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post #1 of 5 Old 10-11-2010, 12:58 PM Thread Starter
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First of all, thanks to the users of this website for all the helpful information you've provided. As a re-entry rider (after too many years remembering my college Yamaha XS 500 days) the information you've provided has been great.

I have a 2008 DL650 Non-ABS (yes, Yellow) V-Strom with about 5,000 miles on it. Really love the machine and riding it. Haven't ever had any problems. So far I've added an OEM centerstand, a Sargent seat, a GIVI topcase and some Nelson-Rigg saddlebags.

Question: Any suggestions on GPS units to include any mounting issues you've had?

Thanks in advance for any responses.


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post #2 of 5 Old 10-11-2010, 01:30 PM
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Question: Any suggestions on GPS units to include any mounting issues you've had?
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post #3 of 5 Old 10-11-2010, 05:23 PM
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Happy with my Zumo 550. Here's how I mounted it:
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I have a Nuvi 500, Zumo 550, and Zumo 660. I liked the 550 but there are quite a few features on the 66n that I prefer.

Before I had the Madstad brackets I mounted them on the plastic windshield mount (which appears to be fiber reinforced polycarbonate).

With the madstad, I used a 6" piece of 1" rectangular aluminum, which has proven rock solid.

Either puts the unit as close as possible to your line of vision, which I personally consider an important safety matter.

2005 DL650 (sold) | 2009 DL650A (sold) | 2008 Tiger 1050 ABS | 2012 WR250R | 2008 CRF100F

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post #5 of 5 Old 10-12-2010, 10:33 AM
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I followed what was posted here: Mounting GPS to Suzuki V-Strom |

I didn't buy the mounting plate and ball because it was included with the Garmin mounting cradle: Garmin Mounting Cradle: Electronics

I'm extremely happy with it!
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