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Old 08-20-2014, 10:48 AM   #1
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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

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Old 08-20-2014, 10:02 PM   #2
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Try this: Ram mount with Auto mount
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Old 08-24-2014, 05:17 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 08-24-2014, 06:29 PM   #4
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The battery life of the 590 is measured in minutes, not hours. And that's just messing with it at my desk.

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Old 11-03-2014, 05:58 AM   #5
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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.
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