Zumo on a Sprint Plan A

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by mark, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. mark

    mark Guest

    RAM ball on an 8mm thread replacing one of the bar riser allen bolts.
    Clip mounting bits from Zumo box to that.
    Buy Triumph GPS cable kit for Tiger and connect to unused heated grip
    socket.
    Does it get any simpler/harder? Anything I should know?

    '09 ST1050
     
    mark, Nov 6, 2009
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. mark

    Colin Irvine Guest

    If you switch off the ignition (e.g. petrol stop) the Zumo will switch
    off in 20 seconds unless you tell it not to. I've got mine wired to
    the battery via a switch for that reason.
     
    Colin Irvine, Nov 7, 2009
    #2
    1. Advertisements

  3. Using the patented Mavis Beacon "Hunt&Peck" Technique, mark
    <searches memory>
    <predictably fails>

    Let me know if you don't have a WUN-Special thumbscrew to replace the
    silly stock lockscrew.
     
    Wicked Uncle Nigel, Nov 7, 2009
    #3
  4. mark

    Lozzo Guest

    I've never used the lockscrew on mine. What's the point of it because
    mine has never undone the clasp in 25,000 miles in the car and about
    6,000 on the bike.
     
    Lozzo, Nov 7, 2009
    #4
  5. mark

    Higgins Guest

    <prompts WUN's memory, in a mildly embarrassed fashion>
     
    Higgins, Nov 7, 2009
    #5
  6. mark

    Nige Guest

    It's a fiddly fucking thing too.

    --


    Nige,

    BMW K1200S
    Range Rover Vogue
     
    Nige, Nov 7, 2009
    #6
  7. mark

    Steve Guest

    Mr WUN's isn't fiddly - it fits nicely between your thumb
    and forefinger and is very satisfying to twizzle.

    Steve
     
    Steve, Nov 7, 2009
    #7
  8. mark

    TMack Guest

    Ooer missus!
     
    TMack, Nov 7, 2009
    #8
  9. mark

    mark Guest

    Is this a real problem? How long does it take to find the satellites
    again?
    I'd have to find a spot for a switch......................
     
    mark, Nov 7, 2009
    #9
  10. mark

    mark Guest

    (Lets WUN know)
    No I don't. Mind you; I don't have the silly one yet
    either.....................
    (/Lets WUN know)

    What's the problem with the silly one?
     
    mark, Nov 7, 2009
    #10
  11. mark

    mark Guest

    Heh. I bought Autoroute 2000 Europe years (9) ago.
    Gave up then as Google maps turned up :)

    Its awkward using a lappy when you're riding......
     
    mark, Nov 7, 2009
    #11
  12. mark

    wessie Guest

    you have to have the ignition switched on to use the satnav. A PITA if you
    want to do a bit of route planning whilst having a break from riding,
    especially on a recent bike where you cannot turn off the lights.
     
    wessie, Nov 7, 2009
    #12
  13. mark

    mark Guest

    Good point noted. Won't bother with the Triumph cable then.
     
    mark, Nov 7, 2009
    #13
  14. mark

    wessie Guest

    <thinks>

    that would be true for my 2610. The Zumo might have a battery. Still a PITA
    if you forget to tell it to stay powered on once the external supply is
    off.
     
    wessie, Nov 7, 2009
    #14
  15. mark

    Steve Guest

    You have to fart about finding the miniscule special screwdriver and
    then
    try to fit the miniscule end in the miniscule screw.
    Just get a WUN screw-o-matic and have done with it.
    Steve
     
    Steve, Nov 7, 2009
    #15
  16. mark

    mark Guest

    Ahem. I will have soon :)
    (Adds Tiger gps cable back to the list)
     
    mark, Nov 7, 2009
    #16
  17. mark

    Colin Irvine Guest

    Of course if you have the Zumo wired independent of the ignition you
    can switch it on and have it find the satellites, look at routes and
    so on before you start the engine. I find that very handy.
     
    Colin Irvine, Nov 7, 2009
    #17
  18. mark

    mark Guest

    I may well buy a 660. Its battery life is a claimed 6hrs so I guess it
    just needs switching on and it will get on with it anyway.

    What about security? I guess I ought to have the thing easily removable
    as well?
     
    mark, Nov 7, 2009
    #18
  19. mark

    Lozzo Guest

    Mine's wired direct to the battery so I don't have these problems. When
    I take it out of the cradle I let it switch itself off when it's put in
    the case.
     
    Lozzo, Nov 8, 2009
    #19
  20. mark

    Colin Irvine Guest

    It will be anyway.
     
    Colin Irvine, Nov 8, 2009
    #20
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.