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GPS Mounting
« on: January 11, 2016, 11:25:58 pm »
Hi,

I want to purchase a GPS unit for my connie probably a Garmin and have already installed the HeliBars risers with the threaded boss on the Right side and was wondering what is the preferred way  everybody else has used, instead me doing trial and error buying mounts and sending them back that didn't work.  thanks 
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Re: GPS Mounting
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2016, 11:50:57 pm »
szunker,
If you have the threaded boss then get the Ram Ball mount. It will thread into the boss and allow an adjustable, and vibration damped setup.
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Re: GPS Mounting
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2016, 12:01:20 am »
yes and thanks, what would you use between the ball at bottom and the GPS at top? does the GPS say Garmin 660lm have  a ball on its back? then use a ball to ball clamp between?
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Re: GPS Mounting
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2016, 12:03:55 am »
szunker,
Look at your favorite cycle farkle seller or other retailer/ebay for the complete Ram Ball mounting kit for GPS. Should be 40-85$ but will NOT come with the ball end that fits the threaded boss. Those are usually sold separately.  Different heights are available as well.
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Re: GPS Mounting
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2016, 12:24:28 am »
thanks again,help full, but I asking for specifics like how long should the piece between the ball at bottom  and gps at top be and how does the gps attach to the mount ? any preferred part numbers?
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Re: GPS Mounting
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2016, 01:18:51 am »
thanks again,help full, but I asking for specifics like how long should the piece between the ball at bottom  and gps at top be and how does the gps attach to the mount ? any preferred part numbers?


The length is going to be part personal preference and part ergonomics. You need to figure out how high up you want it to be. Most people do not want to look down from the road very far in order to see their GPS. I agree with that sentiment as I feel it is unsafe and unnecessary.
Something like this is a start. There are longer "arms" ( the center part) available from this company as well.
http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/1748/PN-GRBH/RAM-Handlebar-Mount-without-Cradle-065-0040

they are good folks and make a killer locking gps holder for bikes as well.

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Re: GPS Mounting
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2016, 01:23:47 am »
You can shop all the Ram mount pieces at www.rammount.com then "google them" or search for price, etc. through other dealers.  That extension comes in a variety of lengths, so you'll probably want to measure some.
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Re: GPS Mounting
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2016, 01:31:17 am »
yes the Ram site has lots to look at and pretty good stuff also, I guess i'll have to try something in there like what Mattchewn posted. but did not see a mount for the Garmin Zumo 660/665lm ?
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« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2016, 01:40:59 am »
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Re: GPS Mounting
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2016, 01:41:40 am »
The Garmin Zumo comes with a cradle/dock. That dock will bolt onto the 4 hole, Ram mount plate that comes as part of a kit.
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Re: GPS Mounting
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2016, 04:30:55 pm »
Well I don't know if you have your heart set on mounting it down low at the Heli bars, but
I used the clutch mount with a RAM ball and mounted my GPS up higher.  MUCH less looking downward
and taking you eyes off the road.  JMO.

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Re: GPS Mounting
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2016, 11:56:13 pm »
Probably low but the clutch side is an option to :great:
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Re: GPS Mounting
« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2016, 07:17:59 am »
I went with the ball mount on my clutch side on my Tiger , will be transfering it over to my 09 connie , the higher you can mount it the safer it is from distracting you .
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Re: GPS Mounting
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2016, 06:28:06 pm »
 I have mine mounted so it is between the bars. I have the ball on one of the risers and used a Medium Arm (  http://www.gpscity.com/ram-mount-medium-arm-b-socket-ram-b-201u.html ) attached to a cradle for my particular GPS ( http://www.gpscity.com/ram-mount-garmin-nuvi-1490t-cradle-ram-hol-ga35u.html ) and have the ball attachment ( http://www.gpscity.com/search/q=diamond+plate+with+1+inch+ball+ram-b-238u ) attached to the back of the cradle.

