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Gadget : GPS device on bikes


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hi guy, like to check wif all the bro here...for car gps izzit possible to be use on bike as in the refresh and location wise...

 

Essentially, the GPS are the same. For bikes, they are ruggedised to cope with the dust and rain.

 

another question is for the battery wise i see that the gps only last 2-3 hr... and how to we charge on the go...

tks in advance

 

The GPS can draw its power from the bike's battery. The power consumption of the gps is very minimal and even on the smallest bike, there will be no degradation on the battery performance.

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Hello GPS experts,

I have a Zumo550 and I lost one of the spacers for the RAM mount. It's the thing circled in the picture.

 

[ATTACH=CONFIG]207397[/ATTACH]

 

May I know where I can buy a replacement in Singapore? Thanks.

 

Not sure if I am of any help here.

 

That piece is just a spacer right ? Rubber ? Get the measurements, and get it fabricated at Garlin

http://www.garlin-rubber.com/

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Hello GPS experts,

I have a Zumo550 and I lost one of the spacers for the RAM mount. It's the thing circled in the picture.

 

[ATTACH=CONFIG]207397[/ATTACH]

 

May I know where I can buy a replacement in Singapore? Thanks.

 

I think I might have a spare I can give you - Got a few of these things in a bag with other bolts and crap and I'm not using it. Can you give me the exact measurement, length and diameter of the hole so I can see if it's indeed what you need ?

It might not be fitting but it's worth the shot.

 

Otherwise, this is the official shop we go to for GPS/RAM Mount stuff: http://www.jkcommercial.com.sg

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Not sure if I am of any help here.

 

That piece is just a spacer right ? Rubber ? Get the measurements, and get it fabricated at Garlin

http://www.garlin-rubber.com/

 

Hi Demon,

It is some kind of hard plastic. I think rubber won't be suitable because it is load bearing (has to bear the load of the cradle). Thanks for the suggestion though!

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I think I might have a spare I can give you - Got a few of these things in a bag with other bolts and crap and I'm not using it. Can you give me the exact measurement, length and diameter of the hole so I can see if it's indeed what you need ?

It might not be fitting but it's worth the shot.

 

Otherwise, this is the official shop we go to for GPS/RAM Mount stuff: http://www.jkcommercial.com.sg

 

Hi O'Ren,

Thanks so much for the offer. The OD is 12.75mm, ID is 6.5mm and the length is 12.5mm.

 

Once again, thanks for your kind offer!

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The OD and ID are the right ones, but the length of the one I have is a bit longer, 16mm. But you probably can saw it off.

It's not made of flexible rubber, but rather some sort of thick black plastic (maybe it's super hard rubber ?)

 

I'm staying in the west and can meet you at the Rail Mall when you can if that works for you, or if too far from where you are, let me know where it would be more convenient for you and I'll see when I can make it today.

 

You can PM me your contact info to make it easier to communicate :)

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any1 care to share reviews on the handheld versions? esp. Series 62 :cheeky:

say in terms of speed to get satellite fix, battery consumption etc etc :dot:

 

TIA

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The OD and ID are the right ones, but the length of the one I have is a bit longer, 16mm. But you probably can saw it off.

It's not made of flexible rubber, but rather some sort of thick black plastic (maybe it's super hard rubber ?)

 

I'm staying in the west and can meet you at the Rail Mall when you can if that works for you, or if too far from where you are, let me know where it would be more convenient for you and I'll see when I can make it today.

 

You can PM me your contact info to make it easier to communicate :)

 

Thanks bro, I've sent you a PM. :)

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I'm still using the 60CSX as handheld. I would not buy it now as the latest maps will not be supported. Cheers

 

ah yes.... thk q for the advice :thumb:

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Hi Advrider, Which latest maps are you refering to? i just bought a new csx and a lil worried after reading this...

 

I'm talking about the latest MFM maps. More details read a few paws back… Also not to worry if you are like me using the Garmin SD card. Of course the ones given by MFM's more precise.....

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Hi Bros,

 

any recommendation on which GPS unit to get for both car and bike use? Most important is must be able to use MalSing maps, which I believe is available for free and constantly updated. My current HTC phone (more than 3 years old I guess) came with Windows Mobile 6.0 and MapKing preloaded with the Singapore map, but cannot read MalSing maps.

