NEW Trailtech Voyager Pro - speculation and rumour

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by iggs, Oct 17, 2014.

  1. avconnect

    avconnect Been here awhile

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    I am planning on keeping the stock speedo and using GPS for speed on the Voyager Pro. That way I keep accurate mileage on the bike. Just got to figure out how to mount the Voyager Pro. Have acquired Flexx Bars and a BRP Scotts submount and stabilizer with HDB handguards. Does anyone have any white HDB plastic guards and/or some threaded bar end inserts they are willing to part with?
  2. mauroarriagada

    mauroarriagada Been here awhile

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    That’s not new. Is the same that I have since I bought it 2 months ago
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  3. drew88

    drew88 n00b

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    Is there any way to use custom MAPS (not routes or tracks, actual map images/tiles)? It sounds like they're using OSM maps, can I create a map in OSM format and use it? i make custom maps from forest svc trail maps and other sources, and I'd like to be able to use these. Garmin has a "custom maps" feature that lets you do this as an overlay to an existing map, but i'm fine completely replacing the base map with my custom map if that's what it takes.
  4. patrick2wd

    patrick2wd pop-pop-pop-pop-etc.

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    hi....
    came accross it on a Dutch site...
    but can or cant jou use osm Maps??
    looks interesting, but if you cant create routes...

    im not welk known with of, but seems interesting to mount on my play bike...
    so any info is welcome...

    pretty please
  5. mauroarriagada

    mauroarriagada Been here awhile

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    Any updates?


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  6. mauroarriagada

    mauroarriagada Been here awhile

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    I contacted support and they say next week new firmware is coming. Hope this time is true!


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  7. Stinkyb

    Stinkyb GS"eh" rider

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    Is there any chance the vp could operate a trailtech cooling fan. So the display could operate as the setpoint controller.
  8. TThelper

    TThelper Adventurer

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    Unfortunately, no.
  9. avconnect

    avconnect Been here awhile

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    when can we expect a billet mount/guard ?
  10. epicycloid

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    I'm sorta stuck on my install on my '17 500 EXC-F and of course it's after 5 on a Friday. :(

    I want to keep my stock gauges, but don't see any options for splitting the wheel sensor to send the signal to both the stock cluster and Voyager Pro. Does anyone have a hint or solution for keeping both working?

    Thx
  11. EnduroFever

    EnduroFever BRAAAP!

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    Just add another sensor?!? That's what I ended up doing on my 690R as the stock sensor was for ABS.
  12. avconnect

    avconnect Been here awhile

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    or run the Voyager on GPS for speed.
  13. epicycloid

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    @EnduroFever - Thanks but... the 500 EXC-F runs the wire with the brake line through the headlight mask, which moves up and down (a lot) with the fork. I'd like to keep it to just those two things in there.

    @avconnect - Yeah, until I find the right solution I'll just use the Voyager Pro in GPS mode. I'm not sure if you lose any functionality that way? Still too new to the Voyager Pro, since I don't even have it up and running yet.

    Reading a bit more, it looks like I can get the two position JST JWPF connectors, to make up a two-way splitter. (From Digit-Key or CycleTerminal, who appears to be on vacation for a few more days.)

    So now the question is, does anyone know if the wheel sensor puts out a strong enough signal to keep the stock gauges happy, and also feed the Voyager Pro if I make a splitter?
  14. avconnect

    avconnect Been here awhile

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    No clue. I would love to know as i have not hooked mine up yet.
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  15. wavehog3

    wavehog3 KTM_Ken

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    I haven't tried to split the wheel pickup for stock and VP. I have run stock display with VP though. For simplicity and ease of use, with no real drawbacks IMO, I ran:

    1) Stock display on bike #1 with speed triggered by wheel sensor for speed and odometer.
    - Still requires measuring and calibrating tire rolling diameter on stock display, but at least it isis on on one device.
    - The other upside of maintaining stock display is that you don't have to remember to record miles and hours of you are switching the VP between different bikes.

    2) Bike #1 with VP set so the displayed speed is tied to GPS.
    - There are times when display is slightly off due to heavy canopy or narrow canyons, but I'm not monitoring non-stop, so no issue.

    IF you run VP on two bikes, you can run "VP only" on bike #2 since it allows you to configure logging for miles and hours only when it senses wheel sensor input. That lets you run GPS speed display on both bikes and accurately keep track of hours and miles on bike #2. (Note, only bike #2 has VP dock connected to wheel sensor, so you don't have to change settings on VP when switching.) .If you are using VP on more than 2 bikes, well... Just know that your wife loves you....
  16. epicycloid

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    @wavehog3 - Thanks for the insights. I'm continuing my install with exactly that approach, should be done today.

    But for the slight cost of the JST JWPF connectors, I'm also going to "complete the experiment" and make a splitter cable, just to see if it works. I'll post my findings after I get the connectors and try it out. Simple plug-and-play, and should know within less time than it takes to fabricate the splitter. My gut says it's just a coil, and so it should work, but sometimes electrons can be tricky.

    Pretty sure I'm at my current limit of two bikes... not sure what that says about my wife, but the F800 is currently on Craigslist. :hmmmmm
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  17. epicycloid

    epicycloid Adventurer

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    Update... I received a reply from Trail Tech tech support this morning saying;

    "Unfortunately with reed switch type sensors there is no way to install a "Y" connection into them. If you do only one meter will receive the signal or they will not receive it at all. If you would like to run both meters I would recommend running the OEM meter off of the OEM speed sensor and then running the Voyager Pro speed from GPS."

    I'll run with the GPS for now, but down the road I may just drill and tap the caliper bracket, next to the OEM sensor, to install a second sensor for the VP.
  18. justlookin

    justlookin Been here awhile

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    Just ordered a voyager pro. Was interested while it was being developed but got tired of waiting. I am leaving on a big trip in 2weeks and my factory gauge on my 701 quit Yesterday. Started fogging up in rain then just quit. So I ordered the Pro without a lot of research and now I am wondering if it has a non resettable odometer as I am wanting to replace the factory unit and would like to keep track of total miles as well as trip miles.
  19. Ck622

    Ck622 Adventurer

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    it has 2 trip meters, both resettable. You could use trip 2 as an odometer.

    I think there is an odometer also but I don’t have it enabled on the user configurable screen