Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Huntington, IN, USA
Yet Another Silly GPS Question
I am sure this question has been addressed before, but I haven't been able to find it.
Has anyone mounted a Garmin Nuvi (like a 255W) or something similar, on their bike in lieu of BMW's factory GPS? My '05 came with the mount and the cables (which I have never uncurled or looked at)....but no factory GPS. Given the fact that for me, GPS is not anywhere close to a constant need, I was wondering about just fabbing up an adapter and mounting my Nuvi in the place the factory unit would go. I don't care about it being waterproof, I can work around that, and I also don't care about it speaking to me through the speakers or headsets that I never use. My only interest is just a visual display that I can access with stopping and digging it out of the trunk. Is there any way to power it through the bike? I have only glanced at the cables on the bike without unwinding them, but I am betting that they aren't a direct match for the power input on the Nuvi. And yes, before anyone asks.....I am a cheapskate and just don't want to fork over for the BMW factory GPS!
'05 Dark Graphite LT - now
In the past......
Gold Wing, R100 GS P/D (I WILL get another GS!) FLHTCUI, ZX-10, CBX , Honda Turbo, Yamaha Venture , 2 Sportsters, Bultaco Astro, Bultaco Pursang , Montesa Capra, Maico 501, Sear Allstate 106
....and a bunch I have forgotten