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08 GT: Using the mirror holes to mount devices

I hope to pull the trigger this week on a 2008 K12GT (moving up from an '05 R1200ST). I intend to carry all my gadgets over to the ST (V1, SkyFi2, Zumo). I think I've got the Zumo figured out; I read about a $28 BMW part that will enable a Zumo to be mounted in between the handlebars. If that doesn't work I will probably go with a Gadget Guy mount like the one I've been using on the ST. So far so good.

With respect to the XM and V1, I've used the RAM system in the past and liked it. I'd prefer to use the empty mirror mounting holes.

Has anyone tried this? I was thinking of ordering the RAM ball with the threaded hole on the underside (like a RAM-B-273-M6U) and running a long bolt through the mirror hole with a nut/washer or spacer on the bottom.

Any thoughts/input appreciated.

Thanks
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Jul 6th, 2009, 1:07 pm
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On another note, if you need the Canbus cord to wire your zumo, I have an extra one.

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Thanks Chad, all my stuff is wired to a custom made fused harness with relays (built buy Eastern Beaver) that can plug and play on any CAN Bus bike (wired right to the battery).
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Tony,

You might want to consider getting the GXM30 for your Zumo. Having the XM right there in the GPS works nicely. The bracket you heard about is the way to go to mount the GPS.



You can install the antenna/receiver so it's out of the way too.


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Tony, I grew up in Scotch Plains and live in Monmouth county now... Some one on the site or www.I-BMW.com makes posts that fit the mirror holes and accept RAM balls. I've also seen them on e-bay. I have a pair and they work great!

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You can buy the mounts that fit in the handlebsr holes from Jerry the Pirate at Pirates Lair. I used them on my 06GT to mount my old Nuvi.

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I use the BMW bracket and it works nicely. Also recommend the Touratech bracket to get rid of the hideous security screw. At 50+, i had to dig out my glasses to even see the screw, let alone the slots in it.
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I hope to pull the trigger this week on a 2008 K12GT (moving up from an '05 R1200ST). I intend to carry all my gadgets over to the ST (V1, SkyFi2, Zumo). I think I've got the Zumo figured out; I read about a $28 BMW part that will enable a Zumo to be mounted in between the handlebars. If that doesn't work I will probably go with a Gadget Guy mount like the one I've been using on the ST. So far so good.

With respect to the XM and V1, I've used the RAM system in the past and liked it. I'd prefer to use the empty mirror mounting holes.

Has anyone tried this? I was thinking of ordering the RAM ball with the threaded hole on the underside (like a RAM-B-273-M6U) and running a long bolt through the mirror hole with a nut/washer or spacer on the bottom.

Any thoughts/input appreciated.

Thanks
These work great also. http://www.techmounts.com/products/i...&product_id=10 That's what I used

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You may also want to look at these. A forum member makes them.

http://www.perfectswitch.com/mirrormount.htm

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