Tether for the 590

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Tether for the 590

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My 590 is mounted in the Garmin motorcycle mount. Is anyone using any kind of tether on their 590 to the bike so that if the mount loses its grip on the 590 it doesn't just drop to the roadway at speed? I know that lockable mounts are available $$$, just wondering if this is even an issue. Not covering the topic of theft prevention, just accidental releases.

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Re: Tether for the 590

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This is on an XT, but has been the go-to approach for tethering for some time now:
Tom Schmitz wrote:
08 May 2020 21:50
@cr0100, it is nothing very exotic, but neither is it intrusive.

Simply take a zip tie anchor and stick it on the back, then fashion a loop that is long enough to go over and around the mounting plate. If the zumo becomes dismounted it should simply dangle until you can come to its rescue.

I know the anchors are available at ACE Hardware; they are probably in Lowes and Home Depot as well.

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Re: Tether for the 590

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Thanks for that suggestion. The 590 only has a hook (the handle for the battery door) on one side of the rear. The other side has the mini USB connection with a rubber cover that gets opened with your finger. It lays flat when closed. But I'll look at the rear to see if any other option pops up.

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Re: Tether for the 590

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I would use the clip on the battery door it seems pretty solid

Although 5 years with my 590 with no issues of it coming out the mount

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Re: Tether for the 590

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Stu wrote:
19 May 2020 21:29
I would use the clip on the battery door it seems pretty solid

Although 5 years with my 590 with no issues of it coming out the mount
Thanks. That is the kind of feedback I was hoping to get.

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Re: Tether for the 590

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Stu wrote:
19 May 2020 21:29
Although 5 years with my 590 with no issues of it coming out the mount
same here, the motor mount is very reliable I would say.
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