R1100GS GPS mount above instruments

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  1. slartidbartfast

    slartidbartfast Love those blue pipes

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    Has anyone come up with a simple solution to place a GPS above the instruments on an R1100GS?

    The only thing I have seen apart from the Migsel mount is a home-made stainless steel frame. I don't really want to spend $95 on the Migsel and don't have the welding ability for the second option. Thinking of some sort of bracket screwed or glued to the back of the instrument housing with a RAM ball on top but wondered if someone else has already found a different solution.
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    Eljimador n00b

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  3. mouthfulloflake

    mouthfulloflake Not afraid

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    Why does the mounting take 30 minutes?
    what is required to mount that?
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    Not sure on the 1100GS, but on the 1150 it took about 10 min. Remove windshield, silver cover and two bolts on the speedo. Slip the mount under the speedo rim and retighten two bolts.
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    ahh ok, so the speedo clamps on it, I was wondering.
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  6. slartidbartfast

    slartidbartfast Love those blue pipes

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    Yep that's the $95 one. As noted in the original post, I was hoping to spend a little less than that - perhaps crafting something myself and hoped someone else would have tackled the same project before me.
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  7. lewisjr1

    lewisjr1 Long timer

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    RCU Design used to offer a shelf for the 1100s, I believe. I know that they did for the 1150s, because I own one.

    Their web presence is basically a PDF in a newsletter format with some internal links to navigate the pages. Might be worth a Google.
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  8. Three Dawg

    Three Dawg Into Africa

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    I've got one of the Migsel mounts on my 1100. If you're riding long distances on rough and especially corrugated roads I would recommend using a little bit of silicon on the mount as it can rotate. In normal conditions it's fine though.
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    is that Migsel mount plastic or aluminum where it grabs around the speedo?
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    Zoef zoef Been here awhile

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    Frey Bentos Probably doing a drawing. Or scratching my arse.

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    I made one out of flat steel. it's welded and bent though. Works a treat, weighs a ton and looks like shit. I can dig out a pic if you're interested but really that one above that clamps on the speedo looks to be elegant and pleasing to the eye in comparison.
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  12. slartidbartfast

    slartidbartfast Love those blue pipes

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    Thanks! I checked and they do not do a shelf for the 1100.
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    schnutzy Been here awhile

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    Oops

    sent from random bits of metal, glass and plastic found on the side of the road
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  14. slartidbartfast

    slartidbartfast Love those blue pipes

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    ..gave me some ideas though ;)
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    Hmmm, I've got some ideas too.

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  16. slartidbartfast

    slartidbartfast Love those blue pipes

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    Working on something now. Prototype in cardboard. Will keep the collective informed.
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  17. TheRadBaron

    TheRadBaron Been here awhile

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    Please do. I've always been interested in making something but I haven't taken the time to do so. I have the Migsel mount on my 1100 and it works well enough, though due to the design (having the GPS mounted to an arm) the GPS vibrates more than I would really like.
    Maybe if I saw something slick that someone had made it would inspire me to get to work on my own.
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    after measuring and playing with some ideas last night, It needs to be a really small GPS, or an aftermarket wind screen right?

    there is not room for my old Garmin Street pilot above the gauges, even with the small stock windscreen tilted completely forward.
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  19. slartidbartfast

    slartidbartfast Love those blue pipes

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    If you go to the Miguel site, there are several photos of large GPS in that position. I guess they have to be above the instruments and closer to you. I am out of town this week but think I have a simple, workable idea. Next weekend will tell.
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  20. sdpc2

    sdpc2 Just another Rally Rat

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    I like the Migsel mount. However on my R1100GS, I use a ram mount with a long arm from the handlebars so that it is closer to me. (As I get older I can't see distance as well)


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