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    Ram GPS mount

    How does this work?
    http://65.102.174.116/rammount/produ...ber=RAM-B-345U

    Does it replace the clutch fluid cover or attach to the existing cover somehow?

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    Quote Originally Posted by twins4life View Post
    How does this work?
    http://65.102.174.116/rammount/produ...ber=RAM-B-345U

    Does it replace the clutch fluid cover or attach to the existing cover somehow?
    It replaces the existing clutch fluid reservoir cover.

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    Thank you.

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    And it works pretty well also.
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    This does NOT replace existing resevoir cover!

    Quote Originally Posted by GlobalRider View Post
    It replaces the existing clutch fluid reservoir cover.
    I hate to disagree but I just installed this on my R1200RT last weekend and it does not replace the existing clutch resevoir cover. It comes with some inserts and slightly longer screws and sits on top of the existing resevoir cover. See the below for a post I made with pictures to show it....

    Twins...I bought this locally here in Austin from a guy...worked with me and he seems like a nice guy. I'm not affiliated with him, just ran across him on the RAM website as he's an official dealer...anyway...just wanted to clarify from what I knew...

    Quote Originally Posted by gabentx View Post
    I bought the RAM reservoir cover ball (easy install), arm & cradle from here. This is a self-business that the guy (Barry) rides himself. Didn't know him before I ordered but he went out of his way to bring the parts up to north austin instead of dealing with shipping them for me. On the weekends he rides around providing motorcyle EMS services...pretty cool stuff.

    Anyway, I bought the power cable here. It looked different then the one listed above as it was fused. If the other is pre-fused then that was a better deal.

    I bought the CF card from Walgreens as listed above....

    I posted pictures of my mount for someone on the SportTouring Forum here just look for my same username and there are 3 attached pictures...

    Hope this helps...

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    Gabe, I'll find out soon enough as I have one ordered. Got it off the net as I ordered it before seeing your post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gabentx View Post
    I hate to disagree but I just installed this on my R1200RT last weekend and it does not replace the existing clutch resevoir cover. It comes with some inserts and slightly longer screws and sits on top of the existing resevoir cover. See the below for a post I made with pictures to show it....
    Well I hate to disagree.

    If we are talking about the RAM-B-345U it looks like this (from the RAM web site)...



    ...and as far as I can tell from the above pic, that cover is flush with the rest of the clutch reservoir housing.

    The pics that JustKruzen posted on BMWSportTouring is something completely different and looks like its been pieced together using RAM parts.

    Anyway, I chose to be more creative and made my own RAM mount for my GS Adventure...


    Simple, eh? The RAM-B-345U came out after my creation (I wonder where they got that idea), but at under $20 for that cover/ball, I was wondering about the quality of the RAM casting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlobalRider View Post
    Well I hate to disagree.

    If we are talking about the RAM-B-345U it looks like this (from the RAM web site)...

    ...and as far as I can tell from the above pic, that cover is flush with the rest of the clutch reservoir housing.

    The pics that JustKruzen posted on BMWSportTouring is something completely different and looks like its been pieced together using RAM parts.

    Simple, eh? The RAM-B-345U came out after my creation (I wonder where they got that idea), but at under $20 for that cover/ball, I was wondering about the quality of the RAM casting.
    I guess the picture can be confusing but I do know from personal experience just last weekend that this does not replace the existing cover. I don't know who JustKruzen is but look for my screenname on the link to the other thread and you will see 3 photos attached to the thread. Just to avoid confusion I will attach them here as well...
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    Pic 2
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    The finished mount...
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    Finally...here's the description from the MountingInnovations website listed above:

    RAM-B-345U
    Motorcycle Reservoir Cover with Center Ball

    Center Ball Reservoir Adaptor fits cleanly over your existing reservoir cover and is a one piece design.

    Made of Die Cast aluminum with an over molded rubber ball,

    Installation is simple and all necessary hardware is included.

    Compatible Motorcycle Models Listfor the RAM-B-345 click here

    And...just to top it off...here's the instructions to install from Ram themselves...CLICK HERE

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    That one is different from mine where the ball is off the "inside" toward the cluster on mine. It was a complete replacement.



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    Quote Originally Posted by gabentx View Post
    I guess the picture can be confusing but I do know from personal experience just last weekend that this does not replace the existing cover.
    The one you've pictured clearly doesn't replace the cover, but then what you've mounted isn't what is shown on the RAM site.

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    Everybody might be right. There are several different mounts to fit the master cylinders - left and right.

    One replaces the cover, and has a ball roughly in its center. This is the first one asked about in this thread and shown in #7. One replaces the cover and has the ball off to one side ( pictured in # 12). One is a metal plate that does not replace but mounts above the OEM cover supported on little spacers and retained with longer screws, (pictured in # 8). I have had both the second and third types.
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    The one that arrived is not a replacement cover. This one sits on top of the original and uses longer screws.

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