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July 12, 2012

RAM Mounts for Handlebars

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.

RAP-274U

RAP-274U

RAP-274-1U

RAP-274-1U

RAM-B-149ZU

RAM-B-149ZU

RAM-B-149Z-2U

RAM-B-149Z-2U

RAP-SB-187U

RAP-SB-187U

 

 

 

November 7, 2010

Otterbox and Mounts in Harmony

Otterbox.  Best case you can buy.  I have dropped my iPhone on a cement floor with an Otterbox and not a scratch.  They are not cheap, but well worth the added expense in avoiding damage to your new $400 device.  Otterbox has been in business for a long time making custom cases for expensive devices.  The recommended model uses a plastic case covered with a rubber skin.  It comes with a screen protector and don’t worry, your iPhone or Droid will work with the screen protector.

Now the problem with Otterbox is that normal custom mounts will not work with the larger case surrounding your device.  A spring loaded cradle can be used to tightly (and we mean tightly) grasp your iPhone or Droid and keep it in place while riding.  As we all know, GPS capabilities are excellent on smartphones and somehow makes us feel so much better about plunking all that money down for that new expensive phone!

2-in-1 Mount for you and your passenger's Otterbox

2-in-1 Mount for you and your passenger’s Otterbox

Arkon's Cup Holder Mount with an iPhone and Otterbox

Arkon’s Cup Holder Mount with an iPhone and Otterbox

Arkon's Handlebar Mount with an Otterbox

Arkon’s Handlebar Mount with an Otterbox

RAM Motorcycle Mount with an iPhone and Otterbox

RAM Motorcycle Mount with an iPhone and Otterbox

June 20, 2010

iPhone 4s and 4 Car and Motorcycle Mount Options

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We figured it was a good time for a new blog posting on the iPhone 4s and 4.  When it comes to the iPhone 4, Apple describes it best so check this link out for technical specs.  When it comes to mounting options, there are a lots.  Most people will be using the iPhone 4 with a skin or case (Otterbox makes great cases).  There are excellent mounts available for iPhones with or without a skin.  There are excellent options to mount the iPhone 4 almost anyplace you want.

First we start with a motorcycle.  There are two types of options.  The first involves an expandable cradle, and they fit the iPhone 4 with or with a case / skin.  The second is a waterproof type.  We find that a lot of people might ride in the rain once in a while, and these are great to keep your device dry and secure.  There are also a lot of custom cradle mounts available.  To use these, your iPhone must be without any case or skin.

Within your car, the mounting options are endless.  We find that a lot of people buy car mounts for two reasons.  First, nobody likes their iPhone floating around on their passenger seat.  Second, you can use the iPhone 4 or 4s as a very capable GPS.  We find the cup holder and vent mounts make excellent choices.  We like the vent mount best for GPS users.

There are also a lot of specialty iPhone 4 or 4s mounts.  These specialty uses include wheelchairs, desks, tripods and microphone stands.

Motorcycle Handlebar Mount for Apple iPhone with a Case or Skin

Motorcycle Handlebar Mount for Apple iPhone with a Case or Skin

Weatherproof Handlebar Mount for Apple iPhone

Weatherproof Handlebar Mount for Apple iPhone

RAM Motorcycle Custom Mount for Apple iPhone 4s

RAM Motorcycle Custom Mount for Apple iPhone 4s

Tripod Top for an Apple iPhone

Tripod Top for an Apple iPhone

Car Suction Cup iPhone Mount

Car Suction Cup iPhone Mount

No Glue Sticky Dash or Desk iPhone Mount

No Glue Sticky Dash or Desk iPhone Mount

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