Sat nav on a motorbike

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  1. FazerThou

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    Hi, Does anyone use their sat nav on a motorbike. Not really looking for tomtom rider or Garnmin 500 as they are too expensive, but a normal satnav that can be slipped into the map pocket of a tank bag.
    Any pro's and cons, can you hear it if using headphones etc.

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    HI
    Tried my ViaMichelin on my bike last weekend with headphones worked a treat,use the car mount on the bikes lcd screen,but should work on tank bag,
    was only 129.00 ,
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    Can I ask what type of headphone you used, in ear or velcro etc.

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    hi
    i was using cheap in ear headphones,
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    I use a garmin quest on a bmw rockster, Got it on ebay for £140.
    Also use the bicycle mount for it that attaches to the handle bars, cost about £8. Works very well. Quest has got 20hrs battery life.

    Tony
     
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    Hello

    I have an Orange M500 (small PDA) and put Tom Tom on there. I had to buy a Bluetooth reicer but that was only £30. I have a normal cradle that you'd use on a car windscreen and I put the sucker part on the rev counter on my bike (Yamaha Thundercat) so can still see the speedo


    No problems, or even in my pocket with the phone earphones in and I can hear the directions no problem:thumbsup:
     
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    Is it east to setup the M500? I was looking at buying a cheap GPS for my Bike and that sounds great as I only go out in the dry Weather. I presume if you add GPS Software to it, it is ready to go with Bluetooth and picking up a GPS signal?
     
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