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Bike sat nav advice
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 7:37 pm 

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After my trip to Ostend in December I have wondered about making my B12 more of a touring bike. I was wondering who uses a sat nav on there RF and what works best for them.

With the number of bikes I have I was thinking of having a single unit and several fitments for the B12 and the RF (steady on chaps before asking what i've got OK.)

Any advice on these things you can come up with would be great?

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Old wobbler


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Bike sat nav advice
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 8:05 pm 

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My tank bag has a specific "tray" built in thats waterproof and see through, so it will take any sat nav.

So i'm buying a normal tomtom and just take the tank bag when i want to use it.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 8:44 pm 

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funny you should say that as i have a Garmin Nuuvi for the car all i was going to do is to get a waterproof case and strp it to the tank. Im sure i will come up with something half decent


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 8:50 pm 
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When I used one a few years ago, I had a sucker stand (that came with it) that was stuck on the revcounter, that meant it was under the windscreen and always worked for me - just sent me up one way farm tracks and no entry roads - so I got fed up with it - back to carrying a map.


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Bike sat nav advice
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 8:52 pm 

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i use a pda as my sat nav so fits under the top of my tank bag no problems.
i've put it in my pocket once or twice and just used the voice commands too.


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I use a Garmin 2670 in the car and bike. I drilled and tapped a hole through the headstock nut and use a Ram mount. Cost about £150 all in.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 12:30 am 

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I have a Tomtom one xl that is just a year old. The battery life is naff, needs constant power and it keeps shutting down and rebooting. The rebooting and then finding the sats take up to 5 mins. I have used this on the bike and like Derek I too used a suction cup on Rev counter. I also have a cheap Garmin, picture quality in not as good but batt life upto 4 hours. I will not buy another tomtom as there back up service is none existant (polite discription). :x :x
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The garmin has trips for riding,standing and distance. It also records top speed. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


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I've got real quick at reseting the history on it ;)


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Miff wrote:
I've got real quick at reseting the history on it ;)



That looks a neat job it's waterproof and it's Garmin :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 9:24 pm 

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i am going to jack up a cig lighter socket to the battery terminal (fused off course) and run the cable up to a tank bag, this should helpon the battery life saga

Nova what software package do you use on your pda, i have a o2 xda running windows mobile, but i found the pilot software is £100,00. I did try a few years ago with a freed ownload version but it was crap.


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