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Post  Ondurin on Sun Jan 22 2017, 09:00

Got home last night and the girlfriend gave me a box, opened it up and it was a brand spanking now TomTom Rider 400!

I think she saw me looking at them online and decided to surprise me with it.

I'm heading into London on Monday to sort out my passport (It's like 10 years out of date!) so will let you know if it's actualyl any good!

Not sure where I'm going to mount this damn thing though, not much space on the Tcat and it's not got a suction mount >_<

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Post  weasley on Sun Jan 22 2017, 09:15

Go here: http://www.telferizer.com

They do a stem nut with a threaded sleeve in. You then fit a RAM 1" ball to it and use a RAM arm and appropriate mount for your device. It's how I mount my Rider... easy to see and rock solid.
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Post  Ondurin on Sun Jan 22 2017, 09:26

Thanks for the link! I'd already started to look to see if there was anywhere local that actually sells them as I'll need it for tomorrow. I think I'll have to just put it in a temp place for tomorrow and then get on afterwards.

Been looking through the features on this 400 and it's pretty damn good! Need to get myself a headset as this connects to my phone for calls etc!
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Post  The White One on Sun Jan 22 2017, 13:27

I had a ram mount for mine but you either have to change stem nut or cut the top off. I now have the money on the right hand mirror stalk. Holds solid and perfect high so no need to keep looking down
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Post  Ondurin on Sun Jan 22 2017, 13:31

@The White One wrote:I had a ram mount for mine but you either have to change stem nut or cut the top off. I now have the money on the right hand mirror stalk. Holds solid and perfect high so no need to keep looking down

That was my first thought but wasn't too sure about it, but if you say it works I'll give it a try! left thumb up left thumb up
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Post  The White One on Sun Jan 22 2017, 13:33

Works fine with standard mirror stalks, if you have aftermarket mirrors then might be a different story.
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Post  Ondurin on Sun Jan 22 2017, 13:37

I will be wiring it all up this afternoon once I'm out of work. Not sure where I'm going to be putting these wires yet but I'll find a route!

I might even take a picture of the thing all mounted up. Smile
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Post  Radar on Fri Jan 27 2017, 20:49

@Ondurin wrote:I will be wiring it all up this afternoon once I'm out of work. Not sure where I'm going to be putting these wires yet but I'll find a route!

I might even take a picture of the thing all mounted up. Smile

I would be interested in pics of your set up
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Post  Ondurin on Fri Jan 27 2017, 21:16

I put it on the wing mirror stem and it worked for what I needed it for but I found it was just in the damn way and got covered in London's road gunk.

I'm going to buy the steering nut adapter as it looks a lot more practice.

Will grab a picture tomorrow and drop it here

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On a side note I hinted at THIS to my girlfriend as a Birthday present, she just smiled Smile
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Post  The White One on Fri Jan 27 2017, 21:28

This is how mine is mounted, doesn't get in the way or covered in crap but then there is all the salt on the road that gets everywhere.

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Post  Ondurin on Fri Jan 27 2017, 21:31

I think I know why I don't like mine there compared to yours, the TomTom Rider 400 is massive compared to that one!
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Post  The White One on Fri Jan 27 2017, 21:34

Fair enough lol. I have the zumo 550.
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Post  Ondurin on Fri Feb 03 2017, 21:41

So pics below, Ignore my Mazda in the background in fact ignore my new house.... Damn place is covered in mud, I do hate this development site!

As you can see the TomTom 400 is a big boy! I'm really tempted to move it to the steering stem still.



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Post  The White One on Sat Feb 04 2017, 04:20

As soon as you put that on a yoke mount it will block the dash, plus you'll be looking down a fair bit to see it. Have you tried to pivot the top ball joint rather than the first. Might be enough to give it height and keep it out the way a bit more.

On a side note are your grips on the wrong sides?
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Post  weasley on Sat Feb 04 2017, 09:07

If you use a short mounting stem it won't block the instruments but yes, there is a bit of looking down involved if you move to the top nut. It works OK for me and has the benefit that it keeps the unit out of the worst of the weather, behind the screen.
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Post  Ondurin on Sat Feb 04 2017, 11:43

@The White One wrote:As soon as you put that on a yoke mount it will block the dash, plus you'll be looking down a fair bit to see it. Have you tried to pivot the top ball joint rather than the first. Might be enough to give it height and keep it out the way a bit more.

On a side note are your grips on the wrong sides?

I'll mess around with the location a little and see if I can't maneuver it into a better position.
I don't mind looking down once in a while as I'll be getting a bluetooth set to pair with it soon.

Grips are correct afaik. I'm changing them soon as these ones hurt my hands.


@weasley wrote:If you use a short mounting stem it won't block the instruments but yes, there is a bit of looking down involved if you move to the top nut.  It works OK for me and has the benefit that it keeps the unit out of the worst of the weather, behind the screen.

The stem mount looks good, it's just making the time to fit it around my work (Which is getting busy already)
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Post  dudeofrude on Sat Feb 04 2017, 11:50

If I'm not mistaken the tom Tom rider ones have the speedometer display too don't they ( correct me if I'm wrong) in which case it wouldn't matter if it blocked view of the instruments as you will see your speed on the sat nav?
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Post  Ondurin on Sat Feb 04 2017, 11:54

@dudeofrude wrote:If I'm not mistaken the tom Tom rider ones have the speedometer display too don't they ( correct me if I'm wrong) in which case it wouldn't matter if it blocked view of the instruments as you will see your speed on the sat nav?

This one does indeed have a speedometer on it, as well as live camera locations and traffic updates (I've linked it to my mobile), So I guess it wouldn't matter if it blocks my instruments too much. left thumb up
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Post  The White One on Sun Feb 05 2017, 15:07

Just my old, I would have had the Yamaha facing up towards the rider lol.
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Post  Ondurin on Mon Feb 06 2017, 07:46

The grips are strange, they alternate what way up the writing is! I also hate the ridges on them as they dig into my hands, will be changing them once I find a set I like Smile
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