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post #1 of 9 Old 07-31-2016, 02:30 PM Thread Starter
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Cheaper than RAM mount mount

Hello Peeps,

Was recently looking into getting a phone mount for the bike and almost pulled the trigger on the RAM mount until I found this guy:


I contacted him if he would be up for making me one and sending it over for around 20$ and then I told him that I'm part of the WT forum and asked him if he would be up for a bulk order type thing and he seemed interested.

A ram mount where i am would be 100$ soooo 20-30$ would be well worth it.

Sooo who would be up for one so I could tell him how many of us would be interested?

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I've been using a RAM handlebar mount + X-grip phone mount for a few years without issues. Total cost was more like $45 and not $100, but I'm not sure if prices are the same in Vancouver vs. USA.

This looks to be somewhat similar, but with 3 arms to grip the phone instead of 4. It also looks like this mount has a fixed angle which may or may not work for you.

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I guess with the 3 points of contact your phone-size might be limited...except if 3 brackets can be relocated up and down those arms.
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I've been using a RAM handlebar mount + X-grip phone mount for a few years without issues. Total cost was more like $45 and not $100, but I'm not sure if prices are the same in Vancouver vs. USA.

This looks to be somewhat similar, but with 3 arms to grip the phone instead of 4. It also looks like this mount has a fixed angle which may or may not work for you.

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I've been using the X-Grip holder with 2in. extension using the U-Bolt mounting system.

Total cost out the door was $47 bucks. I had a coupon at the time. After the 1st 25mph crash, I was impressed the phone stayed put....I had to call for a friend to pick me up.

Here's where I bought mine locally.
https://www.powersportsplace.com/par...5148/overview/

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I used this. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Unfortunately it seems they are sold out, but it worked pretty well for me. With the X strap on, it's literally impossible for my phone to fall out.

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Been using my RAM for a year. Holds my phone really well and the adjustment angles are great. I think I am at $50 all in.

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Lucky you its 80-100 in canada from amazon...

Could anybody get me a quote to see how much it would cost to send it over from over there :P ?
it can't be too heavy can it?

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Been using my RAM for a year. Holds my phone really well and the adjustment angles are great. I think I am at $50 all in.

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Which RAM mounts are you guys using? They have the handlebar clamp base, the mount to clamp on the bar itself and I'm intrigued by the fork stem mount if I can source a nut with the hole in it (or possibly drill out the one on the bike?!?!?).

I would appreciate any input or pictures !!!

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Which RAM mounts are you guys using? They have the handlebar clamp base, the mount to clamp on the bar itself and I'm intrigued by the fork stem mount if I can source a nut with the hole in it (or possibly drill out the one on the bike?!?!?).

I would appreciate any input or pictures !!!

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Like I said in my post, I used the U-bolt mounting base. Hasn't moved since I posted that comment and it was very cost effective.
Drilling into the center cap & tapping threads into there won't work. The cap wall thickness doesn't have enough thread engagement. However, I don't see why you couldn't drill and install a nut on the back side of the cap (if the nut will fit within the backside of the cap and you had a way of hold the nut while you tightened the screw).

Best of luck

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