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Re: 2008 Concours 14 gps advice
« Reply #25 on: August 23, 2012, 12:12:25 pm »
One of the things I ran into is the XM radio.

If you use or want to use the XM antenna that connects to the GPS, only the Zumo 660 will play it through Bluetooth.

I've really liked my 2820, but next will most likely be the 660 for me.

The 660 doesn't have XM, the 665 does
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Re: 2008 Concours 14 gps advice
« Reply #26 on: August 23, 2012, 01:38:26 pm »
One of the things I ran into is the XM radio.

If you use or want to use the XM antenna that connects to the GPS, only the Zumo 660 will play it through Bluetooth.

I've really liked my 2820, but next will most likely be the 660 for me.

The 660 doesn't have XM, the 665 does

Correct. The Zumo 665 comes with the GXM40 which is the latest XM antenna. Mine has been trouble free, unlike the old GXM30a antennas, which were more likely to fail than work.

I use a GlareStomper on my 665 and that makes it easy to see all the time. The Concours 14 has enough wind protection to make it work, it would not work on my ZX14.
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Re: 2008 Concours 14 gps advice
« Reply #27 on: August 23, 2012, 05:19:58 pm »
One of the things I ran into is the XM radio.

If you use or want to use the XM antenna that connects to the GPS, only the Zumo 660 will play it through Bluetooth.

I've really liked my 2820, but next will most likely be the 660 for me.

The 660 doesn't have XM, the 665 does

Correct. The Zumo 665 comes with the GXM40 which is the latest XM antenna. Mine has been trouble free, unlike the old GXM30a antennas, which were more likely to fail than work.

I use a GlareStomper on my 665 and that makes it easy to see all the time. The Concours 14 has enough wind protection to make it work, it would not work on my ZX14.

I knew it was one of them.

I have not had any issue with my GXM30 antenna.  Mine has been with the 2730 I started with and I just plugged it into the 2820 I have now.  I think I'm going on 3+ years of it sitting in the weather and all that.  And I bought it used as the 2730 wasn't new anymore 3 years ago.

Does the GXM40 do anything different?  Is it smaller?
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