ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > GSpot > Parallel Universe
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-23-2015, 01:08 AM   #1
trailguru OP
n00b
 
trailguru's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2015
Location: Somerset, England
Oddometer: 2
How do you mount your gps/sat nav?

I had a look at using a RAM mounts to mount my 5" screen GPS on my 650 Twin today. It looks to be a bit more tricky than I thought, especially as I don't want to mount it on the bars, if I can avoid it.

So I'd like to hear how other folk mounted theirs?

My ideal 'spot' would be to have it just below line-of-sight equidistant with instrument cluster but this looks to be impossible.
trailguru is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2015, 03:52 AM   #2
mikefryman
Adventurer
 
mikefryman's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Location: Central KY
Oddometer: 79
Quote:
Originally Posted by trailguru View Post
I had a look at using a RAM mounts to mount my 5" screen GPS on my 650 Twin today. It looks to be a bit more tricky than I thought, especially as I don't want to mount it on the bars, if I can avoid it.

So I'd like to hear how other folk mounted theirs?

My ideal 'spot' would be to have it just below line-of-sight equidistant with instrument cluster but this looks to be impossible.
I used a piece of L aluminum and longer bolts with a ram ball on the aluminum. I drilled two holes to match the top bolt holes on the fairing windshield mount. I took the two top bolts on the windshield and replaced them with the longer bolts to hold the aluminum piece across right above the dash. Ram mount the GPS. I do not have any other pictures. I sold my DL. I had a madstat windshield mount, but I think you could do that with the stock mount.
I know this will not be exact to your bike, but it may give you an idea to help out.
Mike

__________________
"Never trust a fart"

mikefryman screwed with this post 04-23-2015 at 08:20 AM
mikefryman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2015, 08:03 AM   #3
BMW-K
F800GS FTW!
 
BMW-K's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2004
Location: Anaheim, CA
Oddometer: 1,457
Quote:
Originally Posted by trailguru View Post
I had a look at using a RAM mounts to mount my 5" screen GPS on my 650 Twin today. It looks to be a bit more tricky than I thought, especially as I don't want to mount it on the bars, if I can avoid it.
Errr, sorry. I mounted mine on the bars. I know it's not what you wanted to hear but it works great.
__________________
2010 F800GS Anniversary - a return to Eden
2011 Yamaha WR250R, 2012 Ducati Monster
2007 R1200GS (Sold)

IBA # 20880. STFU and Ride.
BMW-K is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2015, 08:29 AM   #4
flei
cycletherapist
 
Joined: Apr 2013
Location: Western Mass.
Oddometer: 1,012
Quote:
Originally Posted by BMW-K View Post
Errr, sorry. I mounted mine on the bars. I know it's not what you wanted to hear but it works great.
Me too... Ram bar mount with medium length arm, mounted in middle of the bar. Does not interfere with view of the road, mirrors, instruments, etc. Close enough for me to be able to see it! Also, I must have pretty short arms, because if it was mounted any further forward I'd have a hard time reaching it!
__________________
Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac? George Carlin
flei is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2015, 12:26 PM   #5
Bayner
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Mar 2008
Location: Penticton, BC
Oddometer: 1,602
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=445999
Bayner is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 02:52 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2015