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Offline Northants trooper

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Sat Nav mounting
« on: June 18, 2017, 09:25:51 »
Hello all,
I've seen on a few stroms a bar at the bottom of the wind shield where people have there sat navs. Any idea where I can find one and any recommendations for a good but affordable satnav
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Re: Sat Nav mounting
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2017, 11:31:03 »
Easy - make one.

I used a couple of bits of stiff alloy sheet and a section of old steel handle bar, lick of black paint - job done.





Others have made similar out of copper or even plastic plumbing bits.

There are these things though if you want to be posh.  :grin:

http://ravetechmotorcycles.com/store/en/Suzuki-DL650-v-strom/23-DL650-accessory-bar.html

I just googled "vstrom gps bar" btw.


Offline John G

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Re: Sat Nav mounting
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2017, 09:51:08 »
Zumo 350lm is a great GPS for motorcycle. I've had mine for 5 years without problems and free map updates. Remember that motorcycles expose GPS to harsher conditions like vibration and rain so the more robust design may be cost effective.
The Zumo range is expensive but 350lm are discontinued so you may be able to get hold of one that a retailer is holding in stock.

I posted on May31st a home made mounting system for sat nav but it is for the later models with single unit headlight.

Offline Mark.Nash

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Re: Sat Nav mounting
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2017, 18:49:09 »
I used this one from Ravetech.
Arrived promptly, and was a perfect fit.

http://ravetechmotorcycles.com/store/en/Suzuki-DL650-v-strom/1-dl650mgps.html

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Re: Sat Nav mounting
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2017, 21:27:53 »
Made my own, cost me 4!
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Re: Sat Nav mounting
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2017, 09:05:37 »
Purchased a cheap ram mount from fleabay - item no 302288415183 which arrived from Hong Kong within 8 days  :thumb:

I do not plan to mirror stem mount it, but will attempt to make up a behind the screen bar and attach the ram mount to it  :fix:


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Re: Sat Nav mounting
« Reply #7 on: Today at 02:46:54 »
We do two dash mounts for the 2012-2017 DL650 RAM mount only or bar with RAM mount. We also have mounts for the new model on the way.
www.ravetechmotorcycles.com

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Re: Sat Nav mounting
« Reply #8 on: Today at 02:53:53 »
2017 is the new model, different from the 2012-2016.
Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. 2012 DL650A outlasted me.
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Offline mrp192

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Re: Sat Nav mounting
« Reply #9 on: Today at 10:08:43 »
I have a Zumo 340, one of the discounted ones Aldi were selling last year, and just use the mount that came in the box in the middle of the handlebars.
This puts the unit just below my field of vision which I prefer for an occasional check. I realise some may say this takes your eyes off the road but I think this is preferable to riding to the road on the satnav rather than what I can see ahead with my eyes.
This was brought home to me when working with a highly trained driver on a cross country route and their driving was crap. As an experiment I covered the satnav in the car and immediately their driving improved to what I would have expected from them.
Horses for courses but this is my experience and hope it helps the discussion here?