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Old 11-09-2012, 12:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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GPS support for Scrambler - options

I have a Garmin Zumo 660, comes with the support with the U-bracket to attach to the handlebar. There´s also a Triumph handlebar brace accessory for the Scrambler, I was wondering how it would fit using this brace. Anyone has pictures of GPS install on their Scrambler or Bonnie?
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Sorry this isn't the best picture, my Zumo can be seen attached to my left clip on. I used the U-bolt.
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I don't have a Scrambler. My son does, but I don't. I do have a T100 and a GPS. This isn't a very good picture of the GPS, but you can see it on its handlebar RAM mount. The GPS is a Garmin 60CSx and I would not buy another one.

I have the 2012 City Navigator card in it and that card has woefully inadequate data bases. In Florida, Nevada, and California, it told us that the nearest gas was further than we could go without pushing. Fortunately, it was wrong. In West Virginia, in the heaviest rain storm of the summer, it said the nearest motel was way off yonder. Fortunately, again, there was a motel a quarter mile down the road.

Besides all that, if you want to go somewhere, it will take you way out of the way if it can find an Interstate to lead you to. A plus for a Scrambler rider, though, it did take us down fifteen miles of Montana gravel road that is maintained for oil rig trucks and paved in four inch deep gravel. Scrambler heaven for some, but forty-five minutes of bad road for us.

One good thing about it is that it runs on two AA batteries. They can be had just about everywhere they sell gas and they last about ten days on the road. It seems to be water, dust, and mud proof.

The RAM mount is very good.

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I just use my Android (Samsung Galaxy S3) and keep it plugged in inside my tank bag via Powerlet and connect via BT or earphones while riding.
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:54 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I have a 2012 Bonneville.
I used a Kuryakyn P-clamp located in the center of the handlebars and an aluminum ball mount from e-bay. Total cost $45 Canadian.
I tapped into the parking light in the headlight assembly so everything shuts off when I remove the key, plus you can operate the gps by turning the key to the park position without having everything else on.


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Thanks for the input so far!

cashmore1985: Did you also use the Zumo cradle with the cable that connects to the battery? How is the power supply to the GPS? I was looking for alternative ways to attach and to supply power because the original RAM mount and cradle are in use in my other bike.

Charles Lathe - I don´t like the Garmin maps and interface and sometimes my intuition is better than the routes it offers, but most of the times I´ve used it it has been a reliable and sturdy gadget.

PaulJP - This clamp Kuryakyn P-clamp is more stylish than the RAM - I would love to see a pic of your installation!

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PaulJP - This clamp Kuryakyn P-clamp is more stylish than the RAM - I would love to see a pic of your installation!
Here are a few pictures of the gps mount on my Bonneville as you requested.



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Thanks for the input so far!

cashmore1985: Did you also use the Zumo cradle with the cable that connects to the battery? How is the power supply to the GPS? I was looking for alternative ways to attach and to supply power because the original RAM mount and cradle are in use in my other bike.
Yes, I used the original factory mount. I hooked the power cable up to a battery charger cable thing so I can just unplug it when I want to take it off.
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I kind of ranted in my first post, but I did say the RAM mount I have works very well. It uses a U-bolt.

It looks like the 660 uses about the same kind of mount and I think it will be fine.

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Simple Ram mount with a Montana...

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