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Offline eng943

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Ram ball for center stem?
« on: September 11, 2018, 02:08:51 pm »
Can someone tell me where I can get a ram ball for the center stem on the fork? I thought motorcycle larry sold these, but I can't find it on their website.
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Re: Ram ball for center stem?
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2018, 03:37:53 pm »
I had trouble finding them a few months ago when assisting with another poster.  Motorcycle Larry was the only one I had seen, I think.

http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=22234

Several risers are available with RAM mount right on them.  Seems most everyone uses risers, so that is one solution if nothing else surfaces.  (It is what I use)

If you already have risers that do NOT have a RAM mount, you can tap it for one.
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Re: Ram ball for center stem?
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2018, 05:50:52 pm »
Yeah, I saw something similar to that but thought it was a bit strange and doesn't look particularly strong.  A Zumo is pretty heavy/big...
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Re: Ram ball for center stem?
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2018, 06:30:03 pm »
hmmmmmm
this sounds strangly like something I offered some input on just yesterday...

http://forum.cog-online.org/accessories-c14/need-help-gps-install-disaster/msg648537/#msg648537

they sell ball mounts also...

so if you have mega risers and wedges for your bars installed... you need a 'taller' stem (higher) stem mount... mmmm kayyyyyy???
I found this. Looks sturdy enough to mount my Garmin 595 on so I can get it in the center of the bars.

https://www.motosport.com/product/?adpos=1o1&cc=us&creative=290544047235&device=c&gclid=Cj0KCQjwz93cBRCrARIsAEFbWsg8Fn1pvOpdizX6CvGv1tS_b9e2zsN4H_9GDWmJkLor_C8me2d0RsYaApUqEALw_wcB&key=RAM-Mounts-Motorcycle-Stem-Base-With-Ball&matchtype=&mrkgadid=3308805695&mrkgcl=500&network=g&product_id=RAM000B-X001-Y001&pssource=true&rkg_id=0&segment=badger


that won't do...

I don't really care for 'ball' mounts myself,  but if that's wanted, they are strong enough for any GPS, including my old 2610... but the shorter the stem, the stronger and least vibratory they are..

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Re: Ram ball for center stem?
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2018, 06:34:29 pm »
hmmmmmm
this sounds strangly like something I offered some input on just yesterday...

http://forum.cog-online.org/accessories-c14/need-help-gps-install-disaster/msg648537/#msg648537

they sell ball mounts also...
I don't really care for 'ball' mounts myself,  but if that's wanted, they are strong enough for any GPS, including my old 2610... but the shorter the stem, the stronger and least vibratory they are..

I like the control cap mounts because of that. Brings it closer to the eye also.
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Re: Ram ball for center stem?
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2018, 05:00:44 pm »
Yeah, I saw something similar to that but thought it was a bit strange and doesn't look particularly strong.  A Zumo is pretty heavy/big...

They are actually strong and secure.
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Re: Ram ball for center stem?
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2018, 01:29:38 pm »
I've had my Zumo 220 on various ball mounts on various motorcycles for nearly 7 years.  That is one heck of a product, I've used it for 3 separate trips this year.
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Re: Ram ball for center stem?
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2018, 04:04:38 am »
The search function is your friend......

This has been discussed several times before.

I searched for "stem nut" to find this thread..... http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=7061.msg83555#msg83555
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Re: Ram ball for center stem?
« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2018, 06:21:31 am »
Search can be your friend but only if you know what words to search for (assumes the membership knows how to spell)  LOL
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Re: Ram ball for center stem?
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2018, 10:26:55 am »
Search can be your friend but only if you know what words to search for (assumes the membership knows how to spell)  LOL
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Re: Ram ball for center stem?
« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2018, 03:17:20 pm »
Search can be your friend but only if you know what words to search for

Yeah, I wouldn't have thought of using "stem nut", myself.
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Re: Ram ball for center stem?
« Reply #13 on: October 23, 2018, 02:11:19 pm »
Garbage in...Garbage out?


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