Mount GPS above cluster on 990 Adventure

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  1. Whorepedo

    Whorepedo Been here awhile

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    I've got the same model Garmin (same body anyway - 2730). Its heavy on a Ram mount. How did you reinforce the plastic?
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  2. R Doug

    R Doug Recalculating

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    I ordered the KTM version this afternoon and went outside to tinker w/ the bike trying to get a game plan on how it's mounted.

    How does one access the underside of the dash? Is the nose like the one on my Super Duke and it tilts forward?
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  3. R Doug

    R Doug Recalculating

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  4. pigstain

    pigstain Out of Control

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    I had the TT dash mount with my 376C and a TT mount and it was horrible mounted on the dash. Couldn't see shit off road. Hell, on road wasn't that great either. Just too much vibration with it hanging out up there. I even drilled through the mount and the rubber feet and secured with 2 additional bolts through to the dash and it still was unacceptable. Promptly sold the mount and just mounted the 376 and TT cradle directly to a handlebar crossbar. Solid off road. Little harder to see standing on the fly since i have to look down but that's the tradeoff for something that isn't gonna vibrate itself to death.
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  5. Timtim

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    Yep, i couldn't agree more ! Just installed the dash mount adapter and zumo lockable holder on my '09 Adv.

    Firstly, the set up is for the earlier models, NOT the new '09, so some extra drilling is reqd to line the bracket up with the pre drolled holes, then spacers are reqd to move the whole thing away from the screen.

    Secondly, it does not sit neatly on the dash, so one of the rubber pads is not actually in contact with the plastic, so some additional bodging reqd here also.

    Thirdly, yes, the whole thing vibrates just too much. If you spend too much time tryin to focus you're more than likely to end up dead !

    Fourthly, where the holder fits onto the dash adaptor, it is not scooped out, just a flat surface. Unlike the Ram mounts this is a cheap and crap method of attachment.

    To sum it up, i would prefer to send the whole thing back to them with a jar of vaseline [use your imagination !] :fyyff:fyyff:fyyff
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  6. onarock

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    You are right, the touratech mounts are built for the earlier models ('08 and before), I was in the same trouble to make it fit to the new dashboard.
    KTM sells the right ones for the '09

    '08 and earlier : Touratech mount
    09 : KTM mount
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  7. MOTOSOTO

    MOTOSOTO Light Fuse and Get Away!

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    ---I tried searching the threads before posting this, but has anyone mounted a LOWRANCE 540c---to their 990 dash? Tempting...

    <table><tbody><tr class="productDownloadsFirstRow"><td>Width</td> <td> 6.9 in \ 176 mm </td> </tr> <tr class="productDownloadsSecondRow"> <td>Height</td> <td> 5.4 in \ 138 mm </td> </tr> <tr class="productDownloadsFirstRow"> <td>Depth</td> <td> 3.4 in \ 86 mm </td> </tr> </tbody></table>
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  8. R Doug

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    I installed the KTM mount for the Garmin Zumo on my 08 last night.

    This is what I ordered.

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    Remove the top side fairings and headlight.

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    Install the sub dash frame bracket.

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    Next was the dash side part of the bracket.

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    Then you mount the Zumo cradle to the new KTM cradle and adjust where you want it before placing the windscreen back on the bike.

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    Next you install the head light and side fairings.

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    And finally, you give it a test ride.

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  9. unbeliever

    unbeliever Been here awhile

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    Im about to do the install on this. I went through the kit to familiarize and noticed, I didnt recieve the rubber slugs for the dash mount. Can anyone tell me the rough height of these. I will go to the hardware/parts store and see what I can get to glue on to the bracket.

    Also, for those that hard wired your gps into one of the ACC plugs, where did you line your cable through? I want a clean efficient looking set up. I have thought about just drilling a third hole to line the power line through to wire in. Any thoughts?
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  10. K80JIM

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    Poor mans mount. Used the factory plastic snap in mount for the 276c and just built a mount for it to bolt into. Has worked out great. Sorry not the best pictures of the mount behind it.

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  11. Happyhenry

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    My set up is very similar to BobbyC's at post 10 above. Used the TT bracket and the TT lockable cradle for my 2820.

    I've hard-wired the power to the switchable supply and the audio (in and out) to an Autocom unit in the cubby hole between the tanks. Cut a small recess in the screen-side edge of the dash to pass the cables through - they have too many plugs and adaptors to pass through a drilled hole. Looks neat enough though.

    This is the third bike (previously a GS then a GS Adv) this 2820 and Autocom has been on with differing mounting solutions each time. The only downside is that the TT bracketry and cradle looks monumentally fugly on the 990 - especially when the GPS isn't mounted.
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  12. Jabba

    Jabba "HOLD THE LIGHT!!!"

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    When you mount the TT bracket, you have to cut some holes in the dash plastic piece- I slid the Garmin power lead through one of those necessary holes during the mounting of the bracket. Fit fine as long as everything wasn't tightened up first (damhik) and looks clean as can be tucked behind the GPS outa sight.
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  13. unbeliever

    unbeliever Been here awhile

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    Sweet. Im stoked, I was thinking about running through the hole/holes I have to drill anyway.

    I have to go get my rubber legs for the bracket that didnt come with it. Damn.
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  14. Jabba

    Jabba "HOLD THE LIGHT!!!"

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    They make two kinds- one with "donuts" made of foam, and one with simple hard rubber spacers. Mine doesn't have the donuts- works fine.
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  15. unbeliever

    unbeliever Been here awhile

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    Yeah my kit didnt come with anything. I have to go to the parts store tonight and see what I can find to glue on the bottom. Oh I know we talked about wiring, I decided to use the aux. plug on the dash for the gps. The grips I will hard wire in.
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  16. 209ninja

    209ninja Been here awhile

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    I am purchasing a 2007 KTM 990 Adventure and wondered if the cig lighter adapter jack was standard on the bike. If not which part was it wired into?


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  17. LakeFeesch

    LakeFeesch Ahhh, riding.

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    The power jack on the 2007 in the upper right corner of the dash is stock. It is the BMW style, not a typical "cig lighter" adapter. I have a 2007 990 Adventure S. My buddy's 2010 990 Adventure R has a "cig lighter" adapter stock on the dash.
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  18. scottrnelson

    scottrnelson Team Orange

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    Since this thread got resurrected, I might as well show my mount. I had to cut the black piece with the slots so that I could set that little bar up a bit higher and out of the way of my instruments. I didn't really have time to properly hide the wiring. At some point I'll hook the wires up to the Acc2 fuse rather than plugging it into the "lighter" socket.

    This photo was taken the day after I cut down the windscreen - it needs a little more finishing of the edges.

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  19. zedtours

    zedtours Been here awhile

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    Sorry for slight change in thread, but am considering a Zumo and wanted to know how you got on with it.Have 2610 at present but it is getting tired!
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  20. DrKayak

    DrKayak Retro Rider

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    My simple - no holes - mount is a RAM ball mount that was designed for double side tape mount. I converted it to velcro mount and added velcro tabs on all 4 corrners of the GPS. With all 4 corrners attached it is rock solid off road. It comes off is seconds to wash the bike.

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