Touratech mount for Zumo 595lm

Discussion in 'GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me' started by fishslapr, Sep 11, 2017.

  1. fishslapr

    fishslapr Been here awhile

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    fishslapr Been here awhile

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    anyone? anyone?
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  3. NJEnduroBiker

    NJEnduroBiker '13 Super Tenere

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    If you want/need a lockable mount, AFAIK the TT is your only option.
    FWIW I bought one for my Zumo 550 ~9 years ago and I have never had a problem with it.
    Gives me piece of mind that if I stop for lunch I don't have to worry about it being taken.
    And also has some vibration damping built in.
    I'm currently planning to purchase a new GPS and I will definitely buy the TT mount at the same time.
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  4. fishslapr

    fishslapr Been here awhile

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    thanks much for the reply!
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  5. lkraus

    lkraus Been here awhile

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    No experience with anything other than the stock mount with a RAM locking knob and a small luggage lock to slow down the casual thief:
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    For extended parking, the GPS is out of sight in a locked pannier.

    A bit more security, using a similar RAM locking knob:
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    http://www.zumolock.com/index.php/en/
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  6. fishslapr

    fishslapr Been here awhile

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  7. DonM

    DonM Do-dah Do-dah

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    Gps is easy enough to dismount and put in your pocket or tank bag. The TT mounts are really nice, I have had them for 378c, 550 and 650. Not on the 590 as not had trouble with them disappearing, but they are damn 'spensive if they do.
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  8. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    just put a sticker on it that reads "requires basecamp"


    no one will touch it
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  9. DonM

    DonM Do-dah Do-dah

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    :rofl
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  10. Rob-Roamin

    Rob-Roamin Knees in the breeze

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    I have been using the Zumo 595 and the lockable Tt mount for around 18 months and 35000 kms and haven't had any problems
    I leave the gps on the bike at all times unless parking on the street overnight - like a lot of "secure" items the mount wouldn't stop a determined thief
    The mount uses the Zumo wiring harness - lots of wires to secure and conceal and mostly redundant for my needs
    Like all TT gear the mount is probably overpriced however it does the job and I am happy with its performance to date
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    my 1974 R90SRS GPS ....

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    Hi black night, what is the cable on the left of your cradle with the green tag on it? is it a power source.i'm having trouble w my 450, it charges on computer but not on cradle, the cradle is new and i wonder if it is my power source ( that 4 thing that sits on the right inside). and i couldn't find a replacement part for that said cable ( other than an 8 footer).
    thanks
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  13. NJEnduroBiker

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    The cable with the green tag appears to be plugged into the audio-out (headphone) jack.
    The power cable comes out of the center of the cradle.
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    fishslapr Been here awhile

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    yep. at least that's how the mount for my Zumo 550 was.
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  15. prince

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    ok thanks guys, does anyone know a place where i can get a new power cable for that cradle that's not 8 feet long?
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  16. fishslapr

    fishslapr Been here awhile

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    Got the touratech mount. First set it up on my crossbar, but it was too low & made accessing my ignition key & oil fill spot a bitch. Set it up on a ram ball mount, which meant I needed to get a locking ram ball knob to keep it semi-secure. Took it a bit further, any needed nuts I set with red threadlock & dremeled the nuts round. A small pair of vicegrips might get them off, but it wont be a quick job. Would probably be easier to steal the whole bike... gps1.jpg gps2.jpg gps3.jpg gps1.jpg gps2.jpg gps3.jpg
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    The stock mount that comes with the 590/595 takes less than a second to remove the GPS. That hasn't been a hassle for me to remove the GPS and doesn't leave a monstrous sized bracket hanging off my handlebar.

    Chris
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  18. KingOfFleece

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    That was the issue for me. I have little confidence that the stock mount is secure enough in "dynamic" riding environments.
    The ZumoLock provides security from the plastic OEM mount cracking or breaking and sending 800 bucks of GPS down the road. And does it without all the TT hardware. YMMV, as always.
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    KingOfFleece SplitWeight(tm) waterproof seat covers

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    To be more clear, it's some insurance that the spring loaded release doesn't release until the owner commands.
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  20. fishslapr

    fishslapr Been here awhile

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    That was one of my concerns as well. Plus not having to worry about it walking away without having to remember to hide it every time I eat or am away from the bike. The TT mount is amazingly light.
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