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post #1 of 15 Old 06-10-2008, 09:32 PM Thread Starter
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SW Motech GPS mount and Madstad???

I'm thinking about getting a Madstad bracket (finally....). I currently have the SW Motech GPS mount for my Garmin 2610. Will this mount still fit up correctly with the Madstad? Anyone have this combo?? Thanks.



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post #2 of 15 Old 06-11-2008, 01:45 AM
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I do not have that mount, but from looking at the pictures you should have no problem fitting it on a madstad bracket. It lines up with the original screw holes and remains narrower than the madstad.

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I had that combo, works fine.

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I have a Zuomo mounted on the SW mount with a Madstad.

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This is a mount fabricated from 1" rectangular aluminum tube stock purchased at HD and painted. Had to buy 3' so I have most of it left for other projects.

Replaced the standard RAM bar mount with a flat one that bolted on with 1/4-20 x 2" carriage bolts. This setup is very rigid and puts the Zumo right up over the instruments where it's easy to see and hit the buttons.



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I finally got the Madstad bracket too. I am using a Garmin 276C which is a big box of a GPS but is one of the most robust available. The size of the GPS makes it a little difficult to get to the Madstad knobs but it is dooable with minimal finger smudges on the inside of the windshield.

It may seem obvious to some, but it took some extra thought for me to realize that with the Madstad, you don't need to use the silver stand-offs that come with the Motech bracket. Especially if you have a large GPS unit like mine.

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SW Motech GPS Mount & Madstad

Yep, I have the SW Motech GPS Mount and a Madstad to run my Tomtom Rider 2. The combo works fine.

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Works great!

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Wow, Cheff, that's a lot of hardware between the SW Motech mount and the Zumo. Why so much - what does it all do? Can't you go directly from the Motech mount to the Zumo cradle? Educate us.
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yes you could go from the Motech mount to the cradle, but you will have to drill some hole on the motech mount of make an adapter plate.

Also when I put it right to the motech mount it vibrated much more. (I know it does not make sense) and it was to far out of my reach.

So I have the ram mount with a locking knob so they cant steel the Zumo or Cradle, to the ram mount I mounted a Touratech locking mount to have my Zumo even more secure.

It is an easy reach to the Zumo the way I have it mounted, and with all that security plus my alarm, I dont worry about someone walking away with it at a gas station etc.

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