60Cx Button Gone--Will a Tourtech Work?

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by JMartin, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. JMartin

    JMartin Been here awhile

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    Hi,

    I tore the button off the back of my RAM-mounted, Garmin GPSMap 60Cx during a little get-off in the woods yesterday. Does the Tourtech mount rely upon the presence of the button? If so, I may just try to stick with the RAM mount and thread a ziptie around the antenna and through the RAM's button hole.

    Thanks,
    Jay
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  2. mcnut

    mcnut Long timer

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    Yes, the cradle mounting system is the same for both the Ram and Touratech with the knob being the stop/locater. With the Ram the plastic cradle flexes (some brake) while the Touratech has metal bracket which clamps down on the lower part of the GPS. At the same time a metal tab hooked on the knob slides toward the lower end of the GPS locking it in. W/O the knob nether mount will work as designed.

    For me the biggest difference in the Ram and Touratech mounts are how the GPS is installed and removed from the cradle. I use AA battery power and found getting the unit in and out of the RAM a hassle.

    To little to late but..... I think Garmin has beefed up the knob mount on newer units (the x bring a newer unit), but I rough up the plastic and screw it down with a dab of epoxy (don't use Locktight as it weakens the plastic).

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  3. JMartin

    JMartin Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the information mcnut. It looked that way from the Touratech pictures, but your confirmation saves me from wasting my money. I'll try the ziptie around the antenna approach.

    Jay
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  4. Frank Warner

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    Cut an old bicycle tube (1.5 inch IIRC) into a rubber band. Loop that through the RAM mount button catch thingy .. and then use the rubber band over the top of the GPS .. covers the very top of the screen - but a non active area ... works well ... will brake too (if you happen to threaten the GPS in a fall again).. but unlike the button you can cary spares and they then work
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  5. H-Jay

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    Are you talking about the button that screws into the back of the GPS? I broke mine. Actually shattered it. If you order either the belt clip or carabiner from garmin it includes a new button. https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=145&pID=310#Lanyards,%20Straps,%20Holsters%20and%20Clips



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  6. JMartin

    JMartin Been here awhile

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    Frank, I like your idea of using a rubber band. A bicycle inner tube seems a bit long for the job, but I'm going to use something other than a ziptie so that it can break away in a crash. (As someone still learning to ride off-road, I regularly tip over.)

    H-Jay,

    My problem is that it tore the threaded insert right out of the case along with the button. Thanks though.

    Jay
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  7. JMartin

    JMartin Been here awhile

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    I knew EXACTLY what you meant, but it puts a grin on my face by reminding me of instructions that came with one of these. They described the velcro head band adjustment as, "Sticky buckle head wearing tape."

    Thanks again all,

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  8. Frank Warner

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    Some instructions on the installation of that button include gluing it into place - so it does not totally rely on the threaded metal insert.

    It is better to be nearly right and understandable
    than to be academically accurate and incomprenhensible.
    Author unknown

    :evil
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  9. Trailryder42

    Trailryder42 Long timer

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    That's what I did with mine. Used J B Weld. That thing isn't going anywhere.

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  10. mhm2a

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    The very same thing happened to mine and I just glued the button back in place and it seems to be holding but I also put a thick rubber band on my bars just in case.
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  11. Timmer

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    Another type of band that I use to keep my SKYFI2 in its mount is a small women's hairband. They are a little more robust than rubber bands and pretty cheap.
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