Garmin Zumo 590LM Installed onto 2014 Adventure 1190 R

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  1. iq9

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    I just installed the brand-new 590LM onto the KTM GPS mount.

    The unit fit onto the KTM GPS mount perfectly.

    I wired it into the ACC2 connector under the power port (which you can fish out with your fingers). Everything works great. ACC2 is "switched", so the unit powers on when I turn the key, and goes into battery-mode when I turn off the key. I merely had to purchase some Male "AMP" connectors and a crimper (at Home Depot) for the GPS power cables, so they would plug into the KTM's connectors. Easy!

    A great GPS paired with a phenomenal, off-road superbike. Love my new ride!

    Let's go adventure touring!

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  2. luckychucky

    luckychucky Long timer

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    Now you have no excuse for getting lost! Maybe you can say you had a dead battery.
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  3. Igotthis

    Igotthis So Close...

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    Looks great, now you'll have a speedo that's accurate too! How is the ktm mount for vibration?
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  4. iq9

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    Ah, the speedo margin-of-error is a "known issue". I was planning on posting to find out, but you saved me a post. :D

    Yeah, I suspected speedo-accuracy issues maybe a week into ownership, when I commuted to work via highways one day. I had it pinned at 75 and people were just blowing by me. And now, testing my GPS for the first time last night, I immediately witnessed the definitive proof. Of course, the faster you go, the greater the inaccuracy.

    • 80 MPH indicated is really 74 MPH
    • 60 MPH is really 55 MPH
    • ...on so on...

    That's a pretty significant margin. I wonder why some bike manufacturers still have issues like this. My Ducati 1098 speedo was spot-on, but I do encounter other riders still reporting otherwise for certain bikes. It would seem a "solved problem" these days, with accurate electronics and modern software, but it still exists.
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  5. Somewhere Far Beyond

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    That same inaccuracy is present on the 640 and 950/990 Adventure. On those models, you could change the wheel size to 19 inch on the speedo settings and the speedo would be spot on, but the odo would then be off.

    I read somewhere that this inaccuracy is intentional and had something to do with European laws. But I don't know for sure. :confused
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  6. kag

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    Just as a cheaper option for guys.....

    I run a Bluetooth Nuvi 1490 (5" screen), the KTM plastic bracket, then a Ram plate for the Nuvi. The Nuvi snaps in is very secure and snaps very quickly out of the Ram. Added a couple of nylon washers on the back of the Ram plate so it secures well to the plastic KTM gps bracket. 6k miles or so since mounting and it has been working great. The Nuvi can be picked up for under $100 and then install a 4gb chip and update the maps for free on Garmin site. Bluetooth links very good with my U-Clear helmet device. Been through torrents of rain with it.

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  7. VonBiker

    VonBiker Work sucks and then you RIDE!

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    Kag. I like your low cost solution. Did you wire it into one of tha acc circuits?
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  8. andrewrt

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    Hi Kag

    Any chance of a picture of the set up to the KTM bracket. Just ordered the RAM Cradle.
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  9. kag

    kag Wander Lust

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    Iq9 has a very nice set up with his Zumo unit but GPS tech has come a long ways in a just a few years and refurb or used older units perform great in most situations. Specially once you upgrade the maps which is very basic and easy.

    No but I could very easily, I currently just plug it in using the accessory plug with a usb combo for my phone too. I will be stripping my bike down again next month and plan to hard wire the gps then.

    I will see what I can do
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  10. kag

    kag Wander Lust

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    I am sure there are other ways but this is how I did it. The ParaBellum shield does are great job in not only deflecting wind but protection from other issues. The U-Clear works with my Samsung phone and GPS. If the U-clear runs down too much I just plug it in also. My $10 phone mount works perfect and is very water resistant.....lots of rain rides

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  11. Xphile1999

    Xphile1999 Adventurer

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    I have the 590lm with the touratech mount and locking cradle on my 1190 r. Great unit, but the mount vibrates a lot and I believe it hits the screen when I hit a bump in the road. The locking mount doesn't look as secure as I expected, but I may have an idea to help with that.

