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Super easy...



http://www.gpscity.com/ram-mount-satellite-radio-antenna-plate.html

Here are some helpful videos...



In the second video, when he attaches the ball to the back of the Garmin mounting plate, you can attach the Satelite Radio Antenna plate between the ball and the cradle.

Here is a good video showing you how to mount the RAM reservoir mount to the bike. In this example, he's doing it on a Suzuki but it the same for the wing.

 

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Super easy...



http://www.gpscity.com/ram-mount-satellite-radio-antenna-plate.html

Here are some helpful videos...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6hWf0J1oko

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtzCZbogXk8

In the second video, when he attaches the ball to the back of the Garmin mounting plate, you can attach the Satelite Radio Antenna plate between the ball and the cradle.

Here is a good video showing you how to mount the RAM reservoir mount to the bike. In this example, he's doing it on a Suzuki but it the same for the wing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0NwXUydDno
Bart;
I thought I read somewhere that the antenna too close to the GPS was causing problems with the 665. Anything to that?
Thanks.
 

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Bart;
I thought I read somewhere that the antenna too close to the GPS was causing problems with the 665. Anything to that?
Thanks.
Not that I'm aware of, but anything is possible. One option is to take that antenna plate and mount it to the trunk behind the passenger backrest and put the antenna on there. There should be plenty of cable to reach up to the GPS.

I know Jim (Wheels) did his that way. I'll give him a call and see if he'll post a pic for you.
 

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Jim, that looks just like my mount, and I've had no problems with interference, course I've just had it a few weeks. Charley
 

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Here is how Jim mounted his antenna plate. I thought he mounted it to the trunk between the passenger backrest and the trunk, but he mounted it to his trunk rack.

If you decided to mount it to the trunk, I would pull off the inside liner of the trunk lid and mount the antenna plate securely to the trunk. Then you can fish the cable up under the seat and under the top shelter. Should be fairly easy to do.

 

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For my 665 I really like the Tourtech locking mount. I don't worry about it being stolen. I put the antenna on the opposite side of the dash...velcroed down. I have that dashboard mat that is basically just all velcro pad...anything with hooks will attach. I have my radar detector velcroed in the middle of the dash.
 

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Thanks guys. I ended up buying the 665 from Touratech with their locking mount. Saved $40 somewhere. Spent a grand.
That Touratech mount is nice. The only thing that concerns me about that mount is the weight. When mounting it to the clutch/brake reservoir using the RAM system, can you tighten it enough so it won't slip/sag. It other words, will it keep the cradle in place riding over bumps?
 

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That Touratech mount is nice. The only thing that concerns me about that mount is the weight. When mounting it to the clutch/brake reservoir using the RAM system, can you tighten it enough so it won't slip/sag. It other words, will it keep the cradle in place riding over bumps?
We'll find out. Anyhow, I've got a welder.
 

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I have my 665 mounted with the Tourtech on Jons dash mount, and the XM antenna is mounted on the mount shown above. I just pushed in down between the trunk and passenger back rest, works great there.

http://grahampage.info/665.htm
 

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A little dust in the shop but I am not much with photos anyway :nojoke:
The antenna location is the best location I have found and needed a 24" USB cord extension.
For best reception, keep antenna/radio at least 12" from the Z665 :thumbup:.
Click on each photo to enlarge :cool:

http://gl1800riders.com/forums/album.php?albumid=1565
 

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That Touratech mount is nice. The only thing that concerns me about that mount is the weight. When mounting it to the clutch/brake reservoir using the RAM system, can you tighten it enough so it won't slip/sag. It other words, will it keep the cradle in place riding over bumps?
I have my Touratech mount on the clutch cover and have done two others the same way. No problems. BTW...we also use the locking RAM knob too.
 

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A little dust in the shop but I am not much with photos anyway :nojoke:
The antenna location is the best location I have found and needed a 24" USB cord extension.
For best reception, keep antenna/radio at least 12" from the Z665 :thumbup:.
Click on each photo to enlarge :cool:

http://gl1800riders.com/forums/album.php?albumid=1565

GatorWing, where did you get the USB cord extentsion? I was wishing to relocate the antenna and needed a little more length.
 

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GatorWing, where did you get the USB cord extentsion? I was wishing to relocate the antenna and needed a little more length.
He got it from USBFirewire - here's the link to their

USB 2.0 Mini-B Up Angled Extensions - I got the 6' cable so that I could easily disconnect my XM antenna - I velcroed the GPS City mount that Bartman mentioned to the trunk "hump" like bkdraft's install (it sticks out slightly over the Kuryakyn trunk rack, but I can still use a rack bag). It looks like a permanent install, but I can easily take the mount & XM antenna off the bike - I have the end of the usb extension zip tied beside the velcro on the trunk for easy access. If I had GatorWing's machining abilities, I'd make his mount - or I'd buy one if he decided to start manufacturing them (hint, hint... ) :)
 
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