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Post by Gazza » Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:57 am

Righto. I have a spare Tomtom Go 520 and I want to fix it to my bike.

Can anyone recommend a particular type of brand c/w waterproof cover?

I don't want cheap, I want quality. :2up

I should have said that when I asked for advice on a good TV box. Some skateboarder on here recommended BT.
It lasted 2 days before I ordered a Sky system and now I'm paying for two as I'm contacted to the BT heap of shizzle until January.

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Re: Satnav help

Post by al » Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:56 pm

Gazza wrote:
Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:57 am
Righto. I have a spare Tomtom Go 520 and I want to fix it to my bike.

Can anyone recommend a particular type of brand c/w waterproof cover?

I don't want cheap, I want quality. :2up

I should have said that when I asked for advice on a good TV box. Some skateboarder on here recommended BT.
It lasted 2 days before I ordered a Sky system and now I'm paying for two as I'm contacted to the BT heap of shizzle until January.
I've always used a bike specific Garmin Zumo GPS so can't give you a personal recommendation. However I rate the kit from Givi and SW Motech who both offer solutions for monting non-bike GPS systems.

Big Kneed Al (master of the emergency stop & "stand up" comedian).

P.S. As far as TV is concerned, I recommend Plus-Net and the Now TV service (50Mb+ broadband & BT Sport and Eurosport on HD with a hard disk recorder with the facility to set recordings from my phone).

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Re: Satnav help

Post by Zathos » Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:19 pm

PlusNet all the way :2up

Re satnav I went bike specific to get the waterproofing built in. Not convinced a cover is going to be readable in pissing rain and it will limit effective touch screen control.

However why not try a simple zip seal freezer bag and standard in car mount using a ball gimbal to fix it to the handlebars. Touratech have lost of nice options and one will fit your bar diameter.

Just be prepared to spend lots on associated 'need to have' toys.

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Re: Satnav help

Post by D3LS M » Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:34 am

Gazza wrote:
Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:57 am


I don't want cheap, I want quality. :2up

Buy a bike specific one, seemples.

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Re: Satnav help

Post by Gazza » Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:30 am

Cheers guys.

I'm not too worried about reading the say nav in the rain as I can find my way to just about anywhere in the UK from memory. I just need the sat nav for final location in towns etc.

I'll check out the recommendations.

On the TV front, if PlusNet doesn't come on immediately you switch channels I'm not interested. Call me old fashioned but telly's have been doing that since I was a kid and that was a very long time ago.

I'm happy with Sky Q and even though I don't get the MotoGP, I do use the almost redundant BT box for that. Alternatively I'm signed up for video access on the MotoGP website due to me working away a lot. A very excellent service it is too.

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Re: Satnav help

Post by al » Mon May 01, 2017 6:38 am

R2D2 wrote:
Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:34 am
Gazza wrote:
Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:57 am


I don't want cheap, I want quality. :2up

Buy a bike specific one, seemples.
:stupid

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Re: Satnav help

Post by RK6 » Mon May 01, 2017 2:53 pm

Gazza wrote:
Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:57 am
Some skateboarder on here recommended BT.
Never trust a skateboarder - fruitbooters are where it's at. :freebird

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Re: Satnav help

Post by haiax0 » Mon May 01, 2017 3:16 pm

RK6 wrote:
Mon May 01, 2017 2:53 pm
Never trust a skateboarder - fruitbooters are where it's at. :freebird
:stupid :freebird

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Re: Satnav help

Post by Gazza » Wed May 03, 2017 10:13 pm

Big Kneed Al (master of the emergency stop & "stand up" comedian) wrote:
Mon May 01, 2017 6:38 am
R2D2 wrote:
Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:34 am
Gazza wrote:
Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:57 am


I don't want cheap, I want quality. :2up

Buy a bike specific one, seemples.
:stupid
I just bought a bike specific TomTom

Thanks

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