'Go Cruise' Motorcycle GPS

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Oz and Kiwi Land' started by dunno_where, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. dunno_where

    dunno_where 130km open roads!

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    Anyone got one of these. I've been looking at is for a while now.

    - Wireless Headset Function via Bluetooth
    - 3.5 inch LCD Touch Screen
    - Voice Direction with Street Names
    - Easy To Navigate Touch Screen
    - Locate Points of Interest
    - Red Light & Fixed Speed Camera Alert
    - Unit is Powered via Motorcycle Battery
    - Mounting Bracket For GPS
    - Water Proof

    The Box Includes:
    1x Motocycle GPS
    1x Carry Pouch,
    1x Fixed Mounting Bracket
    1x USB Cable
    1x Bluetooth Headset
    1x Battery Cable
    1x Bluetooth Headset AC Adaptor
    1x Quick Start Guide
    1x Instruction Manual


    Let me know what you think if you;ve used one of these. THey sound pretty good and are at a good price of around $200 (price varies):1drink
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  2. Pickled Amnesiac

    Pickled Amnesiac ex Fishbulb....

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    got a linky?

    i beat my old garmin to death recently, so im in the market for something.



    fish
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  3. Uncle Crumpet

    Uncle Crumpet Been here awhile

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    got one in Aldi in Brissy for $99 last weekend/
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  4. The Bigfella

    The Bigfella Big Adventurer

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    I got one from Aldi a while back... for $99. They are OK. Some of the bush tracks aren't too good. It tried to send me up a "no vehicles" track but its better than nothing by a long way. The mount is good. I went back looking for another one for another of my bikes...
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  5. triple hoe

    triple hoe Been here awhile

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    I had one a while back and it shit itself fairly quickly.
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  6. roo6135

    roo6135 alias SINKERS

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    I bought two,one for me and one for a mate. mine died after a couple of months . mates waited till warranty was out then shit it self. I was lucky they refunded full purchase price. your better off with a waterproof handlebarmount that will take any car gps in it . these mounts are avalible on ebay under $20 .
    Sinkers
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  7. PeterWebtrax

    PeterWebtrax Been here awhile

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    Got one, good value for money, solid mount, but can't record tracks, and don't expect to be able to read it in any sort of sunshine.

    Cheers
    Peter
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  8. dunno_where

    dunno_where 130km open roads!

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  9. Chop Chop

    Chop Chop Hector erector

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    I've got the old and new(bluetooth). Have not had any trouble with either. Reprogrammed the unit to accept oziexplorer and shonky maps. So now have tracking ability but no routing(which I never used). The unit itself is the same as another brand sold in Aust for about $400 but with different gps software. For $99 can't go wrong.
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  10. dunno_where

    dunno_where 130km open roads!

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    I agree. The waterproof feature has really got me hooked. At the end of the day... its only money!:D
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  11. dunno_where

    dunno_where 130km open roads!

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    Pick up one of these GPS units today. First impressions are good. I like the fact that isn't just a GPS, its also a media player (photos, videos, music).
    I don't like the fact that you can't just charge it to AC power supply. Must be DC or from your computer.

    Using the GPS is great. It has an awesome setup for finding streets, towns, etc. You can choose between using it for a car or a bike, an option for a fuel alert and sticking to unsealed roads only (awesome). it also has a small sun visior which makes viewing not too bad.

    The handlebar mount is solid. Very solid. It comes with a plug in then screw together DC fitting for easy removal from the bike. Carry case, USB cord and insturctions but they are very light for info.

    Using the unit on road, battery doesn't seem to have much life if not permently connected to DC source. Satelitte aquision is quick and presice. Finding dirt roads is great but not all roads are present which is a shame.

    For its price, is very good. It could do with a few changes to the GPS program but other than that is not a bad, cheap unit. How long it will last... time will only tell.
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  12. dunno_where

    dunno_where 130km open roads!

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    Hey all. UPDATE OF THE GPS.

    I gave the GPS a real work out on the weekend at Monto / Eidsvold. Here is what I think.:deal

    Bad points:
    • Internal battery doesn't last long without DC power backup.
    • Screen is hard to read in sunlight but i have seen worse.
    • Doesn't have all towns. (Mt Perry - not on there)
    • Need to check and tighten mounting screws at every stop or use Loctite.
    • Speed on GPS is about 10km/h differnt to actual speed.
    • Doesn't show your turns in advance. Only shows what turn is directly next.
    Good points:
    • Shows 90% of tracks. Unpaved and Paved.
    • Kilometres to distination is very accurate. When the distance falls below 2kms it then coverts to metres. (1.45kms = 1450metres) I like that.
    • Doesn't chuck a hissy fit and tell you to do a U-Turn every 10 seconds when it doesn't know where it is. It finds the near road and then re routes.
    • Waterproof rubber GPS case works.
    • Uses locality names as well as town/ city names. (great for out bush)
    • Mount is stong and doesn't vibrate.
    • Auto detects night and day to change screen brightness.
    • Typing keypad is different than big name brands but is better to use.
    As i have said, for a cheap unit it goes really well and the weekend has prooved that it can be just as good or better than a big name GPS. Ask around, check em out on the net, or head to your nearest Aldi store.:D
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  13. drussdog

    drussdog Been here awhile

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    Sorry i may have missed it but where can i buy a unit
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  14. Chop Chop

    Chop Chop Hector erector

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    I use a ram mount on mine, no probs then.

    What are you using to calculate actual speed? Another gps or bikes speedo? I have found it to be accurate with another gps unit. The bikes speedo will not be as accurate for a number of reasons.
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  15. Chop Chop

    Chop Chop Hector erector

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    Aldi
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  16. dunno_where

    dunno_where 130km open roads!

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    I was using two - my Garmin eTrex and my DRZ 400 speedo. My speedo hasn't landed me a ticket yet so i assume its right. Give or take. My Garmin is about 2kms behind the bike speedo and when using it in my ute, its also about the same behind.
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  17. Chop Chop

    Chop Chop Hector erector

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    Interesting. Usually gps units are ahead due to vehicle manufacturers calibrating just below actual speeds. Aust standards allow up to +/- 10% difference in actual speed to speedo readings. I would of thought though that both gps units should be pretty close to each other, given the data rx'ed from the satellites is the same. Go figure. Prob catch up with you on the Eidsvold ride. Out of interest I rode to Gayndah and back on Sun for a 650k round trip. Bike odo and garmin 62s only differed by 3k's which surprised me, as I was expecting a bigger gap.
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  18. anthony_p01

    anthony_p01 Aussie V-Stromer

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    I've had one since august last year, awesome unit for the price. Was $199 when I got mine but totally happy with it. The fact that the Bluetooth connection is hard coded and you can't use the headset with anything else is a bit of a pain but for the price it's not an issue.

    I took the headset off my helmet, cut the speaker off and added a 3.5mm socket. The headset then stays in my tank bag and i run it through a splitter with my iPhone or iPod on the other side into some headphones. Works great.
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  19. dunno_where

    dunno_where 130km open roads!

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    youre right. it is a pain. but great idea for the ipod. i was thinking to adapt it to suit my UHF VOX headset.
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  20. anthony_p01

    anthony_p01 Aussie V-Stromer

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    Here's what I did with mine. Just bought a Belkin Rockstar splitter and have the headset on one input, iPod on the other.....and with headphones connected it still leaves three more inputs for other devices.

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