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dhanchey Calculating status...
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Nov 28, 2010 4:48 AM
How would an iPad hold up on a motorcycle trip? My husband thinks the vibration of a Harley wouldn't be good for it.

Thanks,
Debbie
Sony, Windows 7
  • nick101 Level 4 Level 4 (3,500 points)
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    Nov 28, 2010 5:48 AM (in response to dhanchey)
    Well - there are no moving parts, and it's built to withstand the bump and grind of daily life
    MBP 17" 4Gb; iMac 24", 3Gb; Powerbook G4 17", 1GHz, 1Gb;iPhone iPod 80GB, Mac OS X (10.6.5), IPad 3G 64, iPhone 4
  • Philly_Phan Level 6 Level 6 (11,010 points)
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    Nov 28, 2010 5:53 AM (in response to dhanchey)
    I wouldn't think that there would be any problems but I've never done it.
  • Zazoopitz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 28, 2010 6:09 AM (in response to dhanchey)
    Easy solution here. Ride a Goldwing. I take my iPad all the time on my Wing.
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  • David M Brewer Level 6 Level 6 (9,180 points)
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    Nov 28, 2010 6:35 AM (in response to Zazoopitz)
    Open an app that has audio and turn the volume all the way up. Place your hand on the screen. The screen vibrates. Even the back of the iPad vibrates. I see no problem having the iPad on a motorcycle. Just don't go dirt bike riding and you'll be ok.
    G-4 1.2 GIG, 1.5 GIGs of Ram, Mac OS X (10.5.8), Quicktime 7.6.4, FCS2, nano 5th, iPad and a bunch of other stuff...
  • Tamara Level 6 Level 6 (13,720 points)
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    Nov 28, 2010 7:30 AM (in response to dhanchey)
    It should be fine in a padded sleeve. I wouldn't mount it on the handlebars.
    MacBook , Mini, Airport Express, iPhone 3G, iPhone4, Air, iPad, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Craig Brady Level 4 Level 4 (1,790 points)
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    Nov 28, 2010 7:34 AM (in response to dhanchey)
    The iPad + Velcro video on the Apple website even shows the iPad mounted on the gas tank of a motorcycle.
    IMac Intel 20" , MacBook Air 11 and MacBook Pro 2.2ghz (4GB, SSD), iPad 64GB X2, Mac OS X (10.6.4), iPhone 3G
  • Steve Huetteman Level 2 Level 2 (300 points)
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    Nov 28, 2010 7:51 AM (in response to dhanchey)
    It's right there behind the plastic cover of my tank bag on by BMW K100LT. Does a great job replacing the paper maps I used to carry....
    iPad 16Gb WiFi, iOS 4
  • David M Brewer Level 6 Level 6 (9,180 points)
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    Nov 28, 2010 7:52 AM (in response to Craig Brady)
    If you ride piggyback just put Velcro on the back of the driver. Fire up Netflix and your all set. I can see this happening.
    G-4 1.2 GIG, 1.5 GIGs of Ram, Mac OS X (10.5.8), Quicktime 7.6.4, FCS2, nano 5th, iPad and a bunch of other stuff...
  • Philly_Phan Level 6 Level 6 (11,010 points)
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    Nov 28, 2010 8:15 AM (in response to David M Brewer)
    But that will hide the "If you can read this..." notice!
  • Time2rideaz Calculating status...
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    Nov 28, 2010 11:18 AM (in response to dhanchey)
    I took mine on a 2000 mile trip riding a road king, no problems at all. I put in my rear bag in a padded case on top of my clothes. I can carry a bottle of soda the same way and it doesn't get shook up, that was my test before taking the iPad. (I know Philly_Phan is big on test procedures)
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  • Philly_Phan Level 6 Level 6 (11,010 points)
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    Nov 28, 2010 12:12 PM (in response to Time2rideaz)
    I would have used beer!

  • db429 Calculating status...
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    Nov 30, 2010 12:59 PM (in response to dhanchey)
    Have used the IPad all over parts of the US and Canada on V Stroms. I have used apps GPS Drive and GPS HD. No problems finding us and pointing the way.
    IMAX, Mac OS X (10.6.3), IPAD
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