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Offline BobB

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Best Garmin for the 1400
« on: May 15, 2012, 12:57:03 am »
Have a relatively new Conny 1400.  Looking for a way to mount a garmin.  Put a set of heli-bars on it (short and stumpy) so I don't have the ram-balls
Any suggestions on where or how to mount a garmin, what hardware to look for, somewhere on or near the dashboard without interferring with steerage, etc.?
Much appreciative for any help


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Re: Best Garmin for the 1400
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2012, 01:05:35 am »
Congrats on the new bike.  There have been several solutions posted in different threads already.  Using the forum search feature should bring them up.
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Re: Best Garmin for the 1400
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2012, 02:44:48 pm »
check ram mounts...have mine mounted on left side on handlebar with radar detector...garmin 885t and escort 95ooi
they are not waterproof but I dont ride in the rain.works great for me on my 09 connie

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Re: Best Garmin for the 1400
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2012, 03:37:10 pm »
An interesting fact I recently learned that I wish I would have known earlier. Garmins Nuvi line of gps apparently won't sync the bluetooth with the helmet systems we use on bikes. I find this hard to believe that there is a difference in bluetooth standards but was assured by my dealer that is the fact. He said only the Zumo's that are made for bikes will bluetooth with my helmet.
I wish I would have known this before I bought my nuvi, but I've gotten comfortable with the idea of not having voices in my helmet. I can glance at the gps and it will indicate when my next turn is coming up. That seems to be less distracting for me anyway as I'm usually doing mountain twisties and only need to know which way to turn when the road stops at a T intersection.

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Re: Best Garmin for the 1400
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2012, 05:50:41 pm »
joe in calif, Are those Murph's risers in that pic? Did you have to get longer bolts?

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Re: Best Garmin for the 1400
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2012, 08:08:54 pm »
IIRC, my Zumo 550 came with a ram ball mount to use above the controls (with the controls screws). I never used it becuase I used a Techmount between the OEM bars on my C14.

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Re: Best Garmin for the 1400
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2012, 10:08:07 pm »
I have no use for a tachometer so I just suction cup it to the tach. It never comes off and it looks like it belongs.
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Re: Best Garmin for the 1400
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2012, 11:24:25 pm »
I have no use for a tachometer

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Re: Best Garmin for the 1400
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2012, 03:34:00 am »
Techmount 3-31001

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Re: Best Garmin for the 1400
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2012, 11:12:27 am »
Ram mounts here. Hard wired my Garmin and use the  cigarette socket for my iPhone. Both are mounted on the left side of my bars.
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Re: Best Garmin for the 1400
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2012, 06:41:21 pm »
Here is how I mount my Zumo 665. I'm using a ProjekD Handi-stick and a pair of mounts from Twisted Throttle.

You can just see the GXM40 XM antenna on the right air tunnel cover. Used Cee-Bailey round hook and locks because they hold great, stick forever, and the antenna can be popped off to remove the cover from the bike.

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Re: Best Garmin for the 1400
« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2012, 02:06:11 am »
I have my 550 mounted on a Techmount.. works great
JR how are you liking the dispatch 1?


Ps, not being able to pair is horse@$T it can pair it just may take up a slot you wanted to use for something else depending on what profile you are using (the Nuvi's don't support a2dp IIRC so stereo music won't work)
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Re: Best Garmin for the 1400
« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2012, 09:14:42 am »
I have my 550 mounted on a Techmount.. works great
JR how are you liking the dispatch 1?


Ps, not being able to pair is horse@$T it can pair it just may take up a slot you wanted to use for something else depending on what profile you are using (the Nuvi's don't support a2dp IIRC so stereo music won't work)

I have the Dispatch 1 configured now, so its great. I have a USB capped (waterproof) socket in the blank on the left panel (beside the left headlight adjuster) that connects to the Dispatch 1, and is always on. I have two Powerlet sockets on the right air tunnel cover, both heat controlled by H1 and H2. I have the seat heater on H3. And the Denali D2 lights on H4 (D1 lets you repurpose an H (heat) port for on/off use.

All of that is controllable from a wireless remote you see mounted under my GPS. But I seldom have to access it, because it has memory so when the bike starts, it does its thing. When I start wearing heated gear I will use the remote more to control it.

I like the Dispatch 1 a lot, its controlling a lot of stuff and pretty much does it without me having to think about it and without a bunch of wiring. The Denali D2 LED lights have more wiring than the Dispatch 1 does, lol. And the Rostra CC puts them both to shame for amount of wiring.

Not shown in the picture, I added a stereo jack connected to my Zumo 665 for nav and stereo XM radio. I wanted the jack to be waterproof so I sawed the bottom off a BMW socket and wrapped the little 3.5mm stereo socket with epoxy putty and pushed it up in the BMW socket, flush with the top bezel. So now when not in use, it has a snap-closed lid just like the Powerlet sockets. I like this arrangement a lot, the Schuberth C3 SRC (communications option) comes with a coiled 3.5mm plug that reaches the socket at about half extension, so no flopping around, and great sound.
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Re: Best Garmin for the 1400
« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2012, 03:20:53 pm »
Have a relatively new Conny 1400.  Looking for a way to mount a garmin.  Put a set of heli-bars on it (short and stumpy) so I don't have the ram-balls
Any suggestions on where or how to mount a garmin, what hardware to look for, somewhere on or near the dashboard without interferring with steerage, etc.?
Much appreciative for any help


I used a Techmount center mount. You have call and tell them you have the Heli bar's, they don't have the ones that fit listed on the website yet...

http://www.techmounts.com/products/index.php?page_function=detail&product_id=177


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Re: Best Garmin for the 1400
« Reply #15 on: May 21, 2012, 03:47:38 pm »
Have a relatively new Conny 1400.  Looking for a way to mount a garmin.  Put a set of heli-bars on it (short and stumpy) so I don't have the ram-balls
Any suggestions on where or how to mount a garmin, what hardware to look for, somewhere on or near the dashboard without interferring with steerage, etc.?
Much appreciative for any help

I have a Kawasaki factory mount that'll accommodate most any GPS, it bolts to the handlebar bolts but unsure if you can use that with your Heli-Bars. It's brand new, didn't use it. I used the RAM ball on my Murphs risers. If you want to make me an offer on it, send me a PM.

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Re: Best Garmin for the 1400
« Reply #16 on: June 02, 2012, 12:15:37 am »
Thanks Mucho for the advice.  Still looking at mounts based on you'als input but I'm getting close.  Just bought a Garmin NUVI 50LM.  Couldn't afford an 800 buck GPS.