I have tried a couple GPS mounting options on my KLR650. I was using the Garmin bicycle mount which worked, but had several drawbacks:
- not very secure as GPS was only held on with a small plastic clip and the GPS came out by sliding downwards
- not lockable so I had to remove my GPS every time I left my bike
- not vibration damped so the GPS got shaken up pretty good each ride
I used a Touratech GPS mount for my very first Garmin GPS back on my 1997 KLR650. It was pricey, but worked great.
Like most Touratech stuff it’s over engineered, functional and expensive!
A determined thief can unbolt the mount from the bike and grind through the mount to get the GPS out, but it’s probably not worth anyone’s time so the GPS should stay put.
I’m going to be much less concerned about my GPS next time I hit a gravel road since the unit won’t be shaken as hard and it can’t fall off the bike.
I post a review of this mount once I’ve used it for a few months.