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post #1 of 26 Old 04-01-2010, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
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Need a new RAM Mount for my GPS

So with all my winter maintenance, I have decided to throw out my Reservoir Cover Mount. While it seemed like a great idea at the time, I soon learned that the vibrations caused the reservoir cover to loosen and even snap off one of the screws. I finished last season with my clutch reservoir cover zip-tied together.

I simply cannot live without my GPS and need to find a mount. I'm not looking for the shelf mount on the console.

I have Pro Taper Raptor Bars with 2" Extensions.



Ideally I'd put a mount on the steering stem, but the extension has moved the bars in the way now.

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This is what I have now and will not use again:

Reservoir Cover Mount

And this is the stem mount that I am thinking of, though I don't think it will work with my setup.

Stem Mount

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I just have the generic mount that's a U-shaped bar with threaded ends. Wraps around your bars, two nyloc nuts, and good to go. Had it on the KLR, moved it to the Vee.

Low tech but effective... and cheap.
 
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I have two different U-shaped ones on my handlebar and also one that attaches at the base of the mirror. Al lof them woudl carry the GPS with no issues.

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No slippage with the U-Bolt mounts?

I'm not worried about scratching my nice new bars (they are already scratched ;-)

I could easily find a use for two Ram mounts, one would hold a camera. . .

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This is what I have now and will not use again:

Reservoir Cover Mount

/082065077045066045051052050085/Default.aspx"]Stem Mount[/URL]

Jesus Christ, I almost bought that..... Thank God you tested it for me. :mrgreen:

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Here's another one you might want to consider:

http://www.ram-mount.com/CatalogResu...5/Default.aspx

There are a few different sizes and variations of this one.

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I use the standard U bar mount on other bikes with success, but on my V-Strom I bought mirror extenders that have a threaded hole for a RAM ball. I believe Richland Rick upgraded it to a larger diameter hole after getting reports of breakage. Vibration is not a problem, but I have aftermarket bars.
I have one of these epoxied to the master cylinder on one of my bikes.

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I used a U-bolt style on my KLR for several thousand miles, and it held up to the vibration. I had 2 GPS's mounted to the bars for my trip- one for actual navigation and to show the color map, the other was a GPS-V showing speed, ETA, miles to go, trip odometer, etc. That way I didn't have to keep switching views, and I had the old GPS around anyway.

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I've got 2 of the "bar mounts" that work just fine....

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