Garmin Shelf Bracket

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Garmin Shelf Bracket

Post by ice_station_zebra » Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:38 pm

I managed to pick up a Garmin Zumo 396 at a decent price and so far I'm thoroughly enjoying it. My only dilemma is how to mount it on my dash shelf which is my preferred location by far. I couldn't find any bracket that would suit the job so decided to try and fabricate one for myself. Picked up some 3mm aircraft grade aluminum and got to work with my very limited metalwork hand tools.

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So far, I looks like its gonna work, but we shall see once its all painted up and mounted.
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Re: Garmin Shelf Bracket

Post by blind squirrel » Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:24 pm

3mm isn't much. You might end up with vibration. May want to consider putting a brace between the two legs to stiffen it up.
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Re: Garmin Shelf Bracket

Post by ionbeam » Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:56 pm

A two beam joist hanging bracket got reworked to make an all in one cruise control pad mount, a heat controller and radar detector mount. You may have to do something to damp vibrations because the GPS is big and somewhat heavy. It looks like a good start.

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Re: Garmin Shelf Bracket

Post by raYzerman » Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:20 pm

Looks very similar to the one that came with my dash shelf.... 3mm angle is sturdy.... what are you attaching it to?
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Re: Garmin Shelf Bracket

Post by ice_station_zebra » Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:31 pm

raYzerman wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:20 pm
Looks very similar to the one that came with my dash shelf.... 3mm angle is sturdy.... what are you attaching it to?
I probably got the idea for this looking at your bike although I don't remember specifically seeing it. And I think you are right on the sturdiness, it took a lot of hammering and pushing and grunting to get the tilt just right. The dash shelf has way more flex in it and I'm thinking of fastening down the front tab of the shelf with a well nut instead of the zip ties I've used in the past...just a little nervous drilling into the nose of the bike, but I haven't looked closely whats under there.

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Re: Garmin Shelf Bracket

Post by raYzerman » Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:33 pm

Nothing under there, go for it.....
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