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Old 01-30-2011, 06:35 PM   #4366
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Hey Geoff, can you remember which ceramic coating you had applied?

Mine is still as good as new and cleans off very easily. They used the hardest one available on mine as the darker coating (which looks really good and you see on a lot of road and bigger adv bikes) chips off easily from small stones thrown up and even scratches from boot buckles etc. The cooling properties certainly do as advertised.
I never got the brand name. Got it done @ http://www.specializedcoating.com/index.htm in Huntington Beach, CA.

Mine is titanium colored which I was told is not one of the harder shades. But it has more baked-on tar than pits!
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Old 01-30-2011, 06:43 PM   #4367
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I need a good GPS mount. The ram holder for the 60CSX sucks.
I find my RAM mount more than adequate. I mount in on the ball on the handlebar clamp:



I keep my 60CSX from vibrating in its mount with a hair scunci or two:



(I stay away from the pink and lime ones, BTW.)
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Old 01-30-2011, 07:00 PM   #4368
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Geoff,

The ball, mount, and all that stuff is solid. The problem is the GPS sometimes bounces out of the holder. I use conventional rubber bands, I will get some of those hair ones. I also thought about one of those rubber bracelets that were in fashion a couple years ago.

I find the GPS decides to bounce out of it's cradle at the worst moment, when negotiating more difficult terrain.
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Old 01-30-2011, 07:07 PM   #4369
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I had the same issue with the RAM for my 60CSx...I noticed that it occurred when the front suspension cycled the MOST...and therefore I guess that the front brake line would hit the cradle and "trigger" the GPS to pop out...

Relocating it to a different/higher angle, and using a hair band as well (I have long hair, black colored hair band please)...it works great ever since!
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Old 01-30-2011, 09:08 PM   #4370
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Hi Guys, After a bird strike at well over the speed limit popped the Zumu out of it's mount, I made up a simple safety gadget that 100% eliminates unwanted Zumo departures at speed. Also keeps your sleeve from unlatching the release when you reach over to reset the odometer or clock. I'll snap some pics asap..........
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Old 01-30-2011, 09:14 PM   #4371
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I find the GPS decides to bounce out of it's cradle at the worst moment, when negotiating more difficult terrain.
I use a strip of self adhesive velcro in the cradle and also on the rear of my Oregon to help keep it in place. Does not move a bit now and you have to 'tear' it off the velcro to remove from the cradle. Not sure on the design or shape of your cradle though.
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Old 01-31-2011, 03:10 AM   #4372
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Velcro sounds like a good idea. I smeared some silcon on the inside of the holder to improve fit, then I use a loop cut from inner tube to secure it. I use similar loops to secure the power lead to the gps (1/2 hitch on the cable), and at the other end, to the power socket.

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I use a stip of self adhesive velcro in the cradle and also on the rear of my Oregon to help keep it in place. Does not move a bit now and you have to 'tear' it off the velcro to remove from the cradle. Not sure on the design or shape of your cradle though.
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Old 01-31-2011, 06:21 AM   #4373
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There's no selling in Thumpers please. The selling post and replies have been moved to Vendors.
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Old 01-31-2011, 06:53 AM   #4374
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I find the GPS decides to bounce out of it's cradle at the worst moment, when negotiating more difficult terrain.
How do you knock a 60CSx out of the cradle? I have yet to do that. If it is bouncing a vibrating, you don't have it in the cradle right. Check how you used the security screw on the back, as it isn't locating correctly.
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Old 01-31-2011, 08:38 AM   #4375
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I am certain I am putting the GPS in the cradle properly.

Below is a pic of the cradle I use, it is made by Ram. The security screw only holds on a rubber grommet that snaps into the ring on the pic. Others use a beefy rubber band to hold the GPS in. That tells me I am not the only one who has had this issue.

I will get better rubber bands for future use as mine must bee too wimpy. I may add some Velcro also.

Perhaps I will just roll a condom over the whole thing, then it will be waterproof, retained very well, and one hell of a conversation piece.


Cradle




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Old 01-31-2011, 10:53 AM   #4376
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I am certain I am putting the GPS in the cradel properly.

Below is a pic of the cradle I use, it is made my Ram. The security screw only holds on a rubber grommet that snaps into the ring on the pic. Others use a beefy rubber band to hold the GPS in. That tells me I am not the only one who has had this issue.

I will get better rubber bands for future use as mine must bee too wimpy. I may add some Velcro also.

Perhaps I will just roll a condom over the whole thing, then it will be waterproof, retained very well, and on hell of a conversation piece.


Cradle




Grommet

and i bet the little antenna should fit nicely in the reservoir
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Old 01-31-2011, 12:19 PM   #4377
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I am certain I am putting the GPS in the cradel properly.

Below is a pic of the cradle I use, it is made my Ram. The security screw only holds on a rubber grommet that snaps into the ring on the pic. Others use a beefy rubber band to hold the GPS in. That tells me I am not the only one who has had this issue.
I run the scrunci between the mounting ball and the antenna. It lets the unit jiggle a little and, thus, the unit get scuffed on its base each ride. But that way, the scrunci doesn't interfere with the display or scratch it.

Others: ribbed and pre-lubricated?
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Old 01-31-2011, 12:27 PM   #4378
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I've had the lose of GPS problem.
I started running the Garmin lanard tied to the bars,for the chance of GPS departure.
The TT GPS cradle model that mounts on the bar riser is the way to go in my opinon.
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Old 01-31-2011, 01:25 PM   #4379
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I've had the lose of GPS problem.
I started running the Garmin lanard tied to the bars,for the chance of GPS departure.
The TT GPS cradle model that mounts on the bar riser is the way to go in my opinon.
I tried that and you can't see ithe GPS when you're standing up.

If your 60CSx moves in the cradle at ALL, you don't have it mounted in the cradle right.
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Old 01-31-2011, 01:47 PM   #4380
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I tried that and you can't see ithe GPS when you're standing up.

If your 60CSx moves in the cradle at ALL, you don't have it mounted in the cradle right.

I run street pilot's,i can't see 3" screens at 80mph sit'n or standing.
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