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Offline roger z1b

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Re: Sat nav locking plate for BMW 1000XR
« Reply #120 on: September 12, 2018, 07:49:03 PM »
A very helpful thread this one.  I ordered the parts from BMW as suggested and the other bits from the web links.  Just fitted the bits to the bike after getting dealer assistance in keying the barrel to my ignition.

 All fitted perfect. I can now swap the nav. unit from my GS to XR and back again with ease.  Peace of mind now when
 you just nip for a slash or the like
knowing the unit will be there when you get back ..... unless the bike is gone of course    :745:

Offline jay4967

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Re: Sat nav locking plate for BMW 1000XR
« Reply #121 on: August 30, 2019, 10:17:06 PM »
*Originally Posted by Bree [+]
Wunderlich is crap, fitted mine a while back, when I tried to lock it. The latch will not go far enough to lock, as it pushes against the back of the Sat-Nav.   Rubbish

Totally agree Bree, don't bother total pish, broke my satnav lever and had to get another one but thankfully someone kindly provided a cradle mount plus the loom. So spent £70 for this pice of pish, tried to bend it to shape and moved a bit but then snapped the lever. Sent email to wunderlich, no reply and they don't give a sh!t for customer help. Never buy from wunderlich for anything again tossers....whing over feel better!!

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Re: Sat nav locking plate for BMW 1000XR
« Reply #122 on: August 30, 2019, 10:25:09 PM »
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Everything  Will Be Alright In The End, If Not Then Its Not The End.

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Re: Sat nav locking plate for BMW 1000XR
« Reply #123 on: September 11, 2019, 12:43:36 AM »
Thanks for all the great info in this thread! After reading through all of it I ended up going with the Kradellock as it looked to be the cleanest, easiest to get the key in and is made of aluminum. It's a bit on the pricey side at $127 US but is an extremely well made piece of gear and I'm really pleased with how it looks on the bike. Only note if you get one it needs 45mm M4 screws and the ones in the kit only went up to 40mm.



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Re: Sat nav locking plate for BMW 1000XR
« Reply #124 on: September 12, 2019, 04:16:41 AM »
How does the Kradellock work?  I went to his website and I was surprised he didn't have anything on how it worked.

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Re: Sat nav locking plate for BMW 1000XR
« Reply #125 on: September 12, 2019, 04:36:05 AM »
It mounts between the base place and the nav mounting cradle. Once you pop your nav unit in, you press down on that top plate and push the button in the middle of the lock and that's it.

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Re: Sat nav locking plate for BMW 1000XR
« Reply #126 on: September 12, 2019, 04:44:26 AM »
got it, thanks.

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Re: Sat nav locking plate for BMW 1000XR
« Reply #127 on: May 11, 2020, 06:08:52 PM »
I've been going back and forth on whether to add a locking plate of some sort, either OEM or aftermarket but ultimately decided it only takes a few seconds to take the Nav out and throw it in my pocket or the lock it in the top box. I know there is always the chance of forgetting it one time and having it stolen, but if that happens shame on me. I decided it isn't worth monkeying around with it and would rather spend money and time on other improvements.

Not sure why BMW didn't use the locking plate in the first place.....ride safely!

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Re: Sat nav locking plate for BMW 1000XR
« Reply #128 on: May 18, 2020, 05:38:55 PM »
Please note:

That I wrote about this a few years ago or more when the S1000XR first came out.
subsequently on my 3rd S1000XR.
Each one had this mod on it. And its worth.

bike 2 was stolen with the Nav in it and recovered. but with no nav!! You can force it and get the NAV out - so its not foolproof. but will stop someone just walking by and removing it.

I still think its worth having. But why BMW never bothered to tighten up the security is beyond me.

Lets not come to the cynical conclusion that if they are stolen they make another sale......

Like the BMW person that said at one point 1 in every 2 GS's sold were being stolen.....

oh no - cynical - it cannot be that. 

it must be a weight saving or safety issue......

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Re: Sat nav locking plate for BMW 1000XR
« Reply #129 on: May 18, 2020, 05:46:17 PM »
As I already had a TomTom Rider which works perfectly for me I did not have to BMW offering so I removed the original mount and put my TomTom on in it's place. It fits perfectly and the locking plate works. I'm ready for touring - pity the world isn't ready for it !

 



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