GPS mounting bracket
Posted February 19, 2005 - 09:29 PM
Posted February 19, 2005 - 09:39 PM
Posted February 20, 2005 - 07:37 AM
Im not sure about the mount garmin makes but RAM makes mounts for everything and there plastic also. I used one for awhile but the vibes killed my gps and I bought a tourtech mount with isolation dampers and its awesome. Cost is about $100 compared to $25 but it will save the unit alot of abuse and it looks real good.
I've run a RAM mount on my eTrex Legend for almost two years. I haven't had a single vibration issue with it yet. I am running the 3" arm with double rubber ball mounts as well as rubber between the handlebar and the ubolt bracket.
Posted February 20, 2005 - 09:37 PM
Posted February 22, 2005 - 09:56 AM
Posted February 22, 2005 - 11:12 AM
Anyhow, his connectors are good quality, molded plastic parts and mine works great.
I can run my E-trex Vista for a whole riding season on two "d" batteries, and there is no need to hard-wire anything into the bike's electrical system (and worry about converting from 12V to 3v for the Etrex input). Plus you don't have issues with vibration related "shut-down" because you aren't running off of the internal E-trex batteries. Works great!
If you use a Ram mount, just be sure to keep the arm as horizontal and perpendicular to the up and down stroke of the piston as you can to get the best vibration dampening.
Posted February 22, 2005 - 05:43 PM