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Ram Mount for clutch/brake base
« on: September 26, 2014, 08:06:35 pm »
I just picked this up.  it's a ram mount that connects to the screws (replaces the screws) of either the clutch or brake clamp.  I ordered the GPS base and short arm separately.  Nice and easy addition.  This would work for both my C10 or C14, but I posted it here since the pic has it installed on the 14.

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Re: Ram Mount for clutch/brake base
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2014, 08:32:44 pm »
Looks great and it's exactly what I was looking for. What's the part number?

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Re: Ram Mount for clutch/brake base
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2014, 08:42:19 pm »
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Re: Ram Mount for clutch/brake base
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2014, 12:04:20 am »
Doesn't that block out a lot of the mirror?

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Re: Ram Mount for clutch/brake base
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2014, 01:21:19 am »
no, its a bit to the inside.  I happened to get the 1 inch adapter to use with the GPS mount.  you can get different lengths.

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Re: Ram Mount for clutch/brake base
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2014, 12:49:57 am »
I had used a Nuvi1450 on my Goldwing for a couple seasons, mounted on the left handle bar with the same Ram mount. Worked fine, I know it is not a motorcycle approved GPS and that is fine, it never got wet. When I bought my Concours I also picked a Kawasaki accessory mount which attaches to the top of the steering stem. Bought the Concours late in the season last year so the GPS has been mounted on the Concours for maybe 5 or 6 hundred miles before it failed. It would from time to time shut off and then reboot itself. Did not think much of it a first, but gradually became more frequent as time went on. I never did have a problem on the Goldwing or in the car, only on the Concours. This past Labor Day it failed on the way to Wheeling WV to ride US250 and the BRP, would not turn back on or respond to being connected to a PC. I truly think it died of vibration, I am looking a Zumo unit.
My question is, not so much vibration, but was the unit seeing hard hits being mounted at the stem?
Living in IL it is unfortunate that to get to the good roads in a reasonable time you must run some of the mind numbing interstate highways. Have noticed a lot very hard sharp impacts to the front end due to expansion joints, the kind that change your position on the seat.
The mount has a Ram ball mounted on it with a short arm to the cradle.
Has anyone else had issues with GPS or other electronic devices mounted there?
Like having the GPS straight down from my normal line of site while riding.
Thoughts and/or opinions appreciated, just want to be sure if I do get a Zumo that this location is not going to pound it to death too.
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Re: Ram Mount for clutch/brake base
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2014, 10:46:14 am »
tomtom on a motorcycle Larry stem mount, been great with no issues. (tomtom runs off a memory card)

http://www.motorcyclelarry.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59&products_id=260

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Re: Ram Mount for clutch/brake base
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2014, 06:59:04 pm »
Bought the same RAM setup for my C14. Quality is good, only thing I didn't like is that the 2 nylon spacers crushed/deformed when I tried to tighten the screws to the specified torque (I never managed to get to the full torque), so I had some aluminum ones made where I work, now it's perfect. RAM really need to switch these spacers from nylon to metal - it's gonna be a big deal if a lever gets loose on the road due to a loose assembly caused by deformed spacers.

Just curious Sport Rider, but wouldn't your GPS be better on the clutch side instead of the accelerator/brake side?

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Re: Ram Mount for clutch/brake base
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2014, 02:32:38 am »
I used the same set up but with 2 balls and 2 arms. for a phone and a gps

http://www.amazon.com/Mounts-Brake-Clutch-Clamp-Mount/dp/B000WJA5F4



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Re: Ram Mount for clutch/brake base
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2014, 01:33:33 pm »
Bought the same RAM setup for my C14. Quality is good, only thing I didn't like is that the 2 nylon spacers crushed/deformed when I tried to tighten the screws to the specified torque (I never managed to get to the full torque), so I had some aluminum ones made where I work, now it's perfect. RAM really need to switch these spacers from nylon to metal - it's gonna be a big deal if a lever gets loose on the road due to a loose assembly caused by deformed spacers.

Just curious Sport Rider, but wouldn't your GPS be better on the clutch side instead of the accelerator/brake side?

no reason.  just picked a side.  I'm going to get one for my phone for the other side.  suspect I may use the phone more than the GPS, so will probalby put that on the left side.  that will be easier to text while riding.   :))

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Re: Ram Mount for clutch/brake base
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2014, 01:40:18 pm »
Set it up so it will read the text to you via Bluetooth and ask if you want to respond. No problem. Google voice is cool that way.

