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Offline davedz

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Another Garmin mount
« on: May 25, 2009, 10:19:00 pm »
Not an original idea. Colin got me thinking about dash mounting my 2730 using a 2x4.  But I hate to drill holes if I can engineer an alternative.    So using a piece of 2x4, a steel bracket I modified from a server cable trough, a piece of steel strap, can of spray Plasti-Dip, and a RAM mount for the GPS, I built this...                    I tapered the 2x4, rounded the edges, routed out the place for the strap, then the strap was bent at the screw end and attached and the Plasti-dip was sprayed on (4 coats).  The clamp was cut, bent into shape, and drilled and also sprayed with 4 coats.  Last photo shows a hole in the bottom of the clamp in case I have to eventually put a screw into the underside of the dash.  I did put black duct tape in areas that I felt would get the most abrasion.  I attached a tie wrap anchor with a screw to hold the cables in place.  Only thing I still need is the audio adapter (2.5 to 3.5).    Oh, and my son borrowed it for a trip this weekend!    Thanks to colin for the idea seed!        2003 Concours  1983 Honda Silverwing  2008 Yamaha Majesty (new)  2003 Honda XR70 (son's)  
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« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2009, 09:09:00 pm »
That's a pretty neat idea, Dave. Congrats to you and Colin. I might have to try that.    Eddie  Sanford, FL  2005 Concours  1969 Triumph Bonneville  AMA# 686667 COG# 7073 CDA# 0136
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« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2009, 11:13:00 pm »
I too have seen Colin's and a piece of 2x4 is in the future.  2003 Concours, 50K  COG #6953  IBA 28004  
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« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2009, 12:46:00 am »
Way to go Dave!    Kudos for taking the idea in a new direction!    Once I get my new scoot I'll have to think of any ways to improve my original design, which I like, but its a little time consuming to dismantle the whole console.     Colin Prior  COG Webmaster    Lake Forest Park WA  COG#7767  AMA#1081764  ROK#20000617  
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