I've read lots of internet posts on how great the GPS's made specifically for motorcycles are (Zumo 450/550 and Tom Tom Rider.) I don't feel like I'm at the point in my riding evolution where I want a GPS guiding me 24/7. The $400+ price tag is kind of turning me off, too - that's money I could sink into my Glide! I would just like a tool I could use if I get a little off track from a planned route. I also want to be able to use it in the cars - got a wife and 2 teenage daughters. For these reasons I've been considering a small, portable GPS. BJ's, Best Buy, and Circuit City sell models around $200 that still have text-to-speech, points of interest, customized routes, detour/reroute functions, and up to 3 hours battery life. That way I could plan a route in the morning, ride until I get lost, then turn on the GPS during a gas/rest stop and find my way back on track. I would not have it mounted since it's not waterproof - they're thin enough to carry in your jacket or easily in a saddlebag. Anyone tried this approach yet? I'm sure eventually I'll end up with a nice system on the handlebar, wired into the bike, for full time guidance on long trips but I'm just not there yet.