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Discussion in 'R1200RS Appearance Mods' started by Fitzharris, Dec 17, 2017.
The on-site review gives another example of why manufacturers don't supply tools any more.
I agree, raising the GPS more than 1.5 inches to 2 inches will start to block the dash, unless you mount it completely above the dash.
OTOH, raise them above the dash and they start to block the road...
I painted my windshield black and I can still see the road
I'm with Lee on this that just above the dash but below the windshield you won't be blocking any of the road. I've had mine in this position nearly 50,000 miles and cannot imagine riding with it below the dash.
I don’t think so.
I’m thinking of painting my cut down OEM screen black on the inside
Go for it. I think you'll be happy with the results.
Funny guy ...
Correction: All GPS mounts that bring the GPS higher than the original position (so you can see it with a tank bag) do, or the rider has to be taller than 1.90m.
I am 183 and the Vortex has created no issues for me.
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Not me. I am only 67.5
Having modified my GPS mount long ago and followed a few threads on here, I now realise that there are 2 fundamental differences.
(a) those that use a tank bag and have to see the GPS over the tank bag - may be a short or tall rider, but end up wanting the GPS to be “above the dashboard”. This kind of mod requires serious engineering and usually costs XXX GBP / USD.
(b) those among us who do not use a tank bag and can happily add a simple jack-up bracket to the OEM mount and have the GPS “below the dashboard”. Again, we may be short or tall, but this kind of mod costs around 50p (cents) or so. Keeping the GPS “below the dashboard” is preferable if you are running an after market “Sport Screen” or a simple cut down screen (that’s me btw).
Or (c) those that want to read the GPS display quickly, to minimise delay while riding.
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Thanks for saying that ... saved me the effort. Dropping your eyes a few degrees for a few seconds is much better than dipping the entire head. Even better if you wear bifocals, the raised location is much better. To me these are the biggest reasons.
The standard position was ill-thought out at the outset and BMW should be ashamed. There is only benefit from having it higher, and I can see no downsides to that. I have never come across anyone saying that they preferred (not didn't object to) the GPS in the original position. The fact that BMW would put the GPS above the dash on the GS but merely "stick it on" in the most convenient place on the RS, when both are bikes whose mission is focused on long distance travel, is a bit insulting. Maybe it is because they categorize the RS as a "Sport" bike.
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