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Offline John_Atkinson

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windshield options - WOTL
« on: October 11, 2012, 01:38:55 pm »
all,

I have been running a Rifle windshield for the past 19 years....put it on a few months after I got Zeke new in 1993. I have always been happy with the setup; however, I have now installed Larry Buck's excellent dash shelf and am looking to build my platform for rally riding. I have two GPSs that I would like to mount on the shelf and would like to maximize the available space. The small issue I have is that, as you Rifle users know, there is a lip of between 1.5" - 2" at the top of the mounting base that encroaches into the usable dash shelf space.



My question is: would there be any issue with simply trimming back the top edge of the mounting base ?

I know this seems like a trivial thing but the GPS units I have are rather large and I'm looking to maximize the space on the shelf.

thanks in advance.
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Re: windshield options - WOTL
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2012, 02:18:59 pm »
You could probably get away with it. Only down side I can see
is you will lose so rigidity that keeps the wind shield from
moving around.

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Re: windshield options - WOTL
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2012, 02:29:19 pm »
I'm wondering how much space would you really gain when taking the windshield angle coming back towards the rider into account.

Would a shelf extension more towards the rider be a viable option?
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Re: windshield options - WOTL
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2012, 05:44:13 pm »
IMHO why not use a MAP?...LOL How about just using your Smart Phone instead of two gps? Then you don't need to modify anything..Unless you want too?

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Re: windshield options - WOTL
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2012, 07:32:40 pm »
Paraphrasing Mark Twain, a man with a GPS knows where he is. A man with two GPSs is never sure.   ;D

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Re: windshield options - WOTL
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2012, 02:33:31 pm »
John,

Catching up late on this topic. Could you not use the same RAM base with the shortest "dogbone"?  I have the Rifle, and have positioned the base more forward so the GPS (Zumo 550) is pretty much even with the front of the shelf (facing the rider).

Current design has the holes for the base at this location.

Good luck in your Rally efforts. Been there, done that.....alot.
 
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Re: windshield options - WOTL
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2012, 07:55:12 pm »
John,

Catching up late on this topic. Could you not use the same RAM base with the shortest "dogbone"?  I have the Rifle, and have positioned the base more forward so the GPS (Zumo 550) is pretty much even with the front of the shelf (facing the rider).

Current design has the holes for the base at this location.

Good luck in your Rally efforts. Been there, done that.....alot.

hi Larry, thanks for this. I may do this or, as we've been e-mailing, I may end up going the plate route.

Right now I have the RAM base mounted in the exact center of the dash.

yep - looking forward to getting back into rallying.....it's been more than a few years. In fact, IIRC I met you and Bruce Barge at a rally back in '02 or '03 - can't recall which one, though
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