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post #1 of 9 Old 12-25-2012, 10:26 PM Thread Starter
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Waterproof GPS case

I just picked up one of these:
Amazon.com: Motorcycle / Bike waterproof Handlebar Mount: Electronics

I'm not sure who the real mfg is. It comes with a handlebar mount, but I'd rather use a RAM ball-mount so that I can mount it over instruments like everyone else.

As I get older I am having a harder time focusing on the GPS when it is mounted from the handlebar as it's too close for my eyes to refocus so quickly. I don't have any issues with reading the instruments ( they are far enough away ).

Does anyone here have any experience with these?

I am hoping to use this case with my Nuvi 760.

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post #2 of 9 Old 12-26-2012, 01:11 AM
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I've got a Ram aqua box for my tomtom works fine. I tell the opto guy when I get new glasses I want to read news print, like the stock exchange at 1 foot. then they make my prescription accordingly.
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That's the same one Aldi sell here in Australia, when they have their annual motorcycle gear sale, for about $12

Works ok but the mount is weak, I ended up modifying mine and don't use the mount at all [gotta love cable ties/zip ties but they work well for so many things]

Garmin Nuvi 550, but any GPS that fits in the case will work.

I don't put the lead through the proper hole, I just run it out at the end of the zipper as I close the case- I never leave it on the bike so quick removal from the case is needed [the case is permanently on the bike and can only be removed by cutting the cable ties/zip ties]

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I use the same style mount for my GPS when its raining. All I did was unscrew the mount on the rear of the gps holder. It's held on by a couple of screws. Then I replaced it with a ram ball. It's held on by two screws also but it has just a little larger spacing so I had to drill two new holes. I sealed it up with some waterproof sealant and it works fine.

I use my normal Ram GPS mount on dry days and the swap over to the waterproof soft box on wet days. If I remember correctly the new ram ball was only $5 to $10 off of Ebay.

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post #5 of 9 Old 01-04-2013, 11:56 PM
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Thought the Garmin Nuvi 550 was waterproof.

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post #6 of 9 Old 04-03-2013, 10:09 AM
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I just picked up one of these:
Amazon.com: Motorcycle / Bike waterproof Handlebar Mount: Electronics

I'm not sure who the real mfg is. It comes with a handlebar mount, but I'd rather use a RAM ball-mount so that I can mount it over instruments like everyone else.

As I get older I am having a harder time focusing on the GPS when it is mounted from the handlebar as it's too close for my eyes to refocus so quickly. I don't have any issues with reading the instruments ( they are far enough away ).

Does anyone here have any experience with these?

I am hoping to use this case with my Nuvi 760.
I bought this unit as well.
I don't like it. I think its more suited to a bicycle rather than a motorcycle.
I'd vote for something more like a pelican 1020 or comparable on a RAM mount.
Just my $.02
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post #7 of 9 Old 04-03-2013, 11:31 AM
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I used one for about a year. It was ok, but as the previous poster mentioned, the mount was weak and eventually broke.

Go hakafugu yourself.
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post #8 of 9 Old 04-03-2013, 11:39 AM
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Thought the Garmin Nuvi 550 was waterproof.
Mine is...:beatnik:

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post #9 of 9 Old 04-03-2013, 12:54 PM
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I bought one off ebay that looks very similar to this one.....and in my opinion it's not good at all! Loads of issues with it...
I ended up buying a bags connection one from sw motech, it's far better quality.
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