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Chris1200 9 Jun 2008 11:39

Help needed with sat nav on a Triumph Trophy!!
 
Hello folks

I currently have a Garmin Nuvi 250W (slim unit). I have never used it on my bike but it was my intention to take it this year on a planned Euro trip. I know it isn't the ideal unit for a bike as it isn't waterproof etc. but I had thought it might do the job anyway. It comes preloaded with Euro maps so I don't need to worry about downloading from discs etc.

My problem though is finding a way of mounting it to my bike. My bike is a 2003 Triumph Trophy and doesn't have any exposed handlebar section where you can simply clamp something to it.

Does anyone have any suggestions about how I could adapt it? I think you would need to be reasonably familiar with the handlebars of a Trophy to fully understand the problem I am facing. There simply isn't any exposed bar anywhere as it's fully encased in a plastic cover and there is no space around the grips.

Damn, I hate dilemmas!!!!

Chris
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Threewheelbonnie 9 Jun 2008 15:41

Inside the map pocket of a tank bag?

Andy

Riq 9 Jun 2008 16:31

Below the windscreen
 
I have had some luck with mounting mine to the plastic faining inside the windscreen. I ride a 1996 Trophy 1200 so it should be the same configuration.

My only problem is that I use a Lowrance H2O which is a bit heavy so it sometimes vibrates the velcro I have glued on apart.

I have simply glued the one side of the velcro to the plastic fairing and the other to the back of my GPS.

Have fun.

Rick

trophymick 10 Jun 2008 09:04

I had the same problem with my Garmin SP111, first mounting on a trip to France and Spain was on my tank bag.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/e...oy/Tankbag.jpg


Second position was on the top fork yolk. I removed the plastic cover and run a tap (8mm I think) through the hole just above the big chrome nut. This worked great for 12 months or so.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/e.../Rammount2.jpg

The final position :rofl: is on the handle bar. I removed the plastic plug that is in the mirror mount, and made a aluminium bracket to attach my 'Ram Ball mount' to. This is the best position for viewing the GPS whilst riding, due to it being at eye level.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/e...y/Rammount.jpg

With yours not being waterproof, I would carry some small food bags and ties with you, they are great for keeping water out:thumbup1:
Hope this gives you some ideas :mchappy:


Trophymick

Chris1200 10 Jun 2008 11:56

You are a star!!
 
Hi Trophymick, what a star you are!!!
Thanks for the great photos. They are a real help.
By the way, what are the exhausts you have? Do they make much of a difference? Is it just new cans or did you replace the whole kit and kaboodle???

Chris

trophymick 10 Jun 2008 12:58

Hi Chris, they are 'Staintune cans' from Australia, they do make the Trophy sound a lot nicer, especially with the baffles removed. They're not cheap, but the build quality is exceptional:thumbup1:
I have had mine about four years now, got them from here
Sportouring Bike Accessories

I'm over your neck of the woods next week, staying in Portrush for a few nights, can't wait :mchappy:

This is a excellent site for Trophy owners, loads of info and a friendly bunch:cool4: TriumphTrophy : Hinckley Triumph Trophy Online Community


Trophymick

MarkShelley 26 Jun 2009 12:27

Have a look at thread ``Car GPS units again` in the sat nav/gps section for a pic of how I fitted a Nuvi 250 on my Triumph Trident.

radicaled 6 Aug 2010 10:49

getting a grip
 
Hey Trophymick, great setup - side question, what kind of grips are those on your bike? Tia, Ed


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