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I'm going to use the suction mount that came with it and place it on the windshield for the "near term"....

If I don't like that, will get a RAM mount and tie it to the left handlebar grip, long RAM extension bar and center it between the handlebars.

I had that setup on my '94SE and it worked fine.

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Just a note to those who might wonder.

I just acquired the Garmin 2797 and love what I have been able to figure out so far.

Bluetooth:

The 2797 paired up with my Samsung Galaxy S5 so fast, I thought there was a mistake.

Now, will it work simultaneously with a Bluetooth headset?

yes, and no. Depends on what you expect to happen, and for me it was different than I wanted, but it turns out it might be a "good thing".

Turned on the GPS (damn that thing boots fast!)
It immediately showed up on the S5 phone's Bluetooth page as "connected"

I then turned on my Blue Parrott trucker's headset and it also connected immediately to the phone......... but not the way it has done before.... it says "Connected as Media". hmmmm

Okay, opened up the dialer, Long Press on digit '1' brings up my voice mail.
The audio is routed thru the 2797 GPS and a lot louder, and immensely clearer than any other bluetooth device I have hooked it up to. (my car does not have bluetooth)

So, now my BT headset can only listen to MP3 stuff or Pandora radio app, etc...

I see an advantage that can be used for when our son calls us, the GPS can now be the "conference call" transceiver and his mom and I both get to listen to him... now that is a good thing, we have to share one on one because the phone's extSpeaker audio is the pitts, and its' microphone is worse... our son does not like to listen to us on speaker phone.

I am now trying to Make an outdial call from the GPS...
I can select a previous number, but it won't dial out.
I can bring up a kybd and type in a number, but can't make it dial out.

I open the phone up and all I see is the Home Screen...

Looking at the manual, it says to use Apps, Phone, Dial and you can enter a number, or use the phone book to select a contact from your own contact list.... that is nice....
except on my S5 it still refuses to dial out from the GPS.

oh well, I can use the phone to initiate the call, and then the GPS will be the Conference Call device.... all's well that ends well....

again, we have to adapt to what technology provides us, learn to use it, and get on with life

The 2797 is a huge leap beyond the Garmin 660, 600, 450, 1450 GPS devices I already own... some of which are now broken.... or I just simply got tired of their antiquated software and pitifully slow operations.

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I just looked at my bookmarks to see what I have trapped there.

Bluetooth solutions

Bluetooth Audio/Intercom/CB Adapter


bluetooth from j&m

Will that Sierra Electronics model help you out?

http://www.sierra-mc.com/proddetail....SIE-CAR-GW-G9X


Thanks for the links John. I do not see what I am looking for there, the links seem to be all for the 1800 and I am looking for 1500.

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Just got my 2595LMT. & it seems great! Looks like it was barely used at all! Plus....it's got Bluetooth and links up to my old iPhone 3GS! SUWEEEEET!!!
I have it mounted on the left handlebar, which seems like the best spot, albeit maybe even a tad close.

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Went to town today and got a chance to play with the 2797...
If you are sitting still, it will answer Voice Commands.
If you are traveling, it will NOT period, even though I have turned off the feature to prevent it from being accessed while moving.

It will answer the screen prompts at any time though.

After all of my shopping chores were done, I got the a/c going in the car, hollered "Hey Garmin" and it popped up, and I said "Find Arbys" and about 3 seconds later it asked if I wanted to go there...

nice.

I also got to use the Bluetooth connected to my cellphone. My son was not aware that I was using a bluetooth connection at all, he said it sounded good.

another plus for the 2797 series. I like it.

oh, just remembered.... on all of my old Garmins, the voice prompts said "Arriving at Destination"
Today, it said "Arriving at Arbys on left". Nice touch
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Ok, I ordered a 2797 yesterday. How did you mount it John? I am still trying to figure out where to put it. It may be a bit too large for the handlebar mounting position I have been using. Post a picture of your mount position please.

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Ok, I ordered a 2797 yesterday. How did you mount it John? I am still trying to figure out where to put it. It may be a bit too large for the handlebar mounting position I have been using. Post a picture of your mount position please.
yesterday in the car, I stuck it on the windshield with the factory supplied mount. And then I gave it a tug to see if it would fall off... it won't...

So, I tried to see how it will hold to the 1800's windshield to the left or right of the Vent opening.... it is flat enough there to let it stick really snug also.
So, I am going to go give it a ride later today and see how that feels. Have to be sure it does not interfere with the handlebars.

Most likely will be ordering up a RAM mount for it to hold it off of the clutch grip, I have RAM extensions already from my '94SE days. Wish my son had been able to take off the RAM mounts from the handlebars after the collision with that Penske truck.... but I was in the hospital and not able to go recover stuff myself.

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Ok, I ordered a 2797 yesterday. How did you mount it John? I am still trying to figure out where to put it. It may be a bit too large for the handlebar mounting position I have been using. Post a picture of your mount position please.


So did I ! I am going to try on windshield and if not talked to gps city and got all the ram #'s for left handlebar.
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yesterday in the car, I stuck it on the windshield with the factory supplied mount. And then I gave it a tug to see if it would fall off... it won't...

So, I tried to see how it will hold to the 1800's windshield to the left or right of the Vent opening.... it is flat enough there to let it stick really snug also.
So, I am going to go give it a ride later today and see how that feels. Have to be sure it does not interfere with the handlebars.

Most likely will be ordering up a RAM mount for it to hold it off of the clutch grip, I have RAM extensions already from my '94SE days. Wish my son had been able to take off the RAM mounts from the handlebars after the collision with that Penske truck.... but I was in the hospital and not able to go recover stuff myself.


Thanks for all your informative posts, they helped me make the decision on this unit.
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