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    Sat Nav.... Phone or Dedicated Device (Garmin etc)
    on: Jan 30, 2024, 03:00 pm
    Jan 30, 2024, 03:00 pm
    Hello all,

    Im planning a trip in Europe this summer and will need some navigation (Euro Atlas as back up of course).

    The dash area is going to be cluttered with dash cam and phone so didn't want to add Garmin etc and just use G-Maps on the phone instead. I know the phone battery life is less but can power it constantly from 12V socket. I can pair my phone with the helmet comms and get directions etc also.... so wondered if there any best practice and experience out there and any pitfalls to look out for?

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    Re: Sat Nav.... Phone or Dedicated Device (Garmin etc)
    Reply #1 on: Jan 30, 2024, 08:27 pm
    Jan 30, 2024, 08:27 pm
    You could keep your phone safe in you pocket and use a "motorcycle" Apple Carplay / Android Auto head unit like this  :028:
    Note Android Phone must be using Android 11 or higher  :107:

    https://carpuride.com/collections/motorcycle-carplay-and-android-auto/products/carpuride-w702-wireless-portable-dual-bluetooth-waterproof-ip67-motorcycle-stereo

    I have one on order to see what it is like  :123A:
    Coming via Snail Mail from China  :016:

    With various discounts like "SHOP40", you can get it for approx $167.99 / 133  :123A:







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    Re: Sat Nav.... Phone or Dedicated Device (Garmin etc)
    Reply #2 on: Jan 31, 2024, 11:48 am
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    I don't know which year you have but a bar mount with quadlock would be a good idea.

    Evolution tech do a permanent mount as well.

    https://evotech-performance.com/collections/kawasaki-versys-650-grand-tourer-2020/products/ep-quad-lock-compatible-handlebar-clamp-sat-nav-mount-kawasaki-versys-650-grand-tourer-2020-onwards



    You can get charging bases and anti vibration mounts to keep the phone safe, charged and in perfect view.

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    Re: Sat Nav.... Phone or Dedicated Device (Garmin etc)
    Reply #3 on: Jan 31, 2024, 09:28 pm
    Jan 31, 2024, 09:28 pm
    Thanks for the ideas... the carplay is an interesting idea...

    I have a mk2 2016 model... can do a bar mount as not much else available without adding another custom bracket

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    Re: Sat Nav.... Phone or Dedicated Device (Garmin etc)
    Reply #4 on: Jan 31, 2024, 10:38 pm
    Jan 31, 2024, 10:38 pm
    I have fitted a Tomtom Rider on my Versys, also have got a Quadlock weatherproof wireless charger with a vibration dampener.



    On my previous bike (CB500X) before it was written off I just used to use my phone for navigation with the Tomtom app. It did work very well, but eventually my phone screen suffered screen burn from too much use, so now I use the Tomtom Rider for all navigation & have my phone as a back up.

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    Re: Sat Nav.... Phone or Dedicated Device (Garmin etc)
    Reply #5 on: Feb 01, 2024, 08:45 am
    Feb 01, 2024, 08:45 am
    Towerman - would be nice to know how you get on with the carpuride device...

    Russ - thanks for the ideas. Screen burn and vibration are valid concerns for sure.

    I dont have much opportunity to attach devices on my dash (see pic) the headset has a brace across it obstructing the centre area. This is a Mk2 and looks different to your dash.


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    Re: Sat Nav.... Phone or Dedicated Device (Garmin etc)
    Reply #6 on: Feb 01, 2024, 10:24 am
    Feb 01, 2024, 10:24 am
    *Originally Posted by jezzie_bean [+]
    Towerman - would be nice to know how you get on with the carpuride device...

    Russ - thanks for the ideas. Screen burn and vibration are valid concerns for sure.

    I dont have much opportunity to attach devices on my dash (see pic) the headset has a brace across it obstructing the centre area. This is a Mk2 and looks different to your dash.



    1st, I think you have a 2016 Mk3 bike  :138:
    Russ has a Mk4  :031:

    See here for what all the Mk's look like  :028:

    The unit arrived from China yesterday and so far, it does everything it says on the tin / on the previous video - I'm impressed  :123A:

    For you Mk3 you can fit this above the clocks for 23.69 (plus a time limited 5% discount)  :123A:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Motorcycle-Aluminum-Material-Navigation-Modification/dp/B08CL1G7XH

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    Re: Sat Nav.... Phone or Dedicated Device (Garmin etc)
    Reply #7 on: Feb 01, 2024, 04:02 pm
    Feb 01, 2024, 04:02 pm
    Thanks Towerman, Brilliant, that would do the job (would have preferred in front below clock to keep full visibility) but this is the only place to attach. Has the advantage that it wont turn with the bars. Didn't know I had a Mk3... even better!  :008:

     Glad you got your carplay device... I assume no import duty was payable on top of the purchase price?

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    Re: Sat Nav.... Phone or Dedicated Device (Garmin etc)
    Reply #8 on: Feb 01, 2024, 05:15 pm
    Feb 01, 2024, 05:15 pm
    *Originally Posted by jezzie_bean [+]
    Thanks Towerman, Brilliant, that would do the job (would have preferred in front below clock to keep full visibility) but this is the only place to attach. Has the advantage that it wont turn with the bars. Didn't know I had a Mk3... even better!  :008:

     Glad you got your carplay device... I assume no import duty was payable on top of the purchase price?
    No import duty  :031:

    The advantage of having it above the clocks is that you don't need to look down too far and you don't loose sight on that's going on up the road  :152:
    It's like having a semi heads up display  :7:
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    Re: Sat Nav.... Phone or Dedicated Device (Garmin etc)
    Reply #9 on: Feb 02, 2024, 09:59 am
    Feb 02, 2024, 09:59 am
    *Originally Posted by TowerMan [+]
    No import duty  :031:

    The advantage of having it above the clocks is that you don't need to look down too far and you don't loose sight on that's going on up the road  :152:
    It's like having a semi heads up display  :7:

    Fair point.  :123A:

    Let us know how its goes long term. I read the reviews and some people said the unit gets very hot, leading to subjectivity about the long term durability of the electronics within.. as I said subjective, but I do deal with Chinese electronics companies through work and have seen some dubious practices. As Im going to depend on it for many hours riding, heat management would reveal itself over many hours if it was going to be an issue (but not drawing conclusions here)

    Need to decide whether to go 2nd hand Garmin/Tom Tom for similar price

     



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