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$191 on ebay, refurbished Garmin Quest 2 is in the mail. It retails for $699 at Cabelas.com

From what I've researched it should do all that I would need and more.

Don't need XM radio, or wireless bluetooth calling. Plus it lasts for 20hours on a charge and can fit into a shirt pocket.

The high end Zumo goes for around $600 on ebay, $900 retail and has a battery life of 6 hours unless you hardwire it. Maybe if I were a heavy adventure tourer, but I just want this tool to explore new backroads without pre-planning and printing up a map.

Now I just gotta figure out a way to mount it, preferably on the front half of the tank. I'm not particularly interested in a RAM mount as it would seem to grossly obscure the instruments.
 

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Be careful with those suction cup mounts on the gas tank. I tried that when I first got the GPS, sucked to look down and see it sitting on my ram-air tubes.:eek: As you can see in my picture, the screen is not intrusive to the gauges. It's also on a swivel mount and can be positioned anywhere. Either way, nice looking toy you got there!
 

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Need pics when you mount it.

I have a Magellan Roadmate 2000 on the way. 12v outlet is wired up and just needs to be attached to the bike. :banana
 

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I need to get me one of these damn things, i think you can buy the mounts used for camera's on your gas cap cover bolts to mount a GPS, atleast thats what one of the descriptions on ebay sayed. so it would be in the same area as a overlooking guages camera would be... like right where your head would go in a full race tuck.
 

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I learned the hardway about suction cups on the bike. I left the house with it quite secure, and about 20 miles down the road it comes off. $300 down the drain.

I upgraded to a better gps model, the Garmin Nuvi 780. I'm also looking for an awesome mount system for it, preferably something that goes around/in the triple tree.
 

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You can do just about anything you want with a RAM mount - it doesn't have to block the instruments at all. I use a RAM mount on both my bikes, with an articulated arm consisting of 1 long and 1 short arm connected by a double-ball connector. I can position the cradle anywhere, and it doesn't obstruct the instruments in the least. It just position it so it sits just below the instrument cluster. It mounts to a ball mount on the clutch lever bracket.

 

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I learned the hardway about suction cups on the bike. I left the house with it quite secure, and about 20 miles down the road it comes off. $300 down the drain.

I upgraded to a better gps model, the Garmin Nuvi 780. I'm also looking for an awesome mount system for it, preferably something that goes around/in the triple tree.
wow that sucks. i occasionally use the gps (suction cup on the windshield). but i do have a strap that connects the mount to the left mirror. so if it comes off its still with the bike.
 

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I looked into that... and because I used the suction cup on a motorcycle it wouldn't.

I just purchased a ram mount system for the triple tree hole which will be here tuesday or wednesday. I'll let you guys know how it works.
 

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I just purchased a ram mount system for the triple tree hole which will be here tuesday or wednesday.
Update:

I have ordered a basic handlebar mount off ebay for $21 shipped to use the quick release feature that it has. I have no section of bare handlebar with which to actually mount it so I'm still trying to work on a custom solution.

suzukichic01 - a ram mount for the triple tree hole? Can't find anything like that even on their website.

My idea is to custom fabricate a steel or sheet-metal plate that will mount under the steering head nut and extend to the right across the triple tree. Possibly with another hole cutout and a rubber grommet to go around the right fork tube to prevent it from rotating around the steering stem.

Then just mount the bottom half of the quick-release.

Any tips on getting this piece cut would be appreciated. - The real pain in the ass is going to be either making a bend so it rises out of the depression around the steering head bolt. I guess an easy solution would be to shim it up with 28mm washers and just have the nut sit high. (Theres a few threads left on top as it sits)
 

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Hey I ordered it a few weeks ago... want me to send you the part numbers so you can look it up on the site? It is kinda hard to find, but I found it.

Give me a sec and I'll post it up
 

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I have no idea because I haven't received it yet. The main housing unit for my GPS is so new they're still waiting for it to arrive before they ship the rest of the stuff out, but when I get it, I'll be sure to let ya know.
 

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I still want to know how people got to where they were going before GPS systems were common. I'm in a sales job where I travel 80% of the day and without mine I'd be broke and jobless. I also wonder how salespeople made a living before cell phones and the internet. I am looking at putting a Nuvi on my bike, thanks for the suggestions guys. I have an old Garmin 330 in my car, but the thing is bulky and about 3 years old, yet it still works great for my purposes.
 

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Well, because my father is a truck drive, I grew up knowing how to read a map right. I always carried a map in my car... even now. So people who have no sense of direction and can't read a map... they're just screwed
 
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