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hi to all, i have a question about sat navs and wich one is good for an 05 1800 trike around the £400m mark, i heard that tom tom go are bringing out a new model for bikes has anyone got one or used one, or could anybody recomend one as this is allnew to me. hope somone can help even if its bugger off and read a map:baffled::goofygrin:
 

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have a look at these sites I have 2 hand helds; Garmin gpsIII + and a Magellan sportrak map

I like the use of the Garmin better but the maps usage on the Magellen is more user friendly but less accurate I'm still debating which oneto keep (I use one one week and the other next week for trials so far they are even??????????

http://www.garmin.com/products/gpsIIIp/spec.html

http://www.magellangps.com/en/products/product.asp?PRODID=98

lots of maps CDs available on Ebay as well
ok forgive the ignorance mate but as i see you are using yours in Canada now would it be posible to download mapping for any country .........ok thinkin about it if i buy it here it would be set up for GB ok forget i ever asked .....brain going to mush must need sleep. ok just one more question would it be possible to use the aux power that is fitted to the gw on these sat navs or do they all need batterys?and thanks again ccsailor
 

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My Garmin V came with an auto mount and I purchased a RAM mount for the bike I installed a cigarette light holder on my 85 Aspy and it plugs into that to get its power, also in the car I just plug into existing cig lighter.
Not sure when plugged into the computer whether it draws it's power from the serial plug.
I would imagine the whole GB would fit into the memory, not trying to be a smart a s s but over here I have to put detailed maps into memory depending where I am riding the back roads, although it does have a base map of US and CAN.
I just came back from the Honda Homecoming and didnt load local mapping into it but still used it for pointing to where I wanted to end up and then travelled back roads part of the way, Very usefull, better than a bagfull of maps when doing a long jorurney.....now for my Sirrius radio :)
 

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Not sure when plugged into the computer whether it draws it's power from the serial plug.


It doesn't. Can't pull power from serial...only USB and Firwire.
 

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both my units have a power input from Aux socket on bike I installed a socket inside the left fairing cover under the soft cover\

As for maps you can get them for almost anywhere in the world (see links above post)the units themselves doNOT hold all this data what you do is download from your computer the area that you are in usually 3-4 counties sucks if you go across Canada as you would have to bring a laptop with the info on it and download daily for that days travel

BUT worth it You can "breadcrumb " your route for the day upload it into your computer and see where you've been ( I don't show the other half this feature)
 

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Oh yeh forget 400 pounds is way to much to spend on this My unit including hanllebar mount cords etc is worth about $200 CDN
 

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thank all for the help,am still looking and getting more info on as many differant ones as possible,as for the £400 that is about mid range price that they seem to go for over here,unless anyone knows better

:18blue:what no trikes:jumper:
 

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thank all for the help,am still looking and getting more info on as many differant ones as possible,as for the £400 that is about mid range price that they seem to go for over here,unless anyone knows better

:18blue:what no trikes:jumper:
I purchased a Navigon 4 from a store called Makro in Belfast for £250, about six months ago.It came with maps preloaded for UK and Ireland, and seeing that it was on "special", I also got all the discs for 19 European countries as well.:clapper:

Halfords are also selling them, and some other makes as well. Halfords in Dublin are selling the Navigonfor €460, but with only the UK and Ireland maps.:baffled:

The pack consists of the unit, maps, mount for car and (push)bike, which I modified to fit my bike, mains and car adaptor, and also a weather-resistant transparantcover which can be slipped on in the event of rain. ('T'aintwaterproof) Had that tested a couple of weeks back. Worked well.:cooler:

Navigon also sell under the names of Transonic and Blue Media, but it is all the same inside and out, just different names.

This works well for me. Check them out. http://www.navigon.com/

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I just stop and ask for directions whenever i get lost, :stumped:it's cheaper than all those gadgets. :clapper:

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Hi old horse. I think the Garmin Quest is the cheapest Garmin that's waterproof. There are some new Garmins just out that are cheaper but they aren't waterproof.
 

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seems a good buy will investigate further thanks for that phil.

:18blue:what no trikes:cussing:
 

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Dont know if it is any good to you but i have a Streetpilot III you can have for £275. Think i have the Touratech mounting bracket for it as well (somewhere) You will need a Kennedy Cellset interface to get power and audio to the system. The maps are version 5 but with the version 6 update disc. It is in good working order and little used. Has all the packaging and various cables that are required

On the issue of GPS steer clear of the StreetPilot 2620 this is a hard drive based unit and if for what ever reason it developes a fault and Garmin get wind of the fact it has been on a motorbike they will not honour any warranty issues.

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Hey Redwing

Hard to get lost on that little island of your's anyway Just go straight until you hit the sea turn left and you'll eventually find home is my understanding
 

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I'll ship over my Magellan too you for $175 Cdn whatever that works out to You can download the maps of Europe (I have the maps of European Cities beats me why) from Bear shar** from what I understand

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Hey Redwing

Hard to get lost on that little island of your's anyway Just go straight until you hit the sea turn left and you'll eventually find home is my understanding
Hey ccsailor :leprechaun:I dont have any problems on the Island, :weightlifter:it's when i hit the main land the problems start :stumped: but i like to stop with the folks and have a wee :3sum:chat and get all the directions from them. :clapper:

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ccsailor wrote:
And you cal the mainland What ? England? Ireland? SCOTLAND!!!!!!!
IRELAND :clapper:

:leprechaun: :18red: :leprechaun:
 
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