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Old 01-05-2013, 05:43 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by elron View Post
Looks workable.

Re your handlebar mounted SPOT, I've seen comments before and wonder your take...shouldn't the SPOT be in your pocket? It's for you - not the bike...what if you have a serious off and can't get to the SPOT to request aid?
I think there is a raging debate running on this issue somewhere here in advrider. I take the view that the SPOT gets good satellite coverage mounted there, I can see it, and if I do come off so badly that I can't crawl back to my bike, than I am unlikely to be compos mentis enough to activate one in my pocket anyway.

I guess you could envisage any crash scenario, even one where a bike mounted one would work while a pocket mounted one wouldn't, and vice versa.
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