Old School Garmin GPS Car Mounts and Holders

I remember my first GPS.  It was a Garmin Streetpilot III GPS.  These were large units. About the size of an average human foot.  Garmin provided an adhesive dash mount which was actually a good mount.  I remember when I replaced this GPS with a new Garmin Nuvi 350, I liked the mount so much more than the suction variety, that I used it for the Nuvi as well.  That was what I would call an old school Garmin GPS car mount. Back in the days of my old Garmin Streetpilot III GPS, the only company that made mounts for a … Read more…

Piaggio MP3 Scooter Cell Phone and GPS Mounts

Piaggio has manufactured in excess of 150,000 MP3 scooters since the introduction in 2006. That’s a large enough install base to warrant an article about Piaggio MP3 mounts for cell phones and GPS devices. The number of locations for mounting a cell phone or GPS to a Paggio MP3 scooter is much more limited than a typical motorcycle.  It’s a way different design from a conventional motorcycle such as a Harley-Davison or Suzuki, mainly because there’s no handlebar real estate to attach anything to.  This isn’t uncommon for a scooter.  Fortunately we identified some alternative mounts that will fit a Piaggio MP3 scooter quite well. … Read more…

Mounts for Yamaha YZF-R3 Motorcycles

The Yamaha YZF-R3 is one of the company’s best selling motorcycles.  The challenge of mounting anything on this model motorcycle is the lack of a traditional handlebar.  Brands like Harley-Davidson make mounting phones, GPS devices and cameras easy because these have a traditional handlebar with a lot of real estate.  Just pick a well made handlebar mount with a quality holder, attach it to the handlebar and off you go.  Not so with the Yamaha YZF-R3.  So let’s take a look at some options. As I investigated what types of mounts fit the Yamaha YZF-R3, I found it to be … Read more…

Kymco Scooter Mounts for Phones, GPS and Cameras

This is our second scooter mount article.  A recent inquiry led us to investigate the topic of device mounts for a Kymco Xciting scooter.  Kymco manufactures a large variety of scooters ranging from the entry-level 50cc Super 8 to the top of the line Xciting 500Ri ABS.  We are going to give some ideas on how to mount cameras, smartphones and GPS units. Mounting devices on any scooter is more challenging than placing them on a motorcycle.  That’s because most scooters aren’t built like motorcycles.  A motorcycle typically has some empty space on the handlebar where a clamp can easily be … Read more…

Genuine Stella Scooter Mounts for Phones, GPS and Cameras

The Genuine Scooter Company is the manufacturer of The Stella.  Like many motorized bike owners, Stella owners like to mount things on their scooters.  The most popular items mounted are cameras, phones and GPS units. Mounting locations on Stella scooters are limited.  It’s a way different design from a conventional motorcycle such as a Harley-Davison or Suzuki, mainly because there isn’t a traditional handlebar.  This is a common challenge for all scooter owners.  Fortunately there are alternative specialty mounts that will fit a Stella scooter. There are three good locations for mounting devices on a Genuine Stella Scooter which are discussed below.  Although you might be … Read more…

How to Hardwire your Garmin GPS with Traffic to a Motorcycle

Garmin, why did you integrate the traffic receiver into the cable?  A lot of owners of a Garmin GPS don’t even realize this is the case.  You would be amazed of how many people we heard from over the years that never realized this.  They would lose the charger then buy an inexpensive GPS charger, plug it in, and voila, no traffic! I’m not a cable expert so can’t tell you why Garmin opted for this design.  Each traffic GPS has the actual traffic subscription tied into the cable itself.  This means if the charger stops working or you left … Read more…