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Hey Wingers,

I just installed a Garmin on my Wing1500. Any way to make a safety tether line somehow to attach to the gps? I don't think with it being behind the windshield that it would ever come off. Anyone out there
have a garmin mounted on bike who have done this? I have it mounted just in front of the gas cap on the flat area.

Thanks,
Wingrider59
 

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How about something like a Rudy's keeper that he makes so you don't loose side panels on the bike. It has a tether on it and they attach with sticky pads. That should work for you.
 

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Hey Wingers,

I just installed a Garmin on my Wing1500. Any way to make a safety tether line somehow to attach to the gps? I don't think with it being behind the windshield that it would ever come off. Anyone out there
have a garmin mounted on bike who have done this? I have it mounted just in front of the gas cap on the flat area.

Thanks,
Wingrider59
I stuck a Garmin suction cup mount right where you mentioned and I doubt you could pry it off today(5 years later).I mounted another one up on the ign key bezel with a Ram mount and liked it better,because you didn't really have to look down too far.Better line of sight to me.Hate the handlebar mounts.looking in the wrong direction.JMHO.
 

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zip tie the power cord to the mount and when/if it flies off the power cord will catch it
 

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I've had Garmins mounted on the windshield, both sides of the handle bars, ignition switch area like Chiris & the spot in front of the gas tank and on our BMW for the Alps tour, never had a problem, I think you can relax & ride :waving:
 

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Just curious as to whether a Garmin comes with the suction cups or if you need to order a kit of some sort.

Like yourself, I think that the suction cups can hold for what seems like an indefinite period if the surface was clean when they are mounted.

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SG
 

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RAM Mount. Suction Cup

RAM Mounts sells a huge collection of pieces/parts for mounting virtually anything ( like a GPS ) anyplace ( like the locations mentioned previously in this thread ). they sell a good suction cup that i've used for 5+ years when i want to share the Garmin with my car. I have used the RAM system for my Nuvi mounted on the right handlebar ( barely visible in my avatar ).
 

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Personally, for car or truck use, I use Garmin's lead shot bean bag mount. Flop it up there just any ole place and it stays.

On the bike, I use a ball mount and cradle.... going to have to decide which cradle though to fit my current GPS which is a Garmin 1450.

on the GL1500 the Garmin bean bag sat on the ignition switch panel and was rock solid. I don't think it will do so well on the 1800.
 

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I've got an older Nuvi 680 mounted on my windshield.
Like it there because in my line of sight and out of the rain.
I've had it come loose on a rather bumpy road, but had a leash on there for peace of mind.
Just use a zip tie mounting pad on the back of the unit, a fishing steal leader, and a carbiner hooked to the bike.
Is it necessary, no, but feel better with it.
BTW - I use the same set up for the side & fender panels on the bike. Of course I did this after I'd already lost a fender panel.....had to learn the hard way.............
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Cable-Zip-T...295?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35d9a67c0f
 

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definitely need tether for suction mounts. I use 2 key rings and fishing leader line. one key ring fits under key head, other slips over the ball pivot on gps, leader line to both rings.
 
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