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Old 04-29-2013, 02:38 AM   #8701
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My bike came with the GPS bracket but the dealer still wanted $1600 for the BMW nav IV (" incl. installation") which is a Garmin Zumo 660 that I can buy for $560. I understand the power socket is different and the handlebar controller will not work. Is there a way around this? E.g an adaptor for the 660 and a cheat that will sync it with the controller whilst saving me a grand! I don't care if I don't get the BMW warranty.
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it should cost ~800-900USD... 1600USD is insane imho:

http://www.ascycles.com/detail.aspx?ID=121329

He is saying 1600AUD which is even worse.

Tell your dealer the joke was funny, but now he can give you the real price (which is around half).

Else most definitely arrange to import it yourself.
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Old 04-29-2013, 02:49 AM   #8702
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My bike came with the GPS bracket but the dealer still wanted $1600 for the BMW nav IV (" incl. installation") which is a Garmin Zumo 660 that I can buy for $560. I understand the power socket is different and the handlebar controller will not work. Is there a way around this? E.g an adaptor for the 660 and a cheat that will sync it with the controller whilst saving me a grand! I don't care if I don't get the BMW warranty.
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Old 04-29-2013, 02:51 AM   #8703
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He is saying 1600AUD which is even worse.

Tell your dealer the joke was funny, but now he can give you the real price (which is around half).

Else most definitely arrange to import it yourself.
My Sydney dealer wants $1000 for the unit plus about $300 for the maps.

Ryda in Sydney sell the 660 with Aus maps for $527, same unit but you won't get the wheel working, big deal.
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Old 04-29-2013, 04:03 AM   #8704
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I know the 'problem'. When it is cold and I start my bike in first gear is gets a little push forward. And it also has a tendancy to jump ahead a little when shifting it in 1st gear.
Yes, I have (had) this "jump forward" thing as well, but its gotten worse. With the clutch lever is pos. 1 the bike won't go from first to second gear with the clutch lever fully engaged.
The bike has a little over 3000km now.
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Old 04-29-2013, 04:30 AM   #8705
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My Sydney dealer wants $1000 for the unit plus about $300 for the maps.

Ryda in Sydney sell the 660 with Aus maps for $527, same unit but you won't get the wheel working, big deal.
I am with you on this BUT I don't think the 660 clips straight into to BMW bracket! So I will have to trash that! I think buying it out of the US might be the go I just hope there isn't a trick to getting it to sync to the controller.

Btw a fully tricked WC costs approx. $US 30k in Oz!
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Old 04-29-2013, 04:42 AM   #8706
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I am with you on this BUT I don't think the 660 clips straight into to BMW bracket! So I will have to trash that! I think buying it out of the US might be the go I just hope there isn't a trick to getting it to sync to the controller.

Btw a fully tricked WC costs approx. $US 30k in Oz!
Well I was pretty sure that the 660 fits into the BMW GPS bracket on the the LC but I stand to be corrected.

Tell me about the AUS price, I am picking up my fully loaded LC from Procycles in St Peters in a few weeks, was $28K with wire wheels ride away, I did get them to throw in the BMW 55L softbag, at least I got something, lol!
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Well I was pretty sure that the 660 fits into the BMW GPS bracket on the the LC but I stand to be corrected.

Tell me about the AUS price, I am picking up my fully loaded LC from Procycles in St Peters in a few weeks, was $28K with wire wheels ride away, I did get them to throw in the BMW 55L softbag, at least I got something, lol!
Yeah basically the same spec and price as mine from Procycles Hornsby. They charged me $350 for the first service which I am pretty pissed about. Maybe that is just me as it is my first new bike. But I have bought 4 new BMW cars in the past and never paid a cent for the first service!

I did not buy the BMW crash bars but installed some black Hepco and Becker bars last week. They look great on the Thunder Grey and half the price.

Will post some photos if I can work out how to do it from an iPad!? I have managed to recycle a few things from my old 2010 GS like the tank bag, luggage plate and side stand enlarger which I am sure lots of inmates will be interested in seeing.
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:23 AM   #8708
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Yes, I have (had) this "jump forward" thing as well, but its gotten worse. With the clutch lever is pos. 1 the bike won't go from first to second gear with the clutch lever fully engaged.
The bike has a little over 3000km now.
Discovered another little thing yesterday. Riding at around 40 mph with cruise control handsfree. The steering wheel is oscillating a bit. The wheel keeps going nice and straight, but the handlebars visually osscilate a bit. A bit strange and doesn't inspire confidence to ride handsfree.
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:24 AM   #8709
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Yeah basically the same spec and price as mine from Procycles Hornsby. They charged me $350 for the first service which I am pretty pissed about. Maybe that is just me as it is my first new bike. But I have bought 4 new BMW cars in the past and never paid a cent for the first service!

