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I DO NOT SELL THE PARTS DESCRIBED.  I do tell you where I got them.  EXCEPTION - I do sell my custom exhaust mods. 

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Making a GPS Mount





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There are ready-made solutions to mounting your GPS.  But I haven't seen any that look good enough for my bike.  It's gotta be chromed, and preferably metal.  This mount is adjustable for angle, is durable, and looks good.  This one is made to fit a Garmin GPS III+.  It could easily have been made for any of the other units out there.


    About $43 including $10 for a welder (cheaper if you weld, or use epoxy).


    A couple hours not including driving to the welder.


  • A 4 1/2" X 1 1/4" X 18 ga piece of stainless.  (I used a piece of baffle from gutting stock pipes)
  • 1 - 1/2" X 2 1/2" fine thread stainless hex bolt
  • 6-8 SS washers to fit on the bolt, inside the hollow of the shifter peg
  • Velcro loop and hook material, self stick to cover 4 1/2" X 1 1/4"
  • Harley part numbers with retail prices I paid:
       O-Ring Shifter Peg  49149-84A  $19.95
       3-Piece clamp 1"    50904-85T      9.95
  • Flat black spray paint
  • Epoxy glue if you don't weld it



  • 1/2" drill bit and drill
  • 5/32" Allen wrench
  • 3/4" combo or socket wrench
  • vice, hacksaw and file, or chop saw
  • T-square, scribe
  • wire feed welder with stainless wire, or epoxy glue



    Drill out the toe shifter peg to 1/2".  Cut out a piece of stainless sheet metal to fit your GPS.  Weld or epoxy the sheet metal to the top of the bolt.  I offset it because I have a micro light bulb inside the center of the handlebar that lights up the clock, below.  Paint the bottom of the sheet metal, the weld and the bolt head black.  Stick the velcro hook to the top of the sheet, and loop to the bottom of the GPS.


    Stick your GPS on there and you too can tell at all times, EXACTLY where you're lost.

All technical mods described here are merely reports of what I've done.  You may attempt to replicate them at your own discretion and risk if you choose.  Horseapple Ranch, LLC and Mark Tobias will in no way be responsible for the results of your attempting to perform these mods on any motorcycle, regardless of the outcome.

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