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Offline daverobo

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Sat Nav locking
on: January 20, 2019, 12:19:13 PM
Why on earth BMW have failed to fit the lockable  sat nav mount to the XR is beyond me ,as it’s fitted to many of their other bikes ,  other than my sceptical view that they want to force owners to spend more money to retro fit their own .
Having said that my Nav 6 cost £700 , there is no way I would feel comfortable leaving it in situ even during a short visit to a cafe , so decision made it needs locking in.
I have made enquiries and I can buy the BMW locking cradle for £48, and the original key can fit it , which I like, the question is has anybody come up with an ingenious way of locking the sat Nav in to the existing mount without buying the retro fit locking mount, if so some images would be good
I’ve been thinking of some sort of fabricated bolt on sleeve around the lever that you push to release the unit, 
Any ideas ? :027: :027: :027:

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Re: Sat Nav locking
Reply #1 on: January 20, 2019, 12:52:34 PM
It's not less expensive, but I thought this was a nice solution.

https://robertbeckerdesign.com/shop?olsPage=products%2Fkradellock-659
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Re: Sat Nav locking
Reply #2 on: January 20, 2019, 01:09:54 PM
Thanks fir the reply, but unfortunately it just takes me to their blank web page  :232:

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Re: Sat Nav locking
Reply #3 on: January 20, 2019, 01:28:38 PM
Works for me, but maybe just try their main URL and look for kradellock 659.
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Re: Sat Nav locking
Reply #4 on: January 20, 2019, 01:40:57 PM
Speedy - have you seen one in the flesh ?

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Re: Sat Nav locking
Reply #5 on: January 20, 2019, 02:05:09 PM
Mark,

A buddy just ordered one, so not yet, but I will in about a week or so.  If I like it, I'll probably go this route as well.  To me, the GS OEM approach looks good as well but it just takes up too much real estate in my dash area when I'm not using my GPS - which is at least 50% of the time, maybe more...
Last Edit: January 20, 2019, 02:08:44 PM by Speedy
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Re: Sat Nav locking
Reply #6 on: January 20, 2019, 02:07:31 PM
Just a word of warning. Steer well clear of the Wunderlich offering, it is an absolute heap of crap. I  have now removed it and lobbed it in the bin. My new solution is back to basics ! take it off and put it in my pocket.
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Re: Sat Nav locking
Reply #7 on: January 20, 2019, 02:46:02 PM
Yeah read somewhere that the wunderlich alternative was crap, the lock was like one you'd find on a garage door ????

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Re: Sat Nav locking
Reply #8 on: January 20, 2019, 04:53:16 PM
I am using the Touratech Zumo 660 cradle with my Nav VI, for couple of reasons:
1) I've had it since my 05 R12GS, and the Nav series fit
2) Even if you don't lock it, most people will not know how to open it(unless they have one)
3) it is sturdy and secure
4) also has vibration damping mountings.

Only con is that it is quite large. It is expensive (@$180), but I think I would go this route again, main;y for the security and the vibration damping.

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Re: Sat Nav locking
Reply #9 on: January 20, 2019, 05:38:12 PM
Daverobo. You can fit th bmw locking mount, it’s not expensive, but mods are required to enable the key to fit as the lock is blocked by the screen mount. This is probably why bmw do not offer it as standard. Search this site for mods to enable it to work.

 


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