Anyone install a RAM mount? - Page 2 : V-Twin Forum: Harley Davidson Forums
» Sponsors

» Insurance
Go Back   V-Twin Forum : Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Forums > General Discussion Forums > Harley-Davidson Sportster
New User? Register Forgot Password

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-16-2012, 09:34 PM   #16 (permalink)
IronButt
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: land between two rivers
Posts: 473
sporty952 wants to know Dino or Syn?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xercister View Post
So I've been looking at installing a RAM Mount for my Iron.

Has anyone installed one on their sportster and if so, how does it handle the vibration?
RAM-B-108B-STRAP40U

http://www.rammount.com/CatalogResul...5/Default.aspx

Just don't drop the GPS on the concrete road...
Or in the water with the USB cover open...
sporty952 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-17-2012, 06:49 AM   #17 (permalink)
FNG :)
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: sarasota, fl
Posts: 20
gaspasser wants to know Dino or Syn?
ok...so i'm thinking when i see this thread...a Ram Mount huh???....whats that??? an engine mount???? ok...so i look....are you kidding me????its bad enough we have cagers staring at their phones, putting their makeup on, and jerking themselves off.....on a bike 101% of your attention should be to the road and whats going on around you....not some ipod or gps.......if you need to check the gps....hers the correct steps.......shift down....while decelerating....apply brakes...front and rear.....use both feet to steady the bike as you pull OFF THE ROAD...reach into your european man bag and get your iphone, gps or lipstick out and have at it....when finished...put that crap away....and move along.......jeez
gaspasser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2012, 01:04 PM   #18 (permalink)
Seasoned Rider
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Long Beach, WA
Posts: 59
flatpick wants to know Dino or Syn?
Quote:
Originally Posted by gaspasser View Post
ok...so i'm thinking when i see this thread...a Ram Mount huh???....whats that??? an engine mount???? ok...so i look....are you kidding me????its bad enough we have cagers staring at their phones, putting their makeup on, and jerking themselves off.....on a bike 101% of your attention should be to the road and whats going on around you....not some ipod or gps.......if you need to check the gps....hers the correct steps.......shift down....while decelerating....apply brakes...front and rear.....use both feet to steady the bike as you pull OFF THE ROAD...reach into your european man bag and get your iphone, gps or lipstick out and have at it....when finished...put that crap away....and move along.......jeez
A;ll except the Euro man bag part. I use a (shutter) tank bag!

steve
flatpick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2012, 01:22 PM   #19 (permalink)
IronButt
 
Greg MacD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Florida
Posts: 534
Greg MacD wants to know Dino or Syn?
Quote:
Originally Posted by gaspasser View Post
ok...so i'm thinking when i see this thread...a Ram Mount huh???....whats that??? an engine mount???? ok...so i look....are you kidding me????its bad enough we have cagers staring at their phones, putting their makeup on, and jerking themselves off.....on a bike 101% of your attention should be to the road and whats going on around you....not some ipod or gps.......if you need to check the gps....hers the correct steps.......shift down....while decelerating....apply brakes...front and rear.....use both feet to steady the bike as you pull OFF THE ROAD...reach into your european man bag and get your iphone, gps or lipstick out and have at it....when finished...put that crap away....and move along.......jeez
I have a GPS on all of my bikes, all mounted with RAM mounts (also use them on my off shore fishing boat) and I never had a problem with the use of any of the farkles, now don't try to program the thing when you are riding down the middle of the high way, but they are safe when used properly.
__________________
2006 FLHTPI
2003 Aprilia RST 1000
2004 Suzuki DRZ 400 (Motarded)

2003 Ford SD 7.3L Diesel
Greg MacD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2012, 09:17 PM   #20 (permalink)
Lifetime Premium
 
DueceDog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Clark, NJ
Posts: 1,422
DueceDog wants to know Dino or Syn?
Come on detractors, most of the newer GPS units are Blue Tooth capable so you really don't even have to look at them. I use mine more as an 'last resort' tool than I do as a 'back seat driver'. It's good to have if you're in the middle of nowhere and need gas, food, motel, etc. There's more to a GPS unit than just directions.

Plus, the way it's mounted with the Ram system it's actually easier to see the speed readout than it is to see the speedometer.

__________________

Vietnam Vet
PGR rider
DueceDog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2012, 07:10 AM   #21 (permalink)
FNG :)
 
Xercister's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Austin,TX
Posts: 22
Xercister wants to know Dino or Syn?
Oh, nice pic! That's what I was looking for. Thanks!
__________________
2010 Mustang (Slightly Modified)
2012 H-D Sportster Iron 883
Xercister is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2012, 09:54 AM   #22 (permalink)
FNG :)
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: San Diego
Posts: 9
Arjay-48 wants to know Dino or Syn?
When using a RAM handlebar mount with iPhone plate, I found that the vibration played havoc with the iPhone accelerometer and it would constantly bounce back and forth between portrait and landscape. iOS will let you lock portrait mode but not landscape.


