GPS mount for Navigator V K1600
Good day, as I do not have the Nav package on my 13 K1600 I am looking for ur opinons on GPS mounts. Spoke w my dealers and they really can't help or direct me, I have also scanned through these forums and have come up a little dry. With a little more research I have looked at Wunderlich, and the GT10-1 (have not heard back from if it fits) so for those of you in the same situation please let me know what you are using. Much appreciated!
Have you removed the plastic cover where the nav goes, it's my understanding some 2012 bikes did not have the mount installed behind the cover, but all later 2012 models up have it
Originally Posted by Korotro
No cover does not come off it usually goes up but all not even that is there, looks like a found one that screws into the roundel, the GT 10. I just received a reply that told me that the Nav V does fit on the mount so I will try that. Also Wunderlich has a handlebar bag now that looks like velcro that attaches with a plastic window that fits a variety of devices, thanks for your reply, appreciated!
Originally Posted by t6pilot
I have a early 2013, the big black plastic "6" emblem panel just above the middle Dash display pops right out, reveling a hole the size of a BMW Navigator 4 screen.
The button to the left of the hole must be pushed while the bike is turned on, it doesn't matter if it is running, as long as it is on. This does two things. First, it raises the windshield to full height. Second, it allows the spring loaded GPS mount to raise slightly so you can grab its top and raise it up out of the dash (but still under the windshield).
On the mount, if it has never been used before, is a cover over the contacts that connect to the Nav unit. Remove that cover but pressing the switch on the top right side of the mount. It is a bit had to get in there for bigger hands, but doable.
Next, just place the GPS in, bottom first and tilted forward a little. Push the top of the GPS back until it locks into the mount with a click. Lastly, push the top of the entire assembly back down into the dash. Your windshield will likely stay up until you turn the bike back off.
Hope this helps!
FYI: The Nav 5 (which is the newest GPS) requires replacement of the whole top middle section of the dash to correctly fit it into a 2013 bike. The nav 5 will fit regardless, but you will not see its entire screen.
Dealers typically get the bikes loaded with every conceivable option so if yours didn't have the GPS prep I'd be surprised. OTOH if it's really not there it wouldn't be the first time I was wrong. More likely you'll see it if you do as jessholderbaum suggests.
New dash cover to fit the Nav V is P/N 46 63 8 546 302, $42.60, cover for the hole is 46 63 8 546 367, $7.70. It's worth the money to see the whole screen and the price is eminently reasonable. It took me less than a half hour to make the swap, and that included removing the XM antenna and sticking it to the new cover.
Excellent & thank you, a little more investigating and ur correct, now saying that I also wanted more from this magnificent machine and purchased the GTL for 2014! More touring more means! The GT was outstanding but the GTL is indeed the premier touring package, looking forward to next spring and the summer ahead! cheers