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I'm looking for input on GPS units and mount kits for the 1090. I have been watching videos online and think I have a path forward, but wanted to see what others have done.

Looking at the Garmin 395. Any Pros or Cons with this unit?

When it comes to the mounts am I seeing it correctly that I will need multiple mounts to achieve the behind the windscreen, above gauge cluster location?

Any help is appreciated.
 

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You might have some problems with the Garmin 396 and motech Mount it seems Garmin in their wisdom have changed from a vertical to horizontal mount with the 396 so I couldn’t use the hardware power cable, solution brought a 595LM
 

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Interesting. I have yet to install it, as I am still waiting on some additional goodies to arrive. I will definitely update either way install goes.
 

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Well it is confirmed. The Garmin 396 will not work with the SW Motech mount. Had to send back and get the 595. Power cord on 396 connects to back of GPS and the mount does not have a hole to allow for this setup. The 595 uses a side connection to cradle that connects to SW Motech mount.
 

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Got the Garmin 595LM installed. Fairly quick and easy install. Would say 2 hours max including sw Motech mount.
 

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Well it is confirmed. The Garmin 396 will not work with the SW Motech mount. Had to send back and get the 595. Power cord on 396 connects to back of GPS and the mount does not have a hole to allow for this setup. The 595 uses a side connection to cradle that connects to SW Motech mount.
There's an adapter kit ($9.95) for the SW Motech mount and the ZUMO 396. It's just spacers and longer bolts that allow you to plug the wire in. You could probably make a kit of your own at your local hardware store.

https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/sw-motech-gps-adapter-kit-for-garmin-zumo-cradle
 

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Very straightforward to install. Follow the instructions and you won't have any issues.

I'm in the process of adding a RAM X-grip to the top of mine now.

I see Winchester Gilbo, I'm originally from Colden Common and went to 6th form in Winch!
 

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Very straightforward to install. Follow the instructions and you won't have any issues.

I'm in the process of adding a RAM X-grip to the top of mine now.

I see Winchester Gilbo, I'm originally from Colden Common and went to 6th form in Winch!
Thanks - install was really easy. Didn't need to unplug the instrument panel. Funnily enough I'm from Neath originally!
 

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I just picked up a Garmin Montana from craigslist for $140, with charging mount and ram mount....I know, score! I mounted to my handlebars for now, I tend to be more of a stop and check gps reader than a follow the little arrow guy....I try to keep my eyes on the actual road....I get distracted easily.
I'm very happy with the GPS so far, learning Basecamp easily and purchased West Topo 24K for $55 on Amazon. I've now installed all the BDR routes and next I'm working on the OBCDR routes.
I like having the dedicated GPS charging all the time and not having to rely completely on my phone. It's rugged, waterproofish, solid, and fairly glove friendly.

I've looked at the Prerun bracket, it's nice and the route I'll go if I decide to mount up top.
 
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