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Offline Ianrobbo1

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Re: Best bike Satnav?
« Reply #50 on: 06 December, 2017, 10:33:54 AM »
*Originally Posted by alan sh [+]
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Re: Best bike Satnav?
« Reply #51 on: 06 December, 2017, 01:55:35 PM »
I don't have a picture, but if you look at the back brake light switch near the back brake lever, you will see two wires. Once is a live feed, the other goes to the brake lights once the switch is enabled. They are both black wires, so you have to guess/work out which one is the live feed in. Follow the wires back up and then take a feed off anywhere you can get at it.

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Re: Best bike Satnav?
« Reply #52 on: 06 December, 2017, 02:54:36 PM »
*Originally Posted by alan sh [+]
I don't have a picture, but if you look at the back brake light switch near the back brake lever, you will see two wires. Once is a live feed, the other goes to the brake lights once the switch is enabled. They are both black wires, so you have to guess/work out which one is the live feed in. Follow the wires back up and then take a feed off anywhere you can get at it.

Alan
Thanks Alan, just got back from Halfords, got the last one in the place, I'll be having a bash at the wiring in a few days, I will use a multimeter to check which wire is live, thank you for your help!!  :037: :152:
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Re: Best bike Satnav?
« Reply #53 on: 30 December, 2017, 06:19:15 PM »
I have briefly been out playing with my Christmas present from SWMBO, aka the Zumo 660. It's been on battery power as I haven't been over to see Alan to get it plumbed in yet due to all the foul weather :190:  I must say that I''m very impressed with it up to now.

I've been using a pair of corded mini earphones for the verbal directions. These work OK but there's a lot of wind noise. The alternatives would seem to be...

1. Bluetooth in-helmet speakers (with/without earplugs).
2. Corded earbuds.
3. Bluetooth earbuds (battery life?)

What does anyone out there use? Was it any good, how much did it cost etc.

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Re: Best bike Satnav?
« Reply #54 on: 30 December, 2017, 07:20:48 PM »
*Originally Posted by chubbleybear [+]
What does anyone out there use? Was it any good, how much did it cost etc.
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I use the Sena, it bluetooths straight to the sat nav "660" as well as being bike to bike ETC!! not cheap though!!
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Re: Best bike Satnav?
« Reply #55 on: 30 December, 2017, 07:38:14 PM »
Thanks for that Ian, but I don't need phone or intercom, just the satnav.
(Sorry, should have made that clear).
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Re: Best bike Satnav?
« Reply #56 on: 30 December, 2017, 10:53:40 PM »
You do need some bike style earphones/plugs. The generic ones won't keep the wind noise out and may poke out of your ears too much and thus be uncomfortable when you have your helmet on.

Personally, I have an old autocom system which works for me. I also use earplugs. But that may get expensive. The Sena route could well be the way to go even if you don't use the other features.

Hope that helps a bit

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Re: Best bike Satnav?
« Reply #57 on: 31 December, 2017, 03:31:27 PM »
I no longer listen to satnag ,but just look at the pictures.
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Re: Best bike Satnav?
« Reply #58 on: 31 December, 2017, 03:54:23 PM »
*Originally Posted by Rev Ken [+]
I no longer listen to satnag ,but just look at the pictures.

I still can't see whats wrong with a £1.99 AA Road Map from the local independent filling station - bought once every 4 years = 50p (five shillings) = Good value for the moolah - Errr, how much is a Satnav?   Now I have Bridget (Our coveted M.G. Midget) I might have to invest in a set of Bartholomewe's maps http://maps.nls.uk/series/bart_england_wales_halfinch_list.html along with a picnic hamper to go on the boot rack :001: :001:

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Re: Best bike Satnav?
« Reply #59 on: 31 December, 2017, 09:54:37 PM »
*Originally Posted by Rev Ken [+]
I no longer listen to satnag ,but just look at the pictures.

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