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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-24-2017, 12:57 PM Thread Starter
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GPS mount

I bought a GPS mount from SW Motech.

Now it's located just in front of you, you don't have to look down anymore.
Also no more issues with the tank-bag hitting your GPS





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Liking my SW-M GPS mount, too -- very sturdy piece. I have a RAM X-Grip mounted to it, which holds a large waterproof/vibration proof cell phone that I'm using solely in GPS mode.

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Very nice mounting solution. And I like the brick work in your courtyard too.

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Has anyone figured out what the unused threaded holes on the triangular mount brackets (visible in the 2nd photo above) are for? Maybe I missed it in the instructions.

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Has anyone figured out what the unused threaded holes on the triangular mount brackets (visible in the 2nd photo above) are for? Maybe I missed it in the instructions.
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That looks like a great mount, as you say right in front of you.
I would like to hardwire mine in.
What wires would you use to do this?

I know there is wiring there for accessories.
Which ones do you think I should use for the GPS?
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That looks like a great mount, as you say right in front of you.
I would like to hardwire mine in.
What wires would you use to do this?

I know there is wiring there for accessories.
Which ones do you think I should use for the GPS?
I have the same SW Motech mount for about a year now, with no issues. Originally, I was going to hardwire it in, as well. However, I've installed the relay / gear indicator / power socket combination, and just keep it plugged into the socket, on the left side. Works fine, and it's all easily removable if I upgrade the GPS.

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I make my own hard wire adapter from a spare lighter adapter. Take apart the power plug and remove the circuit board. Unsolder the connections and solder on wires with connectors for your acc.conection. After I test fit it I also shorten the power lead to the gps and resolder them to the board. Reinstall it in the plastic plug and tape it up. I get a much more reliable power connection to the gps. I took a bike to the Outer Bankes with a new power plug and it was corroded on the inside by the end of the weekend.

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From what I understand there is wires already available that can be used for accessories.
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There are connections under the left side fairing. I plug my rocker switch into them and then connect my modified power supply into the switch. I have had problems with cigar lighter plugs due to vibration or corrosion in the plug giving me "power disconnected" messages on the gps. Even an all weather plug will still corrode after time. It usually goes bad just when you need it the most. You could do the same with a auto power supply for a cell phone usb or firewire. You can hide the power supply down under the fairings and only have the power lead run to the location you need it.

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