For this mod, you will need:
- One RAM Mount Aluminum 1'' Ball with Diamond Plate.
- A couple of machine screws, 3/4" to 1", preferably stainless steel.
- A couple of matching locking nuts (with nylon insert).
Remove the cover panel from the handlebars. Lay out the RAM-Mount base on the cover panel at the appropriate spot. It's not critical exactly where you place the holes of the base, but pay attention to where it will come through on the opposite side of the cover plate. Mark the hole locations with a sharp object (like an awl) and then drill the holes with an appropriate sized drill bit.
Screw the base to the cover panel with the screw heads on the underside (they're lower profile) and the locking nuts on the outside.
Re-mount the cover panel and you're finished. Instant GPS mount.
I used this GPS mount for the first time today, and it's a bit shaky. On bumpy roads, especially, the GPS vibrates a lot, making it hard to read. I suspect this is largely because the reservoir cover panel is only held on with one screw and two tabs, which introduces some small movement at the base that translates to large movement at the GPS. This is not a horrible problem, as it stabilizes on smooth roads or on the freeway, but I'm going to look for a new place to mount the GPS.
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