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post #1 of 8 Old Aug 8th, 2013, 4:24 pm Thread Starter
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Yet another GPS mount

After buying the Garmin Zumo 660LM and the Scala Rider to go with it there was no money left for a mount so I made my own. Still needs a little work, screws of a better length and maybe paint matt black.
I considered using the map light mount idea but I think this would be too far away to operate without a lot of stretching. The only possible disadvantage I can see is if I had a tank bag, which I do not.
The hardest bit was having to take all the tupperware off to get the mounting bolt in place, this goes where the BMW logo sits.
What do you think ?
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post #2 of 8 Old Aug 8th, 2013, 5:25 pm
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Re: Yet another GPS mount

I like that - does it block your view of any instruments or radio display? Does the little BMW Roundel pop off or did you drill through it? That is another alternate place I'm thinking of rather than my current clutch reservoir mount (a bit too close) or I'm thinking of making a map light hole bracket like John Baker posted. I can then use my Ram mount bolted to that to move the GPS a bit closer but am concerned that the long cantelever from the support may not be rigid enough.

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Re: Yet another GPS mount

I did the exact same mounting technique with my old Garmin 2720. One small addition I made was a "L" shaped steel bracket mounted on the same bolt used to mount my XM magnet antenna. The roundel is just glued on and removed quite easily, then drilled a 5/16 bit thru it all, then used a 1/4" bolt ( I forget the length ) The power source is the Fuzeblock that I mounted back near the battery.

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Re: Yet another GPS mount

very nice, and certianly more versatile than the BMW $29.00 plastic wedge that goes there for the stock GPS mount.

how high is the GPS? does it shake when riding?

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Sweet!!

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Re: Yet another GPS mount

As the middle picture shows (taken from the driving seat) it does not block the view of the instruments or the radio. The radio has been removed anyway thus giving me very useful storage space, never used it anyway).

It is good and solid and does not shake.

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This is a Garmin Nuvi (automotive) GPS adapted to a BMW Factory mount.
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Re: Yet another GPS mount

I know this is a very old post, but wanted to chime in anyway. I pretty much did the same thing for my iPhone mount, but instead of screwing it in the stingray, i used heavy duty exterior double sided tape. Have 20,000 miles on it, and it's still rock solid. Would hate to try and pull it off.. No screws necessary


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