Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Southeast Michigun
Garmin Streetpilot Users: Mount help
I've searched and read through most of the threads I could find regarding the mounts, but none of them quite answered my question...
I'm trying to figure out how 'secure' the different mounts are? I'm not referring to the RAM mounting bracketry or how sturdy it is, but the actual cradle that the GPS nests into. I've seen the locking Touratech mount (which costs almost as much as I paid for the unit), but can't justify the cost. Do any of the other cradles actually mechanically lock the unit to the mount somehow? Either through a series of screws, or some other method? It appears the unit just snaps into the stock Garmin mounting cradle, but I was hoping I wouldn't need to remove and store the unit every time I dismount the bike. That could prove to be a bit of a hassle.
Oh, and I forgot to mention... It's a StreetPilot 2820 I snagged on Ebay the other morning for $300. It is in VERY nice condition, though it appears it was used in a RAM mount before. (Got some tell-tale wear on it)