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    Sat Nav mounting
    on: November 02, 2021, 10:25:17 pm
    November 02, 2021, 10:25:17 pm
    Hi folks

    I have never been happy with the OEM Sat Nav bracket as it was difficult to view

    So I fitted my handlebar Ram bracket from my olde GS onto the left side of the handlebar
    still not happy as it sits outside my visual scanning area

    Purchased a SW Motech which sits on the screen brackets and is in an ideal location but it disturbed my screen airflow and I found it too distracting in my visual scanning area

    Bit of scratching of head and decided to get a Ram ball bracket to fit on the OEM bracket and then fit my Ram system on there

    Well after a bit of putzing around I managed to source a Garmin-Ram ball bracket from a friend which fits exactly onto the OEM bracket

    The Sat Nav sits  away from my tank back

    Visually it just sits below my view of dashboard and I have easy access to the ignition

    Happy days

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    Re: Sat Nav mounting
    Reply #1 on: November 15, 2021, 08:56:00 pm
    November 15, 2021, 08:56:00 pm
    i have the swmotec screen mount fittings.

    how large can i make the word

    horrible!

    had to use kayak rubber mounts and longer screws just to fit it, then the vibration of a kango hammer, couldnt read it , screen was a blur.

    i would gladly sell it, but iv slagged it off so often, i could never say to someone the ownership would be worth while.  :187: :112: :008:
    if i cared about being judged by a stranger, i'd be religious.

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    Re: Sat Nav mounting
    Reply #2 on: November 15, 2021, 10:14:56 pm
    November 15, 2021, 10:14:56 pm
    Hanger17

    initially had vibration with the SW bracket as I foolishly omitted to fit the foam bung
    Fitted the foam and it improved
    Eventually I replaced the foam with some heavy neoprene which dampened the vibration down considerably
    I hope that helps
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    Re: Sat Nav mounting
    Reply #3 on: November 15, 2021, 10:20:07 pm
    November 15, 2021, 10:20:07 pm
    i moved to ball mount on the handlebars something similar to pic. motech tried a few different fob offs with customers on these, and similar mounts.
    it should have been a kicking from bikers and refunded. clearly designed by an engineer, not a rider.
    if i cared about being judged by a stranger, i'd be religious.

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    Re: Sat Nav mounting
    Reply #4 on: November 16, 2021, 01:54:27 pm
    November 16, 2021, 01:54:27 pm
    Finding a decent sat nav mount that puts the nav unit just above the clocks is like finding the golden goose for me, i don't think it exists.
    I've had the original in the centre of the bars mount but didn't like the unit 'down below' and i've also tried the sw motech which was awful.
    At the minute I have one of these https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/133636410463?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649 stuck to the plastic above the clocks but have yet to try it - my only concern is the plastics are too flexible that I think the sat nav will suffer from bounce when on the move, a bit like the sw motech unit.
    I got the idea from a youtube channel Crosstourer Tony but i'm not sure how different the plastics are between the 2 models
    Something that was designed for my previous Z1000SX was this https://www.z1000sx.co.uk/index.php/topic,9835.0.html
    It's basically a bar cut the size/shape to mount between the screen arms with a ram ball fitted to the centre. I fitted one to mine and it was perfect so I'm going to see what I can created for the CR

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    Re: Sat Nav mounting
    Reply #5 on: November 19, 2021, 09:29:33 pm
    November 19, 2021, 09:29:33 pm
    Cheers Beetlejuice
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    Re: Sat Nav mounting
    Reply #6 on: November 20, 2021, 08:42:50 am
    November 20, 2021, 08:42:50 am
    Hello Newbs,

    not related to the satnav - what kind of handguards are that ? I am looking to get a pair but find it hard to find proper ones.

    Lars

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    Re: Sat Nav mounting
    Reply #7 on: June 07, 2022, 03:31:31 pm
    June 07, 2022, 03:31:31 pm
    Hi Lars
    They are Honda ones of the 2018 model
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    Re: Sat Nav mounting
    Reply #8 on: June 07, 2022, 07:55:25 pm
    June 07, 2022, 07:55:25 pm
    My Garmin is centre handlebar mounted, doesnt vibrate at all and just below the dash so easy to read.

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    Re: Sat Nav mounting
    Reply #9 on: June 07, 2022, 08:37:17 pm
    June 07, 2022, 08:37:17 pm
    That’s where mine now lives ( as per picture at the head of this thread ) sits nicely under the line of vision for the dashboard and doesn’t interfere with SW Tankbag

    Works perfectly , just came  back from a 2000 miles trip in France

    No issues with it

    Keep safe
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    VFR 800 X 2015 and BMW R850GS 1999
    Previous bikes
    Too many to mention in 46 wonderful years of riding on the road ,  everyone of them have given my stacks of fun and satisfaction