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Post Another option for Zumo and TOM TOM ONE Mounting on K1200LT--BMR Shelf

This is how I have my zumo mounted on my BMR shelf. The bracket is also sold by BMR (around $9), screws into pre-drilled holes in the middle of the BMR shelf, and has two die-cut "channels" allowing for multiple attachment options for RAM mounts, the included ZUMO motorcycle mounts (so you don't have to use the handlebar stuff that comes with the GPS), or almost anything.

The blue cable is for audio, I ran that through the the center hole of the BMR shelf, through the hole next to the map light (which I enlargened with a dremel, CAREFULLY). Did the same with the GX-30 XM antenna cable (which I used the extension cable, so I can attach it to my top case lid).

For permanent power, I patched into the maplight wiring as well.

I like having it higher up, so when I look at the GPS my eyes aren't WAY off the road as they would be if the screen were on the gastank (like the "OEM" mounting position BMW uses). But, to each his/her own.

(If you're looking for a BMR Shelf, check out ltparts.com...Tony usually has good used ones and I think he's an authorized vendor as well).

For non-Zumo users, particularly those picking up Tom Tom ONE GPS models, this should work.

Tom Tom One buyers, check out these options...

http://www.whitehorsepress.com/produ...oducts_id=5779
this would attach to the bracket I used and mentioned


http://www.expressmounts.com/ramb138to4
this would raise it even higher, if you needed that


(personally, I wouldn't mount the thing on the handlebars because of the power cord issues, but hey, you're adults, do what ya' want!)



Hope this is helpful in some way, drop me a note at [email protected] if you like


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How is the screen in the sun at your back? Is it washed out or bright and detailed?

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How is the screen in the sun at your back? Is it washed out or bright and detailed?

I adjusted the settings to 100% brightness, rarely have difficulty seeing the screen. I'm 6'1, if you're a retired carnival "little person" your results might vary of course...

You can always switch the user settings to "night mode" on the zumo as well

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Thanks.. It looks like it would be a problem. I'm not a little person but I do use a BMR CoPilot and my 'tired' SP III sometimes needs a few more contrast clicks heading east at the end of the day.

I'll eventually do another GPS and I would like to stay with Garmin. But they tend to be a little on the expensive side. There are a lot of GPS units on the market.

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Were you able to connect it to the BMW communication system?

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Were you able to connect it to the BMW communication system?

no, I didn't have that on my bike.

I bought a permanent FM modulator/antenna interrupt from Crutchfield for about $30...you disconnect the antenna, plug this in-between, wire the power supply up, and then it has a 3.5 mm rca input. I plugged in a $5 splitter, so I can play my iPod AND run the Garmin into it (it has a switch that you flip, then you tune the FM to 88.7, and it's perfectly clear, because it interrupts the regular antenna...unlike the portable fm modulators you plug into an ipod or whatever). After swapping out my OEM speakers, it's plenty loud, if you weren't happy with the volume, you could put a boostaroo in-between.

I wired all of my stuff underneath the "stingray", last time I did maintenance.

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