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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-07-2019, 07:00 PM Thread Starter
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Helibars and Techmount phone holder

So here’s my predicament...I installed Helibars on my 2015A today. Prior to this I’ve used a Techmount phone holder that replaced the steering stem nut with a Techmount steering stem that has a 17mm ball on the end of it. In the installation of the Helibars, I removed the Techmount steering stem nut and reinstalled the factory nut as I was planning on using a Ram Mount ball on the new Helibars setup...still with me? So, come to find out, I can’t seem to find a Ram mount stem, that will thread into the 3/8”x16 hole on the Helibars, that will support a 17mm ball that the Techmount phone holder requires. Has anyone run into this issue? I really like the Techmount phone holder and would prefer to stay with it.

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Yep. I ended up moving my Techmount to the clutch reservoir. There are adapters available, but can be really hard to find. Have you tried Techmount's website?



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Yep, I had run into it and my only resolve was to give a friend of mine the Techmount steering stem mount and holder. It seems only Techmount makes that size, although there are probably web sites that do. I never found them. But, I didn't look too hard. I bought the ram mount from Helibar and went with the GPS mount from Garmin. And moved my phone over to the clutch side.

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Just an update so I can put closure to this thread. I did find an adapter that allowed me to use the Ram mount ball on my Helibars plate, and connect it to my beloved Techmount phone holder. More or less it’s a B size ball to B ball coupler, and a B ball to 17mm ball adapter. Attached is a picture of the adapter and eBay item number in case someone needs it.
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So here’s my predicament...I installed Helibars on my 2015A today. Prior to this I’ve used a Techmount phone holder that replaced the steering stem nut with a Techmount steering stem that has a 17mm ball on the end of it. In the installation of the Helibars, I removed the Techmount steering stem nut and reinstalled the factory nut as I was planning on using a Ram Mount ball on the new Helibars setup...still with me? So, come to find out, I can’t seem to find a Ram mount stem, that will thread into the 3/8”x16 hole on the Helibars, that will support a 17mm ball that the Techmount phone holder requires. Has anyone run into this issue? I really like the Techmount phone holder and would prefer to stay with it.
$8.50 from Amazon. Search for B00184OV8O
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So here’s my predicament...I installed Helibars on my 2015A today. Prior to this I’ve used a Techmount phone holder that replaced the steering stem nut with a Techmount steering stem that has a 17mm ball on the end of it. In the installation of the Helibars, I removed the Techmount steering stem nut and reinstalled the factory nut as I was planning on using a Ram Mount ball on the new Helibars setup...still with me? So, come to find out, I can’t seem to find a Ram mount stem, that will thread into the 3/8”x16 hole on the Helibars, that will support a 17mm ball that the Techmount phone holder requires. Has anyone run into this issue? I really like the Techmount phone holder and would prefer to stay with it.
$8.50 from Amazon. Search for B00184OV8O
Yeah, the B ball you quoted from Amazon is the issue. You can’t get a 17mm ball with 3/8” stud so you have to use the adapter I listed above so it works with the B size ball that installs in the Helibar plate.

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