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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-26-2017, 04:14 PM Thread Starter
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I was wonder if anyone has mounted their GPS in the center well below the instrument panel. I have a Garmin RV760 I'd like to use but mounting it on the break wells would be to high. Pictures would be great. Thanks
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Don't know what year or model Burgman you have so this may not be pertinent. On my 07 650 I mounted my Garmin on the blank space to the left of the ignition key.

My Garmin Nuvi 750 came with a suction cup mount and a plastic disc. The disc had sticky tape on the back of it and was designed to stick to the dash of a car to provide a smooth place for the suction cup to mount to. I stuck the disc to the dash of the 650 to the left of the ignition key. I use the suction cup mount for the Nuvi to attach it to the disc. I use a small bungee cord wrapped around the mount and hooked into the vents on the dash as a backup in case the suction cups comes loose. Simple, cheap and it has worked well for over ten years and 134,000 miles.

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On my 13B650 I used heavy grade 3M Velcro to attach my TomTom to the plastic just below the S in center of the handlebars. I have a power cord that runs to the outlet in the box. With a flat cord, the glovebox door closes fine. Works for me.

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I use this at the moment, was going to do perspex version over the dash but the vent in the Puig screen is now in the way, it bounces around a bit due to it being on the steering head but it works.

https://goo.gl/photos/YgRsqU4C1sLWJviv8

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Ok, might be a bit hard to see from this photo, but here's what I've done.
I use bar-backs to both raise and move my handlebars up and back. Because of this (and I prefer the look), I've taken the handle bar cover off which gives me lots of mounting options.
I run two GPS units when I lead club rides (different info on each) but my main Garmin Zumo 390LM is mounted with a RAM mount ball clamped directly at the center of the bars, between the bar clamps.
Now from this angle you can't see it, but the flat top of the GPS shade is exactly in line with the bottom edge of the instrument cluster from my eyes viewpoint. So none of the instruments are obscured, and I have a great view of the GPS. IMHO, you don't want the GPS too low because you want to be able to see it with your peripheral vision or with a very short downward glance. Eyes on road as much as possible, so the less distance you have to glance down the better. That's why I HATE GPS in the top of a tunnel bag.
And for those wondering about all the RAM mounts, well I also use them to mount cameras, TPMS on long trips, and other junk.
Oh, and this as an early test ride of the mounts so the wiring is just outside and down thru the glovebox door. Once I decided on the permanent location I ran all wiring down thru the hole beside the steering tree. All wiring neat and out of sight. Oh, and I also use a RAM locking knob on the GPS holder for the Zumo so it can't be unscrewed without the key.
So that's my solution. Dump the bar covers and get creative with RAM mounts.


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I use a Velcrow center mount for my Cell Phone/GPS. The Velcrow is attached to the center of the handlebars, the GPS simply sticks to it, and I have a power cord that comes out of the glovebox for it. Simple, Neat, Effective. I have this on my 650, and the same on my 400.
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Hello Danmichsr

You can check my installation on B400 L5 here, also I've filmed video and attached to topic
Wiring GPS located on SW-MOTECH holder

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I use this at the moment, was going to do perspex version over the dash but the vent in the Puig screen is now in the way, it bounces around a bit due to it being on the steering head but it works.

https://goo.gl/photos/YgRsqU4C1sLWJviv8

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Might be just what I'm looking for. Can you take a few pictures. Especially with the gps attached and possibly while sitting on your bike. Also was there much trouble getting the mount attached? How about bouncing around while on the road. Thanks.
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Might be just what I'm looking for. Can you take a few pictures. Especially with the gps attached and possibly while sitting on your bike. Also was there much trouble getting the mount attached? How about bouncing around while on the road. Thanks.
Yeah it does bounce around on rough roads I run ram 3" long leg and rest it so it can't move down (it will move down after you hit some bumps anyway so i start of with it bottomed out)

http://www.rammount.com/part/RAM-B-201U

Can find it on Ram website but the universal gps mount, 3 spring loaded arm to hold the gps, it's probably heavier than the gps

http://www.atvunlimited.com/ram-moun...uctId=17385610

The ball mount I just drilled hole and used gutter washer (large OD small ID) or metal plate on the underside to spread the load, never had problem with that side of things.

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I bought a ram mount system. I took off the handle bar cover, placed the mount, lined up the covers and cut them. I dont have pictures but basically my mount comes through the handlebar cover, and I zip tie'd a power cable from the glove box up the steering stem, out the hole, around the ram mount and poof power! Just had to drill a hole in the back of the glove box
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