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post #1 of 9 Old 03-22-2013, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
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Touratech GPS locking cradle & SW Motech mount

Has anyone use a Touratech GPS locking cradle along with SW Motech GPS mount on your bike? I already have the SW motech mounts installed and I am tempted to get the Touatech locking cradle for my Zumo 660 but I am hesitant because the Tourtech cradle looks thick and huge that will make the GPS closer to my body. I just want to know how it looks like pairing the two. Your comments is highly appreciated...

PS...much better if you can post some pics as well..

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Has anyone use a Touratech GPS locking cradle along with SW Motech GPS mount on your bike? I already have the SW motech mounts installed and I am tempted to get the Touatech locking cradle for my Zumo 660 but I am hesitant because the Tourtech cradle looks thick and huge that will make the GPS closer to my body. I just want to know how it looks like pairing the two. Your comments is highly appreciated...

PS...much better if you can post some pics as well..

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I used version 1.0 of this mount:
Garmin Zumo 665 LM GPS + V2.0 Locking Mount Package - Touratech-USA

But I used the windshield bracket adapter like this:
Rick's GPS Above the Dash GPS Mount
It uses a RAM arm so you can pick a longer or shorter arm to position it where you want it.
I used that combo on a 16,600 mile trip in 2011 from Tampa to Key West to Prudhoe Bay and back to Tampa - not a single issue with it at all!!
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Im using the Strombone mount from Pat Walsh and the locking Touratech for my 550 and like the setup.
I can walk into the gas station and not worry about it walking off quickly.
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Another good like chock full of goodies for your Vstrom is here:
Richlandrick's Adventure-Tech LLC
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I know that this is an old thread, but possibly still capable of getting replies: I've mounted a ZUMO 660 to my road bike in prep of a long ride. It just dawned on me that perhaps the standard mount is capable of dropping the GPS..so,

1. has anyone ever had a ZUMO drop out of its mount while riding on the street?
2. the only solution to adding more grip between the mount and unit (other than my standard hot glue solution) is the Touratech holder. Yes, it may be overkill, but is there any other??

Thanks, folks. All help is always appreciated!

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I have the Garmin 390 & 395 and even off road the Garmin cradle work great, everything stays where it should.
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I have the Garmin 390 & 395 and even off road the Garmin cradle work great, everything stays where it should.
Thanks for that, Rolex! (BTW I noticed your location - we used to live around the Zoo and then Dobroyd Head..)

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post #8 of 9 Old 06-16-2016, 08:52 AM
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I have been very happy with the SW Motech GPS Bracket
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post #9 of 9 Old 06-16-2016, 11:06 AM
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I use the Ram Aqua Box and it takes a heck of a get off to get the GPS out of it. It can be done but it hurts a bit.
Oh, the box is lockable too.
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