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Offline dragon88

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Re: Retrofit navigation for 2017-2019 800's
« Reply #20 on: January 07, 2021, 11:10:06 PM »
*Originally Posted by coddy [+]
I am struggling to comprehend why anyone would retrofit this. If you wanted it for the navigation then a tomtom or garmin would be 10 times better and a similar price, if you wanted it for smart phone connectivity then a Sena or similar would be better and cheaper.


A 2nd hand tomtom/garmin and a new Sena would be about the same price and infinitely more useful.

Agreed. Waste of money. Cant imagine using this in 3rd world countries. A cheap Android phone for Nav is more than enough.

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Re: Retrofit navigation for 2017-2019 800's
« Reply #21 on: January 08, 2021, 09:57:02 AM »
I was quoted 350 to fit.  Apparently the Bluetooth unit is 243 + vat plus about an hours labour to install.  It takes an additional hour (non-chargeable) to download and install the software.

My phone holder cost 15 plus a bit of home made bar and an additional 15 for the din-usb plug / cable so that leave me 300 in the pocket.  Hmmmmm.
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Re: Retrofit navigation for 2017-2019 800's
« Reply #22 on: January 08, 2021, 11:13:31 AM »
*Originally Posted by coddy [+]
I am struggling to comprehend why anyone would retrofit this. If you wanted it for the navigation then a tomtom or garmin would be 10 times better and a similar price, if you wanted it for smart phone connectivity then a Sena or similar would be better and cheaper.


A 2nd hand tomtom/garmin and a new Sena would be about the same price and infinitely more useful.

*Originally Posted by JW [+]
I was quoted 350 to fit.  Apparently the Bluetooth unit is 243 + vat plus about an hours labour to install.  It takes an additional hour (non-chargeable) to download and install the software.

My phone holder cost 15 plus a bit of home made bar and an additional 15 for the din-usb plug / cable so that leave me 300 in the pocket.  Hmmmmm.

.... and when you suddenly, 3, 6, 12 months later decide you want a change of bike .... well that Garmin, Tom-Tom, phone, etc. simply moves with you.
If the integrated system comes as standard on a bike fair enough but the appeal of the relatively expensive retrofit route ... pass.
Also owned my 1979 Bonnie T140E from new!

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