WR450F 06 Stator and GPS Options?
Posted January 13, 2016 - 08:55 PM
What sort of gps is best suited for trail riding out in the bush/desert/forrest where the are no official roads or maps?
Also what stator would be best suited to run one of these aswell as my lights/blinkers?
I have been looking at the trail tech option and after some research I'm finding there not well recommended.
What do you guys run on your bike?
- Shauny T
Posted January 14, 2016 - 09:10 AM
It's easy to use and very reliable .
Tons of map overlays that you download before leaving cell phone range then put the phone in airplane mode and
the phone battery lasts all day without issue .
Haven't gotten lost since I started using it .
Lots of people I ride with use it and love it .
Will post screen shots later today .
Edited by still2smokin, January 14, 2016 - 09:33 AM.
Posted January 19, 2016 - 09:08 AM
Screen is small. Dust and sunlight make it hard to see screen. Single track trails on topo version maps disappear when you zoom out to big picture.
BUT always tracks your trail. Will never be lost. Good to confirm location an papermap. Clips off the mount so you can take it somewhere easier to view. Can always find nearest road for quick way home if you don't want to backtrack. Download your loop at home and view on Google earth is cool.
Posted January 19, 2016 - 04:43 PM
Not familiar with the etrex version but the Colorado has rubber fittings for all potential places dust and water can get in and to open it up to replace battery's is pretty tight and water proof. Sounds like yours got dusted or something fouling the battery contacts.
Posted January 20, 2016 - 11:40 AM
on the mount / under the gps to keep it secure in the ram mount. I have hard wired them in with a Garmin usb cable.
I would think if the bike already has a 35w headlight you should be able to run the blinkers without any issues. On my 12 wr I installed a d/s harness from tusk with the handle bar light switch and wired it into the existing headlight. I can now go from low to high beam with the same stator / power, run the blinkers as well as the brake light. If your after more headlight power, then it seems to me that Ricky Stator has the best bang per $.
Posted January 20, 2016 - 06:50 PM
I still say the Back Country Navigator is the way to go .
Total investment of $20 with USFS Topo, BLM and OHV map overlays ,
no extra device to carry or worry about , no extra batteries to carry .
* tracks go across the lake as this is California so the lake was empty .
Granted I would not want to mount my phone to the handlebars,
but carrying it in my pocket works fine for me .
Edited by still2smokin, January 20, 2016 - 06:58 PM.