Garmin Dakota Mount - 3D Printed

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Garmin Dakota Mount - 3D Printed

Post by Dave Barter » Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:50 pm

My son got me a 3D printer for Xmas and it is proving to be a right laugh. It's quite fussy about various temperature settings and I'm having to tinker to get prints to work well. This is a dead useful one though. A Garmin Dakota mount. I need to tweak the base a little but it fits the GPS well and did not cost £9

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Re: Garmin Dakota Mount - 3D Printed

Post by Mike » Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:32 pm

Dave that's ace! :-bd

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Re: Garmin Dakota Mount - 3D Printed

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:03 pm

Very nice Dave. Other colours?
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Post by numplumz » Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:03 pm

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Re: Garmin Dakota Mount - 3D Printed

Post by Dave Barter » Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:17 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:Very nice Dave. Other colours?
Yes, can do the rainbow colours, black, gold, silver, white.

When I get the printing properly sorted I'll start taking requests
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Re: Garmin Dakota Mount - 3D Printed

Post by Scattamah » Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:58 pm

That's sharp, Dave. I'd be down for an Etrex one if you get that far down the track.

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Re: Garmin Dakota Mount - 3D Printed

Post by Dave Barter » Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:23 pm

Scott PM me your address as I've got an Etrex file as well and you can be a guinea pig
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Re: Garmin Dakota Mount - 3D Printed

Post by barney » Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:07 pm

If you could sort something out for bloody Spot's you'd make a fortune.

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Re: Garmin Dakota Mount - 3D Printed

Post by Dave Barter » Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:30 am

barney wrote:If you could sort something out for bloody Spot's you'd make a fortune.

fed up with using bloody zip ties with mine

Great idea. I am on it.

What does everyone thing bar or top tube mount?
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Post by whitestone » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:25 am

Dave Barter wrote:
barney wrote:If you could sort something out for bloody Spot's you'd make a fortune.

fed up with using bloody zip ties with mine

Great idea. I am on it.

What does everyone thing bar or top tube mount?
Probably something similar to the base of the Oregon/Dakota mount with an option to mount in either orientation- straight ahead for the top tube and at 90deg for the handlebar. There's quite a few different top tube profiles as well - on six bikes I've five different profiles.
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Re: Garmin Dakota Mount - 3D Printed

Post by sean_iow » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:43 am

If you're after suggestions of things to make... how about some of those semi-circular spacers which go inside an Exposure light mount for use on small (25.4) bars but sized to suit the loop section on a Jones bar? This would avoid building up the bar diameter with black electrical tape.
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Re: Garmin Dakota Mount - 3D Printed

Post by Scattamah » Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:32 pm

Bar mount, Dave. If you're leaning forward, and the device is on the top tube, you could potentially block the signal to the satellites.

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Re: Garmin Dakota Mount - 3D Printed

Post by sean_iow » Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:55 pm

My SPOT is on the top tube using a home made harness and I've not noticed a problem with the signal. I put mine there, just behind the head-tube as it's more protected and also they recommend it is not too close to other gps devices.

Mine is basically a copy of this

http://www.bedrockbags.com/gear/bedrock-spot-harness

I don't think they will post to the UK? so it I decided to base my design on theirs. The strap over the device on mine partially covers the sos/assist button covers to hold them closed and has a reflective tab for easy opening.

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Re: Garmin Dakota Mount - 3D Printed

Post by Dave Barter » Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:31 pm

Scattamah wrote:Bar mount, Dave. If you're leaning forward, and the device is on the top tube, you could potentially block the signal to the satellites.

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I agree as I keep a fuel pod on my top tube. I'm learning myself CAD this weekend so let's see what I can come up with. Also I've posted your Etrex mounts.
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Re: Garmin Dakota Mount - 3D Printed

Post by Dave Barter » Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:32 pm

sean_iow wrote:If you're after suggestions of things to make... how about some of those semi-circular spacers which go inside an Exposure light mount for use on small (25.4) bars but sized to suit the loop section on a Jones bar? This would avoid building up the bar diameter with black electrical tape.
Next on the list after the SPOT ;-)
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Re: Garmin Dakota Mount - 3D Printed

Post by Scattamah » Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:23 pm

Mounts arrived for testing. Surprised at the length - there is no base support so a tether is essential. Fit is snug.
And it's orange so it matches the bike. I'll report back after it's been put through its paces this weekend.
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Re: Garmin Dakota Mount - 3D Printed

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:29 pm

Do you not find that spare tyre obscures your vision when riding?
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Re: Garmin Dakota Mount - 3D Printed

Post by Scattamah » Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:59 pm

You should see the mayhem when I try squeeze myself between the bike on top of the rack and the one at the bottom!
And the ensuing sh!tfest when the stand comes down and I'm half way mounted. ;)

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Re: Garmin Dakota Mount - 3D Printed

Post by firestarter » Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:21 am

On the exposure light idea a shim to make Jones front loop to fit standard or os fittings would be great so you could solidly fit Garmins lights whatever to them

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Re: Garmin Dakota Mount - 3D Printed

Post by Mike » Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:14 pm

If your taking requests mate, and you have enough plastic any chance of one of these please pal. Not fused about the colour as long as it's to scale ta
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Re: Garmin Dakota Mount - 3D Printed

Post by sean_iow » Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:51 pm

She's following the TLS principle, she seems to have left her clothes behind, and her bike as well :lol:
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Re: Garmin Dakota Mount - 3D Printed

Post by Mariner » Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:58 pm

How about a hard cover for a Topeak Digital pressure gauge so whenever I am delving into which ever bag its in I dont keep hearing the extended beep as it switches on accidentally. :-bd

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Re: Garmin Dakota Mount - 3D Printed

Post by Dyffers » Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:42 pm

Would love to mount my Etrex out front of the bars like a 500/800, with the top of the unit inline with the stem. Basically this https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2756931 but for the newer Etrex mount (like the one you've sent Scattamah).

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Re: Garmin Dakota Mount - 3D Printed

Post by Zippy » Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:13 pm

Interesting Dave. (As you can see, I'm catching up on the forum a bit). I'd been fiddling with an injection moulded one and adapting to suite an exposure mount - with your 3D printing, this could be made to suit exactly!

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I got a bit further along than this with a recessed slimline nut and some careful dremelling - I was also going to drill a small hole to attach a tether neatly. This was back in June 2015 though, so R&D is a bit slow :lol:

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Re: Garmin Dakota Mount - 3D Printed

Post by Dave Barter » Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:25 pm

Have you got an stl file?
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