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Offline Rcgreaves

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Your best Ram Mount phone GPS mounting solutions K75s
« on: November 30, 2019, 02:31:32 PM »
A hidden benefit to allowing my recent college grad to store a few boxes is his method of payment: the Center Stem Mount Ram from his recently totaled R6 Yamaha. 

The only K75 specific YouTube was the ugly U bolt on handlebar version.  Not my speed so to speak.  I have all winter to devise something sanitary.  The center console precludes stem mounting as on his.  I ride daily with the poor man’s cruise control active.  Reminder to self: back that screw off when loaning it to a mate.  Don’t ask!

I’m a righty and a right hand side sleeve Tig welded parallel to th arm for the Ram is what I’m scheming.  The phone looks awesome hovering above the throttle control.  I could readily TIG weld a tube sleeve to the mirror support arm and press the rubber sleeve home.  Ideas?  Is the mirror arm steel or aluminum?  I have a broken one in a drawer.

Another location would be a bracket anchored to the handle bar mount block.  Tried this last summer but my dimensions were off.  Anyway I like the idea of not reaching to the center every time I want to skip a song etc.

It’s miserable in Wisco cheese and Badgers land and my trusty ceramic heater has been commandeered by mom today.  What’s your plug and play 2+ garage heater solution?  No kerosene or oil for me thanks.
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Re: Your best Ram Mount phone GPS mounting solutions K75s
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2019, 05:16:27 PM »
Is the mirror arm steel or aluminum?  I have a broken one in a drawer.
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Re: Your best Ram Mount phone GPS mounting solutions K75s
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2019, 05:32:38 PM »
A mate K100RS used one of the "U" clamp ones and went through the blank switch hole on his dash pad. Another mate is currently trying to attach his to a K1000LT using one of my old mirror arms as an attachment point. And I have attached a GPS using an old GoCruise GPS mount to my 75s.
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Re: Your best Ram Mount phone GPS mounting solutions K75s
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2019, 06:38:11 PM »
What’s your plug and play 2+ garage heater solution?  No kerosene or oil for me thanks.
Wait until the temperature is ≥5ºF, put two fired-up ancient Jon-e handwarmers in a kidney warmer belt, don my Carhartt Yukon coveralls, balaclava, and toque, grab a thermos of hot Irish tea, and plunge right in. :-) The warmers burn a couple of tablespoons of Naphtha or Coleman fuel in six hours.
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Re: Your best Ram Mount phone GPS mounting solutions K75s
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2019, 07:31:04 PM »
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Re: Your best Ram Mount phone GPS mounting solutions K75s
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2019, 10:22:22 AM »
I tweaked mlytle's idea, and used rivnuts/5mm panhead hex's to attach. Will eventually fab up a curved extension arm to bring the headunit down lower..as is, there's only obstruction of low fuel/choke lights. Easy to get to, occasional glare, and no blurring. Anything mirror mounted just seems to eventually fail in my world ;)
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Re: Your best Ram Mount phone GPS mounting solutions K75s
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2019, 11:10:55 AM »
Thanks all for these replies.  The Ram mount comes with a stretchable attach gadget that works well...sometimes a hassle but better than having a cell phone tumble to the pavement.  I’ll heed Natalie as observation about obstructed view and light up the dash when I create the mount tube attachment
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Re: Your best Ram Mount phone GPS mounting solutions K75s
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2019, 12:12:39 PM »
I tweaked mlytle's idea, and used rivnuts/5mm panhead hex's to attach. Will eventually fab up a curved extension arm to bring the headunit down lower..as is, there's only obstruction of low fuel/choke lights. Easy to get to, occasional glare, and no blurring. Anything mirror mounted just seems to eventually fail in my world ;)

clearance to see gauges is why mine is mounted on a little extension.  it also clears all switches.

the raam mount with the stretchy rubber piece is what i have.  have one for each bike.  they work great.
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Re: Your best Ram Mount phone GPS mounting solutions K75s
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2019, 10:57:14 PM »
I like how this came out.  Did the fabrication and welding tonight.  By mounting to the base of the mirror the phone is completely clear of the instrument line of sight. 

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Re: Your best Ram Mount phone GPS mounting solutions K75s
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2019, 12:04:55 AM »
Looking good RC nice beads

You going for the partially naked look on the K75S sans windscreen?
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Re: Your best Ram Mount phone GPS mounting solutions K75s
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2019, 03:51:20 AM »
I loves me Aeroflow screen...actually,  Santa Johnny equipped me with a new LED lamp kit- that’s next,  then perhaps a headlight upgrade. Tubing is aircraft grade chromoly steel.
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