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Sat nav
on: March 20, 2019, 08:01:53 PM
2015 owner here. Bike came with Tom Tom mounting bracket but no sat nav as the original became faulty. Question is, would it be best to get a Tom Tom replacement (which seems to be a hit or miss for reliability) or go for a different brand altogether. A basic unit with uk and Ireland maps is sufficient. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Re: Sat nav
Reply #1 on: March 21, 2019, 06:02:29 AM
Never had an issue with any of the 3 TomTom units I've had, and certainly none with the current setup.
98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles (sold)
08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles (sold)
14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (sold)
18 VFR800X - 9,000 miles

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Re: Sat nav
Reply #2 on: March 21, 2019, 07:00:52 AM
Same here.
And I really dislike Garmin.
Stop making sense

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Re: Sat nav
Reply #3 on: March 21, 2019, 06:59:36 PM
Thanks for the replies above. Since I already have the mount hardwired on the bike it does make sense to go with the same. Now just have to decide which model would be sufficient for my needs. Car ones are two-a-penny off eBay, the rider ones are definitely not.
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Re: Sat nav
Reply #4 on: March 22, 2019, 05:59:41 AM
*Originally Posted by Goggins [+]
Thanks for the replies above. Since I already have the mount hardwired on the bike it does make sense to go with the same. Now just have to decide which model would be sufficient for my needs. Car ones are two-a-penny off eBay, the rider ones are definitely not.
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Something to do with weatherproofing I suspect.
Last Edit: March 22, 2019, 06:59:21 AM by Skids
98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles (sold)
08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles (sold)
14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (sold)
18 VFR800X - 9,000 miles

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Re: Sat nav
Reply #5 on: March 22, 2019, 07:04:52 AM
And the circuitboards have better vibration resistance, alltough that's not really nescassary on a v4.
I used car satnavs in a waterproof case, did work on a smooth bike like the bmw k75, but not on the xt660z tenere I had after the beemer.
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Re: Sat nav
Reply #6 on: March 22, 2019, 10:07:27 AM
*Originally Posted by voodoo [+]
Same here.
And I really dislike Garmin.
Same hear, used a TomTom Rider in my car and on my bikes for nearly 4yrs now and never had an issue. The Bluetooth link to my lid is excellent too.

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Re: Sat nav
Reply #7 on: March 22, 2019, 10:12:23 AM
Oh fantastic. This means a car one will work perfectly for me cause Scotland is famed for its dry climate and silky smooth pothole-less roads  :005: along with healthy lifestyle!
Thanks again for the replies and your experience of the TomTom. I suppose it’s like everything else, you only hear of a few people’s bad experiences if things don’t work, but, you hardly hear any good things if something is working perfectly.
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Re: Sat nav
Reply #8 on: March 22, 2019, 10:15:10 AM
Thank too CBM. I posted my reply just before yours came in.
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