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Gadget : GPS device on bikes


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nuvi 500/550 some shops selling $400 upwards...

motorcycle spec wan more exp bah

JK is selling the nuvi 500 for $499

http://www.jkcommercial.com.sg/index-1.html

 

cheaper alternative is to buy from Amazon.com: US$262 ... about S$320 @1.22 excluding shipping.

shipping can use VPOST or direct from Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/Garmin-n%C3%BCvi-3-5-Inch-Portable-Navigator/dp/B001CT009O/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1314265347&sr=8-2

 

for mounting to bike, strongly recommend investment in RAM Mount kit, a little expensive but its definitely worth it. i've got 2 sets on my bike, 1 for nuvi 550, another for camera :p

 

check this out...

Garmin Waterproof GPS & RAM Mounting Solutions

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shipping can use VPOST or direct from Amazon.

 

when buying electronics devices or any thing that use batteries, and shipping it here via Vpost, use only the Oregon address and not the California address. California has some strange regulations that prohibit the shipment of these item out of USA.

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Any cheap GPS to recommand?

To ride on the road, You need skills,Stamina, or even luck.

 

But to be a good rider, you have to change with your environment,and adjust yourself to its rhythm.

 

Cultivate the confidence to face the different situations. Don't let yourself to be subdued by the environment :thumb:

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Usually car gps is cheap enough. Juz mount it. I dun think u wanna ride in the rain while looking at ur small gps rite. Its already dangerous enough that u r riding in the rain.

 

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Honda cbr 600 rr

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anyone interested in tis?

only used it 2 times on the road as i cant concentrate looking on gps and road at the same time

as long as got handlebar can mount

the grip is adjustable so basically can fit anything

 

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Actually i have been using my Ram mount for the last 6 months and normally don't remove it from the bike at all...I don't think lot of people actually know it is removable and not rally interested in stealing them :p

 

Hi, have a question for the folks using RAM mount to mount their GPS device. When you ride with this, do you leave the mount on the bike, or do you remove it?

 

If you remove it, do you find it very "ma fan", everytime have to unlatch the satnav, pull out the electrical cable, unscrew the RAM mount, and then when you want to ride again, put it back?

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Usually car gps is cheap enough. Juz mount it. I dun think u wanna ride in the rain while looking at ur small gps rite. Its already dangerous enough that u r riding in the rain.

 

 

If you are in Thailand, in middle of rain, and no shelter, you reach a junction.. there you can appreciate the value of waterproof GPS.

 

and even on Highway

no rain - mount the GPS

rain - stop the bike, take out and put into bag/box

no rain - stop the bike, mount the GPS

rain - stop the bike, take out and put into bag/box

no rain - stop the bike, mount the GPS

rain - stop the bike, take out and put into bag/box

no rain - stop the bike, mount the GPS

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I am thinking of powering a Nuvi 550 by the bike's batt. Was wondering which is a better method and more weather resistant?

 

Method 1. Installing a cigg lighter onto my bike and using the standard vehicle power cable Garmin provides.

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Method 2. Buying https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=27931 and having this USB cable permanently connected to the bike with the USB end hidden away.

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Theres always have some method to rain proof it.

 

- waterproof case from ebay

- ram waterproof case

- tank bag

- etc

Past to present rides

 

Honda nsr sp 150 pro arm

Honda super4 ver s - yamaha rxz 135

Honda cbr 600 rr

Suzuki hayabusa 1300 - yamaha cygnus 125 - yamaha lc135 spark

Aprilia sr max 300 I.e

 

http://p1.bikepics.com/2013/10/22/bikepics-2608839-full.jpg

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I am thinking of powering a Nuvi 550 by the bike's batt. Was wondering which is a better method and more weather resistant?

 

Method 1. Installing a cigg lighter onto my bike and using the standard vehicle power cable Garmin provides.

or

Method 2. Buying https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=27931 and having this USB cable permanently connected to the bike with the USB end hidden away.

 

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based on experience, the Garmin USB is not suitable for Singapore (at least for me)

 

bought this as part of package from JK, and after a few months the USB connector got greenish mould even i cover with plastic and twist tie.

