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GPS mount for an R1100R


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g_frank_nin

Hi I have an R1100R wondering what some of you used to install a GPS on your bike thumbsup.gif~ Pictures would be appreciated... Thanks

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mikeR1100R

Hi Frank (do you go by Frank?),

I have a 98 R1100R and I can understand your dilemma. There just aren't too many ways to mount one. Gadgetguy.com has a couple of really fancy mounts for the R, but they are really pricey. I finally just went with the RAM mounting system. Cyclegadgets (of which I believe there is a link somewhere on this site) was very helpful in getting me set up. It just consists of a ball mount which I clamped to the handlebar, I believe I used a 5 inch extension arm, and a ball mount which screwed right on to the GPS motorcycle mount. I have a Garmin 2720. It isn't a real pretty setup, but it doesn't look too bad and was way cheaper than Gadgetguy. If I can get my wife or son to help me, I will try to PM you some pictures. My setup was complicated by the fact that I also have one of those Big Mak tankbags which tilts forward to access the fuel filler, so I couldn't mount the GPS in the center. Mine is on the right side of the handlebar. The RAM mounting system is easy to use. Good luck!

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Check out the mount made by member Jakfrost, though made for an rt it could be that the triple tree center hole is the same size (wouldn't think bmw makes a different size cap for each model) its just a base to start a ram system on . You'll need a cradle with ram capability for whatever gps unit you have. But it solves a placment problem without being too obtrusive to other instrumentation or view imho. Dave

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g_frank_nin

Hey, thanks Mike, I went ahead and ordered a RAM mount. I would still love to see your pictures when you get a chance... no need for me to re-invent the wheel if you know what I mean...

 

Daveco, thanks for the suggestion. I've never been good at fabricating things like your friend. If I did that it would probably look hokey and ruin the look of the bike. Thanks for the suggestion anyway! ~ Frank

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