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Thread: 2013 K1600GT - Is there any height adjustment for the GPS cradle ?

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    2013 K1600GT - Is there any height adjustment for the GPS cradle ?

    The bottom 1/4"of the screen is hidden behind the plastic dash, making it impossible to read the GPS Dashboard. Is there a way to move the entire cradle up a bit to enable a full view of the GPS screen?

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    Andrew
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    Do you have the stock Nav IV? The bezel on the 13s is smaller since it was made for the IV. And smaller than the 5 or 6.
    There is some adjustment, but not much. Remove the Nav and there are screws on each corner of the chassis for adjustment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by c4golf View Post
    Do you have the stock Nav IV? The bezel on the 13s is smaller since it was made for the IV. And smaller than the 5 or 6.
    There is some adjustment, but not much. Remove the Nav and there are screws on each corner of the chassis for adjustment.
    Thanks for the info. I had no idea the Nav IV was smaller than the Nav V (which I have,) and Nav VI.
    I guess some careful dremmeling will open up the window a little. I noticed the four bolts that hold the cradle go through round holes - not much wiggle room, if any.
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    You can get a new bezel. Not too expensive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by c4golf View Post
    You can get a new bezel. Not too expensive.
    That's the best way to go. Had to do it on my 2012.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcover View Post
    That's the best way to go. Had to do it on my 2012.
    Sounds like an ideal solution. I think they're under $60 online.

    How easy is it to do the swap?
    I see two torx screws above the panel, are there other parts that need to be removed to gain access to do the swap?
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    Quote Originally Posted by desmoderek View Post
    Sounds like an ideal solution. I think they're under $60 online.

    How easy is it to do the swap?
    I see two torx screws above the panel, are there other parts that need to be removed to gain access to do the swap?
    If I remember correctly, the speaker covers need to be removed as well.
    Be careful of the SAT antenna which needs to be relocated to the new bezel.

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    NAV V and VI on a 2012

    Just got a 2012 and love the bike, but this is an issue for me as well. I have a NAV V from my 2014 GS and would like to use it on the KGT as well. Any pointers on the best source for this new bezel, part #, and DIY instructions would be much appreciated. I'm pretty handy with doing these kinds of things, just dont't want to go down the wrong path due to not really knowing the bike yet. All help would be most appreciated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sstwin View Post
    Just got a 2012 and love the bike, but this is an issue for me as well. I have a NAV V from my 2014 GS and would like to use it on the KGT as well. Any pointers on the best source for this new bezel, part #, and DIY instructions would be much appreciated. I'm pretty handy with doing these kinds of things, just dont't want to go down the wrong path due to not really knowing the bike yet. All help would be most appreciated!
    You'll notice that theres a Instrument Cover for the Nav 5

    https://shop.maxbmw.com/fiche/Diagra...4&rnd=07242017
    Go to drawing #46-1313
    PN 46 63 8 546 302 INSTRUMENT COVER (from 08/13) $56.07

    I haven't attempted to do the swap yet, but I've been told you have to:-
    1. Remove the screen.
    2. Remove upper cover bolts.
    3. Remove speaker housings.
    4. Remove the Instrument Cover, and move the satelite antenna carefully.
    5. Re-assemble.
    Andrew
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    Thank you SOOOOO much! This is exactly what I was looking for, and it's already ordered from MAX. I really appreciated your detailed and timely teply. Hopefully I can return the favor some day.
    Steve
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    2012 K16GT, Vemillion Red

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    I swapped mine out a few months ago to get the full Nav VI experience . As I recall it was just the two bolts up top (raise windscreen to highest setting) and the two below the gauges (on GT I reached through the gap in the handle bars. The speaker shrouds effectively held the SATNAV bezel in place, no screws/bolts actually holding the instrument panel around the Nav.

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    Nav Bezel swap

    Did this today and am pleased with the result. Instructions and source above were spot on. Thanks for the help! Anyone want a NAV 4?
    Steve
    NE Florida
    2012 K16GT, Vemillion Red

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