Garmin Rino 520 Hand Held Gps 5 Watt Uhf Combo!!

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Oz and Kiwi Land' started by veetwo _tls, Aug 18, 2007.

  1. veetwo _tls

    veetwo _tls RENOVATIO:

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    GARMIN RINO 520 HAND HELD GPS 5 WATT UHF COMBO:

    im thinking of buying one of these with the Vanquish Throat Mic.

    has anyone used these ?
    will the UHF take the vibration on the bike ?
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  2. 990Dream

    990Dream Adventurer

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    Bump!!

    Anyone out there using one of these?



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  3. gettr

    gettr Professional Loser

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    I just got the 530.... I asked a similar question awhile back and got zero replies. I did get some replies over on TT, nothing negative..... I have no riding time with it yet.
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  4. PhilSpace

    PhilSpace The Gov Administrator

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    If you post this kind of stuff in the main GPS forum, you might get an answer :dunno
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  5. Pezz_gs

    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

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    Read about it in TBAM.

    Ross Elliot used them on the Trip for Tassie to Cape York

    It has a fuction that allows you to track other Rhino GPS units and track a course to meet them there. If one is down and injured.

    Article read very positively

    Im seriously considering the Rhino . . . .

    I will scan the article and post
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  6. Pezz_gs

    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

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  7. Tee Dee Mmm

    Tee Dee Mmm Long timer

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    The Garmin 520 that is brought into Australia only has an internal mem of 56MB and despite what the article states does NOT take an SD card these are on the US versions that use a different UHF freq to Australia.We once again only get the poverty pack!!!!! I was also talking to a comms guy today and he suggests 2 separate units because if it something goes wrong you lose both but seperate units you are unlikely to have both fail!

    Rick:huh
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  8. dirtypumpkin

    dirtypumpkin "Monster Truck Bike"

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    Ive had the older Rhino 130 for a few years now, great rugged unit.
    The peer to peer is pretty cool if you ride with other rhino users.
    Id like to upgrade to the 500 series, the 5w UHF is pretty nice.
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  9. veetwo _tls

    veetwo _tls RENOVATIO:

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    i've just lashed out & bought the Rhino 520 $589AUD on egay + all car & bike accessories $238AUD. i should have it tomorrow or friday WooHoo.

    2 questions.

    1: do touratech make a mount for these ? i done a search for (rhino 520) & looked at touratech's site but could not find one.

    2: can these gps's be connected up to a 7" TFT-LCD in-car reverse cam monitor ?


    i also bought a HC-2 helmet cam & all accessories $1,293AUD
    . http://www.helmetcamera.com/

    next shop is EMIG.
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  10. BurnieM

    BurnieM Nipple boy

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    1. RAM make a Rino cradle

    2. No

    You got the Australian version, right ?
    Because the US version transmitts on different frequencies that are not legal here
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  11. veetwo _tls

    veetwo _tls RENOVATIO:

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    yeh i got the RAM mounts for bike & car.
    its the OZ version got it from batteryshack in sydney.
    THIS RINO 520 IS AN AUSTRALIAN MADE UNIT AND NOT AN IMPORT. THE UNIT IS COVERED BY GARMIN AUSTRALIA

    i oblong the ram mount base holes to bolt up to the KTM OE top clamp were the 2 x black plugs are.
    clic on pics for BIG:
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  12. tmotten

    tmotten Lefthand ride Dutchy

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    Does the rhino visually show you if someone is ringing the UHF? I'm not keen on having helmet audio and like the idea of getting told to stop or something via UHF.
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  13. veetwo _tls

    veetwo _tls RENOVATIO:

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    it has a small icon at the very top of the screen. also you can set it to vibrate & or send off a sound (many different sounds to choose from for uhf ring , low battery , satellite loss etc etc.

    i'm using the FIRE FOX TECHNOLOGIES vanquish throat mic / bar mount ptt & ear plug speakers. :bow :bow :thumb

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  14. noelm

    noelm Been here awhile

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    I have had my Rino 520 since June 2007 and travelled approx 12000klm with it mounted with no vibration or other issues. I modified the the plastic handlebar mount and mounted it as in the below photos.
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    noelm Been here awhile

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    second photo
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  16. lordmaciek

    lordmaciek Long timer

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    hi noelm, could you post the pics one more time or send to email: motopig at gmail;
    do you guys now if its possible to addapt the RAM mount or garmin bicycle mount to use the 12V adaptor?

    thx

    mac
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