Originally Posted by Molecule
Hello to all. I just purchased a BMW Nav 4 GPS (the Garmin 660) for my (two week old) K1300GT. This is my first new bike and first bike purchase in five years (over twenty years of owning used bikes) The Touratech site lists part number 611-0110 as a GPS Mount Adaptor with 12V socket for BMW K1200GT and K1300GT. If someone has one, do you like the mount and how did you attach the GPS to the bracket of the Mount Adaptor. The part costs $211.40. Any advice would be helpful regarding installation issues, suggestions and likes/dislikes. The Nav 4 GPS does not come with any gear to connect the cradle to the mount as BMW sells kits for each bike. The K1300GT kits runs about $40. Can someone tell me what parts are in the kit so I can determine whether parts of the kit can be adapted for this application.
Thanks to all. I have learned a lot and have answered many questions I have had in the last few weeks. Thanks, Molecule
Can you tell us more about the cradle and cabling on your Nav IV:
* Does it have the standard four hole mount?
* Is the cable hard-wired into the cradle?
* Is there a "bump" on the bottom of your cradle where the wire comes in?
* Does your Nav IV have a small cover to protect the mount when you want to remove the GPS (to take inside for using with a computer, or for when you are riding around town)?
I have a Garmin Zumo 660. It came two cradles - one for a car and one with the standard four-holes for a motorcycle mount. The motorcycle cradle has a rear-facing "bump" on the bottom that can get in the way of some four hole mount plates. You must make sure that the four holes on the mounting plate are near the bottom to give the bump the clearance it needs (or drill new holes). The motorcycle mount comes with a U-bracket with a RAM ball, a double RAM ball clamp, and a mounting plate with a RAM ball adapter on the back.
The Garmin-supplied parts are in bags with the following labels:
* RAM-B-309-7U CLUTCH, BRAKE, U-BOLT, KIT
* RAM-B-201U-A RAM DBL SOCKET ARM
* RAM-B-347U RAM BASE MOUNT
All say "RAM Mounts www.ram-mount.com" http://www.ram-mount.com
You can enter the part numbers at the RAM Mount website to see photos of the Garmin-supplied parts.
The Zumo 660 cradle has a single cable coming out the back. Further down the cable, it splits into four separate cables - power (bare wires), audio out, audio in, and mini-USB female (for a traffic adapter).
I didn't use the Garmin-supplied RAM mount parts. Instead, I bought a ZTechnik Z6150 mount. If you decide to buy one (and your Nav IV has the bump), be sure to get a freshly ordered one off the shelf with the extra drill holes for the 660. http://shop.ztechnik.com/cgi-bin/ztech/Z6150.html
The ZTechnik mount is in a convenient place for reaching the Zumo controls, and it has a lot of positioning flexibility. It is more out of the way when the Zumo is off, too. A minor issue is that it makes it more difficult to insert or remove the ignition key, but I'm used to it now and don't give it a second thought.
I keep the extra wires hidden under the battery cover. The power is currently connected directly to the battery, but I bought a Fuzeblock, and will connect it to the relayed power, to prevent accidental discharge (by leaving the Zumo on). I plan to install it in a month or two along with some other farkles.
P.S. You can buy a weather cap, the Garmin RAM mount, other mounts, etc. for a Zumo 660 at: https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?...0#accessoryTab
. I do not know if they will fit your Nav IV and its special cradle with the extra buttons.
P.P.S. I wonder if BMW sells that Nav IV cradle as a separate replacement part, and if so, will it fit a Zumo 660? I like the extra buttons.