We have been selling mounts from RAM for many years. They make great mounts which carry a manufacturer lifetime warranty. They make a lot of mounts. We mean a LOT of mounts. Sometimes the selection can be daunting and we thought a blog posting on the various handlebar models would help to highlight the different types and purposes. Their products range from simply handlebar mounts for bicycles to metal mounts for motorcycles and ATVs.
First up are the mounts most suitable for bicycles. The RAP-274U is a simple plastic mount that fits bars up to an inch. It will fit RAM’s cradles that use the two hole diamond adapter on the back. To attach to your handlebar, simply remove the screw and nut on the bottom, slip over your handlebar and reattach the screw and nut. The RAP-274-1U also fits the holders with diamond adapter. These use included 7″ long cable ties to attach to your handlebar. The cable ties are industry standard and you can easily replace them with the same ones that you can buy in any hardware store.
RAM offers many mounting options for motorcycle handlebars. We find most motorcycle handlebars fall into the 1-1.25″ diameter range and the mounts that we will discuss all fit this range of diameters. The most popular motorcycle handlebar mount is the RAM metal u-bolt mount, part RAM-B-149ZU and is available in 1.75, 3 and 6 inch arm lengths. A variation to the RAM-B-149ZU is the RAM-B-149Z-2U which adds a metal strap option for handlebar diameters up to 3.15″. Lastly, RAM makes a handy economical model called the RAP-SB-187U. This one is constructed of plastic and will use a strap to attach to your handlebar. It fits handlebars to 2.58 inches. All of these motorcycle mounts have a diamond adapter to fit RAM cradles. Some can also be fitted with square or round adapters for other cradles or special situations.