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I am wondering if anyone has tried mounting their GPS to the windscreen via a suction cup mounting style? My concern is that it may lose a secure suction to the windscreen and drop. Can anyone acknowledge that this is possible or am I just playing the odds that eventually it will fall?

Below are pics of the mount/set up...
 

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Another pic...I cannot figure out how to attach multiple pics at once:D

Any help is appreciated:hello1:
 

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Suction cups have been known to let go. I don't mount mine to the windshield with the suction cup mount but I do use the suction cup mount to hold it to a plate I mounted on the bike. It has let go a couple of times.

I added a tether to catch it. I cut a piece of plastic about 1 1/2 inches long and 3/4 inch wide and drilled a hole in it. I then glued it to the back of the GPS mount. I attach a line from the hole in it to the bike so that if the suction cup lets go it will keep the mount from falling to the road.
 

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Thanks Buffalo!

Any pics of the mount?
 

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Since you ask I took a couple.

The first shows the piece glued to the back of the mount. Notice you need to leave a hole in the center in case you need to take the screw that holds the mount together out.

The second shows the mount from the GPS side with the tether hole on the piece glued to the back exposed.
 

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After having similar thoughts, I realized making a small investment in a ram ball mount for the break resevoir was the most secure way to go. Probably the easiest mod to install.
 

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Osbornk that's pretty much what I did except instead of sticking the disc to the handlebar cover I stuck it to the dash on my 650. Since my 400s does not have handlebar covers I made a plate from a piece of metal and mounted it to the handlebars. I swap the GPS between the bikes depending on which I am riding.

I could have gone the RAM mount method except I have other things mounted on my brake reservoir covers.
 

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Velcro

I have tried using Velcro on the center of the handlebar plastic , And it worked but also a couple of times after hitting a bump the GPS bounced off Thank God the wire kept attached and it didn't fall any further than my foot rest .
Since then I have mounted the plastic GPS mount with the small ball, after removing the rubber suction cup, to the center of the handle bar with two small machine screws. I removed the small Burgman label and screwed it there , this way if i ever take it off the Burgman label will be able to be put back on and Hide the holes . and this so far works great ,has never fallen off .also easy to view ,and remove if i leave the Bike unattended .
 

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If using the suction cup mount I ALWAYS use a tether. I have had mine come off and glad it was tethered and didn't fall off and get gone.
Since then I fabricated a bracket to mount in the center of the handlebars. The bracket fits through the handlebar Tupperware and is basically a permanent mount. You can see it on my YouTube channel home page video: Track Laps Barber Motor Speedway http://www.youtube.com/user/RenoNuski
 

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Today I installed my Garmin GPS on my "400" using the brake reservoir replacement cap in conjunction with the RAM articulating arm etc. Works pretty slick, but now I have to find a suitable power source. Why Suzuki didn't mount the sideways inside the glove box is beyond me.

 

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Check EBay for GPS accessories...
I bought a GPS power supply that
hard-wired into my electrical system.
Turns On & Off with the key that way.
 

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I am wondering if anyone has tried mounting their GPS to the windscreen via a suction cup mounting style? My concern is that it may lose a secure suction to the windscreen and drop. Can anyone acknowledge that this is possible or am I just playing the odds that eventually it will fall?

Below are pics of the mount/set up...
Why chance it that a suction cup will fail......???? Just use a Ram ball mount on the brake reservoir.........!!! I tried to fasten a very small plastic compass to the windscreen and it lasted for just one ride....................
 

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Joe, that's the way I have my GPS mounted. What I did to ease my mind was to mix up some JB weld and then bonded little hoops of stanless steel wire to the back of the GPS and to the top of the dash cover off to the side. I then used two fishing hook swevels and Spider Wire fishing cord to attach both together. Mine has only come loose once but I don't think you can depend only on the power cord to save it.

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I had decided to go the safer route and went with the RAM mount for the GPS as well as a couple other options...a cup holder and an iPhone holder.
 

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Today I installed my Garmin GPS on my "400" using the brake reservoir replacement cap in conjunction with the RAM articulating arm etc. Works pretty slick, but now I have to find a suitable power source. Why Suzuki didn't mount the sideways inside the glove box is beyond me.
Yes, that was not ideal. I got a cheap little 12V-to-12V+USB adapter which has an elbow. I plug in the adapter and power the GPS off of a USB cable. I can still plug in another 12V accessory, now turned 90 degrees to the side so it is actually usable!
 

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Definitely do not trust the suction cup alone. I put just the mount on my windscreen as a test, lasted a couple hours. When it let go I instinctively tried to catch it (dangerous) and missed. It fell right under the front wheel of the cage beside me and was crushed. RAM reservoir mount is highly recommended.
 

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GPS mount

Sorry to hear that. The one time mine came loose the power cable held it but since I was warned, I added the tether I referred to. I did find that on my Cee Bailey windscreen I could not get it to stay in the center. It's just too curved there so I moved it to the left side. I was having problems with my Tom Tom GPS contacting the extra wide windscreen that I have when I had it mounted near the miror.
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I believe Whitehorse or some company has a master cylinder cap that you can mount your gps on. If it's not Whitehorse.com then google it.
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where can you get this ball mount for the brake resovoir
 
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