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Old 03-17-2015, 08:59 AM   #1
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I picked up a Garmin 6076csx a few years ago and have it RAM mounted, but I am starting to do some longer rides in more inclement weather, so I am wondering what folks do with their mounted units when it is raining cats, dogs, and other mammals?
Doh, I forgot the other half of the question. The previous owner had the non-usb power cord wired with battery connectors, but it is too short to comfortably reach the battery, so I am wondering if anyone has any ideas on if these could wired with a battery tender end for example, as I have one of this sitting on my battery already or any other ideas to lengthen the power cable.
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Old 03-17-2015, 09:18 AM   #2
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Is the GPS not waterproof? I've run many miles in the rain using a ziploc bag and a rubber band to keep the GPS dry. If you just need to hard wire it, something like this will work.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...XIFNGRXMJC75ST
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Old 03-17-2015, 09:24 AM   #3
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I think it waterproof, but never put it to the test and nervous about losing the unit, but the ziploc is genius and so KLR.
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I was looking at the link you sent and the dimensions are 5.6 x 2.8 x 2.2 inches, so am I guessing the cable is 5.6 inches long? If so, that is shorter than I have now and I need to go from the batter under the seat (duh) to the handlebars where the RAM mount it.
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I'm pretty sure those dimensions are just the size of the package the cable comes in. I have a similar one and it's long enough to go from the battery to the handlebars. Even if it's a little short, it's only 2 wires and easy enough to extend it if necessary.
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