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nharrisn
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check out the Rider v Zumo video, found the link on another forum, vibration test.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7izcLGrCiQ

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 12:29 pm    Post subject: Re: tomtom rider Reply with quote

bikerchris wrote:
Had the same problem - sent docking shoe back to tomtom and received a new one this week but still having the same problem - keeps switching itself off and not charging. Has anyone tried a new battery cable? not sure if this is where the problem might be.

I still have the battery cable wired onto my bike. I couldn't be arsed removing it when I took the Rider back for a refund. If you want to try a new cable you can have mine with my compliments, it was only used for a few days. Just PM me.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BigWing,

Looking at the back of the Rider, the second contact from the left is the one that senses whether the Rider is in the docking shoe. If you tape over that contact it will stop the Rider thinking it has been removed from the shoe when it momentarily loses contact and switching itself off.

Another advantage, for me anyway, is that it stops the Rider going into that annoying ride mode when the menu options are severely restricted.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, that should have been addressed to Wing1 rather than BigWing.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bigfatjohn


After blanking this contact does the rider still charge from the bike ?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, yes, sort of. :D

The Rider is designed to switch off automatically when it is taken out of the dock and that second contact is purely to sense the presence of the dock. This is what is happening to you, contact on that pin is lost and your Rider thinks it has been taken out and switches itself off, exactly as it is supposed to. By blanking number two the Rider thinks it is running on internal battery all the time and just carries on running.

Charging is done by two of the other connections (I forget which ones) and is not affected by pin 2. Therefore, provided those other pins are connecting then your Rider charges, but, if not, then it doesn't.

In my case charging is intermittent, but at least my Rider doesn't keep switching off when contact is lost.

Sorry if my explanation is a bit convoluted. Sad
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Should have my docking shoe back tomorrow or Friday will post here with my findings, fixed or not. Have a heavy weekend planed so it might be early next week.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2006 7:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Docking shoe fitted and after a 1hr test ride all worked perfectly. Upgraded to the latest ver.6.52 and my rider now finds my phone and the bluetooth headset much faster, also it only auto powers on with the ignition switch and not off, I find this better. If all stays as is I will be more than delighted with the performance of the rider.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2006 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm glad it works Wing1, and hope it continues to do so.

I am looking forward to receiving my new docking shoe with a bit more confidence now.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have a look at this link. I tells the whole sorry tale of the rider mount.
http://www.ukgser.com/forums/showthread.php?t=84987
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