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TomTom / Garmin
« on: May 18, 2016, 05:24:12 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, 05:45:09 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, 09:19:20 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, 10:45:16 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?

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Re: TomTom / Garmin
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2016, 11:38:26 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, 11:42:52 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, 03:29:46 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, 06:02:15 pm »
Eagle eyed coconut.  Glad you noticed that for those inclined to use it. :028:
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