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Hello All:

I just picked up a cheap, used GPS (Garmin 50LM). I'd love to use this exclusively for my R1100RT. I have the GPS and the cigarette lighter adapter for it, but I do not have a mount. There are a multitude of aftermarket mounting options available for this model on Amazon.

I am undecided about the best way to mount this to the bike, as there really doesn't seem to be a perfect place to mount it. I'd like to have a handlebar mount, but the bars on the R1100 are not "round", so I'm not sure if this would even work. Would a suction cup mount work on the "curved" windshield? I'd also consider an adhesive mount, but the dash doesn't seem to be conducive, either.

I am also trying to figure out if I should just hard wire this to the battery, or if there is a better way to adapt the power plug.

If anyone has any ideas, or has experience with this, I'd love to hear it.

Thank you much!

Jeff
 

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Hello All:

I just picked up a cheap, used GPS (Garmin 50LM). I'd love to use this exclusively for my R1100RT. I have the GPS and the cigarette lighter adapter for it, but I do not have a mount. There are a multitude of aftermarket mounting options available for this model on Amazon.

I am undecided about the best way to mount this to the bike, as there really doesn't seem to be a perfect place to mount it. I'd like to have a handlebar mount, but the bars on the R1100 are not "round", so I'm not sure if this would even work. Would a suction cup mount work on the "curved" windshield? I'd also consider an adhesive mount, but the dash doesn't seem to be conducive, either.

I am also trying to figure out if I should just hard wire this to the battery, or if there is a better way to adapt the power plug.

If anyone has any ideas, or has experience with this, I'd love to hear it.

Thank you much!

Jeff
Touratech makes some good mounts try them.........
 

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Wouldn't recommend suction cups on a motorcycle windshield. Too much vibration and too easy to steal - it wouldn't be long before your GPS departed the motorcycle.
 
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