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Re: 1st time GPS Buyer

Post by Whitey » Sun Jun 12, 2011 10:04 am

Yes, GPSOZ or maybe even Bunnings... they're just U-Bolts after all.

I also have 28mm bars, tapering out to 22mm. The supplied U-Bolt won't go around the 28mm section, but fits nicely just to the side where it begins to taper.
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Re: 1st time GPS Buyer

Post by plindz » Wed Jun 15, 2011 7:09 pm

G'day
The "U" bolt is proving to be a bit tougher than you'd expect. I was tyring to get the ram mount down close to handlebar clamp. Even Bunnings don't have anything. But i might be in luck at a boating place at Belmont. :pray:

What size (if any) SD card would be the best size to use :?:

Have ordered the Scala G4 Headset - any feedback on these.

The other half is happy about me getting this stuff - I think there is an ulterior motive though :shitfan:
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Re: 1st time GPS Buyer

Post by 1coolbanana » Wed Jun 15, 2011 7:37 pm

Thats a bit of a bugger about the U bolt :?
SD card size will depend on whether youre going to fill it with music or not.
If not, then just for routes, shonky maps etc, 2Gb is heaps, actually 1Gb is probably heaps!
If you intend filling with music then thats a different story.
I tried the music through bluetooth via the Zumo and its sucks to be frank! So I wouldnt bother.
I use my iPod direct to the headset, works great.

Scala, no idea, I use Sena, but they are supposed to be excellent.

You are about to embark on a great adventure known as bluetooth!!! Goodluck :lol:

Oh, and there is ALWAYS an ulterior motive :eh: :confused: :shifty:
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Re: 1st time GPS Buyer

Post by plindz » Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:42 pm

MMMMMMMM - Sounds like another thing to get use to (bluetooth)

Is the Sena headset compatible with other brands???.

I have spoken to the guys ay GPSOZ who recommended no bigger than a 4GB because the unit will" lock up". They are sending me an SD Card (suited to mac) that will come supplied with OZTopo (1gb) and leave some space for music and other stuff. They initially sent me one suited to PC which is going back

The main aim for the bluetooth connection is to -
1.receive voice commands from the GPS :crazy:
2.Talk to other rider(s) on the go :clap:
3.Take Phone calls where possible :wave:
4.Listen to music (inc radio) :ear:

Hopefully these things will work ok (items 1&2 are priority)

From your experience is "bluetooth" working Ok??? - does it require any special setup, inc helmet speaker setup :crazy:

I will be giving the GPS unit a basic try out this weekend (albeit in a car) ,so i'm keen to see how it goes

Maybe time for someone to run a training session on this stuff??????
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Re: 1st time GPS Buyer

Post by 1coolbanana » Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:34 pm

Most brands are NOT compatible with other brands when it comes to intercom mode.
You with a Scala and me with a Sena wouldnt not be able to talk.
Uncle Dave and I both have Sena and Zumo and talk all day with them.
We manage to use intercom, phone and ipod, anymore and it all goes pair shaped!
Still goes bad and needs to be rebooted frequently.

Every brand has its own issues but the main reason we got the Sena is for the volume, and it has enough volume to be used with earplugs.

I hear good reports about the Scala so you may manage to do all the things you want but dont count on it.

We use them, number 1 is for intercom (good for nearly a kilometer), 2nd for phone, and 3rd for Ipod but thats hardwired.
Dont bother with spoken directions if we intend using intercom because it makes it all go bad!

It will depend on your individual setup, the version bluetoooth the Zumo is running, the type of phone you are using and if you pair the phone and headset to the Zumo or the headset to the Zumo and the headset to the phone seperately.

The Zumo is apparently the weak link with an old version or bluetooth, but that may be our problem and you may have a newer version since ours are a couple years old now.

You may be lucky, it may all work for you or you may have to prioritise .

Good luck :lolno:
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Re: 1st time GPS Buyer

Post by plindz » Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:16 pm

Yee-Ha - it's here - the new Scala Rider G4 headset. :dance:

"I'll just open up the fancy lookin' box and see whats in here" - " mmm, this looks flash -oh! nice manual - wow!! 13hrs talk time - geez!! Fits virtually any helmet - Sheeeeet!! 5 min self install" :imaposer:

They must have had a misprint about the install time, try 50 mins (almost had to buy a new helmet) :mad:

Anyhow 4 beers later got it fitted - speakers fit well, can't even tell they are in the helmet, speaker wires tuck nicely into liner, mike tucks nicely into helmet mouthpiece

"Now - if I can just find someone with a similar headset to see if comms are workin"

4 hrs charge time (1st time) - looks like another day for a test run

"I'll get back to you shortly" :thumb:
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Re: 1st time GPS Buyer

Post by plindz » Sun Jun 19, 2011 6:57 pm

I'm convinced - these things are mean't to test our patience :mad:

Zumo + Mac = @#$% :wall:
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Re: 1st time GPS Buyer

Post by 1coolbanana » Sun Jun 19, 2011 8:13 pm

Yep...... :lol:

Funny how the happiness turns quickly to despair :lolno:

Bit like marriage!
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Re: 1st time GPS Buyer

Post by plindz » Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:33 pm

Finally - some light at the end of the tunnel :crazy:

After many calls to GPSOZ we have realised I have been sent (2 times) PC software instead of Mac software :doh: Just need to talk to the right person (Brian). I await the pending arrival of the correct stuff :whistle:

Hopefully this will get things on the right track (pardon the pun)

On a brighter note - got the GPS, phone and Scala Headset all paired with Bluetooth. The headset is working, the GPS answered a call and i got to have some more beer - Got to love technology (and beer)

I'll get back to you shortly :thumb:
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Re: 1st time GPS Buyer

Post by 1coolbanana » Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:24 pm

WOOOO HOOOOOOO .............. :lol:
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