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Discussion in 'Triumph General Discussion' started by Dougie D, Sep 28, 2016.

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  1. Tallpaul

    Tallpaul Senior Member

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    I've been booking and cancelling a week in Southern Ireland since May. A 5th attempt will be made on 10th August. The Irish government want us to quarantine on arrival for 14 days, not really practical on a 7 day biking trip!
     
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  2. Helmut Visor

    Helmut Visor Only dead fish go with the flow
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    What if you ride in from Northern Ireland?
     
  3. Tallpaul

    Tallpaul Senior Member

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    That is allowed, but somewhat cheating the system.
     
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  4. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising

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    And?
     
  5. Tallpaul

    Tallpaul Senior Member

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    And I'm not a cheat.
     
  6. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising

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    Very good and very honest
     
  7. Tallpaul

    Tallpaul Senior Member

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    And possibly a little too cautious!
     
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  8. Kenbro

    Kenbro Noble Member
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    Hi all,
    I know that the best sat nav has got to be the one you have with you and is working, but, if you haven’t got one, (My blew away in Feb.) which one would you buy.
    Don’t really like using my phone.
    Thanks, Ken.
    PS.
    Been hanging on in the hopes of an Halfords Discount card, but time to pull the pin on that.
     
  9. andypandy

    andypandy Elite Member

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    That's easy. People will tell you Garmin or Tom Tom depending on what they're used to. Go out and buy either, whatever you can afford but I personally wouldn't buy the top model.
     
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  10. Johnjo

    Johnjo Senior Member
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    Agree entirely with Andy Pandy. I bought a garmin 595, top model at the time. I ignored the minority reviews that said it was difficult to see in sunlight. It is. Bought an anti glare film which improves things slightly. But much preferred the earlier 550 I had.

    The latest garmin xt model is getting very good reviews. Never had a tom tom so can't comment on those.
     
  11. crispey

    crispey crispey creme de la creme

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    I use both and prefer the tomtom, I would go for rider 400 series rather than 500. The only way you’ll know is by using them yourself, unfortunately it can be an expensive mistake unless you find some sucker to buy your old one off you!
     
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  12. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising

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    That is a bit harsh @crispey :cool::cool:
     
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  13. Kenbro

    Kenbro Noble Member
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    I've only ever had Tom Tom in the past and by now I sorta know my way round the menu, so will probably get another TT.
    Thanks for replies.
    Ken.
     
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  14. Octoberon

    Octoberon Noble Member
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  15. Bikerman

    Bikerman Crème de la Crème
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    I must admit that since I've finally mastered Basecamp, I'd be tempted to get the Garmin XT, fantastic bit of kit, that's getting great reviews.
     
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  16. Riggers

    Riggers Well-Known Member

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    I usually manage to get to grips with Basecamp by this time of year and then never look at it again until April when I've forgotten all about it and have to start again watching Garmin Guru on Youtube!

    Must say though, this year I've become a lot better at using the sat nav unit itself to plan routes rather than Basecamp.
     
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  17. Bikerman

    Bikerman Crème de la Crème
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    Well since watching all of this guy's video's I've come on leaps and bounds with Basecamp. I've now got folders for lots of European country's, and counties within the UK, and within them folders I've put local attractions within the respective country, and county. Just been doing a route down to my brother in spain, not had any problems at all if I'm honest. Must be beginners luck. The maps in Basecamp could be a lot better, so I use Basecamp alongside Google maps, some may think that that rather defeats the object of having Basecamp, but I'm OK with it so what the heck. I keep checking the Sportsbike website to see how much the Garmin XT has come down in price, quite a bit now from the original price, I must admit I do like it a lot, it would be another learning curve, for me that's for sure, as they're a few things that I don't understand, but I've taken my time with this guy's video's so there's hope for me yet.
     
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  18. Bikerman

    Bikerman Crème de la Crème
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    Another quick question if I may. As I like the new Garmin XT, and I'm thinking about getting one in a few months time.
    Being a newbie to smartphones and data.
    If I were to go on holiday ( well you can dream in this present climate can't you ) for say 2 weeks, and use the XT to its full potential, how much data do you think I would need to buy. I normally ride about 8 hrs a day, sometimes more, as well as less. I'm not too worried about making phone calls, in fact I wouldn't make any if I'm honest. I would just need this data to enjoy the full gubbings that this Garmin has.
    I'm with Tesco pay as you go at the moment, and don't really want to change my number if possible, they do a 2GB for £7.50 a month, but there are cheaper out there. Any help pointing me in the right direction, would be much appreciated.
     
  19. Bolosun

    Bolosun Member

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    The Garmin does not use any data, but the Smartlink app you can use with it does. The app is used for traffic alerts etc, so only uses a few kilobytes. Over a couple of weeks it would only use a few megabytes, maybe a 100 at very most.
     
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  20. Bikerman

    Bikerman Crème de la Crème
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    Thanks for that, you can tell I'm no expert on these things. :joy:
    So 2Gb will be more than enough for me then. :p
     
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