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OfflineYanto Maan

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    Using a Nav VI on a 2009 RT?
    « on: 2020-03-26 11:03:06 »
    Hi guys, new here. Just acquired a lovely 2009 RT to go with my R1250R. The R came with a Nav VI which I would like to use with the RT. I am guessing that I need to acquire another cradle and then get it wired in? What type of cradle can I use as the only ones I have seen for sale are the type with a few buttons on the left side of the cradle?

    OnlineDavid.

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      Re: Using a Nav VI on a 2009 RT?
      « Reply #1 on: 2020-03-26 11:34:53 »
      What type of cradle can I use as the only ones I have seen for sale are the type with a few buttons on the left side of the cradle?

      Looking at this thread on BMWMOA, https://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread.php?92324-BMW-Nav-VI-cradle-for-other-bike and as far as I know, the only other option is a Garmin Zumo 660/665 cradle. They are now discontinued but may be some floating around.
      « Last Edit: 2020-03-26 11:40:37 by David. »

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        Re: Using a Nav VI on a 2009 RT?
        « Reply #2 on: 2020-03-26 11:47:54 »
        I just changed one on one of our blood bikes. You will probably have to make a bracket, but you need a 660 cradle or Nav V cradle without the buttons, which is a GS fit. I got ours off UKGSER forum for £35, keep an eye on there, quite a few are not swapping to the new XT sat nav so cradles are starting to appear for sale

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          Re: Using a Nav VI on a 2009 RT?
          « Reply #3 on: 2020-03-26 12:05:33 »
          BMW offer a genuine bracket which accepts both the BMW & Zumo Nav. cradles.



          Other non-OEM brackets are available too.
          « Last Edit: 2020-03-26 12:07:43 by David. »

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            Re: Using a Nav VI on a 2009 RT?
            « Reply #4 on: 2020-03-26 13:30:22 »
            Many thanks for the great advice

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              Re: Using a Nav VI on a 2009 RT?
              « Reply #5 on: 2020-03-26 13:41:12 »
              This is what you're looking for in terms of a cradle. It should plug straight into the loom for switched power.


              I bought one from there in order to use the Navigator V on a Yamaha.



              Look at Hornig or Wunderlich at Nippy Norman for a suitable top-of-dashboard mount.


              Hope this helps ......


              John
              « Last Edit: 2020-03-26 13:44:34 by beemerboy9 »
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                Re: Using a Nav VI on a 2009 RT?
                « Reply #6 on: 2020-03-26 14:29:07 »
                This is what you're looking for in terms of a cradle. It should plug straight into the loom for switched power.


                I bought one from there in order to use the Navigator V on a Yamaha.



                Look at Hornig or Wunderlich at Nippy Norman for a suitable top-of-dashboard mount.


                Hope this helps ......


                John


                Cheers appreciated

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                  Re: Using a Nav VI on a 2009 RT?
                  « Reply #7 on: 2020-03-26 15:33:23 »
                  The other option is a Garmin Zumo 660 cradle. They are now discontinued but may be some floating around.

                  Looks like they are indeed still available, https://www.activegps.co.uk/garmin-zumo-660-motorcycle-mount-kit.htm at a cost.

                  Confirms to be compatible with the BMW Nav. VI.
                  « Last Edit: 2020-03-26 15:37:15 by David. »

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                    Re: Using a Nav VI on a 2009 RT?
                    « Reply #8 on: 2020-03-27 22:05:38 »
                    Thanks that is expensive but maybe simplest way although I wonder whether just buying a second sat nav is a better option lol