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Offline TJ

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Need Help GPS Install disaster
« on: September 11, 2018, 05:39:59 pm »
Got my wiring done to the front accessory leads, and went to install my Project D Mount, and the darn thing does not fit, not even close. My bike is a 2017, and Project D says it fits my year.

So now I need another between the bar mount with a fixed base. Don't want to use a ram ball.

Looking at this tech mount, but they only list it for 2008 through 2013. Did Kawasaki change the bars at some point in model years? I have the AST pull back risers under my stock bars, which should not impact fitment of mount brackets.

Here's the techmount

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

Pic of my wasted money and three week wait for Project D, as in Disaster.
 

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Re: Need Help GPS Install disaster
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2018, 05:55:07 pm »
The AST risers will definitely affect the fit.  They move the bars farther apart as you can see by the picture.

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Re: Need Help GPS Install disaster
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2018, 06:39:17 pm »
The AST risers will definitely affect the fit.  They move the bars farther apart as you can see by the picture.

Forgot to mention Project D sells longer bolts for applications with risers, so I assumed risers were not a problem.

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Re: Need Help GPS Install disaster
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2018, 07:13:01 pm »
How about something like this using the front bolt hole for the plastic tank cover? It would not rotate with the bar but neither will the Techmount. You would just need a longer bolt which it comes with. Not 100% positive the bolts are the right thread size. I would put it on a long arm to get it up higher.
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Re: Need Help GPS Install disaster
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2018, 07:42:09 pm »
Sorry about your mount.

This was my cheap solution: http://forum.cog-online.org/accessories-c14/garmin-custom-handle-bar-mount/
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Re: Need Help GPS Install disaster
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2018, 08:08:07 pm »
Got my wiring done to the front accessory leads, and went to install my Project D Mount, and the darn thing does not fit, not even close. My bike is a 2017, and Project D says it fits my year.

So now I need another between the bar mount with a fixed base. Don't want to use a ram ball.

Looking at this tech mount, but they only list it for 2008 through 2013. Did Kawasaki change the bars at some point in model years? I have the AST pull back risers under my stock bars, which should not impact fitment of mount brackets.

Here's the techmount

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

Pic of my wasted money and three week wait for Project D, as in Disaster.
 

WELL, as was noted, the AST Riser blocks have an altogether different bolt pattern the bars now mount to.. than the tripple tree and the OEM bars do, which you can clearly see in your photo....
so, unless you want another bad news story, forget the Tech Mount also... because your bars are not mounted (spaced apart) in the position they came in (now, set wider)...

ProjektD didn't lie, it's not their problem; and AST should have had something in their description stating the bars will be set 'wider'... but simply looking at the things it's clearly evident now.( AST's "longer bolts", were supplied to mount the blocks to the triple tree.., not the bars to the blocks...)

quite a few of us simply fabricate our own 'creations' out of metal scraps we have, which seem to work good in most cases. At this point, anything that says it mounts to the 'existing' bar mounting bolts, ain't gonna do for you...

a lot of people use the 'stem mount', (fits in the stem bolt you see in your photo, below your non fitting mount);
but with those pullback risers, you will likely need an extended stem adapter...
stem mount
https://www.techmounts.com/products/index.php?page_function=detail&product_id=139

adapter

https://www.techmounts.com/products/index.php?page_function=detail&product_id=162

Kind of a bummer, but hey, someone here will buy the mount if you put it up for sale... at least they will get it fast, but make sure you note it only mounts on OEM bars, mounted in the OEM holes in the triple tree...
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Re: Need Help GPS Install disaster
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2018, 08:55:20 pm »
I can't remember who markets this "add on bar extension", but it's a robust location, and if you don't like Ram Ball mounts, you could attach you GPS back plate, using standard "hard bar mounts" to it...

maybe ProjektD makes it????    :-\ :-\ :-\   :rotflmao: :-X :-X :rotflmao:


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Re: Need Help GPS Install disaster
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2018, 10:15:55 pm »
Well, I am going to abandon the fixed mount between the bars idea for now and just use a ram ball in the fork stem, or just mount it with the supplied ram ball and arm to the brake fluid bracket on the handlebar.

I'll make my own center mount fixed bracket down the road.

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Re: Need Help GPS Install disaster
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2018, 03:44:05 pm »
Using the ram ball with a lockable Touratech mount on the brake bolts and have the ram ball on the risers if I want to move it down as well. X grip on the additional ram ball on the brake lever mount.