Sat Nav or Phone holder

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Sat Nav or Phone holder

Post by OldEssexman » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:14 am

I have had my sat nav mounted on a Ram ball on my brake master cylinder for a while but I have never been very happy with it. It puts the sat nav a bit too close to me and, I am concerned about possible stresses and strains to the master cyclinder with all the shaking about on our beautifully smooth roads - ha!

I have just fitted one of these
https://taiwanbigscootershop.com/produc ... ted-system
which puts the sat nav just where I want it, directly in front of me and at a comfortable distance. The unit is not cheap and, in the UK, there is VAT and Parcelforce handling fee to pay which adds about 20 quid on top but it is well made, fits well and, so far so good, appears robust.
I spent some time looking for a suitable mounting bracket, this is the only one I've found so far.

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Re: Sat Nav or Phone holder

Post by Meldrew » Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:29 am

That's quite a nifty centrally mounted set up. I didn't like the RAM ball mount I had on my Silver Wing either, the combined weight of my sat nav, Touratech sat nav holder, and RAM arm was too much for the screws holding it.

With DCL, UPS, and DPD deliveries so common now, I'd quite forgotten about the licenced bandits at Parcelforce.

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Re: Sat Nav or Phone holder

Post by kayz1 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:17 pm

Did they not add the 25% tariff to it...???...

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Re: Sat Nav or Phone holder

Post by OldEssexman » Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:13 am

What 25% tariff?

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Re: Sat Nav or Phone holder

Post by kayz1 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:53 am

Ram mount,,,made in America i always thought..EU; tariff on American goods..or does it not yet work that way?

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Re: Sat Nav or Phone holder

Post by The Bern » Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:57 pm

kayz1 wrote:Ram mount,,,made in America i always thought..EU; tariff on American goods..or does it not yet work that way?
I think it's variable Lyn, IIRC it's a 31% tariff on Hardlet Davidsons mase in the USA, hence why they are opening factories in Europe & Asia
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Re: Sat Nav or Phone holder

Post by kayz1 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:02 pm

31%...that's good, it at least shows him he can not push every body around. Any way the CIA will bump him off soon like they did Kennedy so i was told :lol:

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Re: Sat Nav or Phone holder

Post by The Bern » Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:18 pm

kayz1 wrote:31%...that's good, it at least shows him he can not push every body around. Any way the CIA will bump him off soon like they did Kennedy so i was told :lol:
Ere Yer go bud ...... https://www.wsj.com/articles/harley-dav ... 1529927301
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Re: Sat Nav or Phone holder

Post by Scootypuff snr » Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:08 am

OldEssexman

that looks a good find,is it model specific (I know it says AN-650) but does the bracket hook over by adjustment and just bespoke machining added by company

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Re: Sat Nav or Phone holder

Post by OldEssexman » Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:29 am

Not sure I understand the question. Yes, it is model-specific. Two existing screws at the front of the dash hold it on and there are two arms that grip the top of the dash. These arms are adjustable but they fitted fine as they came out of the box. Ignore the big PDA holder jobby it comes with, I used the plate that fits to to fit my satnav bracket.


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