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GPS mount off handlebar bolts
« on: March 14, 2015, 11:17:55 pm »
Does anyone have the dimension between the closest 2 handlebar bolts so I can make a mount for my GPS?   I'm eyeballing a distance of around 27.5mm.  I've seen a few photos of a mount with 2 spacers and a cross plate with a 1" RAM ball attached.

I've also seen a setup using the lower 2 handlebar bolts for the mounting location.  Any advantage to using the upper or lower bolts to mount the GPS?

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Re: GPS mount off handlebar bolts
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2015, 12:16:22 am »
Enduro Engineering's mount for the R1200GS will work if you go get longer bolts to account for the lower bracket.  Adjustable, so you can mount in any of the holes as long as the lower brackets will clear - mine are in the upper inside bolt locations.  The vertical rods are adjustable as well and you can mount most anything on the crossbar.  I use an Adventure Designs vibration isolating mount (now discontinued) and an Amps 2 pin back for my GPS.  The only thing to remember about ANY bolts longer than standard in the handlebar mount is to make sure they don't protrude underneath, as they could hang on something below and keep you from being able to straighten the bars and cause a crash.  :005:  Check ALL clearances sitting still to make sure everything is OK.
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Re: GPS mount off handlebar bolts
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2015, 01:30:57 pm »
I don't have the distance between the two bolts, but I can measure for you when I get home from work. I recently went with the front two bolts to mount my Zumo GPS using the ram mount, the ram mount allows good adjustability. I chose the upper bolts because it put the GPS a little closer to the dash, and if you use a Tank bag (I don't), more clearance for the bag without blocking the view of the GPS. The one down side is that placing or removing the ignition key requires reaching over or around the GPS.

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Re: GPS mount off handlebar bolts
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2015, 02:04:41 pm »
Thanks for the info and picture.  No need to disassemble to get the dimension.  I can get an accurate measurement when I make the parts.  Just thought someone may have built their own and had a dimension handy.

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Re: GPS mount off handlebar bolts
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2015, 02:21:59 pm »
There is also the Telferizer option that gives you a Ram ball.  Some on the K1600 forum have used that for a mount for extra electronics.
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Re: GPS mount off handlebar bolts
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2015, 04:03:35 am »
triumphtrophyrider,
You know these are readily available in stainless, for a reasonable price, for either set of bolts.
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I have the rear mounted (wide) for my Zumo 550, and it doesn't block any of the dash readouts at all.

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Re: GPS mount off handlebar bolts
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2015, 05:47:10 pm »
Yeah, I saw some references to the mounts you can buy.  I like to fabricate my own parts for this kind of thing.  That way I can make it work and look like I want.

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Re: GPS mount off handlebar bolts
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2015, 05:49:02 pm »
And it ends up EXACTLY where you want it.  :002:
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