BMW Navigator II mount help

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by Ashes, Dec 19, 2007.

  1. Ashes

    Ashes Been here awhile

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    I've managed to pick up a pretty cheap BMW Mottorad Nav II. Cheap because it didn't come with much mounting gear.

    What I've basically got is
    - BMW Nav II (garmin 2610)
    - BMW mounting cradle with the buttons on the left hand side
    - A external antenna
    - Instruction manual
    - A 12v car/BMW power plug
    - A small mount which is basically a square plate with 4 holes to attach to the mount cradle that has a round plate (about 1" in diameter at the other end)

    What I'd like to do is be able to use the Nav unit on my bike (r1200gs) and in the car.
    Some questions..

    Any ideas on what I should buy to do this?

    - Is there a reasonable RAM mount that will attach to the mounting cradle for the bike or would I be better of getting the handebar direct mount?
    - What mount works best in the car (eg. beanbag) and what would I need to mount it/to in the beanbag?

    - Anyone have a dead 2610/BMW Nav II that they don't need the mounting gear for anymore?

    thanks
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  2. White Knuckles

    White Knuckles Insufficient memory

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    I used the BMW mount (now mounting a BMW Zumo) on my GS. Advantages over the RAM are: It doesn't move when you hit a bump; It is not easily stolen; It is positioned just right. The beanbag mount work well in the car; it attaches to the round thing on the bottom of the Nav II. BMW sells a power cable that connects to a receptacle near the steering head. This powers off the GPS when you shut off so I wired directly to the battery.
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  3. Ashes

    Ashes Been here awhile

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    By the BMW mount do you mean the simple mount that screws to the back of the cradle and then onto the handlebar bolts (using replacement bolts)?
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