Magellan eXplorist TRX7 Mounts for ATV, UTV and 4x4s

We do not write much about Magellan devices.  No longer the large player they were ten years back, they have a much smaller distribution versus their competition.  The Magellan eXplorist TRX7 was introduced a short time ago to fill an interesting void.  The intended audience of the Magellan eXplorist TRX7 is the off-road crowd.  We’re talking about a 4×4, UTV or ATV vehicle. What makes the Magellan eXplorist TRX7 suited for off-road use?  A few options.  First the device is rated as IP67 which means it’s protected against the effect of water up to one meter deep.  That means it’s weatherproof.  Note the term weatherproof. … Read more…

Phone, GPS and Camera Mounts for Honda FourTrax ATVs

Today, we take a look at mounts for the Honda FourTrax line of ATVs.  The Honda FourTrax lineup spans a variety of models including the FourTrax Foreman Rubicon, FourTrax Foreman 4×4, FourTrax Rincon, FourTrax Rancher and several others from past years.  All are built similarly. While the Honda FourTrax ATVs do not have a traditional motorcycle handlebar, I was surprised to find there are some similarities.  Between the brake controls and the fork where the controls are located is some spare handlebar space.  That space is difficult to find on any ATV, but it’s here on the FourTrax.  This is the best place to mount a … Read more…

Mounts for Polaris ATVs

Today, we take a look at mounts for Polaris ATVs.  Polaris model such as the Ranger and RZR present unique challenges in finding the right mounts for cameras, cell phones or GPS units.  Depending upon which model from Polaris you may have, traditional motorcycle mounts aren’t likely to work and neither will an ordinary car mount.  The reason for traditional motorcycle mounts not working is that the vast majority of bikes deploy a handlebar mount that fits up to 1.25 inches in diameter.  Polaris ATVs do not have a traditional handlebar.  Time to get creative.  Luckily we know of a few options which we will … Read more…

Car and Motorcycle Mounts for Garmin GPSMAP 64, 64s, 64st

This line of handheld GPS is the latest upgrade to their longtime GPSMAP 60 series line of devices.  For those familiar with prior generations, these look a lot like the GPSMAP 62 series which was the predecessor to this series.  All three entries of the Garmin GPSMAP 64 series have a transflective, 65-K color TFT display that measures 1.43″ x 2.15″.  They run on 2 AA batteries with a 16 hour predicted battery life.  You will want to use NiMH or Lithium batteries and recharge them if possible.  All models are perfect for the geocaching enthusiast or for that matter, any outdoors activity. … Read more…

Mounts for Can-Am Spyder

Today, we focus on mounts for Can-Am Spyder.  These specialty vehicles present unique challenges in finding the proper mounts for cameras, cell phones or GPS units.  Depending upon which model from Can-Am you may have, traditional motorcycle mounts may not work.  The reason for traditional motorcycle mounts not working is that the vast majority of bikes deploy a handlebar mount that fits up to 1.25 inches in diameter.  A Can-Am Spyder, for example, does not have a traditional handlebar.  This necessitates some creative thinking on the part of the owners as well as the manufacturers of mounting solutions.  In fact, … Read more…

Mounting Options for the Garmin eTrex 10 20 30 GPS

During the second half of 2011, Garmin released a new generation of their 10-year old eTrex GPS line.  Options range from a basic black and white display on the eTrex 10 all the way to a color screen with nice additions like a compass and built-in barometric altimeter with wireless route sharing on the eTrex 30.  These units are very competitively prices and are marketed to hikers, bikers and geocachers for handheld use. We all know that people will use these for more than simply handheld use, so without further ado, we present some thoughts for selecting a mount.  One important … Read more…