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Re: Ram Mount for clutch/brake base
« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2014, 01:46:23 pm »
I have mine set up the same as freebird6. Usually only run with the phone mount though, unless on a trip.
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Re: Ram Mount for clutch/brake base
« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2014, 05:34:21 am »
Bought the same RAM setup for my C14. Quality is good, only thing I didn't like is that the 2 nylon spacers crushed/deformed when I tried to tighten the screws to the specified torque (I never managed to get to the full torque), so I had some aluminum ones made where I work, now it's perfect. RAM really need to switch these spacers from nylon to metal - it's gonna be a big deal if a lever gets loose on the road due to a loose assembly caused by deformed spacers.

Just curious Sport Rider, but wouldn't your GPS be better on the clutch side instead of the accelerator/brake side?

no reason.  just picked a side.  I'm going to get one for my phone for the other side.  suspect I may use the phone more than the GPS, so will probalby put that on the left side.  that will be easier to text while riding.   :))
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Re: Ram Mount for clutch/brake base
« Reply #13 on: October 03, 2014, 01:18:14 pm »
if you don't want to have to lower your eyes much, get a taller arm than I did.  mine is only a 1 inch arm.  A 3 inch one will raise it up better.  I have a 3 inch arm on my wings I just mounted but have not tried switching the arms to see how it does with the gps.  right now it's a bit low.  but I usually have it suctioned to the windsheild, so pretty much anything will be llowoer.   :-[

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Re: Ram Mount for clutch/brake base
« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2014, 05:42:43 pm »
no, its a bit to the inside.  I happened to get the 1 inch adapter to use with the GPS mount.  you can get different lengths.

I've got one with the 6" arm for use with my GoPro.
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Re: Ram Mount for clutch/brake base
« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2014, 03:02:27 pm »
So the screws that come with this unit work on the C14? You didn't have to buy ones that were the right size?
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Re: Ram Mount for clutch/brake base
« Reply #16 on: October 07, 2014, 04:22:43 pm »
yep, the screws that came with it are allen head and fit both the C10 and C14 brackets.  There is also a couple of spacers that come with the packet to account for the length of the screws.  from the way the back of the mount is cut, it looks like it can be installed with or without the spacers depending on the specifics of the motorcycle.

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Re: Ram Mount for clutch/brake base
« Reply #17 on: May 05, 2015, 04:03:10 pm »
This thread is old, but the most recent one I can find.

I have the OEM ram mount with my tomtomrider 2.

The plastic spacers that are being used with RAM smush up behind the mount and are deforming.

This means the mount is NOT STAYING TIGHT against one another.

Is this happening to anyone else thats using this ram mount?

I have the factory mounted GPS mount between the bars, but after using it a while, I notice I dont really like looking that far DOWN to see the GPS, so I'm looking at other options, but the factory parts for RAM are not impressing me. This stuff WILL loosen up with vibration. My clutch falling off the bars is not an option.



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Re: Ram Mount for clutch/brake base
« Reply #18 on: May 05, 2015, 05:02:16 pm »
To follow up, I put a washer behind the mount, and it spread out the contact point a bit more, but it still seems like it takes too much tightening to keep things snugged up.  Idaknow, maybe im just paranoid :truce: 

I'm gonna leave it on and see how it goes with nothing mounted to it for a bit.

You can see the bottom bolt here, where I squeezed it a bit too much.  I lined it up more even, and didnt tighten it as much, and its not squished now. I also took the washer out of the top and bottom bolt where the lock washer/bolt inserts into the mount to let it pass through some more .


I'm wondering why RAM Made the inside of this bracket real wide/deep vs the other side where the bolt head sits.........


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Re: Ram Mount for clutch/brake base
« Reply #19 on: May 05, 2015, 05:36:36 pm »
I thought the ram piece replaced the oem cap.

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Re: Ram Mount for clutch/brake base
« Reply #20 on: May 05, 2015, 05:39:21 pm »
I thought the ram piece replaced the oem cap.


+1...

It's meant to replace that oem one and go in it's place...




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Re: Ram Mount for clutch/brake base
« Reply #21 on: May 05, 2015, 06:09:46 pm »
Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat ???   :-\ :-\


Thats NOT what the instructions say


........or do they

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Re: Ram Mount for clutch/brake base
« Reply #22 on: May 05, 2015, 06:13:46 pm »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SH0o2uy36do


..not here.


It says depends on the screw lengths.

http://www.rammount.com/files/pdf/3091instructions.pdf



For the record, this was not included with my tomtom =D

ETA: I tried it.  The bolts they give are too long, OEM bolts too short, to not use the factory bracket.
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Re: Ram Mount for clutch/brake base
« Reply #23 on: May 05, 2015, 07:19:26 pm »
^^  +1
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Re: Ram Mount for clutch/brake base
« Reply #24 on: May 05, 2015, 09:54:59 pm »
+1. I have two. One for my IPhone (AKA GPS) and one for my GoPro.
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