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Offline Budweiserfrogie

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Looking for Gen3 Tiger1200 high Sat nav mount.
« on: April 28, 2018, 12:35:37 AM »
On my 2018 XRT Tiger1200, I have the bar mounted sw motech nav mount for my Garmin Zumo.
The Triumph version is similar and also bar mounted.
I'd like a high mount like the previous generations used as the low position is a pain in the ass when used with a tank bag.
Its still viewable with a very small bag but....
Does any1 know of a high mount available yet.

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Re: Looking for Gen3 Tiger1200 high Sat nav mount.
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2018, 02:06:49 AM »
Funny how advancement often has backward steps included.
That's something that concerns me in my thoughts of updating.  My GPS sits nicely high over the instrument cluster, easier to read than the speedo (on my gen1 TEx).

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Re: Looking for Gen3 Tiger1200 high Sat nav mount.
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2018, 10:16:37 AM »
The only easy solution I thought of was a suction mount on the screen......BUT that relies on 1) the suction withstanding jolts & bumps, 2) having enough slack in the wiring to adjust the screen height and 3) the screen mechanism being able to support the extra weight.

Unfortunately the stronger RAM suction mounts are larger diameter so the curvature of the screen might prevent good grip, and weight more, which leaves the smaller weaker car windscreen type suckers which might not be able to withstand the bumps & jolts.

I have seen suckers used on bikes with cable ties to stop the SatNav bouncing down the highway if (or when!) the suck fails to hold. But where do you fix the ties?

Or if the screen can take the extra weight you could drill the screen for a non-suction mount.


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Re: Looking for Gen3 Tiger1200 high Sat nav mount.
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2018, 10:21:16 AM »
On the 2018 is there any framework near or between the screen and the TFT display where you could attach a ram set up????
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Re: Looking for Gen3 Tiger1200 high Sat nav mount.
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2018, 10:22:14 AM »
*Originally Posted by Will Morgan [+]
The only easy solution I thought of was a suction mount on the screen.
No thanks.  There has to be a better solution involving a decent mount, even if its home-made.

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Re: Looking for Gen3 Tiger1200 high Sat nav mount.
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2018, 11:35:15 AM »
One of our friendly Triumph Dealers  http://blommotoren.nl/nl/home/   made a solution:





Maybe get in touch with Stijn Blom for further info

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Re: Looking for Gen3 Tiger1200 high Sat nav mount.
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2018, 06:51:09 PM »
*Originally Posted by Tiger T.O. [+]
One of our friendly Triumph Dealers  http://blommotoren.nl/nl/home/   made a solution:





Maybe get in touch with Stijn Blom for further info

stijn@blommotoren.nl

Interesting.
I thought about mounting it there but at 395grams for the Garmin Zumo 595, i thought it might be a bit heavy to hang out that far.
The leverage of the weight seemed too much in my mind for that speedo cover.
Does it feel solid, or flexible when mounted?

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Re: Looking for Gen3 Tiger1200 high Sat nav mount.
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2018, 09:29:42 AM »
It is rubbish that Triumph now expect you to take your eyes of the road to look down at your satnav, when it was ideally placed above the clocks on the tex! and they seem to think people tour without the use of a tank bag if you try and add both on Triumph configerator it tells you it's one or the other, a solution needs to be found!!

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Re: Looking for Gen3 Tiger1200 high Sat nav mount.
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2018, 04:51:14 PM »
*Originally Posted by y7jmm [+]
and they seem to think people tour without the use of a tank bag if you try and add both on Triumph configerator it tells you it's one or the other, a solution needs to be found!!

A bit like the Kawasaki SX1000 where you can have panniers or a top box but not both at the same time  :187: :187: :187: :187:
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Re: Looking for Gen3 Tiger1200 high Sat nav mount.
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2018, 07:43:31 PM »
*Originally Posted by mjab [+]
A bit like the Kawasaki SX1000 where you can have panniers or a top box but not both at the same time  :187: :187: :187: :187:
Same as the new Yamaha 900 GT - panniers or top box, not both and a measly loading capacity.

 


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