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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-31-2008, 01:35 PM Thread Starter
 
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GPS for the motorcycle

Just wanted you guys to see how I mounted a Garmin i3 GPS. After I got the windshield, I saw a nice little outcove between the gagues and the windshield. Mounted it with 3 contact points of velcro. Took it up to 75MPH and it didn't budge. Got the i3 on eBay for $89 and it takes 2 AA batteries. So it's portable and you don't need to tap into the bike's electrical system.
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Looks good..think you can post a bigger photo for us?


It is about time to take that sticker off your tach don't you think?



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Just got the bike 2 weeks ago so that sticker has been on the bike for 13 years so I gotta get a hair dryer on it. Just not a priority right now
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I mounted my Nuvi 200 to the handlebar block with a camping soap bar holder that I got at Sports Authority for $3. Hacked up the holder a bit and ty-wrapped it to the bars. Three tabs of velcro hold the GPS into the holder and a slot in the back for the power cord and speaker. The GPS is also held on three sides by the soap box, so it's protected a bit better from a god bounce from an unavoidalbe bump in the road. Planning on making something better this winter.
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Just got the bike 2 weeks ago so that sticker has been on the bike for 13 years so I gotta get a hair dryer on it. Just not a priority right now
13 years?? That would make your baby a '95 with less than 6000 miles on it. Where did you find such a gem?

BTW, the GPS looks great there. How easy is it to read while your riding? Does the sun glare it out?

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yeah got it off a guy for 1600 dollars just needed carbs cleaned and never saw rain not a scratch on it.Thanks the gps is perfect for sight cause its right in your line of sight and put the volume on 5 and you can hear it fine on the freeway
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Just got the bike 2 weeks ago so that sticker has been on the bike for 13 years so I gotta get a hair dryer on it. Just not a priority right now
13 year old bike with only 5700 miles? Hope you ride it more than the previous owner.

Every time I walk into the garage, the Vulcan grabs me by the throat, throws me on the seat, and forces me to ride another hundred miles of twisty roads. Help! I've been kidnapped by my bike!

Just cracked 28k yesterday, should be well over 29 by the end of the month. Gotta RIDE!
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