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RAM Fork Stem Mount
on: April 23, 2015, 06:03:20 AM
anyone installed this RAM Fork Stem Mount?

will it fit under the risers with the bar there?



http://www.rammount.com/part/RAM-B-176-A-UN7U

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Re: RAM Fork Stem Mount
Reply #1 on: April 23, 2015, 06:08:15 AM
In Tartiflette we trust

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Re: RAM Fork Stem Mount
Reply #2 on: April 23, 2015, 06:14:23 AM
I'm all for asymmetry...lol, but I would like this to be as centered as possible. I'm thinking it will fit under there, as the ball comes out flat, and at an angle.

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Re: RAM Fork Stem Mount
Reply #3 on: April 23, 2015, 11:36:13 PM
I've seen this set-up on two different bikes on this forum (without the X-grip though). Only problem is that it may interfere with a tank bag. I have it waiting to be installed this weekend, I just need to set some time aside as the handlebars have to be removed.

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Re: RAM Fork Stem Mount
Reply #4 on: April 24, 2015, 08:29:14 PM
I would love to see a pic of one installed on bike.  I do have the bmw tankbag and could see it interfering as well

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Re: RAM Fork Stem Mount
Reply #5 on: April 24, 2015, 09:22:00 PM
I am attaching pics of a GPS mounted on a RAM ball using both short and medium stems. I have the Wunderlich tank bag mounted.

These are probably not the perfect photos you want to see, but hopefully it may give you some idea.

These show the short stem

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Re: RAM Fork Stem Mount
Reply #6 on: April 24, 2015, 09:22:51 PM
and the medium stem

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Re: RAM Fork Stem Mount
Reply #7 on: April 24, 2015, 09:24:53 PM
the 2 'stems'

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Re: RAM Fork Stem Mount
Reply #8 on: January 11, 2018, 08:49:24 AM
*Originally Posted by valter [+]
anyone installed this RAM Fork Stem Mount?
will it fit under the risers with the bar there?

http://www.rammount.com/part/RAM-B-176-A-UN7U
I did this last night, but I do not recommend it. I had the part from a former bike, so I was motivated to make it work. But the problem here is that the handlebar is in the path for inserting this base into the stem hole.

My solution was to cut away part of the base as shown in these pictures, then smooth the cut edges with a file. The material seems to be Aluminum (magnet would not stick) so I see no need to paint that area as it will not rust and is somewhat concealed.
The end result is good with the mount base, arm/stem and holder perfectly centered.
Now I need to find a 9" (23 cm) windscreen to protect the phone from bug hits.

I do not plan to use a tank bag, so the current clearance from the tank is good.

But if I was starting anew, I would just use the Handlebar Clamp Base with M8 Screw.
Last Edit: January 11, 2018, 09:14:39 AM by jdr

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Re: RAM Fork Stem Mount
Reply #9 on: April 29, 2019, 01:24:05 AM
*Originally Posted by jdr [+]
I did this last night, but I do not recommend it. I had the part from a former bike, so I was motivated to make it work. But the problem here is that the handlebar is in the path for inserting this base into the stem hole.

My solution was to cut away part of the base as shown in these pictures, then smooth the cut edges with a file. The material seems to be Aluminum (magnet would not stick) so I see no need to paint that area as it will not rust and is somewhat concealed.
The end result is good with the mount base, arm/stem and holder perfectly centered.
Now I need to find a 9" (23 cm) windscreen to protect the phone from bug hits.

I do not plan to use a tank bag, so the current clearance from the tank is good.

But if I was starting anew, I would just use the Handlebar Clamp Base with M8 Screw.

Can you not unbolt the bars, move them slightly out of the way, fit this, and then reinstall the bars? the way the base sits, it looks like it would work?