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    What steps do you take to ensure your very pricey GPS is exactly where you left it when you leave your bike. Take it off and put it in the trunk? Buy one of those pricey GPS locks, gorilla glue ?? What has worked for you. I have a Garmin 350LM on its way to me and want to start planning ahead. Thanks in advance.!
    Ron - Montrose, CO
    2018 Pearl White GL1800 DCT
    2012 Pearl White GL1800 Level 1 - Sold @ 63K miles
    I don't ride to make great time; I ride to have a great time!

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    I have a sticker on mine that says, I have a 9mm pointed at your body so walk away from my GPS and bike

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    • #3
      When away from the bike I just lock it in the trunk.

      Crabby Bob

      Retired and riding a Goldwing - Life is good!
      2001 Gl1800A - Illusion Red
      DS # 1258 - Double Darkside

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      • #4
        Mine is hard to steal as its built into the GW...lol

        On my other MCs & ATVs I put it away while not with the vehicle.
        2006 Titanium Level 3 'Wing with a few 'farkles. From Mesa, Az.
        My avatar is me from a recent summer ride in the Phoenix Az area:"Its a dry heat"

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        • #5
          Gets taken off and locked up.

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          • #6
            Still use an old Zumo 450, has been many places, many miles, never covered at motels and such, has been on two Wings, no one has ever stolen it.

            A helmet sitting on the seat is a different story, but they do not seem to mess with other things.

            When traveling generally the motel will let you park in a well lit area . Thieves do not like light.

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            • #7
              I have a street pilot 2610 that was on the bike when I bought it. It has a mounting bracket mounted to the dash for the unit. It takes a special key to unlock the GPS unit from the bracket.
              You might want to try to Google something like that. I do not know the name of the bracket, but will try to find out.
              Northeast, Alabama
              1995 GL1500, 2004 GL1800 & 2007 Aero 750

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              • #8
                Out of site, out of mind. Lock it in the trunk. If you don't want to be bothered, this is a good option. My buddy has one and it is pretty darn secure:
                The ZUMO 350LM or 390LM locking mount from Touratech is an easy and convenient way to secure the GPS unit to your motorcycle. The elastic band actuated opening mechanism makes it quick and easy to lock the unit into place and just as easy to retrieve it.
                He who shall, so shall he who.

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                • #9
                  Just one more reason why I like the built in GPS.

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                  • #10
                    I have been using the Touratech for several years now. Only when I need to connect to the PC for routes, updates and such does it come off. I ran a allen bolt through the Ram Mount to replace the thumb screw. Have never worried about it, and it has sat out many a night in hotel and motel parking lots. Not everyone has an allen the right size handy and short of that, they would need to take the dash with them.

                    http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/P...Locking-Silver
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                    • #11
                      I put them in my trunk but i do like the allen bolt method nice idea learn something every day Thanks Wheels.
                      2018 DCT non tour, Pearl Stallion Brown, Double Darksider #856, Live To Ride, Love my Wing, IBA Member# 63744 Yellowbird Alias Coppertone

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                      • #12
                        I just tighten down the "security screw" that is on my Zumo 550 mount. At the end of a day of touring, it comes off the bike and goes either into the locked trunk or with me. Been doing that since I purchased the unit in 2008 and never a problem.

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                        • #13
                          Like others; I just pop it out of my Ram mount and lock it in the trunk.....it only takes seconds to do and it ensures it'll be there when you get back :=]
                          FTCS(SS) USN Ret.
                          "06 GL1800 w/Motor Trike conv.
                          GWRRA KY - G

                          "I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction: 'I served in the United States Navy.'"President John F. Kennedy

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Wheels View Post
                            I have been using the Touratech for several years now. Only when I need to connect to the PC for routes, updates and such does it come off. I ran a allen bolt through the Ram Mount to replace the thumb screw. Have never worried about it, and it has sat out many a night in hotel and motel parking lots. Not everyone has an allen the right size handy and short of that, they would need to take the dash with them.

                            http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/P...Locking-Silver
                            Allen bolt! The simplest solutions are often the best!

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                            • #15
                              I put my Garmin in the trunk. Very easy to take off and put on.
                              T.A. Jens
                              The Pizza Man
                              1800 06 White Champion Trike
                              2005 Bunkhouse Camper
                              2006 Breeze Cargo Trailer
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