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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-04-2013, 06:23 PM Thread Starter
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home made gps mount

I see a lot of GPS mounts on the bars, I wanted a mount to go over the speedo/tack...couldnt find one to buy locally so a couple years ago i decided to make one, hook and loop from mount to bracket, and also from my cheese garmin to bracket....i like that its up front in eye sight, and my co-pilot can see to. wish my gps was better though.
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Isn't that the location the Iron Aces mount is?
Nice homemade mod though......


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I see a lot of GPS mounts on the bars, I wanted a mount to go over the speedo/tack...couldnt find one to buy locally so a couple years ago i decided to make one, hook and loop from mount to bracket, and also from my cheese garmin to bracket....i like that its up front in eye sight, and my co-pilot can see to. wish my gps was better though.
Can you post a pic of the back-side for me? I'm trying to create a simple (cheap) mount like yours and that's where I would like my GPS to be too.

I just can't excuse the costs associated with all the various pieces it takes to go the "commercial" route... end up with a mechanical mount that costs more than I paid for my Garmin Nuvi 50 GPS.

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i wish i could, it's in my bike at the shop....hopefully soon though...
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+1 on the seeing the mount itself.

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Can you post a pic of the back-side for me? I'm trying to create a simple (cheap) mount like yours and that's where I would like my GPS to be too.

I just can't excuse the costs associated with all the various pieces it takes to go the "commercial" route... end up with a mechanical mount that costs more than I paid for my Garmin Nuvi 50 GPS.
Would also like to see that mount photo.

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its still at the shop. i'll try to discribe it...i used a piece on .027 aluminum ( use whatever you have) close to the width as your gps.allow enough lingth to support the gps and still have enough to use a good size hook and loop industrial type velcro .simply let it roll (bend) to fit the contour of the bike, make a bend up for the gps to fasten to, probably will have to either drill a hole or cut a square out for the plug. the hook and loop seems to work best if the part that stays on the bike is the... well... not fuzzy side, so it wont hold a bunch of junk when not in use, also try not to cover the seam between the speedo and the back, (someone will need to have that apart at some point) use hook and loop to attach the gps, while sitting on the bike adjust the angle (adjust is a fancy word for bend) at the fold, when i get my bike back i will post a pic, but really it's easy to make, I used .027 aluminum because that is what i had, if your up to a challenge try lexan and use a heat gun to make the bends. ya i know i dont know the proper names of the parts of the bike but since you have one too you probably know what i mean. i really had to try not to say dodad, gizmo,whatchmajigger.
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That's a damn fine description Cowboy - I'm getting your drift. Would still like a pic or two when you can though.

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Great idea.
I too will be waiting to see a picture.

Just getting the RG today, I am interested to see where folks are mounting their GPS units. On the Street Glide, I had it mounted on the left side handlebar with the Ram Mount products.

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I would like to see how you attached it to the speedo housing in that slot.
I want one for my Powervission but the shipping is a scan I will not pay that ripp off price. Not cheap just not going to be scammed.


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My easy to do mount for my Garmin Nuvi 550 is to use a car suction mount and just use a couple of stainless machine screws to attach it to a windshield. This is how it turns out for less than about $10 cost.
As viewed from the seat

As viewed from the front/back side of the windshield. I don't know what to call that side. It is out in front but is the back from where I sit.

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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