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Old 02-13-2014, 06:40 PM   #1
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Spot 2

I have a Spot 2 that I take with me on my solo rides. Currently I have a ram mount connected to the bike's handlebars. However it is not convenient when moving from one bike to another.

I am looking for suggestions regarding an effective, practical way to attach the Spot to myself. That way it is not bike dependent, and more importantly if I go one way and the bike goes another I have the Spot on me.

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Old 02-13-2014, 06:51 PM   #2
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I wear mine on my left arm, above the elbow, below the shoulder, almost on the bicep. It came with an elastic band that has served me well for many years.

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Old 02-13-2014, 07:05 PM   #3
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Thanks Terry. You stated that yours came with an elastic band. I am trying to visual the band. Do you happen to have a pic of yours? Do you know where I can buy one? Thanks. SR
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Old 02-13-2014, 07:32 PM   #4
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Thanks Terry. You stated that yours came with an elastic band. I am trying to visual the band. Do you happen to have a pic of yours? Do you know where I can buy one? Thanks. SR
There was one included in the box when I bought my Spot 2. Never used it. Too worried I'll land on it if I fall off the bike and hurt mice elf.
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Old 02-13-2014, 08:24 PM   #5
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When I had mine, I attached it to the shoulder strap of my camelbak using the case it came with and then in the Spot pocket on my Badlands jacket.
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Old 02-13-2014, 08:53 PM   #6
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This is how I've mounted mine on my VFR. I used heavy duty 3M velcro. Perhaps it's not ideal if I am separated from my bike but I think it'll work. It seems strong enough to stay attached regardless

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Old 02-14-2014, 04:20 AM   #7
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This is how I've mounted mine on my VFR. I used heavy duty 3M velcro. Perhaps it's not ideal if I am separated from my bike but I think it'll work. It seems strong enough to stay attached regardless

That's going to fly off the bike for sure, in the case of a crash. In the big Spot thread there are stories from people whose Spot flew off the bike when they were in the RAM mount, so a bit of Velcro is not going to hold it. It'll help if you run a lanyard from the Spot to something solid on the bike, but otherwise, you're going to spend the next hour after a crash, looking for the device.

Assuming you're in any shape to do so.
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Old 02-14-2014, 06:37 AM   #8
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Thank you for the feedback. I approached Spot with this mount location and they didn't say anything. Perhaps a tether would be a great idea
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Thanks Terry. You stated that yours came with an elastic band. I am trying to visual the band. Do you happen to have a pic of yours? Do you know where I can buy one? Thanks. SR
My Spot came with the arm band:

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Old 02-14-2014, 04:24 PM   #10
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Why not just put it in a pocket of your riding jacket? That's what I do with mine. I think it'd be easier to remove it from a pocket than take the armband off; which I'm sure you have to do to activate it in a real emergency anyway... Because you'd want to see the reassuring blinking lights. Just reserve the easiest pocket to get at with either hand and always keep it there. Heck, now that I think about it maybe I'll even figure a way to mark that pocket for potential rescuers and put some very simple S.O.S instructions (laminated) in there.
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Why not just put it in a pocket of your riding jacket? That's what I do with mine. I think it'd be easier to remove it from a pocket than take the armband off; which I'm sure you have to do to activate it in a real emergency anyway... Because you'd want to see the reassuring blinking lights. Just reserve the easiest pocket to get at with either hand and always keep it there. Heck, now that I think about it maybe I'll even figure a way to mark that pocket for potential rescuers and put some very simple S.O.S instructions (laminated) in there.
It'll make it easier for them to determine your injuries after you land on it in your fall.

You might want to read this thread before you put anything hard or sharp into a jacket pocket.
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Old 02-14-2014, 05:02 PM   #12
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Thanks for all of the feedback. It appears there are pros and cons to attaching the Spot on yourself or the bike. It was my impression that the spot had to be positioned so the blinking / keys side is always facing the sky. That is why I have been hesitant to carry it in a jacket pocket. Is that a limitation? I use my unit for sending ok messages and for tracking purposes.

I do like the armband that is pictured in a previous post. Do any of you have one you are willing to part with (sell)?

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Do any of you have one you are willing to part with (sell)?
If you pay for shipping from Canada, you can have mine.
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Old 02-14-2014, 05:45 PM   #14
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Sending PM. Thanks! SR
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