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Offline doebag

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Re: Trying to find the right GPS bracket?
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2021, 12:51:19 PM »
I know we're all different, and some like to problem solve, but aren't you re-inventing the wheel.?
The aftermarket mounts have all been R&D'd before going to market and the cost is not IMO over the top.
But as I said, each to their own. Good luck with the tinkering/farkeling.
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Re: Trying to find the right GPS bracket?
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2021, 04:37:27 PM »
Given your long thread about farkles OP, are you sure it’s not that you’ve already spent too much to justify another addition?  :002:
If you want to go cheap do as I did and wait for a used Givi mount to pop up. I got mine for £28 IIRC. Make sure you get the GSA version as they’re different.

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Re: Trying to find the right GPS bracket?
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2021, 04:47:22 PM »
*Originally Posted by Matty589 [+]
.... Make sure you get the GSA version as they’re different.

Yeah, I realized that early on, but thanks for the reminder.

It's not about how much I have already spent, it's about whether I think the product justifies the asking price. It a personal perspective thing, but some of these brackets are coming out at around 170 dollars, even though it's just aluminium tubing and sheet.

I could respond with a justification that was long and detailed and ultimately boring. But it would be bound to rub someone up the wrong way and I have no desire to get into a slaging match over such a simple question.

As I say, it's a personal perspective, we all have them and are equally entitled to them.  :164:
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Re: Trying to find the right GPS bracket?
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2021, 07:33:11 PM »
Easy tiger! I happen to think that £90 for the emergency service part is daylight robbery, hence suggesting to look out for a used Givi mount as they’re nicely made, fit well and even new are much cheaper. I guess tongue in cheek didn’t come across...

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Re: Trying to find the right GPS bracket?
« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2021, 07:37:17 PM »
Actually, the BMW bracket doesn't cost that much. I paid equivalent of £65 to the dealer.

I realize we live in different countries, but at least its worth checking before completely rejecting the idea

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Re: Trying to find the right GPS bracket?
« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2021, 09:44:59 PM »
I built this bracket for $20 cash American... Solid as a rock... No vibration.












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Re: Trying to find the right GPS bracket?
« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2021, 09:51:48 PM »
*Originally Posted by Matty589 [+]
Easy tiger! I happen to think that £90 for the emergency service part is daylight robbery, hence suggesting to look out for a used Givi mount as they’re nicely made, fit well and even new are much cheaper. I guess tongue in cheek didn’t come across...
I agree, but aren't a lot of aftermarket accessories ? But £90 on a £10,000 bike is about 4 tanks of petrol in the UK. It is all down to ones perspective.

SnoDrtRider built his for $20, but that's no good to me if I had to buy a welder.
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Re: Trying to find the right GPS bracket?
« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2021, 11:23:07 PM »
*Originally Posted by doebag [+]
I agree, but aren't a lot of aftermarket accessories ? But £90 on a £10,000 bike is about 4 tanks of petrol in the UK. It is all down to ones perspective.

SnoDrtRider built his for $20, but that's no good to me if I had to buy a welder.

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Re: Trying to find the right GPS bracket?
« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2021, 08:15:56 PM »
I installed a GIVI bracket (Givi FB5134) on my 2020 F850GSA.
I got it from https://www.carpimoto.com/en-MU/Bike_BMW_F-850-GS-Adventure/Specific/Brand_Givi/WindShields/Screen-Accessories/51082_FB5134-Givi-FB5134-Smartphone-.htm and paid ~$54 USD shipped and received it about 7 days after ordering back in November.

It was a straight forward install and works great. SnoDrtRiders is legit, I gotta learn how to weld this year  :084:

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Re: Trying to find the right GPS bracket?
« Reply #19 on: January 29, 2021, 07:44:37 PM »
*Originally Posted by B0M0A0K [+]
Hi Folks,

I am trying to find the right GPS bracket for mounting a mobile phone above the TFT screen. It has to work with the F850GS Adventure because of the screen adjust lever. Everything I seem to be able to find comes from China, which means a wait time of around 172 years, or carries the small print "Not for the F850GS Adventure"  :151:

Can anyone recommend a good GPS bracket of kind I am looking for.

I went with the GIVI as well...  Got it from here:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/FB5134-GIVI-TRAVERSINO-da-PORTA-GPS-SMARTPHONE-per-BMW-F-850-GS-ADVENTURE-2019/372842438105?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
Ride safe!
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