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post #1 of 47 Old 07-12-2008, 08:38 AM Thread Starter
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Zumo Mount Location on Bike

Does the Zumo mount included with the Zumo mount it up high and center? I'm talking about above the instrument cluster at the base of the windshield. SWMototech sells a mount for this location on the bike. Does it look like that? Any pics of the Zumo mount?
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post #2 of 47 Old 07-12-2008, 09:51 AM
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Does the Zumo mount included with the Zumo mount it up high and center? I'm talking about above the instrument cluster at the base of the windshield. SWMototech sells a mount for this location on the bike. Does it look like that? Any pics of the Zumo mount?
The Zumo mount clamps. It does not go in the center unless you want to clamp at the center of the handlebars down low, obstructing the instruments. (if I recall correctly) The SWMototech mount works the way you describe. I bought one and I like it. I'll take a picture and post it here after I make coffee.

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If you take the standard plastic plastic piece below the windshield and drill it, you can mount it high center.

If you have a Madstad, you can put in a cross bar to do the same thing. I see little reason to buy the SWM model if you can drill a hole. Here's both.




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OK here ya go.

Here's the rider's view of the SW setup.



Here's the mount from the side.



Here it is from above. Note the small windshield clearance.



Here is the standard mount on my Electra-Glide.


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Thanks for those pics! Very helpful. I'll try the Zumo mount first...maybe try the crossbar on the Madstad. Where would I get that crossbar at? Is it hollow? Size? Madstad adjustability impaired with that setup? Part of the appeal and price justification of the Zumo is that it comes with a bike mount. Is there any part of the Zumo mount that I need if I went with the SWMototech mount? I'd like to think its not wasted.

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[QUOTE=garandman;265137]If you take the standard plastic plastic piece below the windshield and drill it, you can mount it high center.

If you have a Madstad, you can put in a cross bar to do the same thing. I see little reason to buy the SWM model if you can drill a hole. Here's both.

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How do you cover up and/or fill those holes when you sell the bike?
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The crossbar can be just about anything with the strength required. A square tube like in the previous picture works. I used 1/8" thick x 1-1/2" aluminum angle. I didn't like the bounce in the RAM mount so made a solid mount later. Painting the E-Z Pass black and putting the Velcro on the other side cleans up its mounting under the crossbar too.


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I just used the Garmin RAM mount that came with mine to mount it on the handlebars a little to the left so it didn't impeed my view of the instrument cluster. Works great for me.




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I had a one off custom bracket fabricated out of plate aluminum at a local fabrication shop...... for half the money of commercially available mounts

it tucks the Zumo waay forward, it also stiffens & cleans up the appearance of the Madstad windshield mount (I have to lower and tip my windscreen forward to get at the security screw)






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Front Left bolted onto the madstad bracket. Its very solid and easy to reach with the left hand.

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