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Discussion in 'GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me' started by dirtydaug, Nov 19, 2012.
So they can get lost twice as easily??
They're made by Garmin, one will most likely fail during the trip.
07 EXC Dual Sport set up
Um, you have four devices informing you you are speeding........LOL!
I'm sure they are all in kilometers.
I can just make out "MPH" on the far right.
You're missing the point.
R1150GS, 6th gear, 5000 rpm. I doubt it's kilometers.
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
XR400 (just the mount is visible on the front most bike in the photo, RAM on handlebar)
Dakar (RAM mount on handlebar):
Also visible in this photo...
and here, with me looking slightly soggy. We had GREAT weather on that trip...
950 A (mounted via custom bracket that uses the handlebar clamp bolts)
F800 (again a custom braket on a solid bar mount)
Shot of the mount only, using a Wunderlich solid bar mount with some DIY brackets I made:
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 :)
Who cares the RPM!!??
Tom Tom Rider 2, simle and rugged, mine has done 38,000 miles on my various bikes.
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
Montana 650T and Zumo 350LM.
While I like your setup, there is just too much going on for me.
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.
You people with your fancy "Mounts"
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.
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?
what are the other two or three devices?
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.
sounds good,kudos to your for the effort to set it all up