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Old 02-14-2013, 05:28 PM   #1
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How is your RAM cradle for 60csx

I've had a couple of failures with my cradle anyone else out there dealing with gps coming out of it's Ram cradle. Please let me know. I am in discussions with Ram, who says I'm the only guy in It's history to have this issue. I don't beleive it. Help prove me right.
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:37 PM   #2
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Never had a problem and i subjected my gpd to off road riding. It felt really well clipped in, but it did rattle a bit since it slightly loose
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:51 PM   #3
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I've had a couple of failures with my cradle anyone else out there dealing with gps coming out of it's Ram cradle. Please let me know. I am in discussions with Ram, who says I'm the only guy in It's history to have this issue. I don't beleive it. Help prove me right.
Mine got sprung a little from use, where it didn't pop in as tight as new. I carefully bent it back and it was fine until a crash. I always loop the lanyard around a mirror, and used a small bungee cord too.
Been using a montana for a while, but I miss the buttons of the 60.
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:54 PM   #4
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I have 3 of the cradles (Ram) for the 60Cx, and haven't had any probs. even on the DRZ that I crash regularly off road.
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:18 PM   #5
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Mine is great , I to use a lanyard and a rubber band around the top to stop the rattling.
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:27 PM   #6
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Mine has never fallen out but I didn't like how it had a bit of play and would rattle around in the cradle. I cut a strip out of an old inner tube about 3/8"x2" and crazy glued it into the bottom/end of the cradle so it would put a little more load on the lug it doesn't rattle at all anymore. Like others said the lanyard is your friend just in case.
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:38 PM   #7
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Been using it since the 60series came out in 2004. I replaced the cradle once and have replaced/upgraded the actual GPS a few times between then and now.

No problems, I've destroyed bikes and had the 60series mount hold up.

Jeff C, the owner of RAM/NPI, is a brilliant guy.

Perhaps you can explain the problem you've been having- you said "couple of issues" and implied it's falling out. How is that happening? Is the screw/post coming off? Is the GPS loose in the mount?
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:40 PM   #8
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I use a rubber band to hold my 60csx in firm, and never had a problem with the cradle. It's been through hell, and some decent stacks/flips - big enough to break RAM arms on my double take mirrors.
The GPS itself is holding up well too.
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:00 AM   #9
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Yes the GPS has fallen out twice. Once on the CDT ride. It had happened before when riding some whoops so I did tie a lanyard to it so if it happened again at least I wouldn't have to ride back miles to find it. I must have a defective cradle judging by the comments posted here. The cradle seems to be fine as far as flaws so I assumed it must be a design issue. Ram has offered to replace it for me so I guess I'll try that and take the other suggestions from members for the rattle fix.
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:02 AM   #10
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Mine is probably 10 years old now, and still zero issues with the GPS coming out of the RAM mount. It still fits as snug as it did on day one.

The same mount/GPS have been used year around on my snowmobile, KTM, and boat.

Guess you are the only one!
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:13 AM   #11
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I've had a couple of failures with my cradle anyone else out there dealing with gps coming out of it's Ram cradle. Please let me know. I am in discussions with Ram, who says I'm the only guy in It's history to have this issue. I don't beleive it. Help prove me right.
When I had my 60Cx I used it in my car, on my Ultralight Airplane, and on my bike. The only issue I had was on the first Ram Mount I got a crack on the top part of the mount where it clicks onto the top of the 60Cx. I discovered that I neded to press on the back of the bent part of the mount to release the mount when taking the GPS off. This cured any issues on the replacement mount (which was replaced under warranty) and it lasted 100.000+ miles and many rough field landing on my Ultralight with no issues.

For what it's worth it never fell off (even after a low speed crash and several drops of the bike) but I did alway tether it ot my bike just in case (a habit I got from flying my Ultralight.)

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Old 02-15-2013, 04:28 PM   #12
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I've had 60csx's fall out of cradles a few times riding offroad (and the last time the 60csx ended up with a broken screen).

Got a 62 now, with a different cradle mount and had no problems with it...
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:04 PM   #13
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Mine came out within a half mile when it was brand new but I think something was pushing on the release. I always try to wrap the lanyard around something now but I haven't had it happen again.
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:11 PM   #14
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Mine came out within a half mile when it was brand new but I think something was pushing on the release. I always try to wrap the lanyard around something now but I haven't had it happen again.
This method is failsafe even with a cheap bicycle type mount.
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:54 AM   #15
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I've been riding with the Garmin 60 series for more than 6 years primarily offroad. I have heard of others losing the GPS unit out of the Ram cradle so tie the lanyard around the unit and cradle to keep it from being flung off the bike if ejected from the cradle. I have also broken 2 RAM cradles and countless ram mount bolts via crashing. A few years ago I awitched over to this gents custom cradles for the 60 Series:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ight=stovebolt

And after 3 years of continuous off roading and crashing have yet damage it and its still going strong.



Stovebolts cradles are the bomb from my crashing perspective.
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