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Hard to believe the BMW had no 12 volt tap/lighter.
Ran wires right to the batt with a 10 amp fuse..seems fine.
Mostly wanted it for the GPS.
The suction cup really sticks good over the BMW emblem but still I want to figure out a tether.
Speaking of tethers I did the mirrors with zip ties.

I wanted to drill the hole for the lighter a littler farther down but there is a brace in the way.
I now have the options to play mp3's and hear street directions through the Garmin via the bikes stereo..fm transmitter built in.
 

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BTW..according to my gps the bike reads 5 mph high at 55..7 high mph at 80.

But yet when I reset the avg millage while driving 60 the trip puter is right on with the gps.
Diff sensor for the trip puter?
 

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Same sensor I think, information is treated differently by the clevertronics. Odometer always has to be correct for legal/resale reasons, speedo is purposely overstated, something to do with liability for speeding (perhaps). Pre '04 it's fixed by changing a jumper, post '04 the needle can be pulled off the shaft and set below zero to recalibrate it. My '05 is now within 1 - 2 Kph of the GPS. On the 12 volt outlet, I put mine under the seat on the RH side right behind the fuel tank, cable tie it firmly to a frame bracket there. Run the GPS cable up under the little panel infront of the seat then around the chanel for the odments compartment lid and bring it out through the gap. I leave the cable on the bike permenantly. 1 thing of note, if you buy a non-genuine GPS power lead cheap, they don't have any noise suppression in them, so may interfere with the radio.
 

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K100Dennis said:
Same sensor I think, information is treated differently by the clevertronics. Odometer always has to be correct for legal/resale reasons, speedo is purposely overstated, something to do with liability for speeding (perhaps). Pre '04 it's fixed by changing a jumper, post '04 the needle can be pulled off the shaft and set below zero to recalibrate it. My '05 is now within 1 - 2 Kph of the GPS. On the 12 volt outlet, I put mine under the seat on the RH side right behind the fuel tank, cable tie it firmly to a frame bracket there. Run the GPS cable up under the little panel infront of the seat then around the chanel for the odments compartment lid and bring it out through the gap. I leave the cable on the bike permenantly. 1 thing of note, if you buy a non-genuine GPS power lead cheap, they don't have any noise suppression in them, so may interfere with the radio.
Great info thanks!

I doubt I use the gps much.
I meant to say that when I reset the avg mph on the trip puter it matched the gps.

When I get a chance for a longer ride I'll check the millage diff between the odometer and the gps.

I know the odometer on my sled(apex) is way off like the speedo and that makes the mpg seem better then it really is.

It did take me awhile to fish the wires back to the batt!
 

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The factory speedo is 10% low. Do a search for the speedo calibration mod on here. It consists of soldering jumper wires between points at J-B, and also at J-C on the circuit board of the speedo. Piece of cake.
 

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Cochinosucio said:
The factory speedo is 10% low. Do a search for the speedo calibration mod on here. It consists of soldering jumper wires between points at J-B, and also at J-C on the circuit board of the speedo. Piece of cake.
I did see that ..but I'm ok with it being off now that I know how much..keeps my speed in check..lol.
Plus this way it does 130!

At 30 mph it was really close..exponentially gets worse the faster you go it seems.
 

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I mounted a cigarette lighter plug under my seat and ran the wire up through the crack in the plastic cover below the oddments box and left about a foot of wire loose and put it inside the box. I put my suction cup on the upper part of the oddments box and it's right there where it's easy to see........... :D
 

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rattler50 said:
I mounted a cigarette lighter plug under my seat and ran the wire up through the crack in the plastic cover below the oddments box and left about a foot of wire loose and put it inside the box. I put my suction cup on the upper part of the oddments box and it's right there where it's easy to see........... :D
Yep..that where I have mine stuck to..can still see the idiot lights also.
Wife even thought it looks good!

OPPS..mines stuck on top of the radio..over the bmw emblem!
 

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yep, I stick my Garmin suction cup on the oddments box lid, just far enough back to allow it to tilt right open. I can also hear the person who lives inside from that position, volume at 9/10, all good.
 
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