The Achievable Dream 5-part series - the definitive guide on DVD for planning your motorcycle adventure. Get Ready! covers planning, paperwork, medical and many other topics! "Inspirational and Awesome!" See the trailer here!
Gear Up! is a 2-DVD set, 6 hours! Which bike is right for me? How do I prepare the bike? What stuff do I need - riding gear, clothing, camping gear, first aid kit, tires, maps and GPS? What don't I need? How do I pack it all in? Lots of opinions from over 150 travellers! "This DVD will save you a fortune!"See the trailer here!
So you've done it - got inspired, planned your trip, packed your stuff and you're on the road! This section is about staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure. And crossing borders, war zones or oceans!
On the Road! is 5.5 hours of the tips and advice you need to cross borders, break down language barriers, overcome culture shock, ship the bike and deal with breakdowns and emergencies."Just makes me want to pack up and go!" See the trailer here!
Tire Changing!Grant demystifies the black art of Tire Changing and Repair to help you STAY on the road! "Very informative and practical." See the trailer here!
Ladies on the Loose! For the first time ever, a motorcycle travel DVD made for women, by women! These intrepid women share their tips to help you plan your own motorcycle adventure. They also answer the women-only questions, and entertain you with amazing tales from the road! Presented by Lois Pryce, veteran solo traveller through South America and Africa and author of 'Lois on the Loose', and 'Red Tape and White Knuckles.'
"It has me all fired up to go out on my own adventure!" See the trailer here!
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G`day all, my GPS has a poxy cigarette lighter plug that is next to useless on anything rough, I brought a DIN plug for it, but with the circuit board in the Garmin plug it will be a bit of a messy conversion combining the two, what is the common mod for providing constant power.
Roman this is my plug, it has the voltage regulator in it, I was just on the GPSWarehouse site and saw the other type plugs you were talking about, looks like I got a model that requires external voltage regulation.
My Garmin (GPS V) came with a cig lighter and a round 4 pin plug (at the GPS end), i just cut off the cig plug and hard wired it into my dash (onto a permanent live... think it was the stereo memory feed, so it's got a 5a fuse in the fusebox already)
that way, when/if my GPS batteries are flat, the GPS doesn't turn off whenever i turn off the ignition.
I've heard of a 3 way plug/lead assembly, which consists of 1) cig plug 2) GPS plug and 3) a PC data plug... anyone heard of these?
mine also came with a PC lead, but it doesn't allow external power for the GPS through it! (and only 3 of the 4 pins are used on the GPS plug... handy eh? same with the cig power plug, it uses two pins, but as the plug is all moulded you can't get into the darn thing!)
Jim I just had a look at the V plug and its similar to the one Roman mentioned, your GPS must be internally regulated. My plug is also a 3 way plug, power/PC/12v. The stupid thing is the PC can`t power the GPS, only the AAs or 12v will.
OK. This is a 3V power supply. The easiest way to go is to disassmble the OEM plug, solder a piece of 2 way cable to the metal parts inside the plug (one for the centre pin (positive) and one for the outside contacts (negative). Then, put a piece of appropriate size thermal shrink tube over the end to isolate the exposed parts and attach a DIN plug to the other end of the cable (observing polarity). Not an elegant way, but it works.
Another option - depending on your engineering skills - is to build a very simple regulated 3V power supply housed in its own box - just for powering the GPS unit. The advantage - the PS it can be properly filtered so that the GPS electronics will be protected from voltage spikes.
Roman I ended up going with the first option, I disected the origional plug and the din, soldered the wires and joined the two halves, it was the cheapest and easiest way and the end result does`nt look to bad either, thanks for your input.
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