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post #1 of 24 Old 02-18-2011, 01:52 AM Thread Starter
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GPS Mount discussion...

Ok I am acquiring a ZUMO 660 for the Strom and I am having a heck of a time deciding what mount to go with...

I am looking at the SW Motech one with the vibration dampening/plus the touratech cable extension to avoid having to butcher the stock unit which I saw in another thread here...

The Touratech Zumo mount is nice with the locking mechanism but the handlebar extension I would have to buy just to fit the thing is making me reconsider as the unit itself is already very expensive compared to the SW..I would prefer to put it up on the windscreen area... and doubt the touratech can be mounted in that fashion... sorry I am not a big fan of the ram ball...

Add to that I think I can likely just take the GPS off the mount and take it in with me on my rides for peace of mind... as I somehow doubt a GPS mount is as tempting without the GPS unit itself...

I have been trying to find a video of the vibration I would see with the SW but I am coming up empty...was hoping someone with a SW mount could show me .... Honestly all I want is a mount that will hold the GPS in place even if I hit a major ruff patch and not hurl my GPS to a gravity induced death...

Hoping to hear owners thoughts of the SW and Touratech mounts.... Fire away...

-Scott
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I've never heard of anybody complaining about their GPS vibrating to death or being unreadable on a non Touratech mount. Sometimes I think Touratech solve problems that don't actually exist and expect their buyers to pay through the nose for the privilege.

Mr Farkles used to have a Touratech mount for a TomTom Rider on his dash above the instruments back in the days when TomTom mounts we guaranteed to fail and had no problems attaching or removing the GPS.
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So far price wise I have found GPScity.com winning the price war @ $577.94 shipped... does anyone else have any stores with a better price? ... I would check Zumo forums but the admin still has yet to approve my joining there

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I was unhappy with RAM ball mounts allowing the GPS to bounce and make it hard to read on rough roads so I make a rigid mount. After four years and 62,000 miles, most of which with the GPS mounted, it's still going strong. A rubber mount is not necessary.

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I have Richland Ricks GPS mount. It works great and is easy to install.

Here's a thread:

https://www.stromtrooper.com/techy-wo...gps-mount.html

Hope this helps

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GW...got a pic of the mount? I'm using Richland Rick's mount and while I like it, a little less vibration is always welcomed. Thanks in advance.

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GW...got a pic of the mount? I'm using Richland Rick's mount and while I like it, a little less vibration is always welcomed. Thanks in advance.
I've done two rigid mounts.
https://www.stromtrooper.com/v-strom-...lsh-shelf.html
https://www.stromtrooper.com/techy-wo...shelf-ram.html
The first is a bolted together combo of angle, bar and flat aluminum stock.



The second is a stiffened Pat Walsh shelf.


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Excellent work GW. Looks very interesting.

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I really envy you guys with work shops to just fiddle around building these things from scratch... When I get out of this condo into a house I will have a shop in mind where I can do such projects cannot wait as the fiancée knows I want such a shop... and she wants a garden... best to say we will each have our own place =)

So does anyone have good spots to pickup a Zumo 660? ... Price to beat is $577 shipped via GPScity they beat ebay by $20...

...Already ordered my other farkles.. seems I am just fighting to see what I can save on a GPS now...

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I still like the ram mount, even though it vibtaes a little I prefer it over a fixed mount because I have more than one bike. with the ram I can easilly move the gps from bike to bike. Kieth JMO
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