60CSx Ram Mount question

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by FalloutMan, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. FalloutMan

    FalloutMan Been here awhile

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    So, I ordered a 60CSx and a ram mount system then noticed that you need this piece. What the hell does it do? does the 60csx holder not screw directly into the plate on the arm? Can someone show me some pics of their mounting system, preferably the back? I guess I'll be putting in another order...
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  2. scarysharkface

    scarysharkface 30-125

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    When I ordered mine from Amazon, the RAM mount came with everything needed for handlebar mounting. Don't order any parts until you verify that you need them.

    John
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  3. cuneesity

    cuneesity Ferendo

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    I agree with SSF in regard to the mounting stuff. It should all be included.

    But be aware that the csx mount has a few issues. I still use one but with the lanyard from the csx looped around the mirror and a very thin velcro strap that wraps around the GPS and the mounting tray both.

    The first time I used the setup with out the GPS popped out in the first two miles of a ride.
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  4. mcnut

    mcnut Long timer

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    Like was said, if you buy the MC mounting kit everything should be included. The Ram mounting system uses 2 rubberized balls, one on the bike and one on the cradle with a clamping arm between. The one you have highlighted is the ball that goes on the cradle.

    You can buy a wide variety of ball mounts and arm lengths. That is one of the neat aspects to the Ram system. I use a TouraTech GPS cradle in combination with a Ram mount.

    Bruce
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  5. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    +1 for the TT locking mount.
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  6. EmmEff

    EmmEff Long timer

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    There is no plate on the arm. That piece IS the plate and bolts to the cradle. The ball on that piece connects to the arm on one end. The other end of the arm connects to the ball on your handlebar mount.

    If you buy a complete ass'y (from cradle to handlebar mount), you don't need that piece as it should be included.
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  7. rifflebox

    rifflebox Yee Haw!

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    Can you show us a pic? In particular, how the TouraTech cradle mounts to the Ram?

    Thanks!
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  8. mcnut

    mcnut Long timer

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    Sorry I don't have a photo hosting site yet and photo attachments are still down. The cradle ball mounts to the TouraTech cradle the exact same way as it does to the Ram cradle. If I remember correctly the TT cradle is predrilled for the Ram ball mount. The main reason I use the Ram mount is so I can transfer the cradle to other bikes I own. I also like the flexibility of mounting location and positioning.

    Bruce
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  9. 9Dave

    9Dave Bazinga!

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    Just happened to have mine off the bike. The piece not shown is the handlebar mount. But you can see the clamp, plate, and 60 mount.

    I got mine from gpscity.com They sell everything as a kit, IIRC.
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  10. rifflebox

    rifflebox Yee Haw!

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    The RAM ball mounts on the diagonal. There is a second set of square holes on the Touratech.

    Sweet! :wings
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  11. FalloutMan

    FalloutMan Been here awhile

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    thanks this is exactly what I was lookin for. Im gunna assume that what I ordered will be good enough.
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