Where to install GPS/Satellite radio?

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Where to install GPS/Satellite radio?

Post by WingAdmin » Tue Nov 15, 2011 9:29 pm

So I'm looking around on my 1500 trying to figure out the best place to mount my satellite radio and GPS.

What have other people done? Care to share some pictures so I can get some ideas?

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Re: Where to install GPS/Satellite radio?

Post by Rudy the Kit Maker » Tue Nov 22, 2011 9:53 am

Many use either RAM mounts with clamps on the brake reservoir or the clutch side. Another favorite is a dash mount on the key bridge. The advantage there is that it is shielded well from the sun. The disadvantage there is that it can't be seen by the passenger and you have to look down more to see it.

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Re: Where to install GPS/Satellite radio?

Post by MikeB » Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:04 pm

You didn't say what type of GPS you have so I don't know how to respond other than to let you see what I use and how I mounted it.

I have been using the Garmin 2720 lately. Prior to that I had a Garmin GPSIII+, Street Pilot 3 and 2610. The 2610 and 2720 used the same mount scheme so it is easy to go from one to the other. I doubt that you have anything as old as the Street Pilot 3 so I will show you the mount I use for the 2610/2720.

It is mounted on the Ignition Key surround/radio cover. As you can see, it is very visible and there are other things there as well.

Everything is mounted with Velcro self adhesive tape. It holds very well.

The Battery Bug is on a piece of stainless steel sheet metal that is held in place with Scotch self adhesive and the Bug itself is attached with Velcro to the stainless.
The GPS platform is made of 1/8" Lexan that is bent into a triangle. The GPS mount is attached with the self adhesive pad that comes with it and a couple of hole are drilled through it for #4 screws for extra security.

Everything is readily removable from their Velcro mounting point, no tools needed. That is done for future disassembly. It seems as though I am always needing to take off the ignition cover for one reason or another.

I can't help with your Satellite Radio, I had one but threw it out. I prefer MP3's. Besides, I really don't care much for things attached to the handlebar other than my coffee cup holder.
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Re: Where to install GPS/Satellite radio?

Post by detdrbuzzard » Wed Nov 23, 2011 8:39 am

i got a gadget mount from wingstuff ... http://wingstuff.com/pgroup_detail/450_ ... s%2Fdes%2F

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