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Gadget : GPS device on bikes


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So you take the mount out everytime? Isn't that troublesome?

 

Just a matter of adding this into the routine. Of course u won't need the gps everyday when in Sillypore. But if u have/want to, it's always prudent to take it off when parking. Remember... Low Crime doesn't mean No Crime. Haha!!

 

Sometimes if I'm close by I'll leave mine on the bike just becos mine which is on a ram mount and the screws are very tight. One can hardly unscrew with barehands easily and usually I'll have to wear glove to unscrew. BUT.... Mine is those small zipper leather casing type and all it takes is to unzip and take the device out leaving only the casing with the ram mount still fastened. :p

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I think all the RAM mount have that type of easy-off system to release the GPS. We all grab the GPS with us I think when leaving the bike, it's leaving the mount behind that's interesting.

As for unscrewing the U-Bolt part from the handlebar, good luck to thieves, unless they come at it with plenty of time and the right wrench size, I doubt they can unfasten mine...tightened that baby like there's no tomorrow :)

 

I'm going to get the lock, for 22USD + shipping I think it will be still cheaper than getting it in SG. Anyone can confirm its price here ?

Maybe we can order a few and save on shipping ?

I think it's worth the investment, seeing that the RAM can not only be used for our current GPS but for other things as well in the future if we want.. If I get the knob and use it everyday for a year, that'll be worth it !

 

Maybe we could look it up online as well: the knob screw size is very standard, it's possible there are out there cheaper mechanism to lock it the way the RAM one does.

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Thanks for the very detailed reply! Really appreciate it. Yeah I've been taking it out every time for the last 6mths and its really a pain in e ***. My RAM mount doesnt come with the locking device tho - it's just the part attached to the handlebar and the cradle w its stem. So I can't really lock it unless I buy the additional lock. Haha. Its a catch-22 - either extra money or extra work.

I suppose I'll just take it off everytime I use it then.

 

Nobody steals the ram device, I left my whole mounting kit + ram mount for the past 3 years. Parked in all sorts of public car park.

 

I think all the RAM mount have that type of easy-off system to release the GPS. We all grab the GPS with us I think when leaving the bike, it's leaving the mount behind that's interesting.

As for unscrewing the U-Bolt part from the handlebar, good luck to thieves, unless they come at it with plenty of time and the right wrench size, I doubt they can unfasten mine...tightened that baby like there's no tomorrow :)

The thefts are more interested in your bike than the mount, another suggestion is to put a cap over the mount each time you leave your bike. You can easily find these caps anywhere.

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Nobody steals the ram device, I left my whole mounting kit + ram mount for the past 3 years. Parked in all sorts of public car park.

 

Is it also made of a central piece that can be removed by turning the plastic knob ?

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I think all the RAM mount have that type of easy-off system to release the GPS. We all grab the GPS with us I think when leaving the bike, it's leaving the mount behind that's interesting.

As for unscrewing the U-Bolt part from the handlebar, good luck to thieves, unless they come at it with plenty of time and the right wrench size, I doubt they can unfasten mine...tightened that baby like there's no tomorrow :)

 

I'm going to get the lock, for 22USD + shipping I think it will be still cheaper than getting it in SG. Anyone can confirm its price here ?

Maybe we can order a few and save on shipping ?

I think it's worth the investment, seeing that the RAM can not only be used for our current GPS but for other things as well in the future if we want.. If I get the knob and use it everyday for a year, that'll be worth it !

 

Maybe we could look it up online as well: the knob screw size is very standard, it's possible there are out there cheaper mechanism to lock it the way the RAM one does.

 

On Amazon US its about USD18. Here's the link: http://www.amazon.com/RAM-Mount-Knob-Keyed-Lock/dp/B001GFCZV0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1333988638&sr=8-1

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Nah I don't use it that much in Singapore. But if dun use also abit wasted. Leaving it around and letting the battery drain. So occasionally, like once a week, i'll just turn it on to let it have a go. I supp those that can afford to buy a GPS can afford to buy a mount as well. But as O'Ren said, some people might just be missing that particular part. o.o

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Yeah but they don't ship it for free to the US, it's +4 USD shipping :)

 

I am looking at other knob locks, and found a set of 4 going at the same price as the Ram one.

