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Easy RAM Mount for Phone (GPS)
« on: December 17, 2015, 11:02:34 pm »
OK I searched a bit before posting, was looking for an easy way to add my RAM X-Grip and did not readily find this option (I probably missed it, Coconut knows I miss the obvious sometimes).  Saw some reservoir mounts, a bridge mount between bolts, but not this simple 1 Bolt Technique.
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1 - RAM-B-201U The 1" Double Socket Extension (see Mod option below)
1- RAM-B-367U 1" Hollow Ball which includes 3 lengths of M8 Bolts (you will use the longest)
1- RAM HOL UN7BU X-Grip, I have a standard phone 5.3 Screen, which would also cover IPHONE 6 (probably not the Iphone Plus that is another X-Grip model).
1- M8 Spacer, I would suggest stainless, aluminum would do as well, with a range of 5/8 to 1" in length (16-25mm), in photo was a 5/16 in regular steel that was readily available; to be swapped when I get my stainless spacer.
Remove one of the handlebar bolts, replace with the hollow ball, spacer and long M8 and your done, I needed the spacer to get it high enough, so the mount would articulate properly. 

As an additional Mod option, I also got the longer 6" Double Socket extension for when the tank bag is on and to get above it, other wise I find the 6 way to long and more subject to vibration.
Total install time 3-5 Mins, depends how long it takes yo to find your metric allen wrench set.
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Re: Easy RAM Mount for Phone
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2015, 07:28:02 am »
I see you noted tank bag and saw the clip on the front of your tank, I personally find that Triumph bag Huge....and like to have easy hand access,,,,

So I decided to use the mirror mount - one 1" ball screwed in easy... I do notice it takes a small amount of mirror real estate however...

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Re: Easy RAM Mount for Phone
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2015, 07:37:32 am »
Forgot the Ram # if you want the right one....

RAM-B-349U RAM Mount M10 x 1.25 Pitch Male Thread on 1 inch Ball
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Re: Easy RAM Mount for Phone
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2015, 11:09:09 pm »
Do those 4 little rubber things really hold the phone secure?  How?  Pressure, Friction?  What about vibration?  Just curious.
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Re: Easy RAM Mount for Phone
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2015, 12:29:36 am »
It's spring loaded - you could drag it from the back of the bike and your phone would not let go....

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Re: Easy RAM Mount for Phone
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2015, 04:28:03 am »
I am not sure I can echo BRBO's glowing endorsement about dragging behind the bike, but RAM mounts have some heritage in aviation before our adaptation and is the real deal; as in accept no substitutes.  Top notch quality and performs as expected, long term.  If you bounce it out of this cradle its either defective or your 100 miles into a baja race.

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Re: Easy RAM Mount for Phone
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2015, 04:33:02 am »
Any vibration problems, in other words blurred visibility of the screen?
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Re: Easy RAM Mount for Phone
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2015, 04:46:30 am »
Not much more than your main instrument panel itself,which only occurs at non-doctor recommended speeds :007:  These things have been engineered to some pretty tight specs and no, I do not work for the company nor make any money for endorsements, although I am certainly open to same. 

I have used RAM mounts in a few different motorized and non-motorized applications, including mountain biking and have never been disappointed.  My initial dilemma here was the easiest way (read: simplest with the least moving parts and least view obstruction) to mount on the Trophy, many BMW riders use the same style mount I suggest, but in order to make it work properly on the Trophy with its deeper handlebar recesses, you have to use the spacer to get proper clearance for the designed articulation (full movement) of the mount.
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