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Offline BigD

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Another GPS/Phone/Whatever Mount Option
« on: January 16, 2014, 11:43:33 AM »
I tried to post a photo but apparently the photo file size is too large and I haven't quite figured out how to compress or shrink or whatever the photo.

But here is what I did...

 -Take off the center yoke nut...34mm socket...the fork cap.
 
 -The inside of the nut is concave with a center pont clearly defined...self centering.

 -Drill a hole for a tap. For a 1/4x20 thread, use a #7 or .2110 drill.

 -Tap hole with 1/4x20 tap.

 -Use permanent red threadlocker (Locktite) and from the bottom install 1/4x20 stainless steel machine screw.  I don't remember the length.  1/2" seems about right.

 -Install a Ram Mount (google it) 1" ball with a female 1/4x20 thread. Don't thread lock the ball unless you have a deep wall socket.

Option...
 -I also used a 1" stainless steel coupling nut to get Ram mount ball a little higher.

This may or may be for you, but it works for me and some of the things I do.  I also utilize the handlebar mirror pedestals for Ram mounts.  I use the OEM gps mount for the 660.


« Last Edit: January 16, 2014, 11:47:32 AM by BigD »

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Re: Another GPS/Phone/Whatever Mount Option
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2014, 02:01:42 PM »
Hey-BigD
Thanks for the post. I've been thinking of this mod as well. Did something similar on my FJR a few years ago. Did u use the coupling nut to raise the ram ball because of interference? Or will it fit mounted directly to the nut? Also what length connector did you use to mount the GPS? Gary

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Re: Another GPS/Phone/Whatever Mount Option
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2014, 03:51:32 PM »
I just used the coupling nut to raise the ball a bit.   The ball will fit without the coupling nut.  Personal choice I guess.  I use the OEM GPS mount.   This yoke mount is just an extra mounting point.

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Re: Another GPS/Phone/Whatever Mount Option
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2015, 07:43:32 AM »
I just did this for my new GPS and it was a really easy mod.  Works very well and inexpensive way to add a mount point that is out of the way.
It may not be legal but I have a Dr's note!

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Re: Another GPS/Phone/Whatever Mount Option
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2015, 10:56:39 AM »


sorry its sideways but you get the point.  Here is how I did mine. 
It may not be legal but I have a Dr's note!