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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-11-2010, 10:43 AM Thread Starter
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Just bought a Vulcan, has anyone stuck a GPS on one??

I have a Garmin nuvi I would like to put on the bike, has anyone tried this and had luck? If so, what mount did you use and did you wire it up inside the headlamp or to the fuse box?? Any help would be appreciated. I searched the threads and no info is showing.
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Try this thread.

https://www.vulcanforums.com/forums/s...ead.php?t=5099

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I have a Garmin nuvi I would like to put on the bike, has anyone tried this and had luck? If so, what mount did you use and did you wire it up inside the headlamp or to the fuse box?? Any help would be appreciated. I searched the threads and no info is showing.
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Hi Kraig205,

I have a Tom-Tom Rider which came with a Handlebar Mount so can't help you with the Garmin however I wired mine back to the Headlight as there is an accessory termination in there just for this sort of thing!

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Kraig,

I have a Garmin Nuvi 750 for the car and I used it on the bike by tapping into the headlamp can wires with a cigarette lighter female socket. As a temporary try, I tie strapped the socket to my bars. A more permanent solution would be to get a waterproof socket and mount it with clamps. I have a Memphis shades windshield so I used the windshield mount from the car and it worked fine although I only went about 50 miles this way.
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LOT of guys have gps's on their Vulcans. Enjoy the new bike!
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Try this site for mounts and connections
www.lidomounts.com
I have be thinking about getting one for my TomTom

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I have a Garmin nuvi I would like to put on the bike, has anyone tried this and had luck? If so, what mount did you use and did you wire it up inside the headlamp or to the fuse box?? Any help would be appreciated. I searched the threads and no info is showing.
Go to RAM mounts. They work very well. Several of them riders in my group have this. They are made specifically for the GPS model.

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I bought a mount for my Magellan here: http://www.mymotomount.com/

Works great and only $9.95.

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Thanks, that gives me a couple of sites to compare. The picture for my model looks the same on both and so is the price, just the cable is priced different. Appreciate the information...now just cannot wait for it to get warm. This year gonna ride the Great River road from Iowa to it's end in Louisana.

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Thanks, that gives me a couple of sites to compare. The picture for my model looks the same on both and so is the price, just the cable is priced different. Appreciate the information...now just cannot wait for it to get warm. This year gonna ride the Great River road from Iowa to it's end in Louisana.
Sounds like a awesome ride....I will have 2 look that up am not familiar but sounds great......Terry..

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