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post #1 of 15 Old 03-31-2008, 09:51 AM Thread Starter
 
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GPS Laptimers??

Has anybody used a GPS Laptimer for the track??

I'm looking at one made by Starlane... laptimes, splits, and maps out the track downloadable to computer, all via GPS... I think it's called the Starlane Athon.. the latest R version has the mapping and bluetooth connection to computer... anyone used it?? good or bad??

They aint cheap... which i why i ask before purchasing??!!
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post #2 of 15 Old 03-31-2008, 09:54 AM
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I want one but $750 just seems kinda steep...lol Looks cool though!
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post #3 of 15 Old 03-31-2008, 10:01 AM Thread Starter
 
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aint that the truth... cool toy but... and I'm looking at the various options of getting split times for my racing... The track I go to only has transmitters at the S/F line, so I'd have to buy extra transmitters for the splits, which in total would probably cost more than the GPS system...
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post #4 of 15 Old 04-01-2008, 12:33 PM
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I know people that use them, and have seen how they work up close and personal. Very cool units. I've been looking into them also and will very likely pick one up in the very near future.

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Just got mine yesterday in the mail. Great looking unit. Does anyone have pics of where they or others have mounted them? Suggestions? I'll try and post pics when I get mine in. Looking forward to putting it through it's paces on the 28th!
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post #7 of 15 Old 06-20-2008, 12:41 PM
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"R" version with software for charting progress is $765.
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post #8 of 15 Old 06-20-2008, 08:11 PM Thread Starter
 
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Skypilot... that is so WEIRD... I just got mine yesterday too...

They work great huh... i took it for a spin around my neighborhood in the car to test it...

Same tho, I just gotta figgure out a way to mount it on the 10... Let us know how you go??? :)
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post #9 of 15 Old 06-20-2008, 08:20 PM
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a mate of mine downloaded a free one for his nokia phone. did split times, speeds and showed your lines ont he track.

it had thousands of tracks already mapped out on it. or create your own.

it used his "bluetooth" gps reciever which he taped to his tail.

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I got the starlane and it works great. Very accurate and gives you true MPH on your bike. I havent hooked up the wire to display the RPMs though. It remembers the last track you were on, wich is helpful. No need to reset the finish line or anything.
Its expenseive as hell wouldnt say i am gettin my moneys worth out of it, i am only using about 20% of its capabilities.
I bought velcro, and put it on my triple clamp. i am going to get a bracket fabricated so that it faces me in when I am behind the windscreen. The feature I like about it most is when you run your fastest lap a red light flashes.


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