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Old 02-08-2009, 01:50 PM   #16
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Mine broke last year after 5-6 years. They only cost about $12. Problem for me, the local adventure shop and even Cabelas did not have one.
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Old 02-08-2009, 06:29 PM   #17
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I broke my 76CSX Ram mount a few months ago and the Cabelas in Reno had them in stock.
I just bought another one for my other bike, they were still in stock.
Over by the fishing section.
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Old 02-09-2009, 05:47 PM   #18
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I broke my 76CSX Ram mount a few months ago and the Cabelas in Reno had them in stock.
I just bought another one for my other bike, they were still in stock.
Over by the fishing section.
When I went in they only had one for the "76" which is different than the "76C"
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Old 02-09-2009, 09:06 PM   #19
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Straight from the factory

http://www.ram-mount.com/

Enter 76Cx in the search box

They list the cradle at $11.16
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Old 02-10-2009, 12:37 AM   #20
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Perhaps Garming and RAM have the same CSMs. I've not had to deal with anyone from RAM, but a friend of mine told me that he bought a used GPS cradle and the suction cup was torn and wouldn't stick.

He called RAM, and as stated by tedder, they asked for a picture of the piece and shipped him a new one.

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Old 02-10-2009, 12:39 AM   #21
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Perhaps Garming and RAM have the same CSMs. I've not had to deal with anyone from RAM, but a friend of mine told me that he bought a used GPS cradle and the suction cup was torn and wouldn't stick.
whose fault is it that the suction cup was broken? It was used, right?

I've had amazing service from both companies. I've even met the owner of RAM, nice guy, nice to see a company that cares about 'made in the usa'.
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Old 02-10-2009, 12:50 AM   #22
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whose fault is it that the suction cup was broken? It was used, right?
That's my point. He bought a used RAM part, it was non-functioning, and they still replaced it. I liken RAM's warranty to that of Craftsman.

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Old 02-11-2009, 10:53 AM   #23
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Got a reply back this morning, they are sending me another one for the cost of shipping ($1.50) no questions asked.

I sent them a photo of the broken item in the original email and a brief inquiry about getting it replaced, as listed on thier warraty page, that is all.
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Old 02-11-2009, 11:39 AM   #24
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Got a reply back this morning, they are sending me another one for the cost of shipping ($1.50) no questions asked.
$1.50 sounds like a good deal!
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Old 02-11-2009, 12:38 PM   #25
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One question you have to ask yourself.....
Can I afford to buy another GPS when it quietly slips out of the broken RAM mount at speed?
That kinda makes the extra $$ for the TT mount all worth it. I have a 276C securely mounted to the bars with keylock. Piece of mind goes a long way.
Sure, the TT mount is 10 times the price....take a look at the quality. To me, it's a no brainer. Toss the RAM pos over your shoulder and order a TT mount.

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Old 02-11-2009, 12:51 PM   #26
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Can I afford to buy another GPS when it quietly slips out of the broken RAM mount at speed?
Maybe the 276 series is different, but I haven't had any trouble with the 60 series "slipping out" of my RAM mount. Only one time has it come off the bars, and that was on a hard off-road crash where EVERYTHING went flying.
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Old 02-11-2009, 08:15 PM   #27
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One question you have to ask yourself.....
Do I feel lucky?

I never worried about the 76 falling out either, I tie the lanyard off to the handlebars also (as someone else mentioned).
I am consodering the TT cradle, it looks like a nice piece of harware especially if it is lockable for the 76CS, that might be worth upgrading for,
but the pricetag puts it down farther on the want list rigt now.

That aside, I'm impressed with Ram's no-hassle replacement of my broken one, good on them.
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Old 02-11-2009, 08:59 PM   #28
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Busted RAM mount on GPS60cx

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=424051

The replacement part is certainly not as tight as the original and I feel I have to come up with an O ring to keep it from shaking around inside the new mount.
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