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01-24-2004 6:32 PM
slowpoke
Re: palm pilot for pc3?

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Originally Posted by Holeshot
Yeah, sometimes they do. One of my VFR buddie's PC crapped out it's map 1000 miles from home. Busted out my PPilot, reloaded a good map and he was on the road loving life again. I used to take 10 or so maps with me on a long ride swap them out and run through a series of tests until I found one I liked. Dyno be damned, ridability was my goal.

Worked great. Oh, and you need that infernal Dynojet adaptor unless you want to take he risk of smoking your PC and they *say* they can tell if it was due to a non-dyno adaptor - no warranty if that happens.

I figured for the $8.00 it was not worth taking the chance they might not be full of crap.
All right! Sounds good to me. I already ordered the adaptor anyway, electronics isn't my strong suit. Thats exactly why I went with the Palm, I want to try out all the FREE maps I have and if one works to my satisfaction, then I saved ~$300 of dyno time!
01-24-2004 5:19 PM
Holeshot
Re: palm pilot for pc3?

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Originally Posted by HondaGalToo
Hee! Well, another good reason to have a palm is that it's easier to carry on the bike than a laptop if you're riding a long distance. PCIIIs sometimes "take a dump". All that's needed is to reload the map, but if you can't, you're not going anywhere.
Yeah, sometimes they do. One of my VFR buddie's PC crapped out it's map 1000 miles from home. Busted out my PPilot, reloaded a good map and he was on the road loving life again. I used to take 10 or so maps with me on a long ride swap them out and run through a series of tests until I found one I liked. Dyno be damned, ridability was my goal.

Worked great. Oh, and you need that infernal Dynojet adaptor unless you want to take he risk of smoking your PC and they *say* they can tell if it was due to a non-dyno adaptor - no warranty if that happens.

I figured for the $8.00 it was not worth taking the chance they might not be full of crap.
01-24-2004 4:00 PM
aussie_929
Re: palm pilot for pc3?

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Originally Posted by ConqSoft
Wouldn't that just make it into a nullmodem cable? The PC3 cable is already a nullmodem cable (which is why you can't use a standard serial cable with it) But I though the Palm adapter was something different, needed in addition to a nullmodem cable.
This is a null modem pinout:

DB9-1 DB-2 pins
Receive Data 2 to 3 Transmit Data
Transmit Data 3 to 2 Receive Data
Data Terminal Ready 4 to 6+1 Data Set Ready + Carrier Detect
System Ground 5 to 5 System Ground
Data Set Ready + Carrier Detect 6+1 to 4 Data Terminal Ready
Request to Send 7 to 8 Clear to Send
Clear to Send 8 to 7 Request to Send


As you can see PIN 6 is used in a null modem where in the powercommander adapter it has been left out.
01-24-2004 9:23 AM
ConqSoft
Re: palm pilot for pc3?

Wouldn't that just make it into a nullmodem cable? The PC3 cable is already a nullmodem cable (which is why you can't use a standard serial cable with it) But I though the Palm adapter was something different, needed in addition to a nullmodem cable.
01-24-2004 9:13 AM
freq
Re: palm pilot for pc3?

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Originally Posted by aussie_929
Just buy a regular serial cable and chop the end off. Buy a db-9 connector and use these pinouts

Shield ------- Shield
1------------- 4
2------------- 3
3------------- 2
4------------- 1
5------------- 5
6 removed 6
7------------- 8
8------------- 7
9------------- 9

If you know how to solder it's very easy.

there you go SLOWPOKE, someone who did their homework.
01-24-2004 12:00 AM
aussie_929
Re: palm pilot for pc3?

Just buy a regular serial cable and chop the end off. Buy a db-9 connector and use these pinouts

Shield ------- Shield
1------------- 4
2------------- 3
3------------- 2
4------------- 1
5------------- 5
6 removed 6
7------------- 8
8------------- 7
9------------- 9

If you know how to solder it's very easy.
01-23-2004 11:24 PM
ND4SPD
Re: palm pilot for pc3?

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Originally Posted by aussie_929
You can make your own adapter quite easily.
So were you gonna tell him/us how, or are you just gonna leave it as is?
01-23-2004 10:52 PM
aussie_929
Re: palm pilot for pc3?

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Originally Posted by slowpoke
Ahh.....I see said the blind man. Just ordered the adapter

You can make your own adapter quite easily.
01-23-2004 1:22 PM
slowpoke
Re: palm pilot for pc3?

Ahh.....I see said the blind man. Just ordered the adapter
01-23-2004 10:05 AM
ConqSoft
Re: palm pilot for pc3?

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Originally Posted by slowpoke
You mean the cable that came w/PC3, right?
You need the cable, plus the Palm adapter from Dynojet.
01-23-2004 10:03 AM
slowpoke
Re: palm pilot for pc3?

Quote:
Originally Posted by CBRBob
Make sure you use the Dynojet adapter and not a regular serial adapter as you will fry the PC.
You mean the cable that came w/PC3, right?
01-23-2004 9:42 AM
CBRBob
Re: palm pilot for pc3?

Make sure you use the Dynojet adapter and not a regular serial adapter as you will fry the PC.
01-23-2004 9:10 AM
slowpoke
Re: palm pilot for pc3?

A friend of mine at work has an older model and is going to let me use it. Thanks guys!
01-22-2004 8:03 PM
EatnAsphalt
Re: palm pilot for pc3?

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Originally Posted by ND4SPD
If this is all you plan to do with it, one of the Zire handhelds should suit you well

http://www.palmone.com/us/products/handhelds/

Check for compatibility of course
Zire won't work with a PC3 (even the USB version).

You need a Palm device that has a serial connection. All of the new Palms have USB.

Look around you can find old Palms that are still brand new. Just check to make sure it has a serial connection for the Hotsync.
01-22-2004 4:21 PM
Nick the Quick
Re: palm pilot for pc3?

I have a palm V that I use on my GSXR1K, mounted it in tail. I dont change the maps that much, a little fine tuning sometimes. Just had a palm that I never really used. Hell I dont even ride the GSXR that much, street sucks once you fall in love with the track, the Suzuki is too hard to be consistant on the track. Selling it for the down payment for Fun Mover.
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