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  12. JHpowderhound

    JHpowderhound Been here awhile

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    I have the Touratech mount as well and it does bounce around a lot. I am looking to add a stiffener that would connect the bar on the mount to the screws below it where I believe the KTM mount connects. If you have a solution let me know.

    Eric
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  13. R&R4adv

    R&R4adv Been here awhile

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    I have the same nuvi but it won't connect to my scala helmet unit
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  14. andrewrt

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    Cheers Kag much appreciated, great info.:beer
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  15. kurt1305

    kurt1305 Been here awhile

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    Where did you hide that huge bundle of wires connected to the 590LM power cradle?
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  16. Fezztone

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    Keep your eye on the center screws of the KTM GPS mount. One of mine vibrated out. I was lucky enough to see it coming out.
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  17. wilmar13

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    I tucked it up into the nose below the headlight.
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  18. nilsleven

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    Installed Zumo 390 yesterday to my 2014 European specs Adventure.

    Contrary to some cases where people have been able to fish out the ACC1/2 leads from holes of one kind or another, it wasn't possible on my bike. The leads are tucked just right behind the headlight, in the headlamp enclosure, thus you need to take off the headlight to access them.

    The leads were quite well hidden, so if you don't see them right away, don't give up.

    One more note. For me, being a daltonic, the colors of the ACC2 cables seemed to be a) red and b) red-black. I jumped to the conclusion that the former is positive. In reality, it's vice versa - red is negative and red-black is positive.
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  19. Suddzy

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    I have been experimenting to find the perfect GPS setup, for my 2014 KTM 1190 Adventure, and here is what I found works for me. I have an expensive and heavy Garmin 590LM and a Touratech lockable mount, P/N 01-065-0790-0, to keep it secure.

    Firstly, I fitted a Touratech mount adaptor, P/N 01-371-5416-0, above the instruments then fitted the lockable mount to the 12mm cross bar. I then went for a six day ride to Tasmania. I was disappointed with this setup for three reasons:
    1. It was too far to reach the screen
    2. It had unacceptable vibration. (probably due to the weight of the 590LM, it may not be quite so bad for lighter GPS units but this mount adaptor is crap for the 590LM)
    3. When the GPS was tilted at the correct viewing angle it touched the screen when the screen was on the low setting.

    Secondly, I removed this setup and fitted a SW Motech bracket to the handle bar mounting bolts. I then went for another ride. I was disappointed with this setup for three reasons:
    1. Gps sat too high and partially obscured the instrument panel, particularly the turn indicator lights. NOTE: I have Touratech bar risers fitted and without them it probably would have sat lower and not obscured the instrument panel.
    2. Even though there was less vibration than the first setup I felt it was still unacceptable
    3. The SW Motech bracket has a quick release system which negated the purpose of the lockable Touratech mount. Any thief with a pair of wire cutters could remove the GPS unit in a matter of seconds. I was not happy with that prospect.

    Thirdly, I decided to fabricate a bracket which would eliminate all the previous problems I had experienced.
    1. I mounted the brackets to the handle bar bolts and am very happy with the outcome.
    2. It cost me nothing, except a bit of time, and works perfectly.
    3. There is no vibration, even in the harshest conditions.
    4. It is secure and would take some time and effort to remove from the bike.
    5. The GPS sits much lower and does not obscure the instrument panel and is at a comfortable distance to operate.
    6. The first setup placed the GPS high and in my line of sight but this current setup is a bit lower, but not too low. I have a bluetooth headset and rarely need to touch or look at the GPS screen whilst on the move so it is not an issue for me.

    I ran the loom to the rear of the bike and picked up the ACC2 in the tail. I then ran the USB port into my tail bag where I use it to charge my phone and other accessories. Bit of stuffing around initially but you only need to do it once.
    This particular GPS is quite heavy so to eliminate excessive vibration it needs to be fitted as close to a solid mounting point on the bike as is possible. To save yourself disappointment steer away from mounts that allow the GPS to stand too far away from any solid mounting location on your bike.

    Hope this helps someone out there who may have had similar problems fitting a Garmin 590LM GPS to a KTM 1190 Adventure.

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  20. NewToMe

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    Very nice fabrication. I'm sure you could sell a few of those here.


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