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post #1 of 5 Old May 6th, 2006, 11:23 am Thread Starter
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Help with mounting a GPS

I'm new to the forum so I hope I'm doing this right.
I bought a 2000 1200lt last year and would like to mount my Garmin 76S to it.
My first question is has anyone used this GPS for touring and how did you mount it and how did it perform.

If it didn't function well what unit would you recommend.
I'll be taking a 4000 mi trip in June and going through New York City so a GPS is a must.
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I have upgraded to an iWay 500c on a BMR shelf now but I used to put my Garmin GPSMAP 76 in the map pouch of my BMW tank bag. I ran the power cable to the rider powerlet. Of course the 76 or 76S do not have all the bells and whistles of the more pricey units; no point to point autorouting, color screen, voice directions, etc.. The screen is also relatively difficult to see unless you have eyes like a hawk.

There are numerous mounting options and the Gadget Mounts section of the FAQ is a good place to start:
http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/faq.php?...q_gadgetmounts


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post #3 of 5 Old May 6th, 2006, 3:15 pm
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These seem to fit the bill. http://www.cycoactive.com/gps/gps76s.htm Use the 4th item down and the wiring below it. Instead of the "U" bolt mount, I drilled two holes through the little windshield wings to mount the ball or you can use the ball mount that goes on the clutch reservoir cover. Because the 76S is small, this might work for you to have it closer to view.

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I tried a few options including the costly BMW mount, I ended up going with the BMR Co-Pilot shelf, deadsimple to install, even include the drill bit needed.

http://www.bmrproducts.com/proddetai...=010_CPK1200LT

I ran my power connections into the light assembly underneath.

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post #5 of 5 Old May 6th, 2006, 10:41 pm
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The BMR shelf and make bracket to mount.. I rigged mine to a relay that is active when the ignition is on... it powers the shelf off when the engine is cranked...that way I don't get big power hits...

See my other post with a link to my pics.

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