SPIII RAM mount

Ned Flanders

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Ok, confuesed regards bar mount for SPIII.
First thought was towards the Touratech fixed jobbie, but now thinking more about RAM mounts

Touratech website has several RAM 'options' and I'm not sure what is best, and it doesn't seem cheap either:( Anyone got 1?

Also found RAM mounts at globalpositioning...co.uk. They have 2, same price £19.95. Anyone know what the difference is between these 2?

Any other suggestions.

Thanks all. :beerjug:

Regards

Tim
 
RAM mount

I've got one Ned. Very good at being able to mount in various positions - no vibes due to heavy rubber ball mountings. ALSO you can buy a seperate base for a camera/video and secure it on the arm in place of the GPS mount and use it to take pictures on the move.
Great option with the dual use possible
Cheers
Paul;)
 
Re: RAM mount

notadrop said:
I've got one Ned. Very good at being able to mount in various positions - no vibes due to heavy rubber ball mountings. ALSO you can buy a seperate base for a camera/video and secure it on the arm in place of the GPS mount and use it to take pictures on the move.
Great option with the dual use possible
Cheers
Paul;)

Is that the TouraTech or global.... one.
If its TouraTech it's not exactly clear from their website what bits to order. Give us a clue:confused:

Thanks

Tim
 
If you don't mind sharing the Garmin bracket that comes in the deluxe package with the beanbag mount then this is the Ram-Mount for you.

The Touratech bracket is lovely in a totally over-engineered but confidence inspiring kind of way (though others will disagree :rolleyes: ) but inflexible with it behind fixed into position on the bars (just try a TT only mount with a tank bag in place).

I (and many others) combine both the Touratech mount with a ram mount for versatility, in which case you need this Ram-Mount . If you think thats overkill then you can buy an additional Garmin bracket and go just with the first Ram-Mount suggested.

The links are to GPS Warehouse and I can reccommend them as a Garmin supplier from first-hand experience*.




* Though if any other GPS supplier would like to buy me off and have me recommend them instead please enquire within
 
judge said:
However if you are planning on moving between car and bike this will in short order pi55 you off no end.


Andy
I have the RAM mounted to the SP111 clip/screw mount and when used in the car just undo the ram leg screw and take it off the bike it then just pops straight onto the base of the bean bag mount [ram plate and ball still attached to the back].
Cheers
Paul
 
notadrop said:
Andy
I have the RAM mounted to the SP111 clip/screw mount and when used in the car just undo the ram leg screw and take it off the bike it then just pops straight onto the base of the bean bag mount [ram plate and ball still attached to the back].
Cheers
Paul
Paul, You are one totally impressive mo-fo and no mistake :D I've edited my reply accordingly.
 
Ned, the Ram-Mount component that Judge refers to in the hyperlink in his first paragraph is the component I used to attach the Garmin bracket (out of the box) to my motorcycle - that is what you see in the links to all the pictures of my SP III installation.

I have also purchased from GPS Warehouse in the past and been quite satisfied with them. GPS City is another nice vendor, equally prompt and reliable, I have bought from them as well. But, for the fairly small cost involved in the Ram-Mount and the Garmin bracket, it will probably be just as cheap and a fair bit simpler to buy locally.

Another option for you is to use the original Garmin bracket that came with your GPSR for the motorcycle (by removing the Phillips screw and the swivel base), then buy a mounting bracket for a Garmin 295 aviation GPSR from a local avionics shop or pilot shop. The Garmin 295 is the same form factor as the SP III, but the bracket for the 295 offers a bit more control over height and tilt than the SP III bracket. They both sell for about the same price. I used the 295 bracket in my car, after permanently mounting the original bracket on my moto.

PanEuropean
 


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