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Old 04-23-2016, 01:37 PM
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Navigator V lead too short

When I bought my 2010 K1300GT, BMW (Oxford, UK) fitted a Nav V on the handlebars in the deal - although they did not ask me where I wanted it fitted and I presumed it would be above the instruments. My bad! . I've slowly tired of it's position and so bought Touratech's GPS bar (image) for above the instrument panel together with their Nav V locking bracket. It's a real pain to put together but with help from the 'long haired commander' we got there in the end.

My problem is: the Nav V is now above the instruments cluster - where I want it - but the cable running to the battery is so short it is pulled really tight and runs vertically from the battery cover up in front of my rev counter to the touratech mount.

Can I get an extension for the battery cable? It does not go directly to the battery but into the black box immediately in front of the battery. If I can get an extension is the wiring easy to do? Am I better off getting BMW to do it? Am I stuck with what I've got? After such a nice job the cable just looks silly.
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Old 05-19-2016, 06:03 PM
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Re: Navigator V lead too short

Thought i'd bring this to its happy ending. Thanks to BMW Oxford North who advised me to take the bike further apart and low and behold the wiring for the GPS was folded and cable-tied underneath the bodywork near the battery. easily long-enough and job done and all well.
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