BMW Navigator V on GSW

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by labenske, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. OzOldrider

    OzOldrider Been here awhile

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    LoL

    The NavV just wasn't available from dealers out here until recently and the price was over the top as usual for Australia. I think the price now is around $1200.00 now, I was tolled $1400.00 by one dealer back in November .don't know what the map deal is someone should tell us soon. :D

    Bill
  2. Bails

    Bails Been here awhile

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    I am tied of being Bum Raped by BMW . Although I decided to help my son do an oil change on his Ninga 300. Kawasaki Chinese oil filter $27.00 , 4 litres oil $69.00 Al washer $3.00. Next change using non OME will be a 3rd of the price. Really we must look like idiots in Australia paying nearly more than double for most of our stuff especially when there is no import taxes on motorcycles.
  3. Joachim

    Joachim Joachim

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    I'll call the Garmin helpline about the option of installing lifetime maps on internal memory. I bought the microSd card with the maps because I thought that the map software had to be the BMW one to work with their hardware. That appears to be wrong, as some people are saying that they installed maps into internal memory. Doing so allows you to install maps on both your Nav and your computer for use in Basecamp. This means that you can plan routes without having the unit plugged in to access the maps on it. For those users not using Basecamp - you are missing out on a huge advantage of having the Garmin GPS on your bike.
    Lifetime maps come on a DVD and once installed on the unit they are linked to only that unit's internal ID, ie, you can not swap them to another Garmin.
    The micro SD cards with maps can be plugged into any Garmin but can not be updated.
    There may be some cheap ebay versions available (?) from what I read above, but I assume that they can not be updated?
  4. mefly2

    mefly2 Long timer

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    As far as the grip ring and navigation on the Nav V ... what does it do besides zoom in/out - if you do not use it for music?
  5. ilmostro

    ilmostro Under Da Sea

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    Is there a way to get rid of the stupid "Main street ahead" tool bar at the top of the map?

    I know where I am, I'm not navigating and I don't care that Main street is ahead. :gerg
  6. OzOldrider

    OzOldrider Been here awhile

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    For about $20 to $30 you can get the latest maps of ebay, mine are already out of date I see but I don't use Garmin maps so don't care. :D

    Would have thought there should be a way of transferring maps from SD card to internal memory though.

    I still use map source for computer mapping,haven't come to grips yet with Basecamp.
  7. milo

    milo Been here awhile

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    It also is used to select options which are on the screen and change the display. Pretty much everything.
  8. toniguedes

    toniguedes Adventurer

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    Hello guys,

    It's almost impossible to automatically stablish a SmartPhone Link connection (Iphone 5) after upgrading my Nav V to the new firmware (2.70) ...:scratch

    I've already tried to unpair/pair the devices, but the problem persists, but sometimes it will connect if I disable/enable the bluetooth on the GPS or, in some cases, quit the SmartLink App at iphone.

    It used to work fine before upgranding...:baldy


    Anyone facing simmilar issues?:ear
  9. Kevin Dixon

    Kevin Dixon Motorrad Abenteurer

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    I gave up on it myself. It never connects automatically with any version I have used. iPhone 5 latest updates. I actually had Apple refund me for the weather and traffic app purchase since it doesn't function as advertised.
  10. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    My experience has been that whenever you do a software update, you should do a Master Reset following. You will need to redo your Bluetooth Pairing. As for automatic reconnect, that is an issue with the iPhone but a simple tap on my iPhone reconnects me to the NAV5 every time.
  11. Stlpilot

    Stlpilot n00b

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    Call comes in, I tap gps screen and call is answered fine. Call comes in and I tap phone button on src and call is answered fine. Call comes in and I say "hello" and src shuts down.

    Anyone?
  12. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    Sounds like you have a problem with the SRC-S VOX. You might reinstall the software and check for an update. Can't help much more than that--I upgraded to Sena.
  13. Stlpilot

    Stlpilot n00b

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    Possibly, but this has happened with 2 different src units...wondering if nav v is having linking issues with vox
  14. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    The SRC-S VOX code is isolated from the Pairing Connection which is on the Bluetooth side of the SRC system. VOX simply activates a "comm" connection with the controller. The fact that VOX has a problem on multiple SRC-S devices would tell me that it is an SRC-S software problem.

    I had several VOX issues, among others, with my SRC-S (Cardo) units and finally moved to something that actually works very well: Sena SMH10R.
  15. Draadwerk

    Draadwerk New guy

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    Is it possible to skip songs with the wheel?
  16. toniguedes

    toniguedes Adventurer

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    yep, just push/hold the wheel to the right :deal
  17. mefly2

    mefly2 Long timer

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    Thanks, Milo & Toni .... duh, I should read the manual again. I was very happy with the Nav V, but totally missed the options / press. It did seem like an expensive zoom; LOL. ...feel like an I D 10-T error.
  18. Dakar 4 L

    Dakar 4 L Larie

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    I am about to receive at GSWA with the Nav V with GPS prep. I too miss XM. I have an old receiver - no bluetooth. The Nav V and cradle do not appear to have any hardwired input. What to do?
    I am also considering the new Sena 20s. It has been suggested I use the SM10, plug the XM into that. The SM10 will bluetooth to the Nav V, then the Nav V will bluetooth to the Sena.
    Sound right?
  19. Joachim

    Joachim Joachim

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    I am using the Sena blue tooth transmitter to send stereo signal from old classic iPod (160GB) direct to my blue tooth helmet receiver. There is no point sending it to the Nav 5, you can only control music stored internally on the Nav5 with the handlebar remote, it will not control your XM device. The only thing that you can change with the wheel is the volume of the bluetooth transmitter in your helmet (if it is the BMW one).
  20. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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    Which one are you using, and how do you like it for this purpose?