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You can use RAM mounts check ebay I didn't install one but did a lot of research. You will have to get the mount on handle bar. Well not really it will go through your brake fluid bolts. Thats the only way you can mount it will set you back about $50.

Here it is : 1. RAM Mounts (RAM-B-309-7U) Motorcycle Handlebar Combination Base for Brake/Clutch Reservoir
2. Ram Mount Composite Short Double Socket Arm for 1-Inch Ball Bases
3. Ram Mount Cradle Holder for Universal X-Grip Cellphone/iPhone with 1-Inch Ball

I hope this works and do your own research before you pull the trigger.
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hey guys. I'm hoping someone can help.


so you know the single hex bolt on the upper side of the gas tank, part number 90111-06117-00 (pic below). I'm wondering how I (we) can find the exact thread placement and size to properly match it up with some RAM Mount "tough ball threaded posts" similar to the second pic below? RAM mount has about 30 different threadings and I think if this could be matched up, it would look a hellofa lot better than all the other mounts we could use, given we can't do a stem-mount.


http://www.rammount.com/search/tough-ball?page=2&utf8=✓


anyone good at matching up thread spacing without having any available information on the internet? I'm thinking of taking out the bolt from the R3 and running over to the hardware store and making one of those guys find out the spacing, buy a single bolt from them, see if it threads into the bike, if so, then buy the ram mount tough-ball with that same size. I'll post if I find a match, but I hoping someone has already thought of this and can share their knowledge.


thanks!
 

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ok so the screw/bolt is an exact M6 1 X 20mm (6mm thick, 1mm pitch of threading, and 20mm thread length.


I've measured the little tank crevice and it will hold a 1" ball, but I'm not sure if the RAM stem has enough room to go around it. That will be a tight fit...plus considering being able to get down there to tighten the stem screw.


Here's what I'm thinking....


RAM-B-273-M6U - RAM BASE W/ M6 HOLE HEX & 1" BALL (female)
RAM-B-201-SU - RAM SEC DBL SOCKET ARM FOR 1" BALL
RAM-HOL-UN7BU - X-GRIP UNIVERSAL HOLDER W/ 1" BALL


I'll need to buy a new bolt to start from underneath the tank and feed the bolt up into the female RAM base. I figure this would be a M6 1 X 25mm in length...


Before I start this work, anyone with a 1" ram ball and stem can check it it'll even fit in the tank crevice for me?


thanks!
 

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Okay.....


So this is what I was able to come up with....


Parts:
- Get yourself a M6 - 1x40mm double ended stud (basically a headless screw). They're hard to find and if you give up like I did, just go buy a regular M6-1x40mm screw/bolt and hacksaw off the head. I recommend you buy a bolt too so you can twist it through the threads after you saw it. A dremel saw will work as well. Just make sure you saw as clean as possible (I used the bolt head as a guide to keep the line straight).


- A washer that is the same size as the tank bolt (sorry, I found one in my tool box and it was perfect but I don't know the size...maybe 1/4 inch??)


- Buy the RAM 1" ball with the internal female thread.


- Buy a RAM stem for it


- Buy a device holder.


Procedure:
- Unscrew the front tank bolt (like my pic on the second post).


- Screw in the double ended bolt into the RAM ball, place a washer on, then screw it in where the tank bolt was. The washer is to keep the rubber washer from expanding.


- once you think it's tight, use a 5/16 open ended wrench to screw it in even tighter from the RAM female stem. (just make sure it's very tight)


(you'll notice the ball is right up against the tank and you'd think there's no room for the RAM mount stem piece, but don't fret)


- Get the RAM mount stem around the ball. It won't quite fit into the ball molds yet but hang on, get it as far as you can for now.


- Put your device holder on the other end of the RAM mount stem.


- Now start screwing in the RAM mount stem (tighten it) until both RAM balls (yeah sure, pun intended lol) are secure, but movable. Don't tighten it all the way, you'll need to make your angle adjustments next.


