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Re: GPS Mount Options
« Reply #25 on: May 23, 2012, 01:10:30 am »


That's one spendy mp3 AT...  :o

Hah, Well it's certainly gotten me out of a few jams. I guess i take it for granted when i'm just commuting and listening to old timey radio shows (gotta love 'THE SHADOW!') I havent been on a decent trip in a few months and i'm starting to get soft, need to put her to use again!
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Re: GPS Mount Options
« Reply #26 on: May 23, 2012, 01:23:58 am »
Fred - I had my GXM40 antenna mounted over my Zumo 665 on a Twisted Throttle GXM plate, sort of in the position yours is in the picture, but more to the front of the bike by 1/2".

It interfered with my XM signal. When I dismounted it and moved it to any position more than 4" aways from the 665 the signal came back.

So I just used a couple Cee-Bailey hook/lock disks and put it on the right air tunnel cover, where its happy, so I am too.
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Re: GPS Mount Options
« Reply #27 on: May 23, 2012, 11:13:31 am »
By the way, I'd like to add this. As I get older and my eyesight starts to get worse, I'm finding it harder to focus on the GPS screen when it is in this position, so this may be a drawback for those over 50 who need reading glasses. I may have to get a pair of bifocal sunglasses if I want to continue to be able to read my GPS screen with it mounted in this position.

My GPS talks to me via Bluetooth to my SENA headset.  I don't look at it much while riding which is definitely safer.  Still haven't decided where to mount it on the Concours, but leaning toward brake reservoir since I already have a mount for that location. 

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Re: GPS Mount Options
« Reply #28 on: May 23, 2012, 08:22:58 pm »
By the way, I'd like to add this. As I get older and my eyesight starts to get worse, I'm finding it harder to focus on the GPS screen when it is in this position, so this may be a drawback for those over 50 who need reading glasses. I may have to get a pair of bifocal sunglasses if I want to continue to be able to read my GPS screen with it mounted in this position.

My GPS talks to me via Bluetooth to my SENA headset.  I don't look at it much while riding which is definitely safer.  Still haven't decided where to mount it on the Concours, but leaning toward brake reservoir since I already have a mount for that location.

Not sure what GPS you have. Mine talks to me too, but it offers traffic and weather alerts on-screen as well as assisted turn-by-turn which even shows you the right lane to get in when applicable. All on-screen. Clicking weather icon gives me localized and defineable region radar and forecast, while traffic icon will offer me detours when necessary.

I have to give the 3790 LMT top honors, it is even better but its not waterproof, and I'd never risk it on a motorcycle.

So I like mine up where it is, where I can see that stuff but not lose sight of the road ahead, and I don't mind if I lose the 0-35 mph range of my speedometer because the GPS shows me both my actual speed and the posted speed limit.
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Re: GPS Mount Options
« Reply #29 on: May 28, 2012, 01:59:50 am »
I just took the round plastic piece that came with my garmin, it's sticky on the bottom, and put on the front brake reservoir and then used the suction mount that came with the unit. Works great, doesnt block the screws..on the cheap.

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I had that suction cup mounted to that same disc stuck to the dash of my automobile. It had a tendency to come loose. I actually had it fall off and hit the gear shift, shattering the screen. There's a thread somewhere on here with details of my experience with Garmin and getting a replacement GPS.
If you like it mounted near the top of the reservoir, spend a couple of bucks and get either the clutch/brake mount or the reservoir cover Ram Mount. You need a solid connection between the bike and the GPS.

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Re: GPS Mount Options
« Reply #30 on: May 28, 2012, 11:32:12 am »
DANGER, DANGER, WILL ROBINSON!!!!
I had that suction cup mounted to that same disc stuck to the dash of my automobile. It had a tendency to come loose. I actually had it fall off and hit the gear shift, shattering the screen. There's a thread somewhere on here with details of my experience with Garmin and getting a replacement GPS.
If you like it mounted near the top of the reservoir, spend a couple of bucks and get either the clutch/brake mount or the reservoir cover Ram Mount. You need a solid connection between the bike and the GPS.

