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SRMoll
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 1:12 pm    Post subject: Handle Bar Mounted of i3 Reply with quote

This is probably an old, old topic that has been covered a thousand times. I've had a search and discovered that some enterprising members had made various adapters and mounts for the i3 over the years, but these are all gone, used up or the links go nowhere now.

However, I would like to clip the i3 to my motorcycle every now and then, and was wondering if there were any options still available?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got mine last year from a Mr Gonzales, not sure if he frequents this forum any more.

Basically you need a 17mm ball mount (I believe it is 17mm).

He made one for my bicycle, which I then transferred to my motorbike.

Search for him and try a PM to him. He also used to sell them on Ebay, but also seems to have stopped.

If you have a windscreen, I seem to recall someone used that with a lanyard, just in case it came off.

This also exists http://www.mountguys.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=RAM-B-149Z-GA22&click=21
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unfortunately Mr Gonzales has shut up shop, and no longer makes the adapters. So I'm going to have to continue looking. Gonzales does say on his website that alternatives might be to get another suction cup mount and cut it up. He also suggested RAM Mounts, but I don't think they do much for the i3 now either.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SRMoll wrote:
Unfortunately Mr Gonzales has shut up shop, and no longer makes the adapters. So I'm going to have to continue looking. Gonzales does say on his website that alternatives might be to get another suction cup mount and cut it up. He also suggested RAM Mounts, but I don't think they do much for the i3 now either.

RAM do a specific i3 Mount linked above, Part Ni. RAM-B-149Z-GA22 with a U-Bolt attachment.

You can order these in the UK from GPSW.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.knobs.uk.com/ourrange-B0-ballknobs.php

I got an 18 mm ball from the above with M6 thread and Loctite'd it on to the thread.
Using "production" (sand paper) for rubbing down car paint work with care it took a short times to reduce the ball to a 17 mm tight fit with less smooth finish so the satnav does not swivel about or drop off. Long M6 thread just bolts in place of a fairing screen bolt.
I think the postage was more than the ball!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Given that my friction mount and supplied balls fit my I3 and my 250, perhaps this would fit ?

http://www.gpsw.co.uk/details/prod3663.html
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cantgetlost wrote:
http://www.knobs.uk.com/ourrange-B0-ballknobs.php

I got an 18 mm ball from the above with M6 thread and Loctite'd it on to the thread.
Using "production" (sand paper) for rubbing down car paint work with care it took a short times to reduce the ball to a 17 mm tight fit with less smooth finish so the satnav does not swivel about or drop off. Long M6 thread just bolts in place of a fairing screen bolt.
I think the postage was more than the ball!
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I like this idea, thanks.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gilesme wrote:
Given that my friction mount and supplied balls fit my I3 and my 250, perhaps this would fit ?

http://www.gpsw.co.uk/details/prod3663.html


Is that a Nuvi 250?

If so does the Nuvi product line use the same mounting mechanisms and ball size as the good ol' i3?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh! Well! I just had a look at the Knobs-uk site, they have 16mm balls and the next size up is 20mm. There isn't an 18mm ball. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to our invoices you are right, height is 18mm.
With the ball screwed to the M6 thread and put it in a batterry drill and took it down on the production paper. Its still works fine two years on!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, sorry, Nuvi 250 (not widescreen).

The in-box windscreen mounts plus the additional friction mount fit either my i3 or my Nuvi 250.

On this basis, I reckon it should work.

Can you post back here if it does - think I might get one next year for holiday in France.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.webbikeworld.com/garmin-gps/garmin-gps-mount.htm

This looks suspiciously like mine, so I'm not sure that Andy Pridmore and Mr Gonzales are not one and the same.?. I do not recall paying that much though.

You could utilise this perhaps with a RAM kit and mentioned.

http://www.gpscity.com/ramholga22
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SRMoll wrote:
Oh! Well! I just had a look at the Knobs-uk site, they have 16mm balls and the next size up is 20mm. There isn't an 18mm ball. Crying or Very sad


Have faith, young Padouin

Website is back up at http://www.mounts.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/

Only the black plastic balls this time, but with those you can make up whatever you need.
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