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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Jun 19th, 2008, 12:04 pm Thread Starter
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Going to Spain in Aug. got a RT waiting for me. I would like to bring my own gps along, could some one tell me were the battery is located on th Rt , and what should I look for in the sence of problems that could occur, OH I own a zumo and 2610 both are great units but prefer to hook up the zumo, One more thing I am also like to hook up autocom so I can listen to my wife give me heck once in a while,so kinda gives me the feeling I never left home.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Jun 19th, 2008, 12:16 pm
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The RT should have a BMW electrical socket on it. Just give yourself maybe 5' of cord with a BMW plug and you should be good to go.

The battery is behind the tank under all the bodywork and is a pain to get to.

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The RT should have a BMW electrical socket on it. Just give yourself maybe 5' of cord with a BMW plug and you should be good to go.

The battery is behind the tank under all the bodywork and is a pain to get to.

Mack
thanks for the feed back , could you please tell me the location of the plug is it the same as the gt
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Jun 20th, 2008, 1:47 pm
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There's one plug on the left fairing, kinda under your left hand. If they installed a second one, it's just in front of the rear rack, left side.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Jun 22nd, 2008, 10:55 am
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Setting up a loaner/rental RT

Hey Silvano,

Did something <similar> last year for a ride starting in Tucson, AZ on a rental RT (thanks Iron Horse BMW!)

Had borrowed an older Autocom from a friend that had 9V power (instead of running to the battery) and just ran the audio cable up to the GPS. The GPS (Garmin Quest) was powered from the Aux socket which is located on the left side of the fairing (when you're seated on the bike). Although the Quest can run on battery we powered the unit so it wouldn't run down at the wrong time. The GPS was mounted with a RAM handlebar mount and cradle setup. I believe I zip tied the audio cable to the tankbag rails and left enough slack so the bars could freely move.

The setup worked great for the entire time we were touring around AZ.

Good luck!

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Going to Spain in Aug. got a RT waiting for me. I would like to bring my own gps along, could some one tell me were the battery is located on th Rt , and what should I look for in the sence of problems that could occur, OH I own a zumo and 2610 both are great units but prefer to hook up the zumo, One more thing I am also like to hook up autocom so I can listen to my wife give me heck once in a while,so kinda gives me the feeling I never left home.

Mike

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