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OfflineOldKid

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    Another Satnav Lock Option?
    « on: 2019-03-17 07:05:42 »
    Hi All, took a look and couldn't find this option which looks very good and pretty straightforward, no drilling etc:


    http://thetroshinbeemer.uk/offsite/SatNavLock/Sat_Nav_lock_review.php


    The site is nothing to do with me by the way & I am going to continue with my old Nav IV with 1250 when I pick it up as hoping to avoid the expense of another Garmin by using the phone for Nav, some good phone apps out there now and improving all the time.


    Probably won't bother with the lock myself (unless i ultimately get the Nav VI) as anyone who knows how to nick the sat nav from RT will probably not want the Nav IV :kacsint2: .....

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      Re: Another Satnav Lock Option?
      « Reply #1 on: 2019-03-17 13:28:55 »

      Yes it is a glaring omission on such a great bike to let several hundred quids-worth of sat nav free to the light fingered, while various fluids are inserted or removed to/from me and the bike.  As it says, it is not an overnight solution (the determined will butcher a way past it) but for brief stops it is great.  To be honest I've already dropped my Nav 5 a few times so that is more of a risk.


      The Oldtimers guys have posted here in the past, but the link you have provided is a really clear explanation.


      Thanks for posting!

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        Re: Another Satnav Lock Option?
        « Reply #2 on: 2019-03-17 22:20:49 »
        Yes it is a glaring omission on such a great bike to let several hundred quids-worth of sat nav free to the light fingered, while various fluids are inserted or removed to/from me and the bike.  As it says, it is not an overnight solution (the determined will butcher a way past it) but for brief stops it is great.  To be honest I've already dropped my Nav 5 a few times so that is more of a risk.


        The Oldtimers guys have posted here in the past, but the link you have provided is a really clear explanation.


        Thanks for posting!


        No prob's, suspect I will be bugging you guys with lots of queries soon and luckily very recently saw the link on youtube while searching for 1250RT stuff, so nice to offer something without doing any work!be........

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          Re: Another Satnav Lock Option?
          « Reply #3 on: 2019-03-19 13:46:09 »
          Looks a really neat solution. But having lived with removing the Nav when stopped for 4 years, I'm not sure its worth over £100 to me for a solution, got other farkles that need my hard earned for the 1250 first

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            Re: Another Satnav Lock Option?
            « Reply #4 on: 2019-03-20 05:59:43 »
            Yeh, understand that & your 'solution' will continue to be the same for me, at least as long as I stick with the Nav IV and that may well be as long as it or indeed I last :pee: ( The BMW / Garmin Navs are so well made my IV could easily outlast me as long as they continue to be supported) as I want to move ahead with iPhone / iPad and a suitable app. Think I have found the right app now (called 'scenic' - only currently suitable for iOS devices though) this for another post down the road though I reckon.  What I did find out was wireless iPads do not have integrated GPS :nif:  but this for another post too......

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              Re: Another Satnav Lock Option?
              « Reply #5 on: 2019-04-02 13:50:51 »
              Well, I took the plunge... and bought the Oldtimers sat nav lock for the R1200/1250RTLC. 


              Got to say they are really nice guys to deal with, and the kit arrived within three days (in UK).  It was a piece of cake to fit and works a treat. 


              OK, some will now jump in and say 'how much?!!!' but having used it a couple of times it just makes a good day ride out easier.  Before I was taking the Nav5 off at every stop (some don't I know),now it stays there all day while I stop and wander off to pay for fuel, buy coffee, go for a stroll, bag another RBR landmark, etc.....  These guys saw a problem and had the initiative to come up with a really neat fix so I don't begrudge them the cash.


              Recommended, but it should have been there from day 1 - thanks again BMW.

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                Re: Another Satnav Lock Option?
                « Reply #6 on: 2019-04-02 15:21:04 »
                Yes, it is such a neat solution, think I would have done it if I wasn't hanging on to the Nav IV & then anticipating moving over to an app and phone / iPad.


                Absolutely agree with you re "thanks again BMW", fantastic machines but BMW let themselves down in certain areas, I will post a review on the 1250 when I have a few more miles on the clock, there are a few more "thanks again BMW" :shirty: [size=78%].......[/size]