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Old 08-15-22, 12:04 PM
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Tall mount for Garmin GPS?

I've got a 1030 with the standard mount. Unfortunately, it looks like it's going to require about 3" of clearance on the bar to get around the stem bolts. While I always admired Captain Dashboard (2008-04-17 - Kickstand Comics featuring Yehuda Moon), I'd like to be able to fit my hands on the bars, too. Does somebody make a quarter-turn lock compatible mount that's perhaps 1/4-3/8" taller than Garmin's factory mount so I can mount the GPS over the stem?
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I'm trying to understand why you are having an issue. Garmin usually includes an out front mount and their age old plastic mount with all the rubber bands.


https://www.garmin.com/en-US/p/571684


https://www.garmin.com/en-US/p/65215


I don't see how either can interfere with your stem bolts. My drop bars are only 38 cm wide and I don't have any issues putting my hands that sometimes require XXL gloves on the bars.
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Issue? I don't care to have the mount sticking out in front, and the GPS unit strikes my stem unless it's mounted far enough away from the stem to avoid interference.
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Maybe one of these ?. Installs on the 2 top bolts of the stem front plate. Turn it 180 degrees so it installs over the stem ? Or use the mount that attaches with the rubber bands, place it on the h-bar to either side of the stem.

https://www.amazon.com/Best-Tek-Out-...ps%2C81&sr=8-3
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Maybe a top cap mount?
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Originally Posted by Steve B. View Post
Maybe one of these ?. Installs on the 2 top bolts of the stem front plate. Turn it 180 degrees so it installs over the stem ? Or use the mount that attaches with the rubber bands, place it on the h-bar to either side of the stem.

https://www.amazon.com/Best-Tek-Out-...ps%2C81&sr=8-3
Thanks for the suggestions!
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Maybe a top cap mount?
Hmph, what a dummy I am! I remember seeing one of these but since I didn't need it then, I forgot about it.
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Issue? I don't care to have the mount sticking out in front, and the GPS unit strikes my stem unless it's mounted far enough away from the stem to avoid interference.
Strikes your stem? I'm still not understanding why your bike is so different than apparently every other that hasn't had an issue like what seems to be bothering you. It's not that I'm trying to trivialize your concern, it's just that essentially you have said you want something else, but not what would satisfy your needs. You only said you want to be able to fit your hands on the bars too. And my hands fit on my bars with the mounts Garmin provides with the units.

You can put the out from mount on either side of the stem and then your GPS unit will either be offset from the stem or roughly inline with the stem. Whichever floats your boat.

And with the plastic mount, you can put it on the stem where it's out of the way of the stem bolts and not where you might want to put your hands. I used that for about 10 years before moving to a out front mount. Never had any issue with it.
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