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Old 07-08-2008, 11:28 PM   #106
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Does anyone use, or has anyone tried, the MB-32 motorcycle mount from Lowrance? I need to get a mount for and I'm thinking about the MB-32, but I don't want to waste my money so if it's not worth it I'll just go with the Ram Mount.
Don't mess with it, get the Ram mount, I have one but have never used it, It would work on a bicycle but not on a Motorbike, uses the same wimpy cradle from the suction cup mount, not as sturdy as the Ram cradle.
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Old 07-20-2008, 08:21 PM   #107
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hi robert, it's been awhile since iv'e logged in here. got a question for you or anyone that may know.

yesterday my xog quit working. i am using it on my suzuki dr-650. symptons were it would go from external power to internal power and a back and forth. at first i just thought it was the cig. liter connection. today however it will not power up the xog. the little red lite is on in the cig. connector but i have no idea if there is power getting to the unit. the battery is now dead in the xog.

i am in duluth minn. for the next ten days and then back on the road for home to wa. state. is there any of you in the duluth area that has an xog? if so i would like to try your power cord to see if it works.

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Old 07-21-2008, 12:05 AM   #108
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Try any micro USB 2 power connector. Any best buy should have one. I use my phone charger.

If you don't have one, you could always drop by an electronics store where they have Auto GPS units. The Garmin Nuvi and Tom Tom both use the USB2 connector. Try theirs for a minute and see if it works.
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Old 07-21-2008, 05:35 AM   #109
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Try any micro USB 2 power connector. Any best buy should have one. I use my phone charger.

If you don't have one, you could always drop by an electronics store where they have Auto GPS units. The Garmin Nuvi and Tom Tom both use the USB2 connector. Try theirs for a minute and see if it works.
hey mcnaughb, i see this is your first post ! welcome to the asylum :-)
thank you for this info. my wife has a digital camera with the correct connector. i don't know why i didn't think of that. duhhhh ! anyway i used it and the xog fired right up. i have a new cable coming from mountguys. now i will be able to hardwire it to the bike with a nice small sae connector.

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Old 07-21-2008, 11:05 AM   #110
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hey mcnaughb, i see this is your first post ! welcome to the asylum :-)
thank you for this info. my wife has a digital camera with the correct connector. i don't know why i didn't think of that. duhhhh ! anyway i used it and the xog fired right up. i have a new cable coming from mountguys. now i will be able to hardwire it to the bike with a nice small sae connector.

thanks again, cyclepath
If you get the Hardwire connector from the Mountguys take the two small philips screws out and put two big globs of silicone on the large copper winding to hold it down, as it will vibrate and quit working over a short period of time if you don't.
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Old 07-21-2008, 04:42 PM   #111
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If you get the Hardwire connector from the Mountguys take the two small philips screws out and put two big globs of silicone on the large copper winding to hold it down, as it will vibrate and quit working over a short period of time if you don't.
thanks for the tip robert. i'll be sure to do that. sounds like you speak from experience. ;-)

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Old 07-21-2008, 09:32 PM   #112
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thanks for the tip robert. i'll be sure to do that. sounds like you speak from experience. ;-)

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Old 07-22-2008, 06:20 PM   #113
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Robert,

So you have used the 15Volt version with the XOG?
http://www.touratech-usa.com/instl/instl_030-0020.html

thanks for all the info - I bought a XOG and used it on some ATV trails - it took a beating with no problems.
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Old 07-22-2008, 09:34 PM   #114
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Robert,

So you have used the 15Volt version with the XOG?
http://www.touratech-usa.com/instl/instl_030-0020.html

thanks for all the info - I bought a XOG and used it on some ATV trails - it took a beating with no problems.
That is for clean power, like on an AC system, on a dirt bike with no battery, not to power the XOG direct, I used the Garmin Cig adapter with it.( it is rated at up to 24vdc input), The Mountguys adapter is a 12volt to 5 vdc adapter, ( mini usb on one end and bare wires on other end) it has a voltage reduction box mid cord.
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Old 07-24-2008, 06:04 AM   #115
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mcnaugb and robert, just a follow up. i took apart the xog cig. adapter that came with the xog. i found a small black ground wire broken off from the printed circut board. the little red led would still lite up but no power was getting to the xog. i re-soldered the wire to the circut board and it works just fine.:-) i put some silicone in there to keep it in place and protect it from vibration, like you said.

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Old 07-30-2008, 06:15 PM   #116
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+1 thanks for the advice. Mine just came in the mail yesterday.

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If you get the Hardwire connector from the Mountguys take the two small philips screws out and put two big globs of silicone on the large copper winding to hold it down, as it will vibrate and quit working over a short period of time if you don't.
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Old 07-31-2008, 09:45 PM   #117
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That is for clean power, like on an AC system, on a dirt bike with no battery, not to power the XOG direct, I used the Garmin Cig adapter with it.( it is rated at up to 24vdc input), The Mountguys adapter is a 12volt to 5 vdc adapter, ( mini usb on one end and bare wires on other end) it has a voltage reduction box mid cord.
Thanks. I got one and used it today on a KDX200. I wired it to a cigarette socket from arrowheadmotorsports and used the cig lighter that came with the XOG. Works great! I just mounted it all behind the KDX's headlight.


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Old 08-29-2008, 10:14 PM   #118
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I've made a two part video review that is on YouTube. You can view it here:

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Old 08-30-2008, 10:14 AM   #119
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I know this is a stretch, has anyone connected their XOG to the BMW R1200GS under beak power connector? If so, can you tell me the part number for the connector, or how you fabricated the correct cable?
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Old 08-30-2008, 10:38 PM   #120
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I've made a two part video review that is on YouTube. You can view it here:

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Do you have any screen shots of the topos?
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