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Old 03-05-2013, 01:26 AM   #31
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Old 03-05-2013, 05:40 AM   #32
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Cheap ass Garmin that has worked well.

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Old 04-14-2013, 12:45 PM   #33
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:12 AM   #34
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Montana 650T and Zumo 350LM.



While I like your setup, there is just too much going on for me.
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:55 AM   #35
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While I like your setup, there is just too much going on for me.
The good news is that none of it has to be looked at or touched very often, if at all, aside from the speedometer if one tends to go fast. The radar detector and GPS (if following a route) both send audio to my helmet, leaving me free to keep my eyes on the road.
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Old 05-09-2013, 12:35 PM   #36
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You people with your fancy "Mounts"






That's a Tie-Down Soft Loop twisted under the handlebar until its tight then looped over each end to hold it secure. Then a zip-tie and some wire to the handlebars just in case that comes loose (hasn't yet!) Also absorbs a lot of the vibration.

Redneck ingenuity.
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Old 05-10-2013, 09:08 AM   #37
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Motorcycle Specific GPS'...

I've been looking around a lot at GPS for my bike, and the price of "motorcycle" gps units are crazy expensive. Are they really worth it? I doubt it, but can anyone tell me if it really matters if I just get a good non-motorcycle specific GPS and if so, good recommendations?
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Old 05-10-2013, 11:07 PM   #38
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Montana 650T and Zumo 350LM.

what are the other two or three devices?
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Old 05-11-2013, 04:57 AM   #39
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what are the other two or three devices?
The thing just above the left handlebar switch cluster is a Scosche wireless remote for a 160GB iPod that lives in the tank bag. http://www.scosche.com/remote-for-ip...port-rf-remote

The thing just above the 350LM is a Valentine 1 radar detector: http://www.valentine1.com/ with the remote audio adapter (little box sitting on top) so I can pipe the sound to my helmet.

The thing on the right is a Chatterbox GMRS X1 intercom and GMRS band radio. Got it when I had a live in girlfriend who rode pillion a lot so we could talk as we rode. Made it less boring for her. There are probably better intercoms available now, mine is over 10 years old.

What I also use the Chatterbox for is as the last item in the system that sends everything into my helmet head set.

In my tankbag is a small tupperware container, and in that are an iPod loaded up with my entire CD collection, and a MixIt2 amplifier/mixer. http://www.mixitproducts.com/ The audio outputs from the radar detector, and whichever GPS I am using for routing, and the iPod, and feed into the MixIt2. A single output from the MixIt2 goes to the aux input on the Chatterbox. A coilly cord from the Chatterbox goes to my helmet head set.

It sounds kind of complicated, but it really isn't. It just works. I can listen to tunes as I ride and pause them, skip to next, raise or lower volume. The MixIt has a priority input that causes all other inputs to mute if it gets a signal. I have the GPS going into the priority input, so if I am listening to tunes when it wants to give me a turning instruction, it mutes everything else and I can hear the instruction. Works very well.
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The thing just above the left handlebar switch cluster is a Scosche wireless remote for a 160GB iPod that lives in the tank bag. http://www.scosche.com/remote-for-ip...port-rf-remote

The thing just above the 350LM is a Valentine 1 radar detector: http://www.valentine1.com/ with the remote audio adapter (little box sitting on top) so I can pipe the sound to my helmet.

The thing on the right is a Chatterbox GMRS X1 intercom and GMRS band radio. Got it when I had a live in girlfriend who rode pillion a lot so we could talk as we rode. Made it less boring for her. There are probably better intercoms available now, mine is over 10 years old.

What I also use the Chatterbox for is as the last item in the system that sends everything into my helmet head set.

In my tankbag is a small tupperware container, and in that are an iPod loaded up with my entire CD collection, and a MixIt2 amplifier/mixer. http://www.mixitproducts.com/ The audio outputs from the radar detector, and whichever GPS I am using for routing, and the iPod, and feed into the MixIt2. A single output from the MixIt2 goes to the aux input on the Chatterbox. A coilly cord from the Chatterbox goes to my helmet head set.

It sounds kind of complicated, but it really isn't. It just works. I can listen to tunes as I ride and pause them, skip to next, raise or lower volume. The MixIt has a priority input that causes all other inputs to mute if it gets a signal. I have the GPS going into the priority input, so if I am listening to tunes when it wants to give me a turning instruction, it mutes everything else and I can hear the instruction. Works very well.

sounds good,kudos to your for the effort to set it all up
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Old 05-11-2013, 06:51 AM   #41
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sounds good,kudos to your for the effort to set it all up
Thanks. It all happened very gradually over a period of years. I could take the Chatterbox out of the loop now, since my pillion bailed on me. May do that if I get around to it. Will need an adapter to go from the 3mm socket on the MixIt2 output to the 5 pin connector on the headset.
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I paused for a moment on Push Mountain in northern Arkansas to gaze happily at the GPS, soaking up the delightful curves that lay just ahead!

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I've been looking around a lot at GPS for my bike, and the price of "motorcycle" gps units are crazy expensive. Are they really worth it? I doubt it, but can anyone tell me if it really matters if I just get a good non-motorcycle specific GPS and if so, good recommendations?
probably a bit late now, but if you haven't bought yet it might be worth looking at the garmin nuvi range for cars that many of us adapt for bikes. you'll need a waterproof case but get a nice big five inch screen, ability to upload routes and never managed to shake one to bits yet.
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