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Offline Grant

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Phone mounting
« on: October 28, 2017, 11:28:32 pm »
I bought a C14 Concours mount by Techmount it is a very nice pice unfortunately my phone is too big and doesn't fit. I bought a universal Ram X mount it fits my phone although just barely. My plan when I purchased the Ram mount was to use the universe base in my pickup and the Techmount base on the bike, unfortunately Techmount uses a 17mm mounting ball and X mount uses a much bigger 1" ball. I really like the Techmount base as it is specific to the bike and very nicely made and the Ram Mount upper fits my phone, plus it is much more adjustable and would be easier to move from vehicle to vehicle. The question is does anyone have any ideas on how to adapt the RAM mount upper to the techmount lower???
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Re: Phone mounting
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2017, 02:40:01 am »
Is the ball on the Techmount bolted on? If so Ram sells bolt on balls. Maybe you can adapt them together.
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Re: Phone mounting
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2017, 12:55:56 pm »
Is the ball on the Techmount bolted on? If so Ram sells bolt on balls. Maybe you can adapt them together.
Yes it is , I don't know why I didn't think of that??? I was looking the other way searching techmount for a bigger ball. The Techmount has interchangeable balls for hight unfortunately they're all the same diameter. The Techmount balls mount to the base with a really cool socket clamp system, but that socket and that socket clamp is screwed to the base which is the bikes specific part of the system. Thanks for the insight... Now it's off to Rams website...
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Re: Phone mounting
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2017, 01:05:11 pm »
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Re: Phone mounting
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2017, 02:00:03 pm »
Wow if you are planning on mounting just about anything anywhere cruise through Ram mounts web site. They sell individual components allowing you to put together just about anything you can imagine.
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Re: Phone mounting
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2017, 03:21:13 pm »
Here is a picture of the Techmount assembly blown apart. https://photos.app.goo.gl/I6Y79UMdGXqlePOl1
That nice little spindle clamp that holds the ball assembly screws to the base with a 1/4-20 socket head cap screw. As you can see the Ram Mount Bal with the 1/4-20 stud will solve all my problems simply and flawlessly. Thanks Deepsea!!!
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Re: Phone mounting
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2017, 04:10:30 pm »
Glad you found what you needed. Sometimes the simple and obvious aren't so simple or obvious. ;)
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Re: Phone mounting
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2017, 05:45:02 pm »
FYI, Ram also makes a larger size X-mount.  The normal one kept pushing the buttons on the side of my phone.  I learned about the xmount that was a little larger and it works fine.

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Re: Phone mounting
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2017, 06:25:30 pm »
+1 on Ram mounts... so many options and ideas. I do like their X-grips which i've mounted on the left, and a Gopro mount on the right, both using brake/clutch mounts. Eventually I'm going to either upgrade the GPS on my Techmount or move the phone to the center since I'm not using the outdated Garmin as much.

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