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CBF1000 => CBF1000 - General Discussion => Topic started by: ksdavis on 27 April, 2010, 07:55:10 PM

Title: Mount for GPS above the clocks (RAM ball)
Post by: ksdavis 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.
Title: Re: Mount for GPS above the clocks (RAM ball)
Post by: McNabb 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. 
Title: Re: Mount for GPS above the clocks (RAM ball)
Post by: Snibor on 28 April, 2010, 06:43:15 AM
Hi ksdavis,if it fits let us know,looks pretty neat.-Snibor
Title: Re: Mount for GPS above the clocks (RAM ball)
Post by: dunelm on 28 April, 2010, 08:05:19 AM
Hi ksdavis  :0461:, excellent find  :062:
 :031:
David
Title: Re: Mount for GPS above the clocks (RAM ball)
Post by: ksdavis 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:
Title: Re: Mount for GPS above the clocks (RAM ball)
Post by: ksdavis 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:
 :490:
Title: Re: Mount for GPS above the clocks (RAM ball)
Post by: Bifferman 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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Title: Re: Mount for GPS above the clocks (RAM ball)
Post by: bumpy 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 (https://www.cbf1000.com/index.php/topic,7186.0)
Title: Re: Mount for GPS above the clocks (RAM ball)
Post by: ksdavis 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.
Title: Re: Mount for GPS above the clocks (RAM ball)
Post by: ksdavis on 29 April, 2010, 04:23:14 PM
Here's the images:
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Title: Re: Mount for GPS above the clocks (RAM ball)
Post by: Rustyrig on 29 April, 2010, 04:32:55 PM
Hi ksdavis

Excellent looks good and another reason why this site works.

well done

Rustyrig
Title: Re: Mount for GPS above the clocks (RAM ball)
Post by: Broon on 02 May, 2010, 11:27:39 AM
Hi,
I considered a Migsel option which fitted the ST1100 but came in at 115 so did a DIY version which you can look at in my thread in Technical discussion section - cost me 20 in polished s/s.

Cheers
Ian
Title: Re: Mount for GPS above the clocks (RAM ball)
Post by: arizonarocket on 16 December, 2010, 03:22:55 PM
Very nice mount!

I'll add this one too - window mounted auxilary lighting for the Varadero:

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade/productview/5661/92/

I haven't tried it but if the holes are aligned and the Varadero screens are a bit wider then then should work for the CBF.

Now.. if we could get a mount that served to give us a ram mount for GPS and auxilary lightning that would be very nice.  Considering we are talking about a bent piece of sheet metal and a standard RAM ball someone who is handy with metal work could make one of these up in a jiffy.  The money you save could help buy the new Denalis to mount on your bike.   :028:

I'm getting closer to a twin dip solution....  :084:  I must though the bi-xenon with angel eyes looks very very nice!  I just wish I didn't have to disassemble the headlamp casing.  

Cheers,

AR
Title: Re: Mount for GPS above the clocks (RAM ball)
Post by: Miggs on 16 December, 2010, 04:02:51 PM
I don't have anything like that sort of cash to spend for things like that.

The real budget option (apart from paper maps) is the rubber sucker stuck to the rev counter.

Did about 1500 miles round France this year and never came off once. I also have no reason to ever look at a rev counter anyway.

Must admit it looks neat though  :138:
Title: Re: Mount for GPS above the clocks (RAM ball)
Post by: nbells on 17 December, 2010, 05:44:40 AM
Arizona .... nice lights gives me some ideas .... only thing I dont like is how they have routed the cables ..... I would of prefered if the cabeling had somehow gone through the light and under the bracket so it was hidden, thsu making it look more like the lights were meant to be there rather than looking like an after thought

Oh  KSDAVIS. ...... like the GPS Mount ..  might convice me now to get one for my bike rather than relying on memory and road signs and a soggy wet paper map !!!!


nbells  :300:
Title: Re: Mount for GPS above the clocks (RAM ball)
Post by: arizonarocket on 17 December, 2010, 06:29:26 AM
*Originally Posted by nbells [+]
Arizona .... nice lights gives me some ideas .... only thing I dont like is how they have routed the cables ..... I would of prefered if the cabeling had somehow gone through the light and under the bracket so it was hidden, thsu making it look more like the lights were meant to be there rather than looking like an after thought

Oh  KSDAVIS. ...... like the GPS Mount ..  might convice me now to get one for my bike rather than relying on memory and road signs and a soggy wet paper map !!!!


nbells  :300:

There is a mysterious vent hole behind the windscreen on the CBF.  I bet that is how they wired it.

