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Which Ram Mount - Torque Rail Base - Medium?

Looking for a little help from anyone who has used this Ram Mount.

I have a 2015 Versys 1000 and I would like to get the Ram Mount Torque Rail Base (RAM-B-408-75-1U) to put in the middle of my handle bars between the risers in front of the tank to hold my phone.

I have read in a different thread (regarding the ram mounts) the my handle bars are 3/4 inch.

What seems odd to me - is that the ends are skinnier than the middle.

So... My question is which size Ram Mount do I need so it will wrap around the middle section?

They have: 1" which covers from .75 - 1.0 inch OR 1 1/2" which covers 1 1/8" - 1 1/2"

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I have a couple of ram mounts on my 2016 V-1000. I replaced one of the bar risers bolt for these.....https://www.amazon.com/Mount-Motorcy...078161&sr=8-31 On the handle bars for my cup holder i have one of these...https://www.amazon.com/RAM-Zinc-Coat...2078358&sr=8-5

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Thank you sir! I will check out the bar riser mount!! I appreciate the pics!!
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I use this model to mount it to the stem. You will want to use a long ball to ball extension with it. It has the advantage of keeping the phone out of wind buffeting and wind blast. As previously posted there are many mounting options with RAM and it will ultimately come down to personal preference. I would however recommend avoiding the cheaper off-brand copies of the RAM mount X-Grip after trying them as they do not work as well as the real thing and are of a much cheaper quality.

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I bought this mount for the car and then the extra ball mount for the bike so I could use it on both. The rubber tie down that comes with it is not necessary in the car but keeps the phone locked in the X-Grip on any kind of terrain on the bike. Do glue the rubber end caps to the X-Grip as they may come loose otherwise. They sell extra end caps if you do loose one.

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Excellent! Thanks!!
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i've had both mounts like weljo. both work well. never an issue for me. now i have the sw-m gps mount above the clocks. it has the threaded holes in which i have added 2 tough-ball ram balls. i don;t remeber is they are m6 or m8. very sturdy. https://www.rammount.com/part/RAP-B-379U-M616
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i've had both mounts like weljo. both work well. never an issue for me. now i have the sw-m gps mount above the clocks. it has the threaded holes in which i have added 2 tough-ball ram balls. i don't remember is they are m6 or m8. very sturdy. https://www.rammount.com/part/RAP-B-379U-M616

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