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post #11 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-13-2004, 01:05 PM Thread Starter
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Originally posted by UFO
I have one that has made it's way through a few bikes. I use various RAM mounting componets to mount it. has GPS units and RAM mount hardware.

Here is how I had it set up on my VFR...
Thank you for the info,nice setup
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post #12 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-11-2004, 06:48 AM
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Originally posted by Maddjack
Thanks to all who replyed.I am looking to purchase one and need info.
I have a Garmin Legend and had a buddy that does machining make me a mount for my Triple Tree which held the GPS great. The only problem I have is that the batteries vibrate loose in about 100 yards and the GPS shuts down on me. I have yet to find a way to keep the batteries in tight enough that it won't shut down on me.
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post #13 of 22 (permalink) Old 10-12-2004, 08:58 PM
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Well, since I mounted a GPS on my VFR and my SV1000, I purchased a 2001 RC-51. I mounted my GPS on it also. It actually was the easiest installation. I simply used the Tourtec mount and attached it directly to the fairing stay right above the triple-tree. I'm now waiting on delivery of my new FRJ 1300 and it will be my next opportunity. I've seen other have mounted GPS' on FJ's and I expect it to be relatively simple also.
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post #14 of 22 (permalink) Old 10-12-2004, 09:51 PM
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Funny this thread is out: I'm looking into this right now, and was just talking to the folks at Staples today about portable GPS, as I want to be able to switch it from my car to my bike, mostly for the bike. I am going to go the Palm route, and buy separate GPS software, and a RAM mount. Come to think of it, I will probably by a separate GPS device because of the contents of my Palm and I would be dead in the water if someone stole it.
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post #15 of 22 (permalink) Old 10-13-2004, 08:25 AM
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I've got a Garmin GPS V on my VFR. Used a RAM mount. Bought everything at GPSCITY.COM. Recommend them for great pricing.

The GPS is a great way to explore new roads. I map a route on my PC and then download it. While on the road I'll create waypoints to indicate whether it is a good road or a bad road. I then download those waypoints to my PC so next time a create a route I'll be able to skip the bad roads.

Of course it's great in the car too. Now when the kids say when will we be there I can say "Assuming we have no further potty breaks it is 357 miles and it will take 5 hours and 53 minutes."

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post #16 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-28-2005, 06:11 AM
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If you do not carry a tank bag... this could be a very usefull all-purpose mount...

I have one for my bike and I have mounted everything from my cell phone to radios, mp3 players, GPS, and even... Camcorders. I love the location of it and where it puts the GPS.
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post #17 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-14-2006, 05:05 AM
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I have been using a Garmin Streetpilot on bikes for about 5 years now and would recomend it to anyone. Mine mounts on the K1200 above the triple tree and I have no issues with the sun washing it out.
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post #18 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-05-2006, 04:44 AM
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I have a Garmin GPS V that I use on my 12R. I built a mount that clamps to the top of the left fork tube. I have the Garmin quick release mount fastened to my home made mount. I hard wired the power cord .
The gps is in a convenient location and is easily installed or removed in 10 seconds or so.
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post #19 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-17-2007, 02:16 PM
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I have an old Garmin eTrex (B&W screen). It's pretty outdated so I'm not going to invest in any new maps.

I made a mount by hand. I took a bunch of old tube rubber and wrapped it around a "U" bolt which went around my bars (I don't have triple tree mounts). Connected to that is a piece of sheet aluminum that has a hole for my belt clip to clip to.

I used this method because it was amazingly cheap, and there are no vibration issues.

Oh, and my GPS is waterproof, with a plastic screen as part of the belt clip.

If I had the money, I'd get a square color screen, with a new USA street map, and a RAM mount.
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post #20 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-05-2007, 05:12 AM
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Which GPS

I'm still using my old trusty Garmin StreetPilotIII Deluxe that I bought 8-9 years ago. I think I've had it on 6 or 7 bikes now.
BTW my son just purchase the new Garmin Zumo and it came with bike mounts. its neat but $$$.
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