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My dealer just called to inform me that my Tripmaster and Book have arrived, so for all of those that placed early bike orders, I'm sure yours will be arriving at the dealers very soon. :grin2:

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Ignoring the icy wind today, I thought I'd have a ride up to my dealer to collect my Tripmaster and book, and give the bike a bit of a spin, as it had been sitting idle since I collected it.

Rather odd, but it seems in the UK, Honda haven't distributed the books and tripmasters with matching numbers. I've no idea what they've done in the rest of the world??


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FYI

My dealer just called to inform me that my Tripmaster and Book have arrived, so for all of those that placed early bike orders, I'm sure yours will be arriving at the dealers very soon. :grin2:

Bob
Yes had a note from mine as well asking if I would like it fitted at the first service, I am not sure I want it fitted at all, I really want to see what it looks like when fitted first.
 

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I'm not sure I want the Tripmaster fitted to my bike. If I do decide to fit it, I'm not putting it in that position as I'd prefer my GPS to go there. That really leaves mounting it into the handlebar between/on top of the clamps.
 

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I'm not sure I want the Tripmaster fitted to my bike. If I do decide to fit it, I'm not putting it in that position as I'd prefer my GPS to go there. That really leaves mounting it into the handlebar between/on top of the clamps.
Which is exactly where I'm fitting mine with an interesting mount idea I had and have already purchased. I'll post pics when it's delivered and fitted.

Incidentally, although it didn't take long to work out how to fit it, did anybody get fitting instructions with their Tripmaster? (I didn't!!)

Also, it would appear it only functions in KM's according to the user manual.


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I've been allocated one by my dealer and the unit itself looks well made but I don't really see what it achieves. Is it giving you any information that is not already on the bike. Otherwise it is just taking up space that would probably be better used for a GPS for example.
 

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I've been allocated one by my dealer and the unit itself looks well made but I don't really see what it achieves. Is it giving you any information that is not already on the bike. Otherwise it is just taking up space that would probably be better used for a GPS for example.
Hopefully honda listens because it's not the first time i heard that. But of course that depends on what ever reasons they had for doing it in the first place and for continuing to keep it.
 

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I'm told, by someone more knowledgable than me, that the RNS Tripmaster is a very good unit, which is used by quite a few competitors on the Dakar rally.

It's actually quite an expensive unit (here's a link) http://rallyenavigationsolutions.com/product/tripmaster-xl² and I expect Honda were probably trying to give away a promotional item that fitted in with the theme of the bike.

It's nice to have a numbered item to go on the bike, although Honda UK seem to have completely screwed up a good idea by sending them out and not matching the numbered book with the numbered Tripmaster.

I for one will not get any benefit from it, as I rarely venture off-road, and to be honest there's probably not many places in the UK where you'll need to compare Tripmaster mileage with a roadbook or map; but, I like the fact that it's a numbered item and I have an early bike, so I will be fitting it, but not above the instruments where it has been configured to go.

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The speedometer will be much more accurate than the bike's which is about 7 percent over, and it'll be easier to read than looking down at the dash. The odometer might be more accurate as well. The oil change interval setting should be useful, as will the two extra trip meters. All in all not bad for free... :)
 
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