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#996628 - 09/11/17 05:21 PM Alternatives Instead of Navigator V or Vl
Stu K Offline
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Does anyone know if there is an alternative to the Nav 5 or 6 that will fit the cradle on the RT and integrate with the audio system or are the Navigator units the only alternative without much customization/modification?
Thxs.,
Stu
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#996630 - 09/11/17 05:35 PM Re: Alternatives Instead of Navigator V or Vl [Re: Stu K]
realshelby Offline
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Navigator V & VI are Garmin made units built to BMW specs. They are the only units that will integrate with the on bike BMW systems.
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#996643 - 09/11/17 07:22 PM Re: Alternatives Instead of Navigator V or Vl [Re: Stu K]
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I think there are a couple of newer model Garmins that will physically connect to the RT. But none of them will allow you to use the wonder wheel or get audio through the bike's system. The BMW units are the only one's to do that. Basically you'd get power only.

I think there are also a couple of tweaks to the firmware as well. So it isn't just a pin-out issue to the connector.
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#996645 - 09/11/17 08:18 PM Re: Alternatives Instead of Navigator V or Vl [Re: realshelby]
Stu K Offline
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Thanks Terry...not what I wanted to hear....oh well
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#996646 - 09/11/17 08:21 PM Re: Alternatives Instead of Navigator V or Vl [Re: 92Merc]
Stu K Offline
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Thanks....was hoping that wasn't so but I guess BMW hold's you hostage...
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#996819 - 09/13/17 11:12 PM Re: Alternatives Instead of Navigator V or Vl [Re: Stu K]
ToddM Offline
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I added a Garmin 650

http://bmwsporttouring.com/ubbthreads/ub...5589#Post995589

The mount that I used could also replace the stock mount as it is the same size and bolt pattern and be hard wired. The 650 does everything I need.
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#996825 - 09/14/17 12:24 AM Re: Alternatives Instead of Navigator V or Vl [Re: Stu K]
AZgman Offline
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For me, the wonderwheel integration, along with the "my motorcycle" additional information made the jump from a Zumo 665 to a Nav V worthwhile. I got a used one at a good price and was able to sell my Zumo.
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#996830 - 09/14/17 01:04 AM Re: Alternatives Instead of Navigator V or Vl [Re: ToddM]
Stu K Offline
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Thanks for the info. I think I would like the integration of the wonder wheel and the capability of bluetooth without all the extra effort. So that being said I have to try and see if I can pick up a lightly used one for a decent price....
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#996831 - 09/14/17 01:06 AM Re: Alternatives Instead of Navigator V or Vl [Re: AZgman]
Stu K Offline
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Yeah, thats what I would want as well...I'll keep my eyes open for a decent price on a used V....thxs!
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#996880 - 09/14/17 06:11 PM Re: Alternatives Instead of Navigator V or Vl [Re: Stu K]
AZgman Offline
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I paid $400 and I have seen many go for that price.
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