Zumo 665LM installed
I had decided to use my Iphone for navigation since it worked okay on a 1700 mile trip I did in August, but I found a deal I couldn't pass up. I think I need to stay away from Ebay unless I am looking for something specific.
Anyway, I picked up this used Zumo for $499.00 (free shipping). Everything was there and it looked like new. The seller said he only used it a few times and it shows. Most of the cables were unused including the motorcycle wiring harness.
I have been using Ram mounts on my brake and clutch master cylinders for my cell phone holder and my cup holder (never really thought I'd carry coffee on a motorcycle), but with the GPS, I wanted it in my direct line of sight so I bought a BMR shelf (only $85).
Mounting was easy. I had to remove the windshield and drill a few holes in the BMR shelf to attach my 1" Ram mount. I also mounted the XM antenna on the shelf but it may be too close to the GPS unit, not sure yet.
Playing around with the unit in the garage, I like it. No problem connecting to my Iphone and my Bluetooth in my helmet. Seems to work like it should. I like the idea of being able to plan my route on my laptop and then send it to the GPS unit. Planning a route on an Iphone was not easy!
Not sure if I will use the XM radio or not. I may give it a try! Anyway, here is a dark garage photo of the unit installed. I still need to finish by putting the map light back in, but I am looking for ways to run the GPS wiring so I do not have to drill or cut into the fairing. I think I have a solution by running the GPS and Antenna wires into the front fairing from the top so nothing runs into the map light mounting area (that's how I have it now so the map light will not fit back into mounting location).