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Old 08-28-2010, 03:17 AM   #166
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Twonav Aventura

Sorry about the crap pic but its all I got.
The Twonav Aventura seems to be really good so far.
havn't given it a good test in the field yet but so far so good.

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Old 08-28-2010, 07:32 PM   #167
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One of the 3 bolts that comes with it is a perfect lenth for the F8 Handlebar mount clamp. The aluminum spacer seen below the ball fits the handlebar clamp perfect. RAM-B-367U. Under 12.00 shipped.
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Old 11-07-2010, 07:22 PM   #168
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Hello!
Great thread!
I'm looking to buy a F800GS. Seeing how that will leave me broke, I want to reuse my Nuvi 550. I used it for my sportbike using an 12v adapter. I like the idea of hard wiring it to the battery using the Garmin mounting cradle (link/pic below). The Nuvi 500/550 is pretty good, except it uses that dumb usb connector as the power source. WTF?

Anyone have problems with that thing wiggling loose on the street or offroad?
Can anyone comment on its waterproofness? It looks like the usb port is covered so that's a plus, especially over the holder that's made by RAM.

Where do you put the bare usb end of the cord when it's not plugged into the GPS? I'm just wondering where to store it during a normal week of commuting. Do you secure it under the fairing?

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Old 11-08-2010, 02:40 PM   #169
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Hello!
Great thread!
I'm looking to buy a F800GS. Seeing how that will leave me broke, I want to reuse my Nuvi 550. I used it for my sportbike using an 12v adapter. I like the idea of hard wiring it to the battery using the Garmin mounting cradle (link/pic below). The Nuvi 500/550 is pretty good, except it uses that dumb usb connector as the power source. WTF?

Anyone have problems with that thing wiggling loose on the street or offroad?
Can anyone comment on its waterproofness? It looks like the usb port is covered so that's a plus, especially over the holder that's made by RAM.

Where do you put the bare usb end of the cord when it's not plugged into the GPS? I'm just wondering where to store it during a normal week of commuting. Do you secure it under the fairing?

Thx!



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Hmmm well to answer one of my own questions, it looks like there's a port to connect the "male" usb end into the cradle when the Garmin is out of the cradle mount. This should be reasonably resistant to rain, I hope.
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Old 11-08-2010, 03:05 PM   #170
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I have a 550 with the RAM mount. Never had a problem with it over rough terrain.

When I remove the nav from the cradle I tuck the cord under the mount with the opening of the connector facing down. When mounting the nav, if it has rained, I just blow a quick puff into the end of the connector to get any water out. I had also put a dab of di-electric grease in there for good measure. Been totally reliable for me.
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Old 11-08-2010, 03:08 PM   #171
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I have a 550 with the RAM mount. Never had a problem with it over rough terrain.

When I remove the nav from the cradle I tuck the cord under the mount with the opening of the connector facing down. When mounting the nav, if it has rained, I just blow a quick puff into the end of the connector to get any water out. I had also put a dab of di-electric grease in there for good measure. Been totally reliable for me.
Thx for your reply. I guess I'm being overly paranoid about water getting on the usb male connector. Using di-electric grease is a good idea.
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Old 11-08-2010, 03:14 PM   #172
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Here is my high tech mounting solution, after my Zumo took a crap. I needed a GPS for a solo sojourn in Baja after my friend Chris put himself out of action flipping his 1150 on top of his GPS V. Few zip ties, bit of gaffer tape and I'm rolling again.

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Old 11-19-2010, 05:51 PM   #173
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A friend who has access to a water jet helped me cut a bracket I designed. More and better pictures coming.
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Old 11-19-2010, 06:57 PM   #174
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there's a GPS in that picture?
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Old 11-19-2010, 10:10 PM   #175
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there's a GPS in that picture?
I see your point. This should be a little better.





Still test fitting everything. Final piece will be cut from stainless and the shape will be a little different.
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Old 11-22-2010, 03:01 PM   #176
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Old 11-22-2010, 03:51 PM   #177
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That is a good location for the GPS - you don't need to look down to check on things. Excellent idea.

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Old 11-30-2010, 08:47 AM   #178
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this is my gps set up




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Old 11-30-2010, 09:12 AM   #179
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For those mounting their GPS not on the handlebar, how are the devices holding up to the abuse of non-suspended pounding offroad?
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Old 11-30-2010, 09:57 AM   #180
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Um.... What part of the bike are you thinking of? The lower fork and the wheel are unsuspended, but I never thought of mounting a GPS down there.

Fred
Around and above the dash. I am thinking that area suffers more vibration that the handlebar.
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