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 and GPS Mounts for Kawasaki Vulcan Motorcycles

I attended the 2016 Gooch’s Garlic Run earlier this month.  I have written about this annual event before.  It’s for a good cause and each year a few thousand bikers show up for the annual ride to downtown Newark.  There were a few Kawasaki Vulcan models present and I snapped a photo of one so I could write a good article.  So, here’s our article about mounts and holders for Kawasaki Vulcan motorcycles. The photo that accompanies this article shows the Kawasaki Vulcan.  This is another easy motorcycle for mounting a phone or GPS.  Lots of handlebar space.  Also a few other … Read more…

Garmin Zumo 395LM Motorcycle and Car Mounts

The Garmin Zumo 395LM was introduced in early 2016 as the latest addition to the very successful decade old motorcycle lineup.  The Garmin Zumo line first came out in 2006 and continues to be very popular.  This Garmin Zumo 395LM is very similar to the Garmin Zumo 390LM from 2015.  There are some new bells and whistles in the software especially in the area of connectivity.  The hardware is pretty much the same with a 4.3″ screen on a GPS made for motorcycle use.  Unlike a car GPS, these are weatherproof and is rated to IPX7 which means it withstands incidental exposure … Read more…

Garmin Zumo 595LM Motorcycle and Car Mounts

The Garmin Zumo was first introduced over ten years ago and continues to lead the way in motorcycle GPS devices.  Introduced in early 2016 is their latest entry called the Garmin Zumo 595LM.  It’s somewhat similar to the year older Zumo 590LM but does have some new features especially in the area of connectivity.  Like the 590LM, the Garmin Zumo 595Lm offers the ability to check your tire pressure using the Garmin Tire Pressure Monitor Sensor also known as TPMS. Garmin Zumo GPS units are made for motorcycle use.  Unlike a car GPS, these are weatherproof, have glove sensitive displays are made somewhat more … Read more…

Car and Motorcycle Mounts for Garmin Monterra

The Garmin Monterra is a unique handheld GPS.  Garmin has taken the best of past generations of their highly successful eTrex and GPSMAP series and modernized it.  The Monterra is a Wi-Fi enabled GPS navigator that combines Garmin maps with the Android operating system. You can even get Android apps for Monterra on Google Play.  There is an 8 megapixel autofocus camera that can shoot 1080p HD video with automatic geotagging and an LED flash.  It’s a real feature rich handheld unit. We’re MountGuys so let’s discuss available mounting options.  The Garmin Monterra does not come with any mounts in the box so if you … Read more…

Garmin Zumo 390LM Motorcycle Mounts

The Garmin Zumo 390LM is yet another addition to Garmin’s long running Zumo line for motorcycles.  The Garmin Zumo line first came out in 2006 and continues to be a popular line in North America.  These 4.3″ screen size GPS systems are made for motorcycle use.  Unlike a car GPS, these are weatherproof and is rated to IPX7 which means it withstands incidental exposure to water of up to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes. These units have glove sensitive displays which means that you don’t have to take your gloves off to interface with the display.  Lastly, they are … Read more…