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post #1 of 5 Old Mar 23rd, 2008, 1:15 pm Thread Starter
 
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Techno Idiot Needs Help With Zumo 550 install

When it comes to things technical/mechanical, I'm an idiot. In the state of PA a hammer, in my hands, is considered a weapon of mass destruction.

I'm picking up my '08 GT Friday, and have decided to get the non-BMW Zumo 550.

The dealer is installing a Centech AP-1 unit (the only thing I know about it is the name).

Once that is installed would I (remember my techno/idiot status) be able to hook up the Zumo myself? And if so, is there a step by step (simple) instruction available on the web?

Thanks in advance.
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It should be as simple as hooking up the positive and negative wires to the Centech fuse box. And getting a proper mount, of course. If that isn't perfectly clear, than I suggest you take the Zumo to your dealer and let them do it.

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One of my favorite saying's is "Know Thyself" ... and it sounds like you definitely know your limitations. I would take all that stuff to the local dealer and let them work their magic.

Just a little food for thought...
You might want to use that 550 in your car for a month or two before mounting to the bike and using it there for the 1st time. A GPS can be a dangerous distraction on a bike if you're not used to using one.
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It should be as simple as hooking up the positive and negative wires to the Centech fuse box. And getting a proper mount, of course. If that isn't perfectly clear, than I suggest you take the Zumo to your dealer and let them do it.
I had thought of that, but wasn't sure if they would do it since I didn't buy the Zumo there.

Having said that, I think I may be able to handle the instructions you provided. Just have to find out where they put the Centech fuse box.
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One of my favorite saying's is "Know Thyself" ... and it sounds like you definitely know your limitations. I would take all that stuff to the local dealer and let them work their magic.

Just a little food for thought...
You might want to use that 550 in your car for a month or two before mounting to the bike and using it there for the 1st time. A GPS can be a dangerous distraction on a bike if you're not used to using one.
Got it. I had the NAVIII on my LT, and learned when to look and when to keep my eyes on the road. Also use one in my car for work. Good advice nonetheless. Thanks.

I don't think I'd have a problem mounting it to the bike, after all, I hooked up my daughters bicycle horn with no problem. It's the wiring that has me a little nervous, but it doesn't sound like rocket science. I may just give it a try.
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