 

I believe the MapKing software needs additional registration and payment to read 3rd-party maps, which I think is unscrupulous (of MapKing) since the maps are not provided by them. For example, when I have Windows XP on my PC, I don't need to pay Microsoft additionally for running a 3rd-party application software.

 

Thanks for any advise and/or recommendation. Apologize if this issue had been discussed before in this thread.

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Winners

 

What type of gps you want also got to depend on your budget. One good recommendation will be the Garmin Zumo 660. It has everything, but with a budget constrain a Nuvi 500 will be just as good. You can get a reasonable priced Nuvi 500 from US due to our stronger currency. Both models recommended are fully water proof used bikes.

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I have not used a handheld for many years as I have moved on to the Nuvi so I would like to learn more about what you have posted.

 

I'm still using the 60CSX as handheld. I would not buy it now as the latest maps will not be supported. Cheers

 

I don't understand what you refer as "latest" map ?

 

The latest mapping compiling technology for Garmin format is known as "NT Map", all maps from City Navigator are in this format. I have checked in Garmin website that the 60CSx is compatible with City Navigator NT Map.

 

I'm talking about the latest MFM maps. More details read a few paws back… Also not to worry if you are like me using the Garmin SD card. Of course the ones given by MFM's more precise.....

 

From my understanding, MFM maps are created with third-party compiler thus it does not have Garmin proprietary features like Junction View, Lane Assist...etc. And MFM maps have been using the same compiler since day 1, meaning, MFM, regardless of version, can be used in the 60CSx.

 

Although the 60CSx has been discontinued, until now, it is still a favorite among the mappers and they are still using contributing to the MFM projects with track logs from their 60CSx.

 

So am I missing something ? :)

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Winners

 

What type of gps you want also got to depend on your budget. One good recommendation will be the Garmin Zumo 660. It has everything, but with a budget constrain a Nuvi 500 will be just as good. You can get a reasonable priced Nuvi 500 from US due to our stronger currency. Both models recommended are fully water proof used bikes.

 

Thanks Advrider, will look at both your recommendations and decide.

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Hi Bros,

 

any recommendation on which GPS unit to get for both car and bike use? Most important is must be able to use MalSing maps, which I believe is available for free and constantly updated. My current HTC phone (more than 3 years old I guess) came with Windows Mobile 6.0 and MapKing preloaded with the Singapore map, but cannot read MalSing maps.

 

I believe the MapKing software needs additional registration and payment to read 3rd-party maps, which I think is unscrupulous (of MapKing) since the maps are not provided by them. For example, when I have Windows XP on my PC, I don't need to pay Microsoft additionally for running a 3rd-party application software.

 

Thanks for any advise and/or recommendation. Apologize if this issue had been discussed before in this thread.

 

The Zumos are too expensive for what they do - not worth it unless you're cool forking out 600-800USD

The Nuvis are probably a good option for the dual use, but if you're going to us it more on the bike, i suggest you get a handled.

I picked the Oregon 450 and I'm so glad I did, it's pretty terrific for the bike, and I can fix it in the car as well. Now the big let down for handled is that often they don't give you audio directions, but they beep instead to announce your next turn/change of direction.

If you want a handled, look at the Montana, it's out in a few weeks and looks like the best of both world (handled & car)

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The Zumos are too expensive for what they do - not worth it unless you're cool forking out 600-800USD

The Nuvis are probably a good option for the dual use, but if you're going to us it more on the bike, i suggest you get a handled.

I picked the Oregon 450 and I'm so glad I did, it's pretty terrific for the bike, and I can fix it in the car as well. Now the big let down for handled is that often they don't give you audio directions, but they beep instead to announce your next turn/change of direction.

If you want a handled, look at the Montana, it's out in a few weeks and looks like the best of both world (handled & car)

 

Thanks O'Ren. I believe many handheld models have limited functions. Agree with you that Zumos are too costly. At another website, there are mention of those China made ones which serve pretty well. Was quite tempted to try one. They'd even come with multiple GPS softwares preloaded like Aigo, Route66, Garmin, Mapking, Papago etc, pending on models.

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The Zumos are too expensive for what they do - not worth it unless you're cool forking out 600-800USD

 

If you want a handled, look at the Montana, it's out in a few weeks and looks like the best of both world (handled & car)

 

If Zumo is expensive, then Montana is definitely not within your budget

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