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    TomTom / Garmin
    on: May 18, 2016, 05.24 pm
    May 18, 2016, 05.24 pm
    Hi

    I am now the proud owner of a TT; it has a cable wired in for a Garmin Satnav but I have a TomTom Rider 400 which is new and I wish to keep. Rather than having to take all the tupperware off which is what I am guessing I will have to do to take out the Garmin power lead to replace with the TomTom, does anyone know if I simply change the connection at the end of the Garmin will that work or is there something fancy in side or the plug to make this not possible.

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    Re: TomTom / Garmin
    Reply #1 on: May 18, 2016, 05.45 pm
    May 18, 2016, 05.45 pm
    You should be able to splice into the Garmin cable without a problem. There is a Garmin pin out diagram attached.
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    Re: TomTom / Garmin
    Reply #2 on: May 18, 2016, 09.19 pm
    May 18, 2016, 09.19 pm
    G'day,

    I've a Tom tom Rider 400 mounted in the TTSE system using the Triumph power lead. It's spliced in and works a treat. The TT R400 power base fits the TTSE Sat Nav mount (seems a universal fit with Garmin products).

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    Re: TomTom / Garmin
    Reply #3 on: May 18, 2016, 10.45 pm
    May 18, 2016, 10.45 pm
    Hey guys, if my next bike, between now and December, ends up being the Trophy I will want to put Nav on it...what's better, TomTom or Garmin?

    Mike

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    Re: TomTom / Garmin
    Reply #4 on: May 18, 2016, 11.38 pm
    May 18, 2016, 11.38 pm
    Thanks for the advice - the pin layout seems to answer a question for me and so I can just use the power + - which is all the Tom Tom needs

    Mike - for my two pennies worth I agonised over which one to get TOM TOM or Garmin. Ultimately I made the decision to go with TomTom but it had to be the TomTom Rider 400 (which has just been supersceded by the 410). The reason - well it has speakers which some of the other models don't but most importantly it, like a mobile phone, works in portrait as well as landscape and that makes all the difference in the world. Think of all the wasted information you see across a landscape screen to the sides where you're not heading, on the 400 you put it in portrait and you see so much more of the road ahead; and the mount allows you to rotate it instantly should you want to mess with the menus etc which are easier in landscape.

    It's just my view and I can't say it was cheap and it has some totally useless features like planning a twisty or thrill route (don't bother!) but I'm more than happy with it.

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    Re: TomTom / Garmin
    Reply #5 on: May 18, 2016, 11.42 pm
    May 18, 2016, 11.42 pm
    *Originally Posted by Pottsie [+]
    Thanks for the advice - the pin layout seems to answer a question for me and so I can just use the power + - which is all the Tom Tom needs

    Mike - for my two pennies worth I agonised over which one to get TOM TOM or Garmin. Ultimately I made the decision to go with TomTom but it had to be the TomTom Rider 400 (which has just been supersceded by the 410). The reason - well it has speakers which some of the other models don't but most importantly it, like a mobile phone, works in portrait as well as landscape and that makes all the difference in the world. Think of all the wasted information you see across a landscape screen to the sides where you're not heading, on the 400 you put it in portrait and you see so much more of the road ahead; and the mount allows you to rotate it instantly should you want to mess with the menus etc which are easier in landscape.

    It's just my view and I can't say it was cheap and it has some totally useless features like planning a twisty or thrill route (don't bother!) but I'm more than happy with it.

    Nice! Like I said, I'm test riding one on Friday and hoping to solidify my decision on the new bike sometime this year. If it is the Trophy I'll buy the Nav so do me a favor and let me know how the 'conversion' or 'splice' works out...maybe something I need to do later when and if I buy the bike!

    Speaking of which and if you don't mind my asking, what bike did you come from prior to the Trophy?

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    Re: TomTom / Garmin
    Reply #6 on: May 19, 2016, 03.29 am
    May 19, 2016, 03.29 am
    A note for any U.S. / Canadian members
    referring to the Pin-Out diagram below,
    ( which was originally obtained directly from Garmin ),
    that the labels next to the drawing of Pins 1 & 2
    are the opposite way round to the Key appearing next to the drawing !  :087:

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    Re: TomTom / Garmin
    Reply #7 on: May 19, 2016, 06.02 pm
    May 19, 2016, 06.02 pm
    Eagle eyed coconut.  Glad you noticed that for those inclined to use it. :028:
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