I just did the techmount and had to drill and rethread for the one inch ball mount for my gps. I'm sure with more searching I could have found one with the correct thread.There is/was a tapped nut available that replaces the stock one on the steering stem... threaded for a RAM ball. Or there was the Rambone, which was a bracket that attached to the two fuel tank bolts and had a longer rod pointing upwards between the handlebars..... don't think that one is available any more either, but you could get one made up.
I prefer my GPS more up and in front of me so I don't have to look away from the road much. On a dash shelf is perfect.
Death trap. I urge you to replace that block of wood with a piece of aluminum. When that chunk of wood fatigues and breaks off and wedges itself in your steering unexpectedly...That is similar concept to the Rambone, which extended further up.......
I've searched in the forum for this topic, with no success. If this topic has been addressed in another thread, my apologies for my poor search skills … I am wanting to mount a RAM ball on the stem nut of my FJR. I have found two approaches (if there are more, please post info) …...www.fjrowners.com
Chris, I mount two devices: my cell phone on the left and a dedicated cell phone on the right (no sim card) just to run Tom/Tom software. The phone on the right can't make calls, but it can connect to my cell phone via WiFi to get traffic information. Power supply comes from the power connection in the lockable storage in the fairing. (cables run out the botto of that compartment and over to each device.)Does anyone know of a way to mount a RAM Ball Mount to the centre of the handlebars/ steering stem?
There may not be enough "room" on the backside of a standard stem nut. Also, not sure how much money you would save knowing Yamaha OEM pricesI appreciate all the replies. Saw the second post. Might just buy another stem nut from Yamaha and drill/tap myself. seems like a simple mod.