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1Back to top Go down    GPS mounts on Sat Apr 13, 2013 2:43 pm

DeRodster

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Hi All,

So I saw a nice one recently on a machine owned by one on the DSI lads who was marshalling the Maynooth-Galway Cycle.
I think he said it was a RAM mount.
I have seen some that use the hole formerly used by side mirror.
And as have the same unused holes on my bars its a possibility.

So question is what do you guys use for mounting GPS, walkie talkies, etc, with pics of course....

Rod


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2Back to top Go down    Re: GPS mounts on Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:13 pm

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RAM. Have it on my R1150RT and R100GS. Different mounts for those two bikes, but the one for the GS is the same as for the K bike, mounts to the handlebars with at clamp. Very inexpensive, but great quality. I called them directly and they had excellent service. They have a good website, they are out of Seattle Washington, USA.
http://www.rammount.com/


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3Back to top Go down    Re: GPS mounts on Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:50 am

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At the risk of reviving an old thread Very Happy …

I did a search to see what solutions people have to mount GPS on a K100RT.

Funnily enough I had also looked at the hole on the bars and thought that it must be possible to RAM mount something through that - but cable routing would need to be done carefully as this will move every time you turn.

Just wondering what others have done

Thanks in advance


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4Back to top Go down    Re: GPS mounts on Thu Sep 17, 2015 11:36 am

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Hi Rod

I have fitted  RAM mounts to my 3 K's and can then move the GPS between the bikes. On the RS's I have used the LH Mirror mount as previously mentioned and on the K1 I replaced one of the bolts that clamps the handlebars with a RAM mount. (On the K1 these bolts are exposed). I have a few spare if you want to experiment.

As the Norn Iron meet is now cancelled and I had 'booked' the weekend I could maybe drop down to you or meet somewhere on Saturday ?

The K1 needs to have a run out Very Happy


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5Back to top Go down    Re: GPS mounts on Thu Sep 17, 2015 1:19 pm

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@sparkplug wrote:At the risk of reviving an old thread Very Happy …

I did a search to see what solutions people have to mount GPS on a K100RT.

Funnily enough I had also looked at the hole on the bars and thought that it must be possible to RAM mount something through that - but cable routing would need to be done carefully as this will move every time you turn.

Just wondering what others have done

Thanks in advance
Hi Sparkplug,

Most GPS mounts I have seen go on the bars - but being a purist, I don't like the off-set look that mounting on a K100 gives. Call it feng shui, call it ocd, blame it on me being born under the star sign libra or call it what ever you like...but I like balance and things looking right.

I have a Garmin Zumo 590LM (which is one of the larger bike GPS's - roughly 150 x 100mm and weighing in at about 375g) and I successfully mounted it on the dash/crash pad in the centre between the 4 auxiliary switches using the power supply mount and the RAM fittings that came with the GPS. Incidentally, the cost of this GPS is frightening and I have just forked out nearly £100 to buy a new motorbike mount and RAM fittings to enable me to use the GPS on either Heidi or Gretel. However, I have been very pleased with the performance of the GPS (now that my wallet has recovered).

Easy enough to fit - drilled two holes through the rubber of the dash/crash pad and fitted long bolts through from the inside (need to unbolt the dash/crash pad to get the bolts through, but no need to disconnect any of the switches). Then a simple case of running the wiring down under the fuel tank (tank off job) to hook up to a suitable permanent power supply. 

The end result is nice and central, the GPS does not obscure the instrument cluster and the auxiliary switches are easily accessible over the top of the GPS. It seems to support the weight of the GPS well enough and as a bonus, it doesn't sit directly in your line of sight to cause a distraction while riding - but is easy enough to see with a quick glance down. 

Obviously this set up no good if you want to use a tank bag.

Anyway, a few pics of my set up...as fitted to Heidi.



My next "upgrade" victim - Gretel 


Ringfad - I think you are replying to an 18 month old post.......


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"Gretel" K100LT 1989 (Silver Grey) (VIN 0177324 Engine No. 104EA 2789 2211) - 4th+ owner. September 2015 (58,500miles and counting....). Cat C Insurance write-off rebuild Feb 17
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6Back to top Go down    Re: GPS mounts on Thu Sep 17, 2015 1:46 pm

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Hi Paul

You are right I did not notice the date of the post but maybe I can still meet Rod anyway


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7Back to top Go down    Re: GPS mounts on Tue Sep 22, 2015 7:40 am

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I do like that Paul, very neat.

The tank bag thing is not a problem for me as I only used one once and really didn't get on with it.

I think this is the nicest solution I've seen so far and is likely to find itself on my K at some point soon Very Happy


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8Back to top Go down    Re: GPS mounts on Tue Sep 22, 2015 9:17 am

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I mounted a Garmin Nuvi to the crossbar on my K75RT.  I used a piece of ABS thermoforming sheet heated up and wrapped around the bar with a ball from an old mount screwed to it. 

Wiring comes from the relay box under the tank and up through the fairing to the unit.  Looks good and has worked flawlessly for two years and about 18,000 miles.  Will try to post some photos later. 

Just bought a K75S and hope to put a mount on it.  Has anyone else done one on their S?  Can't use the mirror mounts.  So far, the best I can come up with is to put the unit in the map compartment of my tank bag.


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