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Offlinewethead

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    Has anyone mounted a Garmin on a '21 RT?
    « on: 2021-09-05 20:49:38 »
    show pics please
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        Re: Has anyone mounted a Garmin on a '21 RT?
        « Reply #2 on: 2021-09-06 02:28:17 »
        Is this thread any help, BMW R1200RT / R1250RT forum - The BMW R1200RT/R1250RT forum


        That thread is great with super ideas.


        I am waiting on this company which developing a bracket to install behind the TFT and the owner promises to be a user-friendly gadget for the purpose of sporting an external GPS
        You are welcome to call and ask to be put on the waiting list for the bracket


        FMS Solutions, LLC[/font][/size]629 S Pokeberry PlSaint Johns, FL 32259-5438C: 201-264-8365F: 201-590-1115info@fmsaccessories.comwww.fmsaccessories.co

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          Re: Has anyone mounted a Garmin on a '21 RT?
          « Reply #3 on: 2021-09-06 09:37:23 »
          I see that FMS Accessories are specialists in the production of police motorcycle accessories, https://www.fmsaccessories.com/

          Perhaps they are developing stuff for the RTP, FMS Accessories. TFT Radar Display Dashboard Mount - MY2021+

          « Last Edit: 2021-09-06 10:20:53 by David. »

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            Re: Has anyone mounted a Garmin on a '21 RT?
            « Reply #4 on: 2021-09-06 20:59:52 »
            David, I talked with the owner...while the current bracket for the police radar reader may be used for an external GPS mount, he is developing a much more user-friendly bracket for the purpose of the GPS mount.


            My recent struggle with the GPS is: it won't clear the Computer Trip record.
            Well, its random, yesterday I tried to clear the data, it would not. This morning I jump on the bike and the data from previous trips was erased (cleared). Then, today I tried to clear it while I was parked and it would not again....glitch-o-rama
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              Re: Has anyone mounted a Garmin on a '21 RT?
              « Reply #5 on: 2021-10-11 07:49:17 »
              I finally gittirdone

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                Re: Has anyone mounted a Garmin on a '21 RT?
                « Reply #6 on: 2021-10-14 18:02:13 »
                BMW are providing a "Specially designed" Nav 6 mount thats been produced for the 1250RT.
                Anybody got any photo's of this Special mount.

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                  Re: Has anyone mounted a Garmin on a '21 RT?
                  « Reply #7 on: 2021-10-14 18:22:36 »
                  « Last Edit: 2021-10-14 18:37:49 by David. »

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                    Re: Has anyone mounted a Garmin on a '21 RT?
                    « Reply #8 on: 2021-10-14 19:59:54 »
                    So there is no Sat Nav integrated on the new TFT screen ?

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                      Re: Has anyone mounted a Garmin on a '21 RT?
                      « Reply #9 on: 2021-10-14 20:56:28 »
                      IMHO I can't understand why you would want to mount an additional Nav unit when you have the TFT screen.


                      I have the same bike and use a Samsung S21plus phone and everything works perfectly.


                      But at least the mount looks better than some I've seen.


                      Nice bike  ;)

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                        Re: Has anyone mounted a Garmin on a '21 RT?
                        « Reply #10 on: 2021-10-15 04:04:57 »
                        ...those who mount Gamin do not trust the TFT connectivity...the Garmin is a simpler way to do things...
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                          Re: Has anyone mounted a Garmin on a '21 RT?
                          « Reply #11 on: 2021-10-15 04:10:46 »
                          « Last Edit: 2021-10-15 04:15:59 by wethead »
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                            Re: Has anyone mounted a Garmin on a '21 RT?
                            « Reply #12 on: 2021-10-18 04:17:36 »
                            So there is no Sat Nav integrated on the new TFT screen ?


                            Unfortunately no - you must use the BMW Connected App on a smartphone. No phone, no GPS.


                            Also the connectivity is a combination of Bluetooth and Wifi which is wonky at best. Effectively BMW released all of this TFT Connectivity stuff while it was what most people would consider beta (aka not ready for primetime).




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                              Re: Has anyone mounted a Garmin on a '21 RT?
                              « Reply #13 on: 2021-10-18 05:41:58 »

                              you can get the bracket from these guys
                              https://www.fmsaccessories.com/bmw-navigator-mount-2021-tft


                              I just wanted to make this clear: mine is the pic on thumbnail; installed with the FMSA bracket, not on the handlebars like the big pic. However, my GPS is same: ZumoXT




                              here you go (Attachment Link)
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