Discussion in 'GPS Stuff' started by Ken Hynes, May 23, 2014.
Anyone using a Montana, just wondering what mount your using?
My post on ADVrider: Below is the mount I made.. Anti vibration mounts ~ $5.00 for 4.. ~ $3.00 in aluminum.. Few dollars for nuts & bolts.. Total ~ $12.00..
Previously on my Garmin V and then my Garmin 276C I always used Touratech mounts.. I needed something very secure for off-road single track riding (Husqvarna WR250).. For me it wasn't about bling factor and I was okay with the price because they were bought used from Ebay (about $50.00)..
But with the Garmin Montana the AMPS mount was said by others to be very secure.. And was still needed even when used with the Touratech mount (~$200.00).. Since the Montana is relatively new not many used Touratech mounts were being sold on Ebay.. But I wanted some anti-vibration damping to protect the electronics.. So I made a few of these..
The best choice seems to be the Garmin Rugged Mount for about $30. It attaches to the common RAM mount parts and offers the ability to hard wire the mount into the bike's 12v (switched) supply.
I have an unused RAM cradle for the Montana plus a 12v adapter cable with a miniUSB connector. I bought it before I knew about the Rugged Mount
The Rugged Mount also includes an audio jack if you need to listen to routing instructions.
When single track riding often don't re-look at my gps until end of the trail.. My heavy duty tether in case it wants to go walkabout.
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