Depending on which IPOD you have (specifically the ones with a hard drive inside), you're not supposed to use it on your motorcycle. The vibrations will kill it.I have been having problems with my IPOD freezing up. I hae a Gen 1 ipod. It has always worked great untill I started using it on the XC
I have the same on my IPOD it was also sitting on my rain gear bag. Can't pad it more then thatI'm using a Generation 1 ipod on my XCT and not having any issues with it freezing up while on the road. Now I do have one of the rubberized jackets on the ipod and it is sitting on a miracle cloth inside the cavity. If you can get to the store and see if you can get one that fits the gen 1 ipods, give that a go. It may be an inexpensive fix for you. Good luck!
Generation 1 and Generation 2 iPods use/used "hard-drive" technology. Because a hard-drive is "mechanical" in nature, vibrations, bumps, etc - can and WILL have a negative effect on their performance (if it's not happening yet - it will)
(Think "turn-table record album and needle" and the effect of bumping your turn-table causing the record to skip)
iPods that are Generation 3 through the current ones are "flash drive" technology.... meaning there's no physical hard-drive so it doesn't have the "mechanical" reader and is nearly impervious to bumps and vibrations.
(their memory is "flashed" onto a circuit board)
Yup - I know stuff -
- I just don't remember it all.