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    Handlebar mount for GPS

    I bought a Garmin echomap 50s and decided to do a handlebar mount on my Yamaha FX140 similar to what Tenacious did on his SUV build.

    I found some stainless u-bolts at West Marine (the ones at Home Depot and Lowes were too short) that line up with the Garmin base mounting holes. I had to use a 1/4" drill bit to enlarge the base holes to fit the u-bolts. I was finding the u-bolts to be very floppy on the handlebars so I cut some small pieces of rubber garden hose and zip tied them on. I then sat the GPS base flat onto the center handlebar bracket and installed the flat bar that came with the u-bolts and capped it with the nuts.

    The last step will be to cut a couple of slits in the rubber handlebar cover and stick the arms of the bracket through them. I'll post pictures again once I get that done (hopefully tomorrow).

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    Sundancer's Avatar
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    Aug 2012
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Nice install. Please let us know how it works out for you. I had to move mine from the storage lid to the top of the gauge pack. I found that looking down at it was making me 'seasick'.


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    Here's a shot from today with the boot on the handlebars. I just used a razor knife to make 2 slits.

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    St. Amant, LA
    Nice install, thanks for sharing.

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