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    ipod problems

    I finally broke down and got a RAM mount for my ipod. I've been carrying it in my tanks bag which works but I like the convenience of being able to operate it easily while ridng. But, now it locks up after about 20 minutes and I'm continually resetting it. My guess is the vibration is messing with the hard drive. I know this is supposed to work... isn't it? Anyone else have this problem and better yet, a solution?

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    Which ipod?
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    30gb version 5

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    Quote Originally Posted by arsprod View Post
    I finally broke down and got a RAM mount for my ipod. I've been carrying it in my tanks bag which works but I like the convenience of being able to operate it easily while ridng. But, now it locks up after about 20 minutes and I'm continually resetting it. My guess is the vibration is messing with the hard drive. I know this is supposed to work... isn't it? Anyone else have this problem and better yet, a solution?
    Does it lock up after 20 minutes of riding when it's not in the RAM mount?

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    nope - use it in my car every day! Works in the tank bag for hours
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    Check to make sure you have the latest software update. I wonder if Apple support has any advice?

    Good luck and let us know what you learn.

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    Why dont you get the Ijet a remote control device. Its was made for the I-pod and work very good.

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    I have the iJET, works great to forward through a song & or turn up or down the sound. I used some super velcro to stick it to the clutch fluid cover. I kind of wanted the iPod to be where I could see it, but then again, I don't...

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    Get one without a hard drive, or find a place for the mount that get less vibration.

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    ijet! Wish I'd thought of that first - cost the same as what I spent on the RAM mount. I did find out some interesting info. The hard drive ipods have a 20 minute buffer, hence my lockup at 20 minutes. I still can't (or don't want) believe I'm the only who's had this problem.

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    Check out the Scosche unit before pulling the trigger on the iJet. Works great across all generations of iPods and the pick up unit allows you to charge your iPod at the same time. I'd do a Google search for best price, however RiderWearhouse carries them http://www.aerostich.com/scosche-ipod-remote.html I own this as well and think it works great even across a large room or outside to adjust my iPod playing through my stereo system.

    The Monster iEZClick is a good unit which I currently use on my bike, however I'm told the volume control doesn't work well with some of the newer iPods. I have the 3rd generation iPod so it works flawlessly for me. It's been through heavy rain and still works great. On some iPods when you raise the volume using the iEZClick, it causes your iPod to ramp to full and when you push to lower your volume and it can drop it to zero. Changing songs is no issue. The prices have come way down and here's a link to Amazon selling them: http://www.amazon.com/Monster-iEZCli.../dp/B000HVHGI6

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    I've never mounted an iPod with a hard drive on my bike for that very reason -- I don't think they're designed to be subjected to that kind of continuous vibration. I have always used an Ipod Nano (flash memory) without difficulty.
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    I use ZEN with 16GB.
    You can charge it Via USB. Runs for over 20 hours on one charge.
    Holds tons of songs and you can download movies too.
    79 bucks at Amazon.com
    Good luck.

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    You're definately NOT alone! My husband can't use his iPod on the bike. It freezes up even if its in the tank bag. He bought an iPod touch recently, hoping it would be better. Now we have to find a remote for it. We'll check out some of the suggestions here!

    I have an old iPod Mini, and it works great on the bike. I use the Griffin AirClick to control it, with the tiny remote attached to the left handlebar with the included velcro strap. Works so well that when my original Ipod disappeared this spring, I bought another on on ebay to replace it.
    Last edited by clowry; 06-27-2010 at 03:42 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clowry View Post
    *General snippage.* He bought an iPod touch recently, hoping it would be better. Now we have to find a remote for it. We'll check out some of the suggestions here!
    If you find a remote for a touch, let us know!

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