18/01/2015 at 7:22 pm #63727
My TrailTech Vector is now in the for sale section
(The Rallyist formerly known as Mad Cow)18/01/2015 at 8:01 pm #63729
For anybody concerned about digit size on the Vector, if you follow the link to Tony’s trail tech, the trip is the larger digits in the top right, speed is top left. The smaller digits at the bottom are the clock and trip time.
the Vapour has a smaller display.
Life is not a rehearsal18/01/2015 at 8:56 pm #63730
Trust you Rob to suss a good way round an ico.
Icos (or RNS Tripmasters) are good though. Time will tell if they prove essential in the UK or you can get away with Robs tip. It’s a lot cheaper!
The RNS has a metal body but I’m told the same insides as an ico? RNS can be hard to get compared to ico.
Both run on flat cell batteries if you’re worried about wiring but you’ll need power for a road book regardless if you go electric.
It’s surprisingly easy to rig it all up to work together though.
Get fettling chaps!!!!!!!
Floored genius19/01/2015 at 12:27 pm #63740
Yes Tony who runs RNS (Rally Navigation Systems) is very much a one man band and I believe he takes ICO internals and puts them into a superior casing to make the RNS TripMaster. He tends to make them in batches so availability can be patchy.
He does now make a very nice billet switch (also includes Road Book switch) to go with the TripMaster (obviously works with ICO too), otherwise the standard ICO switch (plastic) works very well with the TripMaster (that’s what I’m using).
Just a comment on combined switches for trip and roadbook, I’ve been warned that as nice as they are, if you break it, that’s two “instruments” potentially out of action at once. So for that reason I’m still using the standard F2R road book switch and the ICO switch. However it is a tricky fit on the left hand bar with the clutch lever as everything seems to get in the way of the mounting screws/bots of everything else! One solution is the billet switch mount sold by Rally Raid Products that mounts the ICO switch, Road Book toggle and a standard EXC light switch all on one neat unit but for those on a budget, it might be a bit steep at £63.47 (and no it doesn’t include any of the switches).
Here’s some links and prices to various trip meters and road books (no favouritism here, so I’ve posted to a few different suppliers)
RNS TripMaster XL (£235)
ROAD BOOK HOLDERS
F2R RB750 (£226 – £243)
F2R RB730 (£180 – £202)
Touratech RB TTi (£329)
Nice stuff that’s not essential
RNS multiswitch (£175-£185)
F2R multiswitch (£184.50)
GZ Multiswitch (£155)
Rally Raid Products switch mount (£63.47)
(The Rallyist formerly known as Mad Cow)19/01/2015 at 1:29 pm #63742
see attached link for full details of my KTM 350 Rally Lite setup. am new to all of this too but following lots of advice this is what i have gone with, each item on bike equipment and nav equipment lists are linked to a supplier page where you can purchase these items…
hope this helps someone 🙂
19/01/2015 at 2:24 pm #63743
Dan, is the screen’s purpose to protect the electrics from roost/weather?
19/01/2015 at 2:50 pm #63744
Hi Ioan, Primarily for that but works really well on highways between trails, deflects the wind really well so works as a very functional fairing. Great for me as i have to cover a lot of roadwork to get to the trails. Not bad either at £43, can’t recall if i detailed it on my blog but its just a 690 screen bolted to the EXC headlight
19/01/2015 at 3:11 pm #6374619/01/2015 at 6:45 pm #63748
try a pair of these https://nwelford.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/wayfinders-1966.jpg19/01/2015 at 7:53 pm #63749
First road book I did was with a map holder round me kneck and using the trip 2 function by hand, just swapped the Ktm clock from miles to km, then made a tupaware box and cable tied it to the bars. Still using the manual trip, these were more fun social rides but well bitten by the bug! then sold my kayak and bought on a group buy the road book, so went the next 2 road books. Then luck would have it and the 40th came along so did the ico with multi switch.
So what do you need? A sense of adventure and a big smile when it goes tits up 😉
Electric roadbook, ico and multi switch is all you need to make it much easier, I’ve got the multi switch for the Ktm standard trip so that’s the backup.19/01/2015 at 7:56 pm #63750
Rob 110Participant19/01/2015 at 8:27 pm #63754
Can’t kid us rob. They’re your new prescription lenses.19/01/2015 at 8:31 pm #63755
Sorry Rob not having that, if it was twice as big it would say 24.19/01/2015 at 8:40 pm #63757
Not sure I like the extra blurryness either or is that just the surplus Vaseline on the lens to make it look more romantic?
Floored genius19/01/2015 at 9:40 pm #63764
its probably just camera shake 😀
i’m waiting for the Toura-tat special laser cut fitting bracket 😉 only £199
no faulting your maths Lee 🙂
I know its shite and don’t care
i’m just dipping my toe in the roadbook/nav water and don’t want to spend +£400 on kit I may not enjoy using
I don’t spend £400 on the bike all year 😉
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