Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets - That flimsy Garmin Edge bike mounts!!!
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12-23-08, 02:37 AM
So my second bike mount that came with the Edge 705 broke yesterday. That darn release tab seems to snap off so easily! Is it just me? I don't think I am pushing on the tab hard. Whatever the case, Garmin is saying that it is going to take about 3-5 weeks for the bike mounts to arrive. FORGET THAT! I just purchased two more from eBay at $13.45 each shipped.
Have anyone else experienced the tabs breaking off the mount? Is there a stronger option out there or a compatible bike mount that isn't so flimsy? Anyhow, thanks for hearing out my rant.
12-23-08, 09:08 AM
Touratech (http://www.touratech-usa.com/shop/navigation.lasso) makes a variety of industrial strength mounts for the adventure motorcycle touring set.
12-23-08, 11:50 AM
Do the Edge 305 and 705 use the same mount? I've been using my 305 for 3 years and no problems so far with the mount.
12-24-08, 09:26 AM
I have busted one by pressing the release tab too far on my 705. Now I go very gentl on it. I can where pressing it to far bends it. I think the plastic could be a little thicker there.
The 205/305 and 605/705 use the same mounts.
12-26-08, 11:41 PM
The tab should be on the left, not the right. If you have it on the right, it doesn't mount correctly and you push too hard on the tab. I found that out by mounting it wrong myself the first time.
12-26-08, 11:59 PM
I thought if it was on the wrong side the GPS was upside down? So YOU would know if it was on the wrong side....? NO?
12-27-08, 12:37 AM
broke mine yesterday
thought it was a fluke but I guess I'm not the only one
still have the second mount to replace it with
12-27-08, 12:54 AM
I have broken 3 of them.. They are flimsy and break very easily, even if you baby them.. I would contact garmin through there email support and ask for them to be replaced.. I bought extra off ebay just because I knew they would eventually break..
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