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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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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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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.
Ps I have all the part numbers if you want them.
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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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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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cyclegadgets has all you need for this, including cool or stock looking replacement brake/clutch reservoir covers with a tiny RAM ball already attached. all you will need is the arm (comes in 3 lengths) and a plaate to stick the detector on. that's it!
 

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The micro hard disc (MHD) of the 2620 is indeed a special situation. I bought my 2620 before I bought my bike, so I either had to find something that would provide a suitable operating environment for the 2620 or go to yet another GPS system. Someone pointed me to the Touratech MvG mount that's specifically recommended for the 2620. The mount is also available in a locking version and can be found HERE - (be sure to scroll down to the MvG, not the standard, mount.)

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I did a recent review of one of the GadgetGuy mounts

My install is different than those shown, in that it spans across the windscreen supports. This puts the unit higher up to not obscure the instrument panel and allow a quick glance at the map while riding.

Still haven't posted any pics, so I'll attempt to get that done soon.
 

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K9AOC said:
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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.
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I have heard this opinion many times, and at first glance it seems to make sense. But in reality I have heard of very few failures of the 2620 over the past few years. In fact, I have heard of as many failures of other models as I have of the 2620. The 2620 failures tend to always be blamed on vibration damage to the hard drive, but I am not convinced that this is any more common than other failures. The hard drive is not running continuously, it only runs occasionally when the GPS enters a new area and needs to load new info into RAM. Yes, hard vibration is in general not good for a running hard drive, but today's hard drives are much more robust than they were even two or three years ago. If a hard drive can't read data at the moment it typically reports an error to the OS so it can retry, it is rarely permanently damaged. I don't think there is enough evidence to state categorically that a 2620 will break if mounted on a motorcycle.
 
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