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Offline Speedy Gonzalez

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GPS mount for Versys
« on: May 14, 2008, 07:43:00 PM »
Hi guys,
It took me all day yesterday but finaly I made A GPS bracket.
I know it doesn't look like much. This is only rev #1.  :008:
« Last Edit: May 15, 2008, 02:46:14 AM by Speedy Gonzalez »
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Re: GPG mount for Versys
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2008, 07:51:10 PM »
That was Rev #1 and I really didn't like it so I made rev. #2.
I think this shape fits the bike better.
What are your thoughts ?
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Re: GPG mount for Versys
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2008, 08:01:49 PM »
Speedy,

Nice!  :152:  The flaired stand-offs are the shizzit!  :38:

I'll buy it right now.  What are you charging?

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Re: GPG mount for Versys
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2008, 08:04:04 PM »
Wow! I NEED one! Are you willing to make just the "bracket"?
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Re: GPG mount for Versys
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2008, 08:06:57 PM »
Having made one for my bike with only two mounting points you may want to consider at least four mounting points to the windscreen brackets. With the weight of the GPS it tends to wobble up a down quite a bit.
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Re: GPG mount for Versys
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2008, 09:22:30 PM »
Speedy,

Another homerun! :37: Will it be black anodized also? How much and when will they be ready?

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Re: GPG mount for Versys
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2008, 12:43:23 AM »
That is incredible worksmanship.  Sign me up... for two when you start making a production run.

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Re: GPG mount for Versys
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2008, 12:52:35 AM »
Is that flush mounted with the dash?  If so you might consider recessing it a bit so when a GPS is mounted to that bracket it doesn't extrude as far over the dash.  Course if you recess too far larger GPSes won't fit.

I personally am considering using one of these on it once you send them out:

http://www.ram-mount.com/aqua_box_mount/aquabox_mediumwide_mount.htm

which has a depth of 1.75".
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Re: GPS mount for Versys
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2008, 05:32:59 AM »
Hi everyone,
Thank you for your comments, input and encouragement.
I can see now that my photos were taken at the angle from which it is hard to tell what is going on. I?m posting couple more, so you guys have a better idea how the bracket is located in relation to the windscreen and clocks.
I set the angle of the plate to face the chest rather than the face of the rider. That should reduce the glare on the GPS screen. Even though I used only two screws to fix the GPS mount to the windscreen brackets, the whole structure is very rigid because of the two solid aluminum posts that are elongated.  I used only two screws because I didn?t want to restrict adjustment of the windscreen. The mounting plate is flush with the bike clocks. At that position, the GPS unit that is 4? (10 cm) high can be mounted directly to the surface of the plate. I could make the posts shorter by 0.5? (12 mm). That would bring the plate to be 0.25? (6 mm) from the screen. That would also reduce maximum height of the GPS unit that could be attached directly to the plate to 3.25? (8.2 cm). I think that I found happy medium, but I?m always open to new suggestions.
I wonder if any of you guys could send me the hole pattern and the hole diameters for TomTom Rider or Garmin Zumo or both.
This way I could drill them all in one time and save you some effort.
I think I?m done for today.
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Re: GPS mount for Versys
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2008, 07:22:07 AM »
brilliant job Les !!! You could make a living out of it, you know ?  :152:  :152:

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