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post #1 of 51 (permalink) Old 11-09-2013, 11:25 AM Thread Starter
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I just got this GPS and was wondering if the suction cup mount it came with is road worthy on a motorcycle. I have never dealt with a GPS window mount before and just wondering if it is going to just fall off on a bump. It seems to have a good hold but dont need it just popping off when it wants. I can really see that being a problem. My dumb ass would probly try and catch it and loose control of bike. Any input greatly appreciated.
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post #2 of 51 (permalink) Old 11-09-2013, 11:31 AM
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I would go with the iron access mount, or if it's a Zumo see if it's compatible with Harleys mount which integrates with the switch housing. I have a Road tech Zumo and it fits into Harleys power cradle. In any case I would not stay with that set up, your right if it pops off you will out of reflex try and grab it.

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There are better solutions out there. RAM Mounts come to mind. One that goes on the clutch perch mounting screws, or clamps around the handlebars.

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I use a ram mount on mine. Not the cleanest mount, but it allows me the adjustability to get the GPS exactly where I want it


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I did not want mine on the Handlebars and used a mount for a radar detector. Drilled a hole in the Madstad and am pleased with the outcome. I inverted the mount to make it work.

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Used a ram mount on the last couple bikes. Very good quality and it comes off quickly.


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The suction cup mount is definitely NOT the way to go. I put the mount on my windshield as a test and it didn't budge when I pulled on it. A mile down the road I looked down and it was no longer there. I'm glad the GPS wasn't mounted.
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Thanks. I figured it was to good to be true. It is about perfect there. Oh well.


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I did not want mine on the Handlebars and used a mount for a radar detector. Drilled a hole in the Madstad and am pleased with the outcome. I inverted the mount to make it work.
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I have thought about using the base plate of the Madstad to mount the GPS and possible other items.

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I just got this GPS and was wondering if the suction cup mount it came with is road worthy on a motorcycle. I have never dealt with a GPS window mount before and just wondering if it is going to just fall off on a bump. It seems to have a good hold but dont need it just popping off when it wants. I can really see that being a problem. My dumb ass would probly try and catch it and loose control of bike. Any input greatly appreciated.

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