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Offline free2ride

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GPS mounting options
« on: June 11, 2015, 12:25:25 am »
I wanted to get opinions on the best way to mount a GPS.  I have a Zumo 660.  I have searched GPS and didn't seem to come up with the info so I apologize if this is a topic already addressed recently.  If you would be kind enough to post a pic of your mounting solution that would be helpful.  Thanks in advance.
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Re: GPS mounting options
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2015, 12:47:42 am »
Not the best pic, but I replaced the clamp for the clutch lever mount for one that Ram sells.  It put's the GPS up nice and high which is where I like it.  Doesn't block any of the other gauges or controls.

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Re: GPS mounting options
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2015, 11:26:41 am »
I have a techmount specifically designed for the Concours that mounts between the risers without blocking access to the stove knob.  I had the techmount for the left side clutch perch but it put the GPS to high for my liking.  I do prefer the rigid mounts over the RAM mounts but have never had any issues with RAM mounts in th east

I like the fact the GPS can be viewed with a quick glance down without being visible all the time or in the way.  Most of the time I don't even use the screen just listen to the direction through my SENA

http://www.techmounts.com/products/?page_function=detail&product_id=177
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Re: GPS mounting options
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2015, 12:47:25 pm »
I have the Murph's RAM ball mount (centered) that attaches to the risers in between the handlebars. I love it and it's very solid. I also use a brand new Garmin Zumo 660.

http://www.murphskits.com/product_info.php?cPath=130_133&products_id=282


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Re: GPS mounting options
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2015, 01:42:02 pm »
You know that adhesive disc that most GPSs come with? I glued mine onto my clutch fluid reservoir after carefully filing small circles for removal of the screws that hold the cover on, then use the suction cup mount.

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Re: GPS mounting options
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2015, 01:45:32 pm »
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RAM MOUNT
http://www.motorcyclelarry.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=46_59&products_id=260
I have had one of these on my c14 since day one.
places your GPS front and center.
rock solid...5 outta 5 stars!
« Last Edit: June 11, 2015, 02:00:07 pm by vquad »
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Re: GPS mounting options
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2015, 02:06:43 pm »
I did this. 

http://forum.cog-online.org/index.php/topic,59327.0.html

Cheap and better looking than some of th other options.  I also made a seperate pedestal RAM ball mount to a plate that bolts on top of the clutch resivior for my action camera.

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Re: GPS mounting options
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2015, 04:26:20 pm »
+1 on the Tech Mount
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Re: GPS mounting options
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2015, 05:19:26 pm »
Thanks for the replies everyone.  I just ordered a set of risers with the techmount from Murphs.  I'll have them installed in time for the COG get together in Arkansas next month.
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Re: GPS mounting options
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2015, 10:02:31 am »
2 words
RAM MOUNT
http://www.motorcyclelarry.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=46_59&products_id=260
I have had one of these on my c14 since day one.
places your GPS front and center.
rock solid...5 outta 5 stars!


 :great: same here

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Re: GPS mounting options
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2015, 02:16:06 pm »
I am using the Kawasaki mount between the risers, got it when I bought the bike works fine.
Put a Ram mount ball on it use a long clamp, gets the GPS up in the center of line of sight.
Center of line of sight and up is where I like to have it.
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Re: GPS mounting options
« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2015, 08:27:13 pm »
I mounted mine here using a PAM ball mount the bolts to the brake master cylinder OEM bolt.

Similar mount on the clutch side for the Escort 9500ix

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Re: GPS mounting options
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2016, 07:41:54 pm »
I found a great spot to mount the GPS with this:
Car Mount TechMatte MagGrip
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01E86ONW2/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Had no issues over railroad tracks, potholes and other unexpected bumps in the road.
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Re: GPS mounting options
« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2016, 08:39:43 pm »
X2 on the motorcyclelarry center mount with a long clamp from Ram puts it just below the guages.  Tried a couple other options including on the brake fluid reservoir but I really prefer the motorcyclelarry version.  Works great and I'm totally satisfied with it.
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Re: GPS mounting options
« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2016, 09:06:47 pm »
+1 Techmount.  Make sure you apply thread locker to the Garmin interface plate screw (ask me how I know :-[)
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Re: GPS mounting options
« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2016, 10:14:17 pm »
I put Velcro tape on the back of the GPS and Velcro tape on the tachometer. Easy on easy off. Plus the tachometer really serves no purpose on a C14.
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Re: GPS mounting options
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Re: GPS mounting options
« Reply #17 on: June 22, 2017, 10:30:37 am »
Here is my setup. I just got the bike a few days ago. So last night I went to work installing my old Zumo 550 GPS and battery tender SAE plug. I used a stem mount a friend gave me off his old Concours many years ago that I had been using the past few years on two GSXRs. Works great! running the power wire wasn't bad at all. I will say this though this bike has a gazillion fasteners and stuff. :-\

The bike came with Murphs bar risers which are still on the bike and it had two ram ball mounts on those but I will be getting rid of the bar risers and selling them as soon as my 6 oem bar clamp bolts come in this week hopefully.



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Re: GPS mounting options
« Reply #18 on: June 22, 2017, 01:06:26 pm »
I had my gps where yours is in the pic initially but i noticed i had zero perifial vison when looking at it so moved it up on the bars by the fluid reservoir.

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Re: GPS mounting options
« Reply #19 on: June 22, 2017, 01:24:07 pm »
I had my gps where yours is in the pic initially but i noticed i had zero perifial vison when looking at it so moved it up on the bars by the fluid reservoir.

I guess there is really no good place to have the distraction box placed but I rarely look at one for any length of time. The one in my truck is in the middle of the dash so you literally have to turn your head to look at it.
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