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post #1 of 19 Old 10-05-2018, 09:38 PM Thread Starter
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double Ram ball Roundel

Thanks Arizona Jim!
He custom made a double ram ball which enables me to have music, phone,waze, gps on one phone and V1 app (no cell service) on the 2nd.
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Sorry, I read double ramball and my brain said double rainbow

Great work @Arizona Jim;
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Thats very cool, nice workmanship! Trying not to be a Monday morning quarterback or anything, did you consider the wunderlich ram ball adapters for the handlebars? They call it a Multipod adapter,(1251269) goes in place of the bolt holding the handle part of your bars on, and you can screw a ram ball to it, you end up in pretty well the same location as you ended up.

Mostly information for other people who might want something similar but don't have a machinist handy.

I would post a link however it appears that is outside my current ability....MultiPod Adaptor (#1250269) K1600 GT 1250269 | BMW Wunderlich America

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How's the road vibrations using this from the roundel?
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Thats very cool, nice workmanship! Trying not to be a Monday morning quarterback or anything, did you consider the wunderlich ram ball adapters for the handlebars? They call it a Multipod adapter,(1251269) goes in place of the bolt holding the handle part of your bars on, and you can screw a ram ball to it, you end up in pretty well the same location as you ended up.

Mostly information for other people who might want something similar but don't have a machinist handy.

I would post a link however it appears that is outside my current ability....MultiPod Adaptor (#1250269) K1600 GT 1250269 | BMW Wunderlich America

OR IS IT!!! AHA!
thanks, I have seen those bolts but the module that attaches is big bux, and I would want two of them.
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How's the road vibrations using this from the roundel?
that's a very good question, I will have to get back to you on that. fingers crossed

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thanks, I have seen those bolts but the module that attaches is big bux, and I would want two of them.
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Sorry, I wasn't clear. You just buy the bolt adapter, (28$) then thread a standard ball mount to it. In case someone wants two mounts, as you have, they would buy two mounts and put one on each side with a ball on each one. You would then use the short ram mount adapters instead of the long ones you currently have.

I think the adapters are about the only thing from wunderlich that isn't overpriced!

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How's the road vibrations using this from the roundel?
You remove the roundel and screw this unit into the steering head threads down below. The aluminum disc sets in the roundel counterbore and provides more stability. Any movement would come from the long attachment arms.

If the unit I made breaks it’s got a lifetime warranty. Also seeing as how this is the first double ball construction I made, if need be I would come up with a more sturdy design.


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I don't have Jim's mount - but have similar from Jryan, another forum member.
No vibration to speak of; it's solid. No concerns about it ever wearing out or causing issues.

It's a no-brainer spot for a phone mount.
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You remove the roundel and screw this unit into the steering head threads down below. The aluminum disc sets in the roundel counterbore and provides more stability. Any movement would come from the long attachment arms.

If the unit I made breaks its got a lifetime warranty. Also seeing as how this is the first double ball construction I made, if need be I would come up with a more sturdy design.
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that's a very good question, I will have to get back to you on that. fingers crossed
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I don't have Jim's mount - but have similar from Jryan, another forum member.
No vibration to speak of; it's solid. No concerns about it ever wearing out or causing issues.

It's a no-brainer spot for a phone mount.
i am pleased to report that there is very little to no vibration, and I went up and down through the RPM's, I was on decent road surface, but the mounts are very solid. The rubber coated ram balls make a very study connection. The roundel mount is rock solid and came with two nuts to be able to adjust the balls to mount horizontally.

Next will be a V1 mount, then then tap into the Alpine output for my 3rd input to my audio system (autocom)
Phone1 (google map, waze, music, phone, weather, (forum))
Phone2 (V1 app, backup maps, music, with hotspot)
BMW audio (Nav V, BMW music, XM on volume wheel)

then start wiring,
power and audio out to the phones
power and BT dongle for V1
power to the Autocom, and inputs to Autocom
switched power tap for power relay to fused direct to battery.

but bench test all first, only waiting for the Alpine out put male and female connectors for a patch cord.

thanks again Jim!
very happy to be here,

although a little sad that I can't have as seamless an audo solution as I had on my K1200. There the V1, phone, 9-disc player, single disc player, XM, AM/FM, intercom, CB (lol) and any other Aux all centralized by the BMW audio system, all vol could be controlled by the handlebar vol switch (and auto raise and lower with speed)

But I hope to have a very usable wired system to enjoy. Then I may explore wireless.

thanks! (and a pic of the mounts w/o phones)
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