Removing the NAVI computer from 2008 wing


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Removing the NAVI computer from 2008 wing

Postby marv@hestonphoto.com » Tue Aug 09, 2016 8:37 pm



Hi,

After owning my new to me 2008 NAVI/ABS/Airbag bike for a few months I have concluded, that for me, the only benefit to the Honda NAVI systems is to set the Dashboard clock. Yet since I can do this manually quite easily by hand, I'd like to remove the NAVI computer from the trunk on my bike and reclaim the space that it waste. Has anyone removed the NAVI computer? Does it affect anything else on the bike?

Thanks
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Re: Removing the NAVI computer from 2008 wing

Postby themainviking » Wed Aug 10, 2016 6:45 am

Easy enough to discover if it will affect anything by removing it. Loosen the plastic cover enough to pull the back away (right side) or just remove the cover and disconnect the plug that goes into the NAVI unit. If nothing untoward happens with the dash or the LCD display, you are good to finish removal. You will only gain about 2" by 5" by 9" on the very front of the trunk. Better save the unit somewhere dry and safe, because selling the bike again without it might be a tad difficult.

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Re: Removing the NAVI computer from 2008 wing

Postby marv@hestonphoto.com » Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:02 am

Thanks for the advice. After 25 years on a 1500 I had everything measured and packed to fit perfectly, "upgrading" to an 1800 has wreaked havoc on what we can carry. In the smaller 1800 space that small amount will make a big difference.
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