Really Cool GPS mount from England

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Ricardo Kuhn, Mar 15, 2004.

  1. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    First I'm sorry if this is being post already
    I check the first 3 pages on a *GPS* search and I did not see it

    anyway i think is a great idea,only thing i don't like is that you need to drill holes on the mount but exept for that is a exelent and simple design

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    I will say MiGSel did pretty good on this one here is the
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    I'm sorry the pictures did not work because they are on attachment and i'm not got to attach them here for respect to king Baldy
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  2. Zeewe70

    Zeewe70 Beer and more Beer

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    It seems that it would be in the way of the field of view too much. Why don't they just come up with a heads up display for the windscreen or helmet visor.
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  3. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    Yeah that is a legitimate concern but almost nobody looks true the stock screen anyway since is not even optically correct

    Maybe you need to come up with one and then try to make into a sellable product
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  4. CoolCarbon

    CoolCarbon By the Tay

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    Hey Ricardo........if you read on a bit............ Originally posted by Mike O
    Looks excellent Migsel. How easy is it to fit? Is there another metal plate behind the instrument panel, or do you just bolt it through the plastic?
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    It's not bolted Mike. The holes are for fixing an extra plate on top, if you like to mount an IMO like I did. I put in some "dummy" bolts to cover the holes.
    The base plate is held in place by the speedo. So what you do is remove the speedo, put the base plate in place and mount the speedo on top of it. There is a 1 mm collar between the dash and the speedo collar.
    I took some pics while I did it, I'll make a little manual. The whole operation shouldn't take more than half an hour.


    I think you'll find that there are NO holes drilled........ :thumb

    I've ordered one, It looks the Business
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  5. MiGSel

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    Unless you need a ladder to get on your GS, the gps won't be in your field of view Zeewe. :D I'm only 5'9" and I don't have a problem with this position at all.

    On the contrary, it is a lot safer than on the handlebars. I don't need to take my eyes off the road so much, I only look down a bit. And I can position it better to reduce reflections of sunlight.

    Here's the pics Ricky was linking to:
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  6. MiGSel

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    from the side:
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  7. MiGSel

    MiGSel GaStronaut

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    mounting it:
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  8. MiGSel

    MiGSel GaStronaut

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    As CC said, there's absolutely no drilling, sawing or cutting involved Ricky. If you remove the mount, it won't leave a trace.

    The holes are in the base plate to mount other stuff on top if you like. But I'm having new plates made right now without those holes.

    I have an IMO on top of it, but as most people won't want that, I'll make some base plates without the holes.

    Cheers,
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    you can see what those little holes are for in this pic:
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  9. MiGSel

    MiGSel GaStronaut

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    Or more clearly on this prototype:

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  10. MiGSel

    MiGSel GaStronaut

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    by the way Ricky, I'm in Belgium, not England :1drink
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  11. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    :doh sorry I guess this days I'm not even gettting my name right.

    I say England because I was thinking of the UKGS forum.

    also congratulation on the Boltless attachment sistem,,I guess I asume again since I saw the little screws,great idea no to have them just so people don't assume the way I did.
    one sugestion just for Kicks maybe you can make a prototype with a dual ram mount so you can try to mount two "Gadgets" at ones.

    I also love the prototype great aproach:freaky

    congratulation,,,Now I suggest you start a post on the Vendor forum before somebody comes and Move you or give you a ticket for "Ilegal parking"(was Ricky's fault anyway)
    then you can tell people how much they cost and how to get them,another suggestion ANDY from adventurersworkshop in New York is starting a a little online ADVenture shop he already distribute the Tober's maybe you can talk to him about carring them in the states to make the shipping much faster and cheaper

    Love to see stuff like this I hope I see one in the flesh soon.
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  12. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    I'm sorry I mess up fro certain circustances I was unable to read the coments,,,MyTotallyBad
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  13. Scary Mc

    Scary Mc hellgrammite

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    Nice looking product. I wouldn't mind if t blocked the top half of the speedo as I never use the useless thing anyway, I just need to see my trip meter.
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  14. arethustra

    arethustra California dreamin'

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    Looks like it might be a good way to mount your XM to...all sorts of goodies could work well in that location...would work great for radar to...could add a small shelf on the other side of the RAM mount and then you have a nice accessory shelf as well...Very cool little idea!

    -T
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  15. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    actually i think is great in the sense that free up more space on the handlebars to mount other gizmos with less of a need to be view all the time and also remenber the reach issues,,you don't really want to be moving your hand all the way forward to adjust little knobs and buttons all the time i will say keep the bottons close to you and the screens and thing that require you visual attention in a field of vision aling with your forward viewing patterns
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  16. Hedge36

    Hedge36 My e-penis is huge.

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    MigSel, any idea on weight limits for that unit? It's not really clear from the photos which part(s) of the dash structure is actually bearing the load.
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  17. MiGSel

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    The base plate is supported by the dashboard all around the speedo. It is a flat surface all around, so I don't expect any problems with normal accessories on a RAM mount like a GPS, a radar detector, cell phone, PDA, mp3 player, ...

    With my StreetPilot 2610, it is a very stable mount, no shaking, no vibrations. With this mount, you benefit from the vibration damping that is already provided for the dashboard + the RAM mount damping. I have been using the base plate with a Touratech IMO and a StreetPilot III for over a year and I have found no problem whatsoever.

    With the SPIII and IMO it looked like this:

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    The length of the RAM arm and its position will have its influence. If you use a long RAM arm perpendicular to the dashboard, you create a lever of course. And in that case the weight at the end of the arm will shake up and down more than with a short arm in vertical position, like in the pic in post #6 above.

    Regards,
    Michel
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  18. Hedge36

    Hedge36 My e-penis is huge.

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    That is indeed a beautiful solution. When do you expect to have enough units to distribute them?
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  19. MiGSel

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    Early next week I will have a batch ready:
    aluminium base plate, anodized black + ram ball.

    There will be some with the 4 small holes (M4 thread) and some without the holes.
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  20. MiGSel

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    Somebody asked about the mount today, whether it can hold a V1.

    I thought it would but to make sure I made a paper dummy with the right size. It fits beautifully on a RAM mount. I didn't remove the IMO but you get the idea. In the pic you can see that it is perfectly visible, just below your normal line of sight.

    If somebody sends me a real V1, I'll be happy to mount it for real :D

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    Cheers,
    Michel
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