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Offline russ_fae_fyvie

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Car Sat Navs ?
on: December 25, 2012, 07:57:40 PM
I've had a Garmin 765T for a couple of years or so although not used a lot.

When I was in Ireland last year, it died for no reason and then came back to life a couple of days later. Never really knew why but I wondered if using a Car Sat Nav on a bike is dodgy due to the vibrations on the bike ?

The roads I was on were pretty rough (not off road!!)  and next year, as we are off to Austria, I need something that isn't going to die like that.

Just wondered what everyone elses thoughts were using a Car Sat Nav coz they are a damn sight cheaper than Bike Sat Navs ?

Thoughts and experiences appreciated.


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Re: Car Sat Navs ?
Reply #1 on: December 25, 2012, 09:57:30 PM
You might want to have a waterproof satnav,just an idea...
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Re: Car Sat Navs ?
Reply #2 on: December 26, 2012, 08:29:56 AM
I use my  TomTom 930 ,
it, s original for a car , but on dry days it works fine mounted with a Givi holder,  :028:

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Re: Car Sat Navs ?
Reply #3 on: December 26, 2012, 09:54:24 AM
Hi Russ.
Maybe your lucky day!  :152:
Father Crimble delivered to me a Zumo 660LM.
This makes my TomTom Rider 2 somewhat redundant.  It has a fully updated Western Europe Map, plus Western Europe Speed Camera database, and 4GB SD Card.  Would include an active Motorcycle Docking Unit (with Battery Lead), and Active In Car Docking Unit.(with  in car power lead). I have an active subscription with Tomtom for map and speed camera datebase updates for the next 6 months at least.  Can check exact length if you are interested, and could make a work round so a buyer continues with the active subscription.
Email me if interested,  or anyone else for that matter !!!!!!!!


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Re: Car Sat Navs ?
Reply #4 on: December 26, 2012, 03:56:53 PM
*Originally Posted by Deauke [+]
I use my  TomTom 930 ,
it, s original for a car , but on dry days it works fine mounted with a Givi holder,  :028:

Deauke :038:

Got one !

Used the 765 with the waterproof case and its been fine, just concerned car sat navs cant handle the vibes.


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Re: Car Sat Navs ?
Reply #5 on: December 27, 2012, 04:26:54 PM
Hi Russ, just to say ... all the roads in Ireland are rough and its funny to hear Brits complain about the English surfaces being bad when we consider them silky smooth.
I have a Garmin 660 like SPW999 with all the access as he mentioned. It also includes a screen which resists petrol splashes unlike a car variety, which destroys the screen with a drop of petrol. A once off payment to Garmin means its updated well into the future and it has more features than I'm able to use. Lockable Touratech bracket is a must though ( at the usual ludicrous high fee.
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Re: Car Sat Navs ?
Reply #6 on: December 27, 2012, 06:38:30 PM
*Originally Posted by russ_fae_fyvie [+]
......

Just wondered what everyone elses thoughts were using a Car Sat Nav coz they are a damn sight cheaper than Bike Sat Navs ?

Thoughts and experiences appreciated.
.... i have a Zumo 660 and never would go back on a cheapy. Two main reasons: bigger screen and waterproof case, makes life pretty easy.

On the other hand if you put a Car Sat Nav in a watertight bag AND on top of say a tankbag it would be much out of vibrations and could be just good enough to bring you there too.

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Re: Car Sat Navs ?
Reply #7 on: December 27, 2012, 07:09:02 PM
660 all the way. Buy it once and you'll never need another GPS  :062: