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Old 03-02-2014, 05:03 PM   #1
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Thumbs down Garmin Zumo 660 Locking Mount

Shame on Garmin to sell products that cost six and seven hundred dollars and then not even give us a way to secure them to our bikes.

I've had the GPS for six years. I've used the Touratech Mount all of that time. http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/1...Locking-Silver

It's a good product but its unnecessarily large and clunky. The first thing I did when I got it was take the back base plate off of it. Putting it on a street bike that never sees anything but pavement all that shock absorption was overkill. I'd like to find something small, slimmer, less mechanical for mounting on my cruiser and let the Touratech mount move to my adventure bike.

Do any of you have any ideas of anyone who makes a mount or cradle that secures the GPS?

Thanks!
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Old 03-02-2014, 07:09 PM   #2
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It doesn't appear that anyone makes a different mount for locking your 660 to your bike. Next option is the lock for a RAM arm.

I prefer "out of sight, out of mind" to keep mine secure.
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Old 03-03-2014, 03:56 AM   #3
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Do any of you have any ideas of anyone who makes a mount or cradle that secures the GPS?
I have looked into this as well. I haven't been able to find anything that works outside of the expensive locking mount you already don't want to use. And, there's no good place integrated into my 660 molding to actually run a lanyard through it to figure out how to padlock it to the bike. Maybe create something with JB Weld or something I agree...Garmin didn't think this one out (and still doesn't).

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It doesn't appear that anyone makes a different mount for locking your 660 to your bike. Next option is the lock for a RAM arm.
This only secures the RAM arm and RAM mounting equipment (?), anybody can still come along and unsnap the GPS off it's RAM holder.

Out of sight, out of mind is probably the best choice as mentioned.
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Old 03-03-2014, 06:18 AM   #4
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Locking mount plate at Excel Cycle Werkes

Some of you know Tom Dowell - machinist & designer - he had the same issue when he upgraded his GPS, so made one for himself (and some others, so far) - it's just up on his site:
http://www.excelcyclewerkes.com/index_files/Page572.htm
Saw it on another guys bike the other day. Looks nice.
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Old 03-03-2014, 08:23 AM   #5
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Some of you know Tom Dowell - machinist & designer - he had the same issue when he upgraded his GPS, so made one for himself (and some others, so far) - it's just up on his site:
http://www.excelcyclewerkes.com/index_files/Page572.htm
Saw it on another guys bike the other day. Looks nice.
I decided to not get the touratech locking mount... mainly because of this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBZz4bM9SMo


I went with the gadgetguy GPS mount for my Multi. Looks great but does not lock. I simply put the GPS in my jacket pocket when I walk away. The fact that it is soooo easy to mount and unmount the 660 makes this workable.
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Old 03-03-2014, 08:53 AM   #6
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Huh?

The Excel mount is not the Tour-tech mount in the utube.

Tom's design has his plate attached to the existing Garmin mount & with the locking screw securing it like the old mounts. It "locks" with a locking screw like the web pictures show.
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Old 03-03-2014, 03:56 PM   #7
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The Excel mount is not the Tour-tech mount in the utube.

Tom's design has his plate attached to the existing Garmin mount & with the locking screw securing it like the old mounts. It "locks" with a locking screw like the web pictures show.
Sorry. Just quoted the wrong message.
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Old 03-04-2014, 08:27 PM   #8
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Thanks for the input everyone!

I don't really expect much security from the Touratech mount. If someone wants it its easy enough to get off, but it certainly makes me feel better that it's not going to pop off while I'm cruising down the highway.

I saw something at the recent Bike Show here in Chicago and I thought it was a mount for the GPS that locked. It was really small clean and neat. I got distracted buy some other shiny sparkly things and moved away from it before I got to investigate further. I'm hoping to find an alternative.

If anyone comes across one I'd appreciate a heads up.

Thanks!!!!
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Old 04-06-2014, 08:14 PM   #9
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Kradellock, I saw this and asked the proprietor to post in the vendor section, perhaps with a discount for ADVers.
(didn't get a response )

http://www.kradellock.com/

If we can get 6 buyers together the price drops to $109
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Old 04-09-2014, 10:01 PM   #10
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Cool,looks like there is a Kradellock vendor local to me,I'm going to swing by and check it out in the next day or two.

I have a 550 and a Nav lV sans BMW cradle,so one unit will work for both.

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