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Re: Chinavasion Rage GPS

Postby alans1100 » 09 Feb 2015, 12:40

Heather put one of these on rental. TomTom Go 600. I thought it was a good compromise between the bike version (shop didn't stock) the 8 inch tab I've been using. The screen is visible on the bike of a day time and I can read most of the numbers. I can pair with the phone for live traffic updates but I don't have a data plan on the phone and we don't have traffic where I live.........

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Re: Chinavasion Rage GPS

Postby PeterPan » 09 Feb 2015, 20:24

Keith Legge wrote:My old 2610 died on Saturday while going to pick up the trailer :cry: so looking for a sat nav can't afford these stupid prices from Garmin and Tom Tom.
Found this on Ebay looks like they are selling the Chinavision one with loaded maps?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4-3-LCD-Weath ... 1c4dcfe01b


in what way has it died?



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Re: Chinavasion Rage GPS

Postby Keith Legge » 09 Feb 2015, 20:43

PeterPan wrote:
in what way has it died?

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Powers up and that's it can't operate from screen or remote control, screen brings up a picture of Europe and keeps shaking. :shrug1:
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Re: Chinavasion Rage GPS

Postby Uncle Phil » 09 Feb 2015, 22:57

Interesting note - The bike rental place in New Zealand uses the Rage GPS as their rental GPS unit. I haven't tried the UK/Europe maps but I do have them. The New Zealand ones worked just fine.
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Re: Chinavasion Rage GPS

Postby Keith Legge » 17 Feb 2015, 18:39

Contacted the guy selling on Ebay he is loading them with IGO primo never heard of it anyone on here know or used it?
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Re: Chinavasion Rage GPS

Postby Uncle Phil » 17 Feb 2015, 19:36

IGO Primo is a 'later' version of IGO8 that I use. Some folks like it better, some don't. AFAIK, IGO8 is the GPS software used on a lot of automotive GPS systems, especially in Europe.
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Re: Chinavasion Rage GPS

Postby Keith Legge » 21 Feb 2015, 14:10

Ok took the plunge offered £120 and he accepted happy days saved £13 :D

Couple of questions i can't convert the gdb files from Mapsource tried Routeconverter and babel any ideas?

Once converted which folder do i save them into the Sat nav shows 2 drives one is IGO8 and the other IGO 9 Primo?

First impressions the Sat nav is excellent value for money used it in the car this morning no dramas. :D
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Re: Chinavasion Rage GPS

Postby Uncle Phil » 22 Feb 2015, 03:01

Keith - Are you running the PRIMO 9 software? Does the unit have a micro sd card in it? (sounds like it does since you are seeing two drives). If you are running PRIMO 9 - see if you see a \PRIMO\CONTENT\USERDATA\ROUTE folder. If you only have down to the 'USERDATA' part, then create a folder under USERDATA called ROUTE. That is where the .kml routes would go. BTW, the main directory could be PRIMO9 instead of PRIMO or some variant there of.
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Re: Chinavasion Rage GPS

Postby Keith Legge » 22 Feb 2015, 09:45

Thanks Phil had to create USERDATA and ROUTE folder all working as it should thanks again. 8-)

IGO8 is loaded on the sat nav and IGO9/Primo is on the data card i tried changing the path and both programs operate so i suppose that's a bonus.

The data card is only 4gb but the unit supports 16gb so i might change that.

Just need to change the crappy plastic ball joint now oh and wait for some sunshine. ;)

Downloaded Tyre route planner (recommended by Mike White) works a treat and can save files as KML, now i can get rid of all this Garmin tosh.
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Re: Chinavasion Rage GPS

Postby Uncle Phil » 22 Feb 2015, 16:34

You can copy the contents of the sd card to the harddrive on your desktop for backup. It won't run there, but it will copy there. Then when you get a bigger sd card, you can copy it back. Getting the micro sd card out of the unit is a royal pain but it can be done. You sort of push it in gently and quickly and hopefully it will pop out enough that you can grab the edge with a pair of tweezers. Take note of the 'direction' the contacts are so when you insert the new one, it's in the correct way. Also, the 'bolt pattern' on the back of the cradle (four screws) is an exact matchup for the Ram mount. These are the 'pieces' I got to do a mount to the top of the front brake reservoir on an ST1300 when I rent one (I fabricated mounts for my ST1100s before I knew about this option) -

RAM Mount Medium Arm B-Socket RAM-B-201U - Mfr. P/N: RAM-B-201U
RAM Mount Rectangular AMPS Plate B-Ball RAM-B-347U - Mfr. P/N: RAM-B-347U
RAM Mount Motorcycle Extended Reservoir Cover Base - Mfr. P/N: RAM-B-346U

The AMPS plate bolts directly on the back of the cradle after you remove the existing ball plate. Then you can use any Ram 'combination' to mount it where it suits you.
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