schnowz at att.net
Wed Apr 1 17:33:33 PDT 2009
Thanks Jeff. - I also came across this mount for the steering stem.
Looks like I would have to get these 2 pieces
and a new cable, as the Garmin cable supplied with the unit goes through a
plastic adapter bracket which looks like it would interfere with the cradle.
That means 4 pieces (including the arm) and a new cable + install the
accessory socket.. Oi Vey
> Message: 2
> Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2009 14:08:36 -0700
> From: "Jeffrey Walker" <walkerjl at charter.net>
> This is what I recommend: Get yourself this ball:
> 62 Then you remove one of the 4 allen cap bolts that bolt the handlebar
> risers to the steering (The black recessed ones, two on each side).
> Purchase a longer, stainless steel allen bolt with a rounded top, a
> stainless washer and lock washer and bolt the ram ball there. Just torque
> the new bolt the same as the other bolts with a bit of blue Loctite for
> peace of mind. I used the bolts that are closest to you as you sit on the
> bike, and angled the ball towards the center. I have both my GPS and my
> radar detector mounted in this way, one on each side. I'll take a picture
> of it later.
> I have also seen this type of RAM ball used, but it has an 11mm hole
> compared to a 9mm hole on the angled ball:
> http://www.motorcyclelarry.com/images/ram-b-342_01.jpg so I wasn't
> to try it at the time as I didn't feel it would be as secure. But using a
> larger fender washer and a locking washer, it would probably be OK. The
> advantage of this type of ball is that it would allow more adjustment out
> your RAM arm. With the angled ball, you can't adjust the RAM arm around
> same angle extremes in some directions. I like to have the GPS adjusted
> just so when I have my tankbag on so I can see the instrument cluster,
> and not interfere with the tankbag as you turn the handlebars. I use a
> standard length, 3" long RAM arm to my GPS mount. My GPS is a Garmin
> I use the Garmin motorcycle mount and power cable, bolted to a standard
> ball, the kind with the diamond shaped base and two small bolts. Both my
> GPS and Escort 8500 radar is powered by the bike.
> Jeff (I'll try and take pictures by tomorrow).
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