Busted RAM mount replaced under warranty

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Oz and Kiwi Land' started by MungoP, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. MungoP

    MungoP Been here awhile

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    Using my thumb I bent back the gizmo that locks my GPSmap 60Cx in at the top of the RAM mount and boof I felt it give way, this morning.
    Luckily I was riding my DR650 over to near where GPSOZ is at Mona Vale so I popped in to see BurnieM. He replaced the busted section with a new one and screwed it all back together in no time.
    I had the invoice showing I'd bought it from him eighteen months ago but there is a lifetime guarantee on that part so no charge.
    We then went off to have a look at all his farkles on his DR650 - very nice.
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  2. Dik from OZ

    Dik from OZ Adventurer

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    This is a well known problem with this mount. The good news is RAM have fixed it and it doesn't happen to new ones. Mine broke after about 12 months and was exchanged no worries.
    They were a bit tight and took just a bit too much pressure to get the GPSr in and out. Eventually they broke.
    The GPSr is much easier to clip in and out on the new ones.
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  3. bull600

    bull600 Been here awhile

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    Hey I'm in Adelaide to and was wondering where you bought your RAM mount for the garmin?

    Cheers
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  4. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    I ordered my RAM bits'n'bobs from GPSOZ (where BurnieM works), you can check the stuff out on their website then place an order.
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  5. bull600

    bull600 Been here awhile

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    Thanks for that.. I'll check them out!

    Cheers
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  6. Dik from OZ

    Dik from OZ Adventurer

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    And mine came from Johnny Appleseed in Melbourne.

    I had a Garmin mount I bought in Adelaide, but it is pretty poor in comparison. I keep it for using the GPSr in hire cars.

    The Ram mounts are so much better, and with interchangable parts I can quickly swap the GPSr from car to bike to bicycle, and fit my cameras to the same mounts too!.

    One more tip. If you need a cheap power supply, get a "cigarete lighter" power supply to USB adapter cheap at Jaycar, and run the GPSr off USB power.
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