Touratech mount for GPSmap 60Cx

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by BurnieM, Dec 24, 2007.

  1. BurnieM

    BurnieM Nipple boy

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    Considering getting a Touratech mount for my GPSmap 60Cx

    Does anybody have any photos, particuarly from behind the mount.
    Locking or non-locking pics fine
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  2. pckopp

    pckopp Aged Adventurer

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    Here are a few quick shots from my garage. The mount is on a KLR. I like the mount, tho I always have another lanyard around the GPS as the security ring that grabs the GPS doesn't seem all that secure. There have been stories about them falling out on rough terrain. Edit: I think this is more about the RAM mount than the Touratech, but I still keep a secure line on it.

    There is more of the mount below the crossbar than above it. You can see this on the fourth picture. On the KLR, it just clears the tank at full lock. I made a small extender to raise it up that I usually have installed. It also raises the GPS more into my line of sight, making it easier to see. Touratech sells one, but a simple piece of flat aluminum stock and a couple of holes is all you need.

    I would have rolled it outside for better light, but it is pouring down freezing rain in Seattle at the moment.

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  3. BurnieM

    BurnieM Nipple boy

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    Thanks

    Was a bit concerned about the RAM cradle 'working' the knob so I was looking at the Tourtech. It also seems to rely on the knob.

    Not worried about theft but does the locking cradle hold the unit more securely offroad than non-locking ?
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  4. paochow

    paochow Bye bye desert

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    The locking mount prevents the latch from being thrown open, so if you have the mount near where it may hit on something like a tank bag, branch, etc. it may provide extra security. I wrap the lanyard around the handlebar just in case my RAM mount vibrates off or something.

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    Here's a quick shot of the extender I made for my TT 60 mount. The pair of holes on each end are spaced to match the mounting bracket that goes around the cross bar. The length between them can be whatever you want. I added a bit of inner tube between the mount and the extender to help with spacing and vibration. Probably not really needed. If it was much longer, it would need to be a thicker piece or it would be too flexible.

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