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Old 02-01-2011, 05:18 AM   #1
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Eek 'Go Cruise' Motorcycle GPS

Anyone got one of these. I've been looking at is for a while now.

- Wireless Headset Function via Bluetooth
- 3.5 inch LCD Touch Screen
- Voice Direction with Street Names
- Easy To Navigate Touch Screen
- Locate Points of Interest
- Red Light & Fixed Speed Camera Alert
- Unit is Powered via Motorcycle Battery
- Mounting Bracket For GPS
- Water Proof

The Box Includes:
1x Motocycle GPS
1x Carry Pouch,
1x Fixed Mounting Bracket
1x USB Cable
1x Bluetooth Headset
1x Battery Cable
1x Bluetooth Headset AC Adaptor
1x Quick Start Guide
1x Instruction Manual


Let me know what you think if you;ve used one of these. THey sound pretty good and are at a good price of around $200 (price varies)
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Old 02-01-2011, 12:35 PM   #2
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?????

got a linky?

i beat my old garmin to death recently, so im in the market for something.



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Old 02-01-2011, 12:38 PM   #3
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got one in Aldi in Brissy for $99 last weekend/
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Old 02-01-2011, 12:50 PM   #4
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I got one from Aldi a while back... for $99. They are OK. Some of the bush tracks aren't too good. It tried to send me up a "no vehicles" track but its better than nothing by a long way. The mount is good. I went back looking for another one for another of my bikes...
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Old 02-01-2011, 01:00 PM   #5
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I had one a while back and it shit itself fairly quickly.
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Old 02-01-2011, 01:41 PM   #6
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aldi gps

I bought two,one for me and one for a mate. mine died after a couple of months . mates waited till warranty was out then shit it self. I was lucky they refunded full purchase price. your better off with a waterproof handlebarmount that will take any car gps in it . these mounts are avalible on ebay under $20 .
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Old 02-01-2011, 11:30 PM   #7
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Got one, good value for money, solid mount, but can't record tracks, and don't expect to be able to read it in any sort of sunshine.

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Old 02-02-2011, 01:28 AM   #8
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Link is as follows:

http://www.productreview.com.au/p/go...cycle-gps.html

Can't actually go to manufactures site. Intersting.

I'm just gonna buy one and see how it goes. I'll post my finding here for the rest of you to see.
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Old 02-05-2011, 07:01 PM   #9
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I've got the old and new(bluetooth). Have not had any trouble with either. Reprogrammed the unit to accept oziexplorer and shonky maps. So now have tracking ability but no routing(which I never used). The unit itself is the same as another brand sold in Aust for about $400 but with different gps software. For $99 can't go wrong.
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Old 02-05-2011, 09:27 PM   #10
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I agree. The waterproof feature has really got me hooked. At the end of the day... its only money!
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Old 02-08-2011, 12:50 AM   #11
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Review

Pick up one of these GPS units today. First impressions are good. I like the fact that isn't just a GPS, its also a media player (photos, videos, music).
I don't like the fact that you can't just charge it to AC power supply. Must be DC or from your computer.

Using the GPS is great. It has an awesome setup for finding streets, towns, etc. You can choose between using it for a car or a bike, an option for a fuel alert and sticking to unsealed roads only (awesome). it also has a small sun visior which makes viewing not too bad.

The handlebar mount is solid. Very solid. It comes with a plug in then screw together DC fitting for easy removal from the bike. Carry case, USB cord and insturctions but they are very light for info.

Using the unit on road, battery doesn't seem to have much life if not permently connected to DC source. Satelitte aquision is quick and presice. Finding dirt roads is great but not all roads are present which is a shame.

For its price, is very good. It could do with a few changes to the GPS program but other than that is not a bad, cheap unit. How long it will last... time will only tell.
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Old 02-20-2011, 08:18 PM   #12
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Hey all. UPDATE OF THE GPS.

I gave the GPS a real work out on the weekend at Monto / Eidsvold. Here is what I think.

Bad points:
  • Internal battery doesn't last long without DC power backup.
  • Screen is hard to read in sunlight but i have seen worse.
  • Doesn't have all towns. (Mt Perry - not on there)
  • Need to check and tighten mounting screws at every stop or use Loctite.
  • Speed on GPS is about 10km/h differnt to actual speed.
  • Doesn't show your turns in advance. Only shows what turn is directly next.
Good points:
  • Shows 90% of tracks. Unpaved and Paved.
  • Kilometres to distination is very accurate. When the distance falls below 2kms it then coverts to metres. (1.45kms = 1450metres) I like that.
  • Doesn't chuck a hissy fit and tell you to do a U-Turn every 10 seconds when it doesn't know where it is. It finds the near road and then re routes.
  • Waterproof rubber GPS case works.
  • Uses locality names as well as town/ city names. (great for out bush)
  • Mount is stong and doesn't vibrate.
  • Auto detects night and day to change screen brightness.
  • Typing keypad is different than big name brands but is better to use.
As i have said, for a cheap unit it goes really well and the weekend has prooved that it can be just as good or better than a big name GPS. Ask around, check em out on the net, or head to your nearest Aldi store.
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Old 02-21-2011, 06:41 PM   #13
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Sorry i may have missed it but where can i buy a unit
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Old 02-21-2011, 08:17 PM   #14
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Hey all. UPDATE OF THE GPS.

I gave the GPS a real work out on the weekend at Monto / Eidsvold. Here is what I think.

Bad points:
  • Internal battery doesn't last long without DC power backup.
  • Screen is hard to read in sunlight but i have seen worse.
  • Doesn't have all towns. (Mt Perry - not on there)
  • Need to check and tighten mounting screws at every stop or use Loctite.
  • Speed on GPS is about 10km/h differnt to actual speed.
  • Doesn't show your turns in advance. Only shows what turn is directly next.
Good points:
  • Shows 90% of tracks. Unpaved and Paved.
  • Kilometres to distination is very accurate. When the distance falls below 2kms it then coverts to metres. (1.45kms = 1450metres) I like that.
  • Doesn't chuck a hissy fit and tell you to do a U-Turn every 10 seconds when it doesn't know where it is. It finds the near road and then re routes.
  • Waterproof rubber GPS case works.
  • Uses locality names as well as town/ city names. (great for out bush)
  • Mount is stong and doesn't vibrate.
  • Auto detects night and day to change screen brightness.
  • Typing keypad is different than big name brands but is better to use.
As i have said, for a cheap unit it goes really well and the weekend has prooved that it can be just as good or better than a big name GPS. Ask around, check em out on the net, or head to your nearest Aldi store.
I use a ram mount on mine, no probs then.

What are you using to calculate actual speed? Another gps or bikes speedo? I have found it to be accurate with another gps unit. The bikes speedo will not be as accurate for a number of reasons.
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Sorry i may have missed it but where can i buy a unit

Aldi
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