ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Layin' down tracks > GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 08-20-2014, 10:48 AM   #1
gregbenner OP
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Nov 2004
Location: Oceanside, Ca
Oddometer: 1,151
Simple Garmin 590LM moto cradle

I would like a simple (no wires, non charging) cradle for my new 590LM for the occasional times I would switch it to my Burgman scooter (from my Tiger). Dont need charging, etc, and dont really want to spend a bunch of $$. I do have a ram mount on the Burgy already.

Any ideas?? thx

greg
__________________
2014 Triumph Tiger 800
2005 Suzuki Burgman
2007 Dyna, 1947 45 flathead
1975 BMW R75/6,1971 BSA Lighning
gregbenner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2014, 10:02 PM   #2
gpete
Adventurer
 
Joined: Feb 2013
Oddometer: 17
Try this: Ram mount with Auto mount
gpete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2014, 05:17 PM   #3
DonM
Do-dah Do-dah
 
DonM's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2008
Location: Atlanta, GA
Oddometer: 235
Do you think the battery will last long enough with no power? You might adapt the car mount so you can get power? Just a thought.
__________________
Best regards,
Don M
DonM is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2014, 06:29 PM   #4
Steve W
Old Grouch
 
Steve W's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: Rocky Mountains of Alberta
Oddometer: 648
The battery life of the 590 is measured in minutes, not hours. And that's just messing with it at my desk.
__________________
SW

The Weather in my Backyard
Steve W is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2014, 05:58 AM   #5
porterrad
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jan 2007
Location: near Roseland, Va.
Oddometer: 153
I agree w/ Steve W. I've used my 590 for 12K miles to date w/ cradles hooked to switched power. Without power, I can't get more than 30 minutes before the battery power is gone. Turning down screen brightness & turning bluetooth off, I've never come close to an hour. If you run high brightness, the 590 will turn the brightness to ~ 1/2 when the battery starts to get low. When this happens, I usually can't read the screen outdoors. I think external power is a must for the 590.
porterrad is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 09:00 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014