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post #1 of 13 Old Nov 9th, 2012, 12:05 pm Thread Starter
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GPS Mount ?

On mt bike is this mount

On that gray mount screws on a black swivel mount with the name Brodi on it

Under the gray mount is this, And this mount has no identifying marks


Complete with the wiring clip

I am assuming that is a GPS mount but the previous owner is deceased and cant give me any info, and the dealership that sold in on consignment wasn't sure
So does any body know what GPS would fit this.. Is the gray or black BMW original?
Any input will be appreciated
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post #2 of 13 Old Nov 9th, 2012, 3:56 pm
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Re: GPS Mount ?

That's the standard BMW mount. The cradle for the BMW Navigator 2 or 3 fits straight on.
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Re: GPS Mount ?

I mounted a PanaVise ball to that mount using the four screws, then used a 3" arm, and another ball mounted to the back of a Pelican i1010 drybox to hold my iPod. The i1010 has a 3.5mm port to attach one end to iDevice and other to plug into intercom/stereo feed cable.

Keeps iPod dry and save.

My GPS is mounted in a similar way but is up on a BMR Products CoPilot shelf so it is more in my line of sight... much safer, IMHO.

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Re: GPS Mount ?

My GPS is also on a shelf so that I do not have to look down to see it. After a while I moved it from the right hand side to the left side of the shelf believing I am safer partially block to the left vrs right since people coming at me in intersections are farther away on the left.

I've been debating if it would be safer for me when I run an interste to temp move it to the right; look at the lane info, picture of exit, on my right and exit to my right?
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Re: GPS Mount ?

My GPS sits about 3"-4" above the CoPilot shelf, in the center. I accomplished this by using a ball-stud on the bottom, drilling/tapping a hole in the middle of the shelf, and double-nutting the stud below the shelf to prevent it from coming loose and/or rotating. Has held up for years.

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Re: GPS Mount ?

As stated above, that's for a Nav 2 or 3 BMW GPS and either will connect easily. In my case I upgraded from Nav 3 to a Garmin Zumo 660 that I have for both bikes. I had to buy a zumo mount, add some grommets to space the Zumo out and up from the mount, and had to drill a larger hole for the much larger wiring loom. Depending on how far you want to take the integration, it's fairly easy or it's complex (I went all the way and integrated with my intercom etc, which was good but a lot of work).

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Re: GPS Mount ?

What's wrong with the suction-cup type. I have a brand-new Magellan I use in my cars, can't I stick it to the windshield somewhere? It's never come off my car windshield.

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What's wrong with the suction-cup type. I have a brand-new Magellan I use in my cars, can't I stick it to the windshield somewhere? It's never come off my car windshield.
Two questions Eddie. Is it waterproof/water resistant? Is there a provision for some sort of tether?

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Two questions Eddie. Is it waterproof/water resistant? Is there a provision for some sort of tether?

Robert
I don't ride in the rain. The tether would be the power cord. I've hit some pretty bad potholes and it didn't loosen the suction cop. Only time it has come loose is when it's an old spot. I move it around but the best way is to clean the area with alcohol. If I were to get caught in a rainstorm I would remove it off it's mount and store it away.
Someone said he prefers to store it and just listen to directions. Good idea. But it it's stowed how can it receive the satellite signal?

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I have my 276c mounted, stock mount for the 276c, 300 and 400 series of the same gps will fit with no mods.



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Re: GPS Mount ?

Thanks all for your input but after looking at the cost involved to go with BMW And I dont have the intercom, as I mostly ride alone I think Ill go with an auto GPS on the rare occasion Ill need one
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Re: GPS Mount ?

Steve,
Automotive GPS's speakers are kind wimpy and hard to hear over 40MPH.

You might think about buying a Garmin 2720 off Ebay, they go for about $50-$70 bucks. With an adapter, it will fit on your mount. The 2720 has a audio output jack that you could plug any ear buds into and then you would have both noise protection and directions.

If you want to go wireless, with a 2720 get a Wireless Bluetooth A2DP 3.5mm Stereo HiFi Audio Dongle Adapter Transmitter plugged into the audio out jack and use a bluetooth headset. With this setup you could pair to your phone also, if it is a smart phone you get music also.

I already had a Sena SMH10 headset so what I did was pick up a Magellan 5045 off ebay to $45.00 ( 5 inch screen ) wired the dongle onto the Magellan speaker paired it to the Sena and I get voice directions for about $80.00

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Steve,
Automotive GPS's speakers are kind wimpy and hard to hear over 40MPH.

You might think about buying a Garmin 2720 off Ebay, they go for about $50-$70 bucks. With an adapter, it will fit on your mount. The 2720 has a audio output jack that you could plug any ear buds into and then you would have both noise protection and directions.

If you want to go wireless, with a 2720 get a Wireless Bluetooth A2DP 3.5mm Stereo HiFi Audio Dongle Adapter Transmitter plugged into the audio out jack and use a bluetooth headset. With this setup you could pair to your phone also, if it is a smart phone you get music also.

I already had a Sena SMH10 headset so what I did was pick up a Magellan 5045 off ebay to $45.00 ( 5 inch screen ) wired the dongle onto the Magellan speaker paired it to the Sena and I get voice directions for about $80.00

BTW; nice to see someone local on the forum.
Thanks John, more options to consider and being near the end or riding season I can decide after my procrastinators Anonymous meeting
Ive not seen many Lt since I bought mine in June, One older one at laconia, One in a hotel parking lot and One on on a back road in York Maine, by the time I got close enough to catch his attention , he merged onto RTE 1 And lost him in traffic I g
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