XT mount accidentally unlocking during ride

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Re: XT mount accidentally unlocking during ride

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Andrew_XT wrote: 08 Feb 2021 17:29
colirv wrote: 08 Feb 2021 09:58 Click "Post reply" then click "Attachments" tab at bottom. You can then drag an image into your message box.
Hey, that looks like it will do the job. Where do you buy these please?
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Re: XT mount accidentally unlocking during ride

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SteveA wrote: 08 Feb 2021 18:58
Andrew_XT wrote: 08 Feb 2021 17:29
colirv wrote: 08 Feb 2021 09:58 Click "Post reply" then click "Attachments" tab at bottom. You can then drag an image into your message box.
Hey, that looks like it will do the job. Where do you buy these please?
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Re: XT mount accidentally unlocking during ride

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I placed a Mounting Pad (used with Zip Tie) and than ran a rubber band through the holes and around the back of the mount.
Utilitech # 0292685 I tried to attached a picture but It did not work I bought it at Lowes HW were the zip ties are
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Re: XT mount accidentally unlocking during ride

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warfelron wrote: 08 Feb 2021 21:58 I placed a Mounting Pad (used with Zip Tie) and than ran a rubber band through the holes and around the back of the mount.
Utilitech # 0292685 I tried to attached a picture but It did not work I bought it at Lowes HW were the zip ties are
Is it these?

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Utilitech-10-P ... s/50005766
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Re: XT mount accidentally unlocking during ride

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Andrew_XT wrote: 08 Feb 2021 19:49
SteveA wrote: 08 Feb 2021 18:58
Andrew_XT wrote: 08 Feb 2021 17:29
Hey, that looks like it will do the job. Where do you buy these please?
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Re: XT mount accidentally unlocking during ride

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Yes and use a hair (pony tail) rubber band
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Re: XT mount accidentally unlocking during ride

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SteveA wrote: 05 Feb 2021 17:51 This hasn't happened to me yet but each time I ride with the XT in the mount I'm getting 'undue anxiety'.

If the XT was to pop out of the mount it would probably be destroyed or ran over by a following vehicle etc.

Has anyone a simple solution to prevent this happening or am I maybe worried about something that won't happen?
Run a tether to the rear of the unit with a stick on zip tie mount. This is what I did before I bought the Touratech locking mount. Don't waste your money on the 'Zumo Lock' it only blocks the release catch, it does not secure the unit itself.
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Re: XT mount accidentally unlocking during ride

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thanks - I cover my with my Hemet when in a restaurant and take it off when I'm in a hotel
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Re: XT mount accidentally unlocking during ride

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My solution, among all possible, using one of the rear fixing screws; can be mounted on one of the 4 corners of the GPS:

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Re: XT mount accidentally unlocking during ride

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communicator wrote: 11 Feb 2021 11:27 My solution, among all possible, using one of the rear fixing screws; can be mounted on one of the 4 corners of the GPS:

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Great idea. Any idea if it might compromise the water proofing?