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Author:  johnnyguk78 [ Sat Jun 05, 2010 9:15 am ]
Post subject:  Convert Your Car Sat Nav for Your Bike

Saw this bit of kit and thought, "That sounds to simple" but having decided I was not going to spend £100's on a bike specific Sat Nav decided to give it a go.
First thing I bought was a waterproof Sat Nav case/holder for my TomTom XL. Paid less than £20.
Then the next issue was how do I hear the instructions. Having used a car Sat Nav on the bike previous;y without sound I thought it would be great if I could hear the instructions rather than having to stare at the screen. Not much fun when navigating through a new city for the first time. Then I saw this advertised -

Oreillette Air Tube -

http://www.soeasygps.com/shop/accessoires/oreillette-airtube.html

What a bit of kit ......... so simple.......... and works perfectly well. I could hear all instructions when volume was set at about 65-70% even when travelling on the motorway at about 100 MPH.
I appreciate its maybe not ideal having something stuck in your ear all day but
1) I would normally wear ear pops when out for a long run
2) I already owned a Sat nav and only had to spend an extra £35 - £40 for a case and the air tube.

I would highly recommend as a cheap option for Motorcycle Sat Nav.

Author:  Motorrad [ Sat Jun 05, 2010 10:36 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Convert Your Car Sat Nav for Your Bike

Bonne idee! Tres bien! Merci.

Author:  johnnyguk78 [ Sat Jun 05, 2010 11:11 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Convert Your Car Sat Nav for Your Bike

Sorry about the french link.

Forgot to translate it ...... Still good product and it arrived to N.I within 2 days.

Author:  diesel [ Sat Jun 05, 2010 5:17 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Convert Your Car Sat Nav for Your Bike

Here's mine.

Did it a few years back and it still works - used it today infact.

Author:  ericry [ Thu Jun 10, 2010 5:19 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Convert Your Car Sat Nav for Your Bike

Saw the same thing on sport touring - see here

http://www.sportouring.com/gallery.php? ... hoosen=441

they have lots of other toys too !!

Eric.

Author:  Hugh2170 [ Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:19 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Convert Your Car Sat Nav for Your Bike

Use a sat nav holder from Heine Gericke on my 1125r. About 12 quid and deep enough to carry phone under the satnav too if you want. It has a cable hole which was just big enough for power lead on my garmin. Ran a power cable and an audio lead back to the rear seat under which is my Starcom advance coms unit. Everything works fine and used it in france this summer no problem through torrential rain.
I used some additional straps to strap around the velcro fasteners as they are not quite long enough to go around the top clamp on the 1125 r. Would not need them on a cr or other types with ordinary handlebars.

Author:  Davidws [ Tue Oct 11, 2011 3:13 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Convert Your Car Sat Nav for Your Bike

These cost less than half that price on Amazon, and can be used with any smartphone as well
http://www.amazon.co.uk/ULTIMATEADDONS- ... 059&sr=8-9

Ops, sorry guys didn't realize the thread was about the Air Tube thingie

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