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Old 10-07-2011, 08:54 PM   #1
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BMW Navigator V on GSW

BSing with the dealer a couple days ago. Said he learned at the recent BMW conference that the Navigator V will be based on the zumo 665. He didn't have a release date.

Is it worth the wait or is it better to just go with the 665?
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Old 10-07-2011, 10:41 PM   #2
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If it is based on the 665, why not get the real deal? Also, why pay more for the BMW name? In my experience, if something is based on another item it is usually not as good. What is it about the previous BMW Navigators that made them so good?

Just my .02
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Old 10-08-2011, 06:48 AM   #3
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I have not owned a BMW Nav, but I admire those cradles with the big (real) buttons on the side.

This is the first I have heard of a Nav 5.
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Old 03-19-2013, 05:10 PM   #4
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If it is based on the 665, why not get the real deal? Also, why pay more for the BMW name? In my experience, if something is based on another item it is usually not as good. What is it about the previous BMW Navigators that made them so good?

Just my .02
If you are ordering the new wethead 1200GS with GPS prep, the Zumo 660/665 will not work with it. It will power up but that's it. You cannot control it from the switch gear (zoom in, zoom out, change pages and select various options) also the GPS will not set the clock on the bike, or receive a signal from the bike that the bike has hit reserve and it begins to display nearby gas stations... among other Nav IV exclusive features.
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Old 03-19-2013, 06:47 PM   #5
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This is significantly better than previous BMW modified Zumo's The integration with the GS switchgear allowing GPS control is getting closer to a reason to overpay for the BMW version. That said they would have to give me a great deal on the GS to make it happen, like throwing in the GPS like they have done in the past with promotions....maybe not likely with a new product, but down the road who knows...
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:02 PM   #6
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How much more does the BMW version cost?? The Zumo 66x are already retarded expensive.
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:33 AM   #7
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How much more does the BMW version cost?? The Zumo 66x are already retarded expensive.
The Nav IV lists for 899.

...plus another 136. to mount it on your BMW GS.
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:47 AM   #8
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This is significantly better than previous BMW modified Zumo's The integration with the GS switchgear allowing GPS control is getting closer to a reason to overpay for the BMW version. That said they would have to give me a great deal on the GS to make it happen, like throwing in the GPS like they have done in the past with promotions....maybe not likely with a new product, but down the road who knows...
You also get a three year warranty versus the one with garmin.
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:41 AM   #9
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If you are ordering the new wethead 1200GS with GPS prep, the Zumo 660/665 will not work with it. It will power up but that's it. You cannot control it from the switch gear (zoom in, zoom out, change pages and select various options) also the GPS will not set the clock on the bike, or receive a signal from the bike that the bike has hit reserve and it begins to display nearby gas stations... among other Nav IV exclusive features.
You are sure about this, 'cause I'm waiting to buy the latest version with the GPS prep on my LC.
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:08 AM   #10
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You are sure about this, 'cause I'm waiting to buy the latest version with the GPS prep on my LC.
Yes, that's right it needs to be the BMW navigator to be controlled by the spinning wheel on the bar, the standard garmin will only charge on the cradle.
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:19 AM   #11
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Whatever happened to the rumors of the Montana being the next BMW nav?
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Old 12-30-2013, 06:34 PM   #12
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Screen films for BMW Navigator V

Someone asked much earlier in the thread (just catching up) about protective screen films for the Navigator V.

These are now available on Amazon, and appear to be custom fit:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...reen+protector

It's a little concerning that none of the products have any reviews, but the vendors are reviewed decently. Anyone have experience with a specific product? Correct fit and easy installation (sans bubbles) are key for me.

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Old 04-05-2014, 08:35 AM   #13
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Gps

I have the BMW GPS on my 14 GSA. A friend has the Regular Garmin unit and it does work but you cannot use the handlebar control to control the GPS. I love the unit but the BMW unit does not have XM where the Garmin unit does. I had a ZUMO 550 before with GPS and I miss the XM. I guess I will buy a stand alone XM unit now. I have the Garmin XM antenna that powered the 550 for sell if anyone is interested. I traded in my 08 adventure for the 14 model and I stripped the bike of all the aftermarket gear so I guess I better get them listed on the flea market ASAP.
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Old 04-26-2014, 09:51 AM   #14
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Touratech NAV V bracket

For those who are interested in this, the Touratech GPS bracket for the BMW Nav V, should be available End of May.
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:21 AM   #15
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You are sure about this, 'cause I'm waiting to buy the latest version with the GPS prep on my LC.
I've often wondered if you could just get the latest BMW Nav firmware and load it into the equivalent 660/665 and then have your 66x work correctly with the BMW mount.

It seems pretty unlikely that Garmin is actually modifying the hardware of the 66x for BMW. It seems much more likely that it's just a matter of having the correct firmware.
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