For the sake of ease, has anyone used the typical auto style suction cup mount for a radar detector on backside of windscreen?
I am currently using a RAM mount to hold my Samsung UMPC onto the Stingray. See attached pictures. I have not had any problems with it letting go (I have a safety cable ).Lawrence_D said:For the sake of ease, has anyone used the typical auto style suction cup mount for a radar detector on backside of windscreen?
Bighopper said:I am currently using a RAM mount to hold my Samsung UMPC onto the Stingray. See attached pictures. I have not had any problems with it letting go (I have a safety cable ).
I usually just wet the suction cup before putting it on. I'm sure you could do a similar thing as along as you put it in a flatter section of the shield.
What part of your mount is the suction cup? All I see are the RAM mounts. I have a RAM ball on my handle bar that I would like to keep for camera/cup holder etc... and I use the above the dash BMW mount for my Nav IV, so the seemingly best place is a suction cup mount on the back side of the wind screen. I have mounted a GoPro video camera using their suction cup and it will pull paint off before coming off!
calvarez said:I would be paranoid about this. The Garmin suction cup in my car falls off the windshield about every 5-7 weeks. The suction cup for my Bully Dog diesel programmer lasts longer, but still falls off every three months or so.
Problem is I usde the BMW above the dash GPS mount for my Nav IV and it leves no room fr a shelf. Wouldn't trade the GPS mount either, cuz it's GREAT and in a great visual spot.zippy_gg said:You may want to look into a BMR shelf to mount your PGS, and get an arm fo rthe detector, and maybe another arm for a sat radio or whatever else you want mounted.
calvarez said:If I wanted to attach something to a motorcycle windscreen without making it permanent, I'd use super-duty magnets. They are readily available, and unless the laws of physics fail, they simply can't fall off ever. Magnets on both sides would be super-strong, and I would think even a great magnet and some heavy steel on the other would be good. This would preclude using stainless or aluminum, of course. But you could glue a magnet to stainless/aluminum, and then use a magnet on the other side of the screen.