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Old 09-05-2008, 10:30 AM   #1
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Zumo Security Screw American Made $5!!!

This all started at a Ride to eat when I was setting across the table from Kevin 56... He was telling me what his shop did and I told him to start making the Zumo Screws!!! He went home,,, and did just that... He made 4 or 5 changes to them,,, and seemed happy with what he had...

He sent me the first ones he made and wanted my opinion... I like Kevin but if this screw was not perfect,,, I would have said so,,, and would say so right now too... I gave it the dreaded "ACL Torture Test",,, and the screw got perfect marks!!! It truly is made out of the perfect material,,, 303 Stainless,,, they really are made better IMHO than the ones made Over Seas,,, and they are $5 each compared to $12.95 each for the ones made Over Sea's!!!

I am not making a dime on this deal... I am not getting paid to promote this deal... I am only bringing this up as anyone with a Zumo,,, NEEDS THIS SCREW!!! You can finally throw away that STUPID screw driver which,,, if you lost,,, you would be,,, well,,, Screwed...

Here is the link to where Kevin is set up and selling them... My last advise??? Order at LEAST 4!!! 1 to use,,, 1 to put away in case you lose it... The other 2??? Sell/give them away to your friends that have a Zumo... They will be very happy to have them!!!

http://www.st-owners.com/forums/showthread.php?t=49002
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Old 09-05-2008, 11:06 AM   #2
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You can also go to the hardware store and buy one for less than a dollar...
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Old 09-05-2008, 12:30 PM   #3
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Hey Austin City Limits,

Can you post a picture of what this scew looks like mounted on the Zumo?
And maybe post a contact e-mail of the person selling them.
Thanks,
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Old 09-05-2008, 10:08 PM   #4
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Garmin Zumo screw

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If any of you have a Garmin Zumo mounted on your bike and don't like the small lock screw on top of the mounting bracket that takes a special tool to remove go to the following sites for a peek at an alternative screw.
http://travel.webshots.com/photo/2603342470100723120ZADqLL
This one takes you to a post on ST Owners Group where you can click the "Add to Cart" button to order one. The shipping cost will cover 1 to 8 of the screws
http://www.st-owners.com/forums/showthread.php?t=49002

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Old 09-05-2008, 10:36 PM   #5
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Hey Austin City Limits,

Can you post a picture of what this scew looks like mounted on the Zumo?
And maybe post a contact e-mail of the person selling them.
Thanks,
Rick
You ask,,, and I,,, FINALLY,,, deliver... His E-Mail is over on the www.st-owners.com site just click his name on the thread... I will e-mail him for his Address so I can post it to help you and will post it as soon as I get it...

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Old 09-06-2008, 05:41 AM   #6
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OIC, a knurled grip.

I can see both positives and negatives with this setup.

On the plus side, no tools! (my experience was with a StreetPilot 3, which uses a small allen socketed security screw. Hated keeping track of that little wrench).

On the minus side, no tools! Maybe it's just my paranoia, but a security screw that can be removed by hand isn't really providing any security.

Nonetheless, for many people I'm sure this would be a useful item.
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Old 09-06-2008, 06:45 AM   #7
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OIC, a knurled grip.

I can see both positives and negatives with this setup.

On the plus side, no tools! (my experience was with a StreetPilot 3, which uses a small allen socketed security screw. Hated keeping track of that little wrench).

On the minus side, no tools! Maybe it's just my paranoia, but a security screw that can be removed by hand isn't really providing any security.

Nonetheless, for many people I'm sure this would be a useful item.
This screw is not,,, a Security Screw in the sense that it will prevent thief... It's 91.7% reason to exist is to keep the Zumo from falling off the bike when you hit a big bump...

If I wanted your Zumo,,, and it was attached with a Ram arm,,, I would walk away with your Zumo in 10 seconds if I wanted it... All I would have to do is release the ram,,, cut the power cord and be gone... It would cost me $20 to buy a new power cord,,, but for $20,,, I would own a Zumo...

If you have a locking Ram arm installed??? Had a rider tell me he left his Zumo attached even at night because of the "safety of having this locking arm installed... I looked at it and told him
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I would bet him a piece of Pie,,, that I could take it off in 20 seconds...
He laughed and said,,, he would take that bet... I went and got my Needle Nose Vise Grips and walked over smiling to his bike... He said,,,
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uuummm,,, what ya doing with that???
I told him
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"You always Look for the Weakest Link"...
I was going to use my Vise Grips to loosen the Ram Ball attached to his bike... I would just have to again cut the cord,,, twist it off like a bottle cap,,, and walk away... Before I had my chance to start,,, the Rider just asked,,,
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so,,, lets just go get that piece of Pie...
I had Pecan,,, with Ice Cream,,, very good pie even if I say so myself...
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Old 09-06-2008, 08:44 AM   #8
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I just went to the hardware store and picked up a 20mm long M2 screw and ran about 4 nuts all the way up on it (for grip), a little loctite.
Credit for that goes to another Advrider who posted it elsewhere
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Old 09-06-2008, 08:53 AM   #9
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This screw is not,,, a Security Screw in the sense that it will prevent thief... It's 91.7% reason to exist is to keep the Zumo from falling off the bike when you hit a big bump...
So why such a unique screw head design that requires a "special tool"?

Why not go with something a little bit more common...IE: phillips head (or even better: a THUMB screw)??

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Old 09-06-2008, 12:36 PM   #10
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I just went to the hardware store and picked up a 20mm long M2 screw and ran about 4 nuts all the way up on it (for grip), a little loctite.
Credit for that goes to another Advrider who posted it elsewhere
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Old 09-06-2008, 01:03 PM   #11
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So why such a unique screw head design that requires a "special tool"?

Why not go with something a little bit more common...IE: phillips head (or even better: a THUMB screw)??

To give the illusion of security or to secure against the casual thief. Of course, the ram mount should have come with a locking feature if they wanted it semi-secure.
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Old 09-06-2008, 01:07 PM   #12
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Old 09-06-2008, 01:33 PM   #13
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I can't see how the primary reason for the screw would be to keep the latch closed on bumps. I've never used the screw and have had no problem at all with retention, granted on the road. But I haven't heard any off-roaders say they have either. That said, I like the thumb knurl, would prefer it was black and a bit shorter though. It would at least take a thief another 15 seconds to figure it out and unscrew it. The factory screw is just too inconvenient to undo to take the unit in at night.
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Old 09-06-2008, 01:59 PM   #14
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Old 09-06-2008, 02:50 PM   #15
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