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Offline DelRIo

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New GPS/Accessory Mount
« on: June 17, 2016, 02:30:31 pm »
I was not happy with any of the GPS mounts I could find. I tried a couple of different ones but could not get the GPS near the speedometer and tachometer area. I made a bracket that mounts in the 2 screws in the faring to the left side of the right mirror or to the right of the left side mirror. Now I can look at the GPS without dropping my eyes away from the road like before. I can look at the GPS as easy as looking at the Speedo and Tach.
I drilled one bracket for a Ram ball mount. The bracket laying on the faring is not yet drilled for a mount. I made these out of aluminum so they would show up in the pictures( I hope my Pics post - my first try). I am going to make 2 out of black Delrin (plastic) for my bike. The black will blend in and not even be noticeable. I'll make a few sets to sell if anyone else is interested.

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Re: New GPS/Accessory Mount
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2016, 02:43:40 pm »
If those 2 mounting points are stout, you have a winner. If there's a problem, it will be that those go into well nuts, and the plastic supporting the well nuts is weak.  Just yesterday I mounted a gps ram mount on my bmw1200lt for the ride to the National. no goo place to mount it, everything is plastic. I ended up coming up with a support that tied 2 pieces of plastic together with 5 bolts. I think it will be strong enough, but bumps on the road will tell the tale. steve
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Re: New GPS/Accessory Mount
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2016, 03:02:34 pm »
Interesting area to mount this-- I agree it would be better to have the GPS a little closer to the speedometer/tach. Good idea if it holds up as SISF mentioned! My issue is if I did that would be the ProjektD Aerowings uses those screws and holes.
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Re: New GPS/Accessory Mount
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2016, 03:37:09 pm »
at full lock turning left or even locking the bars, does anything hit, or interfere??

I mounted mine on the actual bars and at full swing does not interfere with anything.



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Re: New GPS/Accessory Mount
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2016, 03:52:01 pm »
No interference with my Garman at full lock.

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Re: New GPS/Accessory Mount
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2016, 06:42:21 pm »
Very nice!

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Re: New GPS/Accessory Mount
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2016, 07:07:19 pm »
I found this "ram" mount variation at AST.  With the different arms that Ram has available, and the option of putting this mount on either handlebar, or the "tank" you could position your GPS just about anywhere you wanted to...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnOOD9BomoU

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Re: New GPS/Accessory Mount
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2016, 07:52:52 pm »
I found this "ram" mount variation at AST.  With the different arms that Ram has available, and the option of putting this mount on either handlebar, or the "tank" you could position your GPS just about anywhere you wanted to...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnOOD9BomoU


Thats what I have, but I put them in the front of the bars and used the bolt holes for the clutch and brake reservoirs instead of what the video shows. Nice and upright and don't have to look down a lot.
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Re: New GPS/Accessory Mount
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2016, 09:26:09 am »
Hey thats a great idea!  Be a perfect place to mount a gopro or other light weight item.

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Re: New GPS/Accessory Mount
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2016, 03:09:40 pm »
Hey thats a great idea!  Be a perfect place to mount a gopro or other light weight item.

I mount the GoPro on the canyon cages  :beerchug:

If you go to rides section and look for my post riding Northern CA you can view the video angle from the CC's
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Re: New GPS/Accessory Mount
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2016, 08:05:27 pm »
Hey thats a great idea!  Be a perfect place to mount a gopro or other light weight item.

I mount the GoPro on the canyon cages  :beerchug:

If you go to rides section and look for my post riding Northern CA you can view the video angle from the CC's


Yep I'm probably going to put my old hero on that side for my trip to the rocky mountains in a couple months. 


Unfortunately I gotta jackass around with batteries as none of the enclosures w/ waterproofing suppor the older model, just the hero3+


But I should be able to get at least a few good video's from that angle.

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Re: New GPS/Accessory Mount
« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2016, 10:15:19 pm »
DelRio,
I'm in for one.

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Re: New GPS/Accessory Mount
« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2016, 12:28:06 am »
I'll put some pricing up this week. I want to see how much interest there is just to get an idea of how many to make. Also, do you want them tapped for a Ram Ball Mount? The one I have mounted is tapped 3/8 x 16 TPI for the Ram Mount. I am not supplying the Ram Mount - just the bracket(s) and the stainless steel mounting screws. I'll do shipping in the USPS one size box at actual cost.

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Re: New GPS/Accessory Mount
« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2016, 12:33:36 am »
Tapped please. I have a few ideas on alternative mounting locations for a stronger attachment.
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Re: New GPS/Accessory Mount
« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2016, 12:56:18 am »
I'm interested in one. How soon can you ship one? I'm leaving on a long trip next Saturday and would love to have this mount.

Great idea!
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Re: New GPS/Accessory Mount
« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2016, 09:23:34 am »
I'm interested in one or maybe two. Just depends on cost factor.

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Re: New GPS/Accessory Mount
« Reply #16 on: June 19, 2016, 11:04:07 am »
Sailor_Chic - PM me with a mailing address - I'll send you the aluminum one I have made for your trip. You will need to get a Ram Ball Mount with the 3/8 x 16 TPI threads. No charge for this one other than shipping. If you want a black one or two later, I'll have pricing. Have a great trip!

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Re: New GPS/Accessory Mount
« Reply #17 on: June 19, 2016, 02:48:31 pm »
WHOA! That's what I call preferential treatment! Maybe PMs all around would have been more socially acceptable.

Unless the free sample program is still in effect for everyone. In that case, boy I really would like to have one of these for my long trip next week and I'm leaving on Thursday.
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Re: New GPS/Accessory Mount
« Reply #18 on: June 19, 2016, 03:00:57 pm »
Sorry, Sailor_chic got the only one available! Also, it was a marketing strategy - she will report back the good and/or the bad to the forum. Her opinions are well respected.  :great:
I'll have pricing and availability posted soon.

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Re: New GPS/Accessory Mount
« Reply #19 on: June 20, 2016, 06:01:23 am »
I'd be interested as well depending on price. Also, is it a solid mount point or is it into a well nut as another asked?
  

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Re: New GPS/Accessory Mount
« Reply #20 on: June 20, 2016, 12:15:51 pm »
It appears to be a well nuts.

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Re: New GPS/Accessory Mount
« Reply #21 on: June 20, 2016, 12:35:37 pm »
It appears to be a well nuts.

Well, nuts. ;D It won't be a long-term solution unless you can figure out how to add solid backing to it. I'm out.
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Re: New GPS/Accessory Mount
« Reply #22 on: June 20, 2016, 02:54:45 pm »
I can supply a backing plate - drilled and tapped - same length and width as the mount. I do not know how difficult it would be to install. Does anyone have any experience with this area of the dash/faring?

I only have 1,200 miles on my install. So far it is great. Very solid.
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Re: New GPS/Accessory Mount
« Reply #23 on: June 22, 2016, 12:54:25 am »
Del,
If you aren't trying to hang a 20 inch tv screen sized GPS off of that mounting area on a 14 inch long arm, I think it will probably work just fine. I have a different approach I am planning on though for my bike.
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Re: New GPS/Accessory Mount
« Reply #24 on: June 22, 2016, 03:26:21 am »
My idea was to use them as a mounting point for small auxiliary lights, like Mondomotos or Denali D2s. They would peek around the screen and reside just above the side mirrors. Put a RAM ball on each light and a medium length arm to mount it.  That way, you could aim them forward for daytime conspicuity and toward the corners for night time roadside stuff.  I would be afraid that the plastic tabs underneath would eventually break.  Not sure, though.
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