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I saw a post on here where a guy had gone all out and bought all the nice fancy Ram Mount pieces to get a functional cellphone holder going. I'm notoriously cheap so I didn't really consider that an option and I had been just setting the phone to play some music and then throwing it under the rear seat while it was connected with bluetooth to my helmet.

But... in the interest of being able to see my 'Waze' app and navigation maps from time to time, I decided it was time to get a proper mount going. I was able to get my hands on a cheap Ram Mount gripper part.. I paid about 8 bucks for it. I cut the ball off of the mount and then put the bottom part of the mount in the mill to get a nice flat surface. I then dug up a scrap of aluminum and started rough machining by hand what I had in mind. I use an M6 bolt to attach the aluminum piece to the top of the triple tree. The bolt head was recessed and then I reused the factory black plastic cap from that bolt that used to be the clip-on handlebar indexing thingy.

I then made a recess for the 'stem' of the ram mount to sit down into the aluminum, and then drilled/tapped an M6 hole to hold it all together. Here are some pictures... it puts it in a pretty good spot where it doesn't hit anything when i move the fork stop to stop.. and it doesn't block use of the key or sight of the gauge package.

Not bad for a few bucks and about an hour of time...one day maybe I'll take it back apart and sand/polish it up nice.. but for now it works and doesn't look half bad.
 

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Thank you, good Sir.

I've only got a 'mini' lath and a 'mini' mill, but they sure are pretty nice to play around with.

I believe after I figure out the best/most cost efficient way of getting a solid reliable charging setup for this cellphone mount going, I'm gong to work on machining out some plates to move the foot controls back.

Very nice job! Nice to have a milling machine handy!
 

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Thank you, good Sir.

I've only got a 'mini' lath and a 'mini' mill, but they sure are pretty nice to play around with.

I believe after I figure out the best/most cost efficient way of getting a solid reliable charging setup for this cellphone mount going, I'm gong to work on machining out some plates to move the foot controls back.

Did you see these? The design could be used as a starting point for yours, maybe?

http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/457-...11801-rearset-plates-stock-foot-controls.html
 
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