AR
Title: Re: Mount for GPS above the clocks (RAM ball)
Post by: chippy4467 on 18 December, 2010, 02:53:02 PM
*Originally Posted by ksdavis [+]
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:
 :490:
Does this mean a Veradero screen will fit CBF ? 

Just a though in the never ending queest to reduce the buffeting/noise?

Like the mounting plate as well - but somewhat pricey - think I will have a go at making my own.
It does put the GPS in a good protected position and is also closer to natural line of sight - less time with eyes off road in front - can't be bad

Chippy
Title: Re: Mount for GPS above the clocks (RAM ball)
Post by: arizonarocket on 18 December, 2010, 04:39:26 PM
Apparently the mounting holes for the Varadero are compatible.  I would check it out first though...

I find all the instrumentation a bit to low too for my liking so having the gps mounted center high would be really nice. 

Personally I think a ruggedized rear/side view digital video screen with instrumentation graphic overlays is long overdue for mainstream motorcycles.

Cheers,

AR
Title: Re: Mount for GPS above the clocks (RAM ball)
Post by: olafje1 on 23 January, 2011, 01:31:21 PM
I was thinking about buying this GPS support, but I found it a bit too expensive.
 so I thought I make it myself.
 hours after cutting drilling and bending, this is the end result.
 I have not tested it yet, because of the weather.

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Title: Re: Mount for GPS above the clocks (RAM ball)
Post by: arizonarocket on 23 January, 2011, 02:28:22 PM
Wow .. nice work.  Sure looks pretty!

Cheers,

AR
Title: Re: Mount for GPS above the clocks (RAM ball)
Post by: Rustyrig on 23 January, 2011, 02:55:52 PM
I like the idea, but does it not obscure any if not all the warning lights, suppose that depends how tall you are.

Not taking anything away from your workmanship, and from the pictures top notch.

Well done.

Barry
Title: Re: Mount for GPS above the clocks (RAM ball)
Post by: olafje1 on 23 January, 2011, 03:56:10 PM
*Originally Posted by Rustyrig [+]
I like the idea, but does it not obscure any if not all the warning lights, suppose that depends how tall you are.

Not taking anything away from your workmanship, and from the pictures top notch.

Well done.

Barry

your right some of the warning lights are not visible, but i am thinking of a solution, maybe adding light under the gps (small Led's)
i did not want my tomtom to be mounted higher, didn't look right, plus it was unstable
Title: Re: Mount for GPS above the clocks (RAM ball)
Post by: wallace 2488 on 18 April, 2020, 04:04:46 PM
Hi , i have recently forked out for a Garmin Zumo sat nav ,,, i would also like to position the device in a central , above the clocks and behind the screen position as to make it easier to look at from a practical and safety view . I s there a specific Ram mount or equivalent available to achieve this solution ? Would appreciate any links or advice as to how to go about doing this . I have seen online photos via Ebay but not sure which mount is most suitable .... john wallace .
Title: Re: Mount for GPS above the clocks (RAM ball)
Post by: jm2 on 18 April, 2020, 04:59:18 PM
After ten years, some of the products may have changed ....
Title: Re: Mount for GPS above the clocks (RAM ball)
Post by: wallace 2488 on 18 April, 2020, 06:04:43 PM
Hi , yes i managed to find a GPS mount specific to Honda CBF 1000 2006 to 2009 . It cost 88 euro which is about 82 , it fits above the clocks and can accommodate up to three ball mounted devices ,,,, all the info can be found at .... www.migsel .com/store  :490: :001: