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post #1 of 8 Old 11-15-2008, 06:32 AM Thread Starter
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Just a shade tree project

Not original. Just playing around with the idea. Aluminum shelf, I am going to see how that works for my GPS.
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Can I be Mr Negative for a second? That sharp edge pointed at the rider would scare me! Other than that its a good idea.
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post #3 of 8 Old 11-15-2008, 07:27 AM
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PAt Walsh makes one, as well as others. Fits better, no sharp edges.

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I made one out of stainless the other week exactly like yours as a camera mount. Even tho it seemed extremely stiff, it vibrated like crazy once the weight of the camera was on it.
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Yea I tried to mount a weather station with velcro on the windscreen, It ended up bouncing off. There is way too much vibration up there to mount a camera. Try mounting it on top of the "dash" there is less vibration up there.

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Shock mount

I made a mount for a Sirius radio and wrapped some pipe insulating foam between the handle bar clamps to isolate it from shock and vibration It works great
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I've tried everything under the sun to mount a GPS in that position. The whole "nose" of the bike is simply not ridged enough. The vibration on dirt roads destroyed my GPS 2720 while in Alaska. Even a wash board tar road had way too much vibration.

I finally took a piece of 3/16 X 2" steel, bent it to the shape I needed and bolted it to the handle bars. On all my bikes, I've found the handlebars to have the least vibration, and the most easily reached location for a GPS.

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I agree I am sure there is something to do different.

Thanks Frostypuck, Rbertalotta I wondered about that too.

Thanks for the input fellas. No cost just time with this. Back to the drawing board.
I might make the shelf smaller and mount it on the handle bars or maybe a different idea all together. Yes I am cheap and I tinker with ideas like this.
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