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post #1 of 14 Old 12-29-2013, 09:22 AM Thread Starter
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Need advice on: GPS Mount, Tires, Upper and lower protectors.

Would like to fit my Magellan RoadMate 1475T 4.7-Inch Portable GPS Navigator onto my VSTROM. I just bought a 12v kit and am installing it today.

Looking for suggestions for a mount.

Tires: I'm thinking 20/90- Guess you don't need to answer this one as it is a changing thing- I'll read up on tires.

The upper and lower body / frame protectors. Where are you guys finding the best deals on these? If I plan on doing some offroad action I guess it makes sense to buy both.


Bark Busters. What works?


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post #2 of 14 Old 12-29-2013, 09:52 AM
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I'm using this low-buck GPS mount, Amazon.com solution. I've used this for four years now, with a $35.00 ebay Garmin 205W. I use a dry erase pen to scribble my route on the windshield, helps me manage the county roads and highways through my day. On my last rest or gas stop I plug in the motel address, and it gets me there. I won't go on a road trip without it.

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I'm one of those who likes to pre-plan routes and load them to the GPS, with the option to deviate if I so choose. I prefer the GPS up higher so I don't have to look far away from the road/traffic, so I'm putting mine above the instruments.
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I'm one of those who likes to pre-plan routes and load them to the GPS, with the option to deviate if I so choose. I prefer the GPS up higher so I don't have to look far away from the road/traffic, so I'm putting mine above the instruments.
Same here, it's just a slight glance down and back to the road. I have my Garmin 2730 mounted with the Garmin motorcycle mount to the SW-Motech vibration damped mount which puts it under the windshield and above the gauges.

There are other mounts. Adventure Tech makes one that uses RAM type mounting and puts the GPS in about the same place. Touratech makes one too. Any place you can mount a RAM mount you should be able to mount a GPS. And Bags Connection makes one for attaching a GPS to their tank bags.

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post #5 of 14 Old 12-30-2013, 01:14 PM
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I use my tank bag and have for a few years now with no problems. I have a couple of strips of Velcro on each device and it never goes anywhere even in high winds and truck blast. It's also well dampened from vibration. Since it's bluetooth capable I don't need to look down to see it and when I might want to I just pull over.

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I've mounted my GPS and my radar detector on my bike. Start with a 1/2" bar from Twisted Throttle that mounts to your handle bars. Then using mounts from Ram I mount the GPS on the left side and rd on the right. The GPS is hardwired to the battery and the rd is connects to my tankbag which is also wired to the battery. Works great.

Just like some of the others I layout a route of primarily two lane backroads on the computer and then transfer them down to the GPS.

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GPS-RAM mount either on the handle bars or above the dash using some of the available options for putting it there.

Tires-I always suggest Shinko 705s. They are long lasting and provide good grip on dirt and on the street.

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I went with the Richland Rick above dash mount. It is shipped with a RAM inch ball. Good quality.
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post #9 of 14 Old 12-30-2013, 09:48 PM
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I meant one inch RAM ball.
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post #10 of 14 Old 12-30-2013, 10:57 PM
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I use a RAM mount to the left handlebar. Very easy to reach.
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