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  1. Optimate twin USB charger...

    Just thought I'd post up some thoughts on the above charger. It's a compact gizmo built around a DIN plug that enables you to charge two USB gadgets simultaneously. It's voltage sensitive so switches itself off when the input voltage drops below a predetermined number, designed to protect...
  2. Car Sat Nav for Bike? Err..... Seems good value :)

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, Wondering around Tesco like a zombie as usual, I stumbled on this - Garmin Drive 50 LMT Travel Edition with Worldwide maps at £85. I know it wont be water proof and fiddly to use perhaps, but at £85 its a shed load cheaper than a bike Nav?:thumbright: Anyone tried this out? Perhaps in...
  3. For Sale: TomTom Urban Rider

    For Sale / Wanted
    I'm selling my TomTom Urban rider sat nav, with '45' Europe mapping. Comes boxed & instructions, with RAM mounts, charging mount with ciggy socket attached (I also have the full length cable for permanent bike mounting) and non charging mount (adapted to take a mini usb in the sat nav port)...
  4. Which Sat Nav?

    My other half bought me a camera for xmas but to be honest i didn't really need one so she returned it for a refund and i quite fancy a bike Sat Nav instead.I've been looking at the TomTom Rider V5,TomTom Rider 400 and the Garmin Zumo 660,has anyone got any of these or what others would you guys...
  5. Sold: F650GS

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    The clear out continues :) This time it's my '05 F650GS (ABS model) I bought this to ride while I had Big Bird off the road and if just isn't getting used so time to move it on It's black, done nearly 45k miles and in pretty good condition with about 11 months MOT and loads of history I...
  6. TomTom bluetooth receiver.

    I have a TT Rider 2 and want to just use a bluetooth receiver with an earpiece. I don't want or need to use a headset with mike. I do have a bt' receiver but Rider won't connect even though it finds it. The Rider says it doesn't recognise the "phone" and promptly rejects it. (I can get the bt'...
  7. Weird electrical problem

    Was doing an Iron Butts challenge last night and stopped to take photographs of the bike. Bike had started ok at precious fill approx an hour before Had left lights on and after 5 mins if even that, was like no power in the battery. Brand new battery this week. Trips reset. Got leads started ok...
  8. Satnav / Navigator / GPS choice?

    Bike Comms & Audio
    I'm in the progress of buying a new Satnav. I think I narowed it down to either the Garmin Zumo 390LM or the TomTom Rider V4. Or are the others out there? Any drawbacks on any of the two contenders? Cheers, Kjell
  9. For Sale: Honda Varadero satnav mount

    For Sale / Wanted
    For Sale: Honda Varadero satnav mount A blood crap photo but you can make it out at the bottom middle of the photo. Having a clear out of all my surplus items, and we have here a "used but in great condition" handlbar clamp mounted satnav bracket your Honda Varadero. It comes from...
  10. Varadero GPS mounting SD01

    Recently bought a 2001 plated Varadero. Planning a trip to Russia next year and looking for mounting for my Tomtom and Delorme. I have ram mounts but find they hide the clocks Wondering if a brace bar on the handlebars would help
  11. For Sale: Peaklife GPS brand new with maps loaded

    For Sale / Wanted
    I have a brand new Peaklife gps for sale, comes all ready installed with Memory map and IGO 8 . You will also have the option to add TOMTOM Western Europe . It comes with everything you need to wire it onto your bike . It comes with everything to install Memory Map on your PC to plan, transfer...
  12. GPS for Motorcycle

    Product Reviews
    For those that dont know there are many devices on the market now for helping you to navigate routes that you can plan from the comfort of your home. I have tested many of these and come up with a relatively cheap way compared to some. A Peaklife or Rage gps produced in China and can be bought...
  13. Autumn in Aberdeenshire

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Hi all, as the sun was shining, blue skies all round I thought I'd have a ride on the Africa Twin today. I set off just after 10.00am and headed for Dallas, a small village outside Elgin, Morayshire, not Texas! I then went over the hill to Knockando on Speyside. I then followed the river Spey to...
  14. Sat Nav v iphone?

    I've never had the urge / desire for a satnav, I use AutoRoute on my laptop in the truck but I have recently been using my iphone 4S with Navfree and View Ranger for bike distance travel and byway bimbling. I'm planning a couple of European trips next year and questioning whether I need a...
  15. What size inline fuse for TomTom Rider v5 ?

    Got my new TomTom Rider v5 today and the hardwire charger for the permanent connection doesn't have an inline fuse So I'm gonna buy an inline fuse holder from ebay but what size fuse would you fit? Ta John
  16. Bit the (expensive) bullet

    Went to Rockingham early doors yesterday to meet up with a chum who was doing a trackday and collect some ZX7R bits I lent him On way home got a warning from my satnav (Navman S70) that the battery was low. Have had issues with this not charging from anything other than the Navman original car...
  17. Even More Help please - TomTom Rider 1

    Hi Folks Got given free, a Rider 1 with 2006 uk maps. Registered on TomTom Home. Went for updates that were advised for my device, and got message saying "not enough room on existing card". Bought 8GB SD card from Teco and the TomTom site does not recoginize my unit.. Am I doing something wrong...
  18. For Sale: TomTom Urban Rider

    For Sale / Wanted
    TomTom Urban Rider: Model 4GC01 USB Home Charger RAM Mounting kit Documentation also Scala Rider Solo bluetooth headset All unused, taken out of the box admired and played with put back in the box but never been outside Cost £260 want £210 Selling as I'm having to get rid of the bike :sad11:
  19. Wanted: TomTom Rider 2 active mount

    For Sale / Wanted
    Anyone got a tomtom rider v2 active (i.e. plug a charging cable into the mount itself) mount they want to sell? I took mine off an old bike I sold and then moved house and can't find the bl00dy thing!
  20. Garmin Zumo 660LM or Tomtom Rider V4/5

    Garmin Zumo 660LM or Tomtom Rider V4/5, this is my dilema although I like the sound of the new Tomtom although I have yet to read an independant review of one. Has anyone on here had any experience of either unit? I like the idea that the Garmin has a 3.5mm jack and an mp3 player built in, on...