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*Originally Posted by DogBike [+]
Do you need the Sat Nav prep for the connected ride, It would be great to have all the functionality but my bike doesn't have the Sat Cradle?

Yes you need the BMW nav prep to work with the connected ride cradle, there may be a used one on ebay but I don't know if it will need coding to the bikes canbus system.

If you can live without the extra functions then Quadlock seems like a good option and the mirror mount looks like it will fit the bar of the givi bracket, they also do a wireless charging head.
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F900 Series Main Chat / Re: Engine really noisy ??
« Last post by Adventure Bo on Yesterday at 04:37:44 pm »
Well had the bike in for its first annual service and two of the tecky guys listened to it and both said no thats correct,youll do 100Kmiles on that and it wont sound any different, then started a S1000R up for me to listen to I ducked, I thought bits of engine was going to actually hit me !! they all sound the same so it must be me but my R1250GS is quieter without doubt, its still got 2 years BMW Warranty on it so if anything is wrong it can go back, but in the meantime ill enjoy riding it as I really like the bike it feels so much lighter than the GS
Rob
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New Member Introductions / Greetings from North London
« Last post by beejayF900 on Yesterday at 09:43:47 am »
Traded in my Tiger800 for ex demo F900XR TE in white.
First impressions very positive, great handling and willing engine.
Love the cruise control function at any speed and quickshifter.
Looking forward to getting some miles in.
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My bike came with the nav prep unit so after 1 year of thinking and reading I opted with the OEM Cradle option. It mounts on the 4 bolts on your handlebar.
I have to say I enjoy it A LOT - using your wonderwheel to control your phone is awesome. If android/apple let's them  control other applications like Android Auto/Apple carplay it will be uber!
The only downside it's pricey, but I think it's a lot better than the chineese rip-offs with their Wireless charging (I don't trust how good they waterproof it).
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New Member Introductions / Re: F900XR Fan
« Last post by WestonBend on Yesterday at 12:18:56 am »
Welcome! Good luck with your search.
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Sat Navs, Intercoms, Cameras, and other Tech Gadgets / Re: Best Phone Mount Options
« Last post by DogBike on October 02, 2022, 11:09:53 pm »
Do you need the Sat Nav prep for the connected ride, It would be great to have all the functionality but my bike doesn't have the Sat Cradle?
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Sat Navs, Intercoms, Cameras, and other Tech Gadgets / Re: Best Phone Mount Options
« Last post by Stonesie on October 02, 2022, 08:09:06 pm »
The GIVI sat nav mount will give you a mounting bar above the dash and I personally relocated the sat nav base there as a tank bag wouldn't fit with it on the bars...
https://www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk/motorcycle_parts/content_prod/666451

For a phone mount I use the connected cradle, it holds my Android phone (OnePlus 10 pro) nice and secure and has either wired or wireless charging. Also whilst using the connected app it is a pretty decent navigator with control through the wonder wheel and menu button. :062:

It's not perfect, today it just refused to connect to the cradle but that was solved by removing and re-installing the app on my phone, I had to download the maps again but all my trips were saved.
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Sat Navs, Intercoms, Cameras, and other Tech Gadgets / Best Phone Mount Options
« Last post by DogBike on October 02, 2022, 07:38:43 pm »
Dear all,
There do seem to be a few mentions of phone mounts but am after advice as I want to fit an iPhone probably above the display so that I can see it in line of sight.  What cradles are best, any views on mounts and also how to get power to the cradle for a wireless charger as I don't want to have to fiddle with plugging in each time.
Any advice welcome!
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New Member Introductions / F900XR Fan
« Last post by joe4702 on October 01, 2022, 09:59:44 pm »
Hello. I recently test rode a used 2021 XR at my friendly local BMW Motorad dealer and immediately liked it. Unfortunately it was a low suspension model and a tad too cramped for me. But next time a low mileage standard suspension version shows up, I plan on buying it to replace my Vstrom 650. The Strom is cool but I want a bit more horsepower for the freeway. The 270 crank twin feels similar to the 90 degree V although not quite as smooth. I was also interested in the Tracer 900GT but after a test ride, I like the XR better.

I also ride an R1200RS.

Just lurking here for now to learn more about the XR.

Joe

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Modifications, Accessories, and Appearance / Re: Sw Motech Pro Rearbag Tail Bag
« Last post by Snatchy on September 29, 2022, 05:02:37 pm »
I have the smaller SW Pro bag on mine. When extended to the 14 litre i can fit lunch, trousers, and waterproofs in this bag. Absolutely love it.



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