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completed GPS mount and Sat Puck Mount

Another member had one of these and was kind enough to let me have it for the cost of shipping



So I installed it and and my Zumo 665 along with a home made shelf



My buddy who makes missles at the local war mongering plant was kind enough to help fab this in his shop at home.. I still have some work to do like maybe paint it black or put some trim on it to make it LT worthy...





I had been struggling with a place to mount the XM puck and could not sleep last night till I resolved this placement issue.

Around 4am this morning after searching all over the LT forum and other sites for a cool place to mount the XM puck this is what I came up with..







Once again I will probably paint it black and might even replicate this one out of a thicker piece of metal , make it a little wider and paint black.



Again, any thoughts or recommendations would be appreciated.

Paul

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Re: completed GPS mount and Sat Puck Mount

Do you use the rack on the topcase? If not, consider locating the puck within the rack. It's all plastic and shouldn't interfere with signal reception. Could be mounted with two sided mounting tape.

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Re: completed GPS mount and Sat Puck Mount

Paul,
I like your homemade shelf, though I'm not wild about your bracket for the puck.
Just looks like a lot of material for no more than what it does.
Did you by chance see the thread about the guy who built a small round bracket for his puck and it mounted to the bottom of the radio antenna mount. Maybe you could incorporate something like that, but mount it to your rack.

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Re: completed GPS mount and Sat Puck Mount

Munmi,

Generally speaking I do not use the top rack and considered putting the puck under / on top the top case rack but I wanted as much reception as possible and putting it under the top rack would block the puck somewhat even though it would be blocked by plastic and putting it on the top of the rack would would require ZIP ties and I did not want that look.

bikerj,

I am going to have my buddy take a look at what I made and I am sure he will come up with a better config. I do not have the machine shop tools or the skills to make something real "pretty".

I will update and come up with a better design.

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well, Paul at least it's functional. It's like the uncle always said on The Red Green Show- "If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy." Or are you saying you're handsome?

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Re: completed GPS mount and Sat Puck Mount

Paul,
I have one of those BMW mounts (got it off Ebay) and am planning to use it to mount my GPS, I like the position better than on top of the tank.

Wondering if you could post a photo with a little more detail of how you adapted the mount to the Zumo. Thanks..

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Paul,
I have one of those BMW mounts (got it off Ebay) and am planning to use it to mount my GPS, I like the position better than on top of the tank.

Wondering if you could post a photo with a little more detail of how you adapted the mount to the Zumo. Thanks..
Really nothing to adapt that I can recall.


Take off the windscreen
remove the map light
take off the cowling (I think that is what it is called.)
there are 7 screws total, four along the base, one on each side next to the windscreen bars and one behind the map light.

once you have it all taken apart the you slide the place where the GPS goes into the map light whole, and put the bent parts under the frame. on mine it did not all line up perfectly but it all works out when you get it installed.

Then you just need to mount the GPS to the face plate provided.

The holes are standard size and config so they match the existing holes. The Garmin 6XX series motorcycle mount does not have a flat back which would be nice. But because of the different shape of the back of the MC mount the I put some plastic spacers to make accommodation for the difference in shape. you will see what I mean...

I will see about getting more pictures

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Re: completed GPS mount and Sat Puck Mount

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Then you just need to mount the GPS to the face plate provided.

The holes are standard size and config so they match the existing holes.
Thanks Paul, that is the part of the mounting I was wondering about.

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