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Offline LittleWalleez

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GPS mount
« on: April 29, 2018, 01:11:10 pm »
Where's the best place you've found to mount a gps?  On the hanlebars?  the windscreen mount?  How's the vibration? 

I need to mount my garmin 610 and have a ram mount.  Curious about everyones experiences with this! :question:

Offline BigBob

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Re: GPS mount
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2018, 01:25:51 pm »
Where's the best place you've found to mount a gps?  On the hanlebars?  the windscreen mount?  How's the vibration? 

I need to mount my garmin 610 and have a ram mount.  Curious about everyones experiences with this! :question:
actually no idea why I have this pic!  But I like it on the bar with ram mount. Solid and easy to reach. Not in the way of instruments or single track right in front.
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Offline Nikolajsen

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Re: GPS mount
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2018, 01:57:03 pm »
Me too. I just made a special bracket, where the cradle is directly monted.
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Offline RCinNC

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Re: GPS mount
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2018, 02:03:52 pm »
Mine is mounted to the accessory bar on the windshield mount.  There's too much vibration without some sort of reinforcement to the mount, so I got a set of reinforcing bars from a member on the forum (Propsoto).  The cradle for the GPS is a RAM cradle (the GPS is a Nuvi 2455).  It's attached to the accessory bar with the standard RAM double socket, and a homemade ball mount.  I did modify the adjustment knob of the RAM double socket so it would be easier to tighten; it's a little confined in the space between the mount and the windshield to get my hand in there.  The GPS plugs into a USB port on a homemade shelf mounted above the instrument pod; I made a bracket that allows me to screw the USB power cable from the GPS into the USB outlet, so it won't come loose from vibration while riding.





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Offline 2daMax

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Re: GPS mount
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2018, 01:43:28 am »

Here is a DIY bar for Gen1 S10.



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Offline Stef

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Re: GPS mount
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2018, 10:52:02 pm »
I've got my Zumo and a cellphone cradle on my accessory bar.  They're rock solid.


Offline Hfjeff

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Re: GPS mount
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2018, 11:09:48 pm »
I used a TechMount directly on the handlbars in the middle and it was perfect and solid.  However I just installed a Helibar riser block and can no longer mount here.  So I am looking at the cross member of the Madstad bracket.

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Re: GPS mount
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2018, 02:51:05 am »
I've got the SW-Motec vibration damped jobbie.  I had to make up a little plate to raise the GPS cradle up a bit higher so that the dash wasn't obscured:







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Re: GPS mount
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2018, 01:00:26 am »
I've got my Zumo and a cellphone cradle on my accessory bar.  They're rock solid.

Greetings, Where did you get those 2 gadgets that clamp to the accessory bar? I want to locate the display for my TPMS there.

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Offline Stef

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Re: GPS mount
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2018, 01:06:24 am »
Greetings, Where did you get those 2 gadgets that clamp to the accessory bar? I want to locate the display for my TPMS there.

https://www.rammount.com/part/RAM-B-408-37-62U

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