I am going to second this strongly. Remember that skinny 3790LMT I spoke about having in my car? The one that is so thin it almost vanishes from the side? Every once in a while IT and its cradle come off the suction plate and I find it on the seat or floor.

It doesn't matter how thoroughly I clean the plate and the suction cup, eventually it will come lose.

Imagine what a heavier GPS would do to you in the middle of a turn when it falls and clatters off the tank onto the side of your bike, bouncing around making shattering noises?
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Re: GPS Mount Options
« Reply #31 on: July 13, 2012, 01:35:50 pm »
I've been thinking lately of how to move my GPS so it sits above the gauges. So far my mental contraption
mounts on the inside of the mirror studs and goes across under the top covers to end up going up along side the gauges
to a shelf/gauge visor combo thingy which would have the GPS mounted on top. Of course the whole thing is fuzzy enough in my
brain that it works perfectly and doesn't interfere with the windshield going up and down or anything. Another idea I've had
is using a ball mount on each reservoir lid to go up to a horizontal bar with a center ball mount that would be above the guages.
The latter is most likely the easiest, but I'd much prefer the end results of the first idea as I prefer it to be fixed rather than moving
around with the bars. Another idea I've had is to fabricate a rectangular frame that would allow me to use my current ball mount
on my riser (Murph's) that would raise my GPS above the gauges without blocking the LCD window. This last idea doesn't look
good to me even in my fuzzy mental imaging that is always so flattering to my other crazy ideas, at least up until the fabrication reality
disappointingly brings them into 20-20 focus. ::)

So I doubt I'm the first to have this idea for a C14, anybody already try something like this? Success or failure I'd really
 like to hear about it, no sense me reinventing the wheel or needlessly failing the same way someone else already has. Thanks.

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Re: GPS Mount Options
« Reply #32 on: July 13, 2012, 10:35:57 pm »
DANGER, DANGER, WILL ROBINSON!!!!
I had that suction cup mounted to that same disc stuck to the dash of my automobile. It had a tendency to come loose. I actually had it fall off and hit the gear shift, shattering the screen. There's a thread somewhere on here with details of my experience with Garmin and getting a replacement GPS.
If you like it mounted near the top of the reservoir, spend a couple of bucks and get either the clutch/brake mount or the reservoir cover Ram Mount. You need a solid connection between the bike and the GPS.

I am going to second this strongly. Remember that skinny 3790LMT I spoke about having in my car? The one that is so thin it almost vanishes from the side? Every once in a while IT and its cradle come off the suction plate and I find it on the seat or floor.

It doesn't matter how thoroughly I clean the plate and the suction cup, eventually it will come lose.

Imagine what a heavier GPS would do to you in the middle of a turn when it falls and clatters off the tank onto the side of your bike, bouncing around making shattering noises?

Put a drop of oil on the suction cup.  At first it will slide around.  Later it will stick like glue for a long time.  Surprised the crap out of me but it works well.  Almost impossible to just pull on it and break the seal.  :great:
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Re: GPS Mount Options
« Reply #34 on: July 14, 2012, 04:39:50 am »
Dash shelf from Kawasaki Authority Sales
www.kawasakipolice.com
Installs over dash, (keeps the sun off the screen also)  it is used to mount radar on Police bikes.
Nice and high,
I have the Escort in a   www.legalspeeding.com    mount right on the windshield nice and high .hard wire.
Powerlet socket in the blank left side of dash , stock socket sucks.
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Re: GPS Mount Options
« Reply #35 on: July 14, 2012, 01:04:38 pm »
Dash shelf from Kawasaki Authority Sales
www.kawasakipolice.com
Installs over dash, (keeps the sun off the screen also)  it is used to mount radar on Police bikes.
Nice and high,


Well that sounds good, sounds great really, I can't seem to find a large clear picture of it, but I'll keep looking.
I wonder if it works with the stock windshield (clearance issues?) or only with a special police shield.
I have a feeling that they wouldn't sell me one, but it won't hurt to ask.

I found it interesting that the police bikes have a tighter turn radius.

