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post #1 of 7 Old 02-06-2007, 08:28 AM Thread Starter
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Questions for Streetpilot 26xx/27xx/28xx with Garmin Mount

Well I took the plunge and ordered the 2730 last night from Costco ($535 including shipping and taxes and the GXM 30 antenna). I plan on buying the SW mount from Twisted Throttle, but still need to buy a mount specific for the GPS. I was thinking of going with a RAM to use in the Miata, and a using the Garmin Motorcycle mount on the bike because of the locking feature. Not going to get a Touratech mount.

So my questions for those of you with the Garmin Motorcycle mount is how do you like? How good is the locking feature?

For those of you who have used both the RAM and Garmin mounts, what do you think?

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The Garmin "Locking Feature" is a small security screw. I've seen them before but don't know the exact name of them. Basically it's a small Torx head with a pin right in the center of the hole to prevent a normal Torx bit from fitting it. The mount comes with a screwdriver that can be carried on a keyring. (Hint: DON'T lose it!)

The only problem is that if someone truly wants your GPS all they have to do is yank and something will probably break loose. I haven't tried that myself, but the 26xx/27xx/28xx cases are big and give a two-handed grip to yank with.

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Get a Tourtech locking mount. It is high quality aluminum with rubber mounts for vibration. Locks up so you can leave it on the bike for short stops without fear of being ripped off.
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Too problems with the Touratechs... First is the price, a mount should cost over 1/5 the device. Second is they are perpetually backordered. The best mount I have seen is the GadgetGuy mount, but it is even more expensive than the TT mounts.

Think I will just go with two Garmin mounts, and the SW adapter from Twisted Throttle.

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Yea but all it takes is a plastic mount to shatter and break and there goes your GPS. Most of the LD riders in the FJR community use the tourtech mount for all the obvious reasons.
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Yea but all it takes is a plastic mount to shatter and break and there goes your GPS. Most of the LD riders in the FJR community use the tourtech mount for all the obvious reasons.
So have you heard of the Garmin Motorcycle mount for the Streetpilots breaking from FJR riders? One problem with the 2730 is no way to connect a safety lanyard as is. May have to drill a hole in the unit to accomodate this.

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I use this w/ my 2610:
http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade...view/2596/203/

It's steel except for the cradle. I don't have any sort of tether, (I know I should but just been too lazy to fab one), after thousands of miles, including the Haul Road last Summer, I've had no problem with anything coming loose. I prefer the high "front and center" placement of this mount over anything else I've seen.

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