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post #1 of 13 Old 05-15-2019, 10:46 AM Thread Starter
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My latest K16GT hasn't got the Audio Option, which I know is a little unusual, but I have a couple of questions:

  • Has anyone else removed the speaker grills and put something else there? Any good 3D printing people that could make some small compartments for change etc here?
  • I hate the look of the blanked off buttons, has anyone else tried to cover these up? I was thinking of filling these and then putting a wrap of some kind over to cover them?
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Your power to weight ratio has improved w/o the audio option. Donít mess it up.
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My GT doesn't have the audio as I think it is pointless. Not concerned about the fake grills or blanked off buttons.
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You might be able to replace the buttons with functional switches and other controls for ancillary lights and things of that nature. You're not missing much with the stock BMW audio/entertainment crap they put on the bike. I believe someone made storage areas out of the speaker cut outs, though I don't remember the details.
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Does this mean you are missing the Nav option then? - I thought one had to opt for Audio in the UK, to access Nav prep.

As per post 4, I seem to recall some small storage areas being created in an old post, a bit like say those on a Honda Pacific Coast. A lot of hassle for little reward I suspect.
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You know... I was thinking about a couple of products that could be placed in lieu of the front speakers on my Grand. I never emit audio on my bike; always use a headset. I was thinking about building a prototype but I'd have to improve my fabrication skills.

Locking compartments. Electronics enclosures. Rocket launchers. There are a lot of things I can think of for that space.

My thought was to use an existing speaker assembly and make a plug of it to pour a female mold for. Then make new male blanks.
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Good discussion. Has anyone try to install the OEM audio system that was not prep for the audio.
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Does this mean you are missing the Nav option then? - I thought one had to opt for Audio in the UK, to access Nav prep.

As per post 4, I seem to recall some small storage areas being created in an old post, a bit like say those on a Honda Pacific Coast. A lot of hassle for little reward I suspect.
Nope. I have the Nav option on mine that can be accessed from the Wonder Wheel. It was not an optional extra.
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Nope. I have the Nav option on mine that can be accessed from the Wonder Wheel. It was not an optional extra.
Hi Dave W, does it work fully - I had a look and I cant seem to get it to zoom in and out like it did on my last bike? A lot of the other features work, but not all?

Does it sink with the fuel tank so comes up with the low warning when the fuel level is low?

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... As per post 4, I seem to recall some small storage areas being created in an old post, a bit like say those on a Honda Pacific Coast. A lot of hassle for little reward I suspect.
I would like it for tolls, side stand pucks etc - seems quite useful to me. The cabby holes by your legs aren't particularly useful when your riding. I have had a hunt and can't find anything.

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