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post #1 of 4 Old Dec 27th, 2014, 9:11 am Thread Starter
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Wunderlich GPS Mount, 09 RT

Installed the Wunderlich GPS mount on my 2009 R1200RT last night...1 hour start to finish.

Nicely made, instructions adequate...like most folks, I found a few things that will improve the install:

1. Remove the windshield - it really helps in getting to the two top mounting bolts.
2. The bolts for the underside reinforcing bracket (that attach it to the short brace that goes over the dash support 'tongue') are too long- substituted shorter bolts (same length as used on the GPS swivel mount).
3. You need both a T25 bit (for the Tupperware) AND a set of metric Allen wrenches (for the 2 longer Wunderlich-supplied top bolts).
4. It helps if you have a small ratcheting bit driver to get to the top bolts...Harbor Freight has a cheepo one for about $3.

I thought about going with a Ram ball mount down near/on the bars, but with this setup it's in the perfect position to see it above the instruments and doesn't get in the way if I use the tank bag.

Shipping was fast (but I live on the West Coast).

This is a really well-made unit, and in my opinion worth the money.


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Installed the Wunderlich GPS mount on my 2009 R1200RT last night...1 hour start to finish.

Nicely made, instructions adequate...like most folks, I found a few things that will improve the install:

1. Remove the windshield - it really helps in getting to the two top mounting bolts.
2. The bolts for the underside reinforcing bracket (that attach it to the short brace that goes over the dash support 'tongue') are too long- substituted shorter bolts (same length as used on the GPS swivel mount).
3. You need both a T25 bit (for the Tupperware) AND a set of metric Allen wrenches (for the 2 longer Wunderlich-supplied top bolts).
4. It helps if you have a small ratcheting bit driver to get to the top bolts...Harbor Freight has a cheepo one for about $3.

I thought about going with a Ram ball mount down near/on the bars, but with this setup it's in the perfect position to see it above the instruments and doesn't get in the way if I use the tank bag.

Shipping was fast (but I live on the West Coast).

This is a really well-made unit, and in my opinion worth the money.


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I had that on my '07, and yes I think it is a very good mount for the price. I didn't have any issues with the installation, and didn't take the screen off to do the installation either. I also built a pair of shelves to add to either side of the GPS, for my Valentine One and the EZ-Pass (when I needed it).

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Re: Wunderlich GPS Mount, 09 RT

I considered the Wunderlich mount when I was shopping for one, but ended up buying the a Migsel mount instead.

I found the look was nicer (Personal opinion YMMV) installation was simpler (Only 2 screws ) and it can support up to 3 ram balls.


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post #4 of 4 Old Dec 29th, 2014, 6:13 pm Thread Starter
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Re: Wunderlich GPS Mount, 09 RT

Migsel looks good...the Wunder wasn't bad to install...

Finally got around to doing the power wiring; USPS delivered the 'repair connector'; figured I'd put it in while I had the left panel off to do the dual-horn mod anyway.

Too cold/crappy here to ride today so I figured I'd spend some quality time in the garage.


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