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waruta
31-05-12, 04:58 PM
What's everyones default settings for the 550? I used it recently and to be honest, it pointed me the wrong way a couple of times with the UUD maps. Might have to put in the Japanese default again or something. Everything seems so cluttered on the screen as well, even if I have all the labels turned off (except for gas stations and major areas)...just the nature of the beast?

Also, was thinking of getting the RAM mount for the handlebars, there are two types, the short and long, was going for the short on since this will be going on the little 250 Bandit, but there are a few clamp options out there, for starters, here is the short and long:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001RU2X98/ref=ox_sc_act_title_4?ie=UTF8&m=A2QDQQXLQ5UXT6

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005ECSQOG/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?ie=UTF8&m=A2XENS8LQP1A6D

and then there's a upwards facing ball joint which looks a little better:

http://www.amazon.com/RAM-Mount-Zinc-Coated-U-Bolt/dp/B0012TWRAO/ref=pd_sim_auto_4

but then you have to mix and match parts to make a complete set.

Anyone ever used the RAM mounts?

Twinrider
31-05-12, 05:05 PM
What's everyones default settings for the 550? I used it recently and to be honest, it pointed me the wrong way a couple of times with the UUD maps. Might have to put in the Japanese default again or something. Everything seems so cluttered on the screen as well, even if I have all the labels turned off (except for gas stations and major areas)...just the nature of the beast?

Also, was thinking of getting the RAM mount for the handlebars, there are two types, the short and long, was going for the short on since this will be going on the little 250 Bandit, but there are a few clamp options out there, for starters, here is the short and long:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001RU2X98/ref=ox_sc_act_title_4?ie=UTF8&m=A2QDQQXLQ5UXT6

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005ECSQOG/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?ie=UTF8&m=A2XENS8LQP1A6D

and then there's a upwards facing ball joint which looks a little better:

http://www.amazon.com/RAM-Mount-Zinc-Coated-U-Bolt/dp/B0012TWRAO/ref=pd_sim_auto_4

but then you have to mix and match parts to make a complete set.

Anyone ever used the RAM mounts?

Japanese is my default setting, I'd only use UUD for trying to find rindos not on Garmin's map.

I'm using the second link's ram mount on my GS and the 3rd link's ball joint with the 2nd link's clamp/mount hardware on the Djebel. Both setups work fine.

waruta
31-05-12, 05:51 PM
Is the short RAM link too short? I just didn't want a huge mount sticking out of the front of the bike, since it's a naked style and doesn't have a windscreen....

Twinrider
31-05-12, 07:04 PM
Is the short RAM link too short? I just didn't want a huge mount sticking out of the front of the bike, since it's a naked style and doesn't have a windscreen....

I'm using the longer arm, shown in your second link. The shorter one would probably work fine as well for me, just depends on the bike.