Ram mount gps62

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by flatlineroz, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. flatlineroz

    flatlineroz Adventurer

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    Hi all, I have a ram mount for a garmin gps62s and am going over the Simpson desert next week. Is the ram mount strong enough to hang onto it for the full trip?

    There is no hole to attach a safety strap, how do you guys secure it so that if it comes loose you don't loose it?

    Cheers in advance.
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  2. maxx668

    maxx668 Adventurer

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    Run the same mount on the tiger, i just loop the wrist strap around the mount at the bottom. Havent had it fall out of the cradle yet to test it but it's held pretty well i think.
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  3. ararat

    ararat Dr. BMW and Mr KTM

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    Smashed with mine once and the GPS was still attached.
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  4. wairau

    wairau south pacific vagrant

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    I've got a Spot2 and a Garmin Oregon GPS sitting in RAM mounts. My biggest off was at about 50km/h in sand and they didn't even look like moving.

    If you feel the need, wrap a cable tie around it (at the bottom of the screen, say) to hold it in the cradle. Probably be more secure than the piss arse wrist strap that mine came with.
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  5. BBRadar

    BBRadar Been here awhile

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    I flipped my bike pretty good on Saturday at the beach. 4 RAM mounts are on my bars: double take mirrors, GPS and UHF. All about the same height. I only broke one of RAM arms for a mirror. The GPS didn't budge and stayed in the holder (Garmin GPS60).
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  6. ozbikedude

    ozbikedude Long timer

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    it wont come out of the holder mate,least mine hasnt,been over some rough stuff too.
    put a cable tie around if your worried
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  7. GazzaFish

    GazzaFish Been here awhile

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    Mine never moved but just in case i slipped the hand strap over my mirror so if it did come loose it would dangle and not hit the ground..:deal
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  8. JCat

    JCat ............

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    I have a Garmin gps 60 and ram mount and I use a couple of elastic bands(the 10mm wide ones) around the top of the gps and mount just to hold the gps in more securely as I found on rough ground for long periods of time was wearing out the little knob on the back of the gps that clips into the mount due to vibration, the gps was getting close to popping out with bugger all effort.
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  9. Jelkie

    Jelkie Beginner

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    Stovebolt is an inmate over in the US. He made me a cradle for the garmin 60Csx. It looks like carbon fibre but it isn't. With the ram mount the combo is unkillable. Maybe he can make one for the 62s as well.
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