Garmin Nuvi 2557LMT, 2577LT, 2597LMT Motorcycle and Car Mounts

Garmin introduced this series of GPS devices about one year ago.  This series is among the most popular introduced in quite awhile.  Reminds of the Nuvi 200 series introduced several years ago as far as popularity goes.  These have enhanced displays with a 3-D view.  Certain models add bluetooth, lifetime traffic and lifetime map updates: Nuvi 2557LMT – This is the lowest priced model of the trio.  This includes lifetime maps and a traffic subscription.  There is no Bluetooth or voice-activated navigation. Nuvi 2577LT – No lifetime maps but it comes with a traffic subscription.  Voice-activated navigation, Bluetooth and Smartphone Link … Read more…

Choosing the Right Cell Phone Motorcycle Mount

I have walked around motorcycle rallies to check out (what else) mounts.  It’s amazing to see what people attach to their bikes and how they do it.  The most popular mounts found on motorcycles are made by RAM.  They make solid mounts which are designed to withstand the vibrations of a motorcycle.  We also see mounts from TechMount and Arkon which are also good mainstream mounts.  Amazingly, I also see iPhones attached with Velcro and twist ties.  That’s right, twist ties.  I often wonder how many phones wind up in the middle on interstate 80 when the twist ties give … Read more…

Garmin Zumo Motorcycle Mounts and Holders

The Garmin Zumo was first introduced in 2006 for motorcycles.  Garmin realized that TomTom was dominating the motorcycle spaces with their TomTom Rider and introduced these to compete with TomTom.  This line of GPS has been very popular with motorcyclists and Garmin has introduced ten  Zumo models to date.  Surprisingly, not all Zumo models come with a motorcycle mount in the box which never made a lot of sense to me.  This article will discuss mounting options for the Garmin Zumo line of GPS devices. The Garmin Zumo motorcycle mounts we will discuss in the following few paragraphs apply to the … Read more…

RAM Mounts for Handlebars

RAM Mount makes great mounts which carry a manufacturer lifetime warranty.  They make a lot of mounts.  We mean a LOT of mounts.  Sometimes the selection can be daunting and we thought a blog posting on the various handlebar models would help to highlight the different types and purposes.  Their products range from simply handlebar mounts for bicycles to metal mounts for motorcycles and ATVs. First up are the mounts most suitable for bicycles.  The RAP-274U is a simple plastic mount that fits bars up to an inch.  It will fit RAM’s cradles that use the two hole diamond adapter … Read more…