1st time GPS Buyer

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Laurie
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Re: 1st time GPS Buyer

Post by Laurie » Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:36 am

Grave dig
I have bought my first GPS finally and being a KLR owner i went cheap $65 "media tek" and $39 for the bits and bobs to mount to the bars .
It was to be used in the car and on the bike , in the car its fine but the vibrations on the bike have it cycling on and off every minute or so :lolno:
I will try softer foam in the mount . Would putting the gps in the top pocket of a tank bag overheat it ?

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Re: 1st time GPS Buyer

Post by Redback » Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:29 pm

Tank bag should be fine, shouldn't be any hotter than it would be on a car windscreen, is it a water/dust proof GPS (eg) designed for a motorcycle/outdoor use??
Cheers Baz.

2006 R1200GS.....1973 H2-A Kawasaki 750

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Re: 1st time GPS Buyer

Post by Laurie » Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:40 pm

Cool it will give me a reason to use the tank bag and no its not water or dust proof but it was cheap and it helped me get out of the city today so thats a win .
:( pity i saw two bent bikes and a car at mt mee . ( did not look bad )

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Re: 1st time GPS Buyer

Post by Redback » Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:12 am

Tank bag is probably your best position, otherwise it won't last being out in the elements and vibration will eventually kill it.
Cheers Baz.

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Re: 1st time GPS Buyer

Post by Andrew2 » Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:46 am

If you can isolate the vibration Laurie this might be a nice alternative.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YG6G4drqXus

Not sure of the brand but I'm sure it wouldn't be hard to track down.

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Re: 1st time GPS Buyer

Post by Laurie » Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:26 pm

Yes ebay has pretty similar things but i was concerned about the heat build up , might need to revisit . Thanks

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Re: 1st time GPS Buyer

Post by Redback » Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:36 pm

Andrew2 wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:46 am
If you can isolate the vibration Laurie this might be a nice alternative.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YG6G4drqXus

Not sure of the brand but I'm sure it wouldn't be hard to track down.
Are we talking about the bike here or the little pouch with the GPS in it on the bars :wtf:

























:mrgreen:
Cheers Baz.

2006 R1200GS.....1973 H2-A Kawasaki 750

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Re: 1st time GPS Buyer

Post by Andrew2 » Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:17 am

:fitz: :lol:

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