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Offline Volcantour

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Mounting GPS on Rifle base
« on: November 03, 2010, 12:13:27 pm »
Is mounting a Garmin nuvi on a Rifle base going to work?  I plan to use the diamond RAM base and placing it just behind the liner that runs along the front lip of the Rifle base.  If this will work, what must I look out for to get a good setup with minimal problems to the Rifle base or to the Garmin nuvi?
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Re: Mounting GPS on Rifle base
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2010, 02:16:50 pm »
Here is a link my Garmin mount on a rifle.  It is on a 1990.  I have replaced the 600 model with a 700 using the same base and a Ram Garmin ball mount.
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Re: Mounting GPS on Rifle base
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2010, 04:34:08 pm »
This is an option.  It is one only a nut like me might use but here it is anyway.
Before the GPS I used a RoadGear strap on map holder on my tank.  When I got my GPS I was wanting to mount it up real quick for a trip that was the next day.   I looked at the different mounting options and notice the bean bag mount.  I determined that I could use the bean bag under the top of the map holder and the GPS poking through the straps would keep it in place really well.  Since I move the gps from bike to car a lot and because it is just so easy I am still using this way to mount a couple years later.  Nice thing is the unit is low enough I hardly ever have problem with sun on it.  I have the map holder for the "over view" paper map and the gps for preplanned routes or when lost.
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Re: Mounting GPS on Rifle base
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2010, 06:11:24 pm »
Thanks!  Sawfiler, I saw the clips of your bike in my research last night (Good thing, too, because the links today are SLOW).  Did you use glue or push the screws through an additional plate above or below the Rifle to reduce torsion stress on the base plastic?

SmithR, the beanbag idea is appealing, but I really want the unit up where I can glance at it without taking the eyes off the road ahead.  Mine is mounted now just above the steering nut with a mount produced by Charlie Gary, and I have found that position to be too low for mel

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Re: Mounting GPS on Rifle base
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2010, 06:31:32 pm »
I just used 2  bolts through the rifle base and the Ram triangular base.  The Garmin actually sets on the dash.  I did put a strip of Velcro on the dash and the bottom of the gps.
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Re: Mounting GPS on Rifle base
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2010, 03:17:37 am »
Thanks, folks.  We are up and running.
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