Show us pictures of your working GPS on you bike.

Discussion in 'GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me' started by dirtydaug, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. eddyturn

    eddyturn Wannabe

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    So they can get lost twice as easily??
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  2. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    They're made by Garmin, one will most likely fail during the trip.


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  3. Countdown

    Countdown Long timer

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    07 EXC Dual Sport set up

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  4. Alanjnc

    Alanjnc AlanjNC

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    Um, you have four devices informing you you are speeding........LOL!
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  5. tedder

    tedder irregular

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    I'm sure they are all in kilometers.
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  6. 250senuf

    250senuf Long timer

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    I can just make out "MPH" on the far right.
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  7. tedder

    tedder irregular

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    You're missing the point.
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  8. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    R1150GS, 6th gear, 5000 rpm. I doubt it's kilometers.
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  9. ixab

    ixab just Aaron, really

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    Finally getting around to this. I had to upload a couple older photos that were on a NAS at home.

    VFR (RAM mount under left clip-on clamp bolt
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    XR400 (just the mount is visible on the front most bike in the photo, RAM on handlebar)
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    Dakar (RAM mount on handlebar):
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    Also visible in this photo...
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    and here, with me looking slightly soggy. We had GREAT weather on that trip...
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    950 A (mounted via custom bracket that uses the handlebar clamp bolts)
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    F800 (again a custom braket on a solid bar mount)
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    Shot of the mount only, using a Wunderlich solid bar mount with some DIY brackets I made:
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    link to the solid bar mount here, I'd gladly send anyone that wants it a template for making the brackets.

    "Ready to Navigate" ... to some hot chocolate somewhere :)
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  10. VietHorse

    VietHorse Long timer

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    Who cares the RPM!!?? :evil

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  11. Eyore

    Eyore Been here awhile

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    Tom Tom Rider 2, simle and rugged, mine has done 38,000 miles on my various bikes.

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  12. Unstable Rider

    Unstable Rider Moto Fotografist

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    Cheap ass Garmin that has worked well.

    iphone 4 shot, then dragged around shamelessly through half a dozen other graphical effect programs and some HDR

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  13. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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    Montana 650T and Zumo 350LM.

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  14. fnjeep314

    fnjeep314 Its a Tigger

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    While I like your setup, there is just too much going on for me.
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  15. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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    :lol3 The good news is that none of it has to be looked at or touched very often, if at all, aside from the speedometer if one tends to go fast. The radar detector and GPS (if following a route) both send audio to my helmet, leaving me free to keep my eyes on the road.
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  16. travatron

    travatron Adventurer

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    You people with your fancy "Mounts"


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    That's a Tie-Down Soft Loop twisted under the handlebar until its tight then looped over each end to hold it secure. Then a zip-tie and some wire to the handlebars just in case that comes loose (hasn't yet!) Also absorbs a lot of the vibration.

    Redneck ingenuity.
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  17. 984gasm

    984gasm Adventurer

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    I've been looking around a lot at GPS for my bike, and the price of "motorcycle" gps units are crazy expensive. Are they really worth it? I doubt it, but can anyone tell me if it really matters if I just get a good non-motorcycle specific GPS and if so, good recommendations?
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  18. advNZer?

    advNZer? Long timer

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    what are the other two or three devices?
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  19. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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    The thing just above the left handlebar switch cluster is a Scosche wireless remote for a 160GB iPod that lives in the tank bag. http://www.scosche.com/remote-for-ipod-controlfreq-wireless-car-sport-rf-remote

    The thing just above the 350LM is a Valentine 1 radar detector: http://www.valentine1.com/ with the remote audio adapter (little box sitting on top) so I can pipe the sound to my helmet.

    The thing on the right is a Chatterbox GMRS X1 intercom and GMRS band radio. Got it when I had a live in girlfriend who rode pillion a lot so we could talk as we rode. Made it less boring for her. There are probably better intercoms available now, mine is over 10 years old.

    What I also use the Chatterbox for is as the last item in the system that sends everything into my helmet head set.

    In my tankbag is a small tupperware container, and in that are an iPod loaded up with my entire CD collection, and a MixIt2 amplifier/mixer. http://www.mixitproducts.com/ The audio outputs from the radar detector, and whichever GPS I am using for routing, and the iPod, and feed into the MixIt2. A single output from the MixIt2 goes to the aux input on the Chatterbox. A coilly cord from the Chatterbox goes to my helmet head set.

    It sounds kind of complicated, but it really isn't. It just works. I can listen to tunes as I ride and pause them, skip to next, raise or lower volume. The MixIt has a priority input that causes all other inputs to mute if it gets a signal. I have the GPS going into the priority input, so if I am listening to tunes when it wants to give me a turning instruction, it mutes everything else and I can hear the instruction. Works very well.
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  20. advNZer?

    advNZer? Long timer

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    sounds good,kudos to your for the effort to set it all up
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