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« on: August 17, 2015, 07:57:26 pm »
Hi guys, want to put a sat nav on my bike. I like the look of the tomtom rider. Has anyone had any experience with this model x
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« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2015, 09:34:42 pm »
There are a number of threads concerning GPS choices. The majority of people seem to be going for Garmin 660 and more recently the 590. I personally have the 590 and can highly recommend it.

Some people have managed to fit earlier Garmin models with minor adaptions to the Triumph mount.

A few have managed to fit the TomTom but I only have experience of the earlier models and the Garmin is streets ahead in my opinion.... If you pardon the pun!
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Re: tomtom rider
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2015, 12:01:02 am »
Hi Animal. I have a Tom Tom Rider V5. I bought a Triumph sat nav mount bracket and the mounting screws perfectly align with the Tom Tom charging mount.

Just yesterday, my sat nav just fell off the Triumph bracket. Seems I over  tightened the mounting screws. The plastic on the charging bracket had cracked and released the threaded inserts that the screws go into. My fault. Nothing wrong with the equipment. Luckily I didn't loose the satnav.

Tom Tom is perfectly located when using Triumph mount bracket.

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Re: tomtom rider
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2015, 01:05:48 am »
Is that the latest version Tom Tom Rider?  From the prices I've seen it is less expensive than the Garmins are and if it's like the automotive Tom Toms you can have North America AND Europe maps, which has made my old Go series very useful when we go to England.
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Re: tomtom rider
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2015, 07:35:22 pm »
Tom tom rider, V5, was 2014. There is a new range just out. I am more then happy with my V5. As there is a new range out, I guess you can pick up a V5 pretty cheap.

In the UK, Tom Tom does a trade-in scheme. They will take your old sat nav and give you an allowance on the latest version.

When you next come to England, treat yourself to a trip to Scotland.

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« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2015, 08:17:43 pm »
Unfortunately this trip won't have time for Scotch, er Scotland like last time. hehe.  Only 1 week split between Woebley and London visiting wifes distant relatives.  Love it!
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Re: tomtom rider
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2015, 12:30:06 pm »
Thanks for the replies guys. I did a bit more research and decided on the garmin 590. I can link my phone and headset to it.
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« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2015, 01:05:31 pm »
Sound choice the Garmin,  better mapping and less `wrong directions' ,  enjoy.... :028:
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