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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 30-Oct-2007, 09:24 PM (100) Thread Starter
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Need some advice

I have a Garmin 2820 GPS and was wondering what bracket I should use to accomadate to 07-1200 GS. Would appreciate bracket info.Thanks
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 31-Oct-2007, 05:48 PM (950)
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I used a RAM mount with a U-bolt attachment (see:Handle Bar Base Options
RAM-B-231Z) - http://65.102.174.116/rammount/produ...ber=RAM-B-231Z

Works pretty well. I have had no problems with vibrations or bouncing. Make sure you use the short mounting arm.
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GPS mount

The above mentioned RAM works really well. I put some tape around the handle bar so the U-Bolt and clamp would not scratch it.

You might also look at the Touratech mount. They have a locking one. It will clamp onto the handlebar crossbar or other places. I drilled two holes in the mounting plate to mount it onto the RAM ball. Works good.
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I use a MIgSel mount on my GS. A short ram arm is best as said above. Best of all, the MigSel also has another two mounting points either side of the centre one should you feel the need to add anything else.
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I use a MIgSel mount on my GS. A short ram arm is best as said above. Best of all, the MigSel also has another two mounting points either side of the centre one should you feel the need to add anything else.
Smeggy. Is this product available in the US? Adventurers Workshop dose not have it on there website.
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Ooops, I don't think it would be. However, I'm sure you can order one from the man himself.

http://www.migsel.com/store/
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Having tried a number of options and have a cupboard full of various adaptors which did not work too well. I finalized on a RAM mount on left bar + Touratech bracket + short RAM arm.

It's not the best looking but it is by far the most practical.

The GPS position is perfect as it's close to my left hand and is viewed just to the left of the clocks. It does not vibrate at all and is easy to fit and remove.

I originally had it on the screen bracket with a Garmin mount. It was too far away to reach, especially with a tank bag and it was easy to scratch the screen getting to the tiny locking screw on the Garmin mount. I forgot to do up the screw one day and the gps fell off on a mountain pass. Changed to the Touratech mount and that is much more secure. It has a key lock which is much better than the little screw although it does not need locking to be secure.
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I use a Gadget Guy mount on a Touratech cross bar. Line of sight, doesn't block the gauges and it close enough to operate and see without reaching.

Different bike, same idea:





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Kurt do you use a tankbag . . . if so what kind? I like the cross bar setup, but concerned it would not work with GS tank bag

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Like Kurt I use the Touratech cross bar, with the GPS mount slighty to one side. I can see all the clocks and idiot lights with out problem.

RE: Tankbags, I use a Bagalux tankbag and it doesn't foul on the bracket or GPS in anyway and I can still read the GPS too.

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