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#106 tnts4me

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Posted 22 October 2015 - 08:11 PM

Dan did you get new ski handles or use the ones off the 5.7's?  


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Posted 22 October 2015 - 08:13 PM

ADJ riser Con't......

 

New adj riser next to stock X riser, same height.

 

Kit comes with 8 new bolts with applied loctite, two zip ties.

 

 

2nd pic shows how much narrower the adj riser is.  

 

Due to the 2016 having a larger weld on bottom of steering post, BRP recommends using replacement clamps on steering post/riser bottom.    

 

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Posted 22 October 2015 - 08:17 PM

Narrower.....

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Posted 22 October 2015 - 08:22 PM

 

Here is the new bottom clamps BRP will give any 2016 owner who buys a adj riser....I would not mount it without these, even though it will feel fine, it may wear on the welds and then become loose, and could be a accident waiting to happen.  So get these.   I could tell with stock clamps they hit the welds.(see videos)

 

Bolts and clamps ready to install.

 

Dan

 

 

 

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Posted 22 October 2015 - 08:28 PM

 

Mount the riser onto post....No wires can be run inside riser, trust me it wont work well.

 

There is a stopper, that will only allow the riser to be set forward so much....I like mine near vertical from side view, and the stopper is where i set mine too...seems about right for a standard post(not forward)

 

Tighten the bottom clamps.

 

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Posted 22 October 2015 - 08:33 PM

few angles of riser before mounting bars..Near vertical from side view.

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Posted 22 October 2015 - 08:37 PM

 

Set bars on riser.....The Ground wire with centering screw can loop back under bars(see pic) You may be able to replug your plugins as they were originally, but I was not able to do that due to my GPS mount/bracket i built. Follow the instructions here.  Just be sure plugins are replugged and ziptie so they are held up to bars under crash pad.

 

I went thru an entire box of black zip ties between the riser and all my other electrical stuff....so I recommend buying lots!

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Posted 22 October 2015 - 08:42 PM

Since the 1200 has iTC and has NO throttle cable, the only thing to really worry about on full stretch is the brake line, I really dont think its an issue as the riser goes to top.  Here is pic of it maxed out and you can see the brake line.

 

When you dress in the 3 main shiny wire looms down front of riser, do this with riser extended fully, so the wires will have all the length needed to extend.  dress them in where they go thru shroud, and reinstall the plastic piece around the wires.

 

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Posted 22 October 2015 - 09:00 PM

Garmin 2797 GPS:

 

Ok....I have lots more pics of the adjustable riser all finished, but at this point I started working on my custom mount for my GPS.

 

 

 

7 INCH Garmin 2797 custom Bar mount

 

For 2 seasons I've been running my old Nuvi 500, which was great and worked well.  But I found it small(3.5" screen) even though I had it mounted on my crash pad/riser.

 

A few months ago I saw the Garmin 7 inch(Largest they make) automotive GPS was very reasonably priced, and GPS city had some refurbs for a great price.   So i grabbed one and have been running it in my truck and love the size!    So this got me thinking how amazing it would be to have a large screen on sled, so easy to tap on settings and it even has bluetooth so I can leave iPhone inside pocket nice and warm.

 

I have been going back and forth for months on where to mount it.  I have an affinity for the Low window when its decent temps, and the X window for the rest of winter.  I did not want the glove box extension due to its looks with the lower window.   Also, after using a GPS on sled for several years, I find that it needs to be very close if you want to tap on screen, if its located on glove box extension as BRP does with their overpriced/small Montana, you pretty much have to stop if you want to tap on screen safely. 

 

The crash pad/riser is always IMO the best/closest location for viewing and tapping on screen for any GPS, be it a tiny nuvi 500 or a monster 7 inch!

 

I had to make a custom mount, as I did not want to mess around with the new riser. And a RAM arm/ball setup with this large of a GPS would have too much wobble, i see this alot in my truck over bumps.  Also a ram arm setup would not allow for it to be mounted as close to on top of the crash pad as I want it.

 

So I made up a simple bracket that would be darn strong and bolt on directly.

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Posted 22 October 2015 - 09:01 PM

GPS bracket preliminary mockup.

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Posted 22 October 2015 - 09:06 PM

GPS bracket mockup.......

 

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Posted 22 October 2015 - 09:08 PM

setting up the height and angle so gauges are not blocked...

 

 

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Posted 22 October 2015 - 09:10 PM

Modify the crash pad slightly so it fits back in place...

 

 

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Posted 22 October 2015 - 09:15 PM

After mockup, painted the bracket.

 

 

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Posted 22 October 2015 - 09:16 PM

Love the GPS bracket Dan. Maybe I can get you to make me one so I can mount my Garmin Montana to the same area and remove the long arm :). It looks REALLY big but I think a 5" would be ideal. Brilliant work.


Edited by izey91, 22 October 2015 - 09:20 PM.





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