GPS Mounting/Installation Ideas for a 1200GS?
I want a GPS unit for my GS, but I haven't decided how best to mount it. I'm looking for recommendations and - if possible - pics to help me make a decision.
At this time, I'd like to mount a Garmin 276C since it'll save me some $$ and I like it's features (I've seen it on a different bike). But which bracket/location to use, I'm not sure. My luck, I'll buy a bracket, and the unit will block my view of the odometer or tach. I'm also interested in any wiring instructions you might have. Thanks.
Motorrad Concepts GPS Mount
We make this:
Any type of garmin GPSR will fit and as it's fully adjustable you can optimise it's position taking into account screen position, rider height etc.
With regard to power, we recommend the power outlet within the bikes wiring loom (just near the headstock & usually wrapped in fabric loom tape.
This requires the male power take off plug (only available from Motorrad Concepts) to be soldered to the end of your Garmin power cable.
When connected your GPSR will received switched power via the ignition/CanBus system.
We manufacture bespoke GPS power cables for all makes of GPSR using this BMW plug & such use is (a) approved by BMW and (b) will not invalidate the BMW Motorrad warranty.
Further enquiries may be directed to:
I went with a Migsel mount for my 1200GS.
After looking around for a few weeks, I found that the Migsel mount met my requirements.
The Migsal mount puts the GPS in my preferred location, over the gages, and looks a lot better than the full Ram handle bar mount, which is problematic on the GS's tapering bars anyway (you'll still need the Ram arm and cradle for use with the Migsal mount).
I also considered the Tourtech mount, but I don't want to look down that low, or mess with my handle bars. It also looks like the Tourtech sits between me and my key. I don't need another reason to forget my key!.
The found the Migsal mount here: [URL=http://www.adventurersworkshop.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=MIGSEL_R1200GS_GPS&Category_Code=MIGSEL_R1200GS_GPS]Migsel @ Adventurer Workshop[/URL]
P.S. I don't have any interest in Migsal or their suppliers, and road testing my choice is still pending. But I'm optimistic.