Subscribe Today

GPS

The general snowmobiling discussion. Discuss snowmobile tech, ask about trail conditions, talk about snowmobiling issues, whatever. Just keep it clean!

GPS

Postby mtntank » November 20th, 2001, 9:45 am

Has anyone used a gps unit on their sled.If so do they work ok? what kind do you use?Hand held or stationary?Thanks
mtntank
Member
 
Posts: 39
Joined: September 10th, 2001, 11:38 am
Location: Wi.

GPS

Postby INDY500XCSP » November 20th, 2001, 10:33 am

have a friend that used one.. had it on a 99 zr500efi..stationary mounted it withzip ties over top the speed/tach where like the vent are worked pretty good..use it alot up in the tug hill worked like a charm once we got it in..not sure what the model was...could find out if u want it was a few hundred bucks tho... -INDY
-------------
'99 Polaris INDY500XCSP bunch of red stuff<- For sale
03 Pro-XR w/600, SLP Can, C&A Trail skis, 96 Megabites,Powermadd/Rox handguards, AMSOIL,V-Force 3, PERC
INDY500XCSP
Member
 
Posts: 92
Joined: September 15th, 2001, 12:15 pm
Location: here and there..usually WNY

GPS

Postby tnt8000 » November 20th, 2001, 10:56 am

ahhh u guys are so d**n smart... i just clued in that if i wanted to see how fast my sled goes all i have to do is check my gps in the back of the sled, set it to find the top speed and go for a rip... thats awesome... now i can find out forsure!
2 sleds
30 000km combined
thats a hell of alot of real world riding!
tnt8000
Member
 
Posts: 264
Joined: May 29th, 2001, 7:18 am
Location: Ontario


GPS

Postby msoukup » November 20th, 2001, 10:57 am

a friend had a gps last year. It was a hand held and it worked great, that is until it got below 15 degrees. We had to hopld it over the exhaust pipe to get it to work, but it did work. If you are going to get one get a stationary one that is made to withstand the cold.
snowmobiling is not a sport. It is a way of life.
msoukup
Member
 
Posts: 20
Joined: October 30th, 2001, 10:12 am
Location: Piseco, NY and Dover NY

GPS

Postby stink » November 21st, 2001, 5:44 am

I have used a Garmin gps 12XL for the past 3 years in a dash mount on a polaris widetrack.I installed a 12 volt power point to plug into coming off the battery(electric start)works fine no problems down to -30 degrees celsius.On battery power it lasts approx 8 hours in the cold,it uses 4 AA batteries.
stink
 
Posts: 4
Joined: November 20th, 2001, 12:38 am
Location: goose bay nf. canada

GPS

Postby mtntank » November 21st, 2001, 8:58 am

Thanks for the help.Kids getting me one for christmas.
mtntank
Member
 
Posts: 39
Joined: September 10th, 2001, 11:38 am
Location: Wi.

GPS

Postby mtntank » November 21st, 2001, 10:04 am

When boondocking off trail with permission of coarse.would be very helpful i would think.Dont do alot of trail riding.
mtntank
Member
 
Posts: 39
Joined: September 10th, 2001, 11:38 am
Location: Wi.

GPS

Postby NHcat » November 22nd, 2001, 11:55 am

Does anyone know if there is a GPS out w/ a program to download trail maps.This would be very usefull while riding in Quebec.
NHcat
 
Posts: 4
Joined: August 29th, 2001, 12:39 pm
Location: Littleton N.H. USA


Return to SnowmobileNews Forum

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests

cron