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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-15-2007, 02:33 PM Thread Starter
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I recently purchased a GPS the Garmin Zumo and with it received some brackets to install on bike . These brackets are for common type installations and are not estetically nice or even practical . Has anyone out there found a unique way of installing it on their bike which they would like to share. I do not like the handle bar option ,any clues ?



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you need to get a hold of some RAM MOUNTS, goto www.ram-mount.com/

That is what I am using, they bolt to the handlebars with the existing bolt holes. Using longer screws, looks nice, gimbles anywhere you need to.



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A lot off people this side of poddle just put most of the Garmin machines on the center board just under the starter lock. Looks nice and easy to hide cables without to much drilling.

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Hiya Biker,

As has been said, you might like to look at Ram Mounts who I know does a bracket suitable for the Zumo, or alternatively try a company called Touratech. I don't have their web address I'm sorry to say. Many people I've taken advice from have cautioned against mounting centrally above or below the ignition. In this position your eye is taken off the road ahead if relying on visual as well as voice prompts.

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Yes, I at first had my first GPS velcroed to the center shell panel just below the key switch. Bad idea... Drops your eye line too low and you can miss someone pulling into your lane of travel.

I now have the Ram-Mount with the longer extension that brings it almost to the center of the bike and about 4 inches above the bars.

Nearly perfect.



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Thanks for the info guys . Will let you know what I decide

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