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thinking about getting a gps,
not decided on any type at the moment although the garmin 2610 is looking favourite,

my question is this...all seem to come with a 12v adapter but i assume this will be car lighter size fitment,.the external socket on my 1997 k1200rs appears to be a lot smaller than that, and if so are there any adapters available?
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thinking about getting a gps,
not decided on any type at the moment although the garmin 2610 is looking favourite,

my question is this...all seem to come with a 12v adapter but i assume this will be car lighter size fitment,.the external socket on my 1997 k1200rs appears to be a lot smaller than that, and if so are there any adapters available?

Get your adapters here -> http://www.powerletproducts.com/products/cables.php

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You could also purchase a kit specific for motor cycle that has the bare wire to connect directly to the battery.

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I'd never trust the BMW socket to be that watertight when you have something plugged into it, and the plug sticks out. Better to hardwire in with a separate fuse. Alternatively for testing, buy some of the plugs. They also come in handy for oem tenders, tire inflators inspection lights etc. Replace the car plugs. My 'BMW oems' are Wipac brand, screw connections so no soldering. The centre pin is battery positive on our bikes. Of course if you want to switch between a car and bike, then an adaptor, or make your own if you've got the bmw plugs. If you buy or make one, you can use it with camera battery chargers etc.



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Get your adapters here -> http://www.powerletproducts.com/products/cables.php

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....or buy the actual plug from a Hella dealer (as I did).

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i'm probably being a bit dumb here but...
i assume when you talk about hardwiring to the bike there is a nice bit of kit available so that when quickly disconnected there is no unsightly wires hanging around. you might guess by now that i'm new to this gps lark, but the main worry i have on tour is the next petrol station and this is the only solution.......jeez £500 just to avoid running out of petrol
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Garmin sells the kit here a picture. You pass the bare wire under the plastic on the left side of the bike to the battery with an in line fuse.

Here's a pic with details of what it includes:

Motorcycle Mounting Kit Includes:
Mounting bracket:
• Mounting bracket as shown below
• Mounting screws & nuts
• Security screwdriver (with handy keychain connector)
Power/audio cable:
• Bare-wire power/audio cable shown below (standard 2.5 mm mono female headphone connector to plug your headphone into)
• Mounting instructions.

All you have to do is have a little velcro tape to roll the couple of inches up when not mounting the unit.

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i'm probably being a bit dumb here but...
i assume when you talk about hardwiring to the bike there is a nice bit of kit available so that when quickly disconnected there is no unsightly wires hanging around. you might guess by now that i'm new to this gps lark, but the main worry i have on tour is the next petrol station and this is the only solution.......jeez £500 just to avoid running out of petrol
Hardwiring in this sense simply means wiring in another plug straight to the battery. This is the simplest solution to avoid mucking with the bike's electronics. How neatly it is done, and how free from "unsightly" the wiring looks, is up to the installer.

As for a nice kit being available, why bother? I mean. just how hard is it to solder a pair of wires to a connector and run them to the battery?

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