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Re: GPS Shopping op
« Reply #15 on: August 08, 2019, 08:12:05 am »
Thanks for the effort gpink and connierider. It is sold but at least you guys got me checking out the other forum. I appreciate the help.
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Re: GPS Shopping op
« Reply #16 on: August 08, 2019, 06:45:30 pm »
It's a good forum and good people with a lot of information.
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Re: GPS Shopping op
« Reply #17 on: August 09, 2019, 11:16:26 am »
The tablet idea sounds interesting
 Like the idea of a bigger screen. Finding one I can see in daylight maybe should become a priority!


I would not recommend this. Lots of vibration, and plenty of hard hits even on our squishy bikes. Plus the Cell chips in tables are even less superior to their cell phone counterparts. They are often 3g, older chips. I would not expect a good quality cell signal in the mountains out of a tablet.
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Re: GPS Shopping op
« Reply #18 on: August 09, 2019, 03:07:56 pm »

I would not recommend this. Lots of vibration, and plenty of hard hits even on our squishy bikes. Plus the Cell chips in tables are even less superior to their cell phone counterparts. They are often 3g, older chips. I would not expect a good quality cell signal in the mountains out of a tablet.

I can't comment for certain, but I think a tablet laying flat on my tank bag, is pretty robust construction...we did use it briefly in our truck, for guidance/mapping when it had an active SIMM chip, but when the screen got a crack in it, we retired it to be used at home, wi-fi only..  and when I mentioned it, I also mentioned using a remotely mounted GPS antenna to pull signal.. ( not using a simm card, or phone services for location), but plugged into the tablet to be used as a simple "screen".. I also have a small Laptop computer, ACER model, with a 9" screen, it has a solid state hard drive,multiple USB ports, a 12v lighter plug for aux power, and has been carried for thousands of miles in my side bags without failure..  it's really compact, and I've considered using it strapped to my tank bag also in combo with a GPS antenna, and programs.. Garmin and a few others make them, and they are very low $$

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Re: GPS Shopping op
« Reply #19 on: August 10, 2019, 10:06:14 am »
Very good points, inserted into a tank bag pouch would certainly be pretty safe.
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Re: GPS Shopping op
« Reply #20 on: August 12, 2019, 02:43:06 pm »
This gadget was what I was thinking about...

https://www.gpscity.com/dual-xgps160-skypro-gps-receiver

Link to my old non-phone tablet via BlueTooth.. power both from USB charger on bike...

viola.. big screen GPS ...


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Re: GPS Shopping op
« Reply #21 on: August 12, 2019, 02:59:57 pm »
plus it makes everyone think you're using old school paper map in your map pocket.
Brilliant really.
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Re: GPS Shopping op
« Reply #22 on: August 12, 2019, 03:20:46 pm »
OLD school?... just Old Eyes my friend... and bifocals on a bike really suck, very dangerous...  8)
I have some really nice "sunglass/safety glasses" with a small Bi-focal spot on the bottom, but man, they make your eyes get very tired after a couple hours.. to much "re-focus" time..

about 12 years ago, I got some "mini" glasses, and tried to wear them on a 3 hour ride, just reading type magnifiers.. worn down on my nose, as I don't need glasses to drive, just read at arms length..
Bright sunny day, and after 2 hours of riding, and the glare off the plastic on my tank bag map holder.. it felt like I was arc welding without goggles.. man, that was painful.. got sunburned eyeballs..

Now, when I use that map holder, I slip a "dark" nylon stocking over the bag, and it cuts the glare, but still allows perfect vision on the maps or scribbled "routing sheets" I have in there.. cheap solution, cost like $0.50 at a Goodwill store, for a pair...

just have to add, while I was searching for the remote, I was talking to wife, about doing this whole switch over.. and when she told me just how much she paid for my Garmin SP2610... I freaked.. she said that package she bought for me, (It had just come out, back around then, '04 iirc, ) cost her $1,000...... wow. times have changed.  Oh, she can't read the screen either, and uses her Tablet with connectivity for a navigator in the truck.. the phone is too small for her also..

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Re: GPS Shopping op
« Reply #23 on: August 12, 2019, 04:33:51 pm »
fiddy cents at Goodwill?.....Good God man...are you buying used nylons?  :o  :rotflmao:
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Re: GPS Shopping op
« Reply #24 on: August 12, 2019, 05:42:59 pm »
fiddy cents at Goodwill?.....Good God man...are you buying used nylons?  :o  :rotflmao:

no, they actually had packages of brand new, unopened, ones there.. surprised me...  the one by me has a bunch of "new clothes", with tags on them.. I guess when people clean out the closet, they end up there.. not bad, can't complain, I bought 5 pairs of brand new shorts (shorts, not underwear) there, still had the tags on, for like $3 a pair.. size/price tags still on, from Kohles, and a couple other nice stores, showed them as between $30 to $45..each..  shoes go fast tho..  meh, it pays to stop in and look sometimes..

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Re: GPS Shopping op
« Reply #25 on: August 12, 2019, 06:09:29 pm »
fiddy cents at Goodwill?.....Good God man...are you buying used nylons?  :o  :rotflmao:
I'd say it's safer than used condoms....

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Re: GPS Shopping op
« Reply #26 on: August 12, 2019, 08:15:27 pm »
I'd say it's safer than used condoms....

what are those?...

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Re: GPS Shopping op
« Reply #27 on: August 13, 2019, 04:59:24 pm »
what are those?...

If you ever had a job at a drive in movie theater cleaning up the lot at 3AM you'd know exactly what those are.

Trust me on this, we actually preferred picking up those to the used diapers, especially the used cloth leaky diapers.
The used condoms didn't draw flies, the diapers were covered with them.
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Re: GPS Shopping op
« Reply #28 on: August 14, 2019, 08:22:36 am »
Yeah, sure but they gave you a stick, right? Maybe nose plugs?

 ;D :o

If you ever had a job at a drive in movie theater cleaning up the lot at 3AM you'd know exactly what those are.

Trust me on this, we actually preferred picking up those to the used diapers, especially the used cloth leaky diapers.
The used condoms didn't draw flies, the diapers were covered with them.
Ahh yes the good ole days.  ::) :P :-[ :(
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Re: GPS Shopping op
« Reply #29 on: August 14, 2019, 02:30:46 pm »
If you ever had a job at a drive in movie theater cleaning up the lot at 3AM you'd know exactly what those are.

Trust me on this, we actually preferred picking up those to the used diapers, especially the used cloth leaky diapers.
The used condoms didn't draw flies, the diapers were covered with them.
Ahh yes the good ole days.  ::) :P :-[ :(

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