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What's up everyone; seen alot of GPS talk lately on everybike forum I visit. I thought a GPS on a bike was stupid, just get a map right? Well after riding 350miles in the backwoods of LA this weekend (paved mostly and a little dirt), I found stopping and pulling the map out every so often definetly SUCKS! One of the locals I met up with had the nice RAM mount on his BMW GS, but was wondering if anyone on here had any other "Creative" mounts on thier XRLs or Rs. Right now it doesn't seem like I have any room on my bars for any kind of mounts except for the cross bar (I have Pro-Taper SE bars).

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I've had one from Innovative Design Concepts for about 7 years, since the eTrex came out. Here's contact information, but I don't know if they are still in business.

Innovative Design Concepts

35404 Acacia

Yucaipa, CA 92399

Phone: (909) 228-5353

Email:inovative1@aol.com

Once you start using the GPS , check out www.Topographs.com for mapping and sharing your maps on the net.

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This works well for me. It's a Garmin Fortrex 101 with a Garmin mount. I love the tiny size and it's VERY easy on the wallet compared to the alternatives. Only real downside I've found is it doesn't have any onboard maps. Mostly I just match up the shape of my track with a small paper map (I make my own using Google Maps images) to figure out were I'm at. Most rides I don't even bother doing that.

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Before I got the mount, I just used the supplied wrist strap to mount to my crossbar pad. That worked really well (and there's tons of vibration damping). I switched over to the Garmin mount because it's faster for taking it on and off the bike (think: running into the store) and cause I've got the bar clamp portion of the mount on other bikes. Easy and fast to swap around.

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I could of bought a ram mount or something fancy, but I chose to be different (cheap). I fabricated a piece of aluminum and made my GPS holder and mounted it onto my crossbar using the hardware to a enduro jug.

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I lined the bottom and back of the gps with Velcro and use a couple of Velcro straps to wrap around the gps. Probably have 4000 miles with this set up and have never had an issue.

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I could of bought a ram mount or something fancy, but I chose to be different (cheap). I fabricated a piece of aluminum and made my GPS holder and mounted it onto my crossbar using the hardware to a enduro jug.

DSC03073.jpg

DSC03072.jpg

DSC03070.jpg

I lined the bottom and back of the gps with Velcro and use a couple of Velcro straps to wrap around the gps. Probably have 4000 miles with this set up and have never had an issue.

Hey, innovative & inexpensive are sometimes the best options. :thumbsup:

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I could of bought a ram mount or something fancy, but I chose to be different (cheap). I fabricated a piece of aluminum and made my GPS holder and mounted it onto my crossbar using the hardware to a enduro jug.

I lined the bottom and back of the gps with Velcro and use a couple of Velcro straps to wrap around the gps. Probably have 4000 miles with this set up and have never had an issue.

That's exactly the type of set-up I was looking for! One of the sites had some pretty inexpensive premade stuff so I'll probably end up going that route but that's a nice job Mark!

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