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Old 03-31-2014, 03:37 AM   #1
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1200GS Garmin GPS repeatedly powers off/on

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On my 2005 1200 GS, I use a car-based Garmin GPS, that I power through the BMW accessory plug. While riding, it will often power-off and then back on. I use this GPS in many cars regularly and never experience this issue--only on the motorbike. I thought it might be related to RPM falling off when I shift or slow and then, perhaps, a corresponding voltage drop, but that does not seem to be the case. I searched the forum for similar issues, but did not find anything that seemed to match.

Any ideas? Is there a (simple) mod that can be done to fix?

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Old 03-31-2014, 03:39 AM   #2
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ive had these issues with my zumo 220 on my single F650GS...problem was a wobbly cable in combination with the engine vibration that made it loose contact from time to time...check the cabling id say
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Old 03-31-2014, 07:29 AM   #3
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On my 2005 1200 GS, I use a car-based Garmin GPS, that I power through the BMW accessory plug. While riding, it will often power-off and then back on. I use this GPS in many cars regularly and never experience this issue--only on the motorbike. I thought it might be related to RPM falling off when I shift or slow and then, perhaps, a corresponding voltage drop, but that does not seem to be the case. I searched the forum for similar issues, but did not find anything that seemed to match.

Any ideas? Is there a (simple) mod that can be done to fix?

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Old 03-31-2014, 07:17 PM   #4
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Check the voltage requirements of your GPS or the connections.
Its either an intermittent connection or its tripping the ZFE(central electrics,some people incorrectly call this the can bus)

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