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post #1 of 5 Old 01-12-2008, 10:40 PM Thread Starter
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Is my Ball is too small??

I just received my quest 2 with the suction cup, cradle, etc.. from edge gps.
I see that the Ram mounts use a 1" ball, but the cradle that came with my unit and the adjoing suction mount use the small plastic ball (may 3/4"??) It is for auto use of course.
I would like to simply purchase a ram 1" ball and use the cradle I have already, since the units power goes through the cradle via the 12 volt plug.
Any ideas that are reasonable?? I dont feel like reinventing the wheel and purchasing the arm, etc... Do I need some kind of adapter???? I was thinking I would build a shelf and mount the 1' ball on it and mount the cradle to the ball straight away... eliminating the need for the arm, etc.. and I could use the cradle I have...:???::???:

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post #2 of 5 Old 01-14-2008, 06:25 PM
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I too have had problems with not enough cradle for my ball.

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post #3 of 5 Old 01-14-2008, 06:29 PM
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I bought some RAM components (so I could add a video camera) from a website that specializes in them - they have all the bits. You could price out replacing what you need.

I think it was expressmounts.com, can't find the order.

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post #4 of 5 Old 01-15-2008, 01:01 PM
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I used the ball from one of those bungee loops - it was just the right size, but required trimming off a ridge around the equator. It even had a countersink so that a flat-head bolt would be hidden.

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post #5 of 5 Old 01-16-2008, 09:04 AM
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This sounds like what you need - different mounting options for the components: http://www.cyclegadgets.com/Products...sp?item=RAM-BA

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I just received my quest 2 with the suction cup, cradle, etc.. from edge gps.
I see that the Ram mounts use a 1" ball, but the cradle that came with my unit and the adjoing suction mount use the small plastic ball (may 3/4"??) It is for auto use of course.
I would like to simply purchase a ram 1" ball and use the cradle I have already, since the units power goes through the cradle via the 12 volt plug.
Any ideas that are reasonable?? I dont feel like reinventing the wheel and purchasing the arm, etc... Do I need some kind of adapter???? I was thinking I would build a shelf and mount the 1' ball on it and mount the cradle to the ball straight away... eliminating the need for the arm, etc.. and I could use the cradle I have...:???::???:
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