F800GSA // GPS Mount

F800GSA // GPS Mount

The new BMW F800GS Adventure has this real nice windshield and bar it’s mounted to that allows you to attach your GPS, all Dakar-style! Specifically it’s to fit the BMW GPS and plug right into the factory GPS plug…. but who doesn’t have a Garmin GPS already?!!

So, I needed a way to mount my Garmin 478 to this bar using my Touratech mount. Here’s what I came up with and am very pleased so far, it never slipped once! Here’s my DIY mount…

Two basic conduit hangers:

Two rubber washers:

Two small bolts with washer & locknut:


A piece of bicycle tube, long enough to cover both conduit mounts:


Now let’s put this thing together…

I wrapped the piece of bicycle tube around the bar, wrapping front to back, so when I slide the GPS up into position, the tube stays nice and tight. Secured with a piece of electrical tape.

Here you can see the prototype…

But first.. it’s a Beemer.. I gotta make it look a bit prettier.. so.. into the paint booth:

After several coats of paint..

Ahh.. much better. Now lets get this thing mounted.

Note: I used nylon locknuts on the hanger bolts from the local hardware store..

Now that’s what I’m talking about.. a little character on this bike, don’t need a fancy, smancy mount!

After a 250 mile ride through the Mark Twain National forest, it never moved one time. I’m happy πŸ™‚ Here she is out in her element…

  • BigDog
    Posted at 05:36h, 28 November Reply

    Genius—–just plain and simple genius.

    • Basher
      Posted at 15:11h, 07 December Reply

      Thanks BigDog… I’m inspired only by the best πŸ™‚

  • Dingweed
    Posted at 18:31h, 28 November Reply

    AWESOME!!!!!….Really like the “Dakar” style!!!

    • Basher
      Posted at 15:14h, 07 December Reply

      Yes.. me to!! And what I really like is when looking at the GPS you are also looking ahead! As well as getting the GPS off the handlebar, so you aren’t moving the extra weight around as well.

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