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    Mount GPS

    How do you mount your GPS? How do you power it? Pictures appreciated.

    Debating whether to sprint for the Garmin 660 or stick with my Nuvi 260w. Would be nice to hear it talk to me via Bluetooth to my helmet, but is not a 100% requirement (260w no Bluetooth). I realize it is not weatherproof. Figure could just pull it if the weather turns rainy.

    I have an 09 RT and use the BMW tank bag.

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    Rally Rat RTRandy's Avatar
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    The Copilot shelf from BMR Products . http://bmrproducts.com/index.php They have shelves and mounts that are bike specific so check it out by bike model. All you need to know for your RT. Puts it in a great position plus it's static unlike a handle bar mount.

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    you can buy connectors on-line.

    options include cigarette lighter plug-in or direct to power source. i prefer the direct connector, however, i also have a ciggie plug for use in our cars.

    ian
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    + 1 on Copilot Shelf.

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    My set-up is a Garmin Nuvi 350 in a cradle I ordered from CycleGadgets.com.

    I have a RAM ball mounted atop my clutch-side resovoir (also got that from CycleGadgets), which is where the GPS sits, and I simply run the OEM power cord to my power outlet on the left side of the R1200RT fairing. No wiring to the battery or CANbus issues.

    If it rains, I put the power cord away in my tank bag and surround my Nuvi with a waterproof box (also with a RAM ball mount) I got from Whitehorse Gear. It features a soft see-through cover so I can still push my fingers onto the screen to give the Garmin commands.

    By the way, I have a Chatterbox HJ-50 mounted on all my helmets. Allows me to run a cord from the Garmin (if yours has a headphone jack port) to the helmet and listen to route instructions (or an MP3 player!) while tooling down the road, or communicate with a passenger using the intercom function.

    Works for me.
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    Unit specific cradle with a RAM ball. RAM arm. RAM base.

    I wire GPSs straight to the battery with a fused connection. I want it to stay on until I turn it off so total time and average speed remain correct for the trip/day.
    Paul Glaves - "Big Bend", Texas U.S.A
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