Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Halifax, NS, Canada
Sorry, I should have been clearer about how to mount my home made unit. I had originally bought a RAM stem type mount before knowing the info shown in Sailor's pic. I realized I couldn't use the expanding type mount (the one you had a link to earlier in this thread) on the open center tubes you would find on the japanese bikes because of the telelever setup on my RS.
The unit I made up is epoxied to the top of the center cap (roundel removed) with VG quality epoxy. The aluminum ring is a 3mm slice of aluminum pipe with a 25mm ID. With a little polishing the aluminum looks as polished as the cap. I trimmed a RAM plastic mount (Stock # RPR-351-WBB-F $2.95) to fit inside the aluminum pipe and epoxied it in. After the epoxy dried, I sanded the base perfectly flat and then epoxied it to the cap.
It still allows me to remove the cap if I ever need to and is a very solid mount for my GPS. Second year for it and some bumpy roads and not a problem yet. My 'cheap' alternative cost me $3 and about an hour's worth of my time and I think looks better than the unit you bolt onto the clutch or brake reservoir.
Last edited by crowinthehouse; Aug 14th, 2012 at 7:24 am.
Reason: Extra info