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 Post subject: GPS Mounting
PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 11:00 pm 
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I know most of the "big dogs" have multiple electronic devices on their bikes, many with a shelf or "farkle bar" to hold everything in view. My needs are much simpler. I have a single Garmin Nuvi that has ridden on a handlebar mount for a couple of years. I felt it was getting jarred around pretty severely out there (I cracked one cradle), so I moved into a tank bag with a clear top. It was really hard to see there, and almost impossible to operate through the thick plastic covering. I'm thinking of relocating it to the windshield using the issued Garmin suction cup. Anybody have any experience with this mounting? I'm afraid the suction cup will let go, dumping the GPS. I plan to use a tether, but am still worried about this thing staying in place. Comments?

Bob Carr

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 Post subject: Re: GPS Mounting
PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2015 11:02 am 
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I've never had one mounted on my bike, but that's about to change. I need one for this summer as I will be heading out for a few weeks of touring this summer. Look forward to hearing what folks have to say on this topic. Thanks

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 Post subject: Re: GPS Mounting
PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2015 11:10 am 
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Many have suggested the clutch reservoir cover offered by Motorcycle Larry, but I've heard that it vibrates out there, even on a Wing. Dave Heitt suggested bolting a RAM ball to the handlebar center cover and using a short RAM arm to hold the GPS. Pictures are on the IPCRC page on Yahoo.

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 Post subject: Re: GPS Mounting
PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2015 8:39 am 
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I started out using the dash mount for my Nuvi and liked the positioning but between the vibration of the windshield and the suction cup being exposed to sunlight which dried out the moisture required to get a good seal it wasn't as stable as I liked. I went with a ram mount on the reservoir cover. No problems at all. Even ran power cable under handlebar cover.


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 Post subject: Re: GPS Mounting
PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 3:43 pm 
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KD8FQM wrote:
Many have suggested the clutch reservoir cover offered by Motorcycle Larry, but I've heard that it vibrates out there, even on a Wing. Dave Heitt suggested bolting a RAM ball to the handlebar center cover and using a short RAM arm to hold the GPS. Pictures are on the IPCRC page on Yahoo.


Not true. I have a Garmin Nuvi 1450 mounted to a Motorcycle Larry clutch cover and it does not vibrate and it has been on my PC for over two years. It is an excellent mounting position and it can be seen and operated easily.

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 Post subject: Re: GPS Mounting
PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:33 pm 
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Here is a picture of the install.Image

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 Post subject: Re: GPS Mounting
PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:38 pm 
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Looks good. I ended up putting mine on the center cover, where the Honda emblem was. Works good there. Thanks for the follow-up

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