Honda Silver Wing Scooter Forum

Hi, this forum is not accepting new members. But if anyone would like to start a new Silverwing forum than you can do so. Go to the bottom of this site to start a new Silverwing forum.
 
HomeCalendarGalleryFAQSearchRegisterLog in
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search
Latest topics
» Acceptable age for new tires
by Easyrider Today at 12:10 am

» Old member back onboard
by GHM-PM Yesterday at 11:05 pm

» New Yamaha scooter 2018
by john grinsel Yesterday at 9:15 pm

» Just might be the best buck spent.
by bikehiker Yesterday at 4:15 pm

» Cheap tire
by Easyrider Yesterday at 2:09 pm

» Main beam problem?
by Old Limey Yesterday at 4:30 am

» HID project headlight conversion
by The Bern Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:55 pm

» Engine Mods revisited
by gavinfdavies Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:00 pm

» So what do you do with
by Meldrew Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:15 am

» Major problem at home!
by bikehiker Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:11 pm

Navigation
 Portal
 Index
 Memberlist
 Profile
 FAQ
 Search
free forum
 
Share | 
 

 Waterproof sat nav case

Go down 
AuthorMessage
jaquesaulait
Scooter Rider
Scooter Rider
avatar

Number of posts : 29
Location : Exeter, UK
Points : 621
Registration date : 2016-09-16

PostSubject: Waterproof sat nav case   Fri Nov 18, 2016 12:33 pm

Hi Forum.  Great news!  I'm picking up my first SWing tomorrow.  Whoop!  I've bought a Garmin 6" sat nav, but, stap me, there are no waterproof cases in which it will fit available to purchase, not even on eBay..!  Can anyone recommend a case with mount, please?  The Garmin unit is 17cm x 10 x 2.  Thanks, guys.  
Incidentally, I'm getting a 2008 model with but 7000 miles on the clock.  SWeet.   Bit of an adventure; I've gotta get the train to Lincolnshire - 4 changes - and then ride ma new hog back 300 miles to Devon, all in one day, and the latter half of my journey looks to be replete with type 7 rain; lord-a-lordy.  It will be worth it!    Wish me luck, flipside dudes.


Update.  Well, flip me, I made it alive.  Thanks for the valuable experience, Storm Angus!  I got my Silverwing and it's a beaut.  Excellent condition and a swish ride, albeit tested only in v harsh conditions - type 9 rain in places, khriiist!  And my gear was definitely not "waterproof".  Gordon Bennett, it was an ordeal.  Still, I now have my SWing and it seems like a SWeet ride; I was impressed with how you can be cruising at 70, power on and feel it move.  Excellent.  The fitted screen must have offered some protection, but I'd forgotten how bleedin' loud the wind noise is at those speeds.  I just happened to have some ear plugs with me and they made it a much more comfortable tide.  I mean, ride.  However, a screen tall enough that I would have to look through would have obscured my view in the horrid weather even more.   My preference is for rain-repellent coated (Rain X) clear goggles as I find the visor less good than this, but I will try it again with more Rain X on it.  
Has anyone got any suggestions for improving visibility in night rain..?

The SWing is a heavy bugger, though.  I nearly dropped it sideways at one stop..!


Last edited by jaquesaulait on Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:45 am; edited 4 times in total
Back to top Go down
steve_h80
Touring Scooter Rider
Touring Scooter Rider


Number of posts : 398
Location : Teesdale, UK
Points : 1172
Registration date : 2016-05-15

PostSubject: Re: Waterproof sat nav case   Fri Nov 18, 2016 1:59 pm

Enjoy the ride home lol, at least silverwings give decent westher protection.
There are plenty of motorcycle satnav cases out there, but for smaller units. Google motorcycle sat nav case and try your luck.
Back to top Go down
jaquesaulait
Scooter Rider
Scooter Rider
avatar

Number of posts : 29
Location : Exeter, UK
Points : 621
Registration date : 2016-09-16

PostSubject: Re: Waterproof sat nav case   Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:02 pm

Cheers, Stevo.
Back to top Go down
Cosmic_Jumper
Site Admin
avatar

Number of posts : 2613
Age : 75
Location : damn near Philadelphia, PA
Points : 6273
Registration date : 2009-06-12

PostSubject: Re: Waterproof sat nav case   Fri Nov 18, 2016 3:41 pm

If I haven't welcomed you to the forum before this; Welcome, Jaques.

