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RAM Mounts (for GPS) ???

Does anyone have any experience with RAM Mounts for mounting a GPS to your handlebars? I am considering a RAM Mount to mount my Garmin eTrex 20. I have no experience with RAM Mounts but I am sure that many of you out there do. I will try to attach a photo of the mount I am considering. Your thoughts are always appreciated. Thanks!
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Do a search on here for the iron aces mount. You may like that option better than a handlebar mount. Its made just for Road Glides.

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Ram makes some good mounts but IMO there are cleaner ways to mount a GPS,Ipod,etc.

Im a big fan of the Iron Aces mount. I use one on my bike for the IPhone but it will also work for your GPS I have pictures in my album or on this thread
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http://www.ironacesspeedshop.com/pro...-gps-mount.cfm

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+3 on Iron Aces mounts. I currently use one for my Iphone which is my Multi-tasker, music, and navigation. Great products and service from the folks at Iron Aces.

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I don't have an Iron Aces yet, for now the Ram mount works great. I had my TomTom mount on for a 3500 mile trip last summer and had no issues. Got the iPhone mount now and it also works well and keeps a good hold on the phone. Not the cleanest look, but it works.

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I used Ram mount and the Iron Aces Mount.

I highly suggest the Iron Aces mount for the GPS!! It is a much more solid mount for the heavier GPS unit (no ball and socket joints) I use the Zumo 660

I use the RAM mount for my phone and camera. RAM mount has more flexibility on positioning.

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Does anyone have any experience with RAM Mounts for mounting a GPS to your handlebars? I am considering a RAM Mount to mount my Garmin eTrex 20. I have no experience with RAM Mounts but I am sure that many of you out there do. I will try to attach a photo of the mount I am considering. Your thoughts are always appreciated. Thanks!
Not being one who will spend $150 to solve a $20 problem, I use the ram handlebar mount for my Zumo and like it just fine. I have it positioned down near the clamp to keep vibrations to a minimum. It allows me to reposition the unit to keep the screen out of the sun. It won't win any awards for pretty but that's the least of my concerns. And since I only use the zumo on the bike occasionally, it's not in the way when the gps isn't being used.

Just be aware that if you go with bars larger than 1" diameter you'll have to pick up some new U-bolts from the hardware store and enlarge the holes in the clamp.

I also have the ram suction cup mount on my truck windshield and move my zumo from bike to truck easily so that it does double duty.

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I use RAM for everything. I do have 1 1/4 bars so I use a perch mount.


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RAM mount are versatile. I use one for my Garmin Nuvi 1200 series handlebar mounted. http://www.gpscity.com/rammounts has a great selection and some options for smaller or larger mountings. You can also by components and build a nice setup for whatever you want to mount... gps, phone, pod, camera etc.
I have 4 of them mounted in my family room high on the back wall for my surround sound speakers. Hell you could probably create an adjustable windshield with use of some RAM products.


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