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    Satnav Mount - SW Motech
    on: April 02, 2019, 05:34:44 pm
    April 02, 2019, 05:34:44 pm
    Just thought I'd post pictures of my new SatNav mount from the good folks at SW Motech.  This is the specific Ducati Multistrada mount, not to be confused with SW Motechs other, more generic mounts.

    I became frustrated with my previous Engimoto high level mount, as having recently fitted an MRA Vario screen, I find I need the screen in its lower position, which for any high Satnav mount is no good, as it moves the Satnav, so it obscures half the dash.  Also, the Engimoto mount has marked both the MRA Vario and original screen in two locations where it rubs against the back of the screen.

    As you can see, this mounts on the two lower handlebar clamp bolts, and is very well made, including vibration absorption rubbers.  It is lower down obviously, but it is still easily visible when I drop my eyes to look at the dash, and its not waving around vibrating like a bugger....overall I prefer this mount to other high mounts.  I guess if you had a large tank bag it may be harder to see, but it wouldn't be an issue for smaller tank bags.

    Finally, as shown, you can easily remove the mount to avoid theft, although so far I haven't really bothered to do that.  My Engimoto mount will soon be up for sale if anyone's interested....






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    Re: Satnav Mount - SW Motech
    Reply #1 on: April 02, 2019, 11:35:28 pm
    April 02, 2019, 11:35:28 pm
    I too just installed one of these. Perfect placement for me and super easy to install.

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    Re: Satnav Mount - SW Motech
    Reply #2 on: April 06, 2019, 08:21:56 am
    April 06, 2019, 08:21:56 am
    Thanks that looks like the route I want to go with mine new MTS. Iím looking at getting the Garmin 346 but I think I read somewhere that that also needs some extra SW Motech conversion parts .. can anyway advise please. Thanks

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    Re: Satnav Mount - SW Motech
    Reply #3 on: April 06, 2019, 09:55:12 am
    April 06, 2019, 09:55:12 am
    *Originally Posted by Tiree [+]
    Thanks that looks like the route I want to go with mine new MTS. Iím looking at getting the Garmin 346 but I think I read somewhere that that also needs some extra SW Motech conversion parts .. can anyway advise please. Thanks

    Tiree,
    I donít have the 346, but do have a Garmin product and it required nothing special (as it came with a mount). Out of curiosity I looked at the 346 on Garminís website at whatís included in the box.  It doesnít say anything about a mount included. They do show as an option the zūmoģ Motorcycle Mount. This will bolt directly to the SW Motech.  Iím not sure of the cost of the 346, but the 595LM comes with the motorcycle mount. Hope this helps.

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    Re: Satnav Mount - SW Motech
    Reply #4 on: April 06, 2019, 10:21:06 am
    April 06, 2019, 10:21:06 am
    Thank you. I think they all come with a mount but from what I can see the SW Motech mount simply unclips when not in use leaving it really neat. Not sure though if the 346 will just fit like the older versions if power cable is different.

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    Re: Satnav Mount - SW Motech
    Reply #5 on: April 07, 2019, 03:59:45 pm
    April 07, 2019, 03:59:45 pm
    I have the 396 which is basically the 346 with all the mounts including car and more maps included.
    The mounting on the 346/396 is horizontal like the 595 rather than vertical like the previous ones that fit the Ducati mount.
    The cable exits the centre line of the mount so I think that's what the extra parts are for, to space it out.
    You couldn't unclip the SW as the cable would still be attached but you can take it off the Garmin mount.
    The 346/396 shape matches the Multistrada clocks nicely.

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: Satnav Mount - SW Motech
    Reply #6 on: April 07, 2019, 04:18:06 pm
    April 07, 2019, 04:18:06 pm
    Thatís great thank you. I think itís a case of ordering both and working out the best fit actually on the bike. I like the 346/396 because as you say it looks sleeker thn the older rounded models . I think for the extra £50 it is probably worth going for the 396 with the extra bits.

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    Re: Satnav Mount - SW Motech
    Reply #7 on: April 08, 2019, 09:11:38 am
    April 08, 2019, 09:11:38 am
    I'm getting a bit frustrated by the Ducati high level mount too. It all hangs off the screen assembly so it bounces a lot but you get used to that. However it's is quite a weight to cantilever off the screen adjusters which are a bit of a weak spot in the design inherited from the bigger Multistarda. The block which slides up and down starts to wear and rattle and I don't think the mount helps matters. Mine now rattles like a buzz saw (especially in cold weather!)

    I like the look of the SW Motech mount but I'm guessing you won't be able to see a Sat Nav with a tank bag fitted  :003:
    Anything more than two wheels is unnecessary.

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    Re: Satnav Mount - SW Motech
    Reply #8 on: April 08, 2019, 04:39:47 pm
    April 08, 2019, 04:39:47 pm
    Well, I've used the Engimoto mount for both a Garmin 660 and now a 595 these past (nearly) two years. I've done some 24000 miles of travelling and had no problems with the mounting of the satnav. It might vibrate a bit but, feck, you are on a motorbike and it's only when you go over a bumpy patch. I've always got where I need to go, by the route I had planned.

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    Re: Satnav Mount - SW Motech
    Reply #9 on: April 08, 2019, 07:29:52 pm
    April 08, 2019, 07:29:52 pm
    *Originally Posted by neilb [+]
    Well, I've used the Engimoto mount for both a Garmin 660 and now a 595 these past (nearly) two years. I've done some 24000 miles of travelling and had no problems with the mounting of the satnav. It might vibrate a bit but, feck, you are on a motorbike and it's only when you go over a bumpy patch. I've always got where I need to go, by the route I had planned.


    I second what he said  :028:
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