Touratech 276c mount interfering with new Garmin plugs?

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by Lobby, Jul 8, 2009.

  1. Lobby

    Lobby Viel Spass, Vato!

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    Folks,

    I was just about to buy this Touratech 276c gps mount, but then I saw the warning.

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    Here's the link to the TT site.

    I'm using the new Garmin 276c plug that I suppose Touratech is referring to. The one on the left.

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    Does anybody have any experience with this? Any comments?

    I'd really like to get that mount, as it locks and would give me some peace of mind while stopped at a gas station, etc.
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  2. MJS

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    I have the old style cable on my GS and the new straight cable on my 950SE. I move the TT mount between bikes and have not noticed any issues. In fact, this was the first I heard about it. Had to go check the mount and I don't see where it would interfere. Maybe if the mount is turned to the vertical orientation? TT is pretty good about customer service, I'd order it and try it. They will likely give you a full refund if it doesn't work. Or you could sell it to me for half price. :evil
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  3. 9Dave

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    Got it. Love it. Also have an old style cable sitting on the shelf. Let me know if you want it.
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  4. zedx9

    zedx9 Been here awhile

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    No issues with my Garmin 478 straight plug and my Touratech Locking MvG Mount for Garmin 276C, 376C, Part Number: 065-0088

    Not sure what they are making reference to in terms of "interference".

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  5. Lobby

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    :fitz

    I also had the TT Locking MVG mount, like Zed above, and I had no cable interference. Neither with the old style plugs or the new one.

    But Touratech's comment as I was ready to push the order button startled me.

    That's it. I'm going to push the backorder button at Touratech right now. I'll let ya'll know how this works.
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  6. motowest

    motowest Two-wheeled Adventurer

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    I need the hard-wire power cord. Does anyone know where to get this item besides Cycoactive (they are on back-order)? I've got the 276c and the TT mvg mount as pictured above. Thanks!
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  8. motowest

    motowest Two-wheeled Adventurer

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    Thanks Steve W, item is ordered!:D
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  9. intothenew

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    I have a right angle plug. But, looking at the photos and after a quick trip to the man cave, I think the issue would be removing and installing the GPS with the plug installed. It looks like it would hit the antennae support then.
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  10. zedx9

    zedx9 Been here awhile

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    Mine comes out without making contact. I just tried it. Not sure why I would take it out while it's plugged in though. Maybe if I had another connector inline so I wasn't unplugging from the back of the gps:dunno
    At any rate, it works fine.
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  11. michel110

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    Hi folks
    I own a 278 (similar to the 378 in the US I think) which housing is similar to the 276 ... I also own the TT MVG - thing. And tested it on a Tour through Albania this April ....
    As far as I can remeber the discussion in a german forum the 90° plug is the older one and there wre problems with the durability of this plug. So they (Garmin ???) changed ist for the straight plug on the left on your photo....
    BUT ... what i learned from the discussion is that - also - the new straight plug isn´t made for beeing pluged and unpluged everytime you take of the 278 from the TT-Thing.
    So one guy cut the power-wire und put an extra plug in this wire. The Garmin plug could stay on the 278 and only the retail (?) plug has to be unpluged ....everytime .. if this thing brakes to its parts the costs are abot 1-2 euros ... and not 37,- € for the Garmin-one .

    I hope you could get the point through my humble englisch ...

    cheers from the not so sunny cologne

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  12. Lobby

    Lobby Viel Spass, Vato!

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    I guess I don't understand what all the fuss was about. Even though I started it, but that's another matter. :D

    I went ahead and ordered the standard locking TT mount (and the 12GS crossbar). Installed it this afternoon.

    Here's a pic.

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    Everything looks just fine, don't ya'll think?
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  13. A17_NB

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    I have a question for ya - Why do you have the USB cable plugged in?
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    I carry a laptop with me on the bike, so I can constantly update maps, routes, and tracks.





















    OK. I'm going to hell for lying. :lol3

    It's for the GXM-30 XM antenna.
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  15. motowest

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    What's that coffee-cup holder thingie to the left of the gps in the picture?
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    Uh oh.

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  17. Floe

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    Anyone know where I can get some of those 1/2" crossbar hangers online? The 1/2" brackets from my local home depot are spaced too wide. Ie. the screw holes are too far apart for the MvG. Funnily enough, one home-depot bracket fits great diagonally but the GPS ends up at a weird angle for me on my DR650.

    Please help!
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  18. Lobby

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    A bunch of folks make them. I got mine from Touratech.
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  19. Floe

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    I just spent ten minutes searching... I must be blind. you got a link?
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