Tether for Zumo 660

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by Dorito, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. Dorito

    Dorito Dreamer and Doer

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    Anyone had success tethering their Zumo 660 to their bike? I have a friend who bounced one down an freeway off ramp using the stock garmin cradle with Ram mount. Anyhow, here's one thought but any others?

    http://www.gadgetjq.com/gps_tether.htm
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  2. lhendrik

    lhendrik Truffle Rustler

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    Agree the stock mount is not "bump" proof. Suggest you get a better mount. I use Touratech Locking Mount. Expensive. Worth it.
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  3. Gerg

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    Totally agree. Using the TT mount on my 665. Learned my lesson way back with the GPS IV that I killed with a poor mount.

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  4. Dorito

    Dorito Dreamer and Doer

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    Yes, I agree for the Touratech mount is nice, and I have one mounted on another bike. However, because the wiring configuration for the Zumo 660, you aren't really "hot swapping" the Touratech with multiple bikes easily.

    So here's what I ended up doing:

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    Here are the parts sourced from Lowes:
    The Hillman Group Spiral Wrist Band - Plastic Key Rings Item #: 33287 | Model #: 701304
    Gardner Bender 10-Piece 1" X 1" Black Mounting Pads Item #: 292685 | Model #: 45-1MBUVL

    From auto parts store:
    3M™ VHB™ Tape 4910 Clear (It comes with foam tape, but I have really good luck with this stuff)

    I hang the wrist band off the mirror mount. Works with both mounts I have including touratech locking mount and the stocker Garmin mount.
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  5. Dynamick

    Dynamick Flying Monkey

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    I've been using a large rubber-band under the handlebar with both open ends brought up and then over the sides of the GPS. That ends Tuesday when I get to work and pick those items off the shelf and do just what you did. Brilliant!
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  6. ZugBug

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    I did the same thing with my 660 as Dorito with the small variation of using a small dog coller (Target) with Fastex buckle. I cut it in half and attached one side to the zip tie mount and the other to the bike. There was a little sewing involved. Works fine.
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  7. Dynamick

    Dynamick Flying Monkey

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    I kept it close to Dorito's but went with a Jogger's clip. I use a wrist coil for my keys.
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