Got a GPS on your F800GS Let's See it

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by f800guy, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. Zé

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    Here is my setup for the GPS. When the Roadbook is on the GPS changes place, but this is my normal setup with a kill switch for the battery on the handlebars

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  2. JRWooden

    JRWooden Homeless motorcycle vagabond ... and ... loving it

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    Mildly off topic, but tell me about the farkle below the ignition switch? :wink:
  3. Zé

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    WESA-X rear suspension adjustment from Wilbers. Didn't get it right the first time around, but I send it back to germany for some more off road worthy tweaks and works out great! Being able to adjust the suspension on the go according to the terrain does have its advantages :evil

    Must say the electronic suspension engine does overheat from time to time when doing harder off road, and that kills the adjustments (not the saved preset) until it cools down, but nothing that a stop for me to stretch the bones doesn't solve eheh
  4. dyolfknip

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    So other than being better quality, how does differ from the electronic suspension adjustment that comes from BMW?
  5. Zé

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    Well it starts by being adjusted to my specification, weight, ridding style, sags with the front suspension… just there alone you have a HUGE improvement over stock, also you do have not only better components but also a more complete suspension as the WESA-x E-PA system uses the 641 Competition shock from Wilbers but with the electronic adjustment instead of the manual ones.

    Then I can change it on the fly, I don't need to stop the bike. I see rocks, sand, whoops.. you name it and I can adjust the settings without having to stop, I noticed I messed up or that I need to tweak it more, I can. That is a HUGE plus on my book.

    The only thing I'm considering right now is getting the shock bigger up to 3cm to gain a bit more of ground clearance to take full advantage of the MUPO cartridges I got for the front. Other then that the thing has cooped with everything I've sent his way and trust me, she does suffer quite a bit, the record so far was destroying a set of TKC80 in 1000kms with 700 of them off road and the mitts E09 in little over 4000kms under same percentages of dirt. I think this is how she feels sometimes :whip ahah but I rarely feel the shock ending except for miss calculated big jumps or when I don't adjust it properly.
  6. FredRydr

    FredRydr Danger: Keep Back 300 Ft.

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  7. whitham_wannabe

    whitham_wannabe Long timer

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    My twin setup, on Brittannia Composites fairing.

    Why two, you may ask? Because of the LEGENDARY reliability of Garmin products ... the Zumo is the third replacement unit, the Montana is the second.

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  8. JRWooden

    JRWooden Homeless motorcycle vagabond ... and ... loving it

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  9. matho...

    matho... Μιά ζωή OnOffάς!

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    I have a 760T Garmin.I installed it via RAM-mount case plus base,on top front of the F8's panel for better look on the road and it's ok I think.
    Also it's tested 2 times rainy weather and it looks a perfect position to avoid rain.No problem at all,no cases needed,nothing till now,all ok.
    Stable is,yes stability is acceptable too.
    It's fitting also offroading,installed the low windscreen on F8 and it's the same as travelling.Stable,clear view and nice positioning.
    Here it is...
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  10. c4nuck

    c4nuck Been here awhile

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    Just finished moving my zumo 665 onto the desierto windscreen, and mounted a ipad mini w/ lifeproof case and cradle onto the centre of the handlebars.

    Planning to use Gaia GPS for topo offline maps and Sygic for guidance.

    Depending how this works out, I might be selling the Zumo!

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  11. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    How is the RAM mount attached to dash bracket ?, pics would good :1drink

  12. GREWUPIN_D11

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    The scene above is from atop Grayback Mountain, Colorado, along the CDR route. The altimeter calibration was a bit off - actual elevation was 12,600.

    My goal for the handle-bar mounted unit is for it to show me bearing and range to my next waypoint. For me the Foretrex does it best. I pre-plan my tracks in GoogleEarth, send to the 401 via Basecamp. Looking at maps takes too much attention away from the terrain over which I'm riding. I have iPhone and iPad for looking at maps. I also carry a Garmin eTrex20 with maps, database, etc in my jacket as a backup, but I find the display on the 401 to be much more visible in daytime conditions.

    The 401 is mounted using its Velcro wriststrap wrapped around a piece of wood handrail with a narrow place carved on it. The handrail piece is attached to a bit of aluminum channel shaped on a bandsaw, captured under the mirror mount. The 401 typically runs 15-18 hours on 2xAAA batteries, so I don't bother with an electrical connection.

    For use on my dirtbikes, its easy to strap the 401 over a jacket or jersey, therefore minimizing the need for additional mounting solutions.

    Below is the display I usually have up when navigating:

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  13. Heakle

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    I use this mount for my IPhone 6plus for topo maps and Waze. I added two strips of thin cut bicycle inner tube vertically from rubber mushroom to rubber mushroom to tension the arms and keep the phone from falling out. Works great.

    Henry
  14. Cdlabate

    Cdlabate Been here awhile

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    That's a good idea.

    I put a dab of gorilla glue in each rubber mushroom just to make sure they don't pull of as easy.
  15. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    Finally worked out how to fit my left over G650GS Sertao Touratech over dash GPS mount to the 700. I've wanted to get the GPS up over the dash in line of sight since I got the 700 but didn't want to spend a lot of money or go to one of the taller windscreens with and over dash windshield support brackets.

    My left over Sertao 12mm mount.

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    Just drilled a new lower hole on each lower side to pick up on windscreen mounting bolts.
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    Fitted it up with some high density foam strips to press against windscreen then drill the 2 top mounting holes thorough the stock 800 windscreen I have fitted.

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    Modified an SW-Motech 12mm clamp mount I had an cut an adaptor plate and bolted it up to my Garmin Dakota, it's all made to accept a Montana when I manage to get one and mount it horizontal.

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    It's all very solid for the lighter hand held type GPS's with basic light weight mounts.
    Now I know how it all fits I'll get some neater matching bolts, and maybe throw a grommet in the 2 spare lower holes, I'm a bit of a nut for neatness.
  16. bgblktruck

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    Nice work! I just purchased my own f700gs, in blue, and recently joined the forum. Love seeing everyone's pics and great ideas for mods! I'll be sure to post pics of my own once the 6 inches of snow we just got here in maine melts and the new layer of salt washes away.
  17. Nickhob

    Nickhob Armchair adventurer

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    zumo 590lm on a britannia composites fairing :clap

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/76613843@N07/16821211378" title="DSCF0147 by nickhob, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7622/16821211378_320dc7a088_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="DSCF0147"></a>
  18. onthetraxs

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    Great solution on the Mirage2 ! I'll try the same. Do you have more pictures (e.g. from the side)? What else did you use to fix it? (Is a "Cooking recipy" for technical beginners available?) How readable is the display?
  19. Nickhob

    Nickhob Armchair adventurer

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    hi there,
    pm me your email and I'll send you some more pics through :clap
  20. 4TooMany

    4TooMany Been here awhile

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    Along the same lines as Virtual Rider, the RAM mount works very nicely on the Adventure's windshield bar. I'm very happy with this setup for the iPhone 6 Plus.

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