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I just purchased the Garmin 2620 for my truck but had thought about using it on the road for twisties as well. You may be asking why the hell would I put this on a sport bike if you have to look up? Well this GPS has voice comands on it and I bought a motorcycle kit that includes mounting brackets and a hard wire kit for the power and also audio ear phones to hear the comands rather than looking down. I hope this mount works on the FZ6, will try it and let you all know. The main reason for my post though is about mounting a radar detector, preferably a Escort Passport 8500 X50 Blue. My questions are.... How can I mount it on the FZ6 , without drilling holes in the windsheld?
Is the hard wiring to the battery hard to do, and does anyone have any good sites to recommend for this mounting hardware? Please let me know, Jason. :bananafu:
 

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Re: Radar Detector Mounts

I actually used the provided suction cup mount with my Whistler. The detector sits just above the Speedo. You can get some really nice mounting hardware for electronic devices at www.gpscity.com www.cyclegadgets.com. These are known as RAM mounts and you can do a Yahoo search for them. Good Luck!
 

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YamahaFZ6 said:
The main reason for my post though is about mounting a radar detector, preferably a Escort Passport 8500 X50 Blue. My questions are.... How can I mount it on the FZ6 , without drilling holes in the windsheld?
Is the hard wiring to the battery hard to do, and does anyone have any good sites to recommend for this mounting hardware? Please let me know, Jason. :bananafu:
I have both the Escort 8500 X50 and the Valentine one, and either mount directly on to my Brake reservoir using industrial velcro.

This thing sticks like shit to a blanket, although theoretically, someone could steal it if I left it unattended, which I don't, as it is so easy to take off and stick in my pocket.

I cutout the velcro around the small reservoir screws so I could still take the cap off for fluid top ups.

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Does anyone know if http://www.ram-mount.com. products work?
Their site seems a little confusing on how to choose the correct product for my GPS. :linksucks
I am using a RAM Mount for my Streetpilot Colormap and it works perfect. I got the handle bar mount (a kind of U bolt and clamp) and the 3 inch clamp along with the back plate that was made for my unit.

The most confusing part is deciding how you are going to mount it.

www.cyclegadgets.com does have drop down menus for the various GPS units so you can customize your fitting.

Post on here what you have and how you would like to mount it and I can give you some suggestions.

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I have bought the Garmin 2620. I have bought the motorcycle mount that Garmin sells but need the actual bracket for the handlebars and the 4 hole plate. Garmin says to use a mount with 4 holes such as a cell phone ass...
 

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I have bought the Garmin 2620. I have bought the motorcycle mount that Garmin sells but need the actual bracket for the handlebars and the 4 hole plate. Garmin says to use a mount with 4 holes such as a cell phone ass...
Here is the link to the cyclegadgets website for your model and handle bar application.

http://cyclegadgets.com/Products/RAM/ram.asp?prod=SP26

Let me know if you need anything else.

And by the way, Garmin said not to mount my GPS unit with the RAM Ball mount as it wouldn't hold, that was 18 months and about 14000 miles ago, so take your own risks and make sure the clamp that goes on to the ball mounts is tight.

I also picked up the suction cup mount so I could transfer it into my Expediton in a couple of seconds.

RAM Mounts will only work with their bases (Rubber ball to rubber ball)

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What is the easiest way to hard wire a radar detector to a 2004 FZ6?
I am not that mechanically inclined. I know the battery is under the left fairing panel. Do I just hook into that? Would it need an inline fuse?

Any info would be great..

Info with pictures... even better..!
 

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What is the easiest way to hard wire a radar detector to a 2004 FZ6?
I am not that mechanically inclined. I know the battery is under the left fairing panel. Do I just hook into that? Would it need an inline fuse?
This is what I did for my GPS, its very easy. Go to walmart (auto/trailer wiring area) and buy a weatherproof ac outlet (cigarette lighter), and some wire with an inline fuse already attached. Splice the POS (+) wire from the ac outlet to the inline fuse wire and then to the POS (+) on the battery (located under the gas tank). Run the NEG (-) from the acc outlet to a ground (I used a bolt to the frame under the seat). Place a 15 amp fuse in the fuse holder (in the + wire). Now your all hooked up, and can run a GPS, radar detector, small tv, or anything else that you can plug into a acc outlet (cigarette lighter). I wired mine up and placed it under my seat and with a Y adapter I can charge my cell phone and use my GPS at the same time. One of the best modifications I have done (I use my GPS alot).

I wish I had pics, sorry.
 

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Hippie said:
What is the easiest way to hard wire a radar detector to a 2004 FZ6?
I am not that mechanically inclined. I know the battery is under the left fairing panel. Do I just hook into that? Would it need an inline fuse?

Any info would be great..

Info with pictures... even better..!
I purchased a hard wire kit directly from Beltronics for $15 and it runs directly to the battery which is actually under the fuel tank and includes the fuse that is needed.
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Just screw + to the positive terminal and - to the negative.. that's it..
Hmm.. Think even I can do that.. Now, how to get to the battery under the tank.. :)
 

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Hey guys, see what you think about this mount, id like to see how many of you would use it to the ones who wouldnt use it. Looks to me like it would be 100% Secure, but also looks like it could get in the way , however looks as if its adjustable. tell me what you think http://www.stemstand.com/MM021.ASP?pageno=31
I think it would block your view of the speedo.
 

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I think it would block your view of the speedo.
I agree. I use the Ram mount and it is off to the side and doesn't block anything.
 

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Splice the POS (+) wire from the ac outlet to the inline fuse wire and then to the POS (+) on the battery (located under the gas tank). Run the NEG (-) from the acc outlet to a ground (I used a bolt to the frame under the seat).
Is there a reason to go to a NEG (-) bolt instead of the negative side of the battery?
 

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Is there a reason to go to a NEG (-) bolt instead of the negative side of the battery?
I imagine that you can do either, but I have always ran the neg (-) to a grounded bolt or something simular. Not to mention it was easier for me to run the neg (-) to a grounded bolt under the seat than to snake it back to the battery. I guess its just a matter of convience.
 

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Is it tough getting to the battery?

I just got this bike, not to long ago and have yet to start pulling it apart aside from installing Mike's FE kit.
 

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crazymofo said:
I agree. I use the Ram mount and it is off to the side and doesn't block anything.
I have my GPS/ram mount the same way and it works wonderfully.
 
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