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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old Oct 14th, 2005, 5:07 pm Thread Starter
 
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GPS Mounts - K1200RS

I have a '02 K1200RS and need some suggestions for mounts for my Garmin Streetpilot 2620 GPS unit. Any suggestions ??
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old Oct 14th, 2005, 5:35 pm
 
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Cycle Gadgets

Have looked at CycleGadgets.com?

They havemounts, brackets and a sun shield, etc.

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I have a '02 K1200RS and need some suggestions for mounts for my Garmin Streetpilot 2620 GPS unit. Any suggestions ??
Check out "RAM" mounts as well. I have a 276c mounted on the clutch cover that has a ball mounted on it. Has worked out really well for me, pretty adjustable as needed.



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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old Oct 14th, 2005, 6:40 pm
 
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I use a RAM mount with a modified U bolt which fits around the left hand bar riser.

Sorry to have to tell you but you've made a seriously bad choice in the 2620, which is NOT recommended for motorcycle use. This unit has a hard drive which do not generally partner well with the vibrations from a motorcycle. (2610 is far better). If you're a gentle rider you may be OK - but if you use the bike hard, you will break the 2620 very quickly.

Consequently, the Garmin mount will be a waste of time. Suggest you but a Tourtech lockable mount as these are fitted with shock absorbers to damp down most of the vibration (I use this with my 2610). Remove the RAM arm wingnut and replace it with a nut & bolt to make opportunist theiving less likely. The metal clamps of the Tourtech mount will sometimes obscure the 2610 internal antenna.
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I have a '02 K1200RS and need some suggestions for mounts for my Garmin Streetpilot 2620 GPS unit. Any suggestions ??

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2610/2620 mounting on 98 K1200RS

I still don't know how to post pics to the Forum but I have mounted mine and did a lot of research and I'm happy with my system. I used the Ram 9mm Ball & hole arrangement with an extra long bolt and bolted it to the inside of my left handlebar. This mounting requires about 5 or 6 small washers in addition to the Cycle Gadget 11mm hole spacer. Cycle Gadget is not in favor of this mounting arrangement but because I used the properly increase length of bolt, ie enough threads to over come the spacer and washers, I believe it to be perfectly safe (so does the local BMW dealer). I also bought the shortest RAM mount, Garmin holder, RAM Garmin mount. That takes care of the mounting. I also bought the Garmin power and voice chord. Instead of running earplugs to my helmet, which by the way I have some Shure E2C for sale-never used- just tried on, I bought the Poly Planar--marine waterproof speaker and Velcroed it to my triple tree and everything is compact, neat and works. I don't have to fool with any chords just get on the bike and ride. I also have a marine lighted switch mounted in my 2nd aux plug location to turn the power off to the GPS when I don't have it connected. Remember the 2610/2610 power plug has exposed contacts that could short out.
I know this is a convoluted explanation but I've been working on different solutions to my mounting for 3 months and just completed it.
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I have posted about my mounting. But the other poster is correct the 2610 has NO moving parts. Can you trade your 2620 in? It would be best.

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2012 R1200RT Tri-Color (traded for 2014 R1200RT see above)
2012 R1200RT Tri-Color (Traded for exact same bike, see above)
2004 R1100SA "Piedmont Red Metallic" (Traded)
2002 K1200RS BLACK (Traded for RT)
2000 FLTRSEI "Screamin Eagle, Triple Red" Gone but not forgotten.
1999 FXR3 "Green Flame" In the Garage
1998 K1200RS "Taxi" (sold)

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post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old Oct 17th, 2005, 10:23 pm
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My GPS has a suction cap for attachment to a car windscreen. I put the suction cap on the tacho face, run soft wire through everything in case it falls (never has) and get power from the bike to run it on long trips. Do not want a permanent fitting in case of theft
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My Garmin 2610/ '04 KRS Setup

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I have a '02 K1200RS and need some suggestions for mounts for my Garmin Streetpilot 2620 GPS unit. Any suggestions ??
Here is a link to pics of my setup. I can send a list of items purchased.

http://www.k-bikes.com/gallery/brows...=3&userid=9140
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