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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-31-2017, 07:29 PM Thread Starter
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Where is your GPS?

I'm planning to install my Garmin Zumo 660 GPS on my Versys 1000. For those that have a GPS on their bike, could you upload pictures showing where you installed it?

TIA.

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The best mount I've seen is the one by Moto Works.
It mounts over the clocks and is a very clean install.
70 bucks U.S. for the V1K but I really like the one on my 09 650
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I have the Motowerk GPS Mount on my V-1000.........https://motowerk.com/collections/kaw...clocks-v1000lt

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For some extra comfort i also have the MotoWerk Highway Peg Mounts with Rivco Pegs as well as their Foot Peg Lowering Blocks (not pictured).....https://motowerk.com/collections/kaw...ts-versys-1000


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Black Dog & weljo2001 - I like that Moto Werk GPS mount. The Moto Werk website says "Our Universal Over-the-Clocks GPS Mount KV1000LT was designed to complement the 2015 - 2017 Kawasaki Versys 1000 shape of the dashboard and its windscreen".

My Versys is 2012. I contacted Moto Werk. They said the Versys was not introduced to the US till 2015, which is why their GPS mount is designed for 2015-2017 Versys. They don't think their unit will fit my 2012 Versys. Any idea if the shape of the dashboard and windscreen changed from 2012 to 2015?

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It appears that the 2012-2014 Versys is different from the 2015-2017 Versys. SW Motech shows two different GPS mount units, depending on the year of Versys. by products - Navigation - GPS mount - SW-MOTECH

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Black Dog & weljo2001 - I like that Moto Werk GPS mount. The Moto Werk website says "Our Universal Over-the-Clocks GPS Mount KV1000LT was designed to complement the 2015 - 2017 Kawasaki Versys 1000 shape of the dashboard and its windscreen".

My Versys is 2012. I contacted Moto Werk. They said the Versys was not introduced to the US till 2015, which is why their GPS mount is designed for 2015-2017 Versys. They don't think their unit will fit my 2012 Versys. Any idea if the shape of the dashboard and windscreen changed from 2012 to 2015?

Couldn't say since we never see any early years here. Maybe some of the Canada boys or someone from across the pond has compared them... If theres a dealership close to you you could go check out a never bike and take measurements if needed.

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I use the RAM ball and arm mount for my much smaller Garmin. You can sort of see what it looks like in some of Weljo's pictures where he is mounting something else with it. You replace one bolt of the handlebar mount with the ball. Then you get an arm and a mounting bracket for your GPS. Weljo can probably give you a pretty good idea if that could be used to put your GPS in decent place on your V1000. I buy my RAM stuff on line at GPScity.

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I like it up high, as close to my normal line-of-sight as possible. I use the SWMotch bracket.
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I took one of these Ram flat mounts and a large neoprene washer, and drilled my windshield for 2 sews with lock nuts. Then I can just attach any RAM mount when needed. I mainly use a handlebar mount for my phone, less vibes, but when I want to run both phone and GPS its good to have the option.

https://www.amazon.com/Mount-2-5-Inc.../dp/B003N034SE

I stole the basic idea from someone here on the forum, but can't find the thread now.
Its a good mount position for a GPS it is almost Heads Up Display level. Puts my phone or GPS right above the tachometer.
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Before Speedy came out with his MotoWerk Mount i use a ram ball mount on the bar risers but got so much sun glare it was a pain and it also blocked the view of my gauges....

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Also had it mounted to a ram ball mount on the left side of the handle bars now i use my cup holder there....

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As the windshield area is the same on the 1000 as on the 650, here's what I 'fabbed' up for my '15 650:

I bent a piece of SS to mount between my windshield mounts



and attached it to the TOP bolts



w/ a RAM ball attached like this



That vibrated a bit too much, so I fabbed up two vertical braces from the same SS





and painted them black after bending them to fit








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Thanks everybody for your help. Like I said in an earlier post, since I have a 2012 Versys 1000, between the SW-Motech and the Moto Werks the only choice I have is SW-Motech. Ordered it and the Garmin cradle today

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Garmin Zumo 660 Motorcycle Mount

I installed the SW-Motech Detachable Vibration-Damped GPS Holder, as was recommended by some on this board. Looks good, I like the location, it will do the job perfectly.

