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Offline daverobo

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Sat Nav locking
on: February 10, 2019, 10:39:32 PM
Okay , so I previously posted on here re sat Nav locking, asking for any suggested alternatives to the retro fitting of the BMW lockable cradle, eventually no doubt I will end up handing over my hard earned £48 to my friendly BMW dealer for the sat Nav lock that should have been fitted from standard.

I think I have come up with a decent alternative in the meantime, to ensure I’m able to keep my sat nav where it should be, and not in the pocket of some opportunist scumbag.

I would only put my faith in my solution for short stops eg fuel fill ups, coffee stops etc, but to be honest even if I had the locking cradle fitted I wouldn’t leave my Nav 6 on my bike in the car park at a big bike meet eg, BSB , MotoGP etc.

Here’s what Ive come up with, with the Sat Nav in place in the factory fitted mount :
Cut a piece of plastic tubing the exact length of the release catch, I found scotoiler delivery tubing was perfect, then cut it fully length ways, and fit it over the release catch, once in place reinforce it with three fine zip ties, snip of the excess and it is then impossible to push in the release catch to remover the sat Nav without first snipping of the cable ties and removing the tubing,
It’s a cheap fix, can’t be seen , and relatively simple to remove and refit if you want to, trust me first the potential thief would need to work out how you’ve secured it , then tthey would have to have with them a sharp pair of fine clippers, / knife , that’s unlikely , anyway not meant to be foolproof but I think it’s a reasonable solution , have a go and let me know what you think
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Re: Sat Nav locking
Reply #1 on: February 10, 2019, 11:18:57 PM
Seems a great Idea, But after wasting my cash on the rubbish wunderlich attempt at a sat - nav lock. I decided the easiest solution was just take the thing off and put it in my pocket.
Do not get me wrong your Idea seems sound and extremely cheap. And could work for others, my only reservation being if left in the cradle a half determined thief could very easily just rip the whole thing off. Hence my solution is to have it in my pocket......If its not on the bike they cannot nick it..   :164:
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Re: Sat Nav locking
Reply #2 on: February 11, 2019, 12:47:09 AM
*Originally Posted by Bree [+]
If its not on the bike they cannot nick it..   :164:

True, they'll just nick the whole bike then.. :027:

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Re: Sat Nav locking
Reply #3 on: February 11, 2019, 04:15:57 AM
*Originally Posted by smithy [+]
True, they'll just nick the whole bike then.. :027:

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But he'd still have the sat nav  :150:

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Re: Sat Nav locking
Reply #4 on: February 11, 2019, 04:26:25 AM
*Originally Posted by RyanGTXR [+]
But he'd still have the sat nav  :150:

LOL.. :008:

At least you'd know where you were going....whilst walking.. :001:

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Re: Sat Nav locking
Reply #5 on: February 11, 2019, 09:49:25 AM
Take it off and lock in top box - easy  :305:
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Re: Sat Nav locking
Reply #6 on: February 11, 2019, 10:44:25 AM
Don’t want to be having to do that every time I refuel

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Re: Sat Nav locking
Reply #7 on: February 11, 2019, 12:10:03 PM
*Originally Posted by daverobo [+]
Don’t want to be having to do that every time I refuel



It actually takes me longer to operate the quick release and remove the tank bag to refuel, than remove the sat nav.
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Re: Sat Nav locking
Reply #8 on: March 05, 2019, 04:05:09 PM
I had my bike nicked - luckily got it back - thanks Biketrac.

But they levered out the satnav - even though it was in a locking BMW cradle!

so no satnav.....

anyway, I landed up getting a new Sat nav  paid for by the insurance company.

Best way way for ultimate security take it off the bike with you.


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Re: Sat Nav locking
Reply #9 on: March 05, 2019, 07:31:13 PM
I've got a brand new BMW locking cradle, some standoffs and longer screws.
Could be up for sale as Im not so sure I'll be fitting it.
If anyone's interested.
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