trail tech computer/help
Posted April 14, 2004 - 06:55 AM
Posted April 14, 2004 - 07:43 AM
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Posted April 15, 2004 - 02:15 AM
Posted April 17, 2004 - 01:40 PM
Posted April 17, 2004 - 03:14 PM
Looks like I'm gonna have to get a new one, this time around the repair doesn't seem to be bringing it back to life!
Posted April 18, 2004 - 01:09 AM
Posted April 18, 2004 - 10:03 PM
Anybody use any other computer with good results ??
Posted April 19, 2004 - 04:57 AM
As far as water goes, I have had the GPS mounted on the bars through downpours here on rides near the rain forest and never had a bit of trouble. Even when the bike was just sitting parked at work and we got a deluge of rain the GPS never even seemed to notice.
I use a Garmin GPS III+ mounted on the crossbar with a remote antenna attached to the rear fender.
If you need my trailtech just PM me, I won't ever use it again.
Posted April 20, 2004 - 02:42 AM
Being as how I am sometimes a cheapskate, I used the Garmin bicycle handlebar mount. I had one lying around and just used it rather than investing in a Ram Mount or a Touratech mount. I cut an old inner tube into 1" wide strips and wrapped the crossbar until it was just slightly larger than the main bar. The Garmin mount clamped around the rubber and created a vibration dampner. I then cut the foam pad and wrap to fit around the mount. It slipped over the mount and concealed the mount almost entirely except where the removeable GPS bracket slides into the base of the mount.When it is in place the crossbar pad helps support the sides of the GPS as well. It's a suprisingly stable setup for as flimsy as the Garmin piece looks.
For power I have a simple setup. I have a Trick Dual Sport Kit which comes with GPS power source right from the control box so I just bought an external power cord for the GPS and wired it to the Trick kit, and done! Before I started using the cord for power I used to have a problem with the power cutting out but that was only after I didn't use the little spring battery separator after the first one broke. I wrote to Garmin to ask where to get them and they just mailed me a few, free of charge. Definately a good company to work with
I bought it about 2-3 years ago and wasn't impressed so it got tossed back in a box and left alone. I can't say the condition of the sensor mounts by the wheel because I rember hacking them up to try to make it fit my application. First a FZR600 race/street bike then I tried it on my WR. I belive the computer head unit is fine just some minor scratches from the custom aluminum dash I fabbed for the FZR. They are on the outer edge of the case and not on the screen. If you want the computer I'll take $20 for it and I'll send any wires I have with it as well. PM me and I'll take another look at it when I get home.