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Old 06-23-2011, 07:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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need some help on how to mount a gps onto a 650
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The best, and most popular method, is to use Ram Mounts and attach it to the left brake reservoir.
http://www.ram-mount.com/
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I use the Givi Soft case for GPS's, that I ordered from Kiwi Dave. It has straps that fit around the steering wheel. The GPS goes into the bag, which offers protection for the GPS as well.

What I like about it is when I remove the bag, the bad guys won't think that there is a GPS stashed away somewhere.
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it all depends on where you want to position your GPS for optimum viewing.

I personally find that atop of the dash is the perfect place for it as I don't have to take my eyes off the road to glance at it.

you can very easily build a removable GPS bracket, check out this DIY: DIY - GPS Bracket



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I placed a couple of strips of Industrial strength Velcro directly on the dash (the "hook" side) and then the loop side on the back of the GPS. I also have a safety strap, just in case the Velcro would fail. Used this all of 2010 with no problems. It cost me $5.00 for the Velcro.

PROS: GPS is shaded. which is a huge factor in bright sunlight

CONS: It does block the view of the gear indicators and obscures the speedometer when the GPS is attached. (My GPS display shows speed, so this is not an issue)

In 2011, I now use Velcro (loop side) attached to the back of my iPhone 4 case to attach the iPhone to the dash. With the iPhone's smaller size, the speedometer is now visible. I run both the Navigon GPS App for directions and MotionX GPS App for route tracking at the same time. If anyone is interested, I can take some pics and post them. With Cardo Teamset, I have bluetooth use of the iPhone for calls and run an audio cable from the iPhone to the jack on my helmet headset for GPS audio directions and music.



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I used my dremel tool and and vari-drill and made a nice hole in the top of the handlebar cover directly over the center of the handlebar between the mounting bolts. Then I clamped on the arm of a RAM mount 6" sticking up through the hole. I have a Garmin GPS and bought an extra backing mount for it and bolted it to the RAM Mount. Then I took a plastic 3" X 5" card holder from Office Depot and cut one side out and the top off and I use it as a shield over the GPS like a bill of a cap to block the sun off the GPS face. The shield is mounted between the GPS Mount and the RAM Mount in a sandwich type affair. The shield needs to be a bit deeper to block more of the sun, however.
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I will be looking for a similar mount when the Apple I-Phone 5 is available - does music (I-tunes), GPS and phone calls, assuming I buy a "Chatterbox" type of helmet bluetooth headset. I've been planning on this for ages. Might as well wait for the new I-Phone - probably only a few months away.

I would like to mount the phone between the two handlebars or on the bottom inside of the windshield fairing. With the latter option I don't have to take my eyes off the road, and the spoken word instructions/directions may be all I need anyway (?).
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LdDude,

You should sell those GPS brackets. The lazy or toolless amung us (I'm in one of those categories) would be lined up to buy them!
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You should sell those GPS brackets. The lazy or toolless amung us (I'm in one of those categories) would be lined up to buy them!
Dang, I was fixing to tell LeDude that was the Fugliest thing I'd ever seen him do, and he's already got people lining up to buy them....

Respectfully, left reservoir mount...
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Dang, I was fixing to tell LeDude that was the Fugliest thing I'd ever seen him do, and he's already got people lining up to buy them....

Respectfully, left reservoir mount...
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A $25 mount sure beats hours of labor.

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