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How to make a Cheap GPS Dock

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Old 12-21-2012, 02:11 PM
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Here is a way to make a clean-looking GPS mount with parts you probably already have.

 
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Old 12-27-2012, 06:00 PM
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Cheap and easy. It doesn't get much better than that.
 
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Old 12-28-2012, 04:26 AM
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Good thinking
I'd prefer to see the bolt held in place in the tube with something more substantial, like a piece of hose on a bolt with a washer on each end which when tightened, holds inside the tube by distorting the hose, a bit like a boat bung or bar end.
Drilling a hole in the tube cap isn't that strong, unless you fill it with some kind of resin to give more purchase to the screw threads.
Just my 2c worth.
 
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Old 12-28-2012, 01:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Shadow View Post
Good thinking
I'd prefer to see the bolt held in place in the tube with something more substantial, like a piece of hose on a bolt with a washer on each end which when tightened, holds inside the tube by distorting the hose, a bit like a boat bung or bar end.
Drilling a hole in the tube cap isn't that strong, unless you fill it with some kind of resin to give more purchase to the screw threads.
Just my 2c worth.
Thats just like how I posted the how to my buddy did.

https://cbrforum.com/forum/how-mecha...-mount-137826/
 
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Old 12-29-2012, 02:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Shadow View Post
Good thinking
I'd prefer to see the bolt held in place in the tube with something more substantial, like a piece of hose on a bolt with a washer on each end which when tightened, holds inside the tube by distorting the hose, a bit like a boat bung or bar end.
Drilling a hole in the tube cap isn't that strong, unless you fill it with some kind of resin to give more purchase to the screw threads.
Just my 2c worth.
The rubber washer/rubber piece that goes on the bolt prevents movement, that's why I mentioned in the video to find a rubber washer that fits very tight in the triple tree hole. You can even create your own rubber washer so that it will fit snug.

Believe me this this set-up is very sturdy and isn't going anywhere. You can take a hammer to this thing and it's not coming off.

The only thing I would recommend is to put a touch of superglue on the ball before snapping the gps bracket into position as I mentioned in the video. This will keep the gps bracket in a permanent position.

PS- Try it before you knock it!
 

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Old 01-06-2013, 02:35 PM
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i think its a pretty good idea. i did mine little different tho..I made mine so the power wire went through the triple tree hole. only thing id suggest doing different on yours is cut the ball off and counter sink the bolt through it so it doesnt sit up so high. here a few pics of my set upName:  IPHONEPICS131.jpg
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Originally Posted by TF04F4I View Post
i think its a pretty good idea. i did mine little different tho..I made mine so the power wire went through the triple tree hole. only thing id suggest doing different on yours is cut the ball off and counter sink the bolt through it so it doesnt sit up so high. here a few pics of my set up




How did you attach the gps bracket? I was thinking about skipping the gps suction cup mount and just putting the bolt through the gps bracket but my stock nuvi 1690 bracket won't allow a bolt through it, the bolt would impede the gps from sitting flush on the bracket.
 
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Old 01-07-2013, 02:07 PM
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Here is another homemade way to build a gps mount. I can't do it this way b/c my nuvi 1690 gps bracket won't allow a bolt through it and allow the gps to fit in the bracket.

Cheap, Simple Garmin Mount : Honda CBR 600RR Sportbike Forum : 600RR.Net
 
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