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    bought my first GPS, heres the result...

    I got a Garmin Etrex Legend. Paid $150 in walmart. I didnt have a mount for it so I stuck it in my lil glove box. it was my first time with the ppk and intake grate, I noticed that it was alot smoother in the lower rpms, I attribute to the ppk kit. the water was a lil choppy, and was pretty cold after last nights t-storms. when I came in for the day I remembered it was in the glove box, my question is how accurate is it? I only raced one ski, a newer XP, my dreamometer was bouncing around 80mph, obviously false, but the GPS showed a max speed reached of 69.9. I didnt think it would break 65-66. I only added a few little bolt-ons. I assume it has a tolerance plus/minus something, but I dunno, sounds like I need to calibrate maybe.

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    How fast were you driving home?

    Seriously, it is soo important to secure these things with a CLEAR LINE OF SIGHT, that it is not even funny. I'm always a little wary of these "glovebox gps readings."

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    lol... yea. too bad it wasnt even out of the box til I got there...lol...

    I will order the mounting bracket for it this week. I didnt know it would make such a difference whether bracketed or in the box.

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    hm

    what do u have on your ski??

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    the gps tends to be accurate for the most part. You might be right on target (depending on what you put on the ski) or you might be way lower than you should be.

    From the sounds of it, it sounds like you have a few bolt on's and are doing pretty well with them. Cooler temps are helping you too.

    Sounds like you are on the right track.

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    Get you a handlebar mount fo that GPS. That way you can see it all the time and it a clear line if sight for the satellites

    http://search.ebay.com/search/search...andlebar+mount


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    I ordered 2 of them, one for my ski, one for my mountain bike. looks a lil different than the one pictured, but I kow what you mean.

    im taking off the borrowed r&d plate since I ordered a new plate to send to jim at performance pwc.

    them I gotta talk to my dealer to see where I cross the line with parts. I dont really wanna break my Y.E.S. extended warranty until I am ready to race, maybe next year after I move to Tampa area.

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    You need to get yourself a laynard for the GPS; I just replaced a $300 Garmin that I kicked into the water spinning around on my seat. Replaced it, spent $2 on one of those keychain lanyards at Wal Mart, and put a tie wrap around the attenna to clip it to. Sure enough, I got tossed this last weekend, and when I climbed back on the ski I found the GPS hanging from my laynard down in the footwell. I'd say it was a $2 well spent

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    good idea i knocked my legend off last week fortunately the water was cleer and only a 3'ft deep

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    thats a great idea. i have a lanyard that came with it.

    thanks for all the info guys.

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