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Title: CONCOURS 1400 TRIPLE TREE RAM BALL NUT
Post by: ChrisB on March 27, 2013, 09:19:10 pm
Trying to figure out where I want to put a ram mount for my Iphone. Anyone have any experience or opinion on using this location/ram mount?

http://www.motorcyclelarry.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=46_59&products_id=260 (http://www.motorcyclelarry.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=46_59&products_id=260)
Title: Re: CONCOURS 1400 TRIPLE TREE RAM BALL NUT
Post by: PaleRider on March 27, 2013, 09:25:59 pm
I use it for my GPS.   good spot.
Title: Re: CONCOURS 1400 TRIPLE TREE RAM BALL NUT
Post by: stl-cards on March 28, 2013, 02:32:35 am
I have this and it works great!  I don't like lots of stuff mounted on the bars so this mount works well for me.

I have a Ram X-Grip mounted for the cell phone.  This combo seems to work like a charm.  I was very skeptical at first, but I have no worries at this point.

All in all, seems like a good option.
Title: Re: CONCOURS 1400 TRIPLE TREE RAM BALL NUT
Post by: stl-cards on March 28, 2013, 02:52:55 am
Here is my setup with out the phone.   
Title: Re: CONCOURS 1400 TRIPLE TREE RAM BALL NUT
Post by: ZG on March 28, 2013, 03:01:18 am
It's a good mount IMO, looks even better in black!  :great:

(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/blacknickel1_zpse9c042f0.jpg)
Title: Re: CONCOURS 1400 TRIPLE TREE RAM BALL NUT
Post by: ChrisB on March 28, 2013, 10:49:58 am
Here is my setup with out the phone.

Thats exactly the set up I was thinking about. Thanks for everyone's feed back going to order one today.
Title: Re: CONCOURS 1400 TRIPLE TREE RAM BALL NUT
Post by: 4Bikes on March 28, 2013, 11:23:53 am
This looks like a clean solution.  Does anybody know the size of the Hex socket required to remove the original Steering Stem head bolt? It’s much bigger than the largest Hex socket that I own.
Title: Re: CONCOURS 1400 TRIPLE TREE RAM BALL NUT
Post by: stl-cards on March 28, 2013, 12:03:37 pm
This looks like a clean solution.  Does anybody know the size of the Hex socket required to remove the original Steering Stem head bolt? It’s much bigger than the largest Hex socket that I own.

26mm   Picked up a single socket at Autozone for pretty cheap.
Title: Re: CONCOURS 1400 TRIPLE TREE RAM BALL NUT
Post by: 4Bikes on March 28, 2013, 01:31:19 pm
To clarify, when you say socket are you referring to the socket that fits on the new nut they ship as the solution?  I have that one.  I was asking about the size of the Hex socket needed to remove the original nut that gets replaced.  Is that also 26 mm?  Thanks for the info. 
Title: Re: CONCOURS 1400 TRIPLE TREE RAM BALL NUT
Post by: Mad River Marc on March 28, 2013, 03:16:44 pm
I have the techmount.  works great :)
Title: Re: CONCOURS 1400 TRIPLE TREE RAM BALL NUT
Post by: Gumby on March 28, 2013, 04:01:55 pm
It's a good mount IMO, looks even better in black!  :great:

Mine now  :nananana:

(http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll112/tomdvaughan/IMG_3429.jpg)
Title: Re: CONCOURS 1400 TRIPLE TREE RAM BALL NUT
Post by: ZG on March 28, 2013, 06:08:24 pm
It's a good mount IMO, looks even better in black!  :great:
Mine now  :nananana:

Indeed! Pay it forward brutha!  :beerchug:
Title: Re: CONCOURS 1400 TRIPLE TREE RAM BALL NUT
Post by: Cwo2mustang on March 28, 2013, 06:28:35 pm
I use the Ram mount reseroir cover. 

http://www.motorcyclelarry.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=46_59&products_id=186 (http://www.motorcyclelarry.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=46_59&products_id=186)

and the Ram X-grip for the Iphone, it works great.

http://www.rammount.com/NewProducts/RAMxgripmount/tabid/4515/Default.aspx (http://www.rammount.com/NewProducts/RAMxgripmount/tabid/4515/Default.aspx)
Title: Re: CONCOURS 1400 TRIPLE TREE RAM BALL NUT
Post by: 4Bikes on March 29, 2013, 05:17:51 pm
To clarify, when you say socket are you referring to the socket that fits on the new nut they ship as the solution?  I have that one.  I was asking about the size of the Hex socket needed to remove the original nut that gets replaced.  Is that also 26 mm?  Thanks for the info.

