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F750/850GS Main Chat board / Re: Bluetooth Headset
« Last post by SnoDrtRider on Today at 01:04:41 AM »
The SMH5 and all older headsets do have somewhat limited connectivity to multiple devices but it does work. The newer Sena headsets have multiple connections built in.
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F750/850GS Main Chat board / Re: Bluetooth Headset
« Last post by Gazza750 on Yesterday at 11:57:28 PM »
*Originally Posted by SnoDrtRider [+]
I was looking for this earlier but had to run off to a few jobs...

It appears I mistakenly told you to turn off media on the Nav... this will not allow you to get spoken navigation from the GPS to your headset.

Another thing I failed to mention is I also disabled the BMW Connect app on my phone as someone suggested it may interfere with connecting properly in some cases and since disabling the app the connections are more stable IMO.

These are the detailed instructions that were supplied to me by Lee Junge... the Accessories Manager at our Dealer (Hermey's BMW Port Clinton, PA.)

Delete all connections to all the devices TFT, Phone, Nav 6 and Sena.  Do a factory reset on all devices when possible.
Make sure ALL the devises and apps have been updated to the latest version (TFT, Phone, Nav 6 and Sena).  If you have a iPhone, make sure to do the recent OS update (one just came out a couple weeks ago)  and then update the BMW Motorrad Connected app.  This is very important because BMW has done some important updates in the app.
Try to perform all the following pairing procedures in a garage away from WIFI and other electrical interference.
Pair the Sena to the TFT using the main phone connection on the Sena.
Pair the Sena to the Nav 6 using the GPS connection on the Sena.
Pair the phone to the TFT.
Pair the phone to the Nav 6.  Once paired go to Bluetooth settings on the Nav 6 and turn off the phone calls for the GPS.  Leaving data on.
Finally pair your Sena with any other Sena for your com.
DO NOT pair your phone to the Sena.

SnoDrtRider - thanks for this! I have the Sena SMH5 so will use your guidance to connect everything up properly. Or at least I will once the UK lockdown has been lifted and I can get my bike out on the roads again lol
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New Member Introductions / Re: Hi from Canberra
« Last post by MikeOC on Yesterday at 04:31:12 PM »
Welcome and enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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New Member Introductions / Re: Hello GUYS . GREETINGS FROM GOA!!! INDIA.
« Last post by Oldplodder on Yesterday at 04:30:52 PM »
*Originally Posted by Pravin K [+]

so guys just wanted to ask if one is riding on motorways highways at speeds above 160kmph or thereabouts how the front tyre of thin profile feels ?
does it feel safe? i mean stable? or wobble?


Sorry but I can't answer that one as I haven't had an opportunity to try it as yet, I have been up to about 120kph and it has been really fine for me. Perhaps the opportunity may arise once this virus has gone.

Dave T
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New Member Introductions / Re: Hello GUYS . GREETINGS FROM GOA!!! INDIA.
« Last post by MikeOC on Yesterday at 04:30:10 PM »
Welcome and greatly enjoy your new 850!!!!!!!!!
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New Member Introductions / Re: Hey!! Greetings from NM
« Last post by MikeOC on Yesterday at 04:27:28 PM »
Oldplodder & dot2dot

IMO, below best sums-up the new/ all versions of the 850 F-GS, which comes from a  review from RoadCarver (Australian Motorcycle Reviews) which was for the F-GS 750 but IMO, and again it equally applies to the 850 & 850GSA versions.

The final verdict on the BMW f 750 gs
At the end of the day, I was left with a lot of admiration for the BMW f 750 gs. I didn’t expect it to be so swift and entertaining. F series BMWs in the past to me were a synonym for “useful, reliable and boring”.

Not any more- fun is back at the top of the menu. Also worth a mention is that while it feels super nimble and light to ride, the bike feels substantial.

Once in a while a model comes along that delivers something special and surprises - the BMW F750 GS is exactly that.I was so smitten by this mid-weight beemer I ordered one.

Who will like it?
Anyone who wants a fun, practical bike and like tech and convenience.
This bike is great in the city, canyon rides and even touring

Who won't like it:
•   Soy latte sipping hipsters. This bike is neither retro or made of coconut husks. Hipsters aside, even you just like classic motorcycles, this isn't is.
•   Die-hard supersport rocketship riders. The f BMW 750 gs is swift but certainly not a contender for a showdown with the s1000rr on a racetrack. In real-world back road bends the f 750 gs would keep up no sweat.
•   Viking-Stature Giants may find this bike a bit small - which is why BMW makes the 1200GS Adventure tank. Myself at average 178cm find it perfect.

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Lighting, Electrical, and Wiring / Re: Aux lights wiring
« Last post by dot2dot on Yesterday at 03:25:53 PM »
Ahhhh   got it. I appreciate the clarification.
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Lighting, Electrical, and Wiring / Re: Aux lights wiring
« Last post by RadioFlyer on Yesterday at 03:24:01 PM »
*Originally Posted by dot2dot [+]
When I was reviewing the information and specs Of available ZFEs, it seems that they are the equivalent of the Fuzeblock all grown up, on steroids and computer-integrated.

While on one hand it would seem to simplify things by making adding accessories as simple as plug and play, it brings back haunting memories of chasing down the infamous FJR spider bite. Sometimes simpler is better.

I think that you misunderstand. The ZFE is not an aftermarket accessory. The ZFE is the stock control module that BMW uses in the manufacture of the bike. There is but one ZFE. Adding aftermarket accessories requires that one consider how the ZFE may react if you tap into existing circuits. Essentially there are two approaches to adding accessories while avoiding possible intervention by the ZFE. Add a fuse block or add a more sophisticated intelligent electronic device that may be able to creatively accept or interpret signals on the bike's network(s). Both source power direct from the battery and supply it to the accessories.
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New Member Introductions / Re: Hello GUYS . GREETINGS FROM GOA!!! INDIA.
« Last post by Pravin K on Yesterday at 03:18:14 PM »
 :008:
Thanks Dave, Chris and Ab8mi.

so guys just wanted to ask if one is riding on motorways highways at speeds above 160kmph or thereabouts how the front tyre of thin profile feels ?
does it feel safe? i mean stable? or wobble?

thanks in advance....
regards
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Lighting, Electrical, and Wiring / Re: Aux lights wiring
« Last post by dot2dot on Yesterday at 03:11:49 PM »
When I was reviewing the information and specs Of available ZFEs, it seems that they are the equivalent of the Fuzeblock all grown up, on steroids and computer-integrated.

While on one hand it would seem to simplify things by making adding accessories as simple as plug and play, it brings back haunting memories of chasing down the infamous FJR spider bite. Sometimes simpler is better.
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