Global positioning systems (GPS) can be used for a variety of reasons – from riding and driving to hiking and traveling. But no matter what the reason, a GPS is a useful tool that will keep you informed about where you’ve been, where you are, and where you’re going.
While mounting a GPS system on your motorcycle may not seem very practical, there are many options to choose from that will make it easy for you to keep your eyes on the road, while maintaining your sense of direction. Here are a few tips and tricks to consider when installing a GPS on your bike:
- First, look for a GPS specifically made for a motorcycle to ensure that you have the correct mounting system and necessary hardware to install it on your bike.
- Make sure your GPS is weatherproof and shock resistant so that it is able to withstand bad weather and dangerous road conditions while still giving you an accurate reading of your current location.
- There are also many other details to consider when choosing a GPS. Check online and in-store reviews for one that is easy to use and has good mapping capabilities. It should also have a strong battery life, a large memory capacity, good reception in the woods, solid manufacturer support, and of course, a good price.
- Once you’ve settled on a model, make sure your GPS is mounted in a way that makes it easy for the rider to read. Mounting your system in the proper location will make your GPS more of a tool, and less of a distraction.
- If you don’t want to take your eyes off the road to look at your GPS, you can sync a Bluetooth headset to your system and have your directions read to you instead. Just make sure it will work for you while you’re in the middle of riding, or pull over to listen to the directions.
- Motorcycle GPS navigation can make the difference between adventure and disaster. In the event of an accident when you’d need to call for help, you will be able to provide emergency services with a more accurate location of your accident.
- Also, instead of just simply following a road or trail, you can plan and plot trips on your home computer, download the routes to your GPS, and then use it to guide you to trails and roads you have never experienced before.
Installing a GPS is a great way to enhance your bike while also adding a new dimension to your rides. The benefits are countless, and the installation process is usually pretty simple. So, if you’ve ever found yourself lost on the road or are just looking for another way to map your rides, consider mounting a GPS onto your motorcycle.