EddieLo, I'll meet you half way, maybe in Texas next year. Your call when.
Now, you know I've mentioned that I'm not cheap, but do my things on the economy side. Here is what I did to mount the GPS. Being a pilot and navigator I wanted the GPS to be right up in front of my vision so I didn't have to look down and fiddle with it. It's sorta like my own little HUD. I also knew that I didn't want some sort of tray up on my dash. Thin pieces of flat aluminum will cut you like a knife in a crash event so that method was out for me. My 660 Zumo is mounted right up here.
There are little things called Well Nuts. You can get them at a bike shop if you don't care about paying through the nose. I got mine at an Ace Hardware locally. They are not metric but who cares about that at a time like this. I think the ones I have on this project are 3/16" and fit in a 3/8" hole nicely. Pic below. Seems like they were in the $.45 cent range and they had lots of sizes. This one is about 1/2" long on the cylinder part and has a brass threaded insert molded in the bottom. When the bolt/screw is tightened up with the well nut in a hole, it pulls the rubber upward and thus flattening it as it widens against the part underneath. It's just a rubber blind nut to be short.
With the windshield removed, I measured a center point on the rounded part on the dash. I had, many times before, had that dash off the bike doing other things and noted that there were no moving or close parts under where I was going to drill the 4 holes for the Well Nuts. I laid this RAM mount base --> http://www.amazon.com/Mount-Square-2.../dp/B004O8LF26
on the dash and marked the holes with Marks A Lot. I drilled a smaller pilot hole first and then used the correct size drill for the Well Nut. Install the 4 Well Nuts and then lay the RAM mount on it and insert 4 bolts and tighten down and you have something like this. This bolts down tight and there is no movement on the mount.
Adding a 3" RAM Arm like this one --> http://www.amazon.com/National-Produ...s=RAM+3%22+ARM
and an additional Square RAM Mount on the back of your GPS cradle and then your GPS cradle, you come up with this - You can see where I used a Dremel tool to cut out a place for the GPS power cable to route between the top piece and the instrument panel. I hooked power for the GPS into the Map Light so it's off when the bike key is off.
For maybe $40 bucks you have the two RAM Mounts and the Arm and the Well Nuts. The GPS is just under line of sight and right at an easy place to reach up and set or adjust when necessary and it's not covering up anything else you need to see. The other mount piece shown on the windshield in a couple of shots is the mount for the GoPro camera I use from time to time.