Hello guys and girls,
I have been looking into this for a while now but I'm not sure whether there will be any problems. I was told yesterday that vibrations can wreck car sat nav on a motobike.
I am not sure how to power one but I have seen the female end of a cigarette lighter on e-bay to connect the cigarette lighter charger to: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/12V-inline-motorcycle-accessory-power-socket-65cm-cable_W0QQitemZ300283254956QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Motorcycle_Parts?hash=item45ea46d8ac but I am not sure about using this. I have also found the So Easy Rider V3: http://www.soeasygps.com/shop/kit-gps-moto.html which will make a car sat nav waterproof. Not sure the best way to hear the instructions yet though.
Can you help me at all please?
Car sat nav on a motorbike
Hello guys and girls,
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Cheers guys for your replies. I am now having trouble trying to figure out how to hear the instructions. I am not sure if the mini usb port has audio out but I have been told by someone that he doubts it. The TomTom Go 750 has bluetooth but is bulky, there are Garmin satnav which have bluetooth but I am not sure about them. I have been told that even with bluetooth they are only meant for connecting to a mobile phone and therefore I would have trouble connecting one to a headset. I don't know how true this is as Buybits.com have a bluetooth headset which they connect to a TomTom sat nav.
Can someone please help me with this?
Thanks for the reply but I am thinking about using it on the motorbike therefore thought it best to listen to it
Try Ram Mounts
Hi Paul, I was in your predicament last summer. I bought a Ram mounting bracket, and handlebar clamp, for my TomTom One. I got the correct power supply lead with inline fuse for the TomTom, and connected it straight to the battery. When I'm not using it I take the fuse out to prevent draining the battery. I got it from GPS Warehouse, who are the Uk distributors for this US product. They were extremely helpful. Unfortunately they are updateing their website and stock at the moment but you can still view the products on the US sites. I intend buying the medium aqua box this year for more weather protection. It is all a bit bulky but I've seen it in use and it works. The screen can be difficult to see in some sunny conditions but this would happen with any satnav in the open. I never had problems with vibration. I could not hear the TomTom as it doesn't have an earpiece connection, which wasn't a problem. Looking at the links you've posted, I wonder if the holder would slip round with the weight of the satnav, making it difficult to see.Hope this helps. Alan
Cheers Alan. This does help. I have also seen on Buybits the aqua box but with the clamp it works out quite expensive.
I have now seen various solutions to be able to hear the instructions from the Tom Tom Go 730 which has bluetooth and audio out. Headsets that stick inside a helmet that connect via 3.5mm jack but no microphone should I wish to talk to someone on the phone, bluetooth headset but Halfords have said that it won't connect as bluetooth is only meant for the phone to connect or Cardo Scala Rider bluetooth with mic and headphone although this looks expensive.
Does anyone use the bluetooth connection on their satnav to talk on the phone while riding?
keep it in a tankbag with a map pocket, you can see it and its waterproof plus no worries about vibes.
Nice tips.I think car is better than motor bike.I have now seen various solutions to be able to hear the instructions from the Tom Tom Go 730 which has bluetooth and audio out.More information let us visit at:
Sat nav on motorbike
Cheers everyone although comments about using the car I don't understand as this is a motorbike website/forum. I am interested to hear from anyone that has used ram mount with a car sat nav on the bike and whether the aqua box through ram mounts is worth the money? Still unsure how to hear the instructions and whether I want to speak to someone on the phone while riding but the ram mount solution does sound good. Has anyone had any experience of using Telferizer for a mount through the hole in the headstock?
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car sat nav on a motorbike
I have been using a Tom Tom one car satnav with a classic vespa scooter for three years now with no issues at all, and my guess is the Vespa vibrates a lot more than any modern bike would. I bought for £8 on amazon or ebay, a motorcycle satnav holder that you can put your car satnav in to make it waterproof and fasten to handlebars/mirror stem etc. To power the thing I bought a battery back up pack that uses 4 X aa batteries as well as using the units internal battery and we can get 6 - 8 hours of use out of it with no wiring needed at all. Simple. No need for a £300 bike sat nav at all