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Other than a ram ball mount brake fluid lid does anyone know where elSe to mount the gps so its not sticking up in my face
 

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Alternative GPS mount

Hi,
I chose to mount my GPS unit to the removable dashboard as shown in the attached picture. I used a ball mount that uses a strong adhesive.

Advantages are that it is up forward and out of the weather. I have never covered it and it seems to still work fine. Also being up and to the right, when the scoot is locked up the handlebar hides it rally well - so I don't have to remove it when I leave it in my parking garage during the day. You really have to be looking for it to see it.

Disadvantage is that it is not as easy to see as the ball-mount style which is typically up and in your face.

So it's something to consider. I only glance at when riding - gotta watch the nuts in cars around me.
 

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Thanku I have the 650 exec 2012 not quite the same ...
 

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The PO of my '07 650 mounted the GPS on the center pad of the steering assembly, covering the Burgman logo. It worked for him, but I've gone with the Ram mount on top of the right-hand brake fluid lid. I have the ball mounted such that it's all the way toward the center-line of the bike and the GPS is mounted on a medium-length stalk tilted back towards the outside of the bike. It lets me see all of the Burg's dashboard lights while keeping the Garmin behind the Givi windscreen. Works well for me. Sorry I don't have a pic.
 

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Bill, I purchased a small self-adhesive mount off of E-bay for around $6.00 and put it on the lower section of the handle bar plastic. It puts the GPS below everything on the dash but close enough to read at a glance. The really nice thing is I wear bi-focals and when I glance down without moving my head the Gps is in the center of the bi-focals. the base of the mount is about 1 inch wide and 2 inches long. I mounted it with about 3/8 inch from the top edge of the mount to the seam where the 2 pieces of handle bar plastic come together. I will check my E-bay purchases and pm you with the info SAFE SCOOTIN Jay
 

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RAM Mount on the handlebar cover. There are two pieces, the one that "sticks" to the handlebar cover (RAP-SB-180U) and the one that holds the Garmin Nuvi 2555 (RAM-HOL-GA52U). I bought them from Summit Racing.

There are two problems with this system: (1) the RAM adhesive pad would NOT stick to the handlebar cover even after double-cleaning with alcohol. I threw away the RAM adhesive and used two 3M Command strips instead ... those are the white strips in the photo. Not pretty but they <really> stick and when I want to take the mount off, they peel off with no residue (love 3M products).

Problem (2) is that the whole assembly protrudes several inches from the handlebar cover, so when it's raining the Garmin isn't completely protected by the windshield when stopped. The design I had in my head was to have it almost flush to the handlebar cover. There's an issue with that also, the mini-USB connector for the charger comes out the back of the GPS so you have to have space for it. Because the RAM mount protrudes several inches you have plenty of space for the mini-USB and cable.

Eventually I'll build my own mount using the RAM-HOL-GA52U part which is very very well designed and built. It'll use velcro to stick the whole assembly to the handlebar cover. For now, I just needed something that worked, so that I could make a trip to northern CA soon.

I think everyone knows that there's an issue with Suzuki's nice 12VDC outlet also, the long charger plugs like Garmin's interfere with the glove box (it won't close). So I bought a female 12VDC cigarette-style connector at Fry's Electronics and wired it to the scooter's 12V power. It lives inside the left small glove box for now.

BTW those cables in the photo are part of my new Aerostitch grip warmers, I was trying to determine how to hide the cable in the tupperware. Very nice addition, highly recommended. They not only keep my hands warm but they add some diameter to the grips which feel too small in my big hands.
 

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>>Other than a ram ball mount brake fluid lid does anyone know where elSe to mount the gps so its not sticking up in my face<<

Just curious as to why you don't like this? It works great for me.
 

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I like Cherie mounting place on the scooter. I have always mounted my GPS's above the dash where I consider it safer when looking at it when riding. This way I can still look forward and not down, but I do admit that I have been pulling off the road when I need to look at the GPS and make adjustment, just too much eye off the road is not good. There are mounts made for several bike that mount there, but I have had to make some myself because of their high cost and in many cases not even offered.

John
 

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Keith, I am looking to mount a stereo head in the center also. WHat did you use to mount the remote?
 

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I like Cherie mounting place on the scooter. I have always mounted my GPS's above the dash where I consider it safer when looking at it when riding. This way I can still look forward and not down, but I do admit that I have been pulling off the road when I need to look at the GPS and make adjustment, just too much eye off the road is not good. There are mounts made for several bike that mount there, but I have had to make some myself because of their high cost and in many cases not even offered.

John
Please note that photo not from Chérie bike, believe that photo come from German Burgman site, post it because me think it perfect arrangement.

Chérie have Ram mount on left brake reservoir with 5 in. arm.
 

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I use the RAM mount brake reservoir cover from Motorcycle Larry along with a 5 inch RAM arm for my GPS. Basically the same setup as I have used on every bike I have had for years.

Namaste'
Doug in Kentucky
 

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Please note that photo not from Chérie bike, believe that photo come from German Burgman site, post it because me think it perfect arrangement.
I think the "perfect" arrangement would be a heads-up display reflecting off the windshield. I like the German placement but can't do it that way on my 650 because the Clearview vent is there.

The handlebar location is a compromise but I like it because it uses some of the limited "cockpit space" that otherwise goes to waste.
 

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I think the "perfect" arrangement would be a heads-up display reflecting off the windshield. I like the German placement but can't do it that way on my 650 because the Clearview vent is there.

The handlebar location is a compromise but I like it because it uses some of the limited "cockpit space" that otherwise goes to waste.
Actually I think the best position would be something like Google Glass. Heads up Navigation with bone conduction audio so I wouldn't miss any turns even if I wasn't looking and having loud outside noise. Just way too much money for me at $1500.

Namaste'
Doug in Kentucky
 

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Funny thing about the Garmin GPS (no bluetooth headset), even at freeway speeds (with my helmet out of the slipstream) I can hear the "voice" even though I can't hear what "she's" saying, which prompts me to take a quick glance at the screen when a turn or other maneuver is imminent. LOVE that smooth quiet 650.
 

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+1 - I can't hear what she's saying, but she only talks when it's getting time to do something.
 
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