Posted March 23, 2004 - 09:02 AM
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Posted March 23, 2004 - 01:04 PM
2004 WR450 (3 days old).
1997 1200 Sportster
2001 BMW F650GS Dakar
Posted March 23, 2004 - 01:44 PM
Posted March 23, 2004 - 03:27 PM
I pefer to use the Trail Tech computer to read speed, distance and average speed. The screens on the GPS units are hard to read when riding. You have to stop. That way you get the best of both worlds.
I use my Garmin instead of my Trailtech. I adjust the font size on the speedo/odo portion and it's just as large as the display on the trailtech. The light stays on too at night.
N7SLC built a power supply for it that runs off the battery on my bike and I never have to worry about changing out the batteries. I've been running it for a year this way and have had no problems with vibration.
Posted March 23, 2004 - 05:22 PM
Posted March 23, 2004 - 06:18 PM
shutting off due to vibration.
I've never had a tough time seeing the display. AS ddialogue already
mentioned, you can make the numbers a lot larger and then they're
super-easy to read.
As for the shutting down issue, easily resolved with an external
power source made with SMT components that are vibration resistant.
I have but ONE complaint with the Etrex line. It uses a serial port
instead of USB, lame-o!
GPS III and V versions are too big, IMHO.
Here's to what works for you!
Posted March 23, 2004 - 06:30 PM
Posted March 23, 2004 - 06:32 PM
I wish I had bought the Vista. I could've used the Jump Master option last year when I broke my shock.
Posted March 24, 2004 - 02:40 AM
Is there a bracket that you can buy to mount the gps to the bars? or do you have to fabricate something up? website?
Save yourself about $10 and buy it here:
Garmin Etrex Handlebar Mount
The mount uses rubber balls(no comments, please) to reduce
vibration to the gps unit. The "buzz" from the bike is not tranferred
to the gps, so the risk of vibration damage is low. Besides, the
Etrex is all SMT so they're inherently vibration resistant.