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Tom Tom Rider 450

Postby alans1100 » 23 Sep 2017, 04:13

I decided to bite the proverbial bullet and get a dedicated GPS for the bike. After using the car's Tom Tom Go 600 for a couple of years I went with the newer Rider 450 as the software is similar.

https://www.tomtom.com/en_au/drive/motorcycle/

Bought from here http://www.motogps.com.au/ for $AUD549 plus $8 postage and it should arrive at home early next week.
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Re: Tom Tom Rider 450

Postby Pieter Huizinga » 23 Sep 2017, 11:16

I got me one of those some time ago: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=14545.
Still need to adapt to the user interface though - it's not always very intuitive.
Unfortunately we've had very limited ride time this summer. Just a few ride-outs with the Cruiser owners and the BMW dealership. So I can't really say much about it yet. Seems to operate well but the navigation instructions come in my headset at hurricane power and I can't seem to turn the volume further down. Also, as with the Garmin, they sometimes come in heavily distorted. This would indicate a problem with my headset or wit the bluetooth implementation.
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Re: Tom Tom Rider 450

Postby alans1100 » 23 Sep 2017, 15:16

The only issue I had with the Go600 was importing GPX files.

I could supposedly use Google maps to make a route, save it as a KML file and then convert to a GPX file but whenever I tried to send the file it would just sit there doing nothing. No issue when using their My Maps and sending the route though most of the time I just used the GPS.

Biggest hassle will be installing the power supply wiring,
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Re: Tom Tom Rider 450

Postby alans1100 » 25 Sep 2017, 14:35

Arrived in today's post. Marked as Express post and still got here the next business day even though I'm out of the guaranteed Express post area. Just lucky that I ordered Fri I guess.

Unboxing

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Still figuring how to connect; not so hard once you look in the book.

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All the mounting parts are for bars which I didn't need except for the bolts in left of picture. I have a ball already mounted on the dash shelf from the X gripper setup.

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No hassle with connecting to PC as I had all the needed software for the GO 600 model. All the latest updates done for maps and speed camera's and all I need do is pair the phone for traffic updates which around here would be nothing. The phone can wait until I replace intercom in the near future.

All the address data from the Go 600 was also synched with the rider via the MyDrive software which saved having to enter it all again.

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Until I install the wiring I can still power it via the mini USB port. Hoping to find somewhere behind the instrument panel and I think a switched source would be better.

There's also an anti-theft kit available.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/TomTom-9UGB- ... 1438.l2649
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Re: Tom Tom Rider 450

Postby alans1100 » 29 Sep 2017, 08:38

Connected the wiring yesterday - was hoping for a switched source behind the gauges but ended up going direct to the battery. Not my first choice but until I can find a better place it'll have to do.

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