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I'll fit my Garmin 660 (bmw motorrad nav V) on the Scrambler,

just ordered through Amazon its mount + power cord



it should fit to Ram-Mount system (I have some spare ones to try).

on my previous Guzzi i fitted it riser's bolt changing it with this from Ram-Mounts



you can see the black ball on the right riser. the instrument on Scrambler is all to the right, so, cables permitting, GPS mounts could be easily placed aside the instrument, as soon as the bike will be in my hands I'll revert with updates >:D>:D

p.s. From Touratech is available the "off road" Aluminium key-locked (anti-thief) frame for GPS, it should absorb more bumping when riding in unpaved roads

 

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I'm curious to hear more about this. Hopefullt it will be possible to mount the GPS on the left side bolt, as if your were to mount it on the handlebar it would look bulky.

Any suggestions for acceccories needed to get this done? Links to ebay would be appreciated. I have a Garmin 340 GPS, with standard RAM-mount.
 

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well...

this is what I bought:

ram mount m8 ball





I'll try to fix it on the left riser replacing the front bolt, hoping to place the gps cradle near the gauge.

otherwise I'll fix it to the handlebar (I'got the Urban Enduro) so I will place it on to the crossbar, there ae several way to fix both from Touratech or Sw-Motech or simply "pipes clamper" like this



simply fix it to the GPS cradle having screw holes spaced as it has
 

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bolt as far as I know is m8 (I asked to my dealer to check) I've opened a thred for this.

I would plase the GPS aside the gauge but with short brackets to avoid /reduce vibration so I'll first try to use the front bolt, even if the head of the bolt is sunk on the riser...... therefore the ball could not have enough clear from the clamper due to the hole is too deep...

anyway, the winner mounting will be the easiest to reach while on seat ;) (handle cross bar?)
 

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That's what Jamie of motogeo is using on his press bike, although he put it on the back bolt of the left riser. You can see it in his wheelie video:

Just love the variety of mount types that RAM offers. This is the one that I'll be looking to get. At first I was looking at the U Bolt mount but this one is in the lower center where I prefer to have the GPS.
 

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I'm trying to figure out how to wire the GPS to the bike. Any suggestions?

I would like the GPS to turn off when the engine turns off. So I need to connect minus to the battery, and plus to a circuit that looses power when the engine stops. Does the USB under seat function when the engine turns off? Maybe it's possible to attach the cable underneath?
 

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I'm trying to figure out how to wire the GPS to the bike. Any suggestions?

I would like the GPS to turn off when the engine turns off. So I need to connect minus to the battery, and plus to a circuit that looses power when the engine stops. Does the USB under seat function when the engine turns off? Maybe it's possible to attach the cable underneath?

I can't answer your question but it brings to mind why other manufacturers don't follow BMW with this. With my last 4 BMW's all have had a plug as standard that you buy the lead for, attach it to your sat nav and the jobs a good'un. Simple, clean, cheap and easy for a few pounds. If you can hold a screwdriver and work a cable tie you can do it.


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I'm trying to figure out how to wire the GPS to the bike. Any suggestions?

I would like the GPS to turn off when the engine turns off. So I need to connect minus to the battery, and plus to a circuit that looses power when the engine stops. Does the USB under seat function when the engine turns off? Maybe it's possible to attach the cable underneath?
I don't recall where I read it, but I read in a review or one one of the forums that the USB does indeed turn off with the ignition.
 

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same here.... however since my craddle has not antithief securing.... I'll be forced to unplag the Navi from its power cradle, once I'm stopping for long time.... therefore, actually, I've postponed the matter.... Anyhow I think the dealr's tech, can find with a tester where to "harvest" power once ignition is ON, only
 

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i think ducati wired the power plugs with the ignition switch... at least that's how it is with my hyperstrada. if not, just hook the negative wire (black) to a ground (or negative batt terminal) then tap the positive (red) to the tail light or the license plate light. that way, you'd get power to the gps whenever those lights are ON... and that only happens when you turn ON the ignition key. you can also use the headlight but the wire powering it is more difficult to find and splicing it is an invasive process
 

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i think ducati wired the power plugs with the ignition switch... at least that's how it is with my hyperstrada. if not, just hook the negative wire (black) to a ground (or negative batt terminal) then tap the positive (red) to the tail light or the license plate light. that way, you'd get power to the gps whenever those lights are ON... and that only happens when you turn ON the ignition key. you can also use the headlight but the wire powering it is more difficult to find and splicing it is an invasive process
just to add:

the tail light wire is bunched with brake light so you need to test which wire powers which. the easiest to tap into is the license plate wire because it has a separate line HTH
 

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I switch my Garmin between multiple bikes. I mounted the power converter to the GPS mount, so it is always with the GPS.

I use a convenient location for mounting a RAM ball on each bike.

Then I run a fused power cord from the battery to an SAE plug that mounts near the RAM ball.

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I like having it powered even when the bike is off but you can just as easily tap a line that will turn off.
 
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