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    gps dash mount

    anybody ever made a dash board for mounting gps, radar, ect. that uses the 4 fairing bolts (2 side, 2 front) that are above the gauges and below the fairing as mounting points ?????
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    You mean like this:
    RCU Designs.
    Make sure you're sitting down when you ask the price!

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    Not sure of your model, but check out this...

    I have an RCU accesory shelf on my RT and like it a lot. Take a look at http://www.bmwofsaltlake.com/rcu/ If you want to see it installed, check out http://www.bradfordbenn.com/beemer/a...?acc=1&model=1

    Took me about five minutes to install.
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    thanks for the info. does a gps-v fit under the windshield with the antena up ? might try making my own.....

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    Originally posted by KMETR
    thanks for the info. does a gps-v fit under the windshield with the antena up ? might try making my own.....
    I use a GPS V on the RCU shelf. The Garmin oval-shaped mount is affixed as far back as it will go (closest to the rider) and centered. In that position, you can point the antenna in a horizontal position. The windshield needs to be just a few degrees up from the full back position.

    Good luck with it.

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    I use the external antenna for better resolution, so I do not have the problem. You can also get a low profile antenna.
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    in the end for a quick solution i made my own mount. went to the local street sign repair guys and asked for a scrap piece of aluminum. got out my hack saw, my drill, and a file. make a template out of a piece of cardboard, traced it on the metal, cut it, drilled it, put black vinyl tape over it, used 1/2 inch strapping to cradle it........and viola.......a mount in about 2 hours and a cost of under $5.00 canadian and fits under the windscreen

    after the rally i'll take it off and make a nicer one, one that looks more like it was bought, a little cleaner lines.
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    Thumbs up

    Very Cool!
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    Originally posted by KMETR
    in about 2 hours and a cost of under $5.00 canadian and fits under the windscreen
    Nice job. Looks just like my RCU mounting & about 50 bucks cheaper. I gotta start using my head first, wallet second.

    Ride safe.

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    Love that odometer reading KMETR. Yeah, I know it's Km, but still....

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    Originally posted by KBasa
    Love that odometer reading KMETR. Yeah, I know it's Km, but still....

    Yea, 85,481 miles is a nice big number.

    these are real numbers and calculations... no IBMWR fun
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    Now you're talken !!! [IMG]BMR Products[/IMG]BMR products
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    WOW.....now that's a shelf. might take me a little longer to make something that good.

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    Hey, that BMR mount, can the stuff be on the shelf when the windscreen is down ????? All the photo's show the screen in the up position. Unless it is raining I usually ride with the screen down.....95% of the time.

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    KMETR,

    The windshield goes all the way down for sure. The only catch is if you are using a stubby GPS antenna, the antenna has to be in the horizontal position and not vertical. Don't have a GPS yet so I can't say if that's a drawback. BMR doesn't seem to think so.

    Randy

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