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Old 10-06-2014, 08:25 AM   #1
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Recommendations on GPS lap timer?

I'm looking for a entry-level gps timer that will hold on track. I don't want to use my phone as others do; looking for something in the $150-$250 range that will take track abuse. Recommendations?

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I've always liked the XT Racing GPX pro http://www.xtracing.com/en/gpxpro/

Find one used.
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Ask enoc, he was using a aim solo this weekend and it sounds sick.
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Xt racing has a cheaper GPS lap timer, not quite as cool as the pro but cheaper.

Finding one used is the way to go for sure, just gotta be fast because they sell within hours of being posted.
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Here is a XT gpx pro for $400.

http://www.cmraracing.com/showthread...arts-some-free
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Thanks everyone, will check those out.

btw, one other question, what do the pros use to embed their tach/speed and gps info on their videos? How do you sync a gopro, for example, to gps and brake/throttle, etc. Is that within reach of mortals or are we talking motoGP dollars?
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Its free. There are several programs to use. the GPX Pro comes with something. I think I used Dashware.
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There are a couple different ways to sync it to video. Using visual cues along with your GPS location seems to be the easiest.

For those using the GPx timer, sometimes mine takes a lap or two to pick up the track. Do you just manually select the track and then it works better?
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I know this is 2 years old. Anything on the market now that people would recommend? I am looking to replace my XT Lap timer with GPS based one.
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I really need to get me a gps one
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I like AIM's stuff....and it can take some abuse.

IF you wanna go KLR cheap, get a Garmin Etrex, no maps, it will track you very well.

You can then D/L the gpx file and see what you did. Not too sure if it will give you lap times down to the 100th though.
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I know this is 2 years old. Anything on the market now that people would recommend? I am looking to replace my XT Lap timer with GPS based one.
I've had good luck with my Aim Solo. Completely self contained, battery life seems to be pretty good. It's been pretty good about picking up which track I'm at before I leave the pit, but you can also add a track by designating the S/F line and completing a lap (only time I've had to do this is at GSS).
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I've had good luck with my Aim Solo. Completely self contained, battery life seems to be pretty good. It's been pretty good about picking up which track I'm at before I leave the pit, but you can also add a track by designating the S/F line and completing a lap (only time I've had to do this is at GSS).
+1, love the Aim solo and it has more features than I'll ever understand in my lifetime. The Race Studio sw it comes with is the gold standard. Plus, it has magnets so you can stick it just about anywhere on your bike.

If you are on a budget, there are several good phone-based GPS apps like Harry's Timer or Track Attack. You will need a good remote Bluetooth GPS (~$60 on amazon) as the phone's built-in is not accurate enough for track use, plus you can tuck your phone in your leathers to keep it safe. I don't recommend mounting phone on bike..
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Love my AIM Solo!
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Im using the GPX Pro8, you set the speed at which it starts to record laps, you can also set a speed or time after you have stopped. I just wired mine to pick up, TPS, Rpm, Gear, water temp, Fuel, speed sensor and brakes.

Has the F1 style Led lights for the Techometer, usb for download to review the data. Easy to use, so far I'm pretty happy with it. Used it at Nola a few weeks ago, and really liked using it.

The more affordable version is called the GPX ZED!
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