GPS Mount


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TennX
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GPS Mount

Postby TennX » Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:41 pm



Ive got a really nice handle bar 17mm ball mount for my Garmin on the VTX (unit tethered to the bars) I have covered bars on the GL and limited dash space, any thing wrong with using the windshield suction mount , tethered of course...many thanks..


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Re: GPS Mount

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:21 pm

I've tried a couple times on a couple different bikes to use a windshield mount, and NEVER had it work. The GPS always ends up falling off.

On my 1500, I made a simple mount out of a piece of ABS: GPS Mount

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Cleverator
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Re: GPS Mount

Postby Cleverator » Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:58 pm

I got one of these RAM Mounts from GPS City. Works perfect ...
http://www.gpscity.ca/ram-mount-motorcycle-handle-base-with-single-1-inch-ball.html

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ghostvet
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Re: GPS Mount

Postby ghostvet » Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:00 pm

I did something a little different...

I bought another set of the rubber handlebar covers from Ebay, and cut the left one to accommodate the handlebar mount for my smartphone. It looks like it belongs there.

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ghostvet
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Re: GPS Mount

Postby ghostvet » Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:51 am

Here is my setup.

The cradle can spin 360 degrees and has a pretty wide range for up/down and left/right. It has a ratchet type mechanism so the foam padded left and right side walls come in equally and grasp the phone fairly secure. They are released by a small button. The side walls are adjustable up and down and the padded feet adjust left to right to avoid buttons, charging ports, etc. I also added a 5vdc micro-USB charger line being fed from an added 12vdc cigarette lighter adapter in the left pouch.


The cradle is removable by just snapping it upwards.


I cut back the extra rubber cover about an inch (+ or -) to accommodate the clamp.


Sorry, I don't know what brand it is. It is specifically designed for motorcycles and is two separate parts. I had to buy the cradle and the mount separately. The mount can be used with a variety of different cradles or other stuff. But both pieces cost me maybe $15-$20 total. I bought it at Webster Flea Market in Webster, FL. It is a huge flea market open only on Mondays. Dealers come from all over the state, Georgia, and even Alabama. The place is packed every Monday. Next time I go I will try to find that dealer and get more information, if anyone wants one.

It doesn't block any controls and to me at least, it looks like it belongs there.

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Re: GPS Mount

Postby kennyd4110 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:32 pm

Cleverator wrote:I got one of these RAM Mounts from GPS City. Works perfect ...
http://www.gpscity.ca/ram-mount-motorcycle-handle-base-with-single-1-inch-ball.html


I will second the RAM Mounts. I have several different ones and they are all top-notch.

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Re: GPS Mount

Postby m2102 » Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:37 am

when i put a mount on my wing,i took the badge out and used1/4"plexi to make my set up.one piece undernetheas big as would fit,second one to fit were the badge came out,the last one what evr size feel needed to mount. made mine big enough to cover badge area and a little more.the ball mount with two bolts through the mount and all plexi to keep it together then painted black,before i put it in place.the plexi can be made longer to put a phone,like i use mine,as well as a gpsgot my mount from gps city. this is what it looks like.
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Re: GPS Mount

Postby m2102 » Sun Jul 08, 2012 10:09 am

almost forgot,the phone holder came from amazon for 18$. comes with enough "fingers"to use for a gps as well

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frankski
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Re: GPS Mount

Postby frankski » Thu May 29, 2014 3:13 pm

I bought a RAM ECADDY mount from J&P Cycles for my TOMTOM XL335T GPS. With shipping it was $84 USD. It mounts on the left handlebar (where a lot of people have a cup holder). It is really too low to see well, so I made an extension out of a 2.25 x 6.5 inch piece of aluminum. It brings it up to a good height and I have a little more adjustability for better viewing. I also ordered a Glare Stomper but haven't received it just yet. This is the best website I have seen for Goldwings! So much good information!
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