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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 26th, 2006, 10:10 pm Thread Starter
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gps rail mount size

Hey, Great thread on mounts, but descriptions would be helpful!

What size is the rail mount shown here:


My bar looks like it is 1 1/2" in diameter at that point, but the largest RAM mount I can find is 1 1/4"

Is that a RAM mount? That's what I want to go with.

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this one

That is the RAM-BAR+UBOLT. Yes it says that it's for up to 1.25 but I just got one from cycles gadgets and the ubolt etc that came with it fit perfectly.

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and the arm length

also... that ram arm length is the middlesized one... I believe it's 3 inches... I also have the 5.25 inch one... it's longer than what I needed..

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Thanks for the info. That's what I ordered (including the 3" arm.)

And now the GPS is backordered until next week.

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What make and model did you order?

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I went with the 2720. It was a bit of a tough call. The 2610 is highly regarded and they dropped some niceties in the user interface when they designed the 27xx series. On the other hand, the 27xx series has a higher resolution screen that should be more viewable in sunlight. (I figured since I hadn't already owned the 2610 I wouldn't miss things like transparent display.)

It seems like the 2610 would have required a 2GB CF card to hold the maps that come installed on the 2720. That means I'm comparing the 2610 at about $600 ($499 + about $100 for the CF card) to the 2720 at about $750.

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Thumbs down GPS for motorcycles with harddisks

The Garmin 2720 has a harddrive disk to store the maps. WARNING: Vibration is bad for disk drives. There is a greater possibility of failure.

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The Garmin 2720 has a harddrive disk to store the maps. WARNING: Vibration is bad for disk drives. There is a greater possibility of failure.
You're thinking of the 2620. The 2720 has flash memory.

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Here's another way, using the RAM-9M mount:





All it takes is a longer handlebar "pinch bolt" and a spacer.

Works equally well with my StreetPilot-sized 295.
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[QUOTE=HankB]Hey, Great thread on mounts, but descriptions would be helpful!

What size is the rail mount shown here:


My bar looks like it is 1 1/2" in diameter at that point, but the largest RAM mount I can find is 1 1/4"



hank, this is a more public reply to your question, hope the attached photo comes with this reply.

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