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Old 11-05-2011, 12:56 PM   #241
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Can you please explain how did you assembled the zumo 660 on the dashboard?
Does it have any "anti-theft" device?
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Old 11-05-2011, 03:26 PM   #242
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Can you please explain how did you assembled the zumo 660 on the dashboard?
Does it have any "anti-theft" device?
Thanks
Not sure how that particular one is fitted, but basically there are 2 choices, both of which are very straightforward. The first is to just bolt your plastic Garmin cradle to the ABS 'perch' , but this does mean that you need to remove it for security.

The second is to 'invest' in the TT lockable cradle and bolt that to the dashboard and then you are secure.

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Old 11-05-2011, 03:54 PM   #243
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Hi, Ian.
Is the ABS strong enough? I was thinking if there was some kind of rigid bar behind the plastic dashboard. I mean, the TT lockable craddle plus the GPS unit have a considerable weight. I sure don't want to have a cracked dashboard after a couple of rough trails out there...

Another question: will it fit with this TT headlight protector?



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Old 11-05-2011, 06:06 PM   #244
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Hi, Ian.
Is the ABS strong enough? I was thinking if there was some kind of rigid bar behind the plastic dashboard. I mean, the TT lockable craddle plus the GPS unit have a considerable weight. I sure don't want to have a cracked dashboard after a couple of rough trails out there...

Another question: will it fit with this TT headlight protector?



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The dash is easily strong enough for the TT cradle and the GPS. The dash itself is a structural part of the mounting going right back to the headstock to help support the flimsy plastic BMW screen mount.

I've seen several photos of the light guard with the Mirage, but I'm not sure whether they had to modify anything to make it fit. Perhaps someone who has one can comment here for you.

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Old 11-06-2011, 03:43 AM   #245
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ok.
Thanks, Ian.
I'll probably ask santa for a Mirage 2 this Xmas.
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Old 11-06-2011, 09:05 AM   #246
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ok.
Thanks, Ian.
I'll probably ask santa for a Mirage 2 this Xmas.
Santa can be very kind.
Not sure whether you have seen our updated website yet, but it also includes the new Mirage 2 'options' of a tinted screen and also an option to have a colourmatched fairing to the bikes OEM paint.
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Old 11-13-2011, 10:13 AM   #247
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The dash is easily strong enough for the TT cradle and the GPS. The dash itself is a structural part of the mounting going right back to the headstock to help support the flimsy plastic BMW screen mount.

I've seen several photos of the light guard with the Mirage, but I'm not sure whether they had to modify anything to make it fit. Perhaps someone who has one can comment here for you.

Ian
I can chime in..
I have a TT grille / headlight protector with my Mirage setup and I did modify it a bit.



The tip of the Mirage came about 1 to 2mm close to the grille...too close for me not to worry about it. So I just cut of one "wire" to make extra room. You should be able to see the "mod" in the picture. The red wires are kinda pointing exactly towards the modified spot.
(no Mirage in the picture)

Cheers!

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Old 11-20-2011, 11:52 AM   #248
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Hi
Can you please explain how did you assembled the zumo 660 on the dashboard?
Does it have any "anti-theft" device?
Thanks
Sorry tvaranda, haven't visited this thread for a while.

As Ian said, I simply bolted it to the ABS perch. No security device, I take it with me when I get off the bike.

It's a really good idea IMO (on an F8GS, anyway) to try and mount the 660 so it's tipped more vertically. The screen material is such that it completely washes out when the sun is behind you. To be clear, it's not the fault of the fairing, it's Garmins ridiculous screen coating. By way of comparison, the gauges on the bike were completely legible in the same scenario.
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Old 11-21-2011, 04:37 AM   #249
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ok, thank you all for the help.
I agree with you, the Zumo 660 screen coating does a nasty job.
The Mirage 2 has been ordered by Santa.
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Old 12-11-2011, 08:34 AM   #250
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My Mirage 2

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Old 12-11-2011, 01:58 PM   #251
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Nice!
What's the switch for? Auxilliary lights?
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Old 12-12-2011, 10:37 AM   #252
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Nice!
What's the switch for? Auxilliary lights?
Thank you! Yes that is correct, it is the switch for auxilliary light. Considering a slightly nicer switch yes
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Old 12-12-2011, 12:31 PM   #253
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Please don't! It looks great
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Old 01-05-2012, 09:22 AM   #254
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Wink Mirage II color options?

Anybody who's tried the white color in the Mirage II found it to be a close match to the stock BMW Alpine white? Otherwise it's a $95 option to get a color matched white, eh? Thanks
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Old 01-05-2012, 02:55 PM   #255
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I wish there was a thread for things like that.



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So I got her installed, and she's REAL purty...



Cying out for the Zumo, heat troller and light switches...



Really looks good, thanks Ian.
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Anybody who's tried the white color in the Mirage II found it to be a close match to the stock BMW Alpine white? Otherwise it's a $95 option to get a color matched white, eh? Thanks
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