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post #1 of 4 Old Feb 9th, 2010, 5:00 pm Thread Starter
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Howdy folks. Has anyone fitted a Garmin Quest II to their K1200LT? I think you can get a power cradle from Garmin, but you need to wire something up to lower the voltage to 5V or thereabouts. I'd probably go for a handlebar mount of some kind. Nothing on the Ram mounts website jumped out at me. Any thoughts?
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OK, never mind! I found what I was looking for on cycoactive.
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Looks like you found your answer, but for my Quest I got the power cradle to power it with. To make it easier to hook up, I got an extension cable from Gerbings and spliced one end onto to the power cable and hooked up the longer part to a fuse panel. This way hooking up the GPS is just like pluggin in a Gerbings jacket, no way to reverse the pos and neg wires. I am just trying to figure out how to mount it on the LT since I dont have a normal handle bar or round bar of any type to put a Ram ball on. I just put a shelf on the Lt so may mess with velcro or a round ball mounted on it.
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Thanks for the feedback, Sit. I have the shelf on my K-LT also. My Garmin came with a flat plastic disk that you can affix the suction cup to, so I put that on the shelf. It actually held up for a week and 3000 miles, but it kind of made me nervous. At various times, the mounting arm would get into a weird oscillation or vibration. Never came off - like I said, it just made me nervous. Other downsides to that game plan include it partially blocking my speedo and being kind of far away. On closer inspection, I saw that the previous owner of my bike did a little Dremel work on the plastic covers over the left side handlebar. Just kind of notched it out maybe 3/8". After seeing the mounts available on Cycoactive, it seems likely that he actually had one mounted in that same place.
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