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Old 07-28-2007, 02:27 PM   #16
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I'm using the little knurled screw made by a guy that posts under the name ECM on the zumo forum.

It's cheap and it works - no more BS screwdriver.
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Old 07-28-2007, 02:52 PM   #17
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I'm using the little knurled screw made by a guy that posts under the name ECM on the zumo forum.

It's cheap and it works - no more BS screwdriver.
Here too, I ordered 2 just in the event of, what screw driver? Ahhh life is good!
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Old 07-28-2007, 03:26 PM   #18
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Here too, I ordered 2 just in the event of, what screw driver? Ahhh life is good!
I just orderd two more. Spacewife has a zumo now for the F800 and her RT and she had screw envy
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Old 07-28-2007, 03:48 PM   #19
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Or should I just forget it and get the TT zumo mount?

Thanks
What is this TT mount? Got a link?
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Old 07-28-2007, 03:57 PM   #20
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What is this TT mount? Got a link?
Touratech - you got the money honey, they gots the bling.
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Old 07-28-2007, 04:23 PM   #21
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Touratech - you got the money honey, they gots the bling.
I should have *not* asked. I like too many shiny things.
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Old 07-28-2007, 04:45 PM   #22
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I'm not up for paying $9.50 for a screw.
Anyone know if it's a standard #2-56 thread or 1.6mm?
Didn't see this answered, so here's what I did:

Went to the local hardware store and picked up a M2 screw, 20mm long plus 4 nuts for it (the nuts provide a bit more grip). Blue Loc-tite on the nuts and I now have a replacement security screw.

Think the whole thing cost $1.25.
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Old 07-28-2007, 05:27 PM   #23
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Didn't see this answered, so here's what I did:

Went to the local hardware store and picked up a M2 screw, 20mm long plus 4 nuts for it (the nuts provide a bit more grip). Blue Loc-tite on the nuts and I now have a replacement security screw.

Think the whole thing cost $1.25.
Pennytech at it's best

I might give this a shot.
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Old 07-29-2007, 01:56 PM   #24
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Re: TT mount

Well, I've had the Zumo installed a few hours now using the stock hardware. Did buy a narrower U bolt at the hardware store so it would fit better on the upper windshield bar on my 07 Adventure.

While I really like the Zumo, the stock RAM mount just seems really cheesy. I suppose I could get the locking RAM knob and the thumbscrew, but now I'm leaning towards the TT mount despite my earlier concerns over it.

What's pushing me in that direction is that it is more secure than the stock unit, but most of all it is quick in and quick out without fumbling with a screw. I can just use the key to remove it at the office every day and the TT is likely secure enough for a quick run into a fast food joint or gas station.

Any of you out there got pics of the TT mounted on your 1200 GS Adventure using the Adv adapter brackets that TT sells? I like these as it puts the unit out closer to me.

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Old 07-29-2007, 07:38 PM   #25
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Well mine is not on a GS, but the end result is the same. I feel comfortable going in to the store at the gas station to get a gatorade while leaving my Zumo on the bike.

But the best part is that I can easily get it off when I get to work and quickly get it on for my ride home.
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Old 07-29-2007, 07:55 PM   #26
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Funny though, I ordered mine and got it. On my way out to the garage to install it, I dropped it in the yard and lost it!!!
That sounds like something I would do. I am real bad with small parts. Its a good thing that my wife is real good at finding the little things that I drop.

BTW, I find the Garmin mount to work perfectly for my needs. I have no trouble with the security screw.
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Old 07-30-2007, 07:54 AM   #27
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Didn't see this answered, so here's what I did:

Went to the local hardware store and picked up a M2 screw, 20mm long plus 4 nuts for it (the nuts provide a bit more grip). Blue Loc-tite on the nuts and I now have a replacement security screw.

Think the whole thing cost $1.25.
You are my hero, and I don't even own a KLR anymore!

Doesn't seem like they make 2mm thumbscrews - they must make a socket head cap screw, tough.

Haven't found a source yet for small stainless steel metric screws, although for M5 and up
http://www.loosescrews.com has a lot. I replaced all the screws on the KLR with stainless steel socket head cap screws.
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Old 07-31-2007, 05:46 AM   #28
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Doesn't seem like they make 2mm thumbscrews - they must make a socket head cap screw, tough..
I went to my friendly neighborhood hardware store (family-owned), the type where the floors are wood and creak, and they actually have barrels of nails. I did have to ask somebody about the small metric screw size (the bin was "hidden" on the lowest level and not located where the other metric bolts were.

The item *is* a screw - no cap-head versions that I know of or found. That's why several (I used 4) nuts are good to provide a grip. HTH.
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Old 08-01-2007, 04:57 PM   #29
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Wacky Garmin support response

Called Garmin today when I found that the security screw in my replacement m/c mount had no effect when tightened. The flip release operated with or without the security screw in place. I can feel no resistance with the screw in place.

Garmin's support response: You have the redesigned cradle. The security screw is no longer needed, as the overcenter latch has been redesigned and strengthened. Documentation will be updated.

WTF?!

I went to the local hobby shop and purchased a few M2x14mm socket head screws. Using these new screws also had absolutely no securing effect on the release tab. It pops up screwed or not.

Guess I'll play Garmin support roulette again tomorrow.

In the mean time, pennytech drove me to stick a piece of self-adhering Velcro loop tape on the top surface of the flip release. A length of hook Velcro lets me lock down the release tab tres secure and release it with no hassle or delay. I actually like the Velcro 'safety' a lot more than the screw. Security, what there was of it with the screw locking the tab, is no issue, as I have all electronics consolidated in a low profile RKA tank bag. 3 strap clicks and a pull on the BMW power plug. Thanks for riding with us. Buhbye now!!

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Old 08-03-2007, 01:18 PM   #30
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Didn't see this answered, so here's what I did:

Went to the local hardware store and picked up a M2 screw, 20mm long plus 4 nuts for it (the nuts provide a bit more grip). Blue Loc-tite on the nuts and I now have a replacement security screw.

Think the whole thing cost $1.25.
Where did you find an M2 screw? Home Depot doesn't go smaller than M4.
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