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Thanks for all your informative posts, they helped me make the decision on this unit.
you are most welcome, and that is the purpose of the forum.

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So Nuvi owners (me too), how are you all going to pipe this into your wings?

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I just took a few pictures of the 2797 mounted to the windshield adjacent to the vent.
After taking a short test ride, I have decided that is where it is going to stay.

The handlebar misses it by a 1/4 inch, it is above the gauges so I can see them.
It is stable and I can view it even without a sunshade at the moment... although it was "faded a bit" from the overcast sky today.

One side note, I just figured out why my video camera quits about a mile down the road, the GPS popped up a message "External Power Lost, shutting down"

darn it, I hate intermittent electrical problems.

1st, a view of the handlebars cranked full left.







now, a center line shot showing that even with a 7 inch screen, it is above the gauges.







and here, this screen is Bright! even in full open sky, although cloudy, I can still see it well enough to read the names of the roads... a sunshade will be added though.









And now, the Coup de Graw

the 2797 has a release button dead center on the bottom, an easy peasy way to get the GPS "out of sight, out of mind" at the hotel or lunch diner...






one item to be keenly aware of, make sure the windshield is free of dirt and wax. Use some isopropal alcohol to clean both the GPS suction cup mount and the windshield area where it will be stuck onto . I was in a hurry to get these pictures, and the mount turned loose about 10 minutes after I got home.

Mind you, it would not come off the car's windshield until after I released the suction cup lever, and pulled up on the tab to pull back the silicone suction cup. Just a note... I think it would be good to have a tie string glued to the back of the GPS as "insurance" regardless of mount used.

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I ordered this Ram Mount this morning.





With this mount and the 1 inch ball already on the handlebar I can position it right where I want it. If it works out the way I think it will, I'll post a few pictures.

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Larry, that will be a lot more secure than the vacuum base mount.
I have that same mount in the shop, but need to acquire the handlebar ball mount for it. Unfortunately, the ball mount was lost to the salvage yard when my '94 was totalled.

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I have 2 Ram Ball mounts, 1 on each side of the handlebars.

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I have had a Garmin550 since they came out and run it through my Autocom. Does the phone, the music the works. Mounted on my Dash. Had a Dash on my bikes for maybe 15 years now and it is the only way to go
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I note you have the SPOT in a near vertical position. From my experience, they do much better in a horizontal position with the circle facing up towards the sky. IIRC, the antenna is directly under that spot?

I just know that when I made a point of laying the SPOT horizontal, it seemed to do much better providing me with good tracks.

Are you not using the Tracking mode?

I have been thinking on the dash idea. Just not sure how I would want to implement it.
Would you mind a few more pictures from different angle to help me a bit?

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Mate I have never had a trouble wit the SPOT in Tracking mode and my messages have always been received
I sometimes am in the middle of nowhere 5/6/700 kays from civilization or a house and it has always worked well
Australia is big
Out West up North, Some Children are at least a 1000 kays from a school
As to the Dash
Get one
Been using one now on 3 different bikes for over 15 years way back when yah had to make em yourself
I think the one on my F6B maybe cost $150????
I have mine mounted maybe an inch 250m above the dash with a bit of packing in the middle just because it stops the Bow
Here are some extra photos that may help you out???
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tnx for the pix

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