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Re: GPS Mounting
« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2016, 07:30:08 pm »
Just a thought to keep it up higher.  Anyone tried one of these for their GPS?

http://projektd.com/product_info.php?cPath=27_39_46&products_id=162&osCsid=3dc04a6fe39f4cefd40c6a6493fa0427
 
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Re: GPS Mounting
« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2016, 08:14:17 pm »
Hi,

I want to purchase a GPS unit for my connie probably a Garmin and have already installed the HeliBars risers with the threaded boss on the Right side and was wondering what is the preferred way  everybody else has used, instead me doing trial and error buying mounts and sending them back that didn't work.  thanks


For my Concours, I set up two mounts from RAM (www.rammounts.com, or look for lower prices on Amazon).  Then, I have a choice of what works best in a particular situation, and I can also put both the GPS and the phone on mounts.  I installed a clutch reservoir mount # RAM-B-309-6U on the left (clutch) side and a stem mount # RAM-B-342-U in the center.  Then I have two extensions, a medium length # RAM-B-201U and a short length RAM-B-201U-A.  I use the stem mount most often for GPS.  The clutch mount ball is good for the RAM cup holder too.
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Re: GPS Mounting
« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2016, 11:26:11 pm »
Just a thought to keep it up higher.  Anyone tried one of these for their GPS?

http://projektd.com/product_info.php?cPath=27_39_46&products_id=162&osCsid=3dc04a6fe39f4cefd40c6a6493fa0427


I am thinking that a high mount would be nicer and this mount looks sweet and everybody has been helpful  :)
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Re: GPS Mounting
« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2016, 12:30:31 pm »
see my GPS thread for lots of pics:


http://forum.cog-online.org/index.php?topic=54521.0




I ended up doing a higher mount as the factory one was too LOW.


NO problems with the ram mount so far.  2500miles on.

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Re: GPS Mounting
« Reply #18 on: January 14, 2016, 11:05:07 pm »
see my GPS thread for lots of pics:


http://forum.cog-online.org/index.php?topic=54521.0




I ended up doing a higher mount as the factory one was too LOW.


NO problems with the ram mount so far.  2500miles on.


This one I like a little better!
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Re: GPS Mounting
« Reply #19 on: January 16, 2016, 02:19:12 pm »
Any one have pics, of what they have done??
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Re: GPS Mounting
« Reply #20 on: January 16, 2016, 02:59:00 pm »
Well I don't know if you have your heart set on mounting it down low at the Heli bars, but
I used the clutch mount with a RAM ball and mounted my GPS up higher.  MUCH less looking downward
and taking you eyes off the road.  JMO.

+1....also closer to the controls hence your hand is not far away when gadgeting.
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Re: GPS Mounting
« Reply #21 on: January 17, 2016, 10:18:09 am »
Any one have pics, of what they have done??


Did you look at the link I posted ?????

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Re: GPS Mounting
« Reply #22 on: January 17, 2016, 02:38:36 pm »
I like the stem mount I bought a RAM ball and made a lock for the stem nut. No matter where these are mounted your eyes will come off the road to look at it. With a full face helmet on I can see it without moving my head, same as the dash. I prefer this arrangement to weighting my bars unequally.

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Re: GPS Mounting
« Reply #23 on: January 17, 2016, 03:16:55 pm »
I like the stem mount I bought a RAM ball and made a lock for the stem nut. No matter where these are mounted your eyes will come off the road to look at it. With a full face helmet on I can see it without moving my head, same as the dash. I prefer this arrangement to weighting my bars unequally.

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Where did you get the ball mount, is a standard Ram part?
Did you drill and tap the steering nut?
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Re: GPS Mounting
« Reply #24 on: January 17, 2016, 05:03:25 pm »
Yes the ball is a stock item that I got on Amazon here is the description:

Marine Grade Aluminum
1" Rubber Ball "B" Size
Brand    Ram Mount
Product Dimensions    2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm
Item model number    RAM-B-367U
Manufacturer Part Number    RAM-B-367
OEM Part Number    RAM-B-367U

I did not alter the stock stem nut, I turned a base/locking mechanism that fits the ID of the hex hole in the nut. By tightening the M8 cap screw in the ball the ball mount becomes locked in the stem nut.

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