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GPS mounted on New Versys

I have finally gotten the Zumo set u on my new Versys. I still need to run the wire under the side panel, but will do that this week. Has anyone on the board removed the side panels on the new V1K? Any hints on making sure I get them back on correctly.. you all think I am kidding haha. Where do you all have your gps located on the bike?



went with the local BMW club for a short ride yesterday. The new V1K was the talk of the breakfast. Good times.




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My "GPS" is in my pocket (my phone) and it bluetooths to my helmet
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My "GPS" is in my pocket (my phone) and it bluetooths to my helmet
Kind of hard to see the map that way, isn't it?
Unless, of course, you have a heads-up display or a really long and flexible neck.

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I would need my glasses on to see the map so seeing it while I'm moving is out anyway
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I would need my glasses on to see the map so seeing it while I'm moving is out anyway
My issue with phones is there ain't reception in a lot of places I like to go. I assume their GPS wouldn't work without it. I also wouldn't want to run over some minute limit streaming music where I did get reception and then get an enormous phone bill. I've used XM thru a Garmin Zumo for many years and it works well. Best I can tell, it even survived the deer strike.
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You are treading in virgin territory with the V1k. Might want to get a service manual to figure out the jigsaw puzzle of bike you have.

I like RAM mounts for GPS. Use the reservoir mount.

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My issue with phones is there ain't reception in a lot of places I like to go. I assume their GPS wouldn't work without it. I also wouldn't want to run over some minute limit streaming music where I did get reception and then get an enormous phone bill. I've used XM thru a Garmin Zumo for many years and it works well. Best I can tell, it even survived the deer strike.
Do the GPS thing when you have reception and it's fine unless you want to change things where you have no reception. I only listen to music that is already on my phone, I only stream when I'm on wi-fi, so it works for me.
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