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Old 02-18-2013, 01:31 PM   #1
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What GPS setup for my beloved 950

Hi.
I have to take the tanks off to locate an oil leak...so I might as well install
a GPS device for a ride around Morocco in June. I've never used one before
and have read that the Garmin Zumo's are pretty good?? Is it easy enough to
connect it from the dash above the instrument panel. And where to (battery?),
and by what route does the caballing go? Any help here would be great as I'm
not good with gadgets.
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Old 02-18-2013, 02:23 PM   #2
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I used a ram mount screwed on the dashboard, the cable can go through between the turbulence-generator and the dashboard as long as you trim the rubber edge a little.




Interestingly, you then end up right at the accessory connectors. Take the switched one and bob's your mother's brother. I defenitely prefer the zumo over other GPS devices but there's some debate there.
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:27 PM   #3
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I used a ram mount screwed on the dashboard,



what bracket did you use under the ram mount? or is it just screwed to the plastic?
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:53 AM   #4
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That plastic is pretty sturdy, just a spacer and a nut do the job just fine :)
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what bracket did you use under the ram mount? or is it just screwed to the plastic?

Agreed - the plastic dash is strong enough to hold the Zumo in a ram mount. I had this same setup on my 08, and now my 11. Get the three holed Ram ball base and it ain't going anywhere. Very little vibration as well. I just thread/smash the wire between the dash and the windscreen so I can easily transfer the whole powered mount to my XR.

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Old 02-20-2013, 12:59 PM   #6
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What GPS setup for my beloved 950

What is a turbulence-generator!? and where is it located?
I like the idea of mounting the GPS on the dash as it makes it easier to see.

Does anyone know if I can get a free topo GPS map download of Morocco and
then transfer it from a Mac...I'm a bit new to all this. Is it fairly straight forward.
Otherwise I suppose Garmin require more dosh off me.

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Old 02-20-2013, 01:42 PM   #7
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I believe that "turbulence generator" is code for the Adventure's windscreen
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