Triumph Tiger 800 - SatNav - GPS
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This steel GPS Bracket from Square Deals
is well made and very easy to fit. Fitting
requires drilling 2 small holes in the hinged front
I had to build 2 new "Bus Shelters" for my SatNav of choice. Previously I have
used Perspex however Perspex is heavy and the glue does not bond very well
as a result I have had problems with parts coming unstuck if I accidentally knock
them. So this time I am using lightweight ply, 5mm back and 2mm sides all firmly
epoxied together. I waterproofed with wood treatment then covered in Carbon
Fibre effect Fablon. Can be used a buoyancy aids!
My XCx Tiger on day 1. I fitted the Puig Screen and my new GPS Bracket together with one of my new wooden GPS holders designed for
my Samsung Galaxy Note 4 phone. The Note 4 makes a great day to day GPS as long as it is not raining too hard
In the short term to charge GPS on the move I
purchased a twin socket USB charger which plugs
into the DIN socket.
This is my setup for listening to GPS and Music. A Samsung HS3000 Bluetooth
receiver, my Audio Technica ANC 33 noise cancelling headphones (Note Epoxy
putty repair where I accidentally pulled the lead out). These are both attached by
Velcro to the slimmest rechargeable battery I can find on eBay. The ANC33's will last
30 hours on a single AAA Battery. The HS3000 will last 6 hours on a charge so for
long days in the saddle I need to recharge on the move by connecting the external
battery. This solution will last 4 whole days of riding before a recharge is required.
Longer term I like to hardwire in 12v power for my GPS, phone etc.
The option on the left I have been using for 3 years. The next two are
suitable replacements, all from eBay.
Leather gloves are not much use with touch screens. I
have tried special screen contact paint on my gloves but
it is not very effective. So I buy a cheap rubber tipped
stylus and wire it to my bike