 

so GPS was not able to power up by this unit

 

went back to JK, he helped to exchange new one, new model comes with cap to prevent exposure.

 

again after 3 months, USB connector got mould again (even with cap) and loose connection.

 

Tried to use the 3M contact cleaner but still not able to power-up the GPS.

 

So i sent back to Garmin agent (NaviCom at Ubi) since March... no news from them till now.

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based on experience, the Garmin USB is not suitable for Singapore (at least for me)

 

bought this as part of package from JK, and after a few months the USB connector got greenish mould even i cover with plastic and twist tie.

 

so GPS was not able to power up by this unit

 

went back to JK, he helped to exchange new one, new model comes with cap to prevent exposure.

 

again after 3 months, USB connector got mould again (even with cap) and loose connection.

 

Tried to use the 3M contact cleaner but still not able to power-up the GPS.

 

So i sent back to Garmin agent (NaviCom at Ubi) since March... no news from them till now.

 

I think it's rider's problem.... hahahahahahaa!!!

#ShutUp_and_Ride

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based on experience, the Garmin USB is not suitable for Singapore (at least for me)

 

bought this as part of package from JK, and after a few months the USB connector got greenish mould even i cover with plastic and twist tie.

 

so GPS was not able to power up by this unit

 

went back to JK, he helped to exchange new one, new model comes with cap to prevent exposure.

 

again after 3 months, USB connector got mould again (even with cap) and loose connection.

 

Tried to use the 3M contact cleaner but still not able to power-up the GPS.

 

So i sent back to Garmin agent (NaviCom at Ubi) since March... no news from them till now.

 

Thanks alot for the information you shared.

 

I will install a 12V cig socket then as it is more universal and could be used to power other devices, quite worried about rain water seeping into the electrical connections (male and female parts of the 12V cig lighter) and shorting when i ride in the rain.

 

Any experience with this?

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I downloaded a free thailand map, but it interfers with my current map replacing the 'Gmapssup' file for it to work.

 

When I use it, the GPS cannot show the minor roads in SG and Malaysia, only the expressways.

Only way is to have 2 sets of files in 2 SD card's chips and swap them whenever I need.

 

What do you guys use?

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My gps use internal and external memory. Able to select map from either memory. So it's ok for me. Just have to switch once in Thailand.

If you don't wanna switch, can use malfreemaps but Thailand portion not as updated.

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I downloaded a free thailand map, but it interfers with my current map replacing the 'Gmapssup' file for it to work.

 

When I use it, the GPS cannot show the minor roads in SG and Malaysia, only the expressways.

Only way is to have 2 sets of files in 2 SD card's chips and swap them whenever I need.

 

What do you guys use?

 

What model is your GPS ?

 

What other maps do you have in the SD Card, and in the device memory ?

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Using Etrex. Only got the free MalSing2003 map in the mirco SD card.

Got thailand map in another folder in the same mirco SD card but cannot switch from one map to the other without having to overrride one of the files using a laptop, rendering the other map unusable.

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Using Etrex. Only got the free MalSing2003 map in the mirco SD card.

Got thailand map in another folder in the same mirco SD card but cannot switch from one map to the other without having to overrride one of the files using a laptop, rendering the other map unusable.

 

Etrex is only capable of reading one map file.

The easiest way is to use mfm map as it consists of Singapore, east/west Malaysia, Thailand. But their Thailand map, especially bangkok is not so detail.

 

Alternatively, you can freely available software such as Sendmap20, to combine all your maps into one gmapsupp.img file. The danger is that if these individual maps do not have a common boundary, then the maps when combined will lose some details.

 

 

Another way is to put individual maps into separate sdcard. So you insert the appropriate sdcard as you journey through different countries.

 

If I were you, just upgrade to a newer model which can accept multiple maps

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Help! Help!

 

Is Zumo 660 compatible with U Clear headset? I asked this as

 

1. I am planning to buy 660.

2. Was unable to pair them ( tried to pair my U Clear with a friend's Zumo 660 but failed).

3. I read about compatibility issue http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcycle-intercoms/uclear-hbc-100/part-2.htm and I am now confused.

 

Thanks in advance !!!

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