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post #1 of 7 Old May 28th, 2008, 10:13 pm Thread Starter
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Where the Puck do I put this thing??

I would appreciate help, with photos preferably, from you guys on where to mount the puck on my 2730. I am looking for convenience so that I can move it easily back and forth from the car.

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Re: Where the Puck do I put this thing??

I use the same puck with my Zumo. I screwed the Garmin steel plate "trivet mount" to my BMR shelf. The antenna has a magnetic mount so it sticks to the little plate securely but it is also easily removed. I seldom bother moving it all to my car but I do like being able to remove the puck and lock it up when I park the bike.

My pictures are at #26 in this thread: http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/showthread.php?t=17356

Cycle Gadgets sells a steel plate that mounts behind the Garmin cradle; a pretty neat solution but it would not fit between the BMR shelf and the windshield.
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Re: Where the Puck do I put this thing??

Weyman,
Thanks again. I have had it rigged behind the unit on the shelf but the reception has been terrible, so it needs a little more exposure to the southern sky. I have been using the unit with a pair of in the ear earbuds that I got from Now hear This at the Lima Rally. One of my favorite farkles on the bike.

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Re: Where the Puck do I put this thing??

I had my 2730 in a Tourtech cradle and made a mount for the puck just behind it then gave the 2730 to my wife and got a 2820 but the mount is the same. It is easy to take off and move.

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I would appreciate help, with photos preferably, from you guys on where to mount the puck on my 2730. I am looking for convenience so that I can move it easily back and forth from the car.

Thanks,
I put my Garmin GXM-30 in the round pocket of my Chicane tank bag. It works well even with the pocket zipped closed.
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Re: Where the Puck do I put this thing??

I know this isn't what you asked about, but I just gotta say that I am forced to ride my HD while I'm saving for a BMW LT so I just use the suction cup mount for a car and slap that bad boy right onto my gas tank speedo and viola! Instant mounting point, and I can still see the speedo if I want to lean out a little.
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Re: Where the Puck do I put this thing??

Here is how I handled it and I've been really happy with it. It blocks the speedometer just a little but I use the GPS for my speed since it is more accurate anyway.
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