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#322217 - 04/14/08 04:53 PM Re: Where to mount Zumo 550 on R1200RT? [Re: RoadWolf]  
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Befor openning your wallet any further, you might want to run your Zumo using the U-bolt mount that comes std with the kit. Like you, I thought I might want a more centralized mounting, but after using the stock mount a while I had no rational need to pony up for a custom mount. Oh, I ride with the stock BMW tank bag and still have not had any problems with steering interferance or visulization of the Zumo screen.


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#322218 - 04/14/08 11:48 PM Re: Where to mount Zumo 550 on R1200RT? [Re: RoadWolf]  
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The migsel mount does allow clearance for the windshield, even at its lowest setting-no issues there. Plenty of adjustability. On some of the threads I've reviewed, folks complained of vibration, but I don't haven't had any issues. Very quick and clean install, mounts with the two screw holes already there and genuinely looks like part of the bike. Good quality material, yet not obtrusive. Also has two additional spots unused for additional ramballs, if/when I add more stuff.

As for the Mac compatibility, I think we're somewhat out of luck. I have a macbook that I do most of my work on, but I also have a windows machine that I'm going to use with the zumo. Garmin has some sort of variant of the mapping software available for Macs, with reduced functionality. I guess the other way to go would be to have a windows boot up for your mac.


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#322219 - 04/15/08 01:16 AM Re: Where to mount Zumo 550 on R1200RT? [Re: zamalou]  
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Thanks Lou for the info... Hmmm... Vibration is something I would not want too much of on the Unit... will check into that.. but from what you are telling me, you haven't had any problem with it then...

As to Mac compatibility... I do have Parallels and Windows XP (Ugh!) if I need to use that on both my MacBook and Mac Pro... will use that as a last resort.

Thanks again for the tips guys...


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#322220 - 04/15/08 03:26 AM Re: Where to mount Zumo 550 on R1200RT? [Re: RoadWolf]  
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I got the zumo mounted over the clutch reservior on a Ram mount mount. I like it there as it is an easy reach to play with.


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#322221 - 04/17/08 03:55 AM Re: Where to mount Zumo 550 on R1200RT? [Re: Fightingpiper]  
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Quote:

I got the zumo mounted over the clutch reservior on a Ram mount mount. I like it there as it is an easy reach to play with.




Concur! I mounted my Zumo over the clutch reservoir as well. The only hardware I needed to buy that wasn't in the Garmin kit was a plate kit designed to interface the supplied RAM mount with the housing. I bought the plate from my dealer, Brown Motor Works for about $30.00. It's HOON Hardware and called a RAM-Mounter. The package had extended screws, spacers, a ball on a threaded stud, and a hex key. I did put a dab of blue lock-tite on the ball mount screw after it swung loose when I first mounted the GPS in the RAM mount. Two weeks and no problems!


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#322222 - 04/18/08 03:22 AM Re: Where to mount Zumo 550 on R1200RT? [Re: hacjac]  
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Quote:

Quote:

I got the zumo mounted over the clutch reservior on a Ram mount mount. I like it there as it is an easy reach to play with.




Concur! I mounted my Zumo over the clutch reservoir as well. The only hardware I needed to buy that wasn't in the Garmin kit was a plate kit designed to interface the supplied RAM mount with the housing. I bought the plate from my dealer, Brown Motor Works for about $30.00. It's HOON Hardware and called a RAM-Mounter. The package had extended screws, spacers, a ball on a threaded stud, and a hex key. I did put a dab of blue lock-tite on the ball mount screw after it swung loose when I first mounted the GPS in the RAM mount. Two weeks and no problems!





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#322223 - 04/18/08 08:55 AM Re: Where to mount Zumo 550 on R1200RT? [Re: swilson]  
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Great tips everyone. I'm the reverse of Chris - I'm expecting my new RT in a few weeks but bought the Zumo last week so it's buring a hole on my shelf.

Can anyone report if the Touratech mounting is effective in cutting vibration on any of the standard or steering head type mounts?

And a dumb newbie question - just where is the clutch resevoir? Pix anyone?


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#322224 - 04/18/08 04:50 PM Re: Where to mount Zumo 550 on R1200RT? [Re: Bandha]  
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Quote:

Great tips everyone. I'm the reverse of Chris - I'm expecting my new RT in a few weeks but bought the Zumo last week so it's buring a hole on my shelf.

Can anyone report if the Touratech mounting is effective in cutting vibration on any of the standard or steering head type mounts?

And a dumb newbie question - just where is the clutch resevoir? Pix anyone?




No vibration at all with Jack Frost's mount. I have had mine on my 07 RT for 2 years - not one issue with vibration. I use different length ram arms depending on bag size or no bag at all.

You won't be disappointed with this mount!


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#322225 - 04/18/08 07:02 PM Re: Where to mount Zumo 550 on R1200RT? [Re: Bandha]  
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This sounds like the go, I hope you've been busy making stock Jim.

I also meant to include the link to the TouraTech Mount

The above-dash type mounts look better placement wise but I don't want to go near the scary looking fairing dismantling at this stage (does it void your warranty?). I would hope it all fits back together with less trouble than an Ikea bookshelf.


Carl
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#322226 - 04/18/08 07:25 PM Re: Where to mount Zumo 550 on R1200RT? [Re: Bandha]  
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Here are a few fabricated above dash solutions.

Linky 1

Linky 2


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