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Old 02-04-2010, 07:12 PM   #136
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Old 02-04-2010, 07:27 PM   #137
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I've been looking at that case too, cug. But what's scared me off so far is the iPhone's hypersensitive moisture sensor (DAMHIK), and the lack of any vibration dampening.
I'd be afraid of those things too, but I don't get all too much vibration on the bike as I'm doing street riding only (really bad streets or hard dirt quite often though, that why I like the F8GS).

The moisture sensor in my phone has probably already triggered as I carry the iPhone in the front pocket of my jeans when bicycling to work and back.
And that really doesn't mean I don't care of the phone! I do, but this particular point is just something where it needs to withstand my habits. It's also not my private phone but the emergency cell I got from my employer so it needs to be able to take some beating as I'm supposed to carry it wherever I can.

As far as I know an iPhone can handle quite some shaking, but probably isn't build as tough as one of those rough Garmins.

The case itself is completely rubber sealed, so I think the phone is safer there than in my jeans pocket. Also, the F8GS a not too bad suspension so the hits it gets in my usage will be not too hard. If I ever ride real off road, I'd probably put the phone in the tank bag with some cushioning.
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Old 02-04-2010, 08:13 PM   #138
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Garmin nuvi 200 on and f800 gs

Have not posted for a while and just found this thread again while searching for GPS on 800gs. Here is a shot of an F800GS with a little nuvi 200 from garmin, its not the best GPS for a BMW 800GS but does not look to bad:





Only added 2 pics but you can see some more videos and pictures of both the GPS and F800GS here
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Old 02-12-2010, 02:39 PM   #139
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STBOB - what do you think about the BMW mount? I have a Zumo 660 using the included RAM mount, but I like the cleaner look of the BMW mount.

Can you post some close up photos of the BMW mount?

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Up till now, i've been using a garmin etrex vista cx handheld, a great little gps, but even mounted, its tough for me to see the screen while moving. Recently i saw the 2010 f800gs set up with a bmw motorrad navigator IV gps (garmin zumo 660 w/cradle), now i've got one on my 2009...


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Old 02-16-2010, 05:45 PM   #140
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STBOB - what do you think about the BMW mount? I have a Zumo 660 using the included RAM mount, but I like the cleaner look of the BMW mount.
Can you post some close up photos of the BMW mount?
Thanks
My main reason for getting it was the cleaner look. I ride mostly street. On the street and tame dirt roads, it has been doing just fine for the last several hundred miles. Riding hard on rougher roads & trails, you might be better off with one of the erector set type mounts...

This mount doesn't have a keyed lock either, so you've got to make sure to take the gps unit off whenever the bike is unattended. Not a trade off for me, i'd rather take the unit out of the mount and lock it away in my trunk or take with me rather than find someone broke the mount completly to get at the gps or deal with a frozen, seized up lock...

Note: In my original post, i lost the dust cover, not sure if it fell off while riding or was stolen while the bike was parked. I've since replaced the cover and have had no problems...













These next two pictures are of a 2010 f800 that was at the nyc javits center international motorcycle show this past january...


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Old 02-16-2010, 09:28 PM   #141
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Thanks for that last set of pics. I like that mount system.
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Old 02-17-2010, 07:05 AM   #142
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Thanks for all the great pics STBOB.... That is exactly what I was looking for. The BMW mount is really clean - I am definitely going that direction.

Like you, I main plan on riding street and tame dirt roads... this mount should be just fine.

Thanks Again!

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My main reason for getting it was the cleaner look. I ride mostly street. On the street and tame dirt roads, it has been doing just fine for the last several hundred miles. Riding hard on rougher roads & trails, you might be better off with one of the erector set type mounts...

This mount doesn't have a keyed lock either, so you've got to make sure to take the gps unit off whenever the bike is unattended. Not a trade off for me, i'd rather take the unit out of the mount and lock it away in my trunk or take with me rather than find someone broke the mount completly to get at the gps or deal with a frozen, seized up lock...
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Old 02-17-2010, 09:19 AM   #143
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Old 02-18-2010, 05:27 PM   #144
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Old 02-28-2010, 10:20 PM   #145
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Old 03-01-2010, 08:28 PM   #146
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Garmin 1490

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Old 03-03-2010, 10:30 PM   #147
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Just got my Nuvi 550 on it....... I fabbed the brackets from SS plate and SS 1/2 inch tubing.......I can`t weld if my life depends on it...... But I`m lethal with a grinder.....

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Old 03-06-2010, 07:44 PM   #148
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Garmin GPS map 478. Love it.

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Old 03-11-2010, 05:30 PM   #149
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What is the the 1490 mounted in? is that a Ram mount?
How well does it work on the road?
I have a 1490 in my truck, works great there. I like the idea of using on the bike too
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Old 03-13-2010, 08:31 AM   #150
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Garmin GPS map 478. Love it.

Man is that begging to get knocked off. I'd tuck that baby in a little if I were you.
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