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    Zumo car mount on bike?

    I'll be renting an F800R in Europe next month and would like to use my zumo 660. I don't want to take my permanent mount off my bike though. Anyone try using the car suction mount on a bike? The guy from the rental place said the bike comes with a "standard (non bmw) aftermarket socket on the handlebar". I assume that means a standard 12v cigarette lighter type outlet?

    Looking for any suggestions on how I can use the 660 for a few days without the standard mount. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobr9 View Post
    I'll be renting an F800R in Europe next month and would like to use my zumo 660. I don't want to take my permanent mount off my bike though. Anyone try using the car suction mount on a bike? The guy from the rental place said the bike comes with a "standard (non bmw) aftermarket socket on the handlebar". I assume that means a standard 12v cigarette lighter type outlet?

    Looking for any suggestions on how I can use the 660 for a few days without the standard mount. Thanks.
    Try using one of these: http://www.rammount.com/NewProducts/...5/Default.aspx

    Used one on my bicycle and took it with us when we went to San Diego with my GF's NC700X in the bed of my truck. Worked great!

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    You could put it in the map window of a tankbag.
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    I know the functionality is different between the mounts but it's been a long time since I sold my 660 and don't recall what the diffs are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tommcgee View Post
    I know the functionality is different between the mounts but it's been a long time since I sold my 660 and don't recall what the diffs are.
    You mean the functionality of the zumo itself or of the mount only? I was not aware that there would be any difference in the zumo functionality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobr9 View Post
    The guy from the rental place said the bike comes with a "standard (non bmw) aftermarket socket on the handlebar". I assume that means a standard 12v cigarette lighter type outlet?

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    Instead of a OEM socket, maybe it has a Powerlet socket. The Powerlet socket will accept a BMW type plug.
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    Quote Originally Posted by akbeemer View Post
    You could put it in the map window of a tankbag.
    When I first got a GPS I tried this and I wasn't able to view the screen at the flat angle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tommcgee View Post
    I know the functionality is different between the mounts but it's been a long time since I sold my 660 and don't recall what the diffs are.
    When you try to use the fuel gauge on the GPS when it is in the car mount, it does not work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobr9 View Post
    You mean the functionality of the zumo itself or of the mount only? I was not aware that there would be any difference in the zumo functionality.
    The mounts have active electronics in them and both the car and bike mount tell the Zumo to do different things. As I said, I sold the 660 a few years ago, so don't recall what the diffs are, I just know for sure that they are there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockbottom View Post
    I got one of these to use on a loaner 2011 R1200RT while my 2014 is grounded. Cheap and takes about 20 seconds to install.

    It's a RAM-B-367U

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    So you used your regular bracket, which means you must have hard wired to the bike?

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