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    Default ram mount ball for tri axis bars

    Does any know If I can put a ram mount ball on the existing tri axis bolt or will I need to get a longer one. If so, where??? I understand that it is a specialty bolt. I have seen some clam on ram mounts but they are between $100 and $150. Thanks for the information.

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    Under the upper rubber plug is a M6 threaded hole. RAM makes an M6 ball, but I think the thread is too short. I used their female M6 threaded ball and put a 2" M6 threaded stud in and it left about 1" exposed for use. Made a fine GPS mount, plenty of strength.

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    I did the same thing with an M6 stud through a RAM ball and it was $11 vs. the more expensive options. Been holding on for the last several thousand miles without coming loose.

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    I used a RAM angle ball and a M6 bolt with lock and rubber washer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flamewinger View Post
    I used a RAM angle ball and a M6 bolt with lock and rubber washer.

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    What are those bolt head covers you're using? I've been wanting to cover the bolt heads but haven't come up with anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IdahoMtnSpyder View Post
    What are those bolt head covers you're using? I've been wanting to cover the bolt heads but haven't come up with anything.
    I got a set of 5 IPS bolt covers from Lamonster Garage. I used 2 of them for this. I have 3 that I'm still trying to figure out how to use.

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    Go here...https://store.valueaccessories.net/S...ompatible.aspx ...this is what I'm using now, order it with the Ram Balls and You can use a Ram Ball extension arm or two or three.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Revalden View Post
    Go here...https://store.valueaccessories.net/S...ompatible.aspx ...this is what I'm using now, order it with the Ram Balls and You can use a Ram Ball extension arm or two or three.
    This doesn't mount to the handlebars. It mounts to the top of the dash and makes using the added device unreachable. I have both and mount a CB in the center of the bars as it's a better place than on top of the dash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flamewinger View Post
    I used a RAM angle ball and a M6 bolt with lock and rubber washer.

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    Thanks for the info. Unfortunately, my GPS is located in that spot and I was looking to run a ball off one of the side bolts

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbdola View Post
    Does any know If I can put a ram mount ball on the existing tri axis bolt or will I need to get a longer one. If so, where??? I understand that it is a specialty bolt. I have seen some clam on ram mounts but they are between $100 and $150. Thanks for the information.

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