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post #1 of 23 Old 11-02-2007, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
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$12. GPS mount

Due to minimal mounting options for my Megallan 2200T Roadmate, I made my own. Aluminum flatbar from Home Depot & some assorted fasteners. I winged it all the way. I put four Locking nuts on the underside with an aliminum back plate where it is attatched to the bike. Honestly I didn't know much about GPS's when I bought this one. It's very good, just not really made for a motorcycle. Next time t's a Garmin, many more mounting accesories etc... oh yeah, those ratchet wrenches are a must have! I just purchased an SAE, & metric set today.
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post #2 of 23 Old 11-02-2007, 08:43 PM
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Looks nice. Sweeeeeeeeeet.

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Very nice! Do you have any vibration trouble?

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Very nice! Do you have any vibration trouble?
Not bad, I stuck one of those fat rubber plumbing washers between the dash & aluminum plate for dampening. So far, so good.

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Looks great

I bought a Ram mount and if it doesn't work out I'll try your solution. Thanks

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I have the RAM mount for my Quest and it works great. I like your solution and if you used the rubber grommet you will be fine for vibration issues.

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Not bad, I stuck one of those fat rubber plumbing washers between the dash & aluminum plate for dampening. So far, so good.
I have a homemade mount much like yours for my 2610. I had vibration issues too until I put some pad between the bracket and dash. It's been good for 25,000 miles.

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how did you bend that aluminum stock without cracking it?

to me it looks a lot sturdier than a lot of purpose-built mounts.
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Dimensions

Could you post the dimensions, thickness of metal, size of screws, etc. ?
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how did you bend that aluminum stock without cracking it?

to me it looks a lot sturdier than a lot of purpose-built mounts.
I simply placed it over a sturdy square edge & bent it by hand. I just bent it a little at a time, it worked fine. For dampening I placed a large rubber washer thingy I got from the plumbing department between the braket & dash.

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