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post #1 of 11 Old Aug 21st, 2007, 12:31 am Thread Starter
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BMW mount accept a Zumo 550 ??

I'd like to use the mount that comes with the BMW/Zumo GPS on my K12GT, but use a 550 Zumo instead of BMW's model of the Zumo. Does anyone know if the 550 Zumo will fit into BMW's mounting bracket? If it does, I presume that I'll have to run 12V DC power to the battery myself. Thanks for any response.

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post #2 of 11 Old Aug 24th, 2007, 5:05 pm
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Bob,

The nav mount that BMW sells for the K12GT ($125.00 list, but I have seen it for less) mounts between the handlebars and will bolt directly to the powered cradle that comes with the non-BMW Zumo.

The mount, made of a reinforced plastic material, has proven to be very sturdy and vibration free after 2000 miles. It uses the standard Garmin 4 bolt pattern and is compatible for most recent Garmin units.
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Here you are:


I have used some extra cushioning foam under the Zumo cradle, between the cradle and the BMW mount as extra protection against vibrations. I don't know if it's necessary, but I'd rather be safe than sorry....

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I don't care who you are.... that's nice!
I have the Heli bar adapter in, do you think the setup will change ?
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I have the Heli bar adapter in, do you think the setup will change ?
No. The Heli bar risers are fitted between the handle bar bridge (2) and the control arm bridge (1). The BMW Nav mount is mounted at the tank side of the control arm bridge.

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I have used some extra cushioning foam under the Zumo cradle, between the cradle and the BMW mount as extra protection against vibrations. I don't know if it's necessary, but I'd rather be safe than sorry....
Super, Erwin! Thanks. Now just to be sure, before I start spending my money ... the BMW display on your Zumo makes me think that you're showing the Zumo distributed by BMW. Although an earlier post in this thread said "yes": do you know if a 550 Zumo from Garmin will fit into the mount, instead of BMW's Zumo?

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Super, Erwin! Thanks. Now just to be sure, before I start spending my money ... the BMW display on your Zumo makes me think that you're showing the Zumo distributed by BMW. Although an earlier post in this thread said "yes": do you know if a 550 Zumo from Garmin will fit into the mount, instead of BMW's Zumo?

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Hi Bob,

I have the Garmin unit, not the BMW version (which is basically a black Garmin Zumo 450 with TMC receiver). If you look at the picture at the right in my previous post, you can see 'Garmin' above the display. Attached you can see a BMW Zumo (notice the 'BMW Zumo' below the display and the black housing).


The BMW picture is just a start up screen I created myself (you can upload pictures to the Zumo and use them as start-up screen).
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I don't think the BMW Zumo is a 450 but a modified 550. The 450 does not have Bluetooth capability and the BMW Zumo does.
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Many, many thanx, Erwin ... and everyone else who contributed to this thread. I now have all the info I need to start spending my $$$. I'll order a Zumo cradle for the K12GT from Touring Sport BMW tomorrow, and start searching the Internet for a good price on the 550 Zumo. Costco has an OK price, but it'll cost me sales tax and shipping; other Internet sellers have a slightly better price, no sales tax and free shipping. Yippee !!

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I don't think the BMW Zumo is a 450 but a modified 550. The 450 does not have Bluetooth capability and the BMW Zumo does.
Then again, the BMW Zumo has no XM radio capability and only has a motorcycle mount (no car mount). Let's say it's a bit of both

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