Ebay is great isn't it ....??
Hi both .. thanks for the comments.
Mark - I bought my Palm Vx about three years ago on Ebay, it cost me £45 and I thought it was the bog's dollox, but sadness of sadnesses, I was looking for a keypad for it a few nights ago, and was amazed to see that you can 'steal' a complete Vx kit for less than £15.00 - almost disposable money!! The GPSIII I bought was virtually brand new and cost me less than £50.00 .
In fairness, the gps and palm would have been mounted on a Ram Ball just behind the fairing, both are quite low mass so probably would survive any minor spill.
One thing however I did realise is that it's almost a sad inditement of the way in which we take computerised solid state digital solutions so much for granted these days - I'd not even thought of using paper notes in the tank-bag!! Maybe I'll even consider using a pen for my trip diary!!
I wish my wheelies were intentional...