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    2007 k1200gt zumo 550 mount

    Just purchased the subject bike and need advice on a GPS mount for my Zumo 550. I have looked around a bit but prefer not to drill any holes . I have a look at the ZTechnic but I am worried it will be in the way of the key. Ideally, I prefer it in the center at the handle bar height.

    I am open to all ideas, suggestions and comments.

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    The mounting bracket for the BMW navigator should be available separately and mounts in the center of the bars replacing the plastic cover for the adjusting bolts. I looked at getting one for my GT, but just opted to build one myself. As I recall, the BMW part was about $25-30.
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    GT Zumo Mount

    I have the same motorcycle and the same GPS. At first I installed the SW Motec from Twisted Throttle. I just checked and they seem to have changed the product to fit more modern GPS's but mine came with a base plate to which I mounted a RAM ball. Having said that, I did not like it. Too far away from the grips to quickly push buttons and tends to block other instrumentation. I prefer a mount closer to my left hand for quick access. RAM also makes a ball mount that screws onto the clutch reservoir so be glad you didn't go for the K13GT since they are different. I use a short arm to connect from the ball to the Zumo mount.

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    BMW GPS mounting bracket

    Quote Originally Posted by mcmxcivrs View Post
    The mounting bracket for the BMW navigator should be available separately and mounts in the center of the bars replacing the plastic cover for the adjusting bolts. I looked at getting one for my GT, but just opted to build one myself. As I recall, the BMW part was about $25-30.
    Can anyone post a picture of their Zumo 550 with the BMW mount.

    I am thinking of going with the above route and using a CAN-bus connector so that the GPS unit shuts down 60 seconds after I turn off the ignition. If my memory serves me right, that is the setup I had with my R1200RT 2007 OR 2008. I had a GPS mount from Migsel.
    1993 K75S Mystic Red Pearl
    2007 K1200GT 997 Blue

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    I have a Garmin Nuvi mounted using rammount components. A rammount ball post with M8 bolts replaces one of the handlebar mounting bolts. A rammount arm is attached then the rammount cradle for my GPS. I'm sure they make a cradle for the Zumo. Doesn't interfere with instruments or controls. It's a pretty clean install.

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    Bmw gps mount

    As recommended by MCM, I have purchased the BMW GPS mount for my Zumo 550. I also purchased the Can-bus connection wire so the GPS can be switched off via the ignition switch.

    I will post pictures of the install shortly.
    1993 K75S Mystic Red Pearl
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghyber View Post
    As recommended by MCM, I have purchased the BMW GPS mount for my Zumo 550. I also purchased the Can-bus connection wire so the GPS can be switched off via the ignition switch.

    I will post pictures of the install shortly.
    Did you ever get any pics? I also have this bike and want to mount a gps

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    Quote Originally Posted by brianhinton View Post
    Did you ever get any pics? I also have this bike and want to mount a gps
    If your interested, I have the stock BMW mount for a K1200GT / K1300GT. I also have the wiring cable to hook into the bike's 'hidden' GPS power outlet.
    I' m having trouble locating an old thread on the subject, but PM me for more info. Won't be too pricey!

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    K1200gt 2007 bmw gps holder + zumo 550

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhinton View Post
    Did you ever get any pics? I also have this bike and want to mount a gps
    My apologies for the delay, I was away from home plate. I hope the pics are not too big. I figured one would prefer detail.



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