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    Quote Originally Posted by vimtozz View Post
    I live by heathrow, I run a motorcycle repair shop if you ever get stuck.
    Anything for a Vimto


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    Quote Originally Posted by vimtozz View Post
    I live by heathrow, I run a motorcycle repair shop if you ever get stuck.
    That's my neck of the woods. Where abouts?

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    Well I only just went and got myself this nav, I guess itíll be a worthwhile investment to have some fun.


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    There is a setting I'm sure that says 'Avoid unpaved roads'. Definitely select this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Supermofo View Post
    There is a setting I'm sure that says 'Avoid unpaved roads'. Definitely select this!
    The best one is "Avoid London"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorick View Post
    The best one is "Avoid London"
    I dunno. Whilst I agree in general I used to love a summers night raid into town. Loud exhaust, obnoxious riding, TLGPs at every opportunity and the crumpet is awesome as well

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    NW London, not far from Wembley.

    Lots of lovely training routes in Bucks and Essex

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    Quote Originally Posted by Supermofo View Post
    I dunno. Whilst I agree in general I used to love a summers night raid into town. Loud exhaust, obnoxious riding, TLGPs at every opportunity and the crumpet is awesome as well

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    I'm In Chelmsford, there are some beautiful roads in Essex - Finchingfield and around there is lovely!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rsw46 View Post
    I'm In Chelmsford, there are some beautiful roads in Essex - Finchingfield and around there is lovely!
    Awesome, not too far from me. Just up the A12. Or however long it takes from Gallows Corner to yours


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    Quote Originally Posted by hotashes View Post
    Awesome, not too far from me. Just up the A12. Or however long it takes from Gallows Corner to yours


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    Ahh I'm from Romford originally and have family there so am often in that neck of the woods! Who are you doing your bike training with? Mine was with Academy (I think that's what they're called) in Romford, opposite the greyhound racing track, although it was around 12 years ago now so I'm not sure if they're still there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rsw46 View Post
    Ahh I'm from Romford originally and have family there so am often in that neck of the woods! Who are you doing your bike training with? Mine was with Academy (I think that's what they're called) in Romford, opposite the greyhound racing track, although it was around 12 years ago now so I'm not sure if they're still there!
    Awesome, thatís very close. Yes i wanted to go with them but they were gone, not sure how long since they closed that school... I went with an Ilford based company, as they seemed to have good reviews and they had a good pass rate also,


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    Quote Originally Posted by The Spin Doctor View Post
    NW London, not far from Wembley.
    I grew up in Wembley and folks still live there. I still work in Harrow now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Supermofo View Post
    A worthy investment if you can afford it is a bike TomTom/Garmin with thrill ride function, you can short cut years of trial and error with roads for £300. I put off getting one for years but wouldn't be without one now.
    Any idea on how I go about connecting the wiring onto the bike, I read a thread on here from some years ago that I could connect it into the sidelights?

    Iíve no knowledge on motorbike wiring

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    Any idea on how I go about connecting the wiring onto the bike, I read a thread on here from some years ago that I could connect it into the sidelights?

    I’ve no knowledge on motorbike wiring

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    I got my brother to do mine as I too am a electrical/mechanical numpty He had a soldering iron and loads of connectors as he plays with RC cars

    We just ran the supplied cables through the bike to the battery and he soldered on connectors at the battery end. Had to remove a panel and the seats etc but managed a neat tucked away job. The 690 doesn't have much in the way of body work so was easy to hide. The mount doesn't draw any current until the sat nav is connected. I seem to recall the supplied cables don't have any connectors, my brother had some some of those battery connectors that you use the battery screw to hold in place and he soldered them on with a little rubber sheath over the top. I'm guessing you could connect to lights or something.

    If you are completely clueless run the cables as I did and then get a shop to just solder on the connectors, should only be a 10 min job if that.

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    You want to wire the + feed into a switched circuit (one that is powered up with ignition key on).
    There should be plenty of those in the headlight bucket.

    These accessory kits tend to come with 'solutions' to get you going, like connectors to allow you to branch off a cable w,/o any special tools. So whilst it's not how a pro would do it it is feasible.

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