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papapie said:
Just purchased the 2720, what options are there for mounting? Pro's and Con's?
For the 2720, since it's larger than the new Zumo or the Nuvi, there are really only two options.

1. RAM mount. Check out CycleGadgets: http://www.cyclegadgets.com/Products/RA ... d=RAM-SP26

2. Dash Mount - I have Jon's mount: http://www.goldwinggadgets.com/GL1800_26_mounts.htm

Personally, I like Jon's mount better. It's right in your line of site where it should be. It will block your view of your instrument cluster somewhat, but the GPS has a speedometer on the display so it's really not that big a deal.

Here's mine mounted on my '06 (it's a 2730).



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papapie said:
Just purchased the 2720, what options are there for mounting? Pro's and Con's?
Here's the RAM mount I choose:



I had the Garmin motorcycle mount but was never comfortable with the security - you could pull the GPS out of the mount easily with one hand. This mount grabs the GPS and holds it securely. I like that. BTW, that's a 2730 with a bracket for the XM radio and antenna and is not part of the GPS mount.
 

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Here are a couple of pics of the TouraTech mount that I have. It's a bit more expensive, is a locking mount, and is attached via a RAM mount to my left handlebar. Sorry I don't have better pics, these are a couple from our trip this summer to Colorado, and show my 2610. Same mount, different GPS, works equally well with my 2720. I can't use the middle of the dash mount, as I have a vent in my windshield that gets in the way of it.



 

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I use the Ram mount on the right side mainly because of the 5 second removal. I actually like the Jon center dash mount shown above better but was concerned that with the snap removal of the gps unit from its cradle vs the loosening of the Ram ball and removing the entire unit-would lead me to believe the cradle would wear out and break if you snapped the unit out alot. I can't argue the fact that center mounting has to be safer
 

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dtbmjax - aka Bartman said:
papapie said:
Just purchased the 2720, what options are there for mounting? Pro's and Con's?
For the 2720, since it's larger than the new Zumo or the Nuvi, there are really only two options.

1. RAM mount. Check out CycleGadgets: http://www.cyclegadgets.com/Products/RA ... d=RAM-SP26

2. Dash Mount - I have Jon's mount: http://www.goldwinggadgets.com/GL1800_26_mounts.htm

Personally, I like Jon's mount better. It's right in your line of site where it should be. It will block your view of your instrument cluster somewhat, but the GPS has a speedometer on the display so it's really not that big a deal.

Here's mine mounted on my '06 (it's a 2730).



Bartman
I also have John's mount and IMO it's the best mount there is. Right up front, easy to see. Flows with the bike, and it's quality built........ :)
 

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Roadie said:
Here's my mount

This is the one I referred to when I said you can pull it loose with one hand. The wrap-around one in my first post is doing fine 16,000 miles - I'll be sure to post a photo if it breaks but I don't expect that it will.
 

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To get the GPS audio over the bike speakers, you need to connect it to the AUX input.

Since the audio needs to be isolated to prevent a nasty buzz, the easiest way is to use a Kennedy kit that provides a plug and play installation. You can either dedicate the AUX input to the GPS (AuxSet system) or you can share the input between a GPS and a music device (SingleAuxADSet system)

If you want to get the GPS audio over the intercom (helmet headset only), you would use a SingleSet system.
 

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dtbmjax - aka Bartman said:
papapie said:
Just purchased the 2720, what options are there for mounting? Pro's and Con's?
For the 2720, since it's larger than the new Zumo or the Nuvi, there are really only two options.

1. RAM mount. Check out CycleGadgets: http://www.cyclegadgets.com/Products/RA ... d=RAM-SP26

2. Dash Mount - I have Jon's mount: http://www.goldwinggadgets.com/GL1800_26_mounts.htm

Personally, I like Jon's mount better. It's right in your line of site where it should be. It will block your view of your instrument cluster somewhat, but the GPS has a speedometer on the display so it's really not that big a deal.

Here's mine mounted on my '06 (it's a 2730).



Bartman
Jon,

Does Bartman's post mean the dash mount is avaliable for the '06 now? Website still says nooooooo.... :(
 

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Has anyone tried to use a Ram Mount bolted directly onto the windshield either left, right, or above the vent? It would be adjustable so that when you raise or lower your shield you could adjust the gps up or down accordingly. I've had no problem drilling plexi in the past using brad point drill bits.

The gps could even rest on the dash shelf if it was mounted left or right of the vent. If mounted on the left side, the cables would be right handy to the left front compartment where the power and auxilliary plug are.

I was thinking about using a plate like this one and mount it to the shield using stainless fasteners...........



Just a thought. Any comments are welcome. :D
 
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