GPS Mount


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OldRider2
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GPS Mount

Post by OldRider2 » Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:17 pm



I'd like to be able to adjust a GPS mounted on a RAM Mount Ball, by only using one hand. The RAM mounts require two hands, one to hold the device and the other to turn the thumb screw. Does RAM or someone else make a universal mount, similar to how a rear view mirror is adjusted on a car?



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Re: GPS Mount

Post by Andy Cote » Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:26 am

Dave,

Not the direct answer but I usually only install lightly with RAM, go for a short ride and then cinch them down once adjusted. In the past I have had stuff sag and droop (on the RAM mounts!) even when cranked down tight. I wipe down all the parts with degreaser and stopped using the plastic RAM arms because they would slide on the balls.

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Re: GPS Mount

Post by OldRider2 » Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:25 am

Thanks Andy. I just realized that my longer arm was Metal and short one was plastic. I thought all of the RAM were aircraft grade aluminum.......not! I wondered about droop on a longer trip. I don't remember the RAM drink holder slipping that much in the past.

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Re: GPS Mount

Post by Andy Cote » Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:56 am

Drink holder is the thing that has annoyed me most. :twisted:

Tried both of the RAM cup holders and think RAM could do better. Maybe I need to stick with tiny water bottles.
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Re: GPS Mount

Post by Andy Cote » Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:59 am

Dave,

I was looking at the new stuff from GOLDSTRIKE. No, not planning on getting a 2018, just curious. They have handlebar clamp mounts that will fit earlier Hondas. The clamps have smaller than RAM size balls. Whether this will mate up to the Garmin I don't know or if their phone holder will fit your GPS I don't know. Unfortunately their web information is very limited but it might be worth contacting them to see if their system will move whilst underway.

Andy
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Re: GPS Mount

Post by OldRider2 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:12 pm

Thanks Andy. Just as I said my Kury drink holder seemed ok I watched it as it slowly slipped down with a water bottle in it as I bumped along through a long section of Rt 121 this afternoon! Love these Maine roads. :lol:



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