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post #1 of 21 Old 07-23-2016, 12:21 PM Thread Starter
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Ravetech GPS Dash

Mounted the Ravetech GPS Dash on my Vstom. Wow that is a nice gadget !

I dont have 10 posts yet so cant attach images but it's a perfect fit and I can mount all RAM Mounts stuff exactly how I want. Both my Tomtom Rider 400 and Galaxy Note 4 has been tested.

There are 5 holes for RAM balls. The Ravetech comes with one and is ready to use.

I wanted the windscreen in lowest position so I had to purchase 4 screws to attach the Dash. It is only possible to attach it in the 4 upper holes for Windscreen.

Ravetech sent me 4 screws when I told them 4 screws isnt much but it's nice to have everything exactly when you want to set it up.. Thanks Ravetech !

Now I can use my TomTom Rider for touring and phone for daily adress searches. Easy switch with the RAM Mounts Xgrip and TomTom GPS RAM. I can even have the TomTom and Phone mounted at the same time. Nice for a gadget freak. Next thing up is testing a small rugged tablet. Ram-mount for that already purchased.

It's very nice to have the GPS in line of sight. One of the things R1200GS ownes has boast'ed about is just this. The mount seems solid /rugged, some small vibrations but that is possible to avoid since it is mounted to the windscreen attachment.

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post #2 of 21 Old 07-23-2016, 12:25 PM Thread Starter
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GPS power

.. now only 6 more posts before I can attach images

Is it a good idea to connect the gps power cable directly to the cigarett lighter 12v output from behind the dash ?
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post #3 of 21 Old 07-23-2016, 01:19 PM
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Shelf

I will a post a photo of mine that I used once and is now In a box waiting for someone to take off my hands for $60.00 plus shipping.



NEW:Over the Dash Shelf $70.00Threaded hole and Ram Ball for Shelf
$27.00 Shipping$9.00 Purchase total$106.00

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I like mine too! Bounces around to much off road with the GPS mounted so I use it to hold a phone I use to run Maps.me on., pretty sure mine works mounted in the lowest holes but i'm using a Givi Aeroflow screen.

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post #5 of 21 Old 07-31-2016, 09:47 AM
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Our shelf is really designed for long distance riders (e.g., iron butt guys) and people who don't do much off road work. It works great for that purpose, but I would not recommend a heavily loaded shelf for off road work.



Our GPS mount works better for occasional off road excursions.



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post #6 of 21 Old 07-31-2016, 09:57 AM
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Still sticking to my guns that the windshield mounted bracket just shakes too much on any road. My Ravetech has been delegated to an extension of my rear luggage plate and now serves as a tool tube holder. Garmin back solidly mounted on the ram handlebar and I find it still easily readable.
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Hey Toad,

I guess I should get off my butt and try to come up with a solution for that. I'll play with some immobilizers this week. Maybe some stiffer springs.
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I swear it can't be done Rick. It's the spring loaded windshield mount. If it was solid it would, well, be solid!

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I swear it can't be done Rick. It's the spring loaded mount. If it was solid it would, well, be solid!
I agree. I have Rick's GPS mount and while it's a nice piece and I love the line-of-sight positioning, the unit vibrates too much for my liking - even on paved roads.

I've got the power fished through the windshield bracket and buried under the tank, etc. running all the way back to the fuse block mounted in the tailpan, so moving the GPS down to a handlebar mount will require quite a bit of disassembly. I'll get around to it eventually.

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Interesting. I'm using the full shelf with the an X-grip and phoine and have no issues. Still... will get the immobilizer worked out.
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