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Courierman
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 5:16 am    Post subject: rider revue Reply with quote

Tom Tom Rider

Here is my first revue of the Tom Tom Rider as a courier for 16 years i do a lot of miles about 50k a year and I have had a PDA for the last 4 with Navigator v2,v3,v5 on my 3850 which has served me well with a plastic bag over it in the rain

Mounting the rider was easy less than 5 mins to have it up and running on the handlebarís , it has a very good startís guide (didínt read it until I got home ) the mounting kit is very good too, but the battery cable has a lot wrong with it 1/its to stiff and does not fit in the connector so with the rider on the handlebarís when you turn it flexes the two wires and given time they will break 2/ the big gap from the connector and the cable lets water in and runs down in side the cable to your battery so look out 3/ my battery is 9 inch wide and you only get 2 inch of wire at the end of the cable 4/ the connector will not click into place , the black mount stop it from going all the way in

The holder is good and strong but I can see trouble with the 4 connectors with salt water getting at them, make sure you blow and wipe the water off them before you use your rider oh well back to a plastic bag over it when your not using it !!

The gps receiver is very good sitting in side my house I got 7 satellites

Rider its self you cant see the screen that good in sun my 3850 is better Laughing Out Loud thank god for the BT !! and I just cant turn the damn thing on and off Iív had the button pressed for like 20 secís and it still wont come on thank god for the power cable auto turning it on !! (that mite be because its still new )

The software is ok with the same old map errorís and Iíd still like to see the postcode on the first page and not home because I use it from 10 to 20 times a day from a 50 miles 1 drop to 6 drop 400 mile ride and the damn thing will make you ride 30 miles more to save you 30 secís on a ride Laughing Out Loud donít tom tom know that bikeís overtake all the traffic so shortest route is best, BUT if you let TT do it !! it will take you down some very deadly roads and narrow roads with lots of gravel on them !! to have you off !! so look out for that one my TT v2 is best because you can set up the speed to 60 all roads and the narrow oneís are set 10 that way i did not get on them until the last mile, I would like to see set the road speed back !!!!!!!!
this sorftware is setup for cars not bikes because it will route you round the block to go the other way does TT not know how easy bikes are to do a u-turn !!! Laughing



All in all it is well made and if you DONíT have a pda one already then get a Rider
My pda with a plastic bag is just as good if not better in some ways eg a bigger screen and the nav buttons for zoom in and out so I give 7 out of 10 its good but not 599 or 499 now good maybe 399 and Iíd be happy with it

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SpeedTriple1050
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brilliant revue Courierman. My Rider arrives in a few days so I'll see if I have the same probs/good things to say about it. Thanks for the advice on setting 10mph speed limits on small roads. I'll let you know how I get on.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SpeedTriple1050 wrote:
Thanks for the advice on setting 10mph speed limits on small roads.

I think he was referring to the TTN V2 as being able to set the road speed, not the Rider.Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thx mod i was
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my TT v2 is best because you can set up the speed to 60 all roads and the narrow oneís are set 10 that way i did not get on them until the last mile, I would like to see set the road speed back !!!!!!!! < and this is a dig at TT
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2006 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for clearing that up Oldboy.
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Courierman
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PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2006 8:00 pm    Post subject: update Reply with quote

well iv used the rider for 3 weeks now and it very good the gps is the best iv seen
but the maps are so crap in 8 out of 10 times i use them i'm off the bike looking for the house they seem to be out by upto 200 yards all the time useing the postcode it come up in a difant street 4 time it was a mile out 8O it did find the right street when i used town and street but it was still 8O out alot even with the number put in 8O i can say that TomTom v 3/5 are better them Rider Rolling Eyes good job its the summer and i can still use my 3850 TT v5 Wink
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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2006 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I Notice that TomTom rider has been reduced by £100 from High street price
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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2006 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's exciting that the Rider price has dropped a bit. I'm sure people will take advantage of that.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2006 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOOK OUT 8O



The holder clamp is too soft and lets the rider move about and you get drilling of the 4 connectors in the back of the rider and loss of power and have holes in the connectors at about 10.000 miles if you dont fit it properly you will brake in 500 miles

from looking at it ,its the hinge and the soft black plastic where all the movement is ,put your rider in the holder and look at the back as you pull the rider and you'll the movement

as they were you get arking and carbon on them


boy tom tom you did your home work on the rider did'nt you Rolling Eyes

and in no time you'll have 500 pound paper wate
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and now it starts !!!!

now my Rider as stoped auto turn on and charging and turn it its self on /off every 30 sec's ,and the danm thing is only 5 months old
it look like its the holder its only give me 4.9 v sometimes 4.35 v on the pins

look out PCWORLD here i come and you that have to fix it not TT
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2006 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BAD NEWS 8O
rider is NOT water Proof atf the 6 hrs of rain on friday my screen was fogged and tha card slot was full of water 8O
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