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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-25-2016, 10:44 PM Thread Starter
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Sat Nav Solution - Dragster RR

Hi guys

I'll be taking delivery of a Dragster RR soon (in Australia) and I'm trying to get an idea of the best sat nav solutions out there.

I want to use my phone (Samsung S7 size) ideally as it's always worked well for me in the past so would also be great to hear what people have done for a power supply.

Obviously the lack of flat bars limits the options a bit, but I'd be aiming for a waterproof holder.

Thoughts, advice and experience much appreciated

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Still enough options, i say pick one.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-26-2016, 02:18 AM
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These guys do one that's like a ratchet strap - I added a cable tie to help secure it but was fine for a 1k trip round Europe and you can remove easily

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I have an Ultimate Add Ons case for my Samsung S6. However, I also now have a Garmin (Zumo 590) so haven't used the case on the bike yet. By all accounts they do a good job although access to the touch-screen is a gloves off task unless you use one of those pen type things designed for the task.

There are plenty of automotive 12v to USB converters out there, either that or visit Radio Shack/Maplins and, in conjunction with a car adapter for your phone, and some parts, make your own. The UAO case provides a port that is sealed by the charging lead.

I have CoPilot as the nav app on the phone which works really well in the car, my touring buddy uses it on his Android phone on the bike. You can plot routes on your PC using ITN Converter and save these to the phone and run them on the road which, IMHO, is a must for decent bike navigation.

If you want audio from the phone then a Bluetooth headset. One of the lower end ones from a reputable manufacturer such as Sena, Scala, Interfone etc. would do phone to your helmet. The higher end ones will do bike-to-bike but you might not want or need that. If you do then be warned the bike-to-bike comms with these is proprietary so your riding buddies will need kit from the the same manufacturer for it to work.

As to mounting the case; as Lacsap as suggested RAM parts are probably the better option, strong, secure and a little vibration resistance built in. You don't need to go with one of their pre-configured set-ups, you can build your own to suit the application. Depending on the size of the bolts on what looks like bar angle adjusters you could use one of these if those threads are 8mm. Or possibly one of these to attach to the clutch lever clamp. Then it's a case of selecting an arm and a ball for the other end to attach to your case (my UAO case came with the option of a 1" RAM ball included). The Australian supplier should be able to advise. RAM parts aren't cheap but they work and last for a very long time. The 1" series are the option to choose for bike use, go here to see the available components.

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