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post #1 of 8 Old Apr 15th, 2006, 10:39 am Thread Starter
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Garmin 2720 "Permanent" adhesive

I just mounted a BMR trivet shelf above my radio. I have two questions.

1. Is the extra mount that comes with the unit sturdy enough to hold the 2720 on the bike.

2. Is the "Permanent Adhesive" strong enough to be the only adhesive used.

I have this fear of hitting a bump and watching my $750 GPS unit bounce onto the freeway at 75 MPH and instantly turn into a million little pieces.
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post #2 of 8 Old Apr 15th, 2006, 1:26 pm
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I think this answers your question

On a related note, does anyone know how to remove the "permanent adhesive" provided w/the garmin units? I had planned to use the 2610 standard base on my BMR shelf temporarily until I got my garmin motorcycle mount, and now that the motorcycle mount is here, I want to take the standard base off. Unfortunately (depending on your point of view), it is proving true to it's name by it's obstreperous refusal to budge. Screwdrivers and contemptible words have been of no avail.
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I have used double stick tape to mount the ez-pass on the left wing and to hold down the PIAA light switch. Both have held strong through bumps that knocked the mirrors off and several washings and rain storms. Having said that, I just ordered the BMR trivet and the slotted mount for a more permanent mounting as well as the Garmin motorcycle mount so I can have some degree of security during lunch and short stops without removing the unit. I know it's not perfect, but it;s better than nothing.

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I use Goo-Gone. It is designed to remove unwanted stickum and is available at Home Depot and the like. Doesn't damage paint or plastic.

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Some have used dental floss to "saw" through the foam between the adhesive.

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there's no way I would use the "premanent" adhesive that comes with the Garmin units to stick a unit on my bike. My car dashboard, sure. My bike? Never. Go get a Touratech mount of something.

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Some have used dental floss to "saw" through the foam between the adhesive.
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I use Goo-Gone. It is designed to remove unwanted stickum and is available at Home Depot and the like. Doesn't damage paint or plastic.
This combo should do the trick. Thanks guys!

I think the permanent adhesive is just what it claims to be and will hold the GPS unit without trepidation. Still, I agree with danbrew's recommendation to go get a motorcycle specific mount. FYI, I have the garmin gps mount, and I think the security is a bit flimsy. Next time, I'll go for the touratech locking mount.

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On a related note, does anyone know how to remove the "permanent adhesive" provided w/the garmin units? I had planned to use the 2610 standard base on my BMR shelf temporarily until I got my garmin motorcycle mount, and now that the motorcycle mount is here, I want to take the standard base off. Unfortunately (depending on your point of view), it is proving true to it's name by it's obstreperous refusal to budge. Screwdrivers and contemptible words have been of no avail.
Hit it with a heat gun for a while (obviously, be careful), then proceed.

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