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Old 12-27-2012, 01:12 PM   #1
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I recived a spot 2 for christmas and was wondering were most people carry it, meaning do you leave it in your jacket pocket, in your tank bag or panniers, or mount it on your bike. was thinking of mounting on the bike but whats happens if you crash.thanks diverdown
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Old 12-27-2012, 01:15 PM   #2
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I recived a spot 2 for christmas and was wondering were most people carry it, meaning do you leave it in your jacket pocket, in your tank bag or panniers, or mount it on your bike. was thinking of mounting on the bike but whats happens if you crash.thanks diverdown
It should come with a strap that lets you wrap it around your bicep.
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Old 12-27-2012, 02:31 PM   #3
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I have mine mounted to my handlebar via RAM mount. I like it there so i can send messages on the fly. If the bike crashes and goes over a cliff, you are lucky to be alive and the SPOT would most likely not work anyway
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Old 12-27-2012, 04:14 PM   #4
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Prior to getting my Badlands jacket with dedicated Spot pocket, I clipped mine to my handlebars with the included case.
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Old 12-27-2012, 04:59 PM   #5
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I keep mine velcrod to my top box.
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Old 12-27-2012, 05:03 PM   #6
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Old 12-31-2012, 07:00 PM   #7
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I'm rolling the dice and use a RAM mount to the bars.
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Old 12-31-2012, 07:35 PM   #8
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I carry mine in a RAM mount on the bars. If I'm in an inaccesable area, I run with the tracking on the spot and have the wife and a couple friends keep tabs on the track log. Hopefully if in trouble, you'd be able to get to the bike and send 911 or help signal.

Wearing on the person... well, I guess if you're unconcious you aren't going get help with using the spot (or anything else). I suppose if you're thrown off the bike, with no tracking and you can't crawl or walk to the bike, then you would be in real trouble.

Motorcycling is dangerous, you can reduce the risks if you'd like, but you can't really get rid of them.
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Old 12-31-2012, 07:50 PM   #9
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It should come with a strap that lets you wrap it around your bicep.
YEP. what he said.

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Old 01-04-2013, 11:13 AM   #10
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I have mine mounted to my handlebar via RAM mount. I like it there so i can send messages on the fly. If the bike crashes and goes over a cliff, you are lucky to be alive and the SPOT would most likely not work anyway

Yep!

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