I put an inside caliper on the OEM hex bolt and measured 12 mm.  It will take a 26 mm standard socket to install the new bolt the the Ram mount attaches to.  I answered my own question!   :16: Hope this helps someone else. 
Title: Re: CONCOURS 1400 TRIPLE TREE RAM BALL NUT
Post by: Bruce_Reafsnider_TN on March 30, 2013, 12:15:10 am
It's a good mount IMO, looks even better in black!  :great:

Mine now  :nananana:

([url]http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll112/tomdvaughan/IMG_3429.jpg[/url])

What is that on the right side?  A cupholder?
Title: Re: CONCOURS 1400 TRIPLE TREE RAM BALL NUT
Post by: Gumby on March 30, 2013, 01:02:19 pm
What is that on the right side?  A cupholder?

Yep,

http://projektd.com/product_info.php?cPath=27_39_46&products_id=183 (http://projektd.com/product_info.php?cPath=27_39_46&products_id=183)
Title: Re: CONCOURS 1400 TRIPLE TREE RAM BALL NUT
Post by: Gigantor on March 31, 2013, 11:26:45 pm
ChrisB,

I had the stem mount and  I didn't like it, it wasn't sturdy enough.  Try the Ram mount that replaces one of the riser bolts with a ram ball with a hole in the center.  I have it on my C14 and it's rock solid.
Title: Re: CONCOURS 1400 TRIPLE TREE RAM BALL NUT
Post by: 4Bikes on April 01, 2013, 04:03:26 pm
To clarify, when you say socket are you referring to the socket that fits on the new nut they ship as the solution?  I have that one.  I was asking about the size of the Hex socket needed to remove the original nut that gets replaced.  Is that also 26 mm?  Thanks for the info.

I put an inside caliper on the OEM hex bolt and measured 11 mm 12 mm.  It will take a 26 mm standard socket to install the new bolt the the Ram mount attaches to.  I answered my own question!   :16: Hope this helps someone else.

I corrected this post. The OEM hex nut is actually 12 mm.  When you install the new steering stem nut, it calls for a 26 mm socket, but if you wrap the bolt with one layer of duct tape, the 27 mm fits fine and will protect the finish on the bolt.  The 27 mm socket is the same one used for the real axel nut. 

I just finished installing it, and it works great.
Title: Re: CONCOURS 1400 TRIPLE TREE RAM BALL NUT
Post by: Poorboy on April 02, 2013, 02:19:19 pm
Thanks everybody!!!!  This was exactly what I was looking for.  I like things symmetrical/centered.  LOL

Title: Re: CONCOURS 1400 TRIPLE TREE RAM BALL NUT
Post by: JS_racer on April 03, 2013, 11:43:11 am
ChrisB,

I had the stem mount and  I didn't like it, it wasn't sturdy enough.  Try the Ram mount that replaces one of the riser bolts with a ram ball with a hole in the center.  I have it on my C14 and it's rock solid.

must have been the rubber deal one you slide in the hole and crank down. Not ML replacement one.
had/have both. the ML is super stable, no regrets
Title: Re: CONCOURS 1400 TRIPLE TREE RAM BALL NUT
Post by: 4Bikes on April 03, 2013, 01:45:44 pm
ChrisB,

I had the stem mount and  I didn't like it, it wasn't sturdy enough.  Try the Ram mount that replaces one of the riser bolts with a ram ball with a hole in the center.  I have it on my C14 and it's rock solid.

must have been the rubber deal one you slide in the hole and crank down. Not ML replacement one.
had/have both. the ML is super stable, no regrets

I was wondering about that comment too.  The replacment nut with the Ram Ball mount from Motorcycle Larry is rock solid.
Title: Re: CONCOURS 1400 TRIPLE TREE RAM BALL NUT
Post by: PaleRider on April 03, 2013, 01:53:06 pm
ChrisB,

I had the stem mount and  I didn't like it, it wasn't sturdy enough.  Try the Ram mount that replaces one of the riser bolts with a ram ball with a hole in the center.  I have it on my C14 and it's rock solid.

must have been the rubber deal one you slide in the hole and crank down. Not ML replacement one.
had/have both. the ML is super stable, no regrets

I was wondering about that comment too.  The replacment nut with the Ram Ball mount from Motorcycle Larry is rock solid.

