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    Ram Mount for Fork Stem
    on: May 01, 2017, 03.40 am
    May 01, 2017, 03.40 am
    I should be receiving my 2017 TTSE by this Saturday after the install of the accessories that I had added are completed.  I want to mount my Garmin GPS 2699 and was looking at the Ram Mount (http://www.rammount.com/part/RAM-B-342U) that uses the Fork Stem, provided that the TTSE stem is hollow.  Since I haven't got the bike yet, I don't know if the Fork Stem is hollow (remove a cap?) or not.  Anybody installed this type of mount?  I figured with this type of mount and the addition of a extension, it should bring it up higher than the tank bag?  Any thoughts, advice, etc.

    I'm also thinking of raising my bars by one inch and saw some posts showing how to DIY using new longer bolts and spacers.  That looks good and must work fine since I haven't noticed any complaints (since it's not a solid riser like Genmar).

    I'll see how the foot pegs and seat fit before I check into replacing them.  I have a 2000 mile trip planned in June this year with a buddy who has a 2013 Bonnieville.  The trip ought to give me a good idea how the seat and pegs work out.

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    Re: Ram Mount for Fork Stem
    Reply #1 on: May 01, 2017, 09.34 am
    May 01, 2017, 09.34 am
     I'm not sure how hollow / depth and diameter of hollow is,
    so can't advise whether that tapered expanding mount will work,
    but in this Topic : Another GPS/Phone/Whatever Mount Option
    Members have removed that central screw on cap, then drilled it
    and fitted the RAM mount directly to the cap, then screwed it back on  :028:

    Cheers  :821:

    Last Edit: May 10, 2020, 11.22 am by Coconut

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    Re: Ram Mount for Fork Stem
    Reply #2 on: May 01, 2017, 01.55 pm
    May 01, 2017, 01.55 pm
    Thanks for the info Coconut.  I've never "drilled & tapped" anything before, but I got people that can assist me if needed.  On my 2006 Concours I just use a suction cup GPS mount and attach it to the windshield, but I don't think that would be the way to go on this machine with the adjustable windscreen. 

    I'm been looking for a Service eManual for the 2017 Trophy so that maybe I can find out about stuff like this.  I thought I saw one other other day for around $19.95 (downloaded .pdf), but can't seem to find that webpage again.  I'll keep looking.  The 'paper' manuals, which I like best, all seem pretty expensive.  I think I only paid around $30 several years ago for the Clymer manual for the 2006 Concours.

    Thanks again for the input!
    Last Edit: May 01, 2017, 02.25 pm by Renegade55
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    Re: Ram Mount for Fork Stem
    Reply #3 on: May 01, 2017, 03.12 pm
    May 01, 2017, 03.12 pm
    The official Triumph Mount is worth considering, but it's not cheap,
    although it does allow you to get to know your Trophy quite well when fitting it !

    As for Service Manuals, anything you find that is Downloadable in a ".pdf" format
    will be an illegal, unauthorised copy in breach of Triumph's copywrite !
    ( ...and the Forum Owners don't permit Links etc to such things in here  :110:  ).

    Keep an eye out in the Forum "Items For Sale / Wanted" Section as they sometimes
    come up at good prices when someone ( foolishly  :015: ) sells their Trophy !

    Cheers  :821:

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    Re: Ram Mount for Fork Stem
    Reply #4 on: May 01, 2017, 04.35 pm
    May 01, 2017, 04.35 pm
    *Originally Posted by Renegade55 [+]
    Thanks for the info Coconut.  I've never "drilled & tapped" anything before, but I got people that can assist me if needed. 

    The post Cocont referred you to concerning drilling and taping was mine.  I'm in the Columbus area.  If you are ever in my area I can help you do this in less than 30 minutes.

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    Re: Ram Mount for Fork Stem
    Reply #5 on: May 01, 2017, 05.40 pm
    May 01, 2017, 05.40 pm
    tdragger-  I think the website address was omitted in the link you provided.  I would be interested in what you were referring to as an another GPS mounting option.

    Coconut-  Thanks for the information.  Didn't think about illegal manuals being out on the web.  I'll keep an eye out for bogus stuff in the future.

    BigD-  Thanks for the offer!  I might just end up taking you up on that if I don't select another mounting option.  My current GPS is 6 inches and I like for it to be pretty much straight in line of sight.  I've seen the sunlight covers that fit over the GPS and they look like they might work out pretty good.  Think I'll try on one of them...sometimes the glare is a big pain!

    Thanks everyone for the advice and your comments!
    Last Edit: May 01, 2017, 05.51 pm by Renegade55
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    Re: Ram Mount for Fork Stem
    Reply #6 on: May 01, 2017, 05.48 pm
    May 01, 2017, 05.48 pm
    AZBob-  Thanks for the link.  I have actually looked at this mount and figured it would work great until I thought about raising the handlebars one inch by using the extended bolts with spacers method.  So that's when I started looking at the Fork Stem mounts.  I'm not sure I'd like to mount my GPS to the brake fluid holder (maybe my iPhone?).
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    Re: Ram Mount for Fork Stem
    Reply #7 on: May 12, 2017, 05.17 am
    May 12, 2017, 05.17 am
    Received my new Trophy this last weekend and have been getting acquainted with it.  I discovered that with the large Triumph Tank Bag sitting on the tank, a Fork Stem GPS Mount wouldn't be practical.  I'd have to raise the GPS up so high to be seen over the Tank Bag, that it would be directly in front of all the gauges, etc. 

    I like the looks of the Triumph GPS Mount Accessory, but don't want to tear into the front fairing, etc. to get this one mounted at this time.  Maybe later.

    I'm probably looking at doing a handlebar (mirror) mount setup or a handlebar brake fluid container type mount.  I'll play around with these ideas this weekend when I get home (I'm away from home during the week).  I don't want anything too obtrusive and I think I should be able to mount a GPS on the bars and have it functional and not bad looking at all.
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