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Re: Ram Mount for clutch/brake base
« Reply #25 on: May 05, 2015, 10:03:36 pm »
+1. I have two. One for my IPhone (AKA GPS) and one for my GoPro.

So yours is setup like my pix?

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Re: Ram Mount for clutch/brake base
« Reply #26 on: May 05, 2015, 10:50:43 pm »
+1. I have two. One for my IPhone (AKA GPS) and one for my GoPro.

So yours is setup like my pix?

Yes the same setup but I didn't use any additional washers. Just the lock washer on the one side and the nylon spacers on the other.
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Re: Ram Mount for clutch/brake base
« Reply #27 on: May 05, 2015, 10:57:33 pm »
+1. I have two. One for my IPhone (AKA GPS) and one for my GoPro.

So yours is setup like my pix?

Yes the same setup but I didn't use any additional washers. Just the lock washer on the one side and the nylon spacers on the other.


You didnt notice some deformation on those spacers?  I wonder if i'm tightening em too much.

RAM said they would send me new ones.
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Re: Ram Mount for clutch/brake base
« Reply #28 on: May 06, 2015, 02:26:05 am »
1.   Yes, mine deformed.  I'm wondering why they aren't metal.  Someone here replaced them with aluminum, I think.

2.   I'm also wondering why they exist at all.  The saddle piece fits up perfectly.  If I ever get around to shortening my bolts, I'm going to throw them away.

« Last Edit: May 06, 2015, 08:31:02 am by Flat-spot »
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Re: Ram Mount for clutch/brake base
« Reply #29 on: May 06, 2015, 09:08:01 am »
Thats interesting. You have them the opposite way I do...... good idea.

If the bolts they made were the right size, it wouldnt need those spacers though.
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Re: Ram Mount for clutch/brake base
« Reply #30 on: May 06, 2015, 09:28:29 am »
I removed the cap, put the spacers between the ram and the base, used the stock bolts (I think) and tightened it down.

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Re: Ram Mount for clutch/brake base
« Reply #31 on: May 06, 2015, 09:30:41 am »
I removed the cap, put the spacers between the ram and the base, used the stock bolts (I think) and tightened it down.


The stock bolts are way too short on mine to do anything with but use the stock clamp. Anything else attached to it, including the RAM itself, makes the factory bolt too short.  The stock bolts dont make it through the ram mount itself.

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Re: Ram Mount for clutch/brake base
« Reply #32 on: May 06, 2015, 09:53:06 am »
You've got me wondering if I shortened the long bolts. I'll have to look.

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Re: Ram Mount for clutch/brake base
« Reply #33 on: May 06, 2015, 01:10:52 pm »
You've got me wondering if I shortened the long bolts. I'll have to look.

Now both of you have me wondering if my stuff is going to fall off. LOL. I'll take a look today and see what's deforming and what isn't. The one side I've had on for about 6 months the other side I just put on last week. Nothing is lose or anything.
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Re: Ram Mount for clutch/brake base
« Reply #34 on: May 06, 2015, 07:13:49 pm »
I have both of mind same as Flat Spot except I do not have spacers at all and replaced bolts with coerect length. Works great.

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Re: Ram Mount for clutch/brake base
« Reply #35 on: May 06, 2015, 09:54:31 pm »
I have both of mind same as Flat Spot except I do not have spacers at all and replaced bolts with coerect length. Works great.

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Re: Ram Mount for clutch/brake base
« Reply #36 on: May 06, 2015, 10:03:30 pm »
I have both of mind same as Flat Spot except I do not have spacers at all and replaced bolts with coerect length. Works great.

A pic speaks a 1000 words.


Imagine my photo above without spacers and with bolt heads up against the saddle.
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Re: Ram Mount for clutch/brake base
« Reply #37 on: May 08, 2015, 01:27:36 am »
Here are pics of mine.

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Re: Ram Mount for clutch/brake base
« Reply #38 on: May 08, 2015, 09:02:07 am »
Ok yeah those arent the bolts that come with it.

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Re: Ram Mount for clutch/brake base
« Reply #39 on: May 08, 2015, 08:11:27 pm »
Here's a photo of mine. Like myself and others have already said, the plastic spacers deform under the specified torque of 91 in. lb, and I'm paranoid about the whole assembly coming loose. The bolts supplied are also a little soft, making the hex socket easy to round off. I made aluminum spacers to replace the plastic ones, and used stronger class 12.9 bolts.

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Re: Ram Mount for clutch/brake base
« Reply #40 on: May 08, 2015, 08:22:36 pm »
Yeah thats more like it.  I dont understand, other than cheap, why RAM includes a plastic part with these mounts.  Aluminum is not expensive.

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Re: Ram Mount for clutch/brake base
« Reply #41 on: May 08, 2015, 11:22:09 pm »
Completely agree JTX. Ram stuff is not cheap, yet they nickel and dime us to save a few cents by using crappy plastic spacers. I read somewhere these spacers used to be aluminum, but can think of no good reason why they changed to plastic other than to save cost.
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Re: Ram Mount for clutch/brake base
« Reply #42 on: May 08, 2015, 11:26:37 pm »
Completely agree JTX. Ram stuff is not cheap, yet they nickel and dime us to save a few cents by using crappy plastic spacers. I read somewhere these spacers used to be aluminum, but can think of no good reason why they changed to plastic other than to save cost.

The guy I emailed offered to send new spacers, sans shipping. I told him no.


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Re: Ram Mount for clutch/brake base
« Reply #43 on: May 12, 2015, 07:49:41 pm »
I use the same mount for my GoPro.


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Re: Ram Mount for clutch/brake base
« Reply #44 on: May 13, 2015, 04:26:41 am »
I to have dis and the stem mount. Mounted mine on the left. Has been there for 4 yrs ish. 
Now After reading this, in the morning, I will be checking the bolts for looseness... Dang it...   ;D

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Re: Ram Mount for clutch/brake base
« Reply #45 on: May 13, 2015, 09:30:45 am »
I use the same mount for my GoPro.





Care to share some video or snaps from the mount?

I am looking for a place to mount mine.  I could just mount it on the cage, but I usually have more than one Gopro installed when I take long trips.

And what gopro mount itself did you use to adapt to the ram? I havent looked at their mount lineup in a while.

From my previous bike, views:




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Re: Ram Mount for clutch/brake base
« Reply #46 on: June 22, 2015, 02:34:22 pm »
I re routed the GPS power and put the GPS mount on the ram.  Figured I would post some follow up pictures of it. 

My original idea of keeping the GPS lower worked OK for a little while, but I realized I was looking DOWN and had no peripheral vision.  So out of self preservation I decided to move it up to the RAM mount.

Hence this thread where we find these mounts are not all that SECURE. 

So I got it installed.  I'm going to keep a close eye on it.  A road trip to Arkansas this summer/fall will put it to the-test.

Photos below.



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