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The other reason I'm reading this post is I want to install my Garmin 665 GPS above the gauges. I have this on my 2014 Yamaha Super Tenere ES and it works so well up there. But the Tenere has a bar as part of stock windscreen that the GPS mounts to... The FJ-09 seems to be all plastic up there.
 
I'm looking at adding this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/2015-16-Yamaha-FJ09-Motorcycle-Bike-Mount-Bar-GPS-Phone-Mobile-CellPhone-Holder-/131864959951?fits=Make%3AYamaha%7CModel%3AFJ09&hash=item1eb3c39bcf:g:MV4AAOSwZ1BXdmxY&vxp=mtr
 
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i have a giant givi screen with an aftermarket, also givi, attached to the plate. I also use metal bolts and none of this has caused my base to crack. I also ride off road and generally abuse my bikes. If mine did that I would slap the stocker back on and take it for a warranty replacement. Although to be honest I would probably just buy one and replace it myself.
 
The bar looks useful but not very pretty. I would want to know what it mounts to and still keep your clipons light, a gps should be fine *depending on mount point
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I want to install my Garmin 665 GPS above the gauges. The FJ-09 seems to be all plastic up there. 
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The GPS is much more useful when mounted above the instrument cluster. I prefer to use a RAM mount, like that discussed in this thread

2015 red FJ-09: Cal Sci screen, Sargent seat, ECU flash, slider combo, cruise, Rizoma bars, Matts forks, JRi shock, slipper clutch

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The other reason I'm reading this post is I want to install my Garmin 665 GPS above the gauges. I have this on my 2014 Yamaha Super Tenere ES and it works so well up there. But the Tenere has a bar as part of stock windscreen that the GPS mounts to... The FJ-09 seems to be all plastic up there. 
I'm looking at adding this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/2015-16-Yamaha-FJ09-Motorcycle-Bike-Mount-Bar-GPS-Phone-Mobile-CellPhone-Holder-/131864959951?fits=Make%3AYamaha%7CModel%3AFJ09&hash=item1eb3c39bcf:g:MV4AAOSwZ1BXdmxY&vxp=mtr
 
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Dave, 
IIRC, someone on this forum built a homemade GPS mount above the gauge cluster. Might be worth digging, maybe you/me/we can find it.
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Thanks for the replies bbb and wiggin I was wondering about that Ram ball mount on the wind screen. So two of you say it's stable. That might work.
 
Bentaero... I did see a home built one that was a Ram ball handlebar 1/2 mounted behind the lower wind screen. I was looking and where it's mounted to is also plastic and well... I just don't think it's better than the one bbb and wiggin posted.

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I also use the Cosmo mount listed by wiggins. The mount has a 1" rubber ball, which I connect to the 1" rubber ball on the cradle for my Garmin GPS with a RAM double socket arm. The two rubber balls virtually eliminate any vibration and I can position my GPS so it does not obscure the instruments at all. I have it mounted under a Puig touring screen and highly recommend the Cosmo product.  Also, the Cosmo mount is thicker than the Chinese Ebay version.
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This the above instrument mounting system I developed that utilizes a rail used on kayaks etc mounted with L-brackets that use the same upper 2 mounting bolts for the windscreen (in my case the huge Givi touring screen with Xscreen tour spoiler). I can slide in as many of the RAM rail 1" ball mounts as the width of the devices and length of rail will permit. Right now I have my trusty and very feature packed Garmin Nuvi 765T (Bluetooth, JPEG viewer, MP3 player, etc no longer offered on any other Nuvi at least) and my Whistler CR93 GPS & update-able Database type radar detector (in the excellent RAM magnetic quick in/out mount).
 
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In addition to the already mentioned options this one seems pretty neat. Haven't ordered it myself yet but it's on my list: 
http://www.cosmo-accessories.com/online-store/yamaha/tracer-gps-holder-info.html

I also like this one. Does anyone know a vendor in the USA that carries it? If I wanted to buy a minimum of 50 of them I could pay much less per unit from Alibaba https://m.alibaba.com/product/60533999964/GPS-Phone-Holder-Ram-Mount-Type.html but I don't see myself doing that. :^)
 
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