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Old 12-06-2011, 08:10 AM   #256
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putting the new Montana on the GS



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Old 12-06-2011, 08:18 AM   #257
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Old 12-06-2011, 08:43 AM   #258
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I had a nuvi 550 and was thinking of connecting it to the accessory socket.
Question is can i just hard wire the usb cable to a dim socket that i bought and connect to my nuvi?
I know that the socket is running on 12v, will my gps get spoil?
Oh yes. If you put 12 volts into your usb connection, you'll spoil it for sure. Get the right cable and mounting kit and connect that to your battery:



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Old 12-06-2011, 08:51 AM   #259
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putting the new Montana on the GS


Nice setup. Do you experience any glare issues in direct sunlight with the Montana?
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:54 AM   #260
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Nice setup. Do you experience any glare issues in direct sunlight with the Montana?
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Looks nice!

I assume Montana is happy with 12 volts..?
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Old 12-06-2011, 10:15 AM   #261
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Looks nice!

I assume Montana is happy with 12 volts..?
Assuming it's cabled to the motorcycle power setup then yes, if it's plugged in via USB then it's a 5v+ connection.

"A regular USB port has four pins: two for 5V DC power (with a tolerance of 5%) and ground, and two for data. The maximum current available is 500mA."
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Old 12-06-2011, 11:18 AM   #262
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Oh yes. If you put 12 volts into your usb connection, you'll spoil it for sure. Get the right cable and mounting kit and connect that to your battery:



Click the image above to see the details.
Thanks for the info!

So, I need to get the kit and wire it to a dim plug, then plug into the socket beside the key?
I don't want to directly connect to the battery!
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Old 12-06-2011, 11:29 AM   #263
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I've been thinking of doing something similar. Is the GPS theft proof? Will you post a pic of the windscreen from the front?
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Old 12-06-2011, 04:14 PM   #264
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Yes, the mount is THEFT RESISTANT, just like the BMW nav's it uses a security torx to "unlock" the mount. Not that I trust it. GPS goes in the tankbag at stops.

The montana has a far better screen than my old NAV2 did, no problem in the sun.

Here is a pic of the fairing....

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Old 12-06-2011, 04:19 PM   #265
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Thanks for the info!

So, I need to get the kit and wire it to a dim plug, then plug into the socket beside the key?
I don't want to directly connect to the battery!
I have a cable with a molded SAE plug off my battery to plug a Battery Tender into, and put the equivalent molded end on one of those usb cables and that way I can remove the usb cable if I need to use the charger.

Works well for both applications.
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Old 12-28-2011, 05:22 AM   #266
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Garmin Zumo GPS wiring to a F800GS

So let me get this right. If i use the standard cables provided with the gps i'll drain the battery.If i use the BMW CANBUS harness i'll drain the battery.Hmm....
Now, i am 100% sure there is someone out there who has the minimal electrical knowledge to help us all in this hot debate.
I just ordered a Zumo 220 and refrained from ordering any other cables because the discussion is still at a standstill.
I am 'electrically-challenged', that is. Personally, i still don't understand why BMW has their own 'special' 12V plug. Maybe cause they want people NOT to use it? Anyway, i don't wanna use that.

I want my Garmin Zumo 220 to cut off electrically when i switch off the bike, and to power itself when i start it. What do i need for that little 'miracle' to happen? Does the standard cable provide that 'miracle'?

Also, veryt important question: TT claims they modifiy their GPS products for the 'rough and tough'. They say that having a battery inside the GPS unit can cause damage in the long run, in extreme conditions, so they advise to only use cable power. Is that correct? Is it advisable? How do you do it?

BTW, does anyone know if you can personalize the start-up picture of the Zumo 220? with the BMW logo i mean.

Thanks,

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Old 12-28-2011, 01:21 PM   #267
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Here is mine Zumo 660.






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Old 12-28-2011, 01:29 PM   #268
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Here is mine Zumo 660.






Hey opas!!
Off subject, but...
Do i see a TT saddle lying around in your man cave? I so, three question:
1. Is it the low version?
2. Is it confortable?
3. Is it for sale?
And
4. If it's not for sale, do you have a oem low version for sale?
Trying my luck.
Thanks!
Btw, cool setup you got there!!
Two wheels down,
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Old 12-28-2011, 02:08 PM   #269
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Hey opas!!
Off subject, but...
Do i see a TT saddle lying around in your man cave? I so, three question:
1. Is it the low version?
2. Is it confortable?
3. Is it for sale?
And
4. If it's not for sale, do you have a oem low version for sale?
Trying my luck.
Thanks!
Btw, cool setup you got there!!
Two wheels down,
Mihai


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Thanks!
Touratech saddle is a standard height and I think it is comfortable for a day trip of 860km.
I think the saddle shape of the ass as the miles roll.
It is unfortunately not for sale and the original saddle is also standard height.

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Old 01-02-2012, 12:56 AM   #270
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I use a Rhino mount and Garmin Etrex that I purchased in 2001. That mo fo has been to hell and back, down to 300+feet in a deep water dive in the south pacific, Indo-China, Sahara, the list goes on. The gift that keeps on giving.

-> not only does it do the job but it was paid off 10 years ago...didn't spend a cent to put it on the F8.

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