Originally Posted by maja
I use a cheap compass that I bought in a shiny bits for cars shop and stuck it on my little instrument panel, it cost me under a fiver. I was a professional aviator for 30 yrs and am well aware of the changes in magnetic variation and metal and electrical influence but I have found that when my GPS cannot get a signal, cities, forests and canyons for example and I can't see the sky my little compass is accurate enough and its now done well over 100,000 miles travelling round the world. Ride safe.
As ex Servaceman i have done lots of map reading using a compass on & off vechals. make sure it is 1 off them filled with liquid as this reduses magnetic variation and metal and electrical influence would sugest you practice a bit of good old mk 1 paper map reading as a just in case
We are the Pilgrims, Master, we shall go Always a little further: it may be beyond that last blue mountain barred with snow, Across that angry or that glimmering sea.