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1Back to top Go down   GPS mount on an 86 K100RT Empty GPS mount on an 86 K100RT on Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:59 pm

Brickee

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Hi all. Here I am in the middle of the winter doldrums, waiting for spring. One project that I've got is mounting a GPS. Recent posts by Puntolimitecero and Chris JF have solved this in interesting and, I think, elegant ways. I'm going a much simpler route. (simple mind, simple solution, I think) :geek: I'm using a Garmin Nuvi 205 that I want to be able swap between the bike and the cars. My original plan was to attach a dowel across the front of the base plate that attaches to the top part of the fairing and windshield. So with that in mind, I got this on e bay for $2.49 USD delivered.
GPS mount on an 86 K100RT Handle10
The rake of the windshield is such that the GPS is hitting the windshield and blocking part of the instrument cluster. Bummer. So I decided to mount it here. I just drilled a hole in the fascia and used the thumb screw that came with it and added a flat and toothed washer to lock it in place.
GPS mount on an 86 K100RT Mounti11
I got power by tapping off the battery supply in the relay box with an in line fuse, through a quick disconnect and into a power plug in the left glove box.
GPS mount on an 86 K100RT Power_10 GPS mount on an 86 K100RT Quick_10 GPS mount on an 86 K100RT Power_11
To prevent the GPS from trying to commit suicide, I took off the back, drilled a hole and attached a small bungee cord and added a snap hook. I loop it through the back of the mount and back on itself.
GPS mount on an 86 K100RT Safety11
The power cord happens to be small enough to be able to have the glove box cover on, so when all is said and done, this is the view from the cat bird's seat.
GPS mount on an 86 K100RT Riders10
Anyway, this is my solution and we'll see how it works when spring comes. Question


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2Back to top Go down   GPS mount on an 86 K100RT Empty another tidy one on Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:33 am

ChrisJF

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looking neat and tidy and above all, economical Laughing especially for K's without stereo speakers

2 questions :

- is the securing screw/bolt likely to come undone with the (whisper it quietly here Rolling Eyes) much-discussed K-vibrations ? If so, maybe a little threadlock or similar might help?

and

- does the handlebar come perilously close to the GPS on full lock affraid ?



Last edited by ChrisJF on Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:35 am; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : grammar - I should have paid more attention back in school)

    

3Back to top Go down   GPS mount on an 86 K100RT Empty Re: GPS mount on an 86 K100RT on Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:52 pm

Brickee

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Hi ChrisJF, in answer to your first question, my bike is so smooth and vibration free that the wife falls asleep on it regularly. affraid That being said, Locktite is on the agenda just to be sure. Thanks for the reminder.
Q2 The handlebars miss it, but the instrument cluster does just touch it at full lock. But as it's on a ball mount, it just pushes it out of the way. I'm thinking and hoping that this will only be an issue in a parking lot situation. (emoticon for whistling in the dark here) If anyone can think of a scenario where this might be an issue, I sure would like to know before I get it out on the road in 2 months time. Smile All this being said, I'm looking at it again to see if I can move it just enough so it won't be a problem. Thanks for the observation. I'll get this sucker fine tuned yet.
Cheers


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4Back to top Go down   GPS mount on an 86 K100RT Empty Re: GPS mount on an 86 K100RT on Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:28 pm

K-BIKE

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Great job, don't get the Loctite on any plastic though the manufacturer of Loctite warns about that.
Regards,
K-BIKE

    

5Back to top Go down   GPS mount on an 86 K100RT Empty Re: GPS mount on an 86 K100RT on Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:19 pm

Brickee

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Thanks K-Bike and warning duly noted.


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