Computer Mount

edited August 2012 in Legacy Products
I have ordered the Cateye computer and wanted to mount it in another place rather than the front of the trike, I will place a swing mount with two headlights in front. I think the computer will be easier to see if it is closer to me. Is this possible, and do I need to get a different mount than what is included with the computer? Thanks!

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  • I believe that will be a question for KelliB to answer some time on Monday.

    Any idea I have will most likely not work.

    Heads-up if it is a wireless unit, as if wireless, it must be within a certain distance of the sender near the wheel. Your instructions would tell you.

    As an FYI? My eyes are not the greatest, but I *can* see the speed while riding, but can't see the rest unless stopped.
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    Peter_C
    TerraTrike Rover W/N360 by NuVinci
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  • Hello Simonspapa,

    You might be able to mount the computer on the mirror mount. You would most likely need to bulk out the diameter of the mirror arm though. You could probably bulk it out with foam pipe insulation.

    MirrorComputerMount.jpg

    Note: the picture shows the foam pipe insulation "starting" to go on the mirror arm.

    Caryl
  • Good idea Caryl, have you done this yourself with other accessories? Maybe some insight from KelliB would help. TT sells a single item accessory mount but I am not sure if this would work or even be needed.
  • “May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be ever at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain fall softly on your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow of his hand.”
  • No, I have my computer mounted on the accessory mount up front...

    WalkieTalkie.jpg
  • OK, where do I get a neat temp gauge like yours?
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    Peter_C
    TerraTrike Rover W/N360 by NuVinci
    http://s1103.photobucket.com/albums/g475/Peter_CC/Peter_C Trike Album/
    
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  • You can get the thermometer through Amazon $2.99
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000CFLB9
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  • All very good suggestions! For the Cruiser your best bet is to mount it on the mirror as was posted previously. The only other option I can think of is a bigger accessory mount, but that doesn't solve the "close" dilemma. Hope that helps, although I feel like I just repeated what everyone else said :?
    Kelli B
    Sales, TerraTrike
  • caryl wrote:
    You can get the thermometer through Amazon $2.99
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000CFLB9
    51hRZwFjqjL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

    Thank you :) Getting it now~!
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    Peter_C
    TerraTrike Rover W/N360 by NuVinci
    http://s1103.photobucket.com/albums/g475/Peter_CC/Peter_C Trike Album/
    
    (copy and paste into your browser) to see ---> My Trike Photos
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  • Actually, you can mount a bike computer in the center of the accessory mount, leaving plenty of room for headlights on either side.

    The way the accessory mount works, it both raises the height of your accessories as well as moving them about 6 inches closer.

    AccessoryMount.jpg

    In the picture, I have a camera mount on one side of the computer and a walkie talkie mount on the other side.

    Caryl
  • I bought a couple of bar-ends at the local big giant store. I sliced off a bit of the rubber of one steering grip, clamped the bar-end on, and then clamped a second bar-end to the first. The GPS I use for everything is attached to the second bar-end. With a little twisting and turning, you can make the GPS miss all your knees, elbows, tires, and other sticking-out bits and still be visible to your eyes.
  • An older wireless computer that I wanted to use would not work on an acc mount above the FD. I bought a DF flat bar verticle grip and mounted it below the RH shifter and brake. It puts it close, and since it is only a few inches from the transmitter, it works great.
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