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Question TomTom Rider II

Does anyone know whether the above GPS unit has a World map available for it? I can't seem to find any information on the net and all I get from the local dealers is a blank look. I know that the Garmin Zumoo 550 has one and there is software available from Wanderlust but the TomTom is about half the price.
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Can't help with the maps question, but I don't think they do But there have been issues with the TT regarding the mounting brackets (motorcycle) breaking, and either losing the unit or it getting caught between the forks and fairing not safe.
Maybe a used Garmin would be a better proposition?


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I've been using the TT for the last 18 months - fan bloody tastic GPS unit... problem with it is 2 fold

1 - bad bracket
2 - map support

Bracket is fixable - touratech do a really decent one that locks

Map support is more difficult - I've tried lots of ways of getting in other maps and data, all of which have failed - you can use this stuff

Le Web Bazar !!! GPS Tomtom !!! Applications !!! Tripmaster !!!

But it doesn't allow you to add maps etc... I think after this long of saying how wonderful the Tom Tom is - it's going on ebay so I can buy a garmin unit ready for my Africa trip.

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With the Tomtom 2 the problem with the mounting bracket is fixed.
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Hallelujah. TomTom couldn't fix it themselves though, so they outsourced the mount to another company. I still wouldn't buy another Rider though.. Have you dealt with their customer service yet? Not good..
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true!

The touratech one is REALLY nice too - much better than even the new RAM mount that it ships with.

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Thanks for the replies. It looks like I'll be living on bread and water for a few more weeks so I can afford the Zumo550. The main priority for me is the Worldmap. Mounting problems can always be overcome. Luckily my brother is a very good Tool and die maker and has a brain for such things.
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Which garmin unit for Africa

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I've been using the TT for the last 18 months - fan bloody tastic GPS unit... problem with it is 2 fold

1 - bad bracket
2 - map support

Bracket is fixable - touratech do a really decent one that locks

Map support is more difficult - I've tried lots of ways of getting in other maps and data, all of which have failed - you can use this stuff

Le Web Bazar !!! GPS Tomtom !!! Applications !!! Tripmaster !!!

But it doesn't allow you to add maps etc... I think after this long of saying how wonderful the Tom Tom is - it's going on ebay so I can buy a garmin unit ready for my Africa trip.

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I'll be heading for africa soon and I think I'll buy a Garmin - any thoughts on which one? -Mike
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