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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-18-2011, 04:13 PM Thread Starter
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A GPS Mount I Like--

I saw a post where someone was asking about GPS and mounts and could not find it so I put this in a new post... Sorry about the bugs and dirt...lol...

A little GPS mount that I have been usin for quite a while, and I really like it...
My son got it for me, but if anyone else would like I can get the name and price from him...








I epoxied the little tab on the GPS and added a safety line just in case, but so far it has not been needed... That is a NUVI 500, I used the 200 till my grandson broke his and I gave him the 200 and got the 500 because it had longer battery life...
The Nuvis are pretty cheap, don't cost an arm & leg like the motorcycle specifics do...lol...

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That's really nice! As for battery life, I found two unused wires (one is 12V, the other is ground) in the headlight housing. I purchased an extra cigarett lighter power cord for mine, and plan on removing the lighter plug, and hooking it up to the leads in the headlight housing.

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Those two "unused leads" are in fact "accessory wires" put there by Kaw for owner use. There is also a set under the right sidecover. Both are fused with 10 amp fuses.

I used the ones in my headlight shell to power my driving lights, and the ones in the rear went to a waterproof "cigar lighter" plug so I could charge my phone while on a trip.

Anyway, am guessing ODog... the "ball" is not a standard 1" RAM type ball, but just the one used on the back of the Nuvi mount.??


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That mount is cool but also, take a look at Ram mounts. They are awesome!

www.ram-mount.com

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Old Dog, this looks to be your mount...found it on one of my other motorcycle forums as highly reccomended
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWNX:IT
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Those two "unused leads" are in fact "accessory wires" put there by Kaw for owner use. There is also a set under the right sidecover. Both are fused with 10 amp fuses.

I used the ones in my headlight shell to power my driving lights, and the ones in the rear went to a waterproof "cigar lighter" plug so I could charge my phone while on a trip.

Anyway, am guessing ODog... the "ball" is not a standard 1" RAM type ball, but just the one used on the back of the Nuvi mount.??
[/B]KM
KM-Thats about what I did, and you are right, the ball fits the Nuvis and is not a 1" Dia. RAM type ball...

No slim, thats a different mount....

PS-I just liked this mount because it was neat, small, solid & metal...

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I bought a garmin nuvi 1100 ultra thin searched high and low for a gps mount. couldn't find one. I dont do the paypal thing. Would like to find one and order one before spring hits
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I bought a garmin nuvi 1100 ultra thin searched high and low for a gps mount. couldn't find one. I dont do the paypal thing. Would like to find one and order one before spring hits
Just be sure it will mount where you want it, mine is perfect where I wanted it, but had it been a hair shorter stem it would not have worked there...
See how close between the bar & speedo mine is, no room to spare, almost didn't work...lol...



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MicroTach +, Higher wider H-bars, GPS Mt., Mustach bar Hwy. pegs...
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That mount is cool but also, take a look at Ram mounts. They are awesome!

www.ram-mount.com
Ditto on that. I use one with my Nuvi 500 and it's rock solid and holds the GPS like it's in a vice. I've also used the same RAM mount to hold my flip camera when I've filmed my rides.

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SOOO did you find out the name/part # and cost of this little item?
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