I did not buy the BMW crash bars but installed some black Hepco and Becker bars last week. They look great on the Thunder Grey and half the price.

Will post some photos if I can work out how to do it from an iPad!? I have managed to recycle a few things from my old 2010 GS like the tank bag, luggage plate and side stand enlarger which I am sure lots of inmates will be interested in seeing.
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:25 AM   #8710
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Well I was pretty sure that the 660 fits into the BMW GPS bracket on the the LC but I stand to be corrected.

Tell me about the AUS price, I am picking up my fully loaded LC from Procycles in St Peters in a few weeks, was $28K with wire wheels ride away, I did get them to throw in the BMW 55L softbag, at least I got something, lol!
The 660 works perfectly. You just don't get the thumb wheel controls. I am using my 660 from my old bike on my GS.
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:28 AM   #8711
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Mine does not do this.
There is a spring loaded plate in the last slot of the lock cylinder that keeps the cylinder from pulling out. It's not there, sticky, or just not pushed down all the way to slide into it's position when it comes out like that.
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:32 AM   #8712
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Yeah basically the same spec and price as mine from Procycles Hornsby. They charged me $350 for the first service which I am pretty pissed about. Maybe that is just me as it is my first new bike. But I have bought 4 new BMW cars in the past and never paid a cent for the first service!

I did not buy the BMW crash bars but installed some black Hepco and Becker bars last week. They look great on the Thunder Grey and half the price.

Will post some photos if I can work out how to do it from an iPad!? I have managed to recycle a few things from my old 2010 GS like the tank bag, luggage plate and side stand enlarger which I am sure lots of inmates will be interested in seeing.
I believe the cars are sold with service for the warranty period, but the motorcycles never have.
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Old 04-29-2013, 06:04 AM   #8713
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The 660 works perfectly. You just don't get the thumb wheel controls. I am using my 660 from my old bike on my GS.

Not only it works perfectly but charges the 660's battery as well !


On my GSW I've swapped the BMW GPS mount for the Zumo 660; not the whole mount just the central part ( with the BMW logo on it ) that that is similar to the one that comes with the Zumo 660.

The Zumo 660 has 2 wired headphones outputs: one is on the left side of the GPS under a rubber cap and the other, on a pig tail connected to the 660's mount. When mounted on the GSW GPS mount the unit's plug is not accessible as its blocked by the BMW's mount.

I did this so I can listen to music and driving informations through wired headphones (attached to the pigtails plug ) as I find bluetooth headphones cumbersome and with low audio quality.

It is fairly easy to do this as the mount is hold with 4 screws and nuts. I had to remove the right the bike's fairings to conect the power wires and to attach the headphone female plug to the bike where I plug the headphones.

Just thought I would share the idea.

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Old 04-29-2013, 02:44 PM   #8714
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The 660 works perfectly. You just don't get the thumb wheel controls. I am using my 660 from my old bike on my GS.
Excellent thanks for that!
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Not only it works perfectly but charges the 660's battery as well !


On my GSW I've swapped the BMW GPS mount for the Zumo 660; not the whole mount just the central part ( with the BMW logo on it ) that that is similar to the one that comes with the Zumo 660.

The Zumo 660 has 2 wired headphones outputs: one is on the left side of the GPS under a rubber cap and the other, on a pig tail connected to the 660's mount. When mounted on the GSW GPS mount the unit's plug is not accessible as its blocked by the BMW's mount.

I did this so I can listen to music and driving informations through wired headphones (attached to the pigtails plug ) as I find bluetooth headphones cumbersome and with low audio quality.

It is fairly easy to do this as the mount is hold with 4 screws and nuts. I had to remove the right the bike's fairings to conect the power wires and to attach the headphone female plug to the bike where I plug the headphones.

Just thought I would share the idea.

Andre
Another great tip! Very helpful thanks. The cheese and kisses thinks that blue tooth will fry my brain so I will try this.
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