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post #1 of 7 Old 04-15-2014, 12:08 PM Thread Starter
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SW Motech Mount and Garmin Montana

Has anyone used the SW Motech Vibration damped GPS mount (sold by Twisted Throttle) with the power cradle for the Garmin Montana? I just want to make sure it all works together before I pull the trigger. I currently have the GPS mounted up with RAM mounts but want to cut out the vibration and the beating the GPS takes. Any help would be appreciated.

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Has anyone used the SW Motech Vibration damped GPS mount (sold by Twisted Throttle) with the power cradle for the Garmin Montana? I just want to make sure it all works together before I pull the trigger. I currently have the GPS mounted up with RAM mounts but want to cut out the vibration and the beating the GPS takes. Any help would be appreciated.
You mean this one:



I am running it with a Garmin motorcycle mounting bracket, power cable, and a Garmin StreetPilot 2730. It has worked well, however, I have added a piece of foam between the GPS and bracket base and the top of the dash as on rough roads the GPS was starting to bounce. If it ever warms up here, I will check and see if everything is tightened properly.

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That is exactly the one. I have the AMPS mount power cradle and I don't want to assume that the cradle and my Garmin Montana mount up with no mods. Was just seeing if anyone else was running my same setup but I am interested in your feedback as to how well it cuts the vibration overall with your setup.

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My Garmin bracket mounted right up, there are multiple holes in different positions. If you have any concerns about your setup I wouldn't hesitate to e-mail Twisted Throttle. They have always been responsive if I have had questions.

I haven't noticed any vibration with it. My only issue was the bouncing of the whole unit on rough roads. I spend most of my time on paved roads so if I am on gravel or dirt I am not watching the GPS but rather the road, so there might have been some there and I wouldn't have noticed.

Glare on the screen was an issue too. I got a Glare Stomper visor for it and it helps some.

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No problem.

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I have the exact same mount, and the Garmin Montana cradle mounted right up to it with no problem at all. It's totally solid, and the position is perfect, for me anyway. I am completely satisfied with this setup, and would certainly recommend it. I'll try and snap a photo, to let you see the finished setup. Don't hesitate at all, it's a great setup. Just my opinion......

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Montana mount pictures.

Here are a few photos of the installed mount. The extra spacers you see are because I have it installed along with a Madstad bracket. Like I said, I'm very happy with it. Hope that helps.

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Awesome pics and info. Thank you very much!

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