Zumo 550 mount

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by Jamm, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. Jamm

    Jamm Old man on 2 wheels

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2010
    Oddometer:
    215
    Has anyone installed a Zumo 550 on the F800gs using Touratech's mount and a 1200GS crossbar? Any thoughts/comments? I can't use touratechs regular mount for a F800gs as I have HDB's top clamp which doesn't mate up and I don't want to use a ram mount.

    I installed it on mine after coaxing the crossbar into a curve to make the fit. This puts the clamps below the bend in the handlebars which are tapered. The clamps don't fit flush due to the taper but seem to be acceptably tight. I used my gorilla hands to try and pull it loose to know avail. Is this something I should worry about or just forget.
    #1
  2. runnin4melife

    runnin4melife Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2012
    Oddometer:
    806
    Location:
    "No shit when I was back at Bragg!!!"
    I used the bracket mount on my Scott's bar risers no problem. I didn't want a crossbar and just got some longer studs to accommodate the length and it worked out fine. If not get a different crossbar or fab something that fits better.
    #2
  3. seasider

    seasider Just a rider

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2007
    Oddometer:
    721
    Location:
    Virginia
    I used a Tech mount when I had the 800. Good mount. Centered and very adjustable. Worth a look for $65
    #3
  4. Jamm

    Jamm Old man on 2 wheels

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2010
    Oddometer:
    215
    Maybe I didn't state my case clearly.......:D

    I cannot use Touratech's GPS mount for a F800GS as I have Highway Dirt Bikes top clamp with a Scott's mount. I would need to have special bolts made to make the normal install work. I'm a cheap bastard so I decided to try a Touratech crossbar mount for a 1200GS I had laying around. Bent it at both ends by trial and error and had to make sure the right clamp didn't f*ck with the brake BS otherwise it was pretty easy.

    [​IMG]

    I think it will work great but wanted other opinions since the handlebar clamps mount on the tapered part of the handlebars so contact is not as solid as they would be on untapered bars. The photo angle looks like you cannot see the cluster but I can see everything fine when sitting on the bike.

    Anyone done this?
    #4