Smile Please don't refer to your Silverwing as a "hog". That term belongs to that 
motorcycle favored by the pirate-costumed crowd. We've risen above that methinks.Rolling Eyes

Tim
Back to top Go down
"Hi Yo"
Silver Wing Guru
Silver Wing Guru
avatar

Number of posts : 3023
Age : 69
Location : Garland, Texas, U.S.A.
Points : 6242
Registration date : 2010-02-17

PostSubject: Re: Waterproof sat nav case   Fri Nov 18, 2016 4:28 pm



welcome welcome welcome
Back to top Go down
GHM-PM
Site Admin
avatar

Number of posts : 1274
Age : 65
Location : Wickenburg, AZ
Points : 3577
Registration date : 2012-05-17

PostSubject: Re: Waterproof sat nav case   Fri Nov 18, 2016 8:49 pm

Welcome aboard and enjoy your SWing! I use a zip lock bag on my GPS in the event of precipitation. That said however I live in Arizona where rain is not common. Good luck.
Back to top Go down
Modernman1953
Touring Scooter Rider
Touring Scooter Rider


Number of posts : 353
Location : Yuma, AZ
Points : 1084
Registration date : 2016-06-01

PostSubject: Re: Waterproof sat nav case   Sat Nov 19, 2016 1:50 am

Welcome from the Pacific Northwest.

I use a zip lock bag like Glenn spoke of.
Back to top Go down
jaquesaulait
Scooter Rider
Scooter Rider
avatar

Number of posts : 29
Location : Exeter, UK
Points : 621
Registration date : 2016-09-16

PostSubject: Re: Waterproof sat nav case   Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:27 am

Cosmic_Jumper wrote:
If I haven't welcomed you to the forum before this; Welcome, Jaques.

Smile Please don't refer to your Silverwing as a "hog". That term belongs to that 
motorcycle favored by the pirate-costumed crowd. We've risen above that methinks.Rolling Eyes

Tim

Thanks, Tim. I use the term, hog, in a post-ironic fashion in order to raise the ire of those who might not deem the SWing and its ilk 'proper' motorbikes. Foolish fools. We're all two-wheeled siblings of the road innit.
Back to top Go down
jaquesaulait
Scooter Rider
Scooter Rider
avatar

Number of posts : 29
Location : Exeter, UK
Points : 621
Registration date : 2016-09-16

PostSubject: Re: Waterproof sat nav case   Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:28 am

GHM-PM wrote:
Welcome aboard and enjoy your SWing!  I use a zip lock bag on my GPS in the event of precipitation. That said however I live in Arizona where rain is not common.  Good luck.

Thanks, G. A good suggestion, bit I'm gonna go for something a little more tailored. :-)
Back to top Go down
jaquesaulait
Scooter Rider
Scooter Rider
avatar

Number of posts : 29
Location : Exeter, UK
Points : 621
Registration date : 2016-09-16

PostSubject: Re: Waterproof sat nav case   Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:29 am

Modernman1953 wrote:
Welcome from the Pacific Northwest.

I use a zip lock bag like Glenn spoke of.  

Cheers, M. (But how do you attach it to yr bike?)
Back to top Go down
steve_h80
Touring Scooter Rider
Touring Scooter Rider


Number of posts : 398
Location : Teesdale, UK
Points : 1172
Registration date : 2016-05-15

PostSubject: Re: Waterproof sat nav case   Sun Nov 20, 2016 11:56 am

Sounds like you've enjoyed the ride despite the puddles.
Back to top Go down
Modernman1953
Touring Scooter Rider
Touring Scooter Rider


Number of posts : 353
Location : Yuma, AZ
Points : 1084
Registration date : 2016-06-01

PostSubject: Re: Waterproof sat nav case   Sun Nov 20, 2016 5:00 pm

jaquesaulait wrote:
Modernman1953 wrote:
Welcome from the Pacific Northwest.

I use a zip lock bag like Glenn spoke of.  

Cheers, M.  (But how do you attach it to yr bike?)

I use a high tech bread sack wire tie. Note, I only use it in a down pour. My GPS is mounted on my handle bar brake handle bolts and it is behind the windshield and it doesn't get wet unless I am traveling in heavy rains and I am stuck in slow traffic.

Often times, in that environment, I might just remove it and stow it away but I do haul a baggie and a wire tie in case I am in a situation where I need the GPS.

I do the same thing with my phone.
Back to top Go down
 
Waterproof sat nav case
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Honda Silver Wing Scooter Forum :: Honda Silver Wing :: Accessories & Modifications-
Jump to: