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May 1

GPS - Discussion

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Hi, I've been struggling a bit getting good reception on my GPS unit and was hoping some of you could share your experience in finding the best location for the unit.

I have only manged to get the GPS to connect once so far and this was with the unit held in the air above my bike.

I get a good GPS reception on my Car, Phone and Tracker unit at the same physical location so I know the signal is not blocked by buildings etc.

Also has anyone had much success having the unit under the fairing?

Cheers.

I have the same question? Can the gps unit work through a fairing?

May 4

On a Tiger Explorer:

I first tried 'underneath' the plastic trim alongside the pillion seat - got a lock about 3 times out of 10.

Second I tried 'on top' of the same trim behind the pillion seat - locked about 6-7 times out of 10.

Lastly I stuck it behind the screen on the tilt bracket - connects everytime.

Explorer GPS

 

Jul 22

@Greg H

Could you please post some more photos of how and where you installed the K2 on your Explorer? I sold my Tiger 800 and I will get a Tiger 1200 next week and would appreciate some ideas for the installation.

Mines under mine pillion seat and still works. Seems strange the issues youre having

Yeah it's odd as the Tracker one has no issues. I'm going to do some testing in different locations and see what results I get.

Neil.

May 6

I think mine might just be a bit picky. I've fitted plenty of VDO GeoLoc units with some buried under the dash of trucks and the tracker on my bike has no problems under plastic like Neil's.

I would like it a bit more discreet but hey ho.

@Greg H

 

Looks cool!

 

Do you have more photos to share? The front camera, rear camera.

it will be good reference and we can share it on the blog.

Jul 15

Camera fittings on my Yamaha 2015 MT-09 Tracer (FZ-09)

Testfitting front

 

 

FInal fitting back

 

 

Jul 15Edited: Jul 15

[Yamaha 2015 MT-09 Tracer]

 

First fit for mine was under the dashboard - placed vertically, not working, at least no fix

 

After reading on this forum that it should be faced up, I placed it horizontally on almost the same location, but it doesn't seem to get a fix.

 

Checked connection with the DVR: thight fit on the leads

Placed it for almost 30 min. outside the dashboard - straight under the sky : No fix ..

 

Strange issue: When I disconnect the lead from the DVR - the orange light is still blinking (connecting, but to what? since I disconnected the lead)

Other thing: The timestamp on the movies is spot on - does the DVR sync with my phone, when connected, or is this an indication that at least the timesignal is sent through by GPS ?

 

Is there a way to test the GPS unit separately ? I'd wish it had an indicator light to show a proper connection with the DVR

 

I bought the K2 from a dutch (webshop) reseller and since everything is fitted, and cables are well tucked, sending it RMA / DOA is not an option : Getting it out will cost me another two nights, Sticky pads are used and I cut up the foam in the box for shockabsorbing

Jul 20
Other thing: The timestamp on the movies is spot on - does the DVR sync with my phone, when connected, or is this an indication that at least the timesignal is sent through by GPS ?

DVR sync the time with your phone when connected.

 

After reading on this forum that it should be faced up, I placed it horizontally on almost the same location, but it doesn't seem to get a fix.

 

Please expose GPS moduole to the sky and keep the logo up. Do not hide it to somewhere.

 

Is there a way to test the GPS unit separately ?

Be sure, you have GPS on from App.

No other way to test it.

 

 

Checked connection with the DVR: thight fit on the leads
Placed it for almost 30 min. outside the dashboard - straight under the sky

 

Just ride motorcycle for ten minutes and see the speed.

GPS module takes 3 minutes to connect the signal.

Keep it stay, the speed will be zero, you can not see the difference.

 

I placed the receiver on my saddle bag with 3M Velcro pads pointing to the sky. Working fine.

Aug 15

GPS does not work for me either. I contacted support and they did not help me. They told me to contact Amazon for help. Amazon sent me replacement and it too fails the GPS. Ripping it all out and sending back.

Aug 16

Where and how did you mount the GPS antenna?

Did you make sure that the connector fits correctly? Sometimes the connectors are a little bit malformed, so you cannot screw it correctly.

Aug 23

Sorry to hear such issue, can you forward the email you sent for support to rock@innovv.com, and I can learn into details?

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