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svdave
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 2:44 pm    Post subject: big twins and hard drives Reply with quote

has anyone ever had trouble or have any reservations about fitting a hard drive type gps to something like a largetwin "sv1000". im considering a mio 269plus but i know that vibrations and hd`s dont go together. or is this not an issue with these type gps. also has anyone got a mio269plus on a bike if so could you let me know what you think. cheers
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I havent any personal knowledge but hd and bike vibrations wont go together well.

All may seem ok but hit one of those bloody great potholes and that could be the end of it .

Some of them make my eyeballs wobble let alone what they would do to a HD
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd have to agree that vibration and hard drives are poor bed fellows.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2006 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Might as well hold the harddrive in a magnetic field. Laughing Laughing

It deffo gonna break given time.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2006 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wouldnt it be the same case in a car? or a truck/bus/caravan etc? the vibrations are still being absorbed by the suspension in my opinion so it would be no more a bad idea to use it on a bike than in a car.

just my opinion of course Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2006 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The capabilities of bike suspension dont match those of cars,buses and trucks and are more prone to vibrations in general.

There is a road near Alton in Hampshire that nearly throws me of the footpegs on my bike (FJR1300) but in a car its just a little rumble at times.

But you takes your choice and take the chances with it .


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2006 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gpsn3wbie wrote:
wouldnt it be the same case in a car? or a truck/bus/caravan etc? the vibrations are still being absorbed by the suspension in my opinion so it would be no more a bad idea to use it on a bike than in a car.

just my opinion of course Smile

No offence but if you had ever ridden a bike you'd know that vibration is a whole different kettle of fish. I ride what is described as 'a silky smooth V4' and that can have your fillings rattling at some speeds and on some surfaces. Big twins have harmonic vibrations that can make your internal organs move about!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2006 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have obviously got the wrong bike cos those harmonic vibrations sound just right for me . I can just picture myself riding down a twisty road humming away with the harmonics .
They must make the sun shine brighter as well just bu the sound of them..
Now where did I put my orange robes
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2006 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the mio 269+ has a motorcycle setting in the menu so therefore i would assume it is built to go on bikes Confused thats why im a bit confused
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2006 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

svdave wrote:
the mio 269+ has a motorcycle setting in the menu so therefore i would assume it is built to go on bikes Confused thats why im a bit confused

If it was intended for motorbikes it'd be waterproof!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i think the motorcycle option is for routing, like routing for walking/cycling etc although im not sure what difference there would be between routing for a car and a bike.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 1:01 pm    Post subject: Garmin i3 Reply with quote

I've just purchased a Garmin i3 for using with both the bike and car. Am I right in assuming that this model is all solid state electronics that uses the Transflash card instead of a hard drive? If that's the case, it's presumabley less of a problem?

Has anyone using an i3 on a bike any comments re vibrations?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, got an i3 on mine and made mounts for dozens of other bikes and never heard of any vibration problems with the i3. We love those solid state electronics.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

maybe on the bike setting it routes you through the bendyest fun roads :D . im still open minded about this unit it has everything i need and at a good price but as you say you pay your money etc,
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darren wrote:
gpsn3wbie wrote:
wouldnt it be the same case in a car? or a truck/bus/caravan etc? the vibrations are still being absorbed by the suspension in my opinion so it would be no more a bad idea to use it on a bike than in a car.

just my opinion of course Smile

No offence but if you had ever ridden a bike you'd know that vibration is a whole different kettle of fish. I ride what is described as 'a silky smooth V4' and that can have your fillings rattling at some speeds and on some surfaces. Big twins have harmonic vibrations that can make your internal organs move about!


Laughing Out Loud...then you'll be surprised to know i'm also a biker and i ride what is described as "hulking beast of a an inline4" 8) however im also quite technical as well and in my opinion the HDDs used in todays devices would cope with the suspension set ups of todays bikes....maybe not something like a hard tail chopper of course but i'd be happy to use my TTGO700 on my bike if the need arose. Thumbs Up
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