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Postby Dale » Wed Jan 03, 2007 7:51 pm

A guy at work is selling his 3 year old BMW Motorrad Navigator which is based on the Garmin street pilot 111 supposedly.

Version 7 software, mounting for car and bike. All manuals and discs supplied including whole of Europe/fully unlocked.

Shown a receipt costing over £1200 when he bought it. He is asking £150.

Do you think this is a fair price?
Will I be able to fit it to my GTS with the supplied mount or is there one available for the GTS?

Thanks for your time

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Postby rooyenan » Wed Jan 03, 2007 11:45 pm

I'll check it out tomorrow... that is a bit later...

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Postby stevewp » Thu Jan 04, 2007 1:33 am

Don't know about the mount Dale, but the price sounds great! I would go for it!
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Postby Dale » Fri Jan 05, 2007 8:35 am

Anymore info guys before he sells it?

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Postby rooyenan » Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:47 pm

I would go for a NEW TomTom device...

Have a look: http://www.amazon.co.uk/TomTom-1N00-160 ... B000I0Q3JE

Price is hardly more than what you'd have to pay for that old device... Maps for all of Europe are available for friends....

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Postby OmegaChassis » Fri Jan 05, 2007 2:12 pm

I payed £260 for the Tom Tom rider including postage and the car kit
and talking to other people they would choose a Tom Tom system over the others systems for ease of use.

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Postby Dale » Fri Jan 05, 2007 6:43 pm

Thanks for the info...

Strange that the salesman at Halfords today said never touch the TOMTOM as they keep on losing connection and are not as reliable as the Garmin :roll: and said that he had a few bikers putting orders in for the Garmin Zumo. :evil:

now I am more confused :?

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Postby 24c » Fri Jan 05, 2007 6:45 pm

I have just used a TomTom Rider in the works van, very impressed, nice bright screen and easy to use touch screen, however gloved hands would be an issue.

Most people work out the routes first anyway, and you can hit the route selection option with gloved hands, so is it really an issue.
I've just started riding the GTS again, and it'll be changing

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Postby rooyenan » Fri Jan 05, 2007 7:18 pm

[quoe="Terminator"]said never touch the TOMTOM as they keep on losing connection[/quote]

I've been using TomTom on my PDA for the last year or so, and only had connection problems with version 5 of the software...
I'm running version 6 now and have no problems anymore.....
The new devices all run version 6 and perform ecellent....
Garmin is also very good but a lot more expensive....

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Postby 24c » Fri Jan 05, 2007 8:20 pm

Dale wrote:Strange that the salesman at Halfords today said never touch the TOMTOM as they keep on losing connection and are not as reliable as the Garmin :roll: and said that he had a few bikers putting orders in for the Garmin Zumo. :evil:

That's a salesman for you, probably didn't have a TomTom in stock, but as
Ansco Rooyenan said, there was an issue with TomTom, especially early ones...dropping signal, not finding external bluetooth boxes etc by default and I think Route66 is better software on my phone than the equivalent TomTom, but the TomTom has more input options.

I think in your case, the secondhand BMW kit would be OK for you, and cheaper than the TomTom (he is a Yorkshireman :twisted: ), and if you don't like it, you can always sell it on for a slight loss...worst case :P
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Postby rooyenan » Fri Jan 05, 2007 8:27 pm

24 wrote:I think in your case, the secondhand BMW kit would be OK for you


Next to that, the BMW kit should be waterproof, which only the TomTom Rider version is...., which is more expensive....

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Postby 24c » Fri Jan 05, 2007 8:37 pm

rooyenan wrote:Next to that, the BMW kit should be waterproof, which only the TomTom Rider version is...., which is more expensive....


Watch this perhaps
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BRAND-NEW-TOMTOM-Rider-Tom-Tom-SEALED-UK-MODEL_W0QQitemZ250070034556QQihZ015QQcategoryZ75327QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

or can't wait that long
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/TomTom-RIDER-Sat-Nav-Motorcycle-GPS-Car-Kit-Sealed-UK_W0QQitemZ300066938400QQihZ020QQcategoryZ75327QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Getting the car kit, means you can use it in winter, and so come the start of your bike season, you'll be upto speed, and not make a fool of yourself looking at the SatNav and unknowingly steaming into trouble. :evil: :lol:
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Postby 24c » Fri Jan 05, 2007 9:29 pm

I'm not a great fan of this, but after using the TomTom with a bluetooth headset, and the Route66/NokiaN70 with the same, a motorcycle version would probably be a good idea...

http://www.techdigest.tv/2006/08/review_scala_ri.html

I know that SteveWP use an Autocom as a link box for all his gadgets, but for a standalone it's not bad and better than the Motorola HS830 for a full face helmet.

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Postby stevewp » Sat Jan 06, 2007 12:25 am

Now I have to confess that last time I tried to listen to the satnav through the autocom, I failed miserably. It was shite, but I think that's an issue with the phone interface of the autocom. My other thought had been to squeeze a bluetooth headset under the lid and use that, but since the GPS receiver is bluetooth also, I'm not too sure the phone will manage the two connections.

To be honest, I shall stick to my old mapping GPS on the bike. It works well enough for me.

£260 for the Tom Tom Rider?? That's damn cheap! Where was it from?
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Postby OmegaChassis » Sat Jan 06, 2007 8:18 am

stevewp wrote:£260 for the Tom Tom Rider?? That's damn cheap! Where was it from?


I think you know the answer to that question Steve! :wink: :wink:


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