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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-21-2012, 01:32 PM Thread Starter
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Hi Guys: i was wondering if anyone has had any experience with a handle bar mounted compass. I 'm looking for one to add to my 900 just for back road crusing. any info would greatly apprreciated.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-21-2012, 04:51 PM
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i use my i-phone as a gps if that helps.
With out maps a compass would not be much use I would think.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-21-2012, 05:09 PM
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I have a small compass mounted on my handlebar (left side) and love it
Very useful when riding twisting roads.

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Something like that is just what I'm looking for. Is it reliable? What brand is it and where can it be found?
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-21-2012, 08:01 PM
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A compass should not be mounted near anything containing iron, as they operate according to the force of magnetism. A mounted GPS will be more accurate.

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Something like that is just what I'm looking for. Is it reliable? What brand is it and where can it be found?
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Formotion Signature Series Moto Compass, $64.95
Very easy to calibrate once installed.
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A mounted GPS will be more accurate.
And a lot more useful, too.

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And more expensive too, but it all depends on what you want from the device.
Determine your needs then buy the device that satisfies those needs.

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Make sure you have a compass where true north can be adjusted. The steel in your bike as well as the electronics (like the magneto) exude a strong electrical field. On my Honda Shadow Sabre, my compass pointed SE no matter what direction I went!
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