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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Mar 30th, 2010, 2:03 am Thread Starter
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Cockpits, how are y'all setting them up, and why?

What keeps you going safely and speedily? Is the info right where you want it? How would you <like> to see your information displayed? Anything you're planning on looking into- RAM Mounts, mounting systems, dashboards, clamps, cups, hooks, holes arms, struts, trays, posts?

How did you decide the placement of any XM, Radar Detector, GPS, trim rings, custom keys, mounting systems, from homebrew to RAM Mounts, anything that you've laid out to help your riding be the safest & most enjoyable it can be?

Here's a few snaps of my 2000 K1200RS cockpit setup, before the SS brake and clutch lines were installed... I use rechargeable models of the TomTom and Escort- the charge lasts over 12 hours on the TT, and the AA's in the Escort Solo last several weeks... I use panasonic rechargeable li-polymer AA batteries, and this 'cordless' setup eliminates, at least for me, the 'hot-wiring' issues I want to avoid, even though I've got a hardwired RJ-11 line for my old Escort 9500i, since sold... a few issues I'm going to tackle in order to 'evolve' this setup... I'm soon trying two RAM Mount Long Arms, at 5.25" each in place of the 3" and the 1.5" arms, to see if I can keep the radar detector and the TomTom out of the airstream and well behind the oversized BMW 'Comfort Screen', but above all the gauges... although it's easy to quickly glance at the fuel and temp gauges when I need or want to.

I'd like to get the GPS, especially, into my lower eyeline a bit more without obscuring the speedo face, despite my using the GPS to show me my speed in most cases now anyway. Call me old-skool... The 'A-Mount Dash', (http://www.cyclegadgets.com/Products...p?Item=AM-DASH ), made by Brad Coleman in Oregon, is a nicely finished aluminum piece sold by www.cyclegadgets.com and made by a fellow K1200RS rider, is rock-solid- no vibrations, with a versatile RAM Mounting system, for a little over $150.00.

So... what's goin' on right in front of you? Anyone want to share their setups? It *could* help a fellow rider enjoyment/safety down the road, no pun intended...
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here is mine. Zumo and v1 with autocome in the tankbag
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old Apr 2nd, 2010, 9:57 pm
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Instrumental panel clutter

Here we go. Old Street Pilot lll sits above speedo and tach; I went to great lengths to make sure that was going to happen.

Air Click is very useful. I-pod is in jacket pocket with transmitter attached, plugged into Bob Weiss' fabulous Challenger C's. So there's no wires between me and the bike.
Air-Click has stayed "waterproof" for the past 4 years, go figure.

Fancy Wunderlich temp gauge is useless. On the right side is Moto light switch.

Rearward visibility is far superior with R1100S mirrrors mounted up on fairing.

12V power oulet is there, but have yet to use it.

The rest is cosmetic.
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All this techy foo foo...where is there a simple cup holder...gots to have my coffee..don't pass me until so..
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FlagRS, wow do you have an elf that cleans that bike for you. It looks like new.

40,000 mile. and still has the stickers and no bugs on the shield.
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FlagRS, wow do you have an elf that cleans that bike for you. It looks like new.

40,000 mile. and still has the stickers and no bugs on the shield.
I am the "elf" - now at 72K and cleaner than ever still with stickers.

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gps

Where are you buying the rod for the Gps on the K1200GT 04 . I like the one that fit between the bars
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Where are you buying the rod for the Gps on the K1200GT 04 . I like the one that fit between the bars
Both set ups in post #3 and #5 come from Gadget Guy http://www.gadgetguy.net/

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Here we go. Old Street Pilot lll sits above speedo and tach; I went to great lengths to make sure that was going to happen.

Air Click is very useful. I-pod is in jacket pocket with transmitter attached, plugged into Bob Weiss' fabulous Challenger C's. So there's no wires between me and the bike.
Air-Click has stayed "waterproof" for the past 4 years, go figure.

Fancy Wunderlich temp gauge is useless. On the right side is Moto light switch.

Rearward visibility is far superior with R1100S mirrrors mounted up on fairing.

12V power oulet is there, but have yet to use it.

The rest is cosmetic.
Now THERE'S a nest 'o great ideas... mind if I crib a few? Great setup for the Air Click and the GPS... Been thinkin' about the R110S mirrors, but I hate the thought of enriching Verhoeven on this one any more than I already have... would the Beemer Boneyard be of any help here? What's involved with installing them, and do they shake at any RPM or speed (under 100mph )

Great rod/dashboard system, looks like high-quality machining and design. The main problem I've had with my otherwise excellent A Dash system, where the RAM sockets mount, is that it impedes such angle-altering barback solutions from American Machine to be used, because the A dash plate requires that the bars ONLY sit at their highest, most rearward position... the mounting rod across the windshield would solve ALL those issues- allowing the use of American Machine bar backs, moving the TomTom GPS and the Escort Solo radar detector above the instruments into my eyeline better, and the mirrors where they SHOULD be!

Where did you find the power plug, and how is it wired into the power loom? Can you say where you got the rod assembly for the GPS mount, etc.? I'd like to do with the RAM system, and before anything else, what I'll try to do when the 5" RAM arms come with the articulating 'double ball-ends' as well... also, what does the black switch operate on the right side of the top of the triple tree? Great key, BTW.

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