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.