How to install a Garmin montana 650 on a KTM 950 adventure?

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  1. Boatman

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    Finally was able to get pics on my installation. AMPS with the Ram screwed to the stock holes in the triple clamp.

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  2. FakeName

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  3. renogeorge

    renogeorge Let's ride!!

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    Ram mounts with Garmin Rugged Mount. I like mine on the left side for easier access with my left hand. I switch my Montana back and forth between my 990/950 and my 300 2 stroke. This mount setup has worked very well for me and has proven very durable through a lot of very rough use.

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  4. gefr

    gefr Life is a trip

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    You mean these covered holes are threaded? and fit exactly with the two bolts RAM mount?
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    Nice
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  6. LarryChile

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    Hi buddies.. inspired on all yours examples i used the on-dash gps mount that was already installed... I lent a milling machine to a friend, and here is the result
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  7. Boatman

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    Yup,,,, pry out the plastic plugs and they ahve threads. The holes are ust a tad closer together than the RAM holes but with a Dremel or file they work out perfect.

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  8. ybracing

    ybracing Been here awhile

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    Here is how I chose to mount my Zumo 550. I mounted it in 2005 and have had no problems with it.

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    To mount the Montana the same way you will need the following parts:
    These are all Touratech part numbers:

    Toutatech 950/990 mounting adapter # 040-06632 $75.20
    Garmin Montana mount and power cable # G 11654 $37.99
    Touratech locking mount # 065-0600 $184.90

    These are the only parts needed to install your gps onto your bike.

    The locking feature is a must if you don't want to pull the gps off every time you stop for lunch.

    I hooked the power to the accessory power under the dash that is on regardless of the key position. I don't like the gps switching off every time I shut off the bike.

    The ram mounts work good but look like an add on instead of something that was made for the bike. Personal preference!
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  9. ciedema

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    Having it mounted above the speedo looks nice, but you can get a little GPS fixation with it up there. That is why I like down a little lower. I really like Boatman's mount - considering putting it there myself.
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  10. Boatman

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    A couple points.... the AMPS and Ram are $62 from GPS City. It comes with a short Ram arm but I'm sure GPS City can swap for a longer arm if you want it higher.

    The AMPS mount has a security screw to lock it in place. I've never used it,,, whenI need to take the gps with me,,, press the button and it's out in less than a second. Pops back in in the same amount of time.

    I'm still using my 60Cx on the Super Enduro because I have the Scotts triples and there are no mounting holes. But I have an idea to make a simple bracket that will bolt on to where the ignition switch bots up and hold the Ram mount.
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    Yeah I have the bits already at the moment it is on my bars I will just shift it.
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  12. FakeName

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    If you like the position near the middle, it's very simple and clean to use the RAM balls that go on the bar clamp bolts.

    No ugly u-bolt clampy things.

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    Just thought I'd throw this in here as I know some guys have the Scotts setup on there bikes so the method I posted for mounting on the Adventure won't work. I needed to mount the Montana on my SE a couple months back and came up with the following. I had the AMPS cradle already and bought a Z Teknic mount. The 2 bolt directly together. One concern I had was vibration with the rigid mount. I took a piece of closed cell foam from and old camping pad installed it between the cradle and mount tightening the mounting bolts just enough so there was no slop. The bolts that come with the AMPs cradle are plenty long enough.

    It's been fine with quite a bit of off road vibrations.

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  14. CMurgel

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    I was searching for a solution to mount my Garmin montana on my 990 A and I was lucky enough to order the TT mount from KTMTWINS and didn't receive the product on time..:eek1

    Because I have only a short period for delivery (I leave in Brazil and travel sporadically to the USA) and they didn't delivery on time I had to come up with a different solution.

    I read what Boatman did and I loved so I decided that I would not use the TT GPS mount and would give a try at Boatman's method. It was worth and very inexpensive! Very easy and simple, I love it.

    Installed the base at the triple clamp (minor adjustment due to smaller distance for the screws)

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    Bought the Garmin base for the montana and a ram system (here I tried the medium arm but I will buy the short one like Boatman did (note that I also have an USB tap, learned my lesson not to attach it to AC1 because it will discharge your battery)

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    THe final result is great!

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    Thanks Boatman for showing us how to mount the GPS so inexpensively and in such a nice position!
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  15. gefr

    gefr Life is a trip

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    So I prefer the RAM clamps to connect the 2 RAM balls.
    Cheers.
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  16. Chuckracer

    Chuckracer Jerkus Maximus

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    Agreed - thank you Boatman!! :clap


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  17. RiderVic

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    I think it was less than $5 dollars in materials, not including the old hockey puck! :rofl Actually holds very securely (has never fallen off in rough terrain), excellent vibration damping, and easily removed (i.e I store the GPS when I leave the bike.)

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  18. RiderVic

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    Some detail photos. The washers below the mounting plate were turned on a lathe, and the puck mounting surface to the mounting plate was beveled at approx 10 degrees (i forget) to get a proper viewing angle.




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