Now I am trying to purchase a Garmin Zumo motorcycle mount to add to the SW-Motech GPS holder. I am told by Garmin that they do not make the required mount anymore. Because they've introduced their newer generation Zumo's, they no longer offer accessories for the Zumo 660. And none of the GPS retailers or repair shops I deal with have any in stock.

Would anybody have one they no longer need? Or does anybody know where I can get one? Part no. 010-11270-03. Garmin Zumo 660 motorcycle mount with integrated power. (I'm checking e-Bay and Amazon and Kijiji.)

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I'm using the SW Motech on my '15 650. After 24k miles it is developing play in the plastic mount. Currently working on a replacement. Current thinking is a pipe(steel or plastic) between the windshield brackets using the top holes with a long bolt going through to secure it. Then use handlebar type Ram mount to hold GPS. I saw a similar setup on a friend's Tenere', looks and functions great.

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I installed the SW-Motech Detachable Vibration-Damped GPS Holder, as was recommended by some on this board. Looks good, I like the location, it will do the job perfectly.

Now I am trying to purchase a Garmin Zumo motorcycle mount to add to the SW-Motech GPS holder. I am told by Garmin that they do not make the required mount anymore. Because they've introduced their newer generation Zumo's, they no longer offer accessories for the Zumo 660. And none of the GPS retailers or repair shops I deal with have any in stock.

Would anybody have one they no longer need? Or does anybody know where I can get one? Part no. 010-11270-03. Garmin Zumo 660 motorcycle mount with integrated power. (I'm checking e-Bay and Amazon and Kijiji.)

TIA.
Try GPSCity.com They might have a stock of the older ones.

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Try GPSCity.com They might have a stock of the older ones.
Called their sister company Radioworld in Toronto. Radioworld has none, and they checked at GPSCity.com. None there either. I did a second check on-line when I got home, couldn't find any.

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I bought one off UK eBay. Bit pricey, but what are you gonna do? Supply is limited - and dwindling.

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12 volt powerfor gps

hello, i'm from belgium and i translate this text with google translate, so sorry for the mistakes.
Small question for you, where have you connected the power for the GPS and where have you gone with that block (5v adapter). I have a garmin zumo 395

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hello, i'm from belgium and i translate this text with google translate, so sorry for the mistakes.
Small question for you, where have you connected the power for the GPS and where have you gone with that block (5v adapter). I have a garmin zumo 395
There are different kinds of USB adaptors.

White is 1 amp
Black is 2 amp
Blue is 3 amp

I would recommend the 3 amp type for optimal performance of a phone or GPS unit.

Connect directly to your battery. Another option is to drill a hole and install a stock 12 socket from ebay and then use a USB adaptor which is easier to find.

If they have a screw collar, they will fit in a standard 2.8cm hole you put in your dash.

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/New-6V-4-2A-...e/254179894049

Ensure turned handlebars do not contact plug or wires even with protruding adaptor

Blue is recommended for smart phones.

I use my phone and Google Maps. If you download the map first on WIFI you do not need to use phone data with Google Maps.

I purchased a suction cup X Mount for my phone to use in the car and then a RAM MOUNT ball mount for the bike's handlebars to also use it on the bike. They are available everywhere and work great even on bumpy roads. If you have a helmet headset it will also transmit voice directions. With modern waterproof and shock proof cell phones, there is not any real advantage anymore in going with a dedicated GPS unit anymore, especially when you consider the large number of motorcycle software options available for an android phone.



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https://www.amazon.ca/Cradle-Holder-...121102-2709200
https://www.amazon.ca/Mount-Short-Do...121102-2709200
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exactly the components i bought to use for my GPS setup. already had them installed on my 2011 FJR and just moving over... power source will be different. searching for ideas about that....
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