, where I met a guy on a 2002 who'd mounted a Tom Tom on his bike. He seemed impressed with it. I don't know about MP3 but he had bluetooth (apparently Joanna Lumley had navigated him successfully around the Paris periphique)
 
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