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Now waiting for bike mount kit, in POST...

BTW you can upload Waypoints and Routes to the Nuvi.. So why get a ZUMO.... unless you need Bluetooth and MP3...
 

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Hard wired to bike and running nicely. Did not want to lift tank so ran the wire under neath on left side and then up along the forks. Wire just long enough....
The Garmin cradle is nice , apart from to remove the unit from bike you have to remove the unit from cradle to be able to remove the power. Then remove the cradle and ram arm.... Bit of a faff, maybe I will slightly adapt it so I can power the unit up once in cradle. As its a lot easier to remove the ram arm, cradle and unit in one piece...
 

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Just done a 120KM run in sunny then shady conditions, well pleased with screen very readable.

Thats it.
 

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Hi richie,
I`ve had mine 15 mnths now and love it, just done the whole route from caen to the pyrenees and back on mapsource , so I can ride the roads I want to.

here`s mine with the tall screen and ram mounts, powered direct from battery under tank though.



I agree about not needing bluetooth etc, bit of a price increase for the true biking ones though. Find in slow town traffic can here the instructions clear as long as my mp3 tuned off.

Think Hudders has one and is in Morrocco as we speak.
 

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Hi richie,
I`ve had mine 15 mnths now and love it, just done the whole route from caen to the pyrenees and back on mapsource , so I can ride the roads I want to.

here`s mine with the tall screen and ram mounts, powered direct from battery under tank though.



I agree about not needing bluetooth etc, bit of a price increase for the true biking ones though. Find in slow town traffic can here the instructions clear as long as my mp3 tuned off.

Think Hudders has one and is in Morrocco as we speak.
Cheers Tramp, is yours on a Migsel mount or what...
 

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Hi ,
no its the std RAM mount with short arm to the mounting bracket, just push power lead and then nuvi into cradle.

works fine for me and best bit is its in direct line with the clocks so youi dont take the eyes off the road.
 

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Hi ,
no its the std RAM mount with short arm to the mounting bracket, just push power lead and then nuvi into cradle.

works fine for me and best bit is its in direct line with the clocks so youi dont take the eyes off the road.
Sorry again, but I am still unsure how you attached the ram ball to the bike...

Any pictures of just the ram ball on bike without arm and cradle.

Please
 

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Que ?

sorry have no pics as about to depart to France:p:cool: for 2 weeks and the pyrenees .

but basically its the std 3 inch arm with the ball conector on the back of the Garmin mount and a ballconnector at the other end , screwed into the outer clock faring with a piece of wood or metal underneath as a support.

As with the nuvi on and the arm weight I did not want the clock surrond cracking.Just removed the screen and fitted the arm etc then replaced screen.

here`s the RAM part numbers .-

RAM Mount Description:
RAM Flat Surface Mount for the Garmin nüvi® 500 Series.

Product Number:
RAM-B-138-GA32U

RAM MOTORCYCLE MOUNT HOLDER for GARMIN NUVI 500 550 on eBay (end time 27-May-10 17:14:51 BST)
I used the Garmin cradle mount and rear mount then std arm then connected to the universal base below:



RAM-202 Round universal base consists of a 1.5 inch diameter rubber ball, connected at right angles to a 2.5 inch diameter round base. The base has pre-drilled holes, including the universal AMPS hole pattern. -connects at the base to the clock surround

hope this helps guys , I know it aint cheap but works very well and is stable even off road.

Maybe there is a RAM supplier in your Countries.:thumbright:

Also ;
http://www.themountdepot.com/RAM_B_138_GA32U_p/ram-b-138-ga32u.htm

Russ
 

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I have all the stuff no problem. A brave man to screw it into the clock plastics:thumbup:
 

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hi richie,

no problem just use some wide washers to spread the load and into some soft wood .

we have a Transalp so are used to living dangerously:p
 

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hi richie,

no problem just use some wide washers to spread the load and into some soft wood .

we have a Transalp so are used to living dangerously:p
Tramp, I WILL copy you:D
 

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BTW,self tapping screws through the plastic or remove the clocks and nuts and bolts through the plastic...

Cheers
 

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hi richie,

I removed the screen and loosened the clock surround screws [6] this then enabled the surround to be moved clear of the clocks etc.

placed btm mount on surround and then drilled [slowly] pilot holes through plastic , then used self tapping screws into some wood which needed to be shapped to place under surround.

You wont see it when all back together, this was so the screws had something to Bite intoas the plastic is thin:eek:.

I think I screwed mount into wood then replaced surround and see what needed taking off so it was a good fit/support, used some old soft/batterns 2x1 I think then painted black , you could always put some no nails on wood to bond to plastic swell if you wished.

The wood does not get wet as protected from weather by screen and fairing.

I ran my power feed cable through at the same time and super glued along edge of surround before refixing screen to it , looked seemy professional, well for a bodge anyway.


just watch the screen doesnt catch the sat nav mount at top as vibration could crack the screen:(. it may sound complicated but when all the bits to hand and it all becomes clear.
 

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hi richie,

I removed the screen and loosened the clock surround screws [6] this then enabled the surround to be moved clear of the clocks etc.

placed btm mount on surround and then drilled [slowly] pilot holes through plastic , then used self tapping screws into some wood which needed to be shapped to place under surround.

You wont see it when all back together, this was so the screws had something to Bite intoas the plastic is thin:eek:.

I think I screwed mount into wood then replaced surround and see what needed taking off so it was a good fit/support, used some old soft/batterns 2x1 I think then painted black , you could always put some no nails on wood to bond to plastic swell if you wished.

The wood does not get wet as protected from weather by screen and fairing.

I ran my power feed cable through at the same time and super glued along edge of surround before refixing screen to it , looked seemy professional, well for a bodge anyway.


just watch the screen doesnt catch the sat nav mount at top as vibration could crack the screen:(. it may sound complicated but when all the bits to hand and it all becomes clear.
Cheers:thumbup:
 
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