This has happened to myself and other friends that have recently started to ride a motorcycle on a regular basis to work, on weekends and joining us on motorcycle tours. As they’ve started to ride, they’ve soon realised that there was a need for a sat nav, but at the same time this question came up:
Can’t we use the TomTom sat nav we already have for the car?
After a search for different mounting kits, we decided to construct a sat nav mount ourselves as a DIY project. Then this idea came to our minds: What if we modify the suction mount provided with the TomTom to be fitted on the car’s windscreen, and we modify it to fit it on the motorbike’s handlebar. All we had to do was drilling two holes in the original mount, then fastened it with two plastic locking straps. We’ve done it and it works perfectly enabling us to save the cost of a an extra mounting system and most of all, the cost of buying a “TomTom Rider” (however I’d get one at some point). The only thing to consider is that the car’s sat nav isn’t waterproof, so if you have to ride even when it’s raining, you’ll have to protect it with a waterproof case, or insert it inside the tank bag. Other than that, it works fine. We just bought a cigarette lighter plug and fixed it inside the fairing and that’s it!