Garmin GPS mod

02camaro

Well-Known Member
#1
So after getting my Garmin 810 about a year ago, I immediately crashed and broke one of the ears off the back so it was unable to lock into the mount. Not to keen on sending it back in for a warranty only to get it back and have it happen again I decided to look for an alternative. I came up with this product
https://www.dogearsgps.com/
It replaces the chintzy plastic ears with and aluminum plate. Ive had this mod installed for the past year and it has been flawless. The plate mounts with 2 self tapping screws on top of the original garmin mount. i supplemented the screws with a dab of super glue and its been perfect even after a few crashes.

Hopefully this helps other people, its been well worth it for me.
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pearl

THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING
Team MTBNJ Halter's
#3
i could see doing this if it was out of warranty, but if it was brand new and you could get it warrantied, why wouldn't you do that?
 

02camaro

Well-Known Member
#4
So if you crash and hit it again, what’s the new weak point?
hopefully the bar mount not the ears
i could see doing this if it was out of warranty, but if it was brand new and you could get it warrantied, why wouldn't you do that?
I actually dont know if I could get it warrantied since I caused the damage from a crash. I guess technically I didnt have to tell them my crash caused the damage and they may fix it but I could also be on the hook for shipping both ways plus parts and labor at Garmin if they dont.
 

pearl

THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING
Team MTBNJ Halter's
#6
I actually dont know if I could get it warrantied since I caused the damage from a crash. I guess technically I didnt have to tell them my crash caused the damage and they may fix it but I could also be on the hook for shipping both ways plus parts and labor at Garmin if they dont.
you right you right, if you gave them a pity story i'm sure they would have hooked you up!
 

Magic

Formerly 1sh0t1b33r
Team MTBNJ Halter's
#8
I think you got ripped off. The real one is DogEarsGPS, yours says DogsEarsGPS. Just saying.

I have half a clip missing on mine so I was going to get this, but it's still holding fine for now.
 

MadisonDan

Well-Known Member
Team MTBNJ Halter's
#9
Great product. I used this on my Edge 500 that was already a few years old at the time. Worked great for a few years, until I crashed again and cracked the screen.
 

soundz

The Hat
Team MTBNJ Halter's
#11
Great product. I used this on my Edge 500 that was already a few years old at the time. Worked great for a few years, until I crashed again and cracked the screen.
maybe the mount would have cracked off and no broken screen if the plate wasn’t so strong
 

fidodie

Well-Known Member
Staff member
#12
maybe the mount would have cracked off and no broken screen if the plate wasn’t so strong
if it was an out-front mount, and not a stem mount, it shouldn't be so tight that it can't move (like your brake lever or stem)
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this aftermarket wahoo mount has a sacrificial core just for that - although i'm not sure they planned it that way!

they have matchy-matchy garmin mounts too.

https://cyclingkom.com/

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PS - they did not charge me for replacing it, so they deserve a bump here too.
damn, i need a pedicure.
 
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02camaro

Well-Known Member
#13
I think you got ripped off. The real one is DogEarsGPS, yours says DogsEarsGPS. Just saying.

I have half a clip missing on mine so I was going to get this, but it's still holding fine for now.
i noticed that, but i did buy it directly from their website. paid what is listed and functions as advertised. fake or just a snafu i dont care it works.