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RAM Double Socket Swivel Arm

I decided to put my Garmin Nuvi 1450 GPS on the bike and when I ordered the new holder for the GPS I decided to try out the double socket swivel arm, the salesman said it was a fairly new product offered by RAM. It seems to be very adjustable and I can put the GPS just about in any position. Has anyone else tried this mounting arm and how do you like it?
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I put a 100 miles on the bike yesterday and this is my review of the double socket swivel arm by RAM Mounts. It works great when it comes to positioning the GPS to any position you like, but because the arm is around 6 inches long and you can position it in some cantilevered positions there seems to be some bounce to the GPS when the bike hits bumps or rough road which is understandable but the bounce doesn't make the GPS unreadable. On a scale of 1 to 10 I would give it a 9 due to the bounce, the cost is reasonable @ $16.84 + shipping.


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When I first bought my RGU I used the double ball from Ram MOunt and two short arms. I could not get the single arm mount to move far enough back for a good view while riding. That solved the viewing problem, but then with the double ball there was an increase in height. I added a detachable EZ Pass holder to the RAM mount. I'll have to go to their website and check out your set up; it may be shorter. And yes, you're right about the vibration. You have to really crank down on those handles to keep it tight.


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I put a 100 miles on the bike yesterday and this is my review of the double socket swivel arm by RAM Mounts. It works great when it comes to positioning the GPS to any position you like, but because the arm is around 6 inches long and you can position it in some cantilevered positions there seems to be some bounce to the GPS when the bike hits bumps or rough road which is understandable but the bounce doesn't make the GPS unreadable. On a scale of 1 to 10 I would give it a 9 due to the bounce, the cost is reasonable @ $16.84 + shipping.
You can minimize some of the vibration by rotating the ball (mount on the bars), ~90 degrees and pivot the mount 90 degrees off the ball. In fact you could rotate everything around the bar somewhat to minimize the length of the arm. Pulling the weight closer to the bar. Maybe not explaining it well, but think of it as "wrapping" the mount around the bar vs sticking straight out. I run the straight Ram mount and tuck it in as tight as possible without any issues at all with vibration.
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I'm running the single Ram & have no problems.


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Re: RAM Double Socket Swivel Arm

added this today it's called an aviation glare screen mount seems to work very well will see how it does after a few days of riding
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I'm running the single Ram & have no problems.
I have the short single RAM mount too but it will not give the positioning options that the double arm does. I would say it would be a trade off between positioning or stability.


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