Now I need to make sure the bolt thread size will fit.

 

Can anyone confirm that the central bolt of the RAM vertical piece, where the knob goes, is a M6 thread ?

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Hi fellow riders.

 

Sorry to interrrupt. Im riding a Gilera St200 with the original windscreen and I have a Garmin 735. Normally, I just use the original sucker from Garmin to stick onto the windscreen. After sometime, it doesn't hold that tight anymore. When the road is bumpy, the whole Gps and sucker will drop. I'm thinking if anyone can advice me a shop who can install a holder permanently on the windscreen and also a cigarette socket where i can charge the Gps. Thanks a lot.

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Hi fellow riders.

 

Sorry to interrrupt. Im riding a Gilera St200 with the original windscreen and I have a Garmin 735. Normally, I just use the original sucker from Garmin to stick onto the windscreen. After sometime, it doesn't hold that tight anymore. When the road is bumpy, the whole Gps and sucker will drop. I'm thinking if anyone can advice me a shop who can install a holder permanently on the windscreen and also a cigarette socket where i can charge the Gps. Thanks a lot.

 

See above post by Oren.

 

 

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I just saw the facebook page of the ram mount distributor for south east asia. Dont know if they sell direct or not, but maybe we can do a mass order? I'm interested in an X-Grip for my iPhone. https://www.facebook.com/RAMMountSG

 

I seriously doubt that is the actual agent for ram mount SEA. Their only product now is the X-grip. Hahaha!!

 

Try GPScity on eBay. Their prices are quite good and lots of selection too. I got all my ram stuff from them. X-grip, camera screw base, arms, GPS cradle etc.

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I bought the Ram mount and aqua box, to waterproof my Garmin automotive GPS. The aquabox with the ram mount total about USD65 not inculsive of shipping yet. Total paid about SGD120.

 

http://www.rammount.com/EmptyPages/AQUABOXES/AQ2MAIN/tabid/1539/Default.aspx

 

http://www.rammount.com/Gallery/images/RAM-B-149Z-AQ2U/high/RAM-B-149Z-AQ21.jpg

 

Before that I was using those water proof pouches from ebay, however when I put the pouches under the rain to test, I found water seeps into the pouch. The plastic parts cause alot of vibration compare to using the ram mount which is solid as rock.

 

The total cost is cheaper than the zumo, but then the automotive GPS is not readable under the sun light.

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Guys, I am going to buy the NUVI2465LM since i can't find cheaper that that, around 200$.

As for the RamMount , so far reading through posts and i know that can get from jkcommercial.

PPL saying ram mout is about 200 but from amazon, it only cause 20US$~+.

Also found Arkon which is 17US$

 

Is Ram mount in singapore really expensive?

Or should i bought from Amazon. Any advice, thanks.

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Guys, I am going to buy the NUVI2465LM since i can't find cheaper that that, around 200$.

As for the RamMount , so far reading through posts and i know that can get from jkcommercial.

PPL saying ram mout is about 200 but from amazon, it only cause 20US$~+.

Also found Arkon which is 17US$

 

Is Ram mount in singapore really expensive?

Or should i bought from Amazon. Any advice, thanks.

 

I buy direct from RAM Mount website, because Amazon don't ship these to Singapore and you have to pay 2 times shipping, 1 time to ship from Amazon to Vpost and 2nd time from Vpost to Singapore.

Current Ride - 2004 Kawasaki Z750

http://www.motorvoordelig.nl/images/laser/pics_hot_kaw_z750_04-.jpg

 

My Z750 DIY Page

http://www.singaporebikes.com/forums/showthread.php/361701-2004-Kawasaki-Z750-DIY-Guide

 

04 Z750 Specification

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I just leave the ram ball on my bike, I remove the rest of the ram mount and GPS, by just loosening the knob, takes about 10-20sec at most. And keep everything inside my box.

