Before the TT2000 I finally got around to installing a farkle that had been sitting on the bench for quite a while. It is a GPS mount from Projekt D that offers a bit more secure mounting than the original RAM setup I had. I have nothing against RAM mounts - they are very good (especially for cameras) for mounting things in different positions and offer a lot of flexibility. But if you look at the picture below you can see that there is a single allen bolt holding an expanding rubber inside the steering stem and this does loosen off after time. The mount is also prone to vibration occasionally.
|Original RAM mount|
Anyway, the day before I left for Nelson, Brian suggested giving it another go as he had installed the same mount ok on his bike. He brought around his impact driver and some decent bits for it and we set to work. Well, the bolts were still damn tight - much tighter than Brian said his ones were. We smacked them around a bit with the impact driver and then I put the allen bit in my socket and leant into it hard...and then harder still! Man they were tight! But, eventually we cracked one and then the other four. After that the installation was a doddle...
|New bolts and spacers came with the mount|
|With Garmin holder bolted onto mount|