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GPS Mount fabricated for ST1300
« on: March 03, 2015, 09:33:31 PM »
I relocated my universal waterproof GPS mount today.
 
I originally mounted it with sturdy 3M double sided tape to my HeliBar cover.
It has never detached from that position over the past 3 years and I had a safety cord just in case, tethered to the cable stay

The problem with the centre location was it was a bit awkward getting the key in and out as well as a bit far for me to see fine detail on the screen using my TomTom XL, so...

I fabricated a piece of aluminium mounted under the 2 bolts that secure the front brake assembly and an additional bolt thru the outer bolt of the master cylinder cover.

Ideally it would be better to mount the GPS on the clutch side so as to be able to use it while on the go, but I didn't want to relocate my heated grip controller and iphone remote....

I realize other well made RAM mount holders are available as well as shelves for the ST1300 but they are clunky looking in my opinion
(btw, www.Jhonyappleseed.com.au has a great range of RAM mounts)
 
I will test ride on the weekend
« Last Edit: March 03, 2015, 11:33:23 PM by zevk »
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Re: GPS Mount fabricated for ST1300
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2015, 09:51:37 PM »
Cunning attachment to beat vibration on a long arm like that.     :wink1
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Re: GPS Mount fabricated for ST1300
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2015, 05:33:19 AM »
 :thumbs nice work there Zev  :thumbs
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Re: GPS Mount fabricated for ST1300
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2015, 05:47:13 AM »
It looks like a great bit of work mate, nicely done :thumbsup
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Re: GPS Mount fabricated for ST1300
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2015, 07:22:48 AM »
Thanks! :thumb
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Re: GPS Mount fabricated for ST1300
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2015, 01:32:47 PM »
nicely done, love the watch
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Re: GPS Mount fabricated for ST1300
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2015, 02:15:39 PM »
Undoubtedly the final version will be painted an appropriate shade of black?
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Re: GPS Mount fabricated for ST1300
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2015, 10:17:52 AM »
Relocation as I did want left handed operation and the GPS was obstructing my R mirror view... 
a simple and sturdy option.
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Re: GPS Mount fabricated for ST1300
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2015, 01:45:28 AM »
I like the LED tape inside the mirrors

Are they hooked up to indicators , park lights or separate switch ?
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Re: GPS Mount fabricated for ST1300
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2015, 08:54:31 AM »
Hi Gavo,
The LED strips are amber colored and connected to the turn signal, works very well as a reminder to cancel after turning and visible for others to see  :thumbs
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Re: GPS Mount fabricated for ST1300
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2015, 06:42:19 PM »
I have modified my home made Universal GPS mount as it was not exactly at the angle i wanted and had a bit of vibration.

Instead of a Vertical mounting position (using flat aluminium) for the ball I used 90 deg angle aluminium and achieved a Horizontal mount.

Now I have better range of vertical and lateral movement as well as solid stability with no vibration.

as always, pictures explain better than words
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Re: GPS Mount fabricated for ST1300
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2015, 06:23:35 PM »
Despite my best efforts i can't get the home made GPS mount to stop vibrating. It's only slight, but enough to make it difficult to see at some speeds
I purchased the RAM mount  from "Johnny Appleseed” 92 St Kilda road, St Kilda , they are the dealers for RAM mount and many other GPS accessories.

The hardware is very sturdy and well made, not flimsy plastic.
I have bolted it to the clutch reservoir and applied heavy duty, double sided, 20 kg rated 3M tape.
They do have a flat base mount that would fit completely over the clutch reservoir cover, but it was $45 and out of stock.

I have the universal GPS waterproof case mounted to the RAM ball and will trial it this way.
A custom made clip in / clip out (but not weatherproof) holder is available for my TOMTOM XL for $20 if needed.

I added the invoice with SKU numbers to make it easy for you all, as well as the website below!  :thumbs

https://jg-px.rtrk.com.au/RAM-Mounts/RAM-B-Size


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Re: GPS Mount fabricated for ST1300
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2015, 06:49:36 PM »
Of course, you could have just got one of these

Ram-B-346U

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Re: GPS Mount fabricated for ST1300
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2015, 06:57:19 PM »
"They do have a flat base mount that would fit completely over the clutch reservoir cover, but it was $45 and out of stock"


Note to Brock, as mentioned above...
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Re: GPS Mount fabricated for ST1300
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2015, 07:00:57 PM »
....... They do have a flat base mount that would fit completely over the clutch reservoir cover, but it was $45 and out of stock.....


I have some assorted ram mount bits and pieces (which I have accumulated in recent years through a trial and error process).  If you want to try before you buy, you (and anyone else in Melbourne, or even interstate but I don't think the postage charges would make it viable) is welcome to a short-term loan.

If you are interested, send me a PM, we can exchange 'phone no.s and make some loan arrangements.

....... They do have a flat base mount that would fit completely over the clutch reservoir cover, but it was $45 and out of stock.....



Of course, you could have just got one of them.

Ram-B-346U




Yeah, I have a spare one of these.

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