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Old 06-20-2012, 05:15 AM   #541
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Nate and I did the Mexican 1000 with no roadbook or GPS. We used an app on his iPhone.

We are trying to see if the folks who made the app would be willing to let us test the software on an iPad mounted to the bike. It can't be any worse that how we did it last time!

I'd think since the unit is solid state, the only problems you would have would be protecting the unit, and powering it.

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USB to cigarette lighter adapter to the iPad, then wire in a cigarette receptacle off the battery. A quick run of electrical tape over the plugs to keep them together and you're good.
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Old 06-20-2012, 06:54 AM   #542
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All of this is awesome!

Now if I could just pull google satelite maps in quantity into the iPad for offline usage... I'd be making a roadbook every week. . I do have the accuterra maps but I find much better stuff with google earth...

I need to remember to add any lock combinations for locks I pick along the way in the tulips


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Old 06-20-2012, 06:59 AM   #543
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Just opened accuterra for the first time in forever... Turns out they've 'beensold' (yeah right) and now you have to subscribe to the data but no worries you get one year free.


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Old 06-20-2012, 07:40 AM   #544
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Will that roadbook creation app work on iPhone? Sure more fiddely usage wise but also much more Dirtbike friendly??




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Old 06-20-2012, 08:14 AM   #545
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MotionX has an ap for the iPhone/iPad that allows you to cache maps to your device so that you do not need a data connection.

http://gps.motionx.com/ipad/overview/

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All of this is awesome!

Now if I could just pull google satelite maps in quantity into the iPad for offline usage... I'd be making a roadbook every week. . I do have the accuterra maps but I find much better stuff with google earth...

I need to remember to add any lock combinations for locks I pick along the way in the tulips


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Old 06-20-2012, 08:17 AM   #546
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Thanks Ken

I have motion X but unfortunately I don't need "maps".. I really need satelite data. Usually the trails we ride/explore in the mountains are not considered roads so map software doesn't have a clue. Hence why satellite imagery is so useful out here

For example: one of my favorite areas:




speaking of which... PFB... perhaps when we do our annual ride up there this summer we should roadbook record a route?




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Old 06-20-2012, 08:26 AM   #547
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Any words of wisdom on creating the RB and tips on using the software?
I think you'll find it takes a lot longer than you expect. Stopping for a couple of minutes at each waypoint to write the notes and select or draw a tulip means you won't get very far before the whole day is past. And that doesn't take into account all the planning needed ahead of time to figure out a good route. There's tons of talk here about cool tools, but not much actual use of them. I've tried a lot of different things to make the task easier. Most seem like great ideas until they are put to use. The real test is when the tool or technique is actually used in the real environment for a full stage or two. The next test is when you have to go back and insert a waypoint or make a change to a existing route. The fun factor can slip away pretty quickly!

BTW, there's a new rally roadbook creation tool under development by RenoMoto that takes a completely different approach than what we've seen here. If he gets it working, I think many will find it the tool of choice.
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Old 06-20-2012, 08:30 AM   #548
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BTW, there's a new rally roadbook creation tool under development by RenoMoto that takes a completely different approach than what we've seen here. If he gets it working, I think many will find it the tool of choice.
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Old 06-20-2012, 08:30 AM   #549
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USB to cigarette lighter adapter to the iPad, then wire in a cigarette receptacle off the battery. A quick run of electrical tape over the plugs to keep them together and you're good.
Hey Aaron, the nice thing about the cigarette socket is you can get just about any adapter for it, but if you just need a USB I got this from an inmate here,

http://www.burnsmoto.com



It's a clean and easy install.
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Old 06-20-2012, 10:12 AM   #550
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Hey Aaron, the nice thing about the cigarette socket is you can get just about any adapter for it, but if you just need a USB I got this from an inmate here,

http://www.burnsmoto.com



It's a clean and easy install.

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Mention to HogWild which way the wind is blowing where you're at, wait 20 minutes, and he'll post a picture of the intersection your at and a Google Earth route of how to get there.
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Any words of wisdom on creating the RB and tips on using the software?
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Old 06-20-2012, 10:37 AM   #552
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I found a nice roadbook how to article on a rover site that I'll share when I get home from work. I've made many roll charts for rides, so I know it's a process.
It's a process I enjoy thankfully

I downloaded a few iPhone roadbook apps but nothing worked very well.
The app for the iPad looks like the simple and cheap option that some of you are already using.

Another thought I had was to create a nation wide D/S route in a roadbook format. There are certainly enough people on this forum spread all over to make it happen. Maybe Ghandi should have considered unity through Roadbook creation
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Old 06-20-2012, 12:26 PM   #553
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Thx Paul, that is much less ghetto than my solution!
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ok.. so bit of a "eureka!" moment when I realized all those holes in the top of the tree would fit RAM balls

(at least until we all get off our arses and create a boatload of roadbooks so its worth while leaving the roadbook on the bike all the time... )





So yes.. I'm a bit of a ram whore



I have arms of different lenghts and holders for various devices



...so a few of these balls with bolts


First I tried one in the middle


with a short arm (I need to find a shorter bolt to make it look cleaner)




with a medium arm







Then.. I added a second ball (we talked about using two arms with the Ipad mount



With a long arm on the iphone holder


...or a short arm on the iphone




Here's my largest RAM mount (happens to be for a magellan gps - its about half the size of an iPad mount)


Magellan and spot...


So the options are pretty much endless - carrying an iPad should not really be an issue (make sure you have insurance ).
All of this would be protected by the rally fairing when Paul gets it done.

As for power:

If you have a powerlet on your bike, you can get a "powerlet to iphone" cable like the one I use on my 950.



or just mount up one of these weather proof USB ports that Paul posted a link to above and use a standard USB cable.



I hope my brain storming out loud helps someone

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Old 06-20-2012, 12:57 PM   #555
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I found a nice roadbook how to article on a rover site that I'll share when I get home from work. I've made many roll charts for rides, so I know it's a process.
Looking forward to seeing it

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