Gen 5: 2016 -> Got the RAM mount sorted out. - Kawasaki ZX-10R.net
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post #1 of 19 Old 04-23-2016, 03:53 PM Thread Starter
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Got the RAM mount sorted out.

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It's a pretty cramped work area, but I managed to do it without taking anything apart. I turned the forks until I found the space with the most working room availabe, then I just pushed the cabling out of the way enough to put the bolt in. I used a small combination wrench, my bolt had a 10mm hex head, so I used a stubby 10mm wrench. All hardware for mounting (not including the RAM parts) including the wrench, came to $5.71 at Lowe's.

1 Ram motorcycle base with 9mm hole:




1 6mm bolt 1.0 thread 20mm long.

1 small flat washer on the head of the bolt

1 flat washer close to the size of the 9mm hole in the base, put that on the bolt after the small washer.

1 Ram short double socket arm for 1" ball:




1 Ram X-Grip:


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post #2 of 19 Old 04-23-2016, 05:12 PM
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didn't know what you wanted. This works on the fork above the triple:

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didn't know what you wanted. This works on the fork above the triple:

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That's pretty convenient. But you'd have to have some sort of adapter to put your phone on that it looks like.
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I use this mount...walked into the local bike shop for a $20 tank protector, walked out with this instead...now you might say, "but it's held on by a magnet, does it really work?" Yes, yes it does!
Mounts with an inconspicuous magnet base that's very slim, rotates smoothly on a ball, it's crazy strong, takes some serious muscle to remove the mount from the base magnet! And yes, it's been tested in 6th gear towards the upper rpm range...I love it!
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I use this mount...walked into the local bike shop for a $20 tank protector, walked out with this instead...now you might say, "but it's held on by a magnet, does it really work?" Yes, yes it does!
Mounts with an inconspicuous magnet base that's very slim, rotates smoothly on a ball, it's crazy strong, takes some serious muscle to remove the mount from the base magnet! And yes, it's been tested in 6th gear towards the upper rpm range...I love it!
Looks interesting.

Do you have the name of that product or a link?
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Looks interesting.

Do you have the name of that product or a link?
Mob Armor here's there website

Here's a review
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I'd always wanted a ram mount or tech mount but had never actually seen one...
Saw this one by chance at the local dealer, Tried to grab it from the display to check it out, and it took some serious muscle to get it off the magnet, that's what sold me! And the phone grip/protection was great! Plus it was much cheaper than both, so I bought it and I absolutely love it!


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That's pretty convenient. But you'd have to have some sort of adapter to put your phone on that it looks like.
yes, velcro works.
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yes, velcro works.
I prefer not to have any adhesives or things like that on my phone/case. I work around a lot of dirt and sand and it gets all gunked up.
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These are a few good mount options. I know and use Ram mounts but I haven't seen the other two options. Nice.

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What I used:

It's a pretty cramped work area, but I managed to do it without taking anything apart. I turned the forks until I found the space with the most working room availabe, then I just pushed the cabling out of the way enough to put the bolt in. I used a small combination wrench, my bolt had a 10mm hex head, so I used a stubby 10mm wrench. All hardware for mounting (not including the RAM parts) including the wrench, came to $5.71 at Lowe's.

1 Ram motorcycle base with 9mm hole: Amazon.com: Ram Mount Motorcycle Base with 9mm Hole and 1-Inch Ball: Cell Phones & Accessories


1 6mm bolt 1.0 thread 20mm long.

1 small flat washer on the head of the bolt

1 flat washer close to the size of the 9mm hole in the base, put that on the bolt after the small washer.

1 Ram short double socket arm for 1" ball: Amazon.com: RAM Mounts RAM DBL SOCKET ARM A-LENGTH Body Other Bases BLK- RAM-B-201U-A: Cell Phones & Accessories


1 Ram X-Grip: Amazon.com: Ram Mount Cradle Holder for Universal X-Grip Cellphone/iPhone with 1-Inch Ball - Non-Retail Packaging - Black: Cell Phones & Accessories
Just curious where is the actual mount? Can you take a pick of the mount with camera phone? Did you drill the tree?
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