I'm a Canadian now living and working in southern California, and I'm new to motorcycling. This place is so big and complicated, though, I want a GPS for my street bike. The Garmin Zumo's are too darn expensive, but I'm seeing the odd Rider2 on eBay for decent prices. So I'm thinking about getting one. But I have some questions:
- I've heard about problems with the Tomtom mount. What about a RAM mount?
- If I go to a RAM (or other) mount, can I still make it charge from the bike's system (e.g. through a ciglighter adapter or straight wires)?
- I'm planning on doing some long distance rides (google "iron butt"). I'd like to be able to create a track in Google Maps or some other software, and then load it into the GPS. Sometimes, I won't want the Rider to calculate the best way to get between points; I might want it to follow the specific track I give it. Is that possible through other software or what have you?
- And finally, being from Canada, I'm probably going to ride some there, too, when I take vacations etc. Anyone with any Canadian-specific experience with this unit?