I also have the MCL and it is rock solid. The only thing I can think of is on a 6 or 8 inch extension they can move a little.
Title: Re: CONCOURS 1400 TRIPLE TREE RAM BALL NUT
Post by: iMotoPilot on November 18, 2014, 08:47:01 pm
Chris,

Hoping this gets to you.   Did you go with the Moto Larry Ram Ball?  If so did you like it?

How do you undo the steering stem bolt?  From the top?  It appears smooth vs a traditional nut.


Thx



Trying to figure out where I want to put a ram mount for my Iphone. Anyone have any experience or opinion on using this location/ram mount?

[url]http://www.motorcyclelarry.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=46_59&products_id=260[/url] ([url]http://www.motorcyclelarry.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=46_59&products_id=260[/url])
Title: Re: CONCOURS 1400 TRIPLE TREE RAM BALL NUT
Post by: Skiee on November 19, 2014, 06:10:44 pm
To clarify, when you say socket are you referring to the socket that fits on the new nut they ship as the solution?  I have that one.  I was asking about the size of the Hex socket needed to remove the original nut that gets replaced.  Is that also 26 mm?  Thanks for the info.

I put an inside caliper on the OEM hex bolt and measured 12 mm.  It will take a 26 mm standard socket to install the new bolt the the Ram mount attaches to.  I answered my own question!   :16: Hope this helps someone else. 
I was thinking the same thing! Thanks for measuring it out, 4Bikes!!
Title: Re: CONCOURS 1400 TRIPLE TREE RAM BALL NUT
Post by: rmills944 on November 19, 2014, 08:44:56 pm
Make sure you get the 26mm and the huge allen head for that mount... it's on there TIGHT too. other than that it works well.

You will come out A LOT cheaper going this route:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/RAM-Mounts-Ball-Base-Street-RAM-B-342-/251716478317?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&fits=Make%3AKawasaki&hash=item3a9b78a56d&vxp=mtr (http://www.ebay.com/itm/RAM-Mounts-Ball-Base-Street-RAM-B-342-/251716478317?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&fits=Make%3AKawasaki&hash=item3a9b78a56d&vxp=mtr)

it simply goes in where the plastic plug is and expands. there's a youtube video for the install, it's not hard at all.
Title: Re: CONCOURS 1400 TRIPLE TREE RAM BALL NUT
Post by: 4Bikes on November 19, 2014, 11:23:18 pm
To clarify, when you say socket are you referring to the socket that fits on the new nut they ship as the solution?  I have that one.  I was asking about the size of the Hex socket needed to remove the original nut that gets replaced.  Is that also 26 mm?  Thanks for the info.

I put an inside caliper on the OEM hex bolt and measured 12 mm.  It will take a 26 mm standard socket to install the new bolt the the Ram mount attaches to.  I answered my own question!   :16: Hope this helps someone else. 
I was thinking the same thing! Thanks for measuring it out, 4Bikes!!

Glad I could help. March of 2013 seems so long ago. The ram mount at that location IMHO is a great if not perfect spot to mount a GPS. It works with the tank bag too.
Title: Re: CONCOURS 1400 TRIPLE TREE RAM BALL NUT
Post by: JS_racer on November 23, 2014, 01:00:43 pm
Make sure you get the 26mm and the huge allen head for that mount... it's on there TIGHT too. other than that it works well.

You will come out A LOT cheaper going this route:

[url]http://www.ebay.com/itm/RAM-Mounts-Ball-Base-Street-RAM-B-342-/251716478317?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&fits=Make%3AKawasaki&hash=item3a9b78a56d&vxp=mtr[/url] ([url]http://www.ebay.com/itm/RAM-Mounts-Ball-Base-Street-RAM-B-342-/251716478317?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&fits=Make%3AKawasaki&hash=item3a9b78a56d&vxp=mtr[/url])

it simply goes in where the plastic plug is and expands. there's a youtube video for the install, it's not hard at all.


started with the ram squishy stem one, wobbled, spun, didn't work great, and was a huge pita removing and re installing.
the motorcycle lary one is much better,
Title: Re: CONCOURS 1400 TRIPLE TREE RAM BALL NUT
Post by: Robert on March 24, 2018, 01:33:46 am
MCL doesnt sell this triple tree ram ball nut anymore
Title: Re: CONCOURS 1400 TRIPLE TREE RAM BALL NUT
Post by: Colt45 on March 24, 2018, 06:40:53 pm
It's a great product.  Write him and ask him to make more and to make them with a 27mm hex, a more easily obtained socket. 
Title: Re: CONCOURS 1400 TRIPLE TREE RAM BALL NUT
Post by: Gumby40 on May 27, 2018, 01:05:23 am
MCL customer service is nonexistent, good luck!