Pictures of GPS units mounted?

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by IslandR, Dec 18, 2005.

  1. Brent4ADV

    Brent4ADV Enjoying empty roads...

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    Garmin 60csx on a '01 LC4 Enduro with a ram mount. Took it on the TAT and worked perfectly. The round piece on the unit that clips into the ram mount did start to wear due to the vibration. This is easily replaceable but I think if I can put some single sided foam tape in there as a buffer b/t the unit and the mount then it will solve this problem.

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  2. neilaction

    neilaction Slightly Less Adventurous

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    Well my Zumo units has survived at least one crash every time I ride.
    And we are talking some tough terrain and riding conditions.
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    And I don't use any fancy brackets.
    Just something I made up myself.
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    GPS looks and works like a bought one.:wink:

    I believe the key, for me anyway, to keeping the GPS safe was to keep it low and tight.
    That way it shouldn't hit the ground, or what ever, when you crash.
    I have mine down below the line of the cross bar and tucked in where the stock dials used to be.
    The Zumo seems a lot stronger than the stock speedo assembly anyway.
    In fact last time out the GPS copped a knock as I noticed it was bent down after a crash.
    The aluminium plate was bent but the Zumo was not damaged.
    My first thought was to beef up the bracket I had made so that it wasn't so easily bent.
    Then I thought, hang on, a bit of give in the bracket will help cushion the impact.
    So I will straighten it out and carry on.:clap
    18 months and it's all good.
  3. doc riverz

    doc riverz anatra di seduta

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    Careful with that mount. I had the same mount and my GPS 60 took a flying leap resulting in massive damage.
  4. Brent4ADV

    Brent4ADV Enjoying empty roads...

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    I've heard of such so if you look at the pic to the right of the PTT button you can see where the GPS strap is looped around the handle bar...just in case. Here are a couple pics of the wear on that round piece on the back of the unit from the ram mount.


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  5. bomber60015

    bomber60015 Anatomically Correct

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    here's the mount I spun up in the Entropy Lab for my 2610 (for my 07 TIger)

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    Here's a rider's eye view

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  6. DisTech

    DisTech Been here awhile

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  7. helterskelter

    helterskelter Adventurer

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  8. SNDSLGR

    SNDSLGR Adventurer

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    2720 on my FZ-1

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  9. kewlbyme

    kewlbyme Occasional Partaker

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    Here is my 76CSx with a ram setup on my KLR.

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  10. toddiscdn

    toddiscdn Take off, EH!

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    Heres mine, Garmin Legend Cx with a ram mount and a ciggy lighter plug. I did have my eye on the 60 as well when I retired the old monochrome Legend, but I stuck with this one for portability, I use it for everthing from riding, hiking, canoe trips, snowmobile trips, etc. etc., I guess Im used to the screen size.
    IMHO you cant go wrong with a Garmin, they have treated me well, through snow storms to laying in bilge water in the canoe, my old one is still serving its new owner well, my .02 cents:thumbsup:
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    Cheers, Todd
  11. atwowheelguy

    atwowheelguy Been here awhile

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  12. BobbyC

    BobbyC n00b

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  13. Dirtysouth

    Dirtysouth Stud fee waived for noobs

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    I didn't know KLR's came in a yellow/black combo. :D
  14. JimNtexas

    JimNtexas Been here awhile

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    Ninja 250 with Lowrance XOG on a Ram mirror socket mount:

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  15. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    Garmin 276c with ram flat mount, short arm and ram cradle on my 950. I made a bracket underneath the dash that supports the flat mount, so it is bolted through the plastic dash to a more secure steel plate underneath.

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    A couple of rubber wrist bands for added security in rough terrain- I've had it on lots of very rough trails with jumps, etc. and it hasn't moved. :thumb

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  16. Falp

    Falp Been here awhile

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    Upgraded to a RAM Mount now... seems very good! :evil
  17. IslandSpark

    IslandSpark Adventurer

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    Heres my 60Csx on my CRF450x :D

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