Sent from my iPhone using Motorcycle.com Free App
Arjay-48 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2012, 09:57 AM   #23 (permalink)
FNG :)
 
Xercister's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Austin,TX
Posts: 22
Xercister wants to know Dino or Syn?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Arjay-48 View Post
When using a RAM handlebar mount with iPhone plate, I found that the vibration played havoc with the iPhone accelerometer and it would constantly bounce back and forth between portrait and landscape. iOS will let you lock portrait mode but not landscape.


Sent from my iPhone using Motorcycle.com Free App
Good to know as that was one of my main concerns..
__________________
2010 Mustang (Slightly Modified)
2012 H-D Sportster Iron 883
Xercister is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2013, 06:24 PM   #24 (permalink)
IronButt
 
thrasher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: The Crescent City
Posts: 3,941
thrasher wants to know Dino or Syn?
Real bikers don't use a GPS.
__________________
Never try to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and it annoys the pig.
If at first, you fail miserably, try the same thing again expecting different results.

thrasher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2013, 06:56 PM   #25 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 6,957
Michael Psycle is reading this now saying WTF is this?
Quote:
Originally Posted by thrasher View Post
Real bikers don't use a GPS.
Oh, darn. I guess that means I'm not a real biker. I'm devastated. For the last 47 years of riding I thought I was a real biker and now I find out I'm not. Are you sure there are no exceptions for seniors with a gps device on their bike?

The below photo shows where I was when I rolled over the odo on my 92 fxr.

Michael Psycle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2013, 07:39 PM   #26 (permalink)
Seasoned Rider
 
red sport.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: nw, alabama
Posts: 44
red sport. wants to know Dino or Syn?
ram mount

on mine gps works fine But my Cannon PowerShot1400is shows vibration in my movies. it is u-bolt mounting with out rubber around it, thinking about remountain it.
red sport. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2013, 08:22 PM   #27 (permalink)
Lifetime Premium
 
DueceDog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Clark, NJ
Posts: 1,422
DueceDog wants to know Dino or Syn?
I have a Canon Powershot 520 that I used prior to getting the GoPro. It never showed any vibration. But, the U-bolt that I have has a plastic 'collar' that goes between the U-bolt and the bar so that may be enough to absorb the vibration.

This may show it to you.
http://www.mountguys.com/RAM_Motorcy...74-a-gop1u.htm
__________________

Vietnam Vet
PGR rider
DueceDog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2013, 07:01 PM   #28 (permalink)
FNG :)
 
Xercister's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Austin,TX
Posts: 22
Xercister wants to know Dino or Syn?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Michael Psycle View Post
Hmm..I'm more interested in the 0 miles on that bike since the spedo shows 0's.. LOL
__________________
2010 Mustang (Slightly Modified)
2012 H-D Sportster Iron 883
Xercister is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2013, 07:34 PM   #29 (permalink)
IronButt
 
93Horse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Pacific Northwest
Posts: 730
93Horse wants to know Dino or Syn?
Quote:
Originally Posted by thrasher View Post
Real bikers don't use a GPS.
Is this wit or sarcasm?
__________________
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter"
93Horse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2013, 08:39 AM   #30 (permalink)
IronButt
 
Ross's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: NE Philly
Posts: 679
Ross wants to know Dino or Syn?
Quote:
Originally Posted by thrasher View Post
Real bikers don't use a GPS.
Real bikers don't give a rat's ass who's a real biker or not.
__________________

May the number of surfaces exceed the number of dives by at least one.
2007 883L
1976 XLH 1000 Ironhead
Ross is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:01 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
(C)2001-2012 V-twinForum.com All Rights Reserved (C)2001- V-twinForum.com All Rights Reserved
Motorcycle News, Videos and Reviews
Honda Grom Forum Harley Davidson Forum Honda 600RR Kawasaki Forum Yamaha R6 Forum Yamaha FZ-09 Forum
1199 Panigale Forum Roadglide Forum Honda CBR1000 Forum Vulcan Forum Yamaha R1 Forum Yamaha R3 Forum
Ducati Monster Forum Harley Forums Honda CBR250R Forum ZX10R Forum Star Raider Forum Yamaha Viking Forum
Suzuki GSXR Forum V-Rod Forums Honda Shadow Forum Kawasaki Motorcycle Forum Star Warrior Forum KTM Duke 390 Forum
SV650 Forum BMW S1000RR Forum Honda Fury Forum Kawasaki Versys Forum Drag Racing Forum Ducati 899 Panigale Forum
Suzuki V-Strom BMW K1600 Triumph Forum Victory Forums Sportbikes BMW NineT Forum
Volusia Forum BMW F800 Forum Triumph 675 Forum MV Agusta Forum HD Street Forum Suzuki GW250 Forum
Yamaha Motorcycles Victory Gunner Forum Honda Vultus Forum HD LiveWire Forum