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2015 Versys 650 - GPS Mount / Riser

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Iíve finally had some time to take my new 2015 Versys 650 for longer rides and I thought that it would be good to make a GPS/cell phone mount for it. This might be the first time that you will see a GPS mount and a handlebar riser as one unit. Iím pretty happy with how it came out. It doesnít obstruct the clocks, while at the same time itís in my direct line of view. Iím currently using it with my cell phone.

I also installed the power supply by hooking it up to the park position light (I gently stripped the insulation from the wires and soldered the power plug wire to them). It took actually a lot of effort because I had to take off all the plastic from the front of the bike to remove the power plug cover from the dashboard.

Here are some photos. What do you think?
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Slick, nicely done. What is it fabricated from?
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Slick, nicely done. What is it fabricated from?
The Riser and a GPS mounting plate are made of black anodized 6061-T6 aluminum and a phone cradle is made of delrin. All fasteners are stainless steel.
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Thanks for the info. I love the set up!
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First, very classy looking set-up!
But I really love the position on my FirstGen Moto-mount! (as copied by BMW with the last run of the 1200GS) so much so that I've passed on some really good deals on 2nd gen bikes with low miles to replace my 09 with 50k. I find that top position on the display hierarchy is most logical, also that the distance is better for old eyes that are slower to refocus. I thought the shield supports on the new bikes would lend itself to to a similar mounting method for the GPS. No?
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First, very classy looking set-up!
But I really love the position on my FirstGen Moto-mount! (as copied by BMW with the last run of the 1200GS) so much so that I've passed on some really good deals on 2nd gen bikes with low miles to replace my 09 with 50k. I find that top position on the display hierarchy is most logical, also that the distance is better for old eyes that are slower to refocus. I thought the shield supports on the new bikes would lend itself to to a similar mounting method for the GPS. No?
I started with Raiser/GPS mount because it seemed like a good idea. Marrying two devices into one is a cost effective solution. It works for me very well and I generally make things that I like for myself. But, I'm open to designing the GPS mount behind the wind screen like for VK1 if that's what others want.
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Good to hear that the mount can be behind the shield, and better to hear that you'd consider designing one! A V3 is in my future, but not in my garage as yet.
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Here is what I made still tweeking the design


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Motojunkie, once you get that done, are you able to make them to sell? I'd like to have one!
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OK, finally got it perfected.
Here is the over-the-clocks GPS mount for the 3rd generation Versys 650.

https://motowerk.com/collections/kaw...nt=17274990467

Let me know what you think

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OK, finally got it perfected.
Here is the over-the-clocks GPS mount for the 3rd generation Versys 650.

https://motowerk.com/collections/kaw...nt=17274990467

Let me know what you think

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Nice design looks light and sturdy at the same time.
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Looks great!

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OK, finally got it perfected.
Here is the over-the-clocks GPS mount for the 3rd generation Versys 650....Speedy
Quite similar to what I made for my '15....




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Quite similar to what I made for my '15....



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OK, finally got it perfected.
Here is the over-the-clocks GPS mount for the 3rd generation Versys 650.

https://motowerk.com/collections/kaw...nt=17274990467

Let me know what you think

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I just ordered one!

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I don't get the similarity, but maybe it's just me.....
Glad you worked it out for yourself
What metal did you use for the band strip?

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I don't get the similarity, but maybe it's just me....Speedy
The similarity for me is WHERE I mounted it, compared w/ yours (which was NOT available when I got my '15).

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What metal did you use for the band strip?

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Stainless steel.

I needed something and could NOT find anything at THAT time. Got a FEW of your pieces amongst my 3 Vs....


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Got you.
Nice work on bending the strip into shape and finishing it (black powder coat or paint?)
What nav are you using? Zumo? I'm looking for updating mine.

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Got you.
Nice work on bending the strip into shape and finishing it (black powder coat or paint?)
What nav are you using? Zumo? I'm looking for updating mine.

Thanks,

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"Rattle-can" black, and my nav is a Garmin Nuvi 550 (waterproof) car GPS, that stays on the bike ALL the time, even washing it (some use of a pressure washer!). Got them (two, one in each country) for less than $200 each.


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