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  1. #1
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    GPS tracker

    Hi everyone,

    I am thinking about purchasing a GPS tracker for my next trip. I am not looking for fancy satellite-uploading gizmos or SOS beacons, just a simple device you can connect to the bike's 12V socket that records the trip using a GPS. Ideally it would have a OBD2 port that also records engine metrics (like load, throttle position and so on).

    In the end I would like to get the track files and overlay them over the video I will shoot during the trip.

    Any advice?

    Thanks,
    Mihai

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    2013 Yamaha YZF-R15 V2
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaiten View Post
    Hi everyone,

    I am thinking about purchasing a GPS tracker for my next trip. I am not looking for fancy satellite-uploading gizmos or SOS beacons, just a simple device you can connect to the bike's 12V socket that records the trip using a GPS. Ideally it would have a OBD2 port that also records engine metrics (like load, throttle position and so on).

    In the end I would like to get the track files and overlay them over the video I will shoot during the trip.

    Any advice?

    Thanks,
    Mihai
    Any updates on this? Did you get a device which does the above mentioned requirements?

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    Still crazy after all these years

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    Why bother? There are plenty of apps for smart phones which will do this without any additional cost. I installed a USB port on my bike (cost: about $15.00) and can keep my phone charged while riding. I use Outdoor Active or Open GPS Tracker to record the route, which I can then export and view in Google Earth.

    The days of a separate SatNav device are long past, in my opinion.

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