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Old 01-22-2012, 11:45 PM Thread Starter
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Does anyone have a ram mount on your V ? If so any pictures, what type, does the brake cover mount for the ninja 650 work and any suggestions on what to get?
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Old 01-23-2012, 01:34 AM
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Does anyone have a ram mount on your V ? If so any pictures, what type, does the brake cover mount for the ninja 650 work and any suggestions on what to get?
I don't have a photo handy, but I just used the normal bar clamp and it works well, i.e. it is rock solid.

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I don't have a photo handy, but I just used the normal bar clamp and it works well, i.e. it is rock solid.
I too have the standard bar clamp type Ram mount on all my bikes. Bought all of mine off Amazon.com.

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Regular handlebar mount. Bought mine from Amazon.com.



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Old 01-23-2012, 07:05 AM
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I bought a ram ball that replaces one of the handlebar clamp bolts.



This is it with a short arm fitted.




I now have a longer arm which places the satnav more in the position of Capn Kirk's.

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Any ram mount your looking for can be found here. www.gpscity.com I have the handle bar mount,strap mount etc,etc

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I use the brake/clutch reservoir mounts. I have one on each side. They work really well for me.

http://www.ram-mount.com/CatalogResu...5/Default.aspx
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I just got this one:
http://www.ram-mount.com/CatalogResu...5/Default.aspx - that's whay Davy F did above, but I used the lower set (top of triple clamp) on the left. Then I put a 3" double socket arm and a univeral mount on top of that. Works pretty well - but the longer arm would probably work better. No photos now, but I'll take some in a day or so.

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I don't have a pic , but I just have the handlebar clamp version. It allowed me to experiment with where I wanted the sat nav positioned without buying different mounts
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Regular handlebar mount. Bought mine from Amazon.com.



Since these handlebars are powdercoated instead of chromed I recommend you cut a piece of bicycle innertube to wrap around the handlebar before you mount the U-bolt. Doing this will require less pressure to keep the U-bolt from moving and lessen the chance of marking the handlebar. I use the rubber on chrome as well but it doesn't mark as easily as powdercoat.
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Since these handlebars are powdercoated instead of chromed I recommend you cut a piece of bicycle innertube to wrap around the handlebar before you mount the U-bolt.

Another reason I used the ram ball to replace one of the handlebar clamp bolts.

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Since these handlebars are powdercoated instead of chromed I recommend you cut a piece of bicycle innertube to wrap around the handlebar before you mount the U-bolt.
The pieces that come in contact with the handlebars are made of fairly soft plastic. I don't believe it will mark up the bar and did not have to tighten too much to snug. Had it been aluminum or steel, I would have taken more caution.

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I got off some L brackets from Ace Hardware and mount it like this.




I got from eBay a Waterproof Casing with handle bar mount. With a tank bag, it is not possible to mount it on the handlebars. Besides, the viewing angle is not optimum.



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I bought a ram ball that replaces one of the handlebar clamp bolts.

+1 This one

More clamps is just more clap-trap. I have one of these for 3 different bikes, the GPS transfers easily to and from.

On two of them I have hard-wired a power lead from the headlamp running light for a keyed power source.

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Might have to wait until tomorrow to watch it, YouTube seems to be having some issues right now.

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I have a handlebar mount and a steering head mount. RAM makes good stuff.




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