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    2013 R1200RT system navigation integration

    Ok so my first post an introduction and a question. I have been riding since 1970 mostly off road racing and a couple of years street riding experience. I am buying a 2013 90th Anniversary Edition Low Suspension bike with 800 miles on it. It does not have a nav unit on the bike. I have searched the forum and cannot find the answer I am looking for. Can I add a BMW Navigator 4 or 5 and have it integrated in to the controller on the left handlebar? I thought with this controller the nav unit could be controlled through it but maybe I am wrong. My guess is an off the shelf new Zumo 590lm wont integrate to the BMW system and would be touchscreen controlled. I am really new to the m/c world of navigation but well versed in the car systems. Can someone help a brother out as to my best option for my new to me bike. Oh yea, I have a Yamaha GTS1000 in the garage.

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    Only thing you can control with the wheel is the volume, thru the speakers...

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    Thought I new - we don't know what we don't know!

    I saw this youtube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgev4zoXIOk . The controller seems to control a little more than volume but not ot the degree I thought. Sounds like just the new GS and K1600 bikes control the nav system. My bad on my part as I thought the multi controller would do that. I am a bit bummed at that so I may consider the new Zumo then

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    I have owned a number of Garmin zumo units. Some BMW branded, some not. I would recommend that you avoid the BMW branded units. There is zero advantage other than having the BMW logo. Software updates are few and far between. Support is minimal, and every conversation with Garmin support is problematic. The only real feature is the dealer list and that can easily be added to the non branded units. I have had 450, 550 (BMW), and 660. I would recommend the 660. I use mine with a Sena SMH10 headset. I am mostly happy. I will warn you however that Garmins Bluetooth implementation is flakey. It works, but don't get all bent out of shape when connections drop, etc. the convenience way outweighs the hassle. I have found that the less I control with Garmin the better. I have moved phone and music functions to my iphone, speed dial to my Sena and only ask the Zumo to navigate and give me audio directions. Seems to work fine. That has been my experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vmx503 View Post
    I saw this youtube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgev4zoXIOk . The controller seems to control a little more than volume but not ot the degree I thought. Sounds like just the new GS and K1600 bikes control the nav system. My bad on my part as I thought the multi controller would do that. I am a bit bummed at that so I may consider the new Zumo then
    what were you expecting? i thought it controlled the same, zoom in zoom out, select a variety of things, etc. for the price, i ended up buyign a cheap 300 dollar nuvi 550 instead.
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    If you do decide cheaper is better a least get a unit that accepts custom routes. They are listed here. https://support.garmin.com/support/s...00000000000%7d
    Lynn
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    In case link is bad here is list:
    https://support.garmin.com/support/searchSupport/case.faces?caseId={f2cf7300-77af-11e2-65d0-000000000000}

    nuvi

    o nuvi 55
    o nuvi 56
    o nuvi 65
    o nuvi 66
    o nuvi 295W
    o nuvi 465
    o nuvi 500 series
    o nuvi 700 series
    o nuvi 705 series
    o nuvi 800 series
    o nuvi 805 series
    o nuvi 1400 series
    o nuvi 1690
    o nuvi 2400 series
    o nuvi 2405 series
    o nuvi 2407 series
    o nuvi 2408 series
    o nuvi 2505 series
    o nuvi 2507 series
    o nuvi 2508 series
    o nuvi 2707 series
    o nuvi 2708 series
    o nuvi 3400 series
    o nuvi 3500 series
    o nuvi 3700 series
    o nuvi 3507 series
    o nuvi 3508 series
    o nuvi 5000
    zumo

    o zumo 220
    o zumo 350
    o zumo 390
    o zumo 400 series1
    o zumo 5001
    o zumo 5501
    o zumo 590
    o zumo 6601
    o zumo 6651
    StreetPilot

    o StreetPilot 2000 series
    o StreetPilot 7000 series
    RV/Camper

    o RV/Camper 760
    Quest

    o Quest
    o Quest 2
    Lynn
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    2002 BMW R1150RT
    2008 Kawasaki Versys

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    Awesome! Thanks for all of the help. I have a much better understanding now.

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