 

For stop and Go, i.e pump petrol, where I can see my bike, I will just remove GPS and leave the ram mount on the bike.

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My Z750 DIY Page

http://www.singaporebikes.com/forums/showthread.php/361701-2004-Kawasaki-Z750-DIY-Guide

 

04 Z750 Specification

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Just wondering if any bros here using car gps on their bike? (cos bike GPS much more ex compared to car's)

 

Thanks...

 

Ya I am using. Garmin 2465. There is Bluetooth. But am disappointed as cannot pair with earpiece. Bluetooth only for phone to GPS speaker. Other than that, the maps have been great.

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Ya I am using. Garmin 2465. There is Bluetooth. But am disappointed as cannot pair with earpiece. Bluetooth only for phone to GPS speaker. Other than that, the maps have been great.

Woo cool.. Can i know how much u got it for? And if you are using a car gps on a bike, how do you mount it and keep it waterproof?

 

Thanks.

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Just wondering if any bros here using car gps on their bike? (cos bike GPS much more ex compared to car's)

 

Thanks...

 

Using car gps on bikes is generally not recommended because of several reasons. One, the gps is not waterproof, and in the erratic Singapore weather, you might not have time to waterproof your gps. Two, touchscreen. Motorcycle gps are glove friendly. Some of the gps for cars will not work if you use your gloves on them. Three, sunlight readable screen - self-explanatory. And four, motorcycle gps are made to withstand the petrol fumes, jolting on the road, and all the other knocks that come along with biking. So think about whether the extra bit saved is worth it!

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020307-050408: Honda Phantom TA200 (FU9253X)

030508-170115: Honda Shadow Slasher (FV5149K)

010213-010415: Harley-Davidson FLSTC Heritage Softail Classic (FBC822E)

090313-121113: Honda Phantom TA200 (FU2004U)

310315-present: Harley-Davidson FLHTK Ultra Limited (FBJ-----)

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Woo cool.. Can i know how much u got it for? And if you are using a car gps on a bike, how do you mount it and keep it waterproof?

 

Thanks.

 

I got em during a PC Show. As for mounts, might wan to consider RAM Aqua boxes. http://www.rammount.com/Products/AquaBoxMounts/tabid/125/Default.aspx

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Using car gps on bikes is generally not recommended because of several reasons. One, the gps is not waterproof, and in the erratic Singapore weather, you might not have time to waterproof your gps. Two, touchscreen. Motorcycle gps are glove friendly. Some of the gps for cars will not work if you use your gloves on them. Three, sunlight readable screen - self-explanatory. And four, motorcycle gps are made to withstand the petrol fumes, jolting on the road, and all the other knocks that come along with biking. So think about whether the extra bit saved is worth it!

 

I have used a car GPS with RAM aqua box,

 

1. The RAM aqua box resolve the waterproofing issue

2. Car GPS touch screen works fine with gloves on.

3. I adjust the screen brightness and angle of view so that my body block the sunlight to overcome the unreadable in sunlight issue

4. The RAM aqua box offer the protection of the GPS from the petrol fumes and elements of nature.

 

The car GPS + Aqua box ram box is a cheaper alternative compare to the motorcycle GPS, but if you have extra cash to spend then go ahead and buy the motorcycle GPS.

Current Ride - 2004 Kawasaki Z750

http://www.motorvoordelig.nl/images/laser/pics_hot_kaw_z750_04-.jpg

 

My Z750 DIY Page

http://www.singaporebikes.com/forums/showthread.php/361701-2004-Kawasaki-Z750-DIY-Guide

 

04 Z750 Specification

http://jarlef.no/Kawasaki/PDF/2004/PDFfiles/z750PDF04.pdf

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Marbella N52 5 inch

vs

Garmin nuvi52lm 5 inch

 

Which one is better please. Both price not different. There's also tomtom 4.3 inch nearly same price range.

Can't decide which to buy. Any advice pls.

 

Anybody got experience with JK Commercial for Ram mount.

Do they provide installation also? It's on 5th or 6th floor rite.

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