Random question about rally navigation gear switches

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Random question about rally navigation gear switches

Post by Mad Hatter » Tue May 23, 2017 1:58 pm

I fancy doing some roadbook stuff and I'm looking at all the kit i need, roadbook holder ICO's switches all that jazz. And I'm staggered by the price but i can kind of understand it.
Anyway, i wondering if anyone's got a pin out for the switch gear basically.

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Re: Random question about rally navigation gear switches

Post by Mike54 » Tue May 23, 2017 6:50 pm

I sold my rally business recently but still have some (new) kit left. You only need one trip meter to try it, don't get caught up with the so called requirement for 2.
Sorry but I don't understand what "got a pin out for the switch gear" means.

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Re: Random question about rally navigation gear switches

Post by OnHellas » Tue May 23, 2017 7:36 pm

Mike54 wrote:I sold my rally business recently but still have some (new) kit left. You only need one trip meter to try it, don't get caught up with the so called requirement for 2.

Sorry but I don't understand what "got a pin out for the switch gear" means.

Sold the business??? You must be missing all of those 'informed' customers Mike.
I must say, your tone has been calmer on here as late, I was beginning to think someone had hacked your account! LOL

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Re: Random question about rally navigation gear switches

Post by Mad Hatter » Tue May 23, 2017 8:16 pm

Mike54 wrote:I sold my rally business recently but still have some (new) kit left. You only need one trip meter to try it, don't get caught up with the so called requirement for 2.

Sorry but I don't understand what "got a pin out for the switch gear" means.
How come you sold up mike?

I may be tempted to take some stuff off your hands at some point once I've got some cash, too many trips soon and i may want to replace the bike that's just disappeared :(

Pin out is basically just a connection diagram for them and what they do.

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Re: Random question about rally navigation gear switches

Post by bowber » Tue May 23, 2017 8:34 pm

Just try it first, hand roll roadbook holder and an app on a smart phone will get you going, then pickup kit as your going along.
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Re: Random question about rally navigation gear switches

Post by Brenhden » Tue May 23, 2017 8:38 pm

I got a manual road book holder off here a while back. Not used it but it's decent bit of kit :)
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Re: Random question about rally navigation gear switches

Post by snaf » Wed May 24, 2017 6:43 am

What roadbook events are you planning on doing? You can get away with very little in the way of kit, a manual roadbook and good trip meter is a starter package. There are apps available for Android/I-phone that do a good job as well for little spend.

If you do want to go high tech it's pretty much a case of chose a manufacturer and the kit these days is plug and play at its most basic but you can add all sorts of extras and complexity.

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Touratech did have all the fitting instruction on their site once but I couldn't find them, that might be a good place to start with how it's all set up.

Or email F2R and ask for a pdf of the fitting instructions.

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Re: Random question about rally navigation gear switches

Post by HarveyCamm » Wed May 24, 2017 7:51 am

I've got the manual roadbook holder with a led backlight from F2R and it's great and uncomplicated. Friends of mine have made holders from Tupperware bacon boxes and even a waterproof light fitting designed to be built into a wall :woohoo: mad but they work just fine :P

If you want to start doing your own tulip diagram roadbooks then visit www.donbarrow.co.uk they sell a copy of their software for around £30 which uses Microsoft XL as a base for putting all of the diagrams together, I've converted the instructions for the MCC Lands End trial into tulip diagrams for the last couple of years - I can't be doing with trying to read 6 pages of small text at 4 am. There's also this site which is free for the basic version but tends to put a mark in for every bend in the road - https://www.rallynavigator.com/routes/new

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Re: Random question about rally navigation gear switches

Post by Mad Hatter » Wed May 24, 2017 8:45 am

I've been looking at the manual ones for a while but i managed to find a tuaratec electric one second hand not far off the same price and the Mrs said get it so i did :laugh:
As for events, I'm not really sure yet, I've got delusions of competence about my off road abilities but complete faith in my stupidity and ability to turn my brain off, it makes me attempt stuff that when my brain is switched on i I own is a bad idea :woohoo: that said i know I'm never going to do the Dakar, but i think I'll never rest easy until I at least try a proper rally but everything starts in stages so something relatively easy and relatively cheap. Relative being the word there because this stuff is expensive.
Its more just another step to my inescapable need to farkle. I've loved the look of rally bikes forever and a day and I've always wanted one so slowly but surely I'm planning on building a cheap imatation :whistle: but I'm from a manufacturing background and trained in electronics and machining, I've got access to a lot of kit and knowledge and as i work nights covering only for breakdowns end up with a lot of time on my hands and a fully kitted out workshop :evil:
It also builds another step into my normal riding, i hate planning anything, except for routes that's my thing really and i normally pick good ones (or at least that's what other people tell me when they're trying to be polite).
As for trips and stuff I've got old phones lying around that will run the apps for them so that's not a big thing atm, but I've got a lot of curiosity about the kit and how its made, like i said I'm from a manufacturing background but i had some sales and purchasing experience thrown in and it makes me wonder about the stuff i buy or at least look at, i know the most part of the prices for this stuff is extensive testing, or at least i hope it is :laugh:

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Re: Random question about rally navigation gear switches

Post by Mad Hatter » Wed May 24, 2017 8:48 am

That was also much more of a rambling essay than i intended :ohmy:

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