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Offline ksdavis

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Mount for GPS above the clocks (RAM ball)
« on: 27 April, 2010, 07:55:10 PM »
Hi Guys,

In my relentless quest for perfection I came across the following while looking for something with which to mount my GPS above the clocks:
https://www.buybits.com/product/sku_5980.aspx

It is listed as being for the Varadero, but just looking at the pictures of the Varadero screen mounts it seems it just may be the same dimensions as the CBF!! Has anyone here:
a. Got any experience of mounting this on a CBF (long shot)?
b. Know if the Varadero screen mounting hole positions are the same as the CBF1000 screen?

In the mean time I have emailed Migsel directly so will relay any reply I get to this forum.

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Re: Mount for GPS above the clocks (RAM ball)
« Reply #1 on: 27 April, 2010, 09:37:17 PM »
Neat mounting option.  I would be concerned on the CBF that it is too high, which would impact the screen, and reduce forward visibility.  For the CBF, I think it would have to come forward (towards you) more, and up less for it to be useful. 

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Re: Mount for GPS above the clocks (RAM ball)
« Reply #2 on: 28 April, 2010, 06:43:15 AM »
Hi ksdavis,if it fits let us know,looks pretty neat.-Snibor

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Re: Mount for GPS above the clocks (RAM ball)
« Reply #3 on: 28 April, 2010, 08:05:19 AM »
Hi ksdavis  :0461:, excellent find  :062:
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Re: Mount for GPS above the clocks (RAM ball)
« Reply #4 on: 28 April, 2010, 09:32:13 AM »
*Originally Posted by McNabb [+]
Neat mounting option.  I would be concerned on the CBF that it is too high, which would impact the screen, and reduce forward visibility.  For the CBF, I think it would have to come forward (towards you) more, and up less for it to be useful. 

That is why I love the RAM ball mount - it means I can still use the RAM arm that came with the Garmin to position it for the least obstructive view while still having the GPS where it belongs - up front and centre  :028:

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Re: Mount for GPS above the clocks (RAM ball)
« Reply #5 on: 28 April, 2010, 10:18:01 AM »
I have just heard from my friendly Honda dealer (Kevin at HGB Honda in Ruislip) and he has measured the two screens and tells me they are the same dimensions - ish (1-2mm in it). That's good enough for me so I'm placing an order for one and will let you know how I get on once it arrives...  :002:
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« Last Edit: 28 April, 2010, 10:57:21 AM by ksdavis »

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Re: Mount for GPS above the clocks (RAM ball)
« Reply #6 on: 28 April, 2010, 01:56:44 PM »
MCN were punting http://www.motohaus.com/acatalog/Techmount.html in this weeks rag.  All sorts of mounts to.i fit most bikes.

Andy

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Re: Mount for GPS above the clocks (RAM ball)
« Reply #7 on: 28 April, 2010, 04:37:18 PM »
Have a look here for the economy version.

https://www.cbf1000.com/index.php/topic,7186.0

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Re: Mount for GPS above the clocks (RAM ball)
« Reply #8 on: 29 April, 2010, 12:21:33 PM »
Good news - the mount fits like a glove!!  :152:

I have also let Misgel know about it. I'll take some pictures and post them some time over the next couple of days.

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Re: Mount for GPS above the clocks (RAM ball)
« Reply #9 on: 29 April, 2010, 04:23:14 PM »
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