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    GPS Mounting on K1200GT

    Any suggestions for mounting a Garmin when you don't have round handlebars, like on a 2004 K1200 GT? Are there specific aftermarket clamps available? (Please don't suggest a farkle bar.)
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    This is the one I used on my '04 GT.



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    Another option is a Ram ball that mounts on top of your clutch or brake reservoir.

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    I went to Wunderlich that has a mount that fastens to the fairing interior just above the indicators.
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    Thanks, several great suggestions in a variety of styles! Thanks also to Darrell P for his offline help. I liked all the concepts; it just comes down to where you want it located, how flexible you want to be, and budget, all yet to be decided.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MANICMECHANIC View Post
    I went to Wunderlich that has a mount that fastens to the fairing interior just above the indicators.
    I'm having a hard time picturing that location working on a 04 K1200GT.
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    I used a bar from Hornig that mounts to the two uprights and then recesses enough to fit back under the windshield. I really like the location as it puts things much more just below my line of sight and makes the speedo on the screen far easier to catch of view of than the bikes speedo. In my setup it only blocks the top half of the top most marks on the instrument faces.

    I found some cheaper and in a similar design that just ran from one upright to the the other. I liked the recessed quality of this one. The mounting bracket is a very versatile one as well

    It was pricy but each time I think of this and how well it works, price per month of great functionality hasn't been that much





    I have an ram mount on the clutch cover that is for a camera mount. It works great but having a gps over to the side like that, imho, would result in a bit more of the eyes from the road to consult it.

    Here you see both positional



    A close up of the ram mount from the front. The ram products are also well thought out and functional. I have a ball mount on my other bike and transfer the upright portion and camera mount super easy with just a few twists of the tightening mechanism to undo it and attach it to the other ball mount



    Hope this helps in your considerations

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    The Hornig mount looks like a great setup.

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    RAM B367U can replace an M8 bolt and provide a ball for a mounting arm.

    I replaced a handlebar bolt on my RT. it works fine, and cost around $10. Had to source a longer bolt, that actually was the hard part - due to bar risers, plus the original RAM bolts were aluminum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BMW Triumphant View Post
    RAM B367U can replace an M8 bolt and provide a ball for a mounting arm.
    I really like the looks of this - very compact. Strange, though, when searching RAM's site for my specific bike, this does not come up as an option, only the brake/clutch reservoir mount.

    Do you see any reason why it could not be used with a smaller bolt and a washer (assuming the stem will go where it needs to)?
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    Might be a sloppy fit with a smaller bolt - but there are variants if you look at the nearby range of part numbers.

    Yes, it is a bit hard to find on their site using the wizard...silly of them, but do look around.
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    BMR Products

    BMR Procucts http://bmrproducts.com/products.php?cat=40 makes a good shelf for all the BMW models including your K1200 that will position your GPS in a perfect spot allowing you to keep your eyes on the road at all times. Problem with handle bar mounts is the GPS moves when you're turning, plus you have to glance down.

    Another nice thing about the BMR shelf is you can add other items such as a radar detector. Another advantage with a shelf is it shades your panel making it easier to see in bright sunlight. Goes on in minutes, great quality with little vibration.

    Photo makes the GPS appear high up, but actually along the lower part of your vision. Really helps to see your speed while viewing the road.
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    What you want is a mirror hole thingy from here : http://www.perfectswitch.com/support/mirrormount/

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    You do have to buy your own Ram ball (a standard size which is stocked by anyone who sells RAM products).

    FWIW I ride a 2008 k1200GT and can attest to the fit.

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