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Registration date : 2008-12-23
|Subject: Garmin 660 tether Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:05 pm|| |
The Garmin Zumo 660 does not come with any tether points.
I purchased my Garmin Zumo 660 two months ago.
I have read that the Zumo 660 has occasionally slipped out of the mount. If you caught the Zumo 660 you were lucky, otherwise it could be permanently damaged.
I temporarily tethered the Zumo with a multi-stranded heavy duty thread tied around the rubber boot for headphones till I found a more permanent solution.
I created a tether with
1) Cable tie base ( http://www.lowes.com/pd_292685-1781-45-1MBUVL_0_?productId=3128405&Ntt=cable+tie&Ntk=i_products&pl=1¤tURL=/pl__0__s?newSearch=true$Ntt=cable%20tie$y=0$x=0 )
2) Key ring (large enough to lay flat when stored )
3) Small Black Diamond Carabiner ( http://www.rei.com/product/798833 )
I attached the cable tie base to back of the Garmin Zumo 660 non-removal panel above the speaker then attached the key ring to cable tie base.
The carabiner is used to attach/detach the key ring to a cord that is wrapped around the ram mount base.
Now if my Zumo 660 slips out of the base, it will not fall to the ground.