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Modifications, Accessories, and Appearance / Re: Seat 750 vs 850
« on: June 20, 2021, 09:29:30 AM »
Thanks  :002:

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Modifications, Accessories, and Appearance / Seat 750 vs 850
« on: June 19, 2021, 02:19:28 PM »
Does anyone know if a 2021 750 GS seat would fit a 2020 850 GSA ?

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F750/850GS Main Chat board / Re: No radio with Sena 5s
« on: May 20, 2021, 09:16:47 AM »
*Originally Posted by knutk [+]
The GPS will handle phone calls in the same way as the TFT. However, the TFT allows you to handle the phone by using the Woderwheel rather than stretching forward to reach the screen for controlling the phone.
Also, the TFT connection allows playing media from the phone, as well as streaming of music or radio through the phone (But data cost and shortening battery duration for the phone will probably limit the enthusiasm .)

Display of speedlimit and traffic messaging may also be handled by the GPS.

I think the way TFT handles the phone is great, but it is annoying that for some reason, the TFT out of nowhere drops the stored connections, both to helmet and phone.

I do not know why that is, and it seems even more silly when you experience that pretty much anything else does not have this issue.

Thanks for responding. I find handling the phone with Siri voice control is much much easier than via the wonderwheel but I am only able to do this by taking the TFT out of the link. I am also able to use music from the phone and/or the Nav by connecting headset direct to phone rather than through TFT. For me going via TFT disables the most efficient method of control - by using voice commands.

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F750/850GS Main Chat board / Re: No radio with Sena 5s
« on: May 06, 2021, 03:56:18 PM »
I have a Packtalk Bold but have also given up connecting phone through the TFT.
I find that connecting this way loses me many of the Cardo voice commands and also Siri which I normally use to make calls.
I have music on the Nav 6 which I can control by the Nav screen with volume, skip track etc also working on voice commands.
I don't use the BMW Connected App as I prefer map view rather than turn by turn.

Have to say I'm at a bit of a loss to understand exactly what I'm missing by connecting this way.
Fail to understand exactly what I benefits are of connecting via the TFT?
Can anyone tell me please?


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*Originally Posted by GSAbumblebee [+]
Apparently.

Letís hope I donít need to test that theory!

Hopefully due for the End of May bank holiday trip.  Should have been a dash into Europe.  And great food, beer and different culture.Will be a trip to Torquay,  so it will at least be a different culture.   I am desperate not to have to fight the A303 so will be good if on a quiet bike and music on.  Should save 90minutes to two hours on the way back to M25 land.

Know how you feel - we had big Eastern European trip planned for June 20 which obviously didnít happen. Postponed to June 21 and scuppered again. Now doing Scottish trip instead - my first one since changing my 1200GSA for an 850 GSA 😁

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I personally wouldn't bother about using a lightly used and correctly stored helmet for in excess of 5 years.
It's your choice of course but I'm sure these recommendations have  an element of Sales input as well as just safety.

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I have an MRA VARIO on mine and am very happy with it.
I'm 5"11' and have a Packtalk Bold attached to the helmet.

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Personally I much prefer hard panniers to soft.
Much as I hate to disagree I wouldn't go for varios myself after having them on my first ever GS many years ago.
Heavy, lacking in space and look absolutely ridiculous when extended.

Just my view - which you can take or leave. :002:

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Modifications, Accessories, and Appearance / Re: Quadlock on GSA 850
« on: April 06, 2021, 05:58:55 PM »
Thanks for your reply Bizmarck.
So its just the handlebar mount you have and that fits fine with phone at right angle - no need for any spacers or extension arms that I see Quadlock offer?
I was aware of the vibration issue so would definitely go for the anti vibe mount. Not planning to use the charging mount as I thought id just run a charge lead from phone into the DIN socket next to the TFT.
Thanks again.

Hope all's well in NZ - planning a trip there in 2022 - all being well!

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Modifications, Accessories, and Appearance / Quadlock on GSA 850
« on: April 06, 2021, 08:07:37 AM »
Considering fitting Quadlock on my bike and asking those who have already done this exactly what brackets etc are required from Quadlock to get right angle for viewing phone. Iím guessing handlebar mount is best ?
Many thanks.

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