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Old 03-21-2010, 03:08 PM   #151
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I just got a Zumo 660 and in a couple of days I will mount it to my 8GS. The power cable between the motorcycle battery and the GPS unit is too long.

What would be a good way to hide this long cable on the 650GS or 800GS? Any good ideas?

Maybe it is better to give the unit power from the BMW original power outlet to the left of the ignition key?
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Old 03-25-2010, 01:45 PM   #152
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I just got a Zumo 660 and in a couple of days I will mount it to my 8GS. The power cable between the motorcycle battery and the GPS unit is too long.

What would be a good way to hide this long cable on the 650GS or 800GS? Any good ideas?

Maybe it is better to give the unit power from the BMW original power outlet to the left of the ignition key?
I've got the Zumo 660 and I wired it directly to the battery. If you do much off-road riding, you will get tired of the unit powering on and off every time you shut down the bike (unless you manually choose to switch to internal battery power each time). Turning the unit off and on also creates a new track, which may not be what you want either. There isn't any drawback of having the cradle "hot" all of the time that I've found.

The extra cabling that comes with the cradle is a PITA, but I just bundled it up with a couple of zip ties and stashed it behind the battery.
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Old 03-26-2010, 04:01 PM   #153
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Thank you. As I remembered there were no space close to the battery, but I found some space for the cable beside the batter.

I recently had a 60CSx on my bike. It kept turning off sometimes. The 660 seems like a good unit, for example very fast calculation.

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Old 06-24-2010, 05:43 AM   #154
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Of course everyone has seen this pretty basic setup, but I'm really pleased with it, RAM mount with the short arm and TT mount (even though my butt hurt a little after paying the toys TT fee). The fact that it locks is pretty worthless if you don't get the extra RAM locking nut (because then if you locked the TT mount, someone could still come up and undo your mount and walk off with it). But the TT does ensure the mount won't be the weak point that gives in the event of... something... But I really like the RAM mount, being able to put the garmin at any angle at any place on the bars. Works out nicely.

How does the RAM mount connect to the TT mount?
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Old 06-24-2010, 02:23 PM   #155
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Garmin GPS map 478. Love it.

Hey, what features do you use on the 478 that are different from the 276C? I've got a 276C and I can't think of anything else I want it to do, already has a ton of awesome features... I guess you could hook up a sonar to it while doing water crossings?
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Old 06-24-2010, 05:42 PM   #156
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I own both units.
478 does XM and weather forcasts and overlays. Mine isnt sticking out there just begging to be taken off though.
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Old 06-24-2010, 06:09 PM   #157
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I seem to get lousy XM reception in Massachusetts and Vermont.







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Old 06-29-2010, 08:05 PM   #158
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Question Do you remove your GPS when you park the bike?

I have a RAM mount for my GPS, a Nuvi 550. I don't feel comfortable just leaving it on the bike when I go into a resturant, etc. because it can be removed so easily.

Except for those who have a Touratech mount, which is the only option that I know that securely locks the GPS on the bike, do you feel comfortable leaving your GPS on the bike when you park the bike and walk away for a period of time?
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Old 06-30-2010, 04:57 AM   #159
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I use the Garmin Oregon 450t in a lockable TT RAM mount.




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Old 06-30-2010, 01:23 PM   #160
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I have a RAM mount for my GPS, a Nuvi 550. I don't feel comfortable just leaving it on the bike when I go into a resturant, etc. because it can be removed so easily.

This is my first line of defense. If I have to stop to pee or run into a mart.


If I'm in a resturant I put my full face helmet over the gps, fits just right ,and I have a gun cable lock that locks the helmet to the bars goes over the chin part.

If I'm at a motel everything comes off and inside with me.

Nothing is going to protect it if someone really wants it.
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Old 07-10-2010, 12:22 PM   #161
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Has anyone mounted a Zumo 660/5 to the horizontal bar (center) on the BMW touring screen support?
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Old 07-12-2010, 09:24 PM   #162
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Here's my setup. Zumo 660, TT mount attached to the bars with a Techmount handlebar mount.

I'm very pleased with this configuration. It has held up over hundreds of off road miles. It's inboard and away from the crash zone, and leaves a clear view of the the instruments.



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Old 07-14-2010, 08:50 AM   #163
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crappy pic but you get the idea



Garmin 765T in a Ram cradle attached to a SW-Motech GPS mount.
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Old 07-14-2010, 10:02 AM   #164
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Has anyone mounted a Zumo 660/5 to the horizontal bar (center) on the BMW touring screen support?
I don't know about you but I'm not real confident in the strength of the BMW Touring Screen's support bar. Also, there's not a lot of clearance between the screen and the bar to mount anything. I only gave it a half-a-thought since my touring screen is only used for the colder months. For me, that's only ~3 months out of the year...if that.

Waino's setup looks super sharp. I might have to consider that for my secondary GPS mount.

Speaking of secondary GPS mounts: anybody got a used TT Garmin 60 series mount... preferably locking that they aren't using anymore???
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Old 08-12-2010, 01:08 AM   #165
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Garmin 60Csx

Hi
I have just got myself a 60Csx and am wondering about how to power it on my F800GS. Is it best to connect straight to the batterie or via the CANbus?

Also the connector between the airbox and the key (under the fake tank), is it a CANbus connector?

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