When we first started selling GPS mounts eight years ago, we never dreamed of the market that existed for motorcycle mounts. Today, we probably sell as many motorcycle mounts as we do the car. There are many options available for putting a Nuvi on your bike. Today we discuss the many options available for putting a Garmin Nuvi on your motorcycle.
Before diving into the subject, note there are roughly 100 models of Garmin Nuvi. These model lines range from the lower priced Nuvi 200 line to the premium Nuvi 880. Throw into the mess, the Zumo, Nuvi 550 and 500 for your motorcycle (these are waterproof), the Nuvi 465T (for trucks) and the new ultra-thin 3000 lines of Nuvi. Many of the latest models have traffic like the 1350T, 1370T and 3750T. The first Nuvi mount we ever sold was the Nuvi 350 which is still very much in use today, and in fact if you want a bargain, hit eBay for a deal on a used Nuvi 350 for around $50. It’s still a very solid GPS!
We covered waterproof mounts for your GPS in a prior article, but today we discuss other types of mounts for your motorcycle.
The type of mount needed is a matter of motorcycle model and preference. Roughly 80% of all mounts sold are made to fit the handlebar. The majority of motorcycle handlebars are one inch in diameter. The majority of Harley models fit this category.
These mounts come complete with a cradle to hold your GPS. These cradles have allowances for the cables and full access to all buttons on your GPS. But what if you would like to use the cradle that came with your GPS (it’s probably still attached to your car mount). Not only can you do that, but you can also save a few bucks by using a standard Garmin ball mount. These also come bundled with hardwire cables.
What do you do if you do not have any handlebar space? Honda Goldwings are an example of a bike that doesn’t have a handlebar to mount your GPS on. Many customers choose the clutch mount. Many BMW owners like to use the mirror stem mount that can fit between the mirror stem and handlebar.