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New Bike Time - KTM 1290 Superduke R Special Edition

Discussion in 'Biker's Cafe' started by AndyCr15, Oct 12, 2016.

  1. TallPaul_S

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    Ahh yeah, I suppose it gets confused easily as to which road you're on when it loses a satellite or 2. :(

    As for GPS position, here's where mine will be - I did think about mounting it above the clocks as I'll have a bigger screen for touring but it's not easy to mount it there. Higher is better if you can do it, as you don't have to look down as much.

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    Mine is all wired in with a relay under the pillion seat so it powers off with the ignition.
     
  2. AndyCr15

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    I think you're overestimating its influence on the speed I would take a corner at. I also think you're overestimating the speed I take corners at. Me personally anyway. I just like to know what's coming up.
     
  3. Kreeeee

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    All I'm saying is be careful and don't rely too much on the GPS to tell you what's up ahead.

    It's directed at everyone.
     
  4. Yaayuh!

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    Whilst we're ont eh subject. Are TomTom rider's worth the expense?
     
  5. Craig321

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    Yes, but only the v5. 400 is apparently rubbish.

    For me it isn't, I just use the RAM X grip with TomTom/Waze/Google Maps on my phone.
     
  6. Kreeeee

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    The new one annoys me as the interface was designed by Ray Charles.
     
  7. misterjingo

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    I've got a tomtom 400 and it's great when it works. It's totally water proof, well made, and is great when paired with a headset.

    I have had issues with it though. Sometimes it refuses to flip the screen when you rotate the device. I recently used it for a 300+ mile ride out. Around 200 miles it, it turned off. Power connections were fine. I tried to turn it back on around 20 times, but it would repeated crash.

    I had to find my own way home and factory reset it to "fix" it.

    I'm a bit worried about taking it for longer trips due to this weird crashing issue.
     
  8. tom_e

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    I had that happen when I first got mine, think it was due to a funny update.

    It's never happened again in over a year and 1k miles of use later after I done a restore.
     
  9. Kreeeee

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    That's just one of the many issues I had when I tried one. I went back to the reliable V5.
     
  10. TallPaul_S

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    I've had the stuck in orientation issue once or twice, I never use it in portrait mode so just turned off autorotate.

    Other than that, the only issue I've had (including using it in the pouring rain and for 5 days solid, 1200 miles) was that it decided to give me the miles/time to the next waypoint rather than the final destination, which was solved by a reboot.

    Phones are fine for getting from A to B but you can't beat being able to precisely map out a 1000 mile route on exactly the roads you want to ride.
     
  11. Sin_Chase

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    I had the same issue with rotation, would randomly swap to portrait mode when it was locked into landscape orientation if you went over a bump or something. Disabled it.
     
  12. AndyCr15

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    I got an email from TomTom this morning, some of their gear on sale, so I thought I'd see what their bike option is at the moment. Made me chuckle a little bit when I read -

    Made me chuckle a little :)
     
  13. Freeman

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    But you can use sat nav to prepare for bends; I don't know where the myth came from that says you can't. It's not dangerous unless your a complete and utter div.

    If the sat nav is wrong and says there's a left coming up when in fact it's a right, you don't turn your bike left do you? You assess the road up ahead with your eyes and then take action.

    A sat nav is extremely useful and should be used as one of the ways to assess the road up ahead; especially if you do not know that road. If I need to use the sat nav then I take full of advantage of being able to see 500m up the road, who wouldn't! I have the V5 and have never had an serious problems. Dropped it a fair few times as well :)
     
  14. AndyCr15

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    Sorry, I didn't mean to start it back up again, lets not. Just thought the timing was kinda funny from the conversation here :)
     
  15. Freeman

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    It is funny because I can imagine some dumbass blindly following a sat nav and blaming his crash on it because he went left when the road bent to the right.

    I always see a sat nav as a rough guide that should never be followed fully.
     
  16. MowyTone

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    Maps, memory and road signs. Only ever used a sat nav twice I think
     
  17. AndyCr15

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    Agreed. But that's just natural selection.

    Anyway, collected the bike this morning :) :D :)

    Google wanted to stylise things...

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    Unfortunately it was a little wet on the ride over, which meant I was riding home through a lot of spray, I left it in Rain mode and the bike is a little dirty already... :( I think the afternoon looks nice, I'll perhaps wash it already and take a few detail shots with a decent camera.
     
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  18. tom_e

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    You mean like those special people that follow them straight off the ends of harbours and things? :D
     
  19. unKle

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    Very nice. I hope you got your orange KTM pen and sticker in that folder too ;)
     
  20. AndyCr15

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    I got the pen, not seen the sticker yet.

    So, went to the gym on it, panicked the whole time I was in there as it wasn't locked to anything, then came home and gave it a quick sprinkle.

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    At the minute I'm not minding the satnav mount. It doesn't stick out on the bike as much as I thought and is really well positioned when using it.

    The insurance bump was a bit of a sting. 8 months left, I had paid around £320 for the year, had to oay £575 more! Will obviously shop around when due next. Strangly, I initially insured it with no immobiliser (I didn't know for sure it had one) and when I Called to add it, the price would come down £125, but my excess would leap from £500 to £2,000! I've left it for the minute.

    Any thoughts on the best disc lock to get (I know they are only a minor deterrent) and perhaps a tracker?