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    Sat nav / gps cockpit bar
    on: Sep 02, 2018, 09.50 pm
    Sep 02, 2018, 09.50 pm
    Looking for an accessory bar that fits higher up than the handle bars and sits behind the windscreen so that the sat Mac can be fitted more at eye level. Anyone have any suggestions please or where to purchase a suitable add-on ??? Thanks

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    Re: Sat nav / gps cockpit bar
    Reply #1 on: Sep 03, 2018, 10.53 am
    Sep 03, 2018, 10.53 am
    Here's my work in progress. Its two purlin brackets from B&Q with slight bends in them to link the ends to the screen mounts. The predrilled holes didn't quite link up which was disappointing so I joined them by drilling out another hole and securing them with a spare tripod mount from my bracket collection. A modified camera/tripod mount and J clip for a GoPro camera (from ebay) is then stuck to a rigid phone case (from ebay) which houses my old Galaxy S6. Ignoring the phone this whole contraption cost around £14. The B&Q price labels need removing and the brackets need an appropriate paint colour adding but so far so good. I will probably look for a better piece of right angle stainless steel an start again with this as a template.

    The phone is easily detached from the J clip as designed and the whole thing is quite rigid and vibration free. The phone sits in a perfect position in front of the screen. The GoPro brackets are excellent and you could use other items such as a ball joint for better adjustment.

    I use Sygic SatNav on the phone with its offline maps and spent £20 on a lifetime worldwide license. Its awesome value for money. I actually tried it on a 7" tablet and found the interface better on the phone. I detach and update the phone when I get home and access to WiFi but there's nothing stopping you adding a SIM card with data for live traffic.

    Hope this helps

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    Re: Sat nav / gps cockpit bar
    Reply #2 on: Sep 03, 2018, 09.33 pm
    Sep 03, 2018, 09.33 pm
    Thanks for the info and pics. I was half expecting to have to fabricate something myself and this has given me a good start. Many thanks

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    Re: Sat nav / gps cockpit bar
    Reply #3 on: Sep 10, 2018, 09.17 pm
    Sep 10, 2018, 09.17 pm
    Migsel do a nice one if you want something readymade

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    Re: Sat nav / gps cockpit bar
    Reply #4 on: Sep 10, 2018, 10.05 pm
    Sep 10, 2018, 10.05 pm
    I’ve fitted an engimoto bracket (see link below) which sits above the clocks utilising the screen mounts and am well happy with it. I find the position perfect with regards to eyeline, plus it doesn’t shake about, would recommend for the CT.  :028:

    http://engimoto.it/prodotto/supporto-gps-honda-crosstourer/
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    Re: Sat nav / gps cockpit bar
    Reply #5 on: Sep 11, 2018, 05.50 am
    Sep 11, 2018, 05.50 am
    They are both perfect and just what I was looking for. Thank you both. Think I’ll try the Dngimoto one, if I can decifer the buying page seeing as its in Italian haha. Thanks again

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    Re: Sat nav / gps cockpit bar
    Reply #6 on: Sep 11, 2018, 06.20 am
    Sep 11, 2018, 06.20 am
    Tafty,

    I have the Engimoto mount too and like Dave am very happy with it. Just be aware that you have a 2016 bike with the adjustable screen, the engimoto mount for you bike is slightly different the the one Dave and I have.
    This is the one you need:

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-HONDA-CROSSTOURER-1200-MY-2016-Support-Holder-Mount-Gps-Smartphone/222681169750?hash=item33d8d4ff56:g:TqwAAOSwR5dXSWUX


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    Re: Sat nav / gps cockpit bar
    Reply #7 on: Sep 11, 2018, 07.44 am
    Sep 11, 2018, 07.44 am
    Brilliant. Thanks Hartley. The eBay link has made it so much easier. Thank you