Summary: Screen does not work well in direct sunlight. Power connector is terrible, XM antenna is very expensive to replace and the cord is fragile. can only run XM antenna very short distance it is a non coax antenna. Display does not perform well in the cold.
Summary: This is my second 2730 and I also still have my 2720. I like the 2720 very much but the 30 has a few features I really like. The XM potential is great but the mp3 player is just fine for music for me. It's easy to set up with playlists and it is nice when your listening to music how the driving directions cut through. The buttons are big and mine seem to respond to my gloved finger prompts.
Summary: I bought this Garmin product because I owned a 'refurbised' one just like it (til it was stolen)and it performed 'flawlessly'. However, I'll never buy another 'used' electronic item again. This GPS product starts out working good until it gets hot, then it jumps around through the screens and 'skips' the screen I need. I performed a 'Hard Reset' (to factory defaults), but did not help.
Summary: The Garmin products are wonderfull, and the Street Pilot is a wonder choice for the motorcycle. The maps are far superior to other GPS, the screen colors and layout is wonderful. The only problem with Garmin, is their customer service. It is by far the the worse i've ever seen. By purchasing a Garmin here on Ebay or from any other 2nd hand party you run the risk of the unit being registered with another user or being stolen.
Summary: I have another 2730 and love it. Got this one for my daughter. Have used Magellin's and lesser Garmin products but none come close to this one. It makes no sense that Garmin discontinued this product. Bad, bad, bad decision Garmin.
Summary: Great unit. In these days of the big $$ Zumo's, the 2730 is still a viable GPS for the Motorcycle folks. The only drawback is the screen is not as readable in the direct sunlight, but a small shield is avilable from the CycleGadgets website to cure this problem. The XM radio is great. The MP3 player works well, but only has space for a 800MB worth of songs. Overall, a great deal.
Summary: This the second reconditioned Garmin GPS that I have purchased through Ebay. The first, a 2610 still seems to work good now but was having some screen issues. The 2730 does have some good improvements over the 2610. First the screen is better in daylight. I use it on a motorcycle as well as in the truck. The is more readable. I also like the lay down map view as opposed to the overhead view.
Summary: I bought a Street Pilot 2720 ~5 years ago and found the more I used it, the more I used it, on the motorcycle and in the car. When I saw a factory refurbed unit available for about what the nuvi's go for, I jumped on it because the big drawback to the 2720 was no music. The 2730 gives me my music AND GPS info on the road. (I don't need or want bluetooth capability as in the 2820.
Summary: I purchased this GPS upon good reviews from other motorcyclists who had positive experiences with long term use. Factory reconditioned unit arrived in original packaging and appeared as new. All accessories and literature were included in original individual packaging. However the installation DVD appears to be blank and is not recognized by my computer.