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post #1 of 7 Old Mar 25th, 2006, 8:10 am Thread Starter
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Mounting the 2720???

Does anyone have any suggestions on mounting a 2720 on an 03 LT?
Pictures would be nice too.
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post #2 of 7 Old Mar 25th, 2006, 10:55 am
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I'll be installing my BMR shelf tomorrow and will take pictures of how I'm going to install the 2720. I bought the MC mount and then made a bracket. The bracket has the MC mount from Garmin mounted to it and of course the bracket I made is mounted to the shelf. The Garmin mount provides a quick secure release that actually provides some security that will allow me to feel comfortable leaving it on the bike while unattended. I was going to use the mount that came with the unit but it seemed that it would be a bit shaky and provided no security.

I'll take pictures and post.
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post #3 of 7 Old Mar 25th, 2006, 11:15 am
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Thumbs up BMR Shelf

Well, it's not the 2720, but the idea is the same. BMR shelf!

Its in the perfect location to use as a speedo, your eyeline is just above it so its easy to reference and easy to reach.

I am using a Touratech mount. They are rubber damped and lockable. They are the BEST!
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post #4 of 7 Old Mar 26th, 2006, 10:47 am
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BMR Shelf

Get the BMR shelf and "be happy". I installed my BMR shelf last week (after measuring five times before drilling the holes). Taking my time, it was very easy to mount. Everything lined up perfectely with no problems.

While the windshield was out, I pulled power from the light (read that trick on the board) for my ham radio.

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post #5 of 7 Old Mar 26th, 2006, 1:56 pm
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Here is what I did.

I mounted the BMR shelf and then bought the Garmin MC mount and cable so that I could have a secure quick disconnect from the bike. To use the MC mount I needed an L bracket of some sort to attach it to the BMR shelf. I found a galvanized bracket in the deck supply part of Lowes for $2.49. I opened it so that the angle was no longer 90 degrees to make the 2720 point up a bit more for my viewing pleasure, sanded it, cleaned it and painted it flat black.

Then I installed the BMR shelf on the bike. Here are some photos.

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Well for some reason I can't upload pics. Probably my slow dial up connection.
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post #7 of 7 Old Mar 27th, 2006, 8:27 am
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I have a 2720 mounted on a 2002LT. I simply used the temporary adhesive disk and hard dash mount supplied with the unit. I mounted it on the stingray, in front of the radio display, which looks almost like the factory setup for the newer bikes. The unit does obscure the "idiot lights" and turn signal indicators but so does the factory unit. To power it from the bike I had to purchase the Garmin Motorcycle mounting kit (unit bracket, power/audio cable, screws) for $49.99. Also to hook it into my Autocom I had to purchase a Dual Audio Input and Gps Lead - another $65.00. It looks good but was not cheap. Sorry no photo.

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