GPS Bracket

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Re: GPS Bracket

Post by MR C » Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:40 am

Clogan wrote:
MR C wrote:Yes you can use the bottle hole, the picture shows where it fits and the bolt .
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Yup...had to cut 3/8" off the bottom of the RAM mount, then it fit into the bracket using the bottom hole on the mount. Secured it with all-black 1.5" bolt, nut and washers from ACE hardware. I already had the RAM mount in my parts bin, so total cost was $1.15.

Plus, my 12" USB charger cable is the perfect length.

Thanks for the tip!!
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Re: GPS Bracket

Post by Twisty » Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:15 am

Hey Mr. C,
I happen to have that RAM ball mount and fit it in the gps bracket. When I passed a bolt through, it seems to still wiggle quite a bit. Did you shim the gaps to keep it steady? I assume you used the second hole from the ball, or did you essentially cut it in half and use the hole next to the ball. A pic of it mounted on the bike would be great. If it could be made really secure it might be a better option for me than the OEM gps mount.
Thanks for your continued help!
Peter

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GPS Bracket

Post by MR C » Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:37 pm

I cut it right down and used the hole nearest to the ball, I did shim it with some washers.

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Re: GPS Bracket

Post by Clogan » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:01 pm

I used the lower-most hole, cutting only 3/8" off the bottom of the RAM ball mount. I hand-tightened a nut on the holding bolt, and everything is snug and stable. No shims eere needed.

I use my smart phone as my GPS, and by using the lower mounting hole, the phone sits higher. Thus I get more room for angle adjustment, and can avoid any speedo display screen blockage from the USB cable.

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Re: GPS Bracket

Post by Twisty » Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:10 pm

Thanks Clogan.
Can you send a pic if possible? Especially of the bolt you used?
Thanks again.
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Re: GPS Bracket

Post by Clogan » Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:39 pm

Twisty wrote:Thanks Clogan.
Can you send a pic if possible? Especially of the bolt you used?
Thanks again.
Peter
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Re: GPS Bracket

Post by Twisty » Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:46 pm

Thanks Clogan!
Very nice job.
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Re: GPS Bracket

Post by pk1 » Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:26 pm

Done this mod at the weekend worked a treat, my post had some front to back movement which helped it clear the standard screen tilted slightly forward towards the seat.
I notice you have a different screen on that seems to have spacers pushing it further forward?
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Re: GPS Bracket

Post by Twisty » Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:31 pm

I assume when you tighten the bolt on the RAM mount the gap that the windscreen securing pin travels in must narrow some, no? Does this change the ease with which you can raise and lower the windscreen?

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Re: GPS Bracket

Post by Clogan » Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:31 pm

Twisty wrote:I assume when you tighten the bolt on the RAM mount the gap that the windscreen securing pin travels in must narrow some, no? Does this change the ease with which you can raise and lower the windscreen?
It had no effect at all on wind screen adjuster mechanism, as far as I can tell.

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Re: GPS Bracket

Post by pk1 » Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:54 pm

Clogan wrote:
Twisty wrote:I assume when you tighten the bolt on the RAM mount the gap that the windscreen securing pin travels in must narrow some, no? Does this change the ease with which you can raise and lower the windscreen?
It had no effect at all on wind screen adjuster mechanism, as far as I can tell.
On mine i put some washers either side of the ram mount down the the shaft to stop that happening standard screen still works perfect.

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Re: GPS Bracket

Post by Twisty » Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:38 pm

Excellent. Thanks.

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