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Old 10-28-2007, 04:16 PM   #1
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Garmin 2730 Install

This weekend I installed the 2730 on my 2007 R1200RT. I wanted to install it near the bars but not down by the ignition because I didn't want the tank bag to block the view of it.
I removed on the factory bolts and and got a longer one. Then I found a spacer I had hanging around the garage that I was hoping to use.


The spacer was too thick though to fit in the hole for the bolt though. So I ground the bolt on the bench grinder.


Then I finished it off using a hand file to get it nice and round and did a couple test fits. Then I would file more. Finally it fit just fine.


Then I removed the left side body work and ran the wiring to the battery. I think I will end up getting the Centech fuse block. I don't want to have too many things running to the battery.

Then I just used a RAM mount to finish the install.
Here is the top view


Here is the finished product.
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Old 10-29-2007, 07:28 AM   #2
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Nicely done!!!

Have you had the 2730 long? I am debating getting either a 2730 or a Zumo 550.

Do you use the XM much? How about the XM weather overlay?
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Nicely done!!!

Have you had the 2730 long? I am debating getting either a 2730 or a Zumo 550.

Do you use the XM much? How about the XM weather overlay?
I've had the 2730 about 5 months. Its pretty awesome. The Zumo 550 would be just as good if not better since the screen is bigger and the buttons are on the left. I woul dhave gotten that but you have to pay $200 extra to get the XM antenna and 2730 comes with it. The XM was a big part of the reason I got it. If you don't care about XM or the money, get the Zumo.
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