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Old 11-29-2008, 09:53 PM   #46
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Even so I wouldn't sit there like a shag on a rock, waiting to be punched up the arse into next week by the next negligent drongo who happens to come along.
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Old 11-29-2008, 10:11 PM   #47
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Better to just replace it with something easier to remove and pocket the Zumo when you leave the bike.
YES!! Definitely in the pocket!
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Old 11-29-2008, 10:17 PM   #48
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Here's another source for the Zumo security screw with a knurled top. A guy on the ST-owners forum machined up a bunch of these (no connection, just passing on the info).

Only $5 each and pretty nice looking.

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I ordered 2 .... Looks like the way to go. Nice finishing and not horribly expensive.
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Old 12-21-2008, 12:29 PM   #49
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Thumb in under 5 seconds

Bought a security screw for $1.25 at my local hardware store

PROJECT:
got a M2, 20mm length screw, lock-tited four nuts on the end

and I'm in business fellow riders

time unscrewing?
less than 5 seconds and yeah, that would be WITH my gloves on!!

No more frustrations, time-a-savin' and off I gooooooooooono more security screwing for me!!

Cheers

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Old 12-21-2008, 01:57 PM   #50
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Bought a security screw for $1.25 at my local hardware store

PROJECT:
got a M2, 20mm length screw, lock-tited four nuts on the end

and I'm in business fellow riders

time unscrewing?
less than 5 seconds and yeah, that would be WITH my gloves on!!

No more frustrations, time-a-savin' and off I gooooooooooono more security screwing for me!!

Cheers

I did the same thing. You can also add a cable tether between the nuts on your replacement bolt (aka dummy cord) to keep it from being lost.
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Old 12-29-2008, 08:12 AM   #51
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That's what I thought. if it weren't for the fact that the entire unit can be so easily removed from the RAM mount, this screw would be a GREAT idea, IMO. Not HIGH security, but certainly a deterrent to stop someone from quickly snatching the GPS when you were away from it for a few min...

Seems like this screw is a common point among the reviews I'm reading.

Still LOVE my Zumo so far, despite this minor "oversite"!

Off to buy a couple thumbscrews to replace the factory DUMBscrew...
Not designed for theft prevention, just a safety to keep the mount from opening while riding and having the ZUMO fall out. Put the GPS in your pocket when eating or gassing up. As mentioned, if someone really wants it, all they have to do is remove the RAM ball screw. Terribly designed screw tho ...
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Old 03-12-2009, 05:57 AM   #52
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Mount lock recommendations?

Does anyone have any recommendations as to a locking device for the mount itself? Unfortunately, I have to leave my bike in a public garage at night and would love to be able to leave my Zumo mount/cradle on the bike rather than unplug and remove it each time.

I did find this lock on the Garmin's website, but it has no product description. Any ideas?

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=8129#

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Old 03-12-2009, 10:16 AM   #53
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I just got one of the those locking knobs and it replaces the thumb screw that tightens the ram arm to the ram balls. Works good but it's pretty big so, depending on where you have your zumo mounted on your dash, it can create clearance issues and adjustments may be necessary. I decided to go with that so I can leave the mount on when I stop at restaurants and such if I'm out traveling because I've never liked the idea of leaving a ~$100 mount just sitting out on the bike free for the taking!

Obviously it offers no security for the actual zumo, so you'd still need to take that with you but it does keep the mount on the bike. I suppose a determined thief could simply unbolt the screws that hold the cradle to the ram ball plate and walk off with the cradle but, it would certainly require more effort than most thieves like to invest.
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Old 03-14-2009, 06:33 AM   #54
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Originally Posted by ravenranger
Here's another source for the Zumo security screw with a knurled top. A guy on the ST-owners forum machined up a bunch of these (no connection, just passing on the info).

Only $5 each and pretty nice looking.

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Has anyone ordered from this link recently? Just wondering if this guy is still supplying the product for $5?

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Old 04-30-2009, 06:12 PM   #55
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Is the security screw hard to remove? The TT mount says it needs to be gone in order for it to work
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Old 05-01-2009, 01:21 AM   #56
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Yes...that link should still work. And no...the screw is not hard to remove.
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Old 05-03-2009, 08:12 PM   #57
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Yes...that link should still work.
Thanks, finally ordered mine.
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Old 07-21-2009, 05:26 PM   #58
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Anybody know where I can get the actual screwdriver itself? Garmin doesn't seem to sell the security scerwdriver and I've lost mine somewhere...
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Old 07-21-2009, 05:51 PM   #59
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I have several. Send me a PM.
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Old 07-28-2009, 10:14 AM   #60
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PM sent. (need cap for screwdriver)
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