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#981044 - 02/26/17 07:57 AM Re: NAV V Locking system for RT [Re: Skywagon]
Andrew Harmsworth Offline
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Registered: 03/25/15
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I have modded mine to keep a complete Oem look but deter the opertunistic theif.

I removed the button filled in the slot that causes it to click into the bike with a bit of epoxy and put a bit of plastic in the other side of the button that prevents it releasing the sat nav.

The button goes back in looks OEM but cannot work, to release it I pull out the button and use a small screw driver to pop it out.

Not really connected with this thread but if anyone's interested I start a new one with picks

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#981077 - 02/26/17 08:21 PM Re: NAV V Locking system for RT [Re: strataj]
Paul De Offline
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Butt ugly!

I have wondered if someone would eventually come up with a replacement for the OEM release button with an integrated key lock. It would foil the quick opportunist thief. Frankly, regardless of the anti-theft approach to lock down the Nav device anyone wanting to steal it could just pry it off the dash and leave a bigger mess to fix.
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#981078 - 02/26/17 09:05 PM Re: NAV V Locking system for RT [Re: Andrew Harmsworth]
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I would like to see the pics.
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#981217 - 02/28/17 06:50 PM Re: NAV V Locking system for RT [Re: Andrew Harmsworth]
Artee Offline
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I would very much like to see what you've done here.
thanks,
Len

Originally Posted By: Andrew Harmsworth
I have modded mine to keep a complete Oem look but deter the opertunistic theif.

I removed the button filled in the slot that causes it to click into the bike with a bit of epoxy and put a bit of plastic in the other side of the button that prevents it releasing the sat nav.

The button goes back in looks OEM but cannot work, to release it I pull out the button and use a small screw driver to pop it out.

Not really connected with this thread but if anyone's interested I start a new one with picks
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#981375 - 03/02/17 05:11 PM Re: NAV V Locking system for RT [Re: strataj]
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And I thought the BMW MOA crowd were a bunch of malcontents who could find fault with anything. This seems like a viable product to me. All you have to do is dissuade the casual thief. This will get that job done. A potential thief will see a key lock on top of the unit, and think "it's locked on, move on". If they start messing with it, the movement will cause the theft alarm to engage. If I'm walking away from the bike for multiple hours, I'll take the GPS out of the cradle and lock it away. But, if I'm walking a half block to a diner for lunch, this device will do the job.
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#992800 - 07/22/17 01:51 PM Re: NAV V Locking system for RT [Re: strataj]
austavla Offline
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How about this:

http://www.oldtimers.si



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#992803 - 07/22/17 02:07 PM Re: NAV V Locking system for RT [Re: gordiet]
NoelCP Offline
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Originally Posted By: gordiet
I just remove it. Takes but a second.


And lock it in one of the cubbies works fine. Not worth the hassle and expense and absolutely if anyone really wanted it locked or not it could easily be extracted.


Edited by NoelCP (07/22/17 02:09 PM)

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#993098 - 07/25/17 04:01 PM Re: NAV V Locking system for RT [Re: NoelCP]
TJRL Offline
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Originally Posted By: NoelCP
Originally Posted By: gordiet
I just remove it. Takes but a second.


And lock it in one of the cubbies works fine. Not worth the hassle and expense and absolutely if anyone really wanted it locked or not it could easily be extracted.


But I have things in both cubbies already and they are very, very small.!!
Add to that, the same person who will seal your SatNav if left on the bike whilst you carry out that quick errand is the same person who saw you put it in the cubby that can be opened in moments with a screwdriver!!

PS - That truly ugly Wunderlich thing would not stop any thief for more than 10 seconds and as other have said, in that time they will do /$$ of damage before they walk away with your GPS!! Of course they could spend 30 seconds with a tork key or small spanner taking the ugly thing off / removing the locking bit but why would they waste the time when they can just damage your bike and walk away sooner?


Edited by TJRL (07/25/17 04:06 PM)
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#993289 - 07/28/17 05:52 PM Re: NAV V Locking system for RT [Re: strataj]
Bill_Walker Offline
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Is there still a market for stolen GPSs, when everybody with a smartphone has a GPS already? Yes, the motorcycle-specific units are very expensive, but part of the reason for that is that the market for them is fairly small.
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#993329 - 07/29/17 05:26 AM Re: NAV V Locking system for RT [Re: strataj]
Andrew Harmsworth Offline
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Registered: 03/25/15
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Hi just responding to the pm ask to include a link to the Oem mod to make it harder to remove.

http://bmwsporttouring.com/ubbthreads/ub...1510#Post981510



Edited by Andrew Harmsworth (07/29/17 05:26 AM)

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