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Offline philmcglass

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Sat Nav Mounting Plate
« on: October 20, 2020, 04:13:14 PM »
I was feeling bit claustrophobic with the satnav so close on a ram ball on the handlebar.
Wasnt sure about the reach to the satnav is and ability to operate on the go (e.g. to find a petrol station).

Had a look on ebay and found this mount plate at a reasonable price.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Triumph-tiger-800-sat-nav-mount-pre-tft-dash/164202502406?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

Asked the seller about fitting with Palmer Products screen and he sent a fitting pdf to have a look. Seemed fine to me.
3mm aluminium painted finish.

Rubber pad on the plate rests against the top of the clock housing.

Easier to fit satnav cradle before installing plate on the bike
I had to dismantle the Palmer screen a bit to make it easier to fit the plate.

Plate had to go on top of the Palmer screen bracket to clear the clock housing. I guess I could have bent the screen bracket to alter the clearance. Might try that sometime. See how it works on the road first.




I had to extend the wiring loom a bit to reposition the connector to avoid it getting wrecked by the forks.
Connected in to Eastern Beaver fusebox then to Garmin regulator 5V out to superseal 2 pin connector.
Used to have a cradle on a ram ball using handlebar clamp bolt and wanted it removable hence Superseal arrangement.


Not sure about keeping the connector exposed like this. See how it behaves on the road.
Might be better doing away with it and have continuous cable from regulator up to the cradle as maybe connector less needed now..



Sat on the seat reaching the display is fine.
« Last Edit: October 20, 2020, 04:24:04 PM by philmcglass »
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Re: Sat Nav Mounting Plate
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2020, 05:03:37 PM »
*Originally Posted by philmcglass [+]
Plate had to go on top of the Palmer screen bracket to clear the clock housing.

Your road test may prove that clearing the clocks with the bracket wasn't actually as ideal as it seemed at the time. :027:

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Re: Sat Nav Mounting Plate
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2020, 08:40:04 PM »
Thanks for that warning Steve.
I think the pad is in contact with the clock case

The problem I saw was the screen bracket would foul the headlight case if I put the GPS plate on first.
I could bend the screen bracket a bit so it clears the clock. Need a bit "try it and see if it fits".
Maybe sort the connector at the same time.
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Re: Sat Nav Mounting Plate
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2020, 09:52:36 PM »
My extra foam pad fell out up in Cumbria and I had to pull over. The only thing to hand was an empty paper 4 pack muffin bag in the topbox which I folded 4 times and stuffed between clocks and bracket .... embarrassingly still firmly in there over a month on, must find my roll of sticky backed 1/4" thick black foam. :164:
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Re: Sat Nav Mounting Plate
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2020, 08:53:50 AM »
Palmer Products will sell you a cross beam that fits with their screens to mount a sat nav on, needs a bracket to fit the beam though -
http://www.palmerproducts.co.uk/ - Accessory Bar , 1/2" or 3/4" diameter..

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Re: Sat Nav Mounting Plate
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2020, 10:53:25 AM »
Thanks Mcinlb.
If this plate I got doesnt work out will consider the palmer bar.
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Re: Sat Nav Mounting Plate
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2020, 05:03:15 PM »
Reshaped the PP crossbar to clear the headlight unit.
Able to get the satnav plate on under the crossbar.



A bit fiddly getting all the bits to line up and get the screws in.
   Temp sensor
   Satnav plate
   Screen crossbar

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