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Occasionally it's handy to have a GPS handy and out where you can see it for some adventurous new tours outside of one's own familiar territory right? I've always typically have had Garmin Nuvi series GPSs and have had good luck with them..... so I took an idea I used on previous sportbikes and made an iteration that would work on my Stryker.
I don't have pics of a couple parts since they were already established from my sportbike iteration, but I'll explain it everything best as I can.

So since I have an extra untouched windshield mount for my Garmin, this is what it looks like before starting....


I just separated the suction cup part from the actual GPS holder. Then the middle area of the holder I drilled a small hole for the bolt to pass through.... (specific sizes are unknown at this point after the fact, but anything you use would be fine as long as you're not going too large obviously.)


Here's the part I don't have pics for unfortunately,..... I then put my bolt through the hole of the GPS mount, then used a rubber cork that I found at Elliott's Hardware, drilled a hole large enough for the bolt to pass through it .... placing washers with a larger outside diameter at the ends (so that when screwing down tighter, it can "scrunch" the rubber cork together making a nice tight shock absorber.) ....
[this pic kinda shows what I've made so far].... the rubber cork has gets tightened up behind the GPS holder into a tight little "shock absorber" by tightening the nut on the bolt hence squeezing the rubber cork.


Now I inserted this through a 90 degree bent piece of steel bracket I had laying around in my garage. After painting it black, I put the above made "shock absorber" bolt end through a hole on my bracket, another washer then my 2 nuts to lock.


The other end of the bracket received a plastic grommet I had laying around the garage as well,

but needed to be trimmed down a bit so it WOULDN'T stick out the other side as it's shown to in this pic...


Now just remove the allen bolt from the right side of the gauge cluster,... and screw the mount to the side. I've just got to trim up the end of the bolt a bit more and clean up the final revision. :) I know this isn't the epitome of HOT-TO's, that's why I didn't post it in that section but rather into mods, but figured I'd try to share as much as I could from the pics I did have. ::) Since the Nuvi has a decent battery life of 4-5 hours running, I haven't yet done a power power, but shouldn't be too big of a deal either.

Here's some pics as it is right now...





Also, for anyone curious about how well would this mount hold onto a Nuvi on a motorcycle, well I've never had any issues with the rigid ride of my sport bikes when this was mounted in the stem, and I've "tested" this in speeds well in excess of 100mph.... ;D Having just finished this on my Stryker this afternoon, I've been out on it for about an hour and a half so far and I actually dig it.
 

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I've been thinking about searching out a decent set of bar-end mirrors and coming up with some kind of mount system to attach where the stock mirror stalks come from.
 

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That would be a cool mod as well. 8) With mine, I tried to figure out a way to mount mine as close by to the gauge cluster as possible.
 

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very nice, i have mine with velcro on the tank plastic but I like yours much better. Think I may copy this.
 

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I've recently relocated to NorCal.....and know nothing of the area, makes it difficult to find ****.......and seems I'm lost half the time on the bike.........This would work out sweet.....

Thanks for the detailed instructions......very clear, seems simple enough.....


I've got the nuvi (or the better half does), didn't even realize it worked on battery alone........I think I'd need power....

I may have to "borrow" the wifes.......
 

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ok this may be a stupid question guys but what do u do if u get caught out in the rain?. I dont think the NUvi series is water proof. DO u just stick it in your jacket pockets or saddlebags/knapsacks?
 

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annubissl said:
ok this may be a stupid question guys but what do u do if u get caught out in the rain?. I dont think the NUvi series is water proof. DO u just stick it in your jacket pockets or saddlebags/knapsacks?
When I put mine on the bike I put a sandwich baggie in my back pocket.
 

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"When I put mine on the bike I put a sandwich baggie in my back pocket."


X2 with a re-usable velcro strappy thingy . . . lots of rain here in Florida works great!
 
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