Thanks cuda.  :c017:

edit: Ok I found some better pics on facebook, looks like it's mounted to the plastic under the windshield. I'll take that
off and see whats under there that is stronger.

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Re: GPS Mount Options
« Reply #36 on: July 14, 2012, 08:17:31 pm »
They sell to anybody , $89.00 make sure they send you the template.
Fit any windshield.
All they do is grind off some of the stop on the frame , ask them how much , I heard before but I don't remember.
They will sell about anything , I also have a clip board that mounts with three of the gas cap screws, they include new longer SS screws. $ 38.00. It is 4.25 inches inches wide and about seven inches long goes forward, my only issue with is part of it is cheap chrome , should be SS , I'm going to have it powder coated like the rest of it is? why they did it that way is ... sorry.
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Re: GPS Mount Options
« Reply #37 on: July 14, 2012, 09:58:18 pm »
Anybody notice the rear of the bike has a  keyed lock on the last photo on this page http://www.kawasakipolice.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=90&Itemid=98

Wonder what that is?

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Dash shelf from Kawasaki Authority Sales
www.kawasakipolice.com
Installs over dash, (keeps the sun off the screen also)  it is used to mount radar on Police bikes.
Nice and high,
I have the Escort in a   www.legalspeeding.com    mount right on the windshield nice and high .hard wire.
Powerlet socket in the blank left side of dash , stock socket sucks.

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Re: GPS Mount Options
« Reply #38 on: July 14, 2012, 10:56:34 pm »
Appears to be a re-located seat release.
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Re: GPS Mount Options
« Reply #39 on: July 14, 2012, 11:54:11 pm »
They sell to anybody , $89.00 make sure they send you the template.

Anybody huh, well I certainly qualify for that category.  Thanks again cuda! :)

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Re: GPS Mount Options
« Reply #40 on: July 18, 2012, 10:52:53 am »
Some of you have mentioned that you wanted your GPS mounted higher.  Take a look at my RAM Ball Accessory Mount.  Its a stand-alone product.  Just remove a bolt from either the clutch or brake lever clamp or the plastic tank cover and replace it with this stud and you're in business.  http://www.advancedsporttouring.com/product_p/c14-07.htm



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Re: GPS Mount Options
« Reply #41 on: July 18, 2012, 10:56:18 am »
DP,

      That's pretty slick. I might try one of them out. Thanks.   :great:

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Re: GPS Mount Options
« Reply #42 on: July 18, 2012, 11:52:36 am »
Advanced Sport Touring wants $12.60 to ship that because the only flat rate option they have is the medium flat rate box. This item will fit in a small flat rate box, or even a small padded envelope just fine.

For that cost, I'll take one of my mounting balls from the GPS box and turn new threads on it that match the switch collar bolts, myself.
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Re: GPS Mount Options
« Reply #43 on: July 18, 2012, 12:01:01 pm »
You are correct.  Because of the way Volusion (the website provider) sets up their shipping options, setting it as a flat rate causes all kinds of problems when this item is purchased with other items.  Enter "shipping" into the coupon/promo box when checking out and it will give you $6 off shipping.  I added that to the copy section of the product but you must have seen it before I added that.
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« Reply #44 on: July 18, 2012, 12:07:34 pm »
You are correct.  Because of the way Volusion (the website provider) sets up their shipping options, setting it as a flat rate causes all kinds of problems when this item is purchased with other items.  Enter "shipping" into the coupon/promo box when checking out and it will give you $6 off shipping.  I added that to the copy section of the product but you must have seen it before I added that.

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Re: GPS Mount Options
« Reply #45 on: March 11, 2016, 03:01:44 am »
Does somebody know if these guys are still in business?

I want to buy a shelf and the mounts for auxiliary light over the mirrors.

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Re: GPS Mount Options
« Reply #46 on: March 28, 2016, 10:03:44 am »
My question is has anyone used one of the heli bar risers with the ram mount attached to it, and what do you use on it?



I am curious as to what this would look like with a cell phone or GPS mount on it.  Pics anyone?