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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-27-2012, 05:17 PM Thread Starter
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Perfect GPS Mount for a Madstaad Equipped Road Glide

I have spent quite a bit of time trying to figure out the perfect GPS mount / position. I wanted it located directly in my line of sight much like the Iron Aces mount. Only I did not want to spend the amount of cash Iron Aces charges for their mount.

I took the windshield mount that came with my GPS and tried holding it in various locations around the fairing while trying to imagine how it would have to be shaped to work properly.

This what i came up with...

First I chose this sticky base (supposably holds better to uneven surfaces)
http://www.mountguys.com/Removable_N...nt_p/gn178.htm


I mounted the base like this:


I use a home made tether to ensure my GPS never goes bouncing down the highway without me...


All of which leaves my GPS mounted like this:




This seems to work the best out of any GPS setup I have ever used...


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That mount is looking good PFWiz. Let me give you a well done vote. I have a different windshield and set up a different but nice mount for my Garmin on my Cee Baileys windshield that looks like this from the seat.

Added equipment was a stage 1 HD air cleaner, a Cee Baileys windshield and a turn out boot heel guard. I also went with the BAL1 tail light MOD. You can never be too safe with lighting. Now I am riding a Vision with minor mods to give me this.

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Love the positioning of the GPS unit that this mount allows. Great find. Have you used it long enough to know that it "sticks" on bumpy or rough roads? The tether is an excellent idea but would like to know what kind of experience you've had with the ability of the mount to stay where you put it in the first place.

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Love the positioning of the GPS unit that this mount allows. Great find. Have you used it long enough to know that it "sticks" on bumpy or rough roads? The tether is an excellent idea but would like to know what kind of experience you've had with the ability of the mount to stay where you put it in the first place.
We put about 300 miles on the rig last weekend. That makes me semi-confident on how well it sticks. I would never mount a GPS without a tether though. I have had my GPS hanging from the tether several times over the years while using several different mounts...


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If you like the mounting position, forget the tether and consider drilling your windshield and the mount itself. Windshields are very easy to drill through because they are merely plastic and so is your suction cup mount. Use that mounting to determine that you really like it then drill through both the windshield and the suction mount and follow with some nice stainless steel screws and nylock nuts. The end result will be identical to your mount but you will have some assurance that everything will be secure and you won't be relying on some kind of tether to "save" your GPS.

Added equipment was a stage 1 HD air cleaner, a Cee Baileys windshield and a turn out boot heel guard. I also went with the BAL1 tail light MOD. You can never be too safe with lighting. Now I am riding a Vision with minor mods to give me this.

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If you like the mounting position, forget the tether and consider drilling your windshield and the mount itself. Windshields are very easy to drill through because they are merely plastic and so is your suction cup mount. Use that mounting to determine that you really like it then drill through both the windshield and the suction mount and follow with some nice stainless steel screws and nylock nuts. The end result will be identical to your mount but you will have some assurance that everything will be secure and you won't be relying on some kind of tether to "save" your GPS.
I would still use the tether...
About 3 weeks ago I bottomed out the bike in a big sink hole south of Louisville. I came down hard on the frame. Damn near ripped my oil cooler off.

My GPS pulled off the ball mount and was swinging on the tether...


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Well done- I like it.


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