Leaning back towards Scoots...

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Re: Leaning back towards Scoots...

Post by Bern » Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:32 am

horobags wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:14 am
congrats on your new Forza, :D Ive not fitted a sat nav to mine , ask Lyn on the NC forum ,he has a Forza , and a sat nav.
Don't think Lyn has fitted his yet Mark :? Dave on X9OC has put his in the 'cubby hole' at the base of the handlebars ....

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He picked up power by 'tapping' into the brake light switch.

Picture & info taken from ........ http://x9ownersclub.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=26393.0

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Re: Leaning back towards Scoots...

Post by PoppetM » Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:43 am

Ta for that. Will have a think, there must be a way to do it. Mine usually runs off the 12v socket

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Re: Leaning back towards Scoots...

Post by Bern » Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:06 am

Apparently the glovebox (where the power socket is located) is watertight & getting a cable out will break the integrety of the seal

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Re: Leaning back towards Scoots...

Post by Meldrew » Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:20 am

According to my learned friend and fellow Forza owner Brubaker, that's only how Mr Milnes could power up his his TomTom bud.

We both found we could simply plug a Garmin lead into the 12v socket and close the door of the glovebox without damaging anything.

So that's what I'm doing and mounting my Zūmo on the right handlebar using the redundant threaded mirror holes and some RAM Mount gear. I'd prefer using the left side nearer the socket but it has a fatter switch cluster because of all the extra switches and it prevents it. If I don't like that set up I'll go to an alternative I've been considering. ;)

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Re: Leaning back towards Scoots...

Post by PoppetM » Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:23 am

I had an NC and it had watertight storage, the cable coming out of the top of the storage didn’t cause a problem waterwise, not a drop got in.

There are redundant mirror holes to use? Hmm.. that sound like a good plan....

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Re: Leaning back towards Scoots...

Post by PoppetM » Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:55 pm

Ram mount on brake reservoir has just been suggested :)

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Re: Leaning back towards Scoots...

Post by poldark » Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:16 pm

PoppetM wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:55 pm
Ram mount on brake reservoir has just been suggested :)
Don't like those unless no other option, but that's just me.

They're obviously not central and always been nervous about potential stress of additional weight on the master cylinder. Though I've not heard any scare stories.

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Re: Leaning back towards Scoots...

Post by Meldrew » Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:25 pm

I have a RAM Mount brake reservoir in as new condition in a storage box labelled 'Useless S****'. I used it once on a touring trip with my Garmin Zūmo, Touratech cradle, and RAM arm set up. Even with longer screws supplied, the weight slackened them off and required regular tightening to prevent brake fluid leaking out the reservoir lid. It got so annoying that I had to use cable ties and electrical tape to keep the lid on,

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Re: Leaning back towards Scoots...

Post by philboulter » Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:27 pm

A mate of mine has just bought a new Xmax and is not happy at all with the headlights. He is jealous of my Burgman 650 which has brilliant headlamps (pun intended) and frankly trumps the Xmax on all fronts.

I cannot comment on the Forza, but I am more than happy at the moment with the Burgman. It accelerates to overtake anything on the Motorway effortlessly - and I am 20 stone.

The one down side between our two bikes - his XMAX125 gets 98mpg - and I am getting 59mpg on my 650

As for the SatNav - I use the Oxford Flexible option between the handlebars - it works fine - and is totally waterproof.

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Re: Leaning back towards Scoots...

Post by Z750Jay » Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:17 am

59mpg!
Dream of that with my Burg. Mind you I do ride a tadge faster than most


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