1500 GPS Easy Mount


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FirstWing1982
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1500 GPS Easy Mount

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I didn't want my handlebars cluttered but wanted to mount a GPS without altering existing plastic panels. Solution was on the faux tank radio control.


I used Scotch fastener tape, which is like velcro but it is plastic hook/eye that is impervious to water. You can mount your option of electronics in this way.


I wired from the Battery Tender Jr. connection with an extension having a cigarette lighter type opposite end. This is housed in the locking right pocket. I then can mount the GPS and plug into a protected power connection (fused by the Jr. charger fuse). Easy and secure to mount/remove and store when required. Fastener strip tape is strong and yet will not damage surface finish when taken off (if required).
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I use those fasteners all the time, although I usually buy rolls of it because I use it frequently.

It's great in that there is not a "male" and "female" part like traditional Velcro - it's not hook and loop. There's only one time, and it meshes with itself. It's VERY VERY strong and holds things very solid, no movement. It also doesn't wear out with use, like regular Velcro does.

I use it a lot for fastening very expensive synthesizers to their stands to prevent them from falling off.
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FirstWing1982 wrote: Sun Apr 23, 2023 9:00 pm I didn't want my handlebars cluttered but wanted to mount a GPS without altering existing plastic panels. Solution was on the faux tank radio control.Layout for strips.jpg I used Scotch fastener tape, which is like velcro but it is plastic hook/eye that is impervious to water. You can mount your option of electronics in this way.Scotch fastener.jpgI wired from the Battery Tender Jr. connection with an extension having a cigarette lighter type opposite end. This is housed in the locking right pocket. I then can mount the GPS and plug into a protected power connection (fused by the Jr. charger fuse). Easy and secure to mount/remove and store when required. Fastener strip tape is strong and yet will not damage surface finish when taken off (if required).
I don't think this is a very good idea. You now have to take your eyes off the road just to look at your GPS. Better to clutter up your handlebars. A few years back I mounted mine the same way it didn't take me long to remove it. YMMV.... :|
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