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Re: Zumo's On Sale - Amazon Prime
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2017, 04:31:33 AM »
GPS City has factory refurb 590LM for $595 but only in limited quantities. 
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Re: Zumo's On Sale - Amazon Prime
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2017, 09:07:58 PM »
FWIW, you can load the 595 firmware on the 590 and end up with a 595.

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Re: Zumo's On Sale - Amazon Prime
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2017, 05:42:43 AM »
After watching the availability for many months while searching for a unit with a brighter screen, I bit the bullet and recently bought a factory-refurb 590LM from GPS City for $595 and have been happy with it.  My previous unit was a 660LM and it worked fine but it was nearly impossible for me to read under certain daylight conditions and the 590LM works much better in daylight, plus the lettering at the top of the screen is much larger so another +++ for readability in bright daylight.  Someone with younger eyes may not have that same problem.  :clap:

Truth be known, the 590LM's brighter screen still falls short of the Zumo 550 in the brightest screen competition - at least for me - but those units are ancient now. 

Below is a simple locking mount I made for my 660LM and also did the same for my new 590LM.  I saw something similar on a Garmin forum several years ago so borrowed that idea to make this simple locking plate.  It was a lot cheaper than buying a Touratech locking mount!
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Re: Zumo's On Sale - Amazon Prime
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2017, 12:29:21 PM »
Is there another lock on the Ram arm?

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Re: Zumo's On Sale - Amazon Prime
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2017, 07:00:00 PM »
Paco Bulto, It looks like the ram arm lock is this one.
http://www.rammount.com/part/RAM-KNOB3LU


Here is a zumo 590/595 lock that a guy in the UK makes. ~$65.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Garmin-Zumo-590-595-Lock-/332316080105?hash=item4d5f94f7e9:g:pIIAAOSw0nJZdQtG

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Re: Zumo's On Sale - Amazon Prime
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2017, 07:18:46 PM »
When I started looking at having a lock for the GPS itself, then a lock for the RAM extension and the added cost and hassle of those...I gave up.  I just press this little button and lock the GPS up when I leave the bike. 

Before my trip, I used the GPS for a couple months continually, just to get used to the routine.  It worked.  I don't forget and leave it on the bike.

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Re: Zumo's On Sale - Amazon Prime
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2017, 03:42:28 PM »
When I started looking at having a lock for the GPS itself, then a lock for the RAM extension and the added cost and hassle of those...I gave up.  I just press this little button and lock the GPS up when I leave the bike. 

Before my trip, I used the GPS for a couple months continually, just to get used to the routine.  It worked.  I don't forget and leave it on the bike.

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Sounds practical. I've been using a Nuvi which only cost $150, I'd leave it on during some breaks, though I would take it inside at lunch more so I could use it than for security). At the end of the day the GPS always goes inside with me, even on the bike in the garage at home.

I've also used a magnetic tank bag for years and rarely worry about somebody walking away with it.

I guess people are concerned about theft, but then I've seen bikes in the lot at an event at night with the keys in them ;)
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Re: Zumo's On Sale - Amazon Prime
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2017, 04:00:37 PM »
Yes, I'm using the locking knob and you can see it in the photo.  I believe those are around $20-$25 and the Master brand padlock costs around $6.  The plate was made from some steel scrap I had in my metal bin.  :-)

 

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