(as you move the stem around the balls, you'll notice the ball by the tank mount has sucked into their molds. The stem should be right up against the tank but not scratching it)


- now continue to tighten up the Ram mount stem until you essentially close the entire stem. You'll see now that the balls have been swished up in there pretty good and the mount is not movable. You'll also notice you are not (or may not) scratch the paint on your tank-mount-area-spot.


(if you do scratch up the plastic tank guard a little with tools or the mount. Just know that center-plastic tank part is only $35 to replace should you want to remove the RAM mount later on and you did a real messy job on this install ;) ).


This should be it..... I don't think I did anything else to get this right. I had lots of trial and error while sorting out the double sided screw issue and the ball being against the tank, but I muscled through and it worked out very well. I did put in one small scratch on the center-tank plastic, but that was when I was removing the original tank bolt, my hex wrench slipped and the elbow did a small scrape. But luckily it was really small.


I also took the mount back off to assure the RAM mount stem wasn't scraping, and it wasn't. so double bonus there.


I've added some pics on the second time I reinstalled it so you can see what I'm talking about. Good luck peeps in your install.


Now....I won't be lost anymore wondering around the back canyons of SoCal :) For that, I am very happy!
 

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Nice, K.O. Never thought I'd need one of those, but now I think I might (minus the menthol stoagies... Lol). Good write-up!
 

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Nice, K.O. Never thought I'd need one of those, but now I think I might (minus the menthol stoagies... Lol). Good write-up!


haha. needed something to put in the holder for a quick pic. guess I probably should not promoted a cigarette brand though. I'll replace later with a gps in there...but that's another night :)


Thanks t-rav, This started as a small journey but I wasn't happy with anything on the bars or reservoir. I really wanted a centered mount and because you can't buy or make a center stem bolt (with the hole for easy mounting like you have on the r6, r1) you're left to some MacGyver type work. lol
 

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thank you for this post!! i have been looking for something exactly like this!!
 

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You're awesome KO... Thanks for this... I'm definitely going with what you did! Way better than trying to do the handle bars
 

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Looks good dangress. How was it done?
 

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Starting with the obvious parts, there's the RAM X mount which is attached to a short RAM arm which is attached to a RAM ball mount. I believe the ball mount is their number RAM-B-367BU. I just ran a longer bolt into the hole that was vacated by the clip-on retaining bolt and that was that.

Dan
 

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Hey guys I found a much easier way to mount your phones using a RAM mount in my opinion. I just picked up the RAM x grip mount with the U bolt connector addition but didn't end up even using the U bolts. I simply took these two screws that were included in the package which had the same exact threads as the screws securing the front brake reservoir (but significantly longer) and simply mounted it straight to the front brake. The bolts included are a little bit too long which generally would have meant it wouldn't fit but to fix this I simply threw two washers and a larger bore nut on the bolts too to act like spacers. The mount is extremely stable and it was extremely easy to do, not a wiggle while flying on the highway. I threw some pictures below, was considering making my own thread but here seemed fine. Also! for anyone interested in making videos without a go pro, with this location the iPhone is in a perfect location to capture video during your ride, I've gotten it as such that it captures the road in front of me AND my speedometer
 

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One of my mates drilled the inner out of the main frontfork screw and drilled threat in it( European M6 ) to fit his mount in.
 

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The bolts included are a little bit too long which generally would have meant it wouldn't fit but to fix this I simply threw two washers and a larger bore nut on the bolts too to act like spacers.

+1 on this RAM mount, thank you. I read your post and purchased it. Right out of the bag, it fit perfect. Why did you use a chrome bolt and washers as spacers? The mount comes with two black plastic spacers that work perfectly!
Put the two black plastic spacers on last (smooth, rounded side out) then insert the long bolt & tighten down, looks much cleaner.
 

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Starting with the obvious parts, there's the RAM X mount which is attached to a short RAM arm which is attached to a RAM ball mount. I believe the ball mount is their number RAM-B-367BU. I just ran a longer bolt into the hole that was vacated by the clip-on retaining bolt and that was that.

Dan
Can you tell me what kind of scew/bolt you used? And what tool you used to take out the bolt that already was in the motorcycle?

Like length, and what kind of thread you used to get it through the ball mount.
Thanks
 
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