Part of my problem is that a handle bar/clamp mount won't work on my bike. I'm not having a lot of luck finding something that will.Garmin sells a handle bar mount for my Nuvi350, wouldn't surprise me they have one for your 550 too. Mine is very sturdy, don't look like a modified mirror stalk like some of the RAM mounts
I find it all very confusing in that I have no idea what I need to mount a gps on my bike. And what's with a 1" ball? How is that connected to the much smaller socket in the back of the gps holder thingee, where the power cord connects?
I may go from KY to NC and take all back roads. I will assure you doing that means google maps really isn't going to hack it. Sure if you want to mess with some paper maps 3 pages deep and try to keep an eye on the mileage trying to calculate the next turn, I guess you can. But for a $99 GPS and all the features even that gives you, it is a no brainer.If ya got as GPS unit and your just going to go riding in the country ( out side the city )what type of destination so you enter so you don't get lost.
If I have a destination in mind I just do a google map search and go. I supose if your lost it would be handy to enter your home address, but other than that and going on a road trip I don't see the necessity.