GPS mount - Kawasaki Versys Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-20-2010, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Irvine CA
Posts: 18
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
GPS mount

Hi all,
Just got my new 09 green V. I love this beast.
Can anyone recommend a good and comfortable GPS mount for the Garmin Nuvi 255 and a good source to get it from?
eitandavid is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-20-2010, 07:48 PM
Member
 
glowcat13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Ware, Ma
Posts: 1,131
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
I would start with a motoworks universal gps mount http://motowerk.com/Versys.aspx
next get the ram mount gps holder for your specific gps I have a nuvi 255w http://www.ram-mount.com/CatalogResu...5/Default.aspx
you will have to drill a few holes in the motoworks universal mount so as to screw the ram holder on. motoworks has instructions on his web sight to show how you install his mount.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg kv_ugpsm_mw.jpg (109.6 KB, 152 views)
File Type: jpg 0626101404.jpg (372.8 KB, 247 views)
File Type: jpg 0626101403.jpg (312.3 KB, 462 views)
glowcat13 is offline  
post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-20-2010, 08:23 PM
Member
 
stoked steve's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 12
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
I mounted my Garmin 255WT on my BMW K1100RS with this RAM mount like this:



It's called the "twist and tilt" mount. Here is an Amazon link with it, ignore the "aqua box" part of it. The mount attaches to either an unused mirror hole or, as in my caes, a spare hole in the clutch lever housing.

http://www.amazon.com/RAM-B-181-AQ6U-Medium-Motorcycle-Magellan-Devices/dp/B002GPPJZ8
And try this chart to find the GPS holder for your model,

http://www.ram-mount.com/Portals/0/S.../twisttilt.pdf

Oh, by the way, I did get an "aqua box" for the GPS and it was a waste of money, first off, it was HUGE!, like having a small TV on the bike, then the plastic membrane that goes over it creates a glare that I can't see the GPS through. So, for the time being, it's a "fair weather" GPS for now....

Steve in Virginia Beach
'93 BMW K1100RS

Last edited by stoked steve; 09-20-2010 at 08:27 PM.
stoked steve is offline  
 
post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-20-2010, 08:29 PM
Member
 
Firerider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Nicholasville, KY.
Posts: 48
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
ram-mounts.com
JCIII

82 CB 750F
86 Ninja 600R
92 Seca II
97 CBR 600 F3
98 VTR 1000
02 954 RR
02 FZ1 The original Raven
04 FZ1 Skunk Works
04 CBR 1000RR
04 Futura
04 Tuono Racing
08 Hypermotard
07 KTM Superduke
08 510 SMR
K5 GSXR 1K
07 FZ1
08 KTM Superduke
09 Versys
10 Tiger
11 Speed Triple
Firerider is offline  
post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-21-2010, 12:08 PM
Super Moderator
 
fasteddiecopeman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Kelowna, BC - summer; Florence, AZ - winter
Posts: 17,818
Mentioned: 29 Post(s)
GiVi is making a 'cocoon' GPS mount for around $60 (Whitehorse Gear) that, they claim, waterproofs it.

Ed
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


'08 V AZ, '15 V650LT BC
Ride to D2D 2013, June '13

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Ride to D2D 2015, June '15

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Ride to D2D 2016, June '16

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
fasteddiecopeman is offline  
post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-21-2010, 08:40 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Far Western NC, USA
Posts: 42
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
I've attached pics of what I've done. It's worked out well for me. I bought the Versys about a month ago, put almost a thousand miles on it, and the "mount" hasn't budged. As you can see, if you can afford 2 zip ties, you can mount your GPS.

To explain, the handlebar mount offers a surprisingly flat, central location for the GPS. Just hold it in place, criss-cross two zip ties around, tighten, trim, and you're done. I think it actually looks pretty cool. Go on eBay, buy an extra suction mount and cord for your car for maybe $20 and you can use the GPS in your car as well.

Unrelated, but in case you're wondering, it is attached to trimmed/mounted charging cord which is, of course, plugged into the aftermarket 12V outlet. The outlet is in a sheet metal "dash" I constructed. I saw the area between the OEM dash and windshield as wasted space. You can go down to the hardware store, get some sheet metal, bend, shape, drill, and paint it and do the same thing. The nice thing is that it offers an area to put the 12V without drilling into your bike's dash, and offers space for something else like a thermometer. I want to ride in the winter, but not below freezing when ice is on the roads.

Tim
Attached Images
File Type: jpg CrossTie.jpg (38.2 KB, 182 views)
File Type: jpg Dash.jpg (28.9 KB, 195 views)
File Type: jpg GPSMount.jpg (37.7 KB, 199 views)
timnc is offline  
post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-21-2010, 09:08 PM
Member
 
A2RON's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 190
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
I've got the Nuvi 265WT, follow the link for all the pieces and picture.

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...7&postcount=14

I got the Ram Mount pieces from GPS City, and the Tom-Tom MotoWerk mount already has the holes for the Ram Mount base plate drilled.

Watch the 200 series cradle vs. the 200W cradle. If you have the 255W (wide screen) you need the W cradle.

I didn't notice there was a difference until after the smaller cradle arrived.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

A2ron
Charleston, SC
A2RON is offline  
post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-21-2010, 09:16 PM
Member
 
LoneRanger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Cincinnati-O
Posts: 356
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by glowcat13 View Post
I would start with a motoworks universal gps mount http://motowerk.com/Versys.aspx
next get the ram mount gps holder for your specific gps I have a nuvi 255w http://www.ram-mount.com/CatalogResu...5/Default.aspx
you will have to drill a few holes in the motoworks universal mount so as to screw the ram holder on. motoworks has instructions on his web sight to show how you install his mount.
I did the exact same setup with my Garmin! Works great!
LoneRanger is offline  
post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-21-2010, 10:55 PM
Super Moderator
 
Fastoman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Ipoh.Perak.Malaysia
Posts: 7,039
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Fastoman is offline  
post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-21-2010, 10:57 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Poughkeepsie NY
Posts: 1,164
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fastoman View Post
+1


08' Versys
Givi racks with V35 sides, and V46 Top-case, Garmin Zumo 450 GPS, Powermadd Handguards, Motowerks GPS Mount, Peg Lowering kit, Flat Foot, Arrow Exhaust, Adjustable Levers, GIPro Gear Indicator, Oxford Heated Grips
HAWKSHOT99 is offline  
post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-21-2010, 11:04 PM
Member
 
objectuser's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Dallas, Texas
Posts: 499
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by A2RON View Post
I've got the Nuvi 265WT, follow the link for all the pieces and picture.

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...7&postcount=14
I followed this almost exactly for mounting my Nuvi 1490T. The only difference was, when I ordered, Motowerks was out of the mount for the TomTom, so I ordered the mount for the Zumo660. It has the exact same holes and so works perfectly with the RAM Mount stuff. I think the only thing missing was some bolts and nuts and I bought those at Lowe's.
objectuser is offline  
post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-22-2010, 03:37 AM
Member
 
healdem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Macclesfield, Cheshire, UK
Posts: 959
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
if you order a speedy mount ask him to drill I think the spacing is set out to some ISO standard
healdem is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Versys Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome