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Where are you guys mounting your GPS units, and what hardware are you using?
 

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Where are you guys mounting your GPS units, and what hardware are you using?
Using Garmin Ram Mount kit part number: 010-10962-00 with my Zumo 590. Mounted middle of the handle bars. Ran power from a fuzeblock mounted under seat.
 

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I will be using this for mounting my iPhone 6 on which I have a Digital Map Program called MudMap installed that doesn't require Phone Signal to operate. Also I will be mounting it on the rail on the windscreen above the instrument cluster
 

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Ram mount to windshield bar for Zumo 660 hard wired to acc circuit. I have a piece of rummer under ram mount to dash to minimize vibration and stress to the bar. Works great so far.
 

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RAM mounts are expensive, super ugly and mega clunky. In my own most humble opinion :D

I used a pair of aluminium straps and some old inner tube. Works a charm

I even wrote about it here:

http://www.jasonwd.com/2016/06/15/garmin-installation/

If you can't read the link look at my signature \/ \/
 

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and you think that is not ugly? ;-))))



by the way be careful with the installation in the Honda bar

http://www.threesomewithtwins.com/en/bikes/

"Right side of the bracket broke, where the windscreen and the GPS is mounted. Probably because of the weight of the GPS and heavy vibrations. 9546 km" for the 2 bikes
 

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RAM mounts are expensive, super ugly and mega clunky. In my own most humble opinion

I agree, sits low and hidden on my AT, high and ugly on my XR...
 

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I disagree about the RAM mounts being ugly and clunky. Probably more expensive than strap metal, but easy to don and doff and very adjustable. Below are the parts I used with the prices I paid, not what is on the RAM site at MSRP.

I used a ram ball mount on the windshield cross bar. $17.99 http://www.rammount.com/part/RAM-B-408-37-62U
1" extension $6.99 http://www.rammount.com/part/RAM-B-201U-A
Base with ball for Garmin Zumo cradle $6.49 http://www.rammount.com/part/RAP-B-347U

This is how it came out. Very easy to see. Not in the way of anything and no vibration or shake.



Very happy with the setup.
 

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My mount lasted a long, long, long way off-road :)

I think my Sugru screen mod did the trick.

I didn't have the correct screws or a hacksaw when I made it. Also meant to spray it black but my trip got in the way of that.

I disagree about the RAM mounts being ugly and clunky.

Very happy with the setup.
Do you have a pic from the side?
 

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I had to mout mine above the clocks because I spent about 4 weeks standing on the pegs. I have my phone on the bars in a $25 REI bicycle phone holder! Best $25 spent ever!



I can really understand why Dakar bikes have the roll charts and odometers so high; problem is (on an adventure bike) you also need to see over the thing on the road.
 

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I made a mount for my TomTom 550 from a pair of plastic pieces i bought in the hardware store for 1$ each. Then i made a cut withe a router in both of them.

I like that it sits tight to the bar, was cheap and no vibrations. And i think it looks ok.
 

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I made one to mount my Zumo 550, is it being in the line of sight good or bad (a distraction) is unknown yet.

Still have to figure the power supply, running back to the battery would be easy (with some disassembly) but like the idea of some form of waterproof socket in the dash somewhere for plug and play but the power lead would need shortening and retaining a fuse .... hmmm and its a sunny day off.
 

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I made one to mount my Zumo 550, is it being in the line of sight good or bad (a distraction) is unknown yet.

Still have to figure the power supply, running back to the battery would be easy (with some disassembly) but like the idea of some form of waterproof socket in the dash somewhere for plug and play but the power lead would need shortening and retaining a fuse .... hmmm and its a sunny day off.
Nice mount!
Regarding Power supply there is an option connector behind the instrument panel (switched live). You only need a Sumitomo HM090 6 pins male connector to use it and provide power to the Zumo.
 

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Sumitomo HM090

Thanks for that information Deltabi.

I did look at a direct to battery hook up yesterday even if temporary and as posted elsewhere found the connection to the engine case from the battery negative Loose.

I will get one of those plugs for the under dash hook up.
 

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Sumitomo HM090

Thanks for that information Deltabi.

I did look at a direct to battery hook up yesterday even if temporary and as posted elsewhere found the connection to the engine case from the battery negative Loose.

I will get one of those plugs for the under dash hook up.
This is the one you need: http://ruggedroads.co.uk/epages/00cbb604-5d1c-407e-8207-580e14387ec5.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/00cbb604-5d1c-407e-8207-580e14387ec5/Products/SU4P090 (Actually the male, right half part of the image)
If you plan to connect more than one accessory, you're probably have to get the sub harness kit (http://ruggedroads.co.uk/epages/00cbb604-5d1c-407e-8207-580e14387ec5.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/00cbb604-5d1c-407e-8207-580e14387ec5/Products/08U74MJPG50)
I think that getting power directly from the battery is not a good idea.
 

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I cheated a bit with mine. Used an old one from when my car used (needed) an external GPS/Navigator.

I attached my old Garmin Nuvi to the cross bar with two cable ties and ran the cable to my 12vDC socket in the dash and tied the extra cable down in the front "nothing" space.

Tied up to the cross bar.



Power supply.



Cable tidy up.



Rider view.

 
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