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post #1 of 7 Old Mar 23rd, 2009, 9:45 am Thread Starter
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Low cost GPS mount

just a couple of pics of my GPS mount. Used 3M dual lock "velcro" Very solid " so far no vibration ect. I know it does take my eyes off the road but I try not to drive looking at it just quick peeks for reference
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post #2 of 7 Old Mar 23rd, 2009, 10:26 am
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Re: Low cost GPS mount

Cool. That duel lock stuff is great.
Beware though, when the water gets in behind the backing, the sticky side can detach over time.

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post #3 of 7 Old Mar 23rd, 2009, 6:26 pm
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I see you have the RAM MOUNT

Why dont you get this add-on so you can set the GPS on the clutch reservoir, in a proper way?

I have it. It does block a bit of the left mirror, but i can live with that, knowin the GPS is at a safe way.


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just a couple of pics of my GPS mount. Used 3M dual lock "velcro" Very solid " so far no vibration ect. I know it does take my eyes off the road but I try not to drive looking at it just quick peeks for reference
I notice you have a lanyard on your key; careful it doesn't get caught underneath the front of the radio/stingray during a limited space maneuver. Wouldn't want to have the handlebars get "locked" on you.

I ride with only the key in the ignition.

Nice mount, though, for the GPS. Curious if the weight and arm will cause the velcro to separate after time; when I had the handheld Garmin on the RAM mount, I had a lanyard attaching it to the mount just in case something came loose.

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post #5 of 7 Old Mar 24th, 2009, 7:44 am Thread Starter
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Well the dual lock is rated to hold 8 lbs with one 1x4 inch block and I am using 2 so thats about 16 lbs of "holding" power , the GPS is less than 1 , no problems so far . I know some my think its a little "getto" but it makes it easy to remove if I need to. I am changing the white dual lock to black this spring to clean up the look.

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Beware, The dual lock does wear out over time. Maybe a safety cable is in order.

I've had to replace the dual lock on lots of things that get removed regularly .

I've gone back to good old velcro for most things like that.

Looks fine, I've seen much cheesier installs.

You might want to round the base plate to match the curve of that part of the stingray.

Thake the "ghetto" right out of it.

Turn the new black dual lock around so it goes all the way across the plate and it'll look better also.

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Mine was low cost.about .15 cents for a longer u bolt and a small bit of rubber tubbing.The only high cost was the Zumo 550 and the XM30(LOL)
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