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    Evotech sat nav bracket problem
    on: Jun 01, 2023, 09.46 am
    Jun 01, 2023, 09.46 am
    Ok, I received my evotech sat nav mount for my gt pro and started fitting it, Iíve got to the point where Iím mounting the main bracket, Iíll be b%gg#rd if I can get the 2 35mm bolts to take, Kat night Iíd been trying for 2.5 hours off and on and had no luck, this morning Iíve spent 1/2 hour and got no closer, how do you know when the holes are lined up, more importantly how do you line them up??
    TIA

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    Re: Evotech sat nav bracket problem
    Reply #1 on: Jun 01, 2023, 02.04 pm
    Jun 01, 2023, 02.04 pm
    Ok, solved it, there seemed a lot more forcing of things against themselves, once I got past the fact that I might thread a couple of screws or crack the screen I managed it. Brawn before brain :164:

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    Re: Evotech sat nav bracket problem
    Reply #2 on: Jun 02, 2023, 08.37 pm
    Jun 02, 2023, 08.37 pm
    Mine was the same, absolute pain in the arse and makes me wonder if the price is worth it. Vibrated like a shitting dog when I have a 595lm mounted on it, its a lot better now I have a Garmin XT as its lighter

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    Re: Evotech sat nav bracket problem
    Reply #3 on: Jun 03, 2023, 06.29 pm
    Jun 03, 2023, 06.29 pm
    *Originally Posted by l41w [+]
    Mine was the same, absolute pain in the arse and makes me wonder if the price is worth it. Vibrated like a shitting dog when I have a 595lm mounted on it, its a lot better now I have a Garmin XT as its lighter
    Had the same vibration problem with Evotech bracket on my 800 XRT - only kept it on for about 400miles as don't want to knacker my GPS unit.   :005:    Now using the Triumph one on bars as a temp measure - far from ideal but better than dead Sat Nav.  Think I have a design solution for the 800 but it means cutting slots in the plastics under the screen to get to a solid mounting point.  I've checked and replacement plastic bits are far cheaper than a new GPS (if necessary when I eventually sell it).

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    Re: Evotech sat nav bracket problem
    Reply #4 on: Jun 04, 2023, 06.15 pm
    Jun 04, 2023, 06.15 pm
    I use the Evotech sat nav mounting and there was some vibration on the nav unit, just stuck a block of hi-density foam between the nav unit and bar / screen.. solved.

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    Re: Evotech sat nav bracket problem
    Reply #5 on: Jun 04, 2023, 10.17 pm
    Jun 04, 2023, 10.17 pm
    *Originally Posted by mcinlb [+]
    I use the Evotech sat nav mounting and there was some vibration on the nav unit, just stuck a block of hi-density foam between the nav unit and bar / screen.. solved.

    With my 800 the screen was vibrating as well, to point that it would lower itself on its own - cured that by adding an extra washer in the top spring arrangement but it still jumped around too much for me

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    Re: Evotech sat nav bracket problem
    Reply #6 on: Nov 20, 2023, 08.37 pm
    Nov 20, 2023, 08.37 pm
    I recently mounted the Evotech GPS mount for my TomTom on my 2018 800XRT.  It fits beautifully, but every time I hit a bump or a pothole my windshield goes lowers.  Has anyone else had this problem and did you solve it?

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    Re: Evotech sat nav bracket problem
    Reply #7 on: Nov 20, 2023, 09.34 pm
    Nov 20, 2023, 09.34 pm
    Yes and more worrying was the way the sat nav (mines a Garmin 660) was bouncing around
    Tbh the bracket isnít fit for purpose because of the way it mounts on the bike
    To solve the screen moving down I fitted a very thin washer behind the spring on both of the top screen slide mounts.
    I nearly returned the bracket but I already had a Triumph mount as well ( mounts to handlebars) so I cut the Evotech down and fitted part of the Triumph mount to it to reduce the ďoverhang/cantileverĒ and therefore the bouncing
    Works ok now - will try and post a pic tomorrow

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    Re: Evotech sat nav bracket problem
    Reply #8 on: Nov 20, 2023, 10.02 pm
    Nov 20, 2023, 10.02 pm
    Thanks.  I don't have vibration issues.  But the screen lowering is a pita.  I'd love to see the pics.

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    Re: Evotech sat nav bracket problem
    Reply #9 on: Nov 21, 2023, 08.27 pm
    Nov 21, 2023, 08.27 pm
    Hopefully uploaded pics. Sorry they are not too clear as not in a position to remove the screen atm (and I have a locking device fitted to secure the Garmin in the mount that makes it more confused).  As I said I cut the Evotech short  then I cut a block of Aluminium to fit the bracket on the Triumph mount and bolted it to the Evotech.  Hope that makes sense.








     



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