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Old 02-04-2010, 07:23 PM
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I bought a Gps tomtom for 99 bucks. The only problem was how to get power to it. Found this website and they sold all types of gps,phone mounts, everything. I also found the 12 volt plug to the gps. Most all are the same. usually usb type plug to the GPS.

http://www.mountguys.com/product_p/m...tomtom130s.htm for tomtom

http://www.mountguys.com/category_s/11.htm 12volt catalog

SPENT LESS THE 130 BUCKS, SAVED ALOT INSTEAD OF BUY THOSE 500-800 DOLLARS MOTORCYCLE GPS. I don't need all the blue tooth junk. You can mount it anywhere with the stock gps mount. As, long I know where is the next exit and where to go. I'm good.






 

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Old 02-04-2010, 10:05 PM
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I did something similar with my garmin. So far haven't hooked up power to it - battery lasts about 6 hours. I was testing to see if I liked the mount and even could use the gps while on the bike - so far so good. My only wish is that mine doesn't plot a specific route (a to b to c to d) but at least it'll keep me oriented
 
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Old 02-05-2010, 07:58 AM
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Nice job ..good tip, bluetooth however can be very handy in my opinion for a variety of reasons such as a BT handsfree kit like a Parrot SK4000
 
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Well, im sure im not the only "Old school" on here who can read a map & remember where to go in 500 miles either direction,its called following your nose,if your giving a dink ,well thats even better.
 
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Old 02-05-2010, 10:14 AM
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If you ever want Bluetooth, it's easy to fit.
http://www.instructables.com/id/Add-...?images#images
Also useful if you want to listen to music stored on your GPS/I'pod
Here's my installation on a 1000F.
Power lead is similar to yours, but used a cigarette lighter plug to the battery.
I'm old school too, but......
I've found it a lot easier than trying to ride holding a map, steering, watching the road, and not hitting other road users.
PS - see the little bike on the screen instead of a car..........
 
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Old 02-05-2010, 07:00 PM
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I just got and installed few parts from www.themountdepot.com and I'm very happy with it.
The part numbers are:

RAM-B-238U
RAM-B-201U-A
RAM-B-342
 
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Old 02-05-2010, 07:11 PM
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Originally Posted by cbrsixpack View Post
Well, im sure im not the only "Old school" on here who can read a map & remember where to go in 500 miles either direction,its called following your nose,if your giving a dink ,well thats even better.
Isn't a map your only option down under? I mean, what would a Garmin say? "In 35 wallabies , turn left at the dingo"?

Not sure I'd like having my tach covered like that. Was considering a bluetooth helmet. I'd have to test and see if it linked with my phone correctly though.
 
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Originally Posted by Kuroshio View Post
I mean, what would a Garmin say? "In 35 wallabies , turn left at the dingo"?
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Originally Posted by Kuroshio View Post
Isn't a map your only option down under? I mean, what would a Garmin say? "In 35 wallabies , turn left at the dingo"?

Not sure I'd like having my tach covered like that. Was considering a bluetooth helmet. I'd have to test and see if it linked with my phone correctly though.
Lol...................A Gpz is an unwanted distraction in my opinion,plus im